July 11 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café

Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 10:00am–2:30pm

Location
St. Vincent Park
Address: 60 Blake Street

Check out Summer Fun Events at Barrie Parks for more outdoor fun!

Come out to this Nature Play Day for nature-based educational programming that offers a unique and immersive learning experience fostering a deep appreciation for the environment! Our free drop-in activities include:

  • Nature Play Trailer: Play with various natural and man-made loose parts that encourage young people to engage with the natural world in a free, unstructured, and creative manner.  
  • Self-Guided Nature Walks: Explore the park with a “Nat Pack” for a family-friendly adventure
  • Self-Guided Story Walks: Take a tour on our Story Walk of the summer
  • Nature Crafting station: Learn about nature while making a fun craft to take home

This event includes the Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café, structured for ages 2–8 and their families. This is not a drop-off activity; parents/guardians must remain on site. Kids can use their imagination to cook up all sorts of imaginary dishes and have fun getting their hands dirty while exploring and learning about nature. New to the Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café this year, the Driftwood Portable Sensory Garden allows kids to engage with the sensory nature of plants and discover the sights and smells of the garden. By incorporating live edible plants with play, children can experience various textures and learn about plants in a fun way.

All Upcoming Related Events

Check out Nature Play Days or Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café events at various Barrie parks around Barrie this summer! Upcoming dates and times are listed below. City partners including the Barrie Public Library and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority may be in attendance on select days.

Event NameTime & Location
July 22 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Centennial Beach
July 23 Nature Play Day1:00pm–2:30pm at Lampman Lane Park
Nature Takeover in Holly Park10:00am–2:00pm at Holly Park
July 25 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:30pm at St. Vincent Park
July 26 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Johnson’s Beach
July 29 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Minet’s Point Beach
July 30 Nature Play Day1:00pm–2:30pm at Lampman Lane Park
July 31 Nature Play Day10:00am–2:30pm at East Bayfield Park
August 1 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:30pm at St. Vincent Park
August 2 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Tyndale Beach
August 6 Nature Play Day1:00pm–2:30pm at Lampman Lane Park
August 8 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:30pm at St. Vincent Park
August 9 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–12:00pm at Centennial Beach
August 12 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Johnson’s Beach
Walk with Nature Barrie at Bear Creek Eco Park6:30pm–8:00pm at Bear Creek Eco Park
August 13 Nature Play Day1:00pm–2:30pm at Lampman Lane Park
August 14 Nature Play Day10:00am–2:30pm at Holly Community Park
August 15 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:30pm at St. Vincent Park
August 16 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–12:00pm at Minet’s Point Beach
August 19 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Centennial Beach
Walk with Nature Barrie at Wilkins Walk6:30pm–8:00pm at Wilkins Walk
August 20 Nature Play Day1:00pm–2:30pm at Lampman Lane Park
August 22 Nature Play Day and Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:30pm at St. Vincent Park
August 23 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–12:00pm at Johnson’s Beach
August 26 Sandy Shores Kitchen & Café10:00am–2:00pm at Centennial Beach

This event is weather-dependent. Prior to attending, please check this event listing to confirm if a cancellation notice has been posted.