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Birthday Parties
COVID-times Birthday Parties
A great way to gather to celebrate someone's special day!

High Park Staycation programs are 2 hour outdoor nature experiences for up to 9 people**.

This summer, we're offering small group outdoor adventures as a safe, local, educational, and fun way to gather in a small group.

This experience can be engaged with to celebrate a loved one's special day, or simply to share a walk, learn, and gather safely around a fire in Toronto's largest park.

What's included?

1 hour guided nature hike (visit 3 ecosystems - move, learn & play)

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1 hour campfire in OURSpace (pre-made fire, fire safety instructions, self-directed time for picnicking, relaxation & nature connection)

**For kids who are 0-7 years old, a 1:1 kid to adult ratio is required.

Details & Registration
Online Birthday Parties

Support for stay-at-home heros

Bookings are open for July 2020!

We’re ready to party online with you! In lieu of being able to gather in-person to celebrate a special day, we’re offering online birthday parties for children and youth which are connected to themes in nature.

During the online visit we’ll provide a platform for visiting and celebrating with friends and family and for participating in a nature connected learning experience which may include a movement activity and a craft or a game. There will be optional time to share a snack and conversation with friends at the end.

Party Booking Request

Example Party Flow

Duration & Cost

See our FAQ to learn about technology requirements and for further details

Online Birthday Party Programs

Trees and the Gifts They Give (Age 3-6)

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $150

Ages: Early Years 3-6 (Caregiver support necessary)

Trees are giant woody plants that offer support to so many living things, including humans! In this interactive lesson we’ll investigate what trees are up to in nature right now, learn about the parts of a tree, and unpack a few of the ‘gifts’ that trees give to animals and humans - such as shelter, shade, oxygen and lookout perches. We’ll celebrate trees together through movement explorations, a craft, songs and a scavenger hunt.

We’ll send you away with an extended learning package which you can do on your own time at home. This will include a recap of the course material and additional challenges you can take with you during nature explorations, whether you’re going out for walks, or looking out a window.

Fantastic Fungal Friends (Ages 7-9; 10-12)

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $150

Is it a plant? Is it an animal? Nope...it’s a fungus! Fungi play an incredible role in supporting the cycle of life. From moving nutrients between living things, to communicating information between trees, to recycling dead organic matter back into valuable earth - fungi are fantastic friends to so many living things. This program will help us get to know some of the many shapes, sizes, colours, and forms of fungi through explorations of 9 different fungi types. We’ll also learn about their amazing underground networks which are always under our feet, and get silly with a fungi movement game.

We’ll send you away with an extended learning package which you can do on your own time at home. This will include a recap of the course material and additional challenges you can take with you during nature explorations, whether you’re going out for walks, or looking out a window.

Birds of the City (Ages 7-9; 10-12)

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $150

The birds are back in town! Birds have so much to teach us and can tune us into the stories happening in the environment at any given moment. In this interactive online presentation we’ll dive into the basics of urban birds, those that many living in and around Toronto are most likely to meet. We’ll learn about how birds respond to the city and the city’s impacts upon them, how we can help them, and offer some basic tools for identifying birds.

We’ll send you away with an extended learning package which you can do on your own time at home. This will include a recap of the course material and additional challenges you can take with you during nature explorations, whether you’re going out for walks, or looking out a window.

Brilliant Bats: Our Friends of the Night Sky (Ages 7-9; 10-12)

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $150

Bats are simply amazing creatures, though they are often misunderstood. Bats support nature in a variety of ways, as pollinators, pest controllers, and seed dispersers. Unfortunately, bats are experiencing a lot of stress caused by human impacts, such as habitat loss, climate change, disease, and more recently ‘bad press’ related to misinformation about their relationship to the coronavirus. In this program we’ll learn about the amazing gifts that bats provide, investigate negative human impacts and things we can do to reverse these, we’ll get straight on the facts about bats and coronavirus, and play an interactive game.

We’ll send you away with an extended learning package which you can do on your own time at home. This will include a recap of the course material and additional challenges you can take with you during nature explorations, whether you’re going out for walks, or looking out a window

Party Booking Request
Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds made 7 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee). Requests for refunds made less than 2 days before the start of the program will receive no refund. Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted by email to info@highparknaturecentre.com

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