For Families

Unstructured outdoor play is great for the whole family! We've got some great resources for parents and families to help you get your children outside.

Summer Playlist!

20 Nov 2017

Here's our Summer Playlist, with 21 Top Ideas to get you playing and help you make the most of this summer!  We’ve suggested places to try them, but the options are endless! So, be SunSmart and have fun!             &nbs…

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Autumn Activities - Fun Family Things to Do

5 Apr 2017

The Easter Holidays are here, and it's the perfect time of year to get the family out and into nature!  Download and print out our Autumn Activities list, and check them off as you go.  Follow the links below for more information on where to go and top tips on getting started!.…

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Summer WaterPlay Playlist

2 Dec 2016

Stay cool this Summer at our favourite play spaces with water play features.  With water pumps, splash pads, water misting towers, creeks and ponds, get ready to get wet and have fun.                     …

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Spring Holidays

9 Sep 2016

Spring has sprung!  Wildflowers in bloom in numbers we've not see for years, the sun shining and the skies clear; it's been a wonderful start to the season.                 Download your copy here! 1. Go wildflowe…

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Winter Playlist!

1 Jun 2016

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes! So get dressed  in your winter woollies, grab your family and friends and get outside.                            …

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GROW with Nature Play App

25 May 2016

Unlock the secrets of playing in nature to GROW super healthy happy kids. GROW with Nature Play is the practical play app featuring heaps of things-to-do, tips, hints, and all sorts of information about how and why playing in nature can benefit your baby. Designed for children 0 – 3 years o…

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Autumn Playlist!

4 Apr 2016

Autumn is the best time to get out and about in Western Australia; the weather is mild with sunny days and light winds, it is still warm enough to go for a swim and you can have campfires! With this in mind the team at Nature Play WA have come up with ten of our favourite Autumn activit…

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Influencing children's health report

7 May 2015

Healthy behaviours are influenced in many ways and in all contexts of life – at school, work, home and in neighbourhoods. They may be helped or hindered by such things as individual perspectives of parenting practices, ideas about safety, and urban design. This research focuses on understan…

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Don't Use Smartphones as 'Digital Pacifiers' for Kids

19 Feb 2015

If you're a parent that gives his toddler a smartphone to play with to keep him quiet, you'd better rethink your strategy. New research has shown that regularly exposing a toddler or a child under 30 months to video and interactive media on smartphones and other digital devices could impa…

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Healthy Living: Go Play Outside: It’s Good for Your Eyeballs!

19 Feb 2015

Go Play Outside: It’s Good for Your Eyeballs! By: Dr. William Sturrock If you are really nearsighted, you probably didn’t need reading glasses to see the recent study this past month in the journal ‘Ophthalmology’ describing twice the rates of myopia (the correct scient…

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