450 Avenue Rd.
Shade’s Mills Nature Centre
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$35 – $95
Wild Wee Ones is a nature play program for children ages 3 - 5 and their parent or guardians, taking place entirely outdoors exploring the fields and forests of Shades' Mills CA, rain or shine, hot or cold.
Each day is greeted with a welcome of each other and gratitude for the day. Through playing games and discovering together, explorers are challenged to go beyond the familiar. That through questioning the unfamiliar, explorers will learn to focus their attention, to ask why, to collaborate with peers, developing inquisitive confidence they will learn to answer themselves. It is through this journey together, in nature, that each explorer will challenge, investigate and answer developing fundamental skills and confidence, which will last a lifetime. In addition, the day is filled with art, song, dance, reading, storytelling, and much more.
The program is offered on Fridays from 9:30 -11:00 am. The first session is March 22, March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3 and May 10. The second session is May 17, May 24, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28. The registration fee covers a parent with one child between the ages of 3 to 5 years. You may register additional siblings (ages 3-5) for $35 per session. GRCA park members pay $65. Non-members pay $95 which includes park entrance fees on program days. Online registration closes a week before the first day of each session. For registration options after that date please email ShadesMillsNC@grandriver.ca.
To learn more about the Grand River Parks membership program:https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Park-memberships.aspx