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Lessons of a Nature Player - The Harsh Realities of Life

by Katherine Healy

An everyday visit to a favourite park brings friendship, conversation, tragedy and acceptance, all in the space of an hour. Read more…

WA's Wonderful Wildflower Season

by Ellery Spychalski

Do you know your orchids from your everlastings? Your wattles from your Mulla Mulla? Did you know that 60% of Western Australia’s wildflowers aren’t found anywhere else in the world? Now’s the perfect time to get outdoors and explore WA’s spectacular array of wildflowers (more than 12,000 species!) with the kids. There’s adventure potential for every type of family and you can find wildflowers anywhere from inner city parks to some of the state’s biggest and best National Parks. Read more…

Messy Muddy Play Winter - Competition Winner!

by Katherine Healy

In our Winter newsletter we put the call out for your gorgeous photos of you and your family getting messy, muddy and playing in the outdoors over the school holidays - and we've had the best time… Read more…

Bees, Frogs and Children

by Griffin Longley

What better indicates the health of a human community than the noise, snot, and tumble of kids? Not just whether children exist, but whether they are present. Seen and heard, not tucked away smurfing the net with faces lit blue by devices. Read more…

Muddy Monsters Take Over Historic Shire of York

by Ellery Spychalski

Nature Play WA held our first ever Mud Monsters Ball in partnership with the Shire of York on Sunday 3 June 2018, as part of the ‘YORKids – A Winter Adventure’ festival. Read more…

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a unique twist!

by Katherine Healy

Mudder's Day was a wonderful event, celebrating how fun getting messy as a family can be! Read more…

Thousands descend on Yanchep National Park for another great day of fun outdoors!

by Katherine Healy

More than 5,000 children, parents, grandparents and other family members joined Nature Play WA and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for Cubby Town on Saturday April 28 at Yanchep National Park. Read more…

Wishing you a less-than-perfect Mother's Day

by Katherine Healy

Mother’s Day can be fraught with stress, and sometimes disappointment, if the day is just not what it’s cracked up to be. Not that we expect grand gestures and expensive presents, but is it too much to ask that the breakfast in bed doesn’t result in Mum having to deep scour the scrambled eggs off the “non-stick” pan? Our Communications Manager, Katherine Healy, looks at the myth of the perfect Mother's Day, and suggests an alternative instead. Read more…

Esperance Escape - recharging in WA's beautiful national parks

by Griffin Longley

Each day was more brilliant than the last as we moved our way through a paradise both rugged and fragile. The privilege of it was stunning. That these places, so remote to the crowded world, are so close to our doorstep is something not just to marvel at, but to be proud of, and a passionate about. Read more…

"My Outdoor Classroom" Launched!

by Ellery Spychalski

Our pals over at Outdoor Classroom Day just released 7 activities on Nature Passport - the free app designed by Nature Play WA and IslandWood to get kids and families playing, exploring, and learning outdoors. Play through the “My Outdoor Classroom” pack of activities when you get the free app, and transform your kids’ sedentary screen time into active, outdoors time! Read more…

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