Nature Play WA and Curtin University are excited to announce the launch of the Curtin Nature Trail.
The trail, which will go live on the Nature Play WA App on 9 December, will lead you on an exploration of ten great outdoor spaces at Curtin University's Bentley Campus, with fun nature play based activities at each stop.
And to celebrate the launch of the trail we are holding a fun, FREE family Nature Play Day!
The Curtin Nature Play Day will have fun for the whole family, including giant games, nature craft, mud kitchens, kite making, plant a seedling workshop and nature crafts. We’ll be joined by our friends The Eco Faeries who can’t wait to share their fairy magic and help children use their imaginations in some nature craft activities! Join us from 10am on Saturday December 9th for all the fun!
Channel your inner chef (and get messy!) with our mud-tastic mud kitchens.
Join Curtin University’s Parks and Gardens team to learn about native plant seedlings. You can also plant your own seedling to take home!
Collect natural materials to create your very own nature arm bands...
Have fun playing the giant games with other families...
Decorate rocks to take home or hide them along the Curtin University Nature Trail for others to find...
Create your very own kite and test to see if it flies!
Meet the Eco Faeries and make your own bird feeder to take home or write your very own letter to the faeries.
Families can also walk, bike, scoot or skate the Curtin University Nature Trail on the day.
This is a self-guided event where parents and caregivers are responsible for their own child or children in their care at all times.
Although this event is FREE, we ask you register your interest so we can be sure of having enough resources and staff onsite to make the day extra special!
Curtin University Nature Play Day
Don’t forget to download the Nature Play WA app (search Nature Play WA in your App Store or Google Play) for access to the Curtin Nature Trail, event information plus extra activities and photo frames!
The Curtin Nature Play Day will take place at Henderson Court (Curtin University), located by the TL Robertson Library. This is also the start point of the Curtin University Nature Trail.
Parking at the University is FREE of charge on the weekends, please see the printable parking map for recommendations on where to park for the event.
What to Bring
We play rain or shine. Perth often has four seasons in one day so it is important to be prepared!
Here are a few suggestions: hat and sunscreen (these are a must!), a rashie or loose long sleeve top to keep the sun off, a spare change of clothes (there is mud play!), a drink bottle with plenty of water, snacks, and a picnic rug.
If you plan on doing the Curtin University Nature Trail, you may also want to bring your bike/scooter/skateboard (the trail is approximately 1.6km.
Food and Drinks
A coffee van and Tacoria food truck will be on campus for the duration of the event should you wish purchase any food or drinks.
Parking and Toilets
Toilets are located in the TL Robertson Library (open 24/7), next to Henderson Court.
Please be advised that children are the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times. Additionally, a responsible adult must remain with the child during each activity.
During registration for this event, you will be asked to sign in and agree with the Terms and Conditions. Agreement to these conditions thereby confirms that you understand that you are responsible for your child/children at all times.
In case of an emergency, please report to the event base/registration at the Nature Play WA marquee. There are first aid trained staff on site, who will be more than happy to assist you and your family.
In the case of a lost child, please alert the closest Nature Play WA staff member or volunteer who will follow the Lost Child protocol.
Photo or Video Consent
Nature Play WA would love to get some photographs and videos of participants at this event, and would appreciate your permission to share these photos through our Nature Play WA networks. Often these photographs will not identify a child or individual, and are more to capture the fun of the event.
If you do not wish for photographs to be taken of your family, please advise staff at the registration desk who will provide you with a wrist band for your wear during the event. If you would like more information regarding the official event photography, please contact the Events Manager at [email protected]
Leave No Trace
Nature Play WA events are a great way to have meaningful conversations with your children around 'Leave No Trace' - building awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage, encouraging them to be responsible for their area of play, disposing of waste, using only the resources they need and ensuring that the natural environment is hot harmed during play.
Please help us by having these conversations with your children before and during the day. Encouraging the children to help with packing away resources at the end of their session is also a great way to help promote this awareness.