Nature Play WA: McGowan family join more than 1000 children in celebration of nature play at Kings Park

by Sarah Makse

Children got their hands dirty and their feet wet at a huge celebration of outdoor nature play on Saturday, with Premier Mark McGowan and his family stopping by Kings Park to join in the fun.

More than 1000 children flocked to the Rio Tinto Naturescape park for the Nature Play WA event, encouraging families to get outside and discover the benefits of playing in nature.

It comes after a child health poll from the Royal Children’s Hospital in February found that 54 per cent of Australian children play inside on a screen most days, while four in five parents would like their kids to spend more time outdoors.

The event was part of Nature Play WA’s Every Kid in a Park project in collaboration with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions which aims to help children of all abilities access and enjoy the State’s national parks.

Read the full story at The West Australian

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Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.