Perth & Peel

a red and white sign with a skull and textPartnering with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to connect WA kids with our greatest asset - our amazing outdoors!

Every Kid in a Park is a project to support families of children of all abilities in accessing and enjoying the outdoors (like local parks, nature reserves, beaches, and national parks) around Western Australia. 

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.  

For a more accessible experience of our website, you'll notice our Accessibility Tool on the lower right of your screen.  Click on the button to access the user-triggered customisations.

Statement of Language

Nature Play WA supports the Social Model of Disability. We are proud to work with families and industry professionals within the disability community, who continue to assist us in our approach to access and inclusion.  

For more information about the Social Model of Disability, visit People With Disability Australia.

Listen to an audio recording explaining the Every Kid in a Park project below.

Parks in the Perth & Peel Regions of WA

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a hand holding a phoneEvery Kid in a Park app

The Every Kid in a Park app provides resources and support to families of children of all abilities in accessing and enjoying outdoor areas around Western Australia.

App content is designed in an accessible format using audio recordings and image descriptions.

Key elements of accessibility are incorporated through inclusive virtual tours, audio guides and interactive maps highlighting the points of interest within each park.

Download the free Every Kid in a Park app

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Family Resources

The Nature Play WA team 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 as a PDF or Accessible Word version, to help you plan your visit. Download PDF version Download Accessible Word version

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 as a PDF and an Accessible Word version, to help you plan your visit.   Download PDF Download Accessible Word version

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

Activity Sheet: Barefoot Bootcamp

Explore the world through your feet with the help of this activity sheet. On your next outdoor adventure, take off your shoes and play barefoot for a new sensory experience! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: A Place of Your Own

For some people, finding a special quiet place helps them connect to nature. Use this activity sheet to find a place in nature of your own. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Plant Pose

Plants grow in all shapes and sizes; just like people! Use this activity sheet to explore the natural environment, or have someone describe it to you. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Stories in the Sky

Find a good place to sit or lay down and watch the clouds in the sky. Take notice of their colours, textures and shapes, or have someone describe these to you. Use this activity sheet to create a story in the sky! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: The Awareness Game

Being aware of your surroundings is a wonderful skill. In this activity, you will be using your senses to test your awareness of the natural environment! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Colour Wonderful

There are so many colours in the natural world. In this activity, you’ll head outdoors with a trusted person as you explore the rainbow of colours and count the shades of nature together. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

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. 

The Karijini Visitor Centre is the perfect place to start your adventure at Karijini National Park.

Speak to knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your day and offer advice on staying safe. Wander through the interactive displays and learn about the Aboriginal culture, plants, animals and geology of the area. Cold drinks, ice creams and souvenirs are also available.

You can also pick up a Junior Ranger booklet, which has fun activities and questionnaires to complete at some of Karijini’s iconic locations. Return to the Visitor Centre with the booklet completed to earn your Junior Ranger title!

To learn more about Karijini National Park, click the link in our bio.

Photo credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

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The Karijini Visitor Centre is the perfect place to start your adventure at Karijini National Park.

Speak to knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your day and offer advice on staying safe. Wander through the interactive displays and learn about the Aboriginal culture, plants, animals and geology of the area. Cold drinks, ice creams and souvenirs are also available.

You can also pick up a Junior Ranger booklet, which has fun activities and questionnaires to complete at some of Karijini’s iconic locations. Return to the Visitor Centre with the booklet completed to earn your Junior Ranger title!

To learn more about Karijini National Park, click the link in our bio.

Photo credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

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The Banyjima, Yinhawangka and Kurrama Aboriginal people know the Hamersley Range as Karijini. 

The name of the park recognises the historic and continuing significance of the area to the people and their involvement in park management. Evidence of their ancestors’ occupation dates back more than 30,000 years. 

During that period, Aboriginal land management practices such as ‘fire stick farming’ resulted in a diversity of vegetation types and states of succession, and have helped determine the range of plants and animals found in the park today.

Learn more about Karijini National Park and plan your visit with our Every Kid in a Park app and website (link in bio).

Information and image credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #KarijiniNationalPark #KarijiniNP #Culture #AboriginalCulture #KarijiniCulture #KarijiniHistory

The Banyjima, Yinhawangka and Kurrama Aboriginal people know the Hamersley Range as Karijini.

The name of the park recognises the historic and continuing significance of the area to the people and their involvement in park management. Evidence of their ancestors’ occupation dates back more than 30,000 years.

During that period, Aboriginal land management practices such as ‘fire stick farming’ resulted in a diversity of vegetation types and states of succession, and have helped determine the range of plants and animals found in the park today.

Learn more about Karijini National Park and plan your visit with our Every Kid in a Park app and website (link in bio).

Information and image credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #KarijiniNationalPark #KarijiniNP #Culture #AboriginalCulture #KarijiniCulture #KarijiniHistory
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Karijini National Park is now available on our free Every Kid in a Park app! 

App users app will have access to exciting resources to help you plan your trip to Karijini, including:

- Points of Interest (live now)
- Safety information (live now)
- 5 Things to Do (coming soon)
- Insider information (coming soon)

We'll also be sharing these resources on our website and socials. 

To download the app, head to your app store and search Every Kid in a Park, or visit the web app - link in bio.

Photo credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #Disability #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #KarijiniNationalPark #KarijiniNP #AccessibleApp #NaturePlayApp

Karijini National Park is now available on our free Every Kid in a Park app!

App users app will have access to exciting resources to help you plan your trip to Karijini, including:

- Points of Interest (live now)
- Safety information (live now)
- 5 Things to Do (coming soon)
- Insider information (coming soon)

We`ll also be sharing these resources on our website and socials.

To download the app, head to your app store and search Every Kid in a Park, or visit the web app - link in bio.

Photo credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #Disability #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #KarijiniNationalPark #KarijiniNP #AccessibleApp #NaturePlayApp
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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a ranger for a national park, or how you could become one?

Meet Pip Carboon, ranger at Yanchep National Park. Pip took the time to chat with us about her ranger journey, and shared some of her favourite things about the park she has worked at for over a decade - including some cheeky koalas!

Read our conversation with Pip in our latest blog (click the link in our bio, then select Yanchep National Park).

@cityofwanneroo @exploreparkswa @waparkswildlife 

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #ParkRanger #RangerLife

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a ranger for a national park, or how you could become one?

Meet Pip Carboon, ranger at Yanchep National Park. Pip took the time to chat with us about her ranger journey, and shared some of her favourite things about the park she has worked at for over a decade - including some cheeky koalas!

Read our conversation with Pip in our latest blog (click the link in our bio, then select Yanchep National Park).

@cityofwanneroo @exploreparkswa @waparkswildlife

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #ParkRanger #RangerLife
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Our Accessible Nature document can help all families feel prepared for a fun visit to Yanchep National Park!

This document features all you need to know about recreational activities available in the park, the number and location of key amenities, a map and more.

Information on accessibility includes:
- The location/s and number of ACROD parking bays
- The location/s of disabled toilets
- What you can expect to feel, see, hear and smell at certain points of interest
- A communication board

The Accessible Nature document is available to download for free from our website. Head to the link in our bio to check it out!

@cityofwanneroo @waparkswildlife

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #Disability #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #AccessibleNature

Our Accessible Nature document can help all families feel prepared for a fun visit to Yanchep National Park!

This document features all you need to know about recreational activities available in the park, the number and location of key amenities, a map and more.

Information on accessibility includes:
- The location/s and number of ACROD parking bays
- The location/s of disabled toilets
- What you can expect to feel, see, hear and smell at certain points of interest
- A communication board

The Accessible Nature document is available to download for free from our website. Head to the link in our bio to check it out!

@cityofwanneroo @waparkswildlife

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #Disability #Inclusion #AllAbilities #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #AccessibleNature
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We’ve developed a Social Story™ for Yanchep National Park!

A Social Story™ answers the ‘wh’ questions – where and when a situation occurs, who is involved, what is happening and why.

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.

Check it out by clicking the link in our bio.

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #YanchepSocialStory #SocialStory  @exploreparkswa @treesadventureyanchep @cityofwanneroo

We’ve developed a Social Story™ for Yanchep National Park!

A Social Story™ answers the ‘wh’ questions – where and when a situation occurs, who is involved, what is happening and why.

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.

Check it out by clicking the link in our bio.

#NaturePlayWA #NaturePlay #Nature #ExploreMore #WildernessCulture #GetKidsOutdoors #OutdoorChildhood #KidsPlay #EveryKidInAPark #EKIP #ParkOfTheMonth #NationalParksWA #NationalPark #WesternAustralia #YanchepNationalPark #CityOfWanneroo #YanchepSocialStory #SocialStory @exploreparkswa @treesadventureyanchep @cityofwanneroo
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