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Weekend Nature Play

Explore, experience and play with nature. Take part in hands-on projects, crafts, games, loose parts play and more every weekend. 

The Children's Garden in spring. Image: Kaushik Biswas
Top image caption: Image: Kaushik Biswas

This unique and dynamic program and space requires parents and guardians to supervise their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities alongside our team of Nature Play Animators.

The Children’s Garden is suitable for children and families of all ages as it inspires them to use their imagination in open-ended play and contribute to the care and stewardship of the space.

Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.

Themes respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials available. Most importantly, our program is a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Every weekend visitors will have access to sand and water play, loose parts, greenhouse and urban agriculture zones, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook or Nature ID guide!

Please note: The Children's Garden is only available to the public on weekends. It is closed during the week for pre-registered programming.

January Monthly Theme: Fire

Closeup of firepit at the Brick Works

Join us for play, art and stewardship activities as we embrace all things wintry related during our month of Fire in the Children's Garden. Weekends in January we'll be exploring the season through the celebration of fire as we share in the wonder of cold days, bright sunshine and starry nights! It will be a month of discovering incredible survival strategies and fireside crafts as we learn about our place in the energy cycle and the magic of the flame!  

February Monthly Theme: Hibernation

Child playing in hibernation in the Children's Garden

Join us for play, art and stewardship activities as we embrace all things wintry related during our month of Hibernation in the Children's Garden. Weekends in February we'll be exploring the return of the light and learning about the animals who have made their winter homes under the snow, in the earth and beneath our waterways. Join us for seasonal celebrations and warm up by our campfire! 

Children's Garden Revamp

We recently completed phase one of revitalizing our beloved Children's Garden. Learn more about the project on our blog, and stay tuned for phase two in spring/summer 2019!

February 18 | Family Day in the Children’s Garden

Join us on Family Day Monday as we share in our annual Stone Soup with warm food and storytelling. Bring your own vegetable to contribute to the soup and join our nature play animators in free play in the Children’s Garden.

Dates & Times

Sun 10am3pm
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 10am3pm
Holidays 11am3pm

Summer Hours: 10am-4pm (Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day)
Winter Hours: 10am-3pm (Thanksgiving Day to Victoria Day)
Holiday Hours: 11am-3pm 

The Children's Garden is only available to the public on weekends. It is closed during the week for pre-registered programming.

Open February 14th (Family Day) from 11am-3pm.

Prices & Fees

$5 per child suggested donation

Contact

Evergreen at info@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 

Location

Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

Children's Garden at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.