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Little Explorers Playgroup

January 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Let’s explore the forest, walk in snowshoes or sled down a hill! Following our outdoor adventures, we’ll warm up inside with more imaginative play. (Please note the seasonal time changes. No playgroup in February)

Fee: $5 per child for Trail Pass Members and Non-Members; All Access Members: Free




Playgroup Tips for Families

  • Little Explorers is a drop-in style playgroup which allows children to be engaged in unstructured, outdoor play and gives parents a chance to meet other adults.  A staff member or volunteer will be available to answer questions, supply equipment, or lead a hike if desired. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Playgroup will be canceled if there is a risk of severe weather.  Watch the website for updates.
  • Any age is welcome to attend playgroup. Our average age range is 2-5 years old, but everyone benefits when there are children of all ages.
  • Our yard is stroller friendly near our play area. If we choose to go on a hike, we will also choose trails which are stroller friendly.
  • Winter Playgroup:

o   Playgroup will still plan to explore outside if the temperature are above 10 °F. If temperatures are too cold, families are welcome to play inside the children’s library and tunnel.  Indoor nature toys will be set-up in advance.

o   Participants will meet inside the main building for about 20 minutes of indoor play. At about 10:30, families will head outside but we stay close to the building. Families can come inside at any time based on their own needs.

o   If there is snow on the ground, families can sled or practice using Riveredge snowshoes. We also build snow animals, forts, and ice fish during the winter months.

  • What to Bring:

o   Both parents and children should be dressed for the weather. This might include: rain pants, rain coat, waterproof boots, hat, mittens, snow pants, thermal underwear, and wear anything which can get dirty

o   Extra change of clothes for each child (can be left in the car)

o   Snack and water bottle (optional, but strongly recommended)



January 14, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

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