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2018 - A Year For Making Memories

by Griffin Longley

We watch our kids constantly change, and stay the same. Step by step they move away. And circle back. And move away again. Each circle reaching out just that bit further toward the independence that is our children’s deepest goal (even if they don’t always know it) and their birthright. Read more…

Merry and Bright - Christmas Nature Crafts 2017

by Ellery Spychalski

The Nature Play WA team has too much fun researching and testing ways for you to add nature play into your Christmas each year. This year, we’ve got ideas for kid-made wrapping paper and a few outdoor Christmas-themed activities too! Read more…

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Stage 2 Reopening

by Ellery Spychalski

Nature Play WA attended the reopening of the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park on December 14th. The new stage 2 development was unveiled to a group of lucky Perth kids (and young-at-heart adults) to explore! Read more…

Curtin University Nature Play Day - Our Final Event of 2017!

by Ellery Spychalski

Nature Play WA teamed up with Curtin University to launch the Curtin Nature Trail with a beautiful afternoon of free outdoor activities at the Bentley campus. Read more…

Inside the New Nature Passport App

by Ellery Spychalski

The team at Nature Play WA is excited to introduce you to our newest tool in the movement to get kids outdoors: the Nature Passport app. The Nature Passport app is designed as a tool to help families and schools replace kids’ sedentary screen-time with playing, exploring and learning outdoors. Read more…

Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

by Katherine Healy

They got dirty, they had fun, they played, they learned! On September the 7th - more than 200,000 Aussie kids had something in common with more than two million children worldwide – they all took part in Outdoor Classroom Day. In Western Australia 29,000 kids from almost 300 schools and early learning centres around the State participated. Read more…

5 Things We Know About Dads & The Perfect Father's Day Gift!

by Katherine Healy

Hey Dad, treat yourself (and the family) to some quality time together in the great outdoors this Father’s Day! Here’s five things we know about dads, and why getting into some nature play this weekend is the perfect gift! Read more…

Children and Nature Conference – A Weekend Full of Nature Play!

by Nicole McNamara

The concept of “nature play” took centre stage on the weekend of August 5th and 6th, as nature play professionals, educators, local and state government representatives and passionate parents flocked to Fremantle for the second Nature Play WA Children and Nature Conference. Read more…

Camp Nature Play - a Huge Success in Margaret River!

by Nicole McNamara

Camp Nature Play returned to the stunning Wharncliffe Mill in Margaret River on 23 – 25 June 2017 for its second edition. With 140 attendees, the event was a huge celebration of unstructured play and camping. Read more…

Cubby Town - Building Memories of Outdoor Fun!

by Katherine Healy

Held on Sunday April 30th at the stunningly beautiful Yanchep National Park, an event that we thought might attract around 2,000 people (at most!) became an enormous celebration of families enjoying unstructured play in the great outdoors – with more than 5,000 parents, kids, grandparents, uncles, aunties and friends in attendance! Read more…

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