Among Big Things, Little Things Grow: an ode to trees, and games to play in them

July 29, 2020

We live on a blue planet, yes, but also a planet of trees. And as we approach National Tree Day it’s a fitting moment to remember the extraordinary role the 60,000 species of trees that grace every continent and corner of the globe (except the polar regions, parking lots, and some misconceived playgrounds) play in our life, […]

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What is the Right Amount of Screen Time in a Pandemic?

July 3, 2020

What is the right amount of screen time in a pandemic? Does watching Bluey count? And do I get extra parent-credits for forcing my kid to play with a stick, in the rain, while I figure out how to resist the return of the old normal? These are just some of the questions as we […]

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Top Nature Play Spaces

June 4, 2020

The hazard tape is coming off playgrounds all over WA this weekend, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite play spaces around Perth and beyond. So, what makes a great play space? The key to play spaces of all kinds is never to forget that the greatest piece of play equipment in the […]

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Five Family Adventures

May 28, 2020

You love the outdoors, and you’re ready to take your family nature experience to the next level. You’re looking for more than an outing, or a getaway; you want an adventure. So, what makes an adventure? The first thing to recognise is that adventures are relative. You don’t have to climb Everest in a wrestling […]

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Top 5 Picnic and Play Spots in Perth and Peel

May 20, 2020

Western Australia is a picnicker’s dream. With our warm weather, huge blue skies, and so much outdoor space that we could fit Kenya, France, Thailand, Sweden, the UK, and Guatemala within it and still have change. Which makes finding a good spot to roll out the picnic blanket and let the kids muck around about […]

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10 Off The Beaten Track Camping Destinations

May 13, 2020

Your Autumn nature escape has been taking on shape, colour, and urgency in the back of your mind for months. And now that the COVID-19 wall is starting to come down you can start planning that next family adventure in earnest – and Nature Play WA is here to help. From May 18 Western Australians […]

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Top 5 Bike Trails for Families in Perth

May 5, 2020

Watching the great wave of kids on bikes peel through WA suburbs during this COVID-19 lockdown has me feeling like I’ve been transported back to the 1970s – minus the bad haircuts, disco, and tinned pineapple. Everywhere I go I see kids and families out on bikes and scooters and it is amazing. There is […]

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Top 5 Walk Trails for Families in Perth

May 1, 2020

You look up at the cathedral canopy of trees and exhale the week. The to-do list that has been tap-dancing in your head evaporates. The kids tear off down the trail with their backpacks bouncing, and you sigh a smile. Welcome back to the outdoors. And in this time of uncertainty and COVID-19 restrictions, it’s […]

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7 Fun Easter Activities to do at Home

April 8, 2020

The Easter Long Weekend is one of the busiest weekends for WA families – it’s the first week of the school holidays, it’s a minimum of four days off (for most people) and it’s traditionally a time for a big family get-together.  But this year, the landscape of the Easter holidays looks quite different. The […]

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DIY Bug Hotel – No Construction Required!

March 12, 2020

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! The idea to create our Bug Hotel came about during the weekly sorting […]

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