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.
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