Friends of Bronte Creek Park 



Friends of Bronte Creek Park 


Summer Interpretive Programs

Our summer interpretive programs feature both natural and historical topics and include a variety of program types designed for all ages and groups- there's something here for everyone! Programs run throughout July and August. There's no additional charge to participate in the programs once a daily vehicle permit has been purchased.

Toddler Time



Designed for our youngest visitors (under 5 years old), these programs encourage nature play and introduce simple natural concepts to children. Fun group activities, stories and songs help toddler to explore and enjoy the natural world around them. Run time: 25 to 35 minutes. This program runs every Tuesday morning at the Nature Centre through July and August. 





Guided Walk



Enjoy an easy walk through various habitats in the park as staff point out unique aspects of a special park species. With a little luck you may also encounter the species through sightings, calls or tracks and signs. Regularly highlighted species include White-tailed Deer, Little Brown Bats, Eastern Coyotes and Owls. Run time: 45 minutes to an hour. Distance: approx. 1 km. This program runs Thursday nights throughout the summer. 



Children’s Program



These high energy programs are meant for primary school age kids. Using games, hands-on activities, songs, pictures, crafts and more we introduce kids to important natural and historical aspects of the park. Topics change weekly and range from birds to snakes to farming and Victorian school houses and everything in between! Run time: 35 to 45 minutes. Program runs every Saturday and Sunday morning during July and August. Please check the schedule for exact times and locations.



Evening Program

Campers and day-use visitors alike love these highly visual programs. Staff use pictures, videos, demonstrations, activities and stories to explore a variety of topics related to Bronte Creek. We like to say “It’s like the Discovery Channel...but live!” Run time: 45 minutes to an hour. This program runs every Saturday night through July and August at the Amphitheatre in the campground. Check our schedule for start times and specific topics.


Musical Program



Join us at the campground amphitheater for a night of musical fun! During these programs park staff will lead you on a musical adventure featuring an interesting topic about the park. Bring your singing voice join in. A little shy? We also hand out shakers, tambourines and noise makers so everyone can have fun! Run time: 40 to 50 minutes. The musical program runs every Friday night through July and August. Check our schedule for start times and location. 





Discovery Program



Discovery programs are perfect for anyone who wants a hands-on experience with nature. These programs can include such themes as a pond study, insect hunt or forest floor ecology. All the nets, tools, containers and information needed will be provided as park naturalists guide you in your exploration. Run time 35 to 45 minutes. The Discovery program runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon at 1pm. Check our schedule for specific start times and locations.



Farm Hand


Join park heritage staff at Spruce Lane Farm to help out with some historical farm chores. Get behind the scenes and learn firsthand what it was like to care for animals over 100 years ago. Whether you’re collecting eggs or grooming animals, you’re guaranteed a genuine farm experience. Just watch your step! Run time: 35 to 45 minutes. Program is run every Monday  morning in July and August. Check our schedule for specific start times and location.



Ask the Ranger



Park staff set up an interactive display highlighting an exciting species found within the park at different areas in the park. This program runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons in July and August. This is a drop-in program – stay for as long or short a time as you want. Check our schedule for specific topics, start times and locations.




Hands on Heritage



Join park heritage staff at Spruce Lane Farm to try your hand at a heritage activity such as wool spinning, weaving and more! What better way is there to learn about history than experiencing it for yourself? Activities include crafts, cooking, games, costumes and more. This is a drop-in program. This program runs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons in July and August. Check our schedule for specific start times and locations.



If you have any questions about the programs listed above please call 905-827-6911 ext. 231