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Autumn Playlist!

by Paul Jarvis

Autumn is the best time to get out and about in Western Australia; the weather is mild with sunny days and light winds, it is still warm enough to go for a swim and you can have campfires! With this in mind the team at Nature Play WA have come up with eight of their favourite Autumn activities and locations, we have split them evenly over regional WA and the metropolitan area because the April school holidays have long been a favourite for visiting relatives and friends. Read more…

Learning in Nature

by Cindy Addison

Early Childhood education assistant Cindy Addison shares her thoughts on Nature Play WA's Engaging Outdoor Learning workshops - from content, to delivery, to ongoing inspiration. Read more…

Donna Faragher: Back to basics for kids when it comes to play in WA

by Katherine Healy

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The RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show

by Griffin Longley

I haven’t grown out of toys. A visit to the RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show last week was proof enough that I have not, will not, and probably should not, ever, grow out of them. Read more…

Smiles Abound At Harmony Week Play Out Day

by Griffin Longley

Life has a way of tying the shoelaces of our ideas. Or is it just me? It trips grand notions of how things should be with messy little knots of how things are. But sometimes, just sometimes, life agrees with us. And so it was for Nature Play last weekend. Read more…

Weekender at BIG4 Peppermint Park

by Gy Tabeshfar

Our Passports and Family Nature Clubs Manager Gy Tabeshfar and her family were guests of BIG4 Peppermint Park in Busselton, visiting in December for the launch of their new nature play space. Here's Gy's write up of her trip! Read more…

Betty's Jetty! (Our quick peek at Elizabeth Quay)

by Shea Hatch

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Elizabeth Quay opened last night, and it was huge! We love seeing more family friendly outdoor spaces in Perth, and this is certainly a big one! Read more…

Summer Gardening - Start a Succulents Nursery

by Shea Hatch

Growing succulents is super easy. You can literally break a leaf off the right plant, leave it on the dirt and a month later there is a plant growing! Part "joy that I can grow plants so successfully", part "money saving operation", I have started a succulent nursery at home. It’s a great little project for kids to get involved with because it is so easy, they grow quickly and the success rate is high. Read more…

Rock and Roll!

by Sonia Hills

A concert in the bush? Not this time! A mountain biking experience in the Perth Hills is what we enjoyed last week thanks to Jenny and Mark at Rock and Roll Mountain Biking. Read more…

Christmas Craft, Without the Emotional Meltdown

by Griffin Longley

Christmas is in the post and the two problems pressing their way to the front of your queue right now are that your kids are bored and you can’t bring yourself to buy another plastic Rudolph Christmas with the LED nose, or more fake snow in a can for the Christmas tree that should have been up four days ago. But never fear, Nature Play WA is here to solve your pre-Christmas woes. Read more…

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