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Barn Dance
Feb
6
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 02/06/2016  6pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/06/2016  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join us for foot-stomping family fun in our barn. A square dance caller will walk you and your partner through the basics, providing a visit filled with fun whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Great for moms and sons as well as dads and daughters. Light refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m. Daddy-Daughter & 8 p.m. All-family

$8 per ticket advanced purchase. $10 at the door.
Choose one session when calling for tickets. Please call park office on 810-227-8910 to preregister.

 A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

 

 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Feb
6-28
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 02/06/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/07/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/13/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/14/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/20/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/21/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/27/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/28/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride. See our Activities page for more information.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Ice Fishing for Beginners
Feb
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/06/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

A chance for beginners to learn about ice fishing, then wet a line! Use one of our ice fishing poles or bring your own. Dress for the weather. Ice conditions permitting. A fishing license is required for those 17 years of age or older. Please preregister.

Ages 6 and older                                     $5 per person

To preregister, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

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Homeschool: Winter Birds
Feb
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 02/11/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Explore animal adaptations, structures and functions through the life of birds. Learn how animals protect themselves, how they get food and why they look the way they do with experiential indoor games, and an outdoor hike. Please preregister.

Ages 8 - 10                          $5 per child

To preregister, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari Fish
Feb
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/13/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Get some background information and then try your hand at a "mock event." Please bring the materials allowed by the event. Please preregister.

$4 per student

To preregister, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Webelos: Into the Wild
Feb
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/20/2016  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Requirements for this new Webelos badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Please preregister.

$5 per scout

To preregister, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods
Feb
27
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/27/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Get some background information and then try your hand at a "mock event." Please bring the materials allowed by the event. Please preregister.

$4 per student

To preregister, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Webelos: Into the Woods
Mar
5
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/05/2016  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this new Webelos badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

 $5 per scout

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
5-27
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/05/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/06/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/12/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/13/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/19/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/20/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/26/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/27/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Take a guided walk through the farm's sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and the sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

$5 per adult; $3 per child

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Mar
5-27
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/05/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/06/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/12/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/13/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/19/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/20/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/26/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/27/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride. See our Activities page for more information.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Homeschool: Sweet Life of a Maple Tree
Mar
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 03/10/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Discover why maple trees give us sweet sap in the spring. The group will become a living maple tree and act out the function of the different parts of the tree.

Ages 8 to 10                            $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods
Mar
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/12/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Get some background information and then try your hand at a "mock event." Please bring the materials allowed by the event.

$4 per student

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Homeschool: Maple Sugaring
Mar
18
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Fri 03/18/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Fri 03/18/2016  11am  Kensington Metropark
Fri 03/18/2016  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Hey homeschool families! We invite you to discover how unique maple sugaring is to the region and why. This program includes tapping a maple tree, watching the process of turning sap into syrup, and a tour of the Native American sugaring camp. Students will achieve a higher level of understanding and respect toward the environment and the contributions of Native American peoples. Inside the classroom, become a living maple - acting out the functions of tree parts to discover why maples give us sweet sap in the spring. No need to register in advance, just pick the time that works best for you!

$5 per adult; $3 per child

If you have any questions, please call the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Spring Equinox Campfire for Scouts
Mar
18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 03/18/2016  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Scouts ad their families can celebrate the arrival of spring with games, snacks and more!

                                                             $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Spring Equinox Campfire
Mar
19
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/19/2016  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the arrival of spring with games, snacks and more!

        $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt
Mar
24
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 03/24/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

It's Easter at the Farm!

Time to have an egg scramble and meet the Easter Bunny. this event is smaller than the park's large egg hunt and is meant for ages 4 and younger.

                 It starts at 10 a.m. sharp! (Early arrival is highly recommended!)

      Ages 4 and younger               $5 (cash only) per child; Babies 12 months and under free

If you have any questions, please call the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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The Great Egg Hunt at Maple Beach
Mar
26
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/26/2016  11am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The Great Egg Hunt--at Maple Beach

Bring the kids for an Easter egg scramble and enjoy an animal show presented by Farmer John and The Barnyard Express. (Show times 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.) And of course, kids will get an opportunity to pose for your pictures with the Easter Bunny.

                        11 a.m. SHARP! Early arrival is highly recommended!

                 $5 (cash only) per child; Babies 12 months & under free

If you have any questions, please call the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Earth Hour Astronomy
Mar
26
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/26/2016  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate international "lights out" night with an astronomy program. An indoor program will be followed by outdoor viewing.

Ages 6 and older                         $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Webelos: Castaway
Apr
2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/02/2016  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this new Webelos badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

       $5 per scout

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Spring Break Camp
Apr
5-7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Tue 04/05/2016  10am-12pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 04/06/2016  10am-12pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 04/07/2016  10am-12pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Spring Break Camp

Explore a new nature topic every day. Feed some birds, examine some reptiles and experience the outdoors.

Ages 7 - 12                    $20 per child

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Webelos: Earth Rocks
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/09/2016  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this new Webelos badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

$5 per scout

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Spring Babies
Apr
14
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 04/14/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. The children will have the opportunity to learn about birthdays and meet our new farm babies.

For the little ones!                           $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

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Homeschool: The Forest Underfoot
Apr
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/14/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Much of forest life goes unseen by the outdoor visitor. We'll take a closer look at the forest floor and what's underneath as we search for and dig up some life in the soil

Ages 8 - 10                        $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

 

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Night at the Nature Center for Cadet Girl Scouts: Sky Badge
Apr
16
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/16/2016    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Cadets can earn their Sky Badge while enjoying an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games and a snack.; Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. In the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Call for times. Please preregister.

$30 per scout; $15 per chaperone

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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After Dark at the Farm
Apr
16
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 04/16/2016  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

What goes on when the sun goes down at the Farm? Come enjoy this special visit with the farm animals and find out. Space is limited. Please preregister.

           $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and younger)

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Full Moon Walk
Apr
22
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 04/22/2016  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an evening stroll and search for nocturnal animals under the light of the full moon. An indoor "loony" program will take place in case of inclement weather.

Ages 8 and older                           $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Spring Festival
Apr
23-24
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 04/23/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/24/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

                                     Spring Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm's flock of sheep. Tour the farm and see our spring babies. Take a hayride. Be entertained by Rosco the Clown. Come out and see these and other family-friendly demonstrations and activities we have planned! (Standard public hayride rates apply)

If you need additional information, please call the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Night at the Nature Center for Webelos: Science Badge
Apr
23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/23/2016    Indian Springs Metropark
Location Indian Springs Metropark
Description

Webelos can earn their Science Badge while enjoying an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. In the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Call for times. Please preregister.

$30 per scout; $15 per chaperone

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Boy Scouts Bird Study Merit Badge
Apr
30
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/30/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This is a two part workshop. First, scouts will be introduced to some birding basics on April 30, then follow up by attending the May Bird Count on May 7, at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars.

               $15

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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May Bird Count
May
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/07/2016  7am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Bring binoculars to help conduct a census of Kensington's spring birds. Everyone will be part of a team led by an experienced birder. Participants should dress for the weather.

               FREE

If you have any questions, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Homeschool: Insect Investigations
May
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 05/12/2016  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

What makes a bug, a bug? What makes an insect an insect? Answer these questions while going on an insect safari

Ages 8 - 10                                         $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Heron Day
May
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/14/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Come enjoy the day with our on-going programs for all ages which include hourly indoor talks and guided walks to see the Great Blue Heron rookery, Sandhill cranes and other leggy birds. Also enjoy kids' heron crafts and other winged activities, visit with photographers and birding organizations, and shop for bird books and native plants. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

All ages                          Most activities free with vehicle entry

If you have any questions, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Native Plant Sale
May
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 05/15/2016  10am-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

                

                   Native Plant Sale

  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   -    Prices vary

Get your yard and garden ready for the season with native plants, trees and shrubs. All plants for sale are Michigan natives.

If you have any questions, please call the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Early American Skills Experience
May
21...
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 05/21/2016    Kensington Metropark
Sat 06/18/2016    Kensington Metropark
Sat 07/16/2016    Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/20/2016    Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/17/2016    Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/15/2016    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

                                                                  

                                         Early American Skills Experience
            Now Offered at the New Kensington Living History Village

Would you like to learn past skills, such as blacksmithing, woodworking, tinsmithing, brick oven cooking, open hearth cooking, Dutch oven cooking or weaving?

Did you ever want to learn how day-to-day tasks were accomplished, such as lighting a fire with flint and steel? Would you like to learn beadwork, cordage and twining?

Then the Kensington Living History Village may just be the place for you! Classes are in-depth and taught in small groups by Living History instructors who are experienced in teaching Colonial American era skills.

Classes are offered every  3rd Saturday of the month from May until October as a 4 hour block of instruction. For more information or to register, contact the Kensington Living History Village at klhv@chiefpontiacprograms.org.

                                                 

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Junior Girl Scouts: Flowers
May
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/21/2016  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

$5 per scout

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Sheep
Jun
2
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 06/02/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. The children will have the opportunity to learn about sheep and the important job they have at the farm: growing wool.

For the little ones!                        $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Yoga on the Hill (Teens/Adults)
Jun
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 06/04/2016  10am-11am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Spring Hill Picnic Area

Relax...you've earned it! Wiggle your toes in the grass, breathe in the scent of the woods and stretch to greet the sky during this celebration of yoga in the great outdoors. Bring a mat if desired.

Fee: $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Yoga at the Beach (Teens/Adults)
Jun
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 06/11/2016  7pm-8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

South Martindale Beach

The golden reflection of the setting sun shimmers on the lake and evening birds serenade you as you unwind from a busy day. Breathe, stretch and move to the gentle rhythms of nature during this outdoor yoga experience. Bring a mat if desired.

Fee: $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Dad's Free Hayrides
Jun
19
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 06/19/2016  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Happy Father's Day!

Dad's ride free during our regular hayride hours.

 

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Farm Camp
Jun
21-24
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Tue 06/21/2016  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 06/22/2016  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 06/23/2016  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 06/24/2016  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Farm Camp offers children ages 8 to 13 years old a memorable experience and the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm. Each day will offer a new adventure. This camp is very much hands-on and provides children with farm experiences that will leave a lasting impression. Campers will participate in daily farm chores as well as various organized activities. Planned activities may include:

  • Outdoor adventures like fishing, hikes (with the goats!) and scavenger hunts
  • Craft projects such as candle-dipping, pierced tin and papier mache
  • Pioneer life experiences like barn-raising, rope skills, or playing old-fashioned games
  • Milking a cow or goat
  • Helping to prepare a farm food, such as ice cream, cheese or bread
  • Watching eggs hatch and holding day-old chicks
  • Grooming and harnessing draft horses
  • Going for a horse-drawn hayride

Call the Kensington Farm Center at 248-684-8632 to register. Payment is due at time of registration. Space is limited and camp fills up fast!

Ages 8 to 13                                                $175 per child                              June 21-24

 Due to the popularity of this program, refunds and rain checks are unavailable.

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Kensington Women's Adventure
Jun
25
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 06/25/2016  8:30am-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program gives women, 18 years and older, an opportunity to try out new outdoor skills and experiences. Great for mothers and daughters, friends and work-buddies. Registration is required.

Ages: Women 18 and older                                                Fee: $60

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Yoga at the Beach (Families with Children ages 4 and up)
Jun
25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 06/25/2016  10am-11am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

South Martindale Beach

Families that move together, groove together! Stretch, play and relax as you enjoy an outdoor experience that will leave the whole family feeling rejuvenated and happy! Bring mats if desired.

Fee: $5 adults, $3 children

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

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Farmer Jr.
Jun
30
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 06/30/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6-8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular "Farmer for a Day" but designed for the capabilities of younger kids, Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food product such as butter, bread, cider, etc.

Ages: 6-8                                             Fee: $30

Call the Kensington Farm Center at 248-684-8632 to register. Space is limited and days fill up fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Farmer for a Day
Jul
6-26
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Wed 07/06/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 07/13/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 07/19/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 07/26/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm's animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls and hauling hay and grain sacks. They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food product such as ice cream, bread, or cider.

Ages: 8 to 15 years old                                         Fee: $40

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632. Space is limited and days fill up fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

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Fun on the Farm: Horses
Jul
7
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 07/07/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Kids will enjoy visiting with our draft horses and learning how they get dressed or work.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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After Dark at the Farm
Jul
8
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Fri 07/08/2016  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

What goes on when the sun goes down at the Farm? Come enjoy this special visit with the farm animals and find out.

Space is limited.

Fee: $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and younger)

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Yoga at the Beach (Teens/Adults)
Jul
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 07/09/2016  7pm-8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

South Martindale Beach

The golden reflection of the setting sun shimmers on the lake and evening birds serenade you as you unwind from a busy day. Breathe, stretch and move to the gentle rhythms of nature during this outdoor yoga experience. Bring a mat if desired.

Fee: $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Farmer Jr.
Jul
15-29
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Fri 07/15/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 07/29/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6-8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular "Farmer for a Day" but designed for the capabilities of younger kids, Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food product such as butter, bread, cider, etc.

Ages: 6-8                                       Fee: $30

Space is limited and days fill up fast!

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Pigs
Jul
21
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 07/21/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children get a chance to see our hog pen, visit any piglets we might have and maybe get a little dirty.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Yoga at the Beach (Families with Children ages 4 and up)
Jul
23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 07/23/2016  7pm-8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

South Martindale Beach

Families that move together, groove together! Stretch, play and relax as you enjoy an outdoor experience that will leave the whole family feeling rejuvenated and happy! Bring mats if desired.

Fee: $5 adults, $3 children

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
 

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Farmer for a Day
Aug
2-23
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Tue 08/02/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 08/09/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 08/16/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 08/23/2016  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm's animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls and hauling hay and grain sacks. They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food product such as ice cream, bread, or cider.

Ages: 8 to 15 years old                                         Fee: $40

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632. Space is limited and days fill up fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Cows
Aug
4
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/04/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children get a chance to visit our dairy cows and learn more about where milk comes from.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark

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Farmer Jr.
Aug
11-25
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/11/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 08/25/2016  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6-8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular "Farmer for a Day" but designed for the capabilities of younger kids, Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food product such as butter, bread, cider, etc.

Ages: 6-8                                       Fee: $30

Space is limited and days fill up fast!

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Goats
Aug
18
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/18/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will get to meet the stars of our goat herd, from the silly to stubborn, but none of them gruff.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark

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Yoga on the Hill (Teens/Adults)
Aug
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 08/20/2016  7pm-8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Spring Hill Picnic Area

Relax...you've earned it! Wiggle your toes in the grass, breathe in the scent of the woods and stretch to greet the sky during this celebration of yoga in the great outdoors. Bring a mat if desired.

Fee: $5

Please preregister by calling the Nature Center Office on 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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Fun on the Farm: Hens
Sep
1
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 09/01/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will meet our flocks of chickens and check for eggs too.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark

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Fun on the Farm: Horses
Sep
29
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 09/29/2016  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Kids will enjoy visiting with our draft horses and learning how they get dressed or work.

Fee: $5 per child

Please preregister by calling the Farm Center Office on 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.

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