More than 5,000 children, parents, grandparents and other family members joined Nature Play WA and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for Cubby Town on Saturday April 28 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, including:
Nature treasure collecting
Natural print making
Song and movement sessions
St Johns Ambulance tours
Mud kitchens, and
An augmented reality bug hunt
Along with the wonderful attractions of Yanchep National Park.
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, 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.
Nature Play WA would like to extend a huge thank you to the City of Wanneroo for their support, and Mayor Tracey Roberts for opening Cubby Town on behalf of the City. We’d also like to thank Mr Reece Whitby MLA (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs; Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Environment; Disability Services).
A big thanks goes to the wonderful team at Yanchep National Park and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for their support and assistance through providing free entry into Yanchep National Park, and undertaking the huge task of collecting sticks for cubby building (over 6 months worth!)
We’d also like to thank our event sponsors Peet and Reece for their support, as well as our amazing organisational partner, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Most of all, we’d like to thank you for attending Cubby Town and for celebrating outdoor play in Western Australia!