Nature Play with Kay offers classes for children ages 18 months through 10 years.
All classes are held at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA.  

Spring Creativity Season
This Spring, in both our Tinkergarten and Tinkering with Nature classes, we're focusing on Creativity!  

Our Creativity classes help kids strengthen their natural creativity. Lessons are designed to help kids develop creative mindsets and strategies that they can use throughout their lives to invent new things, solve problems, express their ideas and feelings, and nurture relationships.  We'll do all of this in the most creative studio of all — Nature!


Tinkergarten classes guide our younger explorers and their caregivers through songs, movement, exploration, and purposeful play, while kids develop the mindsets and habits that form a foundation for lasting creativity. Designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years, together with their caregivers.

Tinkering with Nature: Big Kids Program
In this drop-off class for ages 7-10, our Big Kids will activate their imaginations and practice the building blocks of creativity, divergent thinking, and expressing our ideas and feelings through art, music, and movement.  Class sessions incorporate scavenger hunts, code breaking, and teamwork challenges while kids explore the process of creativity. 

Ben's Truck Time Playgroup
Second-grader Ben, aficionado of all vehicles, will read a truck-themed picture book and share a few facts about the truck of the week, then the group will engage in toy truck free play.  Geared for ages 2-4 years along with a parent or caregiver, but all truck-loving kids are welcome.
Thursday, June 6th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Spring 2024 Pricing

Ben's Truck Time Playgroup: Priced per session
First Child: $5, Family of 2 or more kids: $10


Tinkergarten & Tinkering with Nature:
Weekly class, 9 weeks

First Child: $180, Each Additional Sibling: $135


Sibling discount price applies to additional children from the same residence enrolled in any Nature Play with Kay program.


Pro-Rated Price Schedule:
9 weeks: $180 first child/$135 each add'l sibling

8 weeks: $160 first child/$120 each add'l sibling
7 weeks: $140 first child/$105 each add'l sibling
6 weeks: $120 first child/$90 each add'l sibling
5 weeks: $100 first child/$75 each add'l sibling
4 weeks: $80 first child/$60 each add'l sibling
3 weeks: $60 first child/$45 each add'l sibling
2 weeks: $40 first child/$30 each add'l sibling
1 week: $20 first child/$15 each add'l sibling


New families may attend one week of a Tinkergarten or Tinkering with Nature season class as a free trial.

 Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for many of our programs. If financial assistance would make attending a Nature Play with Kay class possible for your family, please complete our scholarship application.

Spring 2024 Class Schedule

All classes are held at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center on Great Pond Road. 


Ben's Truck Time Playgroup
Thursday, May 2nd, 11:00am-12:00pm


Tinkergarten: Creativity

Wednesdays, April 10-June 5, 11:30am-12:30pm, 9 weeks


Tinkering with Nature: Creativity

Tuesdays, April 9-June 4, 11:00am-12:00pm, 9 weeks
April Vacation, Mon-Wed, April 15-17, 1:00-4:00pm

Try a Class for Free

New families may attend one week of a season class as a free trial.


Tinkergarten Free Trial Classes:

Wednesday, May 1 at 11:30am
Wednesday, May 8 at 11:30am


Tinkering with Nature Free Trial Classes:
Tuesday, April 30 at 11:00am

Tuesday, May 7 at 11:00am