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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…

Nature Play WA at the Caravan and Camping Show 2018

by Nicole McNamara

Nature Play WA had a great weekend at the RAC Caravan and Camping Show on March 24-25. We spent two fantastic days helping families to build cubbies, create nature crafts and draw on our big chalkboards, undeterred by the on-and-off rain. As we often say – there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes! Read more…

How to stop saying “be careful” and what to say instead

by Katherine Healy

As the parent of three children aged 16 to 5, I feel as though my entire adult life has been calling out “Be careful!” “Watch out!” or “Go easy!” (this last one was a favourite of my beloved grandmother). And I’m tired of it. To stop saying the obligatory, there are a couple of simple tips I’ve been trying, which need just a little practise to make a part of your repertoire. Read more…

Scarborough: whale of a time ahead for kids at new $1.4m playground

by Katherine Healy

Children will be eagerly awaiting the opening of a $1.4 million playground at Scarborough after construction finished on the project. Read more…

Nature Play. It's Not Rocket Science, It's More Important Than That.

by Griffin Longley

Nature play spaces are everywhere. Schools have them, local governments are putting them in - there is even one at the new stadium. Every day there are more news stories and research on why kids do better when they get time to muck around outside. They even took time at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January to put out a statement on how real play is going to save world. Here’s the thing though. Nature play is actually an anti-fad. It is just time and space for free play outdoors. The more nature there is in outdoors you have available the better, but at its heart nature play is just mucking around outside. Read more…

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