Early Years Play Dates

This weekly, drop-in program encourages early years children (age 0-5) and their caregivers to spend quality time learning and playing together. Thoughtfully designed with your child’s development in mind, each Early Year’s Play Date helps children explore their senses, their environment, and relationships with those around them. Look out for weekly themes!

All programs are included in general admission. Admission can be purchased in advance online or by walk-in at our front desk!


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November 29, 2022 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Food Fun!

Who says you can’t play with your food? Explore all the fun smells, sounds, and textures of foods in this delicious play date! Dig in pasta and rice sensory bins, use fruits and vegetables as stamps, decorate a cake, and play with herb and spice scented playdough.

December 6, 2022 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Red & Green Playdate

Celebrate the holiday season with this festive playdate! Play in red and green sensory bins, paint a red and green masterpiece, and investigate red and green natural materials!

December 13, 2022 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Wonderful Wintertime

Winter is nearly here! Join us as we bring the winter weather inside! Build a snowman, investigate animal tracks through the snow, and make paper snowflakes to bring a piece of winter home with you!

December 20, 2022 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Festival of Light

Celebrate the holiday of joy and light and learn about the traditions of Hanukkah! Explore the interactions of oil and water, create art using loose parts, and dig through themed sensory bins to discover more about this special holiday! 

January 10, 2023 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Extended EY Play Date!

Play for even longer at our special extended EY play date! Scoop in colourful sensory bins, finger paint a masterpiece, and build with giant blocks! 

January 17, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Red & Gold Play Date

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and the Lunar New Year in this colourful play date! Make fireworks with chalk pastels, dance with ribbons, and explore new textures in red and gold sensory bins! 

January 24, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Arctic Adventure!

What is it like in the Arctic? Explore the sights and senses of the Arctic and paint using ice, build with “snow”, and investigate the footprints arctic animals leave behind! 

January 31, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Colourful Creations

Get creative in this colourful and artistic playdate! Mix paint to create new colours, dance with colourful scarves, and try out new art materials like charcoal and pastels!