- Village Folk: a great experience for Kids who also get in free at Black Creek Pioneer Village this summer -
TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - This summer, Black Creek Pioneer Village is about kids and making learning about the past fun! Starting July 19, 2014, Black Creek Pioneer Village kicks off its new Village Folk program. The new program is an immersive hands-on experience designed to encourage visitors young and old to step into the shoes of folks living in a mid-19th century Ontario village. Who would you be if you lived in 1860? Village Folk activities are geared towards children ages 5-12, but can be completed by visitors of any age. Black Creek Pioneer Village has also brought back its popular Kids Get in Free program this summer. Children 14 years old and under get in free, with the purchase of an adult or senior admission, in July and August, Mondays to Fridays. For complete rules please visit blackcreek.ca
"We're excited to bring back "Kids Get in Free" again this year and also introduce the Village Folk Program," said Wendy Rowney, Assistant General Manager, Black Creek Pioneer Village. "There's so much to see, do and discover here. We want to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to explore the Village and experience what life was like in a pioneer town by doing the Village Folk activities. Summer at the Village is about families, and doing things together! We're making it more affordable and also adding to the Village activities so that visitors can really experience what life was like in the past."
When visitors enter the Village they will pick their "pioneer identity" by selecting one of six Village Folk cards. They may choose to be a doctor, seamstress, farmer, cook, tradesman, or hostess. On the back of the card, they will find six activities related to their specific 1860s identity. As they travel through the Village and complete the activities, they will discover how that person lived and what she or he did every day. They will experience life in the 1860s, just like people did at the time.
How did a doctor fix a broken arm? How did you train to be a blacksmith? How did farmers carry water with a yoke and bucket? How did you greet guests politely? How did cooks know when the fire was hot enough to bake a loaf of bread? Be a Village Folk and find out!
• Adults (ages 15 - 59) $15
• Children (ages 5-14) $11
• Seniors (ages 60+) $14
• Students (15+ with ID) $14
• Children 4 years and under (when accompanied with a parent) are FREE
• Members Free
• Parking $7 per car/day
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit www.blackcreek.ca.
Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.
SOURCE: Black Creek Pioneer Village
For further information: Media Contact: Rowena Calpito, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 416.661.6600 ext 5632, [email protected]