Events at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center offers public programming for the whole family! For private programs, check the "Programs" page. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment is not met or weather poses a safety risk. Programs may be added, so check back frequently!

Some programs require pre-registration so that we can prepare adequate materials and staff/volunteers. If that is the case, the link to pre-register will appear in the program description. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance of the program for a refund to be issued. Participants who have pre-registered for a program will be notified by email of any changes.

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Nature Hike

Saturday, January 4th, 10-11 am

Get your vitamins D and N (Nature) in by joining us on the first Saturday of every month for a hike exploring different parts of Bristol Woods! On this first Saturday of 2020, let’s put our best foot forward with a 1-mile hike to the viewing platform (and back) to look out onto the new year! Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE, no pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, January 16th, 9:30-10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

FREE, no pre-registration required

Leave No Child Inside: Snow Day!

Saturday, January 25th, 10 am-3 pm

Join us for a celebration of winter in the park! Stations will be set up with activities intended to facilitate self-guided play in nature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Come and leave as you like.

FREE, no pre-registration required

Nature Hike

Saturday, February 1st, 10-11 am

Get your vitamins D and N (Nature) in by joining us on the first Saturday of every month for a hike exploring different parts of Bristol Woods! Each hike will be led by a naturalist and focus on seasonal highlights. Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE, no pre-registration required

Great Backyard Bird Count: Feeder Building

Saturday, February 8th, 1-2:30 pm

In preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 14th-17th), we will be making bird feeders and discussing the local birds living in your backyard. All materials will be supplied. Visit the Audubon Society website for more information on the Bird Count.

Friends of Pringle: $9 / General Public: $12

Pre-registration required

Valentine's Candlelit Night Hike

Friday, February 14th, 6:30-8 pm

Enjoy the serenity of Bristol Woods on a romantic candlelit hike followed by hot cocoa in the nature center. Come and leave as you like.

Friends of Pringle: $4.50 / General Public: $6

Pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, February 20th, 9:30-10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

FREE, no pre-registration required

Winter Scouts Day

Saturday, February 22nd, TBD

No troop? No problem! Join us for a day of fun activities in nature intended to contribute toward badge requirements. Girls and boys ages 5-14 welcome!

$5 per scout, pre-registration required

More information coming soon!