Kids & Families

... Make our market A special Place 


What happening for kids & families? 

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Do you wish you could enjoy a Saturday morning at the market - sipping coffee, catching up with friends, exploring the downtown - without your kids pulling on your sleeves? .
We’re super excited to announce the launch of our 4 week Market Day Camp for 6-11 year olds, where you can drop your wildlings off for three hours of outdoor play and adventure learning each Saturday morning in June.
We’ve joined forces with Camp Kawartha to bring you this amazing opportunity. These camp experts will lead the program, bringing nature and food/farming education right to our downtown doorstep!
Sat dates = June 8, 15, 22, 29 
Time = 10 AM to 1 PM
Cost = $25 day ($100 - must register for all four dates)
Meeting at PRFM north pavilion. 

Registration is up, so don’t delay! Follow this link.

Activities will include: urban hiking, outdoor games, exploring urban wild spaces, nature awareness, crafts, storytelling, music and drama, healthy cooking, food education, agricultural education, leadership & teamwork, habitat stewardship, plants & gardening. The market will be our home base, but we will also spend a significant amount of time enjoying the urban green spaces around the market, most notably Millennium Park, which is just a short walk away!

may to october

The Market Kids' TENT

Our kids' tent is set up every Saturday throughout the summer for you and your kids to take shelter from the sun and rain, play, rest, find information, or meet up with friends. We have colouring pages, books, toys, and a water table to help stay cool on hot days.

This is an unsupervised play area, so parents must stay with their kids.

November to ApriL

THE Winter Market KIds’ Zone!

Every Saturday our winter market kids’ zone is hopping with activity. We have loads of toys, games and activities for free play. We also offer weekly crafts facilitated by our super teams of kids’ zone volunteers.

In addition to toys and crafts, we offer special events and activities. So far we’ve hosted Razberry the Clown, who made animals balloons for all the kids. We’ve also hosted the Peterborough Storytellers who ran a wonderful story hour with Christmas carols, guitar and harp music. We have community groups lined up to host more events in the New Year.

Stay tuned for announcements.


Our winter market also boasts a lovely quiet baby room, where parents can feed their babies without distractions, change a diaper, or just get away from the buzz for a moment.

10:00 o'clock ~ SUMMER kids' Hour

We try to offer a different children's activity every Saturday at 10:00AM. Some summer activities take place at our kids' tent, some at our pavilions and others at Hello Baby!  There’s always a sign at the kids' tent telling you where to go!  

Examples of things we’ve done …

Peterborough Storytellers: Story Hour

Kawartha Jr. Bee Keepers honey extraction demo

Waldorf-inspired Crafts with Rowan Tree Preschool

Building bird houses with Habitat for Humanity

Peterborough GreenUp Water Education & Play

Hello Baby! 

241 Charlotte St.


Hello Baby! is an official partner of the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market. In addition to providing loads of amazing equipment and toys for our winter kids’ zone, in the summer, Hello Baby! offer services for children and families on our market days. Just through the breezeway at 241 Charlotte St. (corner of Charlotte and Aylmer), you can find a safe and quiet place to feed your baby, change a bum or simply get out of the sun or rain and enjoy a family-friendly space. It’s a lovely place for kids of all ages with friendly, welcoming hosts. We're lucky to share this little sanctuary with you through the summer market months. 

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