WILD CHILD is a FREE drop-in outdoor playgroup for families with children of all ages. We offer our WILD CHILD Outdoor Playgroup three times a week in three different forests all year round.

WILD CHILD Outdoor Playgroup Schedule

Join us with your little ones every week as we head into the woods to enjoy free play in a natural setting. Let us demystify the risks of outdoor free play and increase your confidence and competence in providing child-led, inquiry-based opportunities for your children. We will meet no matter what the weather! Dress accordingly, and bring a snack - all of this physical activity and fresh air works up an appetite.

Got a question? Email Karen at kgair@childreach.on.ca or call us at 519-434-3644.

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I have fond memories of playing in the woods as a child and wanted to pass those on to my kids.
— leah
I have enjoyed meeting other families who value spending time outdoors. I also love the emphasis on risky play and child-led play too!
— Sarah

Additional supports

are available to enhance the outdoor play experience for all families. Please contact abush@childreach.on.ca for more information.


Partners & Supporters

Partnerships are at the heart of our WILD CHILD Outdoor Playgroup. Some of our partnerships involve collaboration with governments, universities and research institutions and other community groups. Others bring us together with corporate partners who are committed to building our success through fundraising and awareness. We also value the important contributions of philanthropic organizations that support our work through their granting.