Newport Lakes Bush Kids – Bush Survival & Navigation

  • 12/04/2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s time to get kids off the screens and into our Bush Kids program these school holidays! During this session, we’ll be going on a bush walk around Newport Lakes Reserve, crossing the lake and learning all about the fascinating creatures, big and small that live at Newport lakes. Along the way, we’ll be doing some tracking and learning bush survival skills such as reading a map and using a compass.

Our program is for children aged 3 – 10 years and is specifically aimed at supporting children to develop important social, physical and emotional skills through hands-on learning and teaching them real-life bush survival and bushcraft skills.

The bush kids school workshop is run by Penny, a qualified Forest School Leader who runs our Bush Kindy sessions at Newport Lakes.

Our program is based on the leading research from world-renowned and leading Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Angela Hanscom, author of Balanced and Barefoot 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 learning and life skills, both physically and emotionally. As Angela illustrates, “too many of today’s children miss out on the full sensory richness offered beyond the walls of the classroom or home.”

Ages: 3 – 10 years

*Parents are responsible for their children at all times. 


Details Price Qty
Single child $35.00 (AUD)   Sold Out
Extra sibling $30.00 (AUD)   Sold Out