10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you have a curious child? A child that loves ADVENTURE, CLIMBING, BUILDING and searching for BUGS? Then this workshop is just for you! Come along and join us for a morning of adventure, play and activities, getting ‘messy’ in nature . Our Bush Play events bring include all our favourite nature play activities and children get to create their own bug out of clay to take home! Our workshop guarantees to be a child’s sensory delight as they immerse themselves in nature play, creativity and learning at Birrarung Park in Bulleen. At Eco Explorers Bush Programs, we incorporate hands-on, child-led learning and sensory play through a range of nature-based activities, nature crafts, storytelling, songs and a bushwalk focusing on movement, climbing and learning about the local flora and fauna.
Our events run in all weather and seasons so bring your raincoats and gumboots for some fun muddy play! We strongly believe that being outdoors in all weather is a great opportunity for children to discover and learn about nature and to embrace a positive and resilient attitude. As the famous quote by Sir Ranulph Fiennes goes …..
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally.
Bush play is an all weather outdoor playgroup so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children and adults must wear closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and even a change of clothes for those muddy play days! Our playgroup will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 1 – 6 years (siblings under 12 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times and are encourage to join in on the fun!