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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…

Research Allsorts and Screen Troubles for Toddlers

by Griffin Longley

Research is like a box of chocolates – if they took half a day to unwrap and kept swapping from chocolate to carob and back again. It’s just confusing. And sometimes you just feel like chucking the whole thing away and taking a spoon to the Milo tin. Read more…

Nature Based Christmas Craft

by Ellery Spychalski

The Nature Play WA team have compiled a list of Christmas craft projects that families can have a crack at this December. Read more…

Low-Cost Nature Based & Imaginative Christmas Gifts for Kids

by Katherine Healy

With the overwhelming options of toys and gadgets replete with requisite bells and whistles on sale for Christmas, it's sometimes hard to find simple, economical gifts that children will cherish and use through the whole year, once the Christmas season (and the initial excitement of something new) has passed. With this in mind, the team at Nature Play WA have put their heads together and created a list of nature-based gift ideas that would suit any little nature player! Read more…

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…

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