The Nature Play Festival is an annual Festival for children and their families which celebrates and encourages play outdoors in nature.
The Festival is coordinated by Nature Play SA in collaboration with more than 30 wonderful event host organisations including local and state government, not-for-profits, playgroups, education sites, nature clubs, Friends Groups, libraries and more!
Through the Festival, Nature Play SA aims to highlight the importance of nature play for today’s generation of children and to provide opportunities for families to access nature play events and activities across SA.
This year, Nature Play SA are delighted to announce more than 100 nature play events are being held by host organisations across the state!
So sit back and enjoy planning your spring school holiday adventures with their online Festival guide – simply select your region, take a look at what’s on offer, and make sure you book tickets or register where required. They will keep this page updated and you can also contact host organisations with specific queries via the event information provided.
Nature Play Festival events & activities include:
Loose parts play in the park
Hosted By: City of Tea Tree Gully
Zoos SA Mythical Creatures – 2017 Spring school holiday program
Hosted By: Zoos SA – Adelaide & Monarto Zoo
North Terrace Tree Trail & Tree Mask Workshop (read more here)
Hosted By: City of Adelaide
School Holiday Program: Family Fun (read more here)
Hosted By: Wild Imagination
MudFace Play Dayz
Hosted By: City of Marion
Whittling & Weaving
Hosted By: Mount Barker Community Library
Twig & Stick Spring Holiday Nature Play Sessions
Hosted By: Twig & Stick Children’s Nature Club
School Holidays Un-Plugged
Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre
Introduction to Nippers Surf
Hosted By: City of Holdfast Bay
Discovering the Birds of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary
Hosted By: Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, in partnership with the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
Cubby Town: by the creek (read more here)
Hosted By: Nature Play SA
Nature Play in the Adelaide Hills – Explore, create, build!
Hosted By: Torrens Valley Community Centre – Adelaide Hills Council
Bikes, Bugs & Bush Exploring
Hosted By: DEWNR – Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Barossa Nature Play Day
Hosted By: Barossa Bushgardens and the Barossa Library
Flinders SpringFest – 14 October – proudly featuring Nature Play SA – (read more here)
Nature Play SA thank all the organisations involved in making the 2017 Nature Play Festival a reality.
The 2017 Nature Play Festival is proudly supported by Flinders University.
Happy nature playing everyone!
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Nature Play SA website.
What: The Nature Play Festival
When: Spring School Holidays | 1 – 15 October 2017
Where: Various locations through SA (see guide)
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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