Spaces Still Open in Winter Classes!
Nature Play with Kay offers classes for children ages 18 mos through 10 years.
All classes are held at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA.  

Tinkering with Nature: Animal Superheroes
In this drop-off class for ages 7-10, our Big Kids will explore and discover how different Animal Superheroes use persistence to survive and thrive in the winter.  Class sessions incorporate scavenger hunts, code breaking, escape-room style puzzles, and teamwork challenges while they help kids develop persistence. 

February Vacation Tinkering with Nature class!

Tinkergarten classes guide our explorers through songs, movement, exploration, and purposeful play. This Winter is our Animal Superheroes season, and our Tinkergarten curriculum focuses on Persistence, designed to nurture kids’ ability to stick with something, meet challenges and push ahead in order to either reach our goals, learn and grow. Each lesson is inspired by a different, persistent animal superhero. Designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years, together with their caregivers.

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 any truck-loving kid is welcome.

Upcoming sessions: Tuesdays, January 16th and January 23rd, 11:30am-12:30pm

Winter Season Pricing

Tinkergarten: Weekly class, 6 or 8 weeks


8 weeks: First Child: $160, Each Additional Sibling: $120

6 weeks: First Child: $120, Each Additional Sibling: $90

Pro-rated pricing for fewer sessions is listed on our Programs & Registration page.

Tinkering with Nature: Priced per class session
Weekly Class: First Child: $20, Each Add'l Sibling: $15

Feb Vaca Week: First Child: $120, Each Add'l Sibling: $90

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


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.

Winter 2024 Class Schedule

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

Tinkergarten Animal Superheroes

Wednesdays at 11:30am, January 24-March 20, 8 weeks

Saturdays at 11:30am, February 3-March 9, 6 weeks

Tinkering with Nature Animal Superheroes

Tuesdays at 11:30am, January 30-March 12
Saturdays at 11:30am, February 3-March 9

Feb Vaca: Mon, Tues & Wed, 1-4pm, 2/19-2/21

Ben's Truck Time Playgroup
Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 11:30am-12:30pm

Try a Class for Free

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

Tinkergarten Free Trial Class:
Saturday, 2/17/24 at 11:30am

Wednesday, 2/21/24 at 11:30am

Saturday, 2/24/24 at 11:30am

Wednesday, 2/28/24 at 11:30am

Tinkering with Nature Free Trial Classes:
Saturday, 2/17/24 at 11:30am

Tuesday, 2/20/24 at 11:30am

Saturday, 2/24/24 at 11:30am

Tuesday, 2/27/24 at 11:30am