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Bibra Lake Regional Playground

by Ellery Spychalski

Nestled amongst shady trees on the banks of the beautiful lake in the City of Cockburn, the Bibra Lake Regional Playground is full of exciting and challenging play spaces and equipment. The $3.4 million, 7,000m2 space comes from a forward-thinking city council aiming to “promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity” by providing maximum access for people of all ages and abilities. Read more…

A Berry Good Nature Play Outing

by Ellery Spychalski

Strawberry farms are currently in full swing, with various locations around Perth offering strawberry picking until around mid-December. It’s a great chance for families to get outdoors, engaging in meaningful (and, let’s be honest – delicious!) nature play. Read more…

Community and Creativity: the real treats of Halloween

by Ellery Spychalski

Spooky costumes, trick or treating, and pumpkin-carving sessions in the backyard? Yes, please! Here at Nature Play WA, we think Halloween is a great opportunity to encourage creativity in kids while building a sense of community in your street or neighbourhood. Read more…

Mud, Sun & Fun at the Nature Play Out Day

by Ellery Spychalski

Perth kids ran wild at the Matilda Bay foreshore on October 4th, engaging in creative and adventurous outdoor play at Nature Play WA’s Play Out Day. Read more…

Huts and Cubbies at the Kulunga Katitjin Festival

by Ellery Spychalski

What do you get when you take a sunny Wednesday at King’s Park, add 43 interactive activity stations and 2,500 kids? The Kulunga Katitjin Festival was an BIG day of fun learning on September 14th – and Nature Play WA was part of the action! Read more…

Wildflower Camping Adventure - The Journey is the Destination

by Ellery Spychalski

Some say “the journey is the destination”; and when you’re on the open road in Western Australia during wildflower season this phrase rings true. With school holidays just around the corner it might be time to pack up the kids, hop into the caravan (or throw the camping gear in the car) and hit the road for a wildflower-based camping trip. There are more than 12,000 species of wildflower in WA, and they’re surprisingly easy to access. Read more…

Children and Nature Conference - That's a Wrap!

by Ellery Spychalski

Fremantle was abuzz on Sunday, August 28 as forward thinkers in the nature play movement gathered for Nature Play WA’s inaugural Children and Nature Conference. The audience of nearly 300 included a broad spectrum of participants: educators, parents, environmental and health professionals, and representatives from both the State and local government; a group exemplifying WA’s growing dedication to the message of the importance of nature and play in the lives of children. Read more…

The Good, The Bad and the ... Healthy? Pokemon Go and What You Should Know

by Katherine Healy

The phenomenal uptake and use of Pokemon Go since its launch to the public over the weekend is nothing short of incredible. So, what is it, should your kids play it, and what are the pros and cons? Read more…

When the Cold Gets Too Much – Head North for Winter!

by Katherine Healy

While the South West of WA freezes (OK, we know it’s not that bad, but without double-glazing and central heating, it does get pretty chilly!) there’s a little part of paradise north of Perth – Western Australia’s Coral Coast. With over 1,100 kilometres of coastline to drive, where else can you experience so many of WA’s top attractions? Read more…

There’s No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothes!

by Katherine Healy

There’s a wonderful Norwegian saying – “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær!” which translates to “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes!”, and I wholeheartedly agree. Read more…

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