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Ollie Owl’s Enchanted Forest Exploration

ChesLen Preserve |
April 30, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fairies and gnomes—and a sprinkling of pixie dust—have turned Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround into a magical forest of folklore and fantasy. Explore the enchanted space during this self-guided activity and see if you can spot the fairy and gnome homes.

Please DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE any of the homes; leave them for the next family to find.

We love seeing kids having fun outdoors! Post your photos on social media with #natlands to tag us.

This is a free activity but please register to receive any important updates including weather-related playground closures, pop-up activities, and more.


ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


April 30, 2022
8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

  • This is a self-guided activity.
  • Please do not move any of the decorations so that others may enjoy them.
  • Adults and kids should wear sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround trail is not ADA accessible and may be difficult for some strollers.
  • Don’t forget filled water bottles and, if bringing a snack, please remember to take all trash with you.
  • Public restrooms are located at the Lenfest Center.
    • Helpful hint – use the restrooms before making your way down to the NaturePlayGround.
  • Please register to receive any important updates including weather-related playground closures, pop-up activities, and more.
  • Please be prepared to adhere to CDC, state, and county COVID-19 safety guidelines for masking and social distancing.


This is a free activity but please register to receive any important updates including weather-related playground closures, pop-up activities, and more.

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Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

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