She loved playing a rabbit,
and she was so proud of her Indian name!

Coralie, mother

This programme is designed for curious creatures who have an endless love for exploring. Mornings are a good moment for first steps in nature. Observation of nature and seasons takes time… we will make sure toddlers cultivate the sense of wonder and lead the exploring at their own rhythm. Among other nature activities, we will freeze to listen to birds chirping, walk along flowers and bushes we’ll name, create nature perfumes, use our owl eyes to catch tiny living wonders, play touch & feel and develop self-care habits. Our adventure sessions will be filled with hugs, imaginative co-stories, emotion games and endless races. The parents will train to systematize a let-go attitude to foster their child’s self-confidence. This programme aims to deepen the connection between parent & child and between child & nature.
All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators speak Dutch and at least a third language. This is not a drop-off class : the parent actively participates to the sessions with the child. Make sure you are available for quality time with your child. Siblings are welcome to enroll : one child = one adult. Parents are responsible for their child’s safety. Once a month, Experts will lead the session, as scheduled in the enrichment programme. 

When?

Every Wednesday 10:10 – 11:00

From Sept. to July 3

excl. holidays: Oct. 24, Dec. 12, Feb. 20, Apr. 24, May 1

or Every Saturday 10:10 – 11:00

From Sept. to July 6

excl.: Oct. 20 and 27, Feb. 16 and 23, Apr 27, May 4

Next thematic available starting May 8 and 11: “Sensation explosion”

Nature’s awakening celebration on Saturday, April 13

Where?

Beatrixpark: meet in the meadow next the Lime tree.

In case of extreme weather*, meet at our shelter: Vrijburg.

*Extreme cold, wind, hard shower… You will receive a message

Enrichment programmes*

*Dance in nature

Happy Feet

Explore new ways to connect with your child using dance and movement! How is it to dance like the birds you see flying through the trees? Can you feel your bodies stretch out in the sun, relaxing in the warmth?

*Included in the Mini Buffalo programme
Overview here

Meet your Nature MediatorS

Yamit Gutman

Nature guide & Environmentalist
Master in Environment and Resource Management

I believe that Nature is the best playground for children of all ages!

From: Isarel.      Speaks: English, Dutch, Hebrew and Spanish.

I spent my childhood playing in nature and exploring it. From the age of 10 till 17 I was a member of a nature club and I have magical memories of long trips in wild sceneries, playing barefoot and being carefree. Later I became a guide in that same nature club and enjoyed seeing children explore and learn about their natural environment. I always marvel at the simple beauty of the changing seasons, a working ant or a majestic tree. These days, as we are surrounded by technology, it is more important than ever that children play in nature and learn to love it so they can become happy and balanced. I believe that children who love nature become adults who care and protect it for generations to come. 

BE PREPARED

We will meet rain or shine. Naya Nature provides rain pants. A windbreaker with hood is required. We suggest long comfortable pants that can get dirty and waterproof sneakers rather than rain boots, which are not suitable for climbing or running. As you’ll be in nature, just imitate nature for your clothes: dress like an onion !> See FAQ for more information

How much?

Enrollment from the next thematic

211,50€*

Discovery sessions 3 in a row: 49€

*to guide 1 parent + 1 child. Included VAT. Sibling discount -15%.

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