Inviting children and their responsible adults to help us celebrate Nature Play Week.
Come along as a family to hunt for bugs, climb a tree, build a cubby and be active in the great outdoors.
Dress for the outdoors and bring drinks, snacks and any medication required.
Do you remember your favourite childhood place in nature? Where was it? How did you find it? How did you feel when you were there?
Over the past 30 years, we have moved indoors and screen spaces have replaced green places.
This change in the experience of and exposure to nature has led to a gradual distancing between our kids and the natural world and has profound implications for the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health of future generations – and for the health of nature itself.
A growing body of evidence suggests that, from backyards to streets, parks and gardens, from the beach to the bush, kids do better outside!
Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment. Nature play encourages kids and parents to see the natural environment as a place to enjoy, play, imagine, relax and explore.