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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Bog Lap Around The Sun

February 5, 2020

Here we go, another bog lap around the sun. “Fang it!” shout the kids, as do the billboards on the side of the road, and the news bulletins pinging at you from your phone, and that bloody fitness watch you gave yourself for Christmas. But all you can think is, if only that grape between the centre […]

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All The Small Things – Christmas Nature Crafts

December 16, 2019

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 […]

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Collie Camping Among Best in WA

July 3, 2019

You know that feeling when you discover something amazing you’d always overlooked? It’s like discovering the bit of quartz you’d kicked around was a diamond. Well, I had one of those moments last weekend in Collie. I visited Collie a few times back when I was a journalist with the Southwestern Times, and I was […]

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Celebrating International Mud Day

June 28, 2019

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! International Mud Day was created in 2009 when West Australian teacher Gillian McAuliffe and Bishnu Bhatta from Nepal met at […]

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Nature Based Christmas Craft

December 20, 2018

The Nature Play WA team have compiled a list of Christmas craft projects that families can have a crack at this December. The lead-up to Christmas can often feel more stressful than is necessary. There are presents to hunt down, cards to write, seemingly endless end-of-year events, and perpetual planning for Christmas Day. Add a […]

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Low-Cost Nature Based & Imaginative Christmas Gifts for Kids

December 19, 2018

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 […]

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