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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. ]
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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Outdoor Playgroup SA | Storybooks and Superheroes | 6 Dec 2015

[ December 6, 2015; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Outdoor Playgroup SA will go back to the site of their biggest playgroup to celebrate the end of the year and a great year of nature play, friendships and fun.
Bring your partners and your picnic and make a day of it! Dress up as your favourite super hero and enjoy a morning in Veale Gardens. There will […]

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BioBlitz at Hallett Cove Beach | 13 & 14 Nov 2015

[ November 13, 2015; 4:00 pm to 9:45 pm. November 14, 2015; 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Discover the life at Hallett Cove – FREE family event
Join in the fun at this free family event and discover the life of Hallett Cove! There will be organised walks, talks and swims. You will be able to observe, record and learn about the local flora and fauna. Or you can just drop by, there […]

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Explore More | 30 Sep 2015

[ September 30, 2015; ]

Head to the Coromandel Community Centre and learn about nature, how to recycle and reclaim!

Honk! will create a temporary pop up ‘junk yard’ play space that will offer hours of fun and enjoyment for all ages. Explore native animal habitats in and around the local creek. Activities for Children include Pop up ‘junk yard’ play space and nature play […]

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Practical Worm Farms | 31 Oct 2015

[ October 31, 2015; 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

A great workshop for the whole family, Steven from Wagtail Urban Farm will explain the benefits of living with one of the most miraculous animals on the planet, the humble compost worm. During this practical workshop you will learn how to provide an optimal environment to keep the colony alive through the heat of Summer […]

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Wildzone Adventures | Byards Wetland | 10 Oct 2015

[ October 10, 2015; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Fed up with the kids getting square eyes but stuck for inspiration? Prepare to get your hands dirty when you join in for this FREE fun filled nature play event.
Byards Wetland will inspire you with some fantastic ideas on how to spend more family time playing outdoors and using your imagination in a natural setting.

Some activities include:
– […]

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Nature Play SA Festival Launch & Festival Guide | 27 Sep to 10 Oct 2015

[ September 27, 2015 to October 10, 2015. ]

Join in a relaxed picnic-style afternoon to celebrate the opening the 2015 Nature Play Festival!

There will be nature craft, mud kitchens, a mini ropes course, live music, an outdoor art exhibition featuring entries received from Nature Play’s recent children’s nature art call out, and a host of other activities.

Bring your picnic rugs, a bite to eat and prepare […]

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