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Winter Fun Days at Orchard Hills Park

Jan 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have a blast in the snow with snowshoes, sleds, crafts, games and more.

When it’s below freezing, it can be hard to think about the “joys of winter.” But there are many things about winter that make it all worthwhile, and here’s one way to celebrate a bunch at once.

What: Winter Fun Day
When: Friday, January 2 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road, Chesterland

Hot cocoa, family time on a sled, catching snowflakes, skiing and enjoying the crisp air by an outdoor fire are all things you can do in one day at Orchard Hills Park.

The duration of this program features sledding, snowshoe exploration of the park (ages 10+), activities and crafts, such as making your own birdseed ornaments from our Bird Seed Bar and trying your hand at painting with ice!

Nora the Explorer hosts “wildlife detective training” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Games will include a “snow snake” race, sliding painted wooden poles on ice or snow; getting a “close-up” look at snowflakes under a microscope; and catching your own with a snow crystal card!

At the heated lodge, volunteers will also tend a cozy fire with warm drinks, snacks and refreshments the whole time. Please bring a packed lunch and stay awhile!

No snow? No worries – naturalists have alternate activities planned as well.

This Connect with Community-themed program includes a food drive to collect non-perishable items and help re-stock Geauga Hunger Task Force after the holidays. Please bring something to feel the connection!

Registration is not required for this free program for the whole family, which is partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Activities will utilize both the main Orchard Hills Lodge and the shelter at the base of the sledding hill. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

For more information on the Geauga Park District, check them out online on their website, Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube.

Details

Date:
Jan 2, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Venue

Orchard Hills
Chesterland, + Google Map