Children’s Programs

Dec
15
Sat
Breakfast With Blitzen @ The Holden Arboretum
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You and your family will enjoy a pile of pancakes at this plated Holiday at Holden event. Along with a visit with Santa, pictures you will have an opportunity to take pictures with one of his favorite reindeer. Enjoy a guided hike while sipping on hot chocolate, then warm up inside and create a door swag or centerpiece to take home for the holidays. Don’t forget to check out our Gifts of the Heart of Nature event going on inside as well.

Advance registration is required.

9:00am Seating  Sold Out

10:30am Seating  Sold Out

Breakfast with Blitzen will also be held on Dec. 2. 

Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Celebration @ Holden Arboretum
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the longest night of the year and the official start of the winter season. We’ll kick off the festivities by reading a children’s book that will explain what the solstice is and how various cultures around the world have celebrated throughout history. Afterwards, we’ll make luminaries to take home, take a short night hike, and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.

Jan
19
Sat
Spark an Interest in Fire Building & Campfire Cooking @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn how to collect, lay and properly keep a campfire burning. Once our fire is brewing, we’ll use it to cook up a simple plant-based soup or hot beverage to sip around the fire while listening to stories

Jan
21
Mon
Family Snowshoe Hikes @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how snowshoes work? Learn how to put them on, walk, turn and get back up once you fall down. We will play some games and take a walk. You will be a pro in no time. Dress for the weather and be sure to wear boots with a large sole if possible. The bigger and heavier the boot, the better the snowshoes stay on.

Feb
2
Sat
Family Hike To Little Mountain @ Holden Arboretum
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get outside and explore the sights and sounds of the season at Little Mountain. Help us locate the sites of old hotels, find names carved in rock more than 100 years ago and search for the old spring house. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable boots. This hike is over two miles up steep terrain.

 

Feb
9
Sat
The Mitten @ Holden Arboretum
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

We’ll enjoy reading Jan Brett’s charming book, The Mitten, and then make mittens out of natural items animals might use to keep warm. You’ll take one mitten home and join us on a short walk into the forest to leave the other for the Arboretum’s animals. Gather back inside by the fire to warm up, enjoy a snack and a warm drink.

Feb
18
Mon
Family Snowshoe Hikes @ Holden Arboretum
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how snowshoes work? Learn how to put them on, walk, turn and get back up once you fall down. We will play some games and take a walk. You will be a pro in no time. Dress for the weather and be sure to wear boots with a large sole if possible. The bigger and heavier the boot, the better the snowshoes stay on.