Family Time: 1 child + 1 parent

Communication is a big part of this program, inspired by Marmosets’ intense social life. Marmosets by nature are agile, creative, love bonding and spending time with each other. Naya Nature Academy children and families will whisper, sing, whistle, listen, and play with all sorts of emotions to become familiar with them. They will cooperate and learn about local botany, discover wildcrafting with tree shadows, taste their own harvest, engage in dramatic play, invent walking stories and create their best nature instrument. They may swing in the trees too! Children and parents will be immersed in the natural world, an outstanding way to really understand causes and consequences of natural phenomena. Join on Saturdays for an outdoor family adventure full of bonding experiences !

All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators also 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 I was a child, I liked to take walks with my parents in the forest in the autumn. I still remember the scents of leaves, mushrooms and mosses. I want my child to experience the same.

Camille, mother


Every Saturday
11:15 – 12:15
From Sept. to July 6

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

Next thematic available starting March 9: Eco-squad’s Mission

Nature’s awakening celebration on Saturday, April 13

How much?

Enrolment the from next thematic

Early bird discount: 75,20€ 67,68€ per month*

Discovery sessions
3 in a row: 49€

*On 5 months, to guide 1 parent + 1 child. Early bird discount for enrolment before February 25.


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

Meet your Nature Mediator

Monica Cruz

Nature guide and biologist at Nature Walks and Hortus Botanicus, master in ethology.

I want children to discover how much joy and energy you get just from putting your hands in soil.

From: Angola and Portugal. Speaks: English, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and Spanish.

I was born in Angola. As a child, I would spend hours in our backyard or running through the woods, where magical creatures lived. I will never forget our family camping trips, the feeling of falling asleep to the sound of the sea and waking up to discover an army of giant crabs crawling in front of our tents! Looking back now, I can say my interest in nature arose from those moments of close contact with nature. I have children of my own and I am committed to making sure they have as much contact with nature as possible while they grow up. I believe that feeling at home in nature will increase their chances of being happy adults one day.


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


We kindly ask you to bring a fruit potluck. Naya Nature provides a cool drink in the summer and a hot one in the winter.

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