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Time in Nature Has Not Been Cancelled

by Griffin Longley

Not everything has changed. The djidi-djidi still chases the crow. The ocean still bends to the sky. The tree has not tired of the sun. Clouds still tell stories. And the herring still fancies itself a marlin. And as COVID-19 turns things upside down, there has never been a better time to reconnect with the natural world all around us and enjoy the mini adventures of play. Read more…

DIY Bug Hotel - no construction required!

by Katherine Healy

This blog started as a simple Instagram image of our DIY Bug Hotel, but the post was so popular we thought we’d put together a How-To blog, (complete with pictures of the work in progress) of our creation - zero power tools required! Read more…

Bog Lap Around The Sun

by Griffin Longley

Here we go, another bog lap around the sun. It's already February, the Christmas holidays are done and the New Years resolutions we made for ourselves are a distant memory. So, how can we slow things down a bit, breathe, and better enjoy the time we have together with our families? Read more…

All The Small Things - Christmas Nature Crafts 2019

by Katherine Healy

This year’s Christmas craft blog is all about the small things – ornaments, gift tags and snow globes, using a variety of natural materials, and many of the craft items you may already have around the house. And as always, our craft ideas are perfect for children of all ages, with even very small children able to take part in creating some wonderful Christmas memories! Read more…

Curtin Explorer 2019!

by Katherine Healy

More than 1,000 people attended Curtin University to experience creativity and imaginative play with a special Nature Play WA twist! Read more…

Thousands of cubbies at Cubby Town!

by Nicole McNamara

Thousands of cubbies built for this year’s Cubby Town at Yanchep National Park! Read more…

The International Play Day

by Katherine Healy

More than 1,000 people from over 50 different nationalities visited Gosnells to celebrate multiculturalism through art, craft, sport and play. Read our blog and see our wonderful photo gallery of the day! Read more…

Collie Camping Among Best in WA

by Griffin Longley

After a three-day weekend camping in Wellington National Park, our CEO Griffin Longley is now convinced that the jarrah forest hills around Collie are among WA’s unsung treasures. Read more…

Celebrating International Mud Day

by Nicole McNamara

This Saturday (29 June) is one of our favourite days of the year. A day dedicated to getting as messy, squishy and dirty as possible... What are we talking about? International Mud Day, of course! Read more…

Getting The Screen Time Balance Right - A Big Part of Modern Family Life

by Griffin Longley

Getting the screen time balance right is a big part of modern family life. But how do you do that? What does healthy screen-based technology (i-tech) use look like? And is i-tech really that bad for you anyway? At Nature Play WA we are acutely aware of how confusing the screen time dilemma is. It seems like every new research article we come across says something different. We also know from a survey of 1,000 Australian parents we conducted with support from Omo last year that parents think screens are the single biggest obstacle to kids playing outside. Read more…

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