Join us outdoors where nature players roam wild, get dirty and create lasting memories of a nature-filled childhood.


Throughout the year we’re delighted to bring South Australian families a series of seasonal events in locations ranging from national parks and forests, to local reserves, natural play spaces and botanic gardens.

We like to think of our events as a jumping off point – an opportunity for you to get your bearings and grow. After all, childhood was a while ago for most of us! Designed to showcase what free play outside can look like, we hope our events give you the inspiration and confidence you need to make unstructured play in nature an everyday part of your children’s lives.

We collaborate with government and other partners to run signature events including Cubby Town, International Mud Day celebrations, the Nature Play Forest Festival, the Festival of Mud and so much more.

Keep an eye on this page and our instagram and facebook feeds for latest event releases.
Our events book out quickly so we suggest securing tickets sooner, rather than later, to avoid disappointment.

We can’t wait to nature play with you soon!

Interested in partnering with us for nature play events? Jump over to our partnering with us page to find out more!



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Nature Play Festival 2017

September 30 - October 15

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! The 2017 Nature Play Festival is proudly supported by…

Cubby Town: By the creek!

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The magic of our major winter Cubby Town event has been packaged into an intimate family cubby building adventure in Belair National Park!   Discover our special creek-side cubby space, beautiful bell tents for reading and loose parts play, create a eucalypt mask, spot local…

Whittle + Weave at Wittunga

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spend a morning outdoors at our scenic Nature Play SA headquarters as our team guides your nature players in the arts of weaving and whittling!   Children will be empowered to whittle their own sticks and craft a naturally woven creation to take home. This…

Pop-up Shop in the Gardens!

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re invited to visit the Nature Play SA pop-up shop at our beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden headquarters!   Come browse and purchase from our thoughtfully curated selection of books and quality products which aim to inspire and support your children’s time in the outdoors. Our…

Flinders SpringFest proudly featuring Nature Play SA

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come explore, play and discover Flinders! We're delighted to be teaming up with Nature Play Festival 2017 sponsor, Flinders University, to be part of their annual SpringFest event.   Get your hands dirty this spring and dig around the Flinders University campus where you’ll find…

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