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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…

What Kind of Camper Are You?

by Katherine Healy

Who doesn’t love a getaway? To leave the rat race behind (even for the weekend) and commune with nature? We all love the opportunity to indulge in a little R&R, but to what degree do you want to leave behind life’s little luxuries? Whether you’re the “swag chucked in the back of the ute” or the “glamping avec wine and cheese, sil vous plait” camper, if you’re looking for a getaway in beautiful WA, we’ve got you covered! Read more…

An Adventurous One-Nighter

by Shea Hatch

Lane Pool has been a favourite for WA families for decades. But I, like so many Perthlings, grew up outside of WA and so it was a welcome discovery so close to the city. We packed the swag, dinner (click here for the recipe) and two camping chairs and headed off. Read more…

Beach Babies - 10 Tips for Summer Fun at the Beach!

by Shea Hatch

As Summer sets in it is almost a crime not to visit Western Australia’s beaches and rivers. Our nature play events can often be the first introduction for some of our youngest nature players to sand, water and unstructured beach/river bank play, and from our firsthand experience, they absolutely love it! It's going to be a hot one this weekend, and a lot of us will be hitting the beach to try and beat the heat, so here are 10 tips to keep your kids having fun at the beach this summer. Read more…

Top 5 Tips for Surviving Term 4

by Katherine Healy

Fourth term is always a busy time of year – it’s exam time for senior students, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of end of year concerts, awards nights and classroom parties to attend, with carols by candlelight thrown in for good measure. Here are Nature Play WA’s Top 5 Tips for Surviving (and maybe even enjoying) Term 4. Read more…

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