Programs and Workshops

Programs and Workshops

You can use PayPal to register for programs or call: 705 874 3517 OR email us at:



Fall/Winter 2017

Our drop-in program is daily during regular hours unless otherwise posted. We have trains and cars, imaginative play, blocks, books, puzzles, gross motor equipment, and of course sensory and crafts everyday! They can paint, colour, and glue to their hearts content!


Art Explorers – Craft with Sarah! – 18 months – 4 years +

Join us for a weekly art project with Miss Sarah. Painting, cutting, and pasting are just a few of the ways in which our young artists express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. Adult participation is sometimes required. Cost is included in Play Pass. Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Toddler Book Club! Story + Craft: All ages. Friday mornings at 10:30am 

Join us for an interactive story and songs! We will do a craft to go with our theme for the week. Adult participation required for craft. Included with Play Pass.

Infant Massage Workshop – November 17th 1pm-3pm and Dec 14th 1pm-3pm

Cost: $20 plus hst. Pre-registration required. Join us for a 2 hour hands-on workshop. Songs, oil, and handout included.

Certified Infant Massage instructor Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender will guide participants in a full body massage routine. Special attention will be focussed on support for colic and gas, as well as adaptations for newborns and toddlers. Infant massage techniques may support sleep, digestion, growth and connection. Singing and discussion are incorporated into the class. Oil is provided. Please bring extra clothing and a soft blanket for baby. Suitable for infants newborn to crawling.

Parent + Child Family Paint Nights

DATES: Nov. 10th (Owl) , Nov.17th (star wars-FULL), Dec. 8th – 6pm (holiday themed)

Cost: $39.55 for parent and child /$12 per additional child (inc. hst)
Ages: 4 years +
It’s all about fun, creativity, and spending time together! No artistic talent required! Step by step instructions from our fantastic art teacher.
Register online via paypal at
or send an EMT to

Little Dancers – Preschool Dance for ages 2 & 3

6 week session – TBA

Explore the world of dance!! Children will be led through warm-ups and stretches before moving in to travelling steps and improvisation. This fun and energetic class is the perfect introduction to dance for your little one!

Pre-registration with payment is required. Limited spots. Adults or older siblings welcome to join in!


Nov. 1 – Dec. 6th – Wednesday’s at 1:30pm (FULL)


Nov. 24th – Dec 29th – Friday’s at 1pm (REGISTRATION OPEN)

(Next session January 10th)

Join us at the Play Cafe for a group just for you! Sit back and relax with your babe and a beverage as we chat, get to know, and cheer each other on. Recommended for parents with babies newborn to pre-crawling.
We will have a guest speaker every week to discuss/demonstrate different topics
relevant to you!
Cost: $65 + hst (Includes cafe beverages)

Topics and Speakers Include:

Infant Massage
Intro to Solids
Birth Stories
Mama Nutrition
Baby Sign Language

Musical Baby Signs:

Together we will explore baby signing vocabulary, songs, play, and family and baby connection.

Starts – October 24th – 4 weeks – Tuesday’s at 10am

Pre-registration is required.

Classes are geared for families with babies three to 18 months old.

$40 plus tax




Ukulele Slow Jam Learn + Play – JAN 10TH 6-7PM FOR 4 WEEKS 

Cost: $50 pp + hst

Learn to play the Ukulele! (must provide own instrument)

Learn songs with 2 and 3 chords and basic strumming patterns
Come learn, sing, play and have fun!

Pre-registration is required.


Little Mindful Movements: February 2018  (4 weeks starts Feb 20th 545-630pm)
 Have a busy little person who could use some strategies to support his body and mind? We have a parachute, large foam blocks, and a balance beam. We will explore movement from a mindful space. Children will be introduced to breath work strategies and  simple movement exercises. Games and activities will focus on supporting emotional regulation and confidence building. This class is suited for children ages 2-4. Facilitated  by Sonja Martin RYT 500. Register at 874-3517 or e-mail Cost is $48/ child  for 4 weeks.


Mindful Art + Parenting:

This is a unique offering of mindful teachings through art. Children wil be guided in a series of four art projects.

Art will be used as a tool to quiet the mind and provide an emotional release.
-While the children are doing art parents will be given strategies in mindful parenting
-Children will build on thier imaginations and support a sense of mastery

4 Weeks Starting Nov 6th 4:30pm-5:30pm
Week 1- mindfulnes/relaxation jars
Week 2- sand garden
Week 3- musical string drawing
Week 4- Memory Beads

Recommended ages: 4 +
Cost: $50 plus hst for the 4 weeks
includes craft supplies and hand out for parents. Register by calling 874-3517 or email



Monthly Support:

Postpartum + New Parent Support Meet-up:

Drop in style monthly meet-up. The first Thursday of the month from 12:45-1:45pm.  This is a free event for parents with babies 0-12 months needing postpartum support.


Special Events:

MACRAME WORKSHOP– Plant Hanger Workshop with Sticks and Strings Macrame!
Next class: November 24th 6pm-9pm

This is a beginner level workshop. You will learn basic knots and weaving techniques to allow you to create a simple and beautiful piece.
Cost: $40/participant. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration with payment is required to attend. Contact Play Cafe to register.

Mindful Art Workshop: Jan 13th 9:30-11:30 $20

This is a two hour workshop that will support mindfulness through quiet art options. The workshop includes a guided discussion for parents on mindful strategies for their children. Art material include recipes for mindfulness jars, coloring and simple open ended art ideas.  Parents, come with your questions on how to bring mindfulness into your parenting. This class is suited for children ages 4 and up. It will be facilitated by meditation and yoga teacher RYT 500 Sonja Martin. Cost is $20 per family.  Register at 874-3517 or e-mail



Yoga at Play Café:

Hatha Yoga- Gentle beginner – Drop in Class – every Tuesday @ 6:45pm
This is a gentle yoga class suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with added experience. Students will be guided in this time of renewal through a series of gentle postures, breath and mind work aiming to calm the mind and increase alertness. This centring class with leave students feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience but geared for beginners. It will be enjoyable for everyone regardless of body type or fitness level. Students will be safely guided through the asanas (postures) and relaxation techniques as we stretch and strengthen our being. Classes are $60 for a six week pass or $12 drop- in rate. Classes are ongoing every Tuesday night @ 6:45pm
Teacher : Sonja Martin, RYT 500

Family Flow Yoga – Coming January 2018

We welcome families of all kinds for a playful class together. Families can stretch, breath, and move while building connections. We will do a warm up , a creative flow series ( think zoo flow, nature flow etc. )and a yoga story each class. A quiet guided rest will end each class. This class supports body awareness, confidence, attention and flexibility. Classes are only $20+ hst /class , per family or $65 for the entire four week session. This an excellent way to be active as a family . Facilitated  by Sonja Martin RYT 500. This class is suitable for children ages 5+




Try to show up 5 minutes early or slip in quietly if you are late.
No refunds if a class is taught and you are unable to attend
Please set personal items (bags, coats, etc.) at the front or to the side of the class.
For class cancellation (poor weather) ONE make up class will be added to the end of the session.
Please inform the teacher of any concerns or if you are unable to attend. Please call 705 874 3517.
If the teacher in unable to attend every effort will be made to find a qualified supply teacher.
Class cancellations will be posted on the Facebook Page at LEAST 2 hours before the start.
Pre-registration with payment is required for all series (unless drop-in) by the deadline posted.
Classes have a cut off for registration – 1 week prior to the start date.
Classes require a minimum of 4 participants to run as scheduled.