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Inside the New Nature Passport App

by Ellery Spychalski

The team at Nature Play WA is excited to introduce you to our newest tool in the crusade to get kids outdoors: the Nature Passport app. The Nature Passport app is designed as a tool to help families and schools replace kids’ sedentary screen-time with playing, exploring and learning outdoors. Read more…

Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

by Katherine Healy

They got dirty, they had fun, they played, they learned! On September the 7th - more than 200,000 Aussie kids had something in common with more than two million children worldwide – they all took part in Outdoor Classroom Day. In Western Australia 29,000 kids from almost 300 schools and early learning centres around the State participated. Read more…

5 Things We Know About Dads & The Perfect Father's Day Gift!

by Katherine Healy

Hey Dad, treat yourself (and the family) to some quality time together in the great outdoors this Father’s Day! Here’s five things we know about dads, and why getting into some nature play this weekend is the perfect gift! Read more…

Children and Nature Conference – A Weekend Full of Nature Play!

by Nicole McNamara

The concept of “nature play” took centre stage on the weekend of August 5th and 6th, as nature play professionals, educators, local and state government representatives and passionate parents flocked to Fremantle for the second Nature Play WA Children and Nature Conference. Read more…

Camp Nature Play - a Huge Success in Margaret River!

by Ellery Spychalski

Camp Nature Play returned to the stunning Wharncliffe Mill in Margaret River on 23 – 25 June 2017 for its second edition. With 140 attendees, the event was a huge celebration of unstructured play and camping. Read more…

Cubby Town - Building Memories of Outdoor Fun!

by Katherine Healy

Held on Sunday April 30th at the stunningly beautiful Yanchep National Park, an event that we thought might attract around 2,000 people (at most!) became an enormous celebration of families enjoying unstructured play in the great outdoors – with more than 5,000 parents, kids, grandparents, uncles, aunties and friends in attendance! Read more…

Eggcellent Easter Crafts

by Katherine Healy

Easter is a great time for nature crafts, and this year we decided to tackle egg dyeing with natural colours, with the results not all they were cracked up to be... Read more…

It's Bike Week - But Most Aussie Kids Will Never Ride To School

by Katherine Healy

Bike Week is back (March 17-26) – WA’s annual celebration of people riding bikes! With a huge range of activities all around our great state, there’s never been a better time for us to get the whole family out there on two wheels – but are we? Most of us grew up riding bikes; to and from school, to a mate’s place on the weekend, down to the local shops to pick up the bread and milk; but how many of our own children ride regularly, if at all? Read more…

Engaging Outdoor Learning : Potential of Outdoor Spaces

by Ellery Spychalski

The "Potential of Outdoor Spaces" is one of Nature Play WA’s Engaging Outdoor Learning workshops. These hands-on workshops are run by our education consultants Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett. Read more…

Nature Play Out Day January 2017

by Ellery Spychalski

Yesterday’s summer Play Out Day at Matilda Bay was attended by an incredible 388 kids and parents, from a total of 61 locations. Families came from as far as Northam, Bruce Rock (and even New South Wales!) to take part in a fun-packed day of unstructured activities. Read more…

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