Creating Family Memories is our Mission at Eckert's, we offer a variety of fun and educational learning opportunities throughout the year for kids to enjoy.

You’ll find plenty of fun things for kids to do throughout the year during our Breakfast with Santa, Easter Egg-Citement, Daddy-Daughter Dinner and Mommy-Son Date Night events as well as cooking classes and much more!


These hands-on classes will boost your child’s confidence and willingness to help outin the kitchen as we have fun learning about and making recipes with seasonal ingredients.

Kids Cooking Classes are ideal for ages 5-12. An adult chaperone is required to stay during the class, but we'll leave the cooking to the kids! There is no fee for the adult chaperone.

Mommy & Me Classes are ideal for ages 2-5 and will require a little help from Mom or Day! These hands on classes will give your budding chef a great stat in the kitchen. There is no fee for the adult.


For more information & to register a Cooking Class at Eckert's - please click here.  


fun thyme cooking birthday party

Whip up loads of fun for your child's next birthday with our Fun Thyme Cooking Parties, which are offered year-round inside our Cooking Classroom in the Country Store. Your child and guests will delight in making their own meal.


Each child will have fun and learn some kitchen basics as he or she makes a meal (a main dish, side dish and smoothie) and decorates a cupcake. Parties are appropriate for 4 to 12 year olds and are two hours long - the first hour the children cook and the second hour is for eating and opening gifts. Eckert's provides post-card invitations. Parties can accommodate up to 25 children. Food and soft drinks may be ordered for adults. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the party. For more information or to make reservations please contact Adina at or by calling (618) 233-0513 x 2763.

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kids eat free!


Did you know that kids eat FREE every Thursday in our Country Restaurant?!? Yep, receive one FREE kids meal when one adult entree is purchased at regular price. No coupon necessary.

We've sweetened the deal even more!! When the Custard Shop is open (May-October) kids also receive a free kids cone or kids sundae with an adult purchase. Win, win!

Sounds like the perfect reason to leave the cooking to us on Thursday's.


fall fun

During apple and pumpkin seasons in September and October, kids activities on Saturdays and Sundays* include:

  • Carnival rides – all carnival rides & inflatables require ride tickets which can be purchased at the Fun Korral gate. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.
  • Petting farm – we have feed machines available that take quarters
  • Pony and camel rides – $6 each
  • Push pedal trikes
  • Sand boxes
  • Miniature golf

*There are no carnival or pony and camel rides Monday through Friday unless a festival is taking place on one of those days. All attractions are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled without notice.

For the most up-to-date crop information, check Eckert’s Crop Update and Seasonal Farming Page.


pick your own

A variety of homegrown crops are available for picking at our Belleville Farm May - December including Strawberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Vegetables, Apples, Pumpkins and Christmas Trees.

For the most up-to-date Pick-Your-Own information, check Eckert’s Crop Update and Seasonal Farming Page.

Come Visit the Belleville Farm!
Open Year-Round and less than 30 minutes from St. Louis!

951 South Green Mount Road
Belleville, IL 62220