Children’s Programs

Cultivation Education

Join us this summer for our engaging, nature-based educational series! Each session theme takes a close look at the natural world and helps us appreciate what Earth has to offer.

2023 program dates to be announced

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Richland County Foundation


Storytime Series

NEW DATE AND TIME! Wednesdays at 11AM

Join us for our Storytime Series! Every week, a Kingwood staff member or volunteer will read an engaging children’s story. A new theme will be featured each month. This program is geared towards children 6 and under, but all kids are welcome.

Free for participating children. One free adult per child. Registration encouraged, not required.


The Peacock Playhouse: The Kingwood Sensory Center

At the Peacock Playhouse, children and their families can explore nature through many different activities. There are books you can read, garden games to play, and masterpieces to create. You can even take a rest on your Kingwood journey and watch birds and hummingbirds through the large windows of the center. 

The Peacock Playhouse is designed for self-exploration and is periodically monitored by staff throughout the day.

The Peacock Playhouse was originally the Gate House and home to the chauffeur’s office and garage space during Mr. King’s time.

The Peacock Playhouse is open January through November

The 2022 Peacock Playhouse Impact Project was generously funded by The Shelby Foundation.


The Storybook Trail

Located near the Peacock Playhouse, this literacy adventure can be enjoyed by all ages! Take a stroll through a woodland path while discovering Winter Dance, by Marion Dane Bauer.

Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the Snow is coming, and it’s time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it’s not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall.

Many thanks to our project partner, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, and to the Keyser Library Fund and the George and Barbara Keyser D A Fund of Richland County Foundation who funded the establishment of the Storybook Trail. 

The 2022 Porous Pave project improved the Storybook Trail with the addition of ADA-accessible and stroll-friendly paving. This project was generously funded by The Shelby Foundation.

Planning a field trip?