Cubby Town 2018 | Nature Play SA | Review

Cubby Town 2018 | Review

Nature Play SA’s Cubby Town is an annual event held under the huge red gums near the adventure playground at Belair National Park. The event is held to encourage families and kids to get outside, play in nature and create lovely family memories.

On the day we attended, the sun was shining and families were enjoying relaxing on their picnic rugs, kids were busy building cubby houses or playing on the adventure playground.

Cubby Town is a highly organised event and finding the event was easy as there was plenty of signage and friendly park assistants to direct us there from the Belair National Park entrance. There was also plenty of parking within close walking distance of the event even though there were large numbers of families present.

The venue is a large grassy area set amongst huge gums. Some of the gums themselves are so huge and cavernous that they were able to house groups of kids within them. There is also plenty of room for families to spread out and plenty of ready-made cubbies for kids to play in.

Toilets are located a short distance away (note: there was no soap to wash hands with).

Plus, the adventure playground is well equipped with standard equipment, but there is also a fantastic tunnel network for kids to play in. Read our review of Belair National Park Adventure Playground here.

There is plenty for kids to do and while we were there, kids were busy hunting for sticks, rope and hessian material and branches to create their own cubby house or to add to a cubby house.

There are huge logs to climb on and jump off, and some of the enormous trees were also suitable for climbing.

For adventurous kids, there were low ropes to conquer.

There was no shortage of food options with several food trucks onsite serving coffee, curries, sweets, donuts, snacks and hot drinks. Food trucks onsite included the ‘Forage Supply Co’, ‘Sookii La La’, ‘From The Butler’s Pantry’, and the ‘Belair Kiosk’. The Nature Play SA Pop-up Shop was also onsite with gifts, books and information.

The beauty of this event is that it really inspires and encourages families to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and to enjoy the natural beauty of the park in the middle of Winter which can often make us want to retreat into the comfort of our own homes. The other fantastic thing I noted and appreciated was that nobody was rushing. Everyone was there to relax and enjoy each other’s company and of course, kids were having a fantastic time doing things which are so beneficial, away from screens, exploring, creating and designing. We also observed kids negotiating and working together to build cubby houses.

Such a fantastic way to spend a sunny day in Winter.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Nature Play SA website.

What Cubby Town

When: Reviewed July 2018

Where:  Belair Adventure Playground | Belair National Park | Upper Sturt Road, Belair

Who: Families with children 0 – 12 years (older children are still welcome to attend)

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