Nature Playdate hosts twice-monthly gatherings for families of young children to explore and strengthen their connection to nature. We meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at a different park or natural space in Austin for a nature activity and lots of free play and exploration. We have a different seasonal theme every month, and activities are geared toward 3 – 5 year olds, although all ages are welcome.
We also host periodic Family Field Trips, weekend nature events for the whole family designed to include working parents and children who are in school during our playdate times.
By becoming a member of Nature Playdate, you will be invited to attend all events, including playdates, family field trips and other other events conjured up by our community of nature families. You will receive event information and annoucements via email, and there is no limit to the number of events you may attend.
Membership in Nature Playdate is FREE for all families. We aim to keep event costs low (or zero) although some of the locations where we meet do have entrance fees. In keeping with our environmental theme, we try to reuse/upcycle materials as often as possible, although for some activities, families may be asked to bring materials from home or to kick in a few dollars per child.
If you like what we're doing but don't feel that membership is right for you at this time, please consider joining our mailing list for updates on everything that we're up to and lots of other resources to help you plan your own family adventures in nature. This is a great option for families that do not live in the Austin area. You can also stay connected with us via social media - like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram