Nature Play events are in very high demand. Our ticketed events for children have a history of booking out within 24 hours!
Events are a great way to engage kids in outdoor play. Nature Play WA can support your events, whether it's from providing free Nature Play WA resources and materials at a small event, to co-producing a day of activities for hundreds (or even thousands!) of children at your location.
While we love to produce nature play events, Nature Play WA is not an events organisation. Instead, we rely on partnering with state government, local governments, schools or organisations to initiate the delivery of events for children.
Ideally, we love to offer events for children that are free to attend.
Every event is different, however, and with financial backing Nature Play WA can provide:
- Nature play equipment and supplies
- Event staff
- Ticketing administration
- Create branded collateral
- Create specific nature play missions, digital trails or scavenger hunts on our outdoors app according to your event
- Complete marketing and promotions
Nature Play WA can supply free promotional material for your event as follows, so long as the purpose of the event matches our ethos:
- Nature Play Stickers
- Printed Family Resources – such as ’51 Things to Do Before You’re 12’ or 'Green Time vs Screen Time'
- Plus other Nature Play WA information and flyers
Additional marketing collateral can be purchased for events, such as:
- Nature Play t-shirts
- Water bottles
For councils or very large events or organisations, it is possible to brand your own Passport to An Amazing Childhood. (We recently developed a branded passport for the YORKids festival with the Shire of York.)
Please contact our Events Manager to find out more about partnering with us for your next event!
Examples of recent events we have partnered to deliver include:
Cubby Town - City of Wanneroo and WA Parks and Wildlife
More than 5,000 children, parents, grandparents and other family members joined Nature Play WA and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (WA Parks and Wildlife) for Cubby Town on Saturday April 28 2018 at Yanchep National Park. Following on from the successful Cubby Town event held in April 2017, this year’s event featured a wide range of nature play activities, along with the wonderful attractions of Yanchep National Park, including:
- Cubby building
- Nature crafts
- Nature treasure collecting
- Natural print making
- Story time
- Song and movement sessions
- Playgroup activities
- St Johns Ambulance tours
- Rock decorating
- Mud kitchens, and
- An augmented reality bug hunt
With events partner the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Services), organisational partner the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Sport and Recreation WA) and with support from City of Wanneroo, Peet and Reece, Nature Play WA delivered a day of incredible experiences for families.
Working with local community groups Wanslea, Two Rocks Playgroup, Little Gumnuts nature programs, and Pyjama Drama music and dance, Nature Play WA harnessed the expertise and local knowledge of these organisations and allowed them to connect with families living in the City of Wanneroo, from further afield.
The cubbies built blew the Nature Play WA team away – from dome structures, tunnels and hanging shades, to unique creations using cardboards boxes and sticks. It really was a sight to behold.
Mudder's Day - City of Cockburn
Attendees joined Nature Play WA and the City of Cockburn on Sunday 13 May 2018 at the picturesque Manning Park to celebrate all things mum! It was a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day, with around 4,000 children, parents, grandparents and other family members and friends getting together to spend some time outdoors.
The event was all about celebrating how fun getting messy as a family can be! To embrace this, there were a variety of unstructured, messy activities including:
- Mud puddles
- Mud Masks
- Mud Sculpting
- Mud-stacle Course, and
- Cubby building.
With beautiful weather, and smiling faces, kids and parents were encouraged to embrace the event and get messy. It was fantastic to see so many people jumping in the puddles, playing with the mud kitchens, or simply sitting back and spending some time with their loved ones. The weather was perfect, with many families spending hours at the park enjoying the sunshine and making nature play memories together.
Mud Monsters Ball - Shire of York
Take one sunny winter’s day on a vacant lot in the historic Wheatbelt town of York. Add four mud kitchens, one disco marquee, thirty-six hay bales and ten trailer loads of beautiful dirt. Invite volunteer-fire fighters from the York Fire & Rescue Service (and ask them to bring their firetrucks). Mix water and dirt, then wait patiently for 1,500+ monsters to show up for hours of wild and wonderful muddy fun. Welcome to the Mud Monsters Ball!
Nature Play WA held our first ever Mud Monsters Ball in partnership with the Shire of York on Sunday 3 June 2018, as part of the ‘YORKids – A Winter Adventure’ festival. The Mud Monsters Ball was situated right in the heart of York – surrounded by historic buildings on Avon Terrace.
The belle of the ball was, without a doubt, the massive mud pit at the centre of the event. Within minutes of opening, mud was flying, splashing, and oozing, as attendees dressed themselves in the appropriate costume for the event: head to toe mud. The mud pit was the busiest zone throughout the Mud Monsters Ball, and any brave kids and adults who entered were guaranteed wholesome (at times chaotic!) fun.
Nature Play WA also launched our brand new, free Shire of York “YORKids” Nature Passport at the event. Families can use it to visit some great nearby nature, try new things, be brave, get messy and have some adventures in the Shire of York.
We would love to work with you to create a unique, personalised, nature play event. Contact our Events Manager, Nicole McNamara on (08) 9389 4056 or email [email protected] to find out how!