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Early-Years Play

Early-Years Play

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.

  • Children Playing in Sandbox
  • Monarch On Purple Verbana Bloom
  • Camp Staff With Children In Circle Credit
  • Kippax Garden in Hendrie Park in Bloom
  • Hendrie Park Pink Jolie Veranda Rose

Oaks & Acorns Nature Play

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

Please note, all programs that involve children over the age of 2 years, youth, or vulnerable populations will require all involved staff, volunteers, and participants to wear a face covering for the duration of the program, both indoors and outdoors. 

Held Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings behind the Nature Centre in our Nature Play Space, this nature-based program for 2-5 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 physical distancing. 

Program Dates

Early-Fall Session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

October 12 to November 21, 2020

Registration coming soon!
Late-Fall Session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Dates TBD

Registration coming soon!

Pricing and Registration

Pre-registration is required for all early-years programming, available online via the links above. If you have any questions about the registration process, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext 270.

Type of Registration Price
Session Pass
One day per week for the duration of the season
$100/child (+ Service Fee)
Single Program $18/child (+ Service Fee)
  • 15 children maximum per program 
  • Pre-Registration is required 
  • Please Note: this is not a drop off program, you must stay with your child for the duration of the program 
  • $100 per child for 6-week Session Pass 
  • $18 per child for a single program 
  • All fees include complimentary admission for 1 parent/caregiver 
  • Program fee includes admission to all RBG garden areas for the day.

RBG Members receive 10% off when using the RBG Experiences (courses and programs) discount code, sent with the latest digital edition of Paradise Found (August), or in your Membership purchase / renewal paperwork.

More Family Fun

Every trip to RBG is a whole new adventure! Whether you’re visiting an interactive exhibit, learning a new skill, or just exploring the great outdoors, RBG offers year-round experiences that bring your family closer to nature.