Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup


R obin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free, drop-in activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature.

Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play. Engaging with nature’s seasonal offerings stimulates curiosity and a sense of wonder while fostering self-confidence and empathy for all living things. Join us for 2 hours of spontaneous play, exploration, discovery, song, nature inspired crafts, and oral storytelling.

  • Play, dig, build and grow alongside your child
  • Learn how to stay comfortable while getting messy in any weather
  • Connect with other families with young children

For children 0 - 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

This program is entirely outside, so be prepared with water, snacks, and clothing for staying warm and getting wet! NBNC thanks the Vermont Community Foundation for making the Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup possible.

Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup is a free program made possible by donations.

2019 Fall Season:

September 9 – November 25
10 - noon



North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
[email protected]

Office Open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Trails Open 24/7


Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup is on break for December.

We hope to see you from 10 - noon on Monday, January 6, 2020, when we'll start meeting bi-weekly until March 2.