Home Schools

WORKSHOPS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS AND LEARNING PODS

Enjoy a series of home school workshops this fall at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These workshops are open to all families and learning pods, and are designed to engage students in unique interactive experiences.

  • Fee Per Session: $15 per participant (including parents)
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: Designed for students ages 5 to 12, but all age groups are welcome!

 

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October Workshops

MEET THE STONGS
Wednesday October 7, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

Learn about the Strong family as you visit their first and second homes and explore their everyday life and challenges. An in-depth look at farming, where participants take part in a planting activity are part of the fun.

history actor with broom sweeps doorway of first Daniel Stong house at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Daniel Stong’s first house

Bring your own picnic and we will provide an outdoor space for you to enjoy your lunch at the conclusion of the program.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

 

TIME TRAVELER’S BOOTCAMP – Part Two
Wednesday October 14, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to live in 19th-century Ontario? Find out in this immersive program, in which participants discover even more ways to prepare to go back in time.

Each participant receives a pre-packaged craft kit and will make a decorative bookmark from scratch.

Even if you didn’t attend the first bootcamp, we encourage you to sign up!

crafter marks page with woven bookmark

Bring your own picnic and we will provide an outdoor space for you to enjoy your lunch at the conclusion of the program.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

 

TIE-DYEING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY
Wednesday October 21, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Experience a 1960s fad with an 1860s twist! Explore natural dyes used in 19th-century Canada and prepare a dye bath to make a colourful tie-dyed creation!

crafter prepares dye bath to make tie-dyed fabrics

Bring your own picnic and we will provide an outdoor space for you to enjoy your lunch at the conclusion of the program.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

 

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
Wednesday October 28, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Discover the origins of all your favorite Halloween traditions. Celebrate the holiday with activities and crafts in a pre-packaged kit. Participants are welcome to dress up in costume!

pumpkins ready for carving at Halloween

Bring your own picnic and we will provide an outdoor space for you to enjoy your lunch at the conclusion of the program.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

 

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Health & Safety

The safety of visitors and staff is our top priority.

Before you visit the Village, we ask that you do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please visit us another day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes, please!

  • It is mandatory to wear a mask inside a public space. You must wear a mask while in the Visitor Centre and in the heritage buildings. Limited exceptions apply.
  • Forgot your mask? We’ll have some available for purchase on arrival.
  • Our staff will be wearing masks too while they are in public areas. We want to keep everyone safe!

interpreter at Black Creek Pioneer Village wears mask to prevent spread of COVID-19

What health and safety measures has the Village implemented?

  • High-touch surfaces are cleaned frequently through the day.
  • Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations are available throughout the site. Please expect to wash or sanitize your hands when you arrive and throughout your visit.
  • Point-of-sale systems are sanitized after every use.
  • Washrooms are cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.

How do I check in?

Please join the physically-distanced queue leading to our admissions kiosk.

  • When it is your turn to register, a staff member will call you forward. We’ll ask to see your ticket and will ask you some health screening questions.
  • Please be patient if you have to line up. Our staff are working as quickly as possible to help you start your time in the Village while ensuring the safety of all our visitors.