Unlike playgrounds built out of plastic and metal, a Nature Learning and Play Space uses trees, plants, water and rocks to create a place where kids can enjoy healthy activity and learn to appreciate their environment.
The play space is open seven days a week, from 8:00 am to dusk, and is free of charge. Parents are reminded that the space is not supervised and they are responsible for their children at all times.
Planning your visit:
- The Nature Learning and Play Space is located on the woodland behind the Natural Resources Education Centre (NREC). The Centre’s address is 12014 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, B0N 1X0. The Centre’s phone number is 902-384-3420.
- Detailed driving directions can be found on the "How to Find Us" section of the NREC website.
- When you arrive, drive up the hill on the gravel road, past the NREC and the elementary school. There is a small parking area at the entrance to the play space.
- The play space does not have washrooms with running water, however; there is an outhouse on site.
- Visitors should pack extra clothing, shoes and towels.
- Visitors should bring their own sunscreen and bug spray.
- Visitors should bring their own water and snacks, and are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on-site.
- If the Fire Index is high and access to the woods is restricted, the Nature Learning and Play Space will remain open, but trails will be closed.
The Nature Learning and Play Space is managed by the Natural Resources Education Centre (NREC), which is dedicated to helping Nova Scotian children connect with, appreciate, and understand our place in nature.
It is the NREC’s goal to help future generations understand our society’s dependence on natural resources, and the importance of natural resource stewardship.