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How Cubbies Change A Street

by Griffin Longley

I always wanted a tree house in the back yard and a Millennium Falcon in the driveway. I could forgive the absence of the Falcon, but the tree house was quite another matter. Read more…

The contagious outdoor energy of our best friend

by Cindy Addison

Even before we had a dog, the kids still enjoyed outdoor places and experiences but I’m forever grateful that in our increasingly busy lives, our pet reminds us of the need to observe each other’s moods, be aware of how we’re feeling and motivate each other to get up and outdoors together to experience the imperfections of life. Read more…

Zen and The Art of Long Distance Travel (with kids)

by Paul Jarvis

For many people the idea of spending eight or nine hours in a car with their nearest and dearest is enough to send them screaming to the closest small, dark hiding place with a paper bag to breathe into Read more…

Pindan Playtime

by Paul Jarvis

“Look at all those men in flouro onesies!’ Yep there was no denying we were in the Pilbara and young Eliza had perfectly captured the surreal, hi-vis working reality of a resources town. Read more…

Boy, n. 1. Noise with dirt on it

by Natasha Madams

All three of our children, in my opinion, were more active and more adventurous than the average. We would look on enviously at families and young children sat quietly at a table in a café or waited patiently in a line. Read more…

A Good Night Out

by Paul Jarvis

Sleeping under the stars, or with only a thin layer of tent material between you and the distant planets, is one of the great joys of spending more than a day outdoors. There is however one inescapable reality, if you don’t get a good night’s sleep no-one is going to enjoy getting outdoors. Read more…

Coalmine Beach Holiday Park

by Natasha Madams

Located within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Coalmine Beach Holiday Park is the perfect spot to get away from it all. It also just happens to be conveniently located just 3.5km from the township of Walpole, a small and charming well serviced place with the best bakery goods (and pretty decent coffee!)... Read more…

Community place building at its finest

by Nicole Bailey

Earlier this month, the Friends of Webber Reserve officially opened their nature-based adventure park in Willagee. With its logs and boulders, cubby frames and ropes, It comes as no surprise the space was a huge hit with the kids, but what made it even more special was that it was conceived and built by the community on a budget of $10,220! Read more…

Nature Play School Geo-Challenge - Rottnest 2014

by Natasha Madams

They braved rough seas and a decent douse of rain but in the end we had loads of grinning kids on bikes who had a brilliant time at the school Geo-Challenge on 9 May. Read more…

The trouble with gumboots in WA

by Natasha Madams

It all started as we innocently waltzed past the shoes section in our local department store. The obsession with the Spiderman gumboots that is... Read more…

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