Nature play

Nature play programs in Greater Sydney’s iconic parks gives children an unstructured way to explore and connect to their surroundings.

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Being outdoors gives children the opportunity to explore, discover and learn at their own pace. It allows them to create a special connection to their surroundings. 

Whether it’s building a cubby house, climbing a tree, following animal tracks or creating a work of art out of leaves and sticks, our nature play programs give children and their caregivers the opportunity to connect to the unique heritage and ecology of the Australian landscape. 

What is nature play?

Nature play refers to the unstructured and child-led approach to outdoor play and is practised worldwide. 

Centennial Parklands has been running nature play programs since 2012. Through initiatives like Bush School and Camping 101, school holiday programs like Bushrangers or school excursions, we aim to create a close relationship between children and the natural environment through free play, storytelling, mapping, tracking, survival skills and bushcraft. 

We also offer programs at Callan Park and Western Sydney Parklands and have plans to expand even further.

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