Downloadable Resources for Families

Unstructured outdoor play is great for the whole family! We've got some great resources for parents and families to help you get your children outside.

Mud Pies

Mud play is fun and a source of childhood joy. Making mud pies, splashing in puddles, rolling down hills and exploring slippery creek beds are iconic images of childhood. Download Resource

Dirt + Water = Childhood

Mud is a natural part of childhood and is invaluable for children’s sensory development. It provides a source of creativity and research suggests it’s beneficial to children’s overall wellbeing. Get some practical ideas to explore mud play from our ‘Dirt + Water = Childhood info sheet. Download Resource

Nature Play WA’s Treasure Hunt

Children delight in hunting whether it is looking for an object in a scavenger hunt or a person in hide and seek! They love to explore, discover, collect, and sort treasures. Download and print off our A4 or A5 size classic treasure hunt and get exploring! Download A4 Treasure Hunt Download A5 Treasure Hunt

Halloween Nature Scavenger Hunt

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. If you want to get outside with your family and feel involved with your community, but aren’t too keen on trick or treating, try our Halloween Nature […]

FREE Water Playspaces

With the weather heating up, we thought it was time to curate a list of our favourite FREE water playspaces located all around Western Australia. While there are many wonderful nature playspaces with water features as part of their design, we thought we’d focus on water playspaces that were exclusively water play-based, or had water […]

25 Things to do in Hot Weather

With 25 fun outdoor activities to try, you’ll love our 25 Things to do in Hot Weather resource. Download Your Copy Here 25 Things to Do in Hot Weather 1. Find a quiet river, stream or lake to dangle your feet in the water & daydream. 2. Have an ice sledding race down a steep, grassy […]

25 Things to do in Spring

We love our 25 things to do lists – so much that we’ve created a brand new one for Spring! How many of these fun things can you do this season? Download Your Copy 25 Things to do in Spring! Discover the newest play trails on Play Trails app! Make friends with a tree. Visit […]

Alphabetical Nature Walk

Can you find objects with names that start with each letter of the alphabet? Download and print off our A4 or A5 size Alphabetical Nature Walk checklist, and see how many things you can find on your walk!  We’ll give you a hint for ‘X’ – Xanthorrhoea – better known as grass trees!   Download […]

25 Things to Do in Cold Weather

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes! Get dressed in your warm woollies, grab your family and friends and get outside with these 25 fun new activities for the wet and windy weather. Download your copy here 25 Things to Do in Cold Weather 1. Collect fallen leaves & pieces of bark with […]

Five Family Adventures

The key to family adventure is to take on something that is challenging, but within the capability (just) of your youngest adventurer. Add in a dash of excitement, even adrenalin, and you are almost there. The last ingredient in any adventure is freedom – that sense of being unshackled from your normal life with its […]

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