Play in the Park - Outdoor Play Workshops

Registration Opens on August 4, 2020
Note - Pre-registration is required.

Play in the park outdoor workshops logo 

The Town of Aurora is introducing a Play in the Park series – a variety of recreation focused workshops for tots, children and youth to experience the benefits of recreation in a safe environment. Each outdoor play workshop is 45 minutes in duration and provides an opportunity for participants to socialize, spend time outdoors, and safely play amongst their peers. Staff will facilitate group interaction through a variety of recreation focused games and activities that encourage play and can be done while maintaining physical distancing. 

All workshops will take place outdoors at Lambert Willson Park. Please park in the north parking lot of the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (rear side of the building). Note - There is no access to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex at this time. 

Workshops offered specifically for preschool and children ages 0 to 12 require a parent/guardian to either participate alongside them (0 to 5 years) or remain onsite at all times and in close proximity (6 to 12 years). Youth workshops (12 to 17 years) do not require a parent/guardian to remain onsite. 

Play in the Park workshops will be offered from August 10 to September 4, with different options for the community to choose from including weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings.  Workshops are designed for a variety of interests such as sports, arts and crafts, science, and movement.

Pre-Registration is Required

Participants must pre-register and pay online ahead of time to reserve a spot. Pre-registration opens on August 4, 2020.

Register online at aurora.ca/eplay

Workshop Information

Please see below for full details regarding our outdoor play workshops and what we're doing to keep you safe.

Workshop Details

Price: $3.00 to $12.00 - Price depends on program choice.

Location: Lambert Willson Park - Please park in the north parking lot of the AFLC.

Age: 0 to 17 years

Duration: 45 minutes

Time: Weekday mornings, afternoons and early evenings.

What Participants Should Bring: Water and sunscreen.

Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, the workshop will be cancelled and participants will be notified via email and refunded.

Calendar of Workshops

Check out our calendar of Play in the Park workshops, running from August 10 to September 4.

Play in the Park - Calendar

What We're Doing to Stay Safe
The Town of Aurora is excited to return to recreation in such a way that maintains safety of participants and staff. This remains a top priority. With this said, here are the measures being taken for the Play in the Park Workshops:
  • Maintaining small group sizes (8 participants max, plus parents/guardians).
  • Screening questions and protocols in place for all staff, participants and parents/guardians upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing of a minimum of 2m will be enforced between participants, staff, etc. (with the exception of behaviour intervention or First Aid).
  • No shared equipment or supplies.
  • Hand sanitizing of participants, parents/guardians and staff upon entering the program.
  • Sanitization of supplies and equipment after use in every program.

Workshop Programs

Please see below for a complete list of programs available for Preschool, Children and Youth participants.

Note - Pre-registration is required (starts on August 4, 2020).

Register online at aurora.ca/eplay

Preschool Workshops (ages 0 to 3 & 3 to 5 years) 

Note: A parent/guardian is required to participate alongside the registered participant. Maximum 1 child per adult.

 

Stay and Play (3 years & under)

Enjoy some quality time with your little one and meet other parents in the community (from afar). This workshop includes sing-alongs, story time, music, movement and more!

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Tue

Aug 11

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

$8.00

19420

Tue

Aug 18

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

$8.00

19421

Fri

Aug 28

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

$8.00

19422

 

Crafty Critters (3 to 5 years)

Bring the outdoors home with this nature crafting workshop! Children will create 2 nature crafts with the assistance of their parent/guardian. All materials are included.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Thu

Aug 20

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$12.00

19423

Mon

Aug 31

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$12.00

19424

 

Mighty Movers (3 to 5 years)

Join us for this workshop filled with obstacle courses, challenges and fun activities that will improve your child’s physical literacy.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Mon

Aug 17

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

$8.00

19425

Tue

Aug 25

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$8.00

19426

 

Soccer Stars Jr (3 to 5 years)

Introduce your little one to the sport of soccer! This parent and child workshop will teach your little one the basics of soccer in a fun environment.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Wed

Aug 19

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$8.00

19427

Mon

Aug 24

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

$8.00

19428

 

Sensory Seekers (3 to 5 years)

Join us for some hands-on learning and fun! In this parent and child workshop, each child will make their own playdough and sensory bottles to take home with them. All materials are included.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Mon

Aug 10

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$12.00

19429

Tue

Sept 1

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$12.00

19430

Children's Workshops (ages 6 to 12 years)

Note: A parent/guardian of each participant must remain onsite or in close proximity to the designated program.

 

Tree Lovers (6 to 12 years)

Bring the outdoors home with this nature crafting workshop! Each participant will create 2 nature themed crafts. All materials are included.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Wed

Aug 19

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$12.00

19432

Thu

Aug 27

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$12.00

19431

 

Spotlight on Science (6 to 12 years)

This workshop is for all the scientists out there! Join us as we explore science through crafts and activities. All materials are included.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Thu

Aug 13

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$12.00

19433

Wed

Aug 26

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

$12.00

19434

 

Busy Bodies (6 to 12 years)

Get moving with this active workshop! Children will work through a variety of challenges and obstacle courses, all while having fun and improving their physical literacy.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Wed

Aug 12

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

$8.00

19435

Wed

Sept 2

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$8.00

19436

 

Soccer Stars Sr (6 to 12 years)

Learn and practice your soccer skills in this fun filled workshop! Children will participate in a variety of dribbling, passing and shooting drills.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Tue

Aug 25

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

$8.00

19437

Thu

Sept 3

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

$8.00

19438

Youth Workshops (ages 12 to 17 years)

Youth Multi-Spot (12 to 17 years)

We are so excited to be getting back to play! Join us every Friday afternoon for some fun games and activities in the park. We will bring the equipment, you bring your A-Game. We can’t wait to see you.

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

CODE

Fri

Aug 14

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$3.00

19439

Fri

Aug 21

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$3.00

19440

Fri

Aug 28

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$3.00

19441

Fri

Sept 4

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

$3.00

19442

Contacts

Preschool & Children's Workshops
Victoria Kendra
Community Programs Coordinator
vkendra@aurora.ca 

Youth Workshops
Nichole Campsall
Youth & Community Development Coordinator
ncampsall@aurora.ca 

Note - Pre-registration is required (starts on August 4, 2020).

Register online at aurora.ca/eplay