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Come ‘n Try Family Fishing Day | Nature Play SA | 13 Oct 2016

[ October 13, 2016; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Free Come ‘n Try Family Fishing Day
It’s on again, an opportunity for you to go and try fishing with Nature Play SA!
If your children have never fished before, and would like an opportunity to try, this is the perfect event.  All fishing gear and equipment provided, experienced instructors and the event is free.

In conjunction with Rec […]

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Epic Mud Play | Nature Play Festival | Goldenfields | 6 Oct 2016

[ October 6, 2016; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Celebrate nature play with one super sludgy day of mud-coated fun.
A free event proudly brought you by the City of Tea Tree Gully and Nature Play SA, this extravaganza of all things outdoor offers a range of interactive activities, including mud pits, cubby building as well as live animal shows and displays. There are games […]

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top walks in adelaide for families

Top Places to Walk & Play Around Adelaide in Spring 2016

Springtime in the Sunshine!
Have you been dreaming of Springtime…? Dream no longer – it is here! Spring is full of exciting things to see – from the tiniest bud on a tree, to beautiful blossoms, flowers and and birds. There is so much to appreciate outdoors at this time of year. So grab the kids […]

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Para Wirra Family Fun Day | One Tree Hill |18 Sep 2016

[ September 18, 2016; ]
A fun day of family activities
Come and enjoy a day of play in the wild at Para Wirra Conservation Park. Para Wirra is a beautiful and iconic South Australian bushland wonderland. Discover nature play and join the rangers for loads of activities and free guided tours.

There will be:

Local food and beverages
Live music
Meet […]

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Nature Play Family Day | Nature Play Festival | Oct 2016

[ October 2, 2016; ]
Nature Play Family Day | Nature Play Festival Launch
Hosted by Nature Play SA, the Nature Play Festival is a two-week program of nature play activities being offered across SA over the spring school holidays from 2 to 15 October 2016. To officially kick off the Festival, a ‘Nature Play Family Day’ will be held in conjunction […]

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New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area

NEW Ramsay Place Nature Play Area | ‘Great Garden’ | Noarlunga

New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area, Noarlunga
Work is starting on a new ‘Great Garden’ nature play area at Ramsay Place in Noarlunga. The upgraded Ramsay Place Nature Play Area will include sculptural landscape features, stepping stones, a rain garden, two hill slides, and opportunities for water play.
Watch this space! The City of Onkaparinga Council expects the new […]

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Onkaparinga River Parks Family Day | 14 Aug 2016

[ August 14, 2016; 9:00 am; ]
Onkaparinga River Parks Family Day
Enjoy Onkaparinga River Recreation Park with a special Family Day on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Take a walk with one of the Friends of Park volunteers.  Ride with a Ranger along the beautiful Onkaparinga River and see the wetland lagoons full of water and wildlife.

Trails are suitable for bikes, children, prams and […]

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Treasure Hunt for Nature

Treasure Hunt for Nature 2016 | Nature Foundation SA | Sunday 30 Oct 2016

[ October 30, 2016; ]
Treasure Hunt for Nature 2016
The Treasure Hunt For Nature will be held on Sunday 30 October 2016. Save the date! Come as a participant or an event volunteer to this enjoyable fact finding and fundraising activity held at the Nature Hub in Botanic Park. The trail includes the  Botanic Gardens, River Torrens, Art Gallery, SA Museum […]

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Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail | Review | Jan 2017

An afternoon at the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and an adventure along the Heysen Trail
If you are looking for a free, enjoyable activity which gets the kids outdoors exploring for a couple of hours in the Adelaide Hills, then stop at the Bridgewater Mill.
The Bridgwater Playground
The playground has just undergone a transformation which was completed in […]

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Squelch toddler mud run and adventure challenge

Squelch toddler mud run and adventure challenge | 3 & 4 Sep 2016

[ September 3, 2016 to September 4, 2016. ]
Get ready to make some mud-coated memories at Squelch Toddler Mud Run and Adventure Challenge!
Outdoor Playgroup, Splash Adelaide, Climbing Tree and Honk pop up play present Squelch Toddler Mud Run and Adventure Challenge – a mudtastic event for little people! For children aged 2 to 6, Squelch features 12+ obstacles that are challenging but safe, and […]

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Flinders Rangers National Park | Nature Play SA Park of the Month | June 2016

Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month for June is Flinders Ranges National Park, about 5 hours drive north of Adelaide.
Each month, Nature Play SA in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources showcases one of SA’s beautiful National Parks.
This is definitely not a day visit, so plan ahead, stay for a few days and […]

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Nature Play SA 25 Things to do in Winter 2016

25 Things To Do In Winter | Nature Play SA | 2016

The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and it’s wetter underfoot, but Nature Play’s list of 25 things to do this winter provides the perfect opportunity to rug up and head outdoors.
Download the list, place it on the fridge and see how many you and your friends can tick off this winter.
25 things to do in winter in […]

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International Mud Day | Nature Play SA | 29 Jun 2016

[ June 29, 2016; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. ]
Celebrate International Mud Day with some mudlicious activities
29 June 2016 is International Mud Day where we join with people around the world to have some fun and get downright dirty!!

This will be an opportunity to bring your preschoolers and help celebrate International Mud Day with some mudlicious activities at Bonython Park, between 9.30am – 2.30pm.

There are loads of benefits […]

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Cubby Town 2 | Nature Play SA | 21 & 22 Jul 2016

[ July 21, 2016 to July 22, 2016. ]
Learn how to build cubbies from natural materials with Nature Play SA
It’s on again in the July school holidays, the challenge to create stick cubbies of every shape and size in Belair National Park on Thursday 21 July and Friday 22 July 2016.

Nature Play’s first Cubby Town event last year saw almost 6,000 people join in.  For many […]

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National Day of Real Play | Free event for families to enjoy ‘real play’ | Nature Play SA | 5 Jun 2016

[ June 5, 2016; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Australia’s first National Day of Real Play
Nature Play is partnering with Omo’s Dirt is Good campaign to establish Australia’s first National Day of Real Play! It’s aimed to be a great annual day for families all around Australia. To celebrate, a free event for families in Adelaide will be held on Sunday 5 June, 10am-3pm at […]

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25 Things to do with children in nature before they turn 1 | Nature Play SA

You may think there’s not much to do with your baby outdoors yet, but your baby will be mesmerised by the stimulation nature provides.
Check out these suggestions from Nature Play SA that will help you baby learn about their world and begin a lifelong appreciation of nature and the value of the outdoors.
25 Things to do with children in […]

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Festival of Mud | City of Unley Activities | April 2016

[ April 3, 2016 to April 29, 2016. ]
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES APLENTY IN UNLEY’S FESTIVAL OF MUD
The Festival of Mud, hosted by the City of Unley, will celebrate nature, outdoor play and healthy childhood development throughout April 2016.
The Festival of Mud will offer a range of activities and interactive nature play, including cubby building, parkour, clay pottery, a mud kitchen and a Mad Hatter’s […]

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Autumn School Holiday Celebration | Outdoor Playgroup | 19 Apr 2016

[ April 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Celebrate Autumn and the school holidays at Warriparinga Reserve in Bedford Park.
Embrace the change of seasons. It’s all about getting kids 0-6 years outside and reconnecting with nature. Activities are aimed at babies and toddlers, but older children welcome to attend too! This is more of a ‘community playgroup’ with some set and structured activities, but parents are […]

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Mud Central | Myrtle Bank | 21 Apr 2016

[ April 21, 2016; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
The City of Unley and Nature Play SA bring you Mud Central this April school holidays!
Expect heaps of different activities to get stuck into: A big mud kitchen, nature crafts, art activities, cubby building, a story time session run by Unley Libraries. Learn about compost, big old trees and more! A great free day out […]

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Parks Week | 5 – 13 Mar 2016

[ March 5, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]
Enjoy free family activities across South Australia’s national parks and reserves during Parks Week.
Held from Saturday 5 March to Sunday 13 March, Parks Week has plenty of opportunities to visit the state’s parks, connect with nature, and learn more about our unique landscapes, plants and animals.

There will be free park entry for all vehicles on […]

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Meet Trixie the Cow at Adelaide Botanic Garden | 19 Jan 2016

[ January 19, 2016; 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. ]
If you hear moo’ing at Adelaide Botanic Garden on Tuesday 19 January, don’t be alarmed – it’s just a real life cow, Trixie, saying g’day to visitors during the Garden’s School Holiday Program!
Trixie will be under the big tree next to the Garden’s City Crop between 11am and 2:30pm and children will be able to […]

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25 Things to do in Summer | Nature Play SA

Looking for some inspiration for Summer fun?
The wonderful team at Nature Play SA have put together their creative list of outdoor activities for you to complete.
Download the list, place it on the fridge and see how many you and your friends can tick off this Summer.
25 Things To Do In Summer:
1. Explore a reef or rockpool […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Now Open!

Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo is now open (December 2015)
Begin your own outside adventure as a family this summer!
Take a walk on the wild side these school holidays and experience the new Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo. Have fun with nature inspired play equipment suitable for all abilities.
The new play space is a wonderful environment where visitors […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia | Dec 2015 to Jan 2016

There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg or picking appples […]

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Nature Play SA Calendar | 2016

Nature Play SA is offering you an opportunity to purchase our first 2016 Nature Play Calendar.
The calendar features 12 beautiful images reflecting the changing seasons and inspirational quotes that convey the imagination, creativity and magic of childhood.

The 2016 Nature Play Calendar includes public holidays and special dates to remember, such as International Mud Day, making […]

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