Welcome to part 1 of a series on nature activities. This post is about things to do outside. Part 2 is about things to do inside.
Around Western Australia
- Visit a nature play space: there are over 40 in WA. These are public playgrounds that feature natural materials and encourage open-ended play. See a list in the Play in WA app by Nature Play WA.
- Pick an area or landmark around WA to explore with a Nature Passport. These are free activities and challenges meant to be done in a particular location. They are available as printable PDFs or in the Nature Passport phone app.
- Splash around in water – it’s the perfect activity for a hot summer day! Check out Nature Play WA’s list of free water play spaces around Perth and regional WA.
- Play and learn while you explore with the Play Trails app. This free phone app contains location-specific trivia and challenges you can unlock when you visit different locations around WA.
In your neighbourhood
- Fly a kite on a windy day. Look for a wide open space like a park or sporting field, so the kite has plenty of room in the sky to fly.
- Visit a community garden. The first-ever National Community Gardens Day is happening on November 26, 2023. There will be open days where you can find out more about your local community garden, so it’s an ideal day to plan a visit.
- Do an activity from Rewilding Kids Australia. This book by Melissa Mylchreest is an activity book all about nature around Australia.