Kids & Families

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Market Day Camp!

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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? In June, we launched of our 4 week Market Day Camp for 6-11 year olds, where parents could drop their wildlings off for three hours of outdoor play and adventure on biweekly Saturday mornings. We joined forces with Camp Kawartha to delivery this amazing opportunity. These camp experts led the program, bringing nature and food/farming education right to our downtown doorstep!

And now we’re launching our Fall Day Camp!

  • Dates: Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14 ~ 10 AM to 1 PM
    Cost = $25 day ($100 - must register for all four dates)
    Meeting @ Peterborough Square Winter Market Space, in the kids’ zone

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

Activities 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.


We also offer children's activities throughout the summer. 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

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.