Every Kid in a Park Resources

a red and white sign with a skull and textFind all our Every Kid in a Park resources here - from park-specific activities for when you visit our Parks of the Month, to family activities to do wherever you are, we've got you covered!

Family Resources

Nature Play WA have created fun and interactive nature play activities for families to experience and enjoy our unique natural assets in Western Australia.  

These resources are designed in an accessible format and can be used by families in the great outdoors including local parks, nature reserves, beaches and national parks.  

Activity Sheet: Invent a Scent

Become a master of scents by searching for and combining the best smells of nature. Can you create the perfect perfume? This document is available to download here. Download Your Copy

Activity Sheet: Seeing Sound

Sounds are only for our ears……. or are they? Find a quiet spot to sit and listen. What can you hear? Use this activity sheet to record and describe the sounds. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Texture Tag

Use this activity sheet to go on an adventure and explore textures around the park! Touch leaves, bark and even the ground, and describe the features. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: The Bravery Award

With the help of this activity sheet, you’re going to attempt to overcome a fear. That means it’s time to put on a brave face! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Accessible Nature Guides

These Accessible Nature guides have been developed for several of our Parks of the Month.  These documents are designed to help you plan your visit.

Accessible Nature Guide Kent Street Weir

This Accessible Nature guide has been developed for Kent Street Weir in Canning River Regional Park.  This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download Your Copy  

Accessible Nature Guide Yanchep National Park

Our Accessible Nature document features all you need to know about recreational activities available in the park, the number and location of key amenities, a map, communication board and more. It’s available to download here. Download your copy here

Accessible Nature Guide for John Forrest National Park

Our Accessible Nature document features all you need to know about recreational activities available in the park, the number and location of key amenities, a map, communication board and more. It’s available to download here. Download your copy

Accessible Nature Guide for Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Our Accessible Nature document features all you need to know about recreational activities available in the park, the number and location of key amenities, a map, communications board and more. It’s available to download here. Download your copy

Social Stories

A Social Story™ aims to help people of all abilities to plan and prepare for a new experience.  These have been designed to help people visiting some of our Parks of the Month by explaining what they can expect on the day of their visit.  Download your copy before your park visit.

Social Story Kent Street Weir

This Social Story™ has been developed for Kent Street Weir in Canning River Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download your copy

Social Story for Yanchep National Park

This Social Story™ aims to help people of all abilities to plan and prepare for their visit to Yanchep National Park by explaining what they can expect on the day of their visit. It’s available to download here. Download your copy

Social Story for John Forrest National Park

This Social Story™ aims to help people of all abilities to plan and prepare for their visit to John Forrest National Park by explaining what they can expect on the day of their visit. It’s available to download here. Download your copy

Social Story for The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (Walpole-Nornalup National Park)

This Social Story™ aims to help people of all abilities to plan and prepare for their visit to The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park by explaining what they can expect on the day of their visit. It’s available to download here. Download your copy here.

Five Things To Do

These resources are all about our five favourite things to do at each of our Parks of the Month.  Download your copy and get exploring!

Five Things to Do at Kent Street Weir

This resource has been developed for Kent Street Weir in Canning River Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download Your Copy

Five Things to Do at Woodman Point Headland

This resource has been developed for Woodman Point Headland in Woodman Point Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download Your Copy

Five Things to Do at John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point

This resource has been developed for John Graham Reserve in Woodman Point Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download your copy

Five Things to Do at Yanchep National Park

This resource is all about our five favourite things to do at Yanchep National Park. It’s available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download your copy

Stories from Country

Nature Play WA recognises the important and ongoing connections between Aboriginal cultures and the natural world (country).

Through our Every Kid in a Park project, we will be working with representatives of Aboriginal communities around the state to learn more about their Connection to Country through stories and illustrations. We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of spirit those communities have shown in sharing their stories with us and allowing us to onshare them with you.

Through this project we hope to play a small part in helping WA families recognise and appreciate the diversity, richness and beauty of Aboriginal cultures and their deep connections to our magnificent natural world.

Stories of Country – Kaarak the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Nature Play WA recognises the important and ongoing connections between Aboriginal cultures and the natural world (country). Through our Every Kid in a Park project, we will be working with representatives of Aboriginal communities around the state to learn more about their Connection to Country through stories and illustrations. We are incredibly thankful for the […]

Stories of Country – The Emu (Wetji) Cave Dreaming

Nature Play WA recognises the important and ongoing connections between Aboriginal cultures and the natural world (Country). Through our Every Kid in a Park project, we will be working with representatives of Aboriginal communities around the state to learn more about their Connection to Country through stories and illustrations. We are incredibly thankful for the […]

Top Tips & Insider Info

We leave no stone unturned as we explore our Parks of the Month, including speaking with insiders and experts to discover the "must see" spots and the "must do" activities, along with surprising facts and stories about the parks.

Top tips and insider info: plan your visit to Canning River Regional Park with this expert advice

A photo of the outside of the Canning River Eco Education Centre on a sunny day.

For over 10 years, Tracy Lyon has proudly worked as an administration officer and community liaison at Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC). She’s also a Wilson local, living just down the road from Kent Street Weir.   So, it’s no surprise that Tracy has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the animals, […]

Fishing for all at Woodman Point with Fishability

A volunteer from Fishability assists an older man with fishing on the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty. She is crouched down next to the man who is sitting on a camping chair. She has wears a beige coloured hat with black sunglasses sitting on the peak and a long sleeve blue shirt with the Fishability logo on the right. Her blonde hair is in a pony tail and sits on her shoulder. She is holding a fishing rod and a fish that has been caught, and is grinning at the older man. The older man grins back at her. He is wearing a yellow, wide-brim sun hat, black sunglasses and a checkered long-sleeve button-up shirt that is green, grey and white in colour with light blue jeans. The water can just be seen behind them, but it is out of focus.

Fishability is a not-for-profit association on a mission to break down the barriers between people with disabilities and recreational fishing. Their team of volunteers run sessions at accessible locations around Perth (onboard a vessel or a jetty), where people with disabilities can learn new skills with the help of motorised equipment, create lifelong friendships, and […]

Life as a ranger at Yanchep National Park with Pip Carboon

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a ranger for a national park?  Meet Pip Carboon, ranger at Yanchep National Park. She is one of those incredible people that made the seemingly universal childhood dream of working with animals and nature come true!  Pip has dedicated over a decade of […]

Hidden gems, unique history and vital rehabilitation at Mundy Regional Park with Mike Robinson

A photograph of Mike Robinson. He is an older man, perhaps in his 60s or 70s. He wears a cap, a long sleeve shirt and jeans. He stands on a trail at Mundy Regional Park that overlooks Lesmurdie Falls. The background is made up of a hill, mostly green with shrubs, but a few dark grey boulders.

Mike Robinson is the Chair of member-run group, Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls (FOULF). They’re on a mission to restore native flora, undertake structural rehabilitation, improve the amenities and acknowledge the history at Mundy Regional Park.  We were lucky enough to take a walk around the park with Mike. With a wealth of knowledge under […]

Acknowledgements

Nature Play WA would like to thank our partner on this project, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions who are helping us to connect WA kids to our greatest asset, our amazing outdoors.