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Creepy Crawly Critters Nature Play Day – SOLD OUT

ChesLen Preserve | Fri, August 18, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm

THIS EVENT IS FULL. We have reached capacity for our NaturePlayGround.


Get down and dirty at Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround at ChesLen Preserve! Spend the morning climbing logs, building teepees, hiking, hunting for bugs, exploring small streams, and getting dirty. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for young explorers to gain an appreciation for nature.

We’ll highlight “Creepy Crawly Critters,” with Natural Lands staff and volunteers guiding fun hands-on activities such as story time, nature exploration, and crafts. Feel free to stay and play as little or long as you like.



ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


August 18, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, fields of corn and soybeans, and stream valleys.

Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for kids to gain an appreciation for nature.

Light refreshments will be served. Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround is geared towards children ages 4-12 years old, but older kids and adults will find themselves having fun too! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All participants must sign a Hold Harmless Waiver – download and bring the completed form with you, or complete and sign on-site.

Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround is located at 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA. Look for the arches on the left-hand side of the parking area to guide you down the trail to the NaturePlayGround. Ollie Owl’s trail is not suitable for most strollers. Parking and restrooms are available a short walk away at the Lenfest Center. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.


Event is SOLD OUT.

For more information, please email Becky Rennix at brennix@natlands.org or call 610-353-5587 ext. 214.

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