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 garden party.
City of Unley Community Development Officer Alyssa Hill said the nature of children’s playtime had dramatically changed over the past two decades and it was important that screen time was balanced with outdoor activity.
“We need to give children the same opportunities we had as kids. This festival is about
kids going outside and making their own fun without the pressures of competitive sport,”
Ms Hill said.
Nature Play SA CEO Sarah Sutter said: “Mud play has been associated with a range of
benefits including increased happiness, improved wellbeing, stronger immunity and a
connection with nature”.
The festival also aims to teach parents and teachers new skills through workshops and information sessions so that they can help their children and students embrace nature play.
An Adventure Day in Ridge Park hosted by the Glen Osmond Scout Group will kick off the festivities on Sunday, 3 April 2016.
The Festival of Mud is a collaboration between the City of Unley, City of Burnside, Playgroup SA, Principals Australia Institute, Kids Matter, Nature Play SA, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and the Department of Education and
Most activities throughout the month are free but some are ticketed and require bookings.
For more information, please visit The City of Unley website here.
Events by City of Unley –
Sunday 3 April – Adventure Day at Ridge Park
Friday 8 April – Project Wild Thing Film Screening
Monday 11 & Wednesday 13 April – Twilight Mud Play
Monday 18 April – Nature Crafternoon
Tuesday 19 April – Out in the Garden
Wednesday 20 April – Little High Tea
Wednesday 20 April – Recycle Craft Storytime
Thursday 21 April – Mud Central!
Thursday 21 April – Storytime at Mud Central
Thursday 21 April – Young Writers Group
Friday 22 April – Parkour Session
Friday 22 April – Children’s University Amazing Astronomy Lecture
Tuesday 26 April – Cubby Building on the Village Green
Wednesday 27 April – Woodworms
Wednesday 27 April – Clay Sculpture
Thursday 28 April – Clay Pottery
Friday 29 April – Nature Crafts in Orphanage Park
Friday 29 April – Bubble Sports
What: Festival of Mud | City of Unley Activities | Unley 2016
When: Sunday April 3 to Friday 29 April 2016
Where: Various locations
Image from City of Unley/Nature Play SA
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