Kids and Families

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is the perfect place for family fun!  Come join in on one of our many kids and family programs or take a walk on our trails exploring nature together.

NEW and exciting programs are coming in 2016!  Keep checking our Calendar of Events for dates, costs and details. To ensure a place in a program, please make sure you pre-register by phone (215) 862-2924.

Make & Take Programs

Holiday Wreath Workshop      

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – noon

Members: $60; Non-members: $70, including all materials.

Registration with payment required by Wednesday, December 1.


Join the fun and make a festive holiday wreath out of natural materials and native plants including juniper, white pine, and holly. Preserve Executive Director Miles Arnott will lead the workshop with step-by-step demonstration and hands-on instruction to help you create a work of art that you’ll be proud to display during the holiday season. Space is limited, so register early


Edible Ornaments for Birds

Saturday, December 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Members: $10 ; Non-members: $12

Advance registration required by 12/5


During the winter, it is a challenge for birds to find sufficient food to survive because natural food sources are limited. Make several natural “ornaments” for birds that you can use to decorate outdoor trees. Please bring a container for your ornaments. ALLERGY ALERT:  Nuts are used in projects.  

Nature Programs

Winter Solstice Walk
Wednesday, December 21,  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Members: $5: Non-members: $7. Call to register by 12/20.

Instead of hunkering down and bemoaning the longest night of the year — also known as the winter solstice — celebrate with a stroll through the Preserve with Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin. We’ll celebrate the joys of winter with a walk on the trails at a time when the sun is lowest in the sky and we experience the shortest days of the year. We’ll conclude in the Visitor Center with hot drinks and cookies.

Family Events and Resources

Nature Play Days

Members: FREE; Non-Member: $3 per person (includes admission)

Time 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Come join us for an afternoon of play in nature!  Our Visitor Center will be filled with FUN and thematic self-guided activities, art projects, and opportunities for a guided hike.  This is a drop-in program and themes will vary by season. 

Fall Play Day:  Saturday, September 24th



Family Resources
Visit the Preserve as a family and let nature be your guide with our Discovery Trail Backpack Tour, explore the R.O.T. Plot and peruse our Children's Library. Learn more about our Family Resources.