After losing our sweet rabbit, Clover, to cancer last June, we are happy to welcome a new bunny, Bella, to the nature porch! Bella was given to us by the Boden family of Buckhead. She’s a beautiful addition to our nature porch.
Lisa’s friend Grace is nice enough to come out every Spring for a session (or two) of egg dyeing activities for the after school group. Here are a couple pictures from our dye day last week.
Haverty Hollow offers morning and afternoon playgroups for the younger set. Ages 3 – 5 will enjoy their choice of activity, from sand play to building play to organized outside and inside games plus free play in our playroom or outside on the multi-level playground.
If you’re interested in an afternoon program, you can sign up for pickup in the Haverty Hollow van from various area preschools.
Morning playgroups are available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when we open at 9:15 a.m.
Afternoon Playgroups are available from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please see our registration form for prices.
If you’ve never visited us, please call or stop by to see our original log cabin building situated on four acres of playground, a portion of Nancy Creek and walking trails, just off Northside Parkway and north of West Paces Ferry Road. Please check the Map/Directions page to plan your trip.
The sandbox on Haverty Hollow’s upper playground can be transformative. During free play, the preschoolers often use the shallow pans, plastic food containers and aluminum sieves to pretend-bake cakes or construct complete meals for their fellow “family” members. At activity time, Mr. John demonstrates some of the science behind volcanic action. The children mound the sand, Mr. John mixes the eruption elixir, and the next thing you know, pseudo-lava is bubbling up and over from the mouth of the volcano. Later on in the day, the After School children exercise their imagination by creating intricate forms of tunnels and underground passages. Everyone makes the sandbox their own during a typical day at Haverty Hollow.
We have lost our oldest pet at Haverty Hollow.
How many children over the years have heard me tell the story about why ChiChi came to live at Haverty Hollow?How I was at the small pet store located at Ansley Mall (before there were stores like Petco and Petsmart!) and I saw ChiChi for sale. I told the owners that I had raised chinchillas in my classroom when I was a teacher at Trinity School. The owners tried to talk me into buying him but I did not. Two weeks later I was back in the store and ChiChi was still there. He was too cute! I agreed to bring him to Haverty Hollow where he has lived for so many years. I do not remember what year he came and would love feedback from anyone who has memories of seeing ChiChi at Haverty Hollow.
He will certainly be missed!
ChiChi is buried in our Haverty Hollow pet graveyard.
Little ones and older children enjoyed making bunnymobiles as a special holiday activity during Easter Week 2017.