2024 Festival of the Wild Child

2024 Festival of the Wild Child

The Festival of the Wild Child – MMLT’s most popular event – is back this year! This fun-filled family event is at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in Pakenham on Saturday, August 24th (August 25th rain date).

This year’s theme is “Be a Wild Child. Roar Against Climate Change.” We want to share some amazing nature experiences with you and your family. Join us for a variety of activities including guided nature walks, a storybook trail, and unique workshops.

We’ll have biologists, naturalists, and researchers on hand to show you pollinators in the meadow, frogs in the stream, porcupines in the trees, and beavers in the pond. And if you’re very quiet, you might meet some magical fairies in the woods!

Get your tickets: HERE

The Festival of the Wild Child is FREE for children or youth under 16 and $10 for adults, 16+. Click on the “Get Tickets” button to register yourself and the rest of your family for this nature-themed event. Sign your waiver and digitally send it to [email protected] or print, sign, and bring it on the festival day. Click HERE for the waiver.

Activities Include:

– Forest Fire Safety (learning presentation – in partnership with the Mississippi Mills Fire Department)

– Indigenous Talk (New this year! – educational presentation)

– Research Tent (New this year! – educational booth – in partnership with Carleton University)

– Pond Life (activity station)

– Storybook Trail (New this year! – self-guided walk – in partnership with the Mississippi Mills Library)

– Storybook Tent (guided activity – in partnership with the Mississippi Mills Library)

– Pollinator Path (guided discovery walk – in partnership with Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists)

– TickTalk (New this year! – educational activity – in partnership with Leeds Grenville & Lanark Health Unit)

– Magical Fairies (scavenger hunt)

– Tree I.D. (guided walk)

Visit our online shop HERE to pre-order a Wild Child T-shirt for your little hiker(s). We’ll have it ready for you when you arrive at the festival! Order before noon on August 23rd.

Please note that there’s parking on site and we will have food and cold drinks for sale. Please leave your pets at home – the wildlife will thank you!

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to complete your waiver digitally and send it to [email protected] or print, sign, and bring it on festival day. Click HERE for the waiver.

Get your tickets: HERE

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