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Upcoming Closure: the Arboretum will be closed to the public Monday May 29. All other garden areas remain open.

Oaks and Acorns Nature Play (outdoors)

Date & Time:

Saturdays, July 17 to August 28, 9:30 a.m.


Arboretum (16 Old Guelph Road)


Courses and Programs, Family-Friendly


1 to 2 Hours


Ticketed Event, Pre-Registration Required

Event Description

RBG offers outdoor education programs for little explorers! Join us with your 2 to 5 year old throughout the year for fun and games as we explore and learn about our natural world.

Move, create, and discover during our morning early-years programs for children and caregivers. 

Held Saturday mornings behind the Nature Centre in our Nature Play Space, this nature-based program for 2 to 5 year-olds is designed to inspire a life-long love of nature and the outdoors.  Explore the natural world together through nature walks, storytelling, imaginative and loose parts play, and hands-on discovery, with all programs modified for safe outdoor interaction. This program takes place entirely outdoors.

The health and safety of participants and staff at RBG is our highest priority. Families will be required to complete a  COVID-19 screening, to be done online at home, the morning of their attendance in an Oaks and Acorns program. Adults and staff will be required to keep face coverings or masks on for the duration of the program.  

Pre-Registration is required for these programs. Registration opens June 16, 12 p.m.

Please Note: this is not a drop off program, you must stay with your child for the duration of the program

Available  Saturdays*. Sign up for a single day or a session pass!
* Please note: Oaks and Acorns will not be held on Saturday, July 31.

  • July 17
  • July 24
  • August 7
  • August 14
  • August 21
  • August 28