Activities tagged: Nature Play SA

Flinders SpringFest proudly featuring Nature Play SA

Hosted By: Flinders University

Come explore, play and discover Flinders! Get your hands dirty this spring and dig around our campus. Partnering with our friends Nature Play SA, we've cultivated a vast garden of exciting outdoor activities for the whole family. Whether it's building your own cubby house overlooking our picturesque lake, brewing natural potions in our palatial plaza, becoming a paleontologist for the day, or building your own recycled materials there's something for everyone. Join us for a day of spring cleaning the soul!

Cost: Activities are free, and so is the parking!

Target Audience: Children and families

Region: Metro and Greater Adelaide

Where: Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park.

When: Friday 14 October

Registration Required:

Yes – registrations essential and NOW OPEN!

For further information:

Visit the Flinders University website here.

Pop-up Shop in the Gardens!

Hosted By: Nature Play SA

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 2018 Calendar will be hot-off-the-press and also available to purchase. While you're in the area, take the kids for an explore or enjoy some time-out for yourself and discover the gardens in bloom!

Cost: Free to enter the gardens. Eftpos or cash accepted for shop purchases.

Target Audience: parents & educators, children welcome

Region: Metro and Greater Adelaide

Where: On the deck at Nature Play SA, Wittunga Botanic Garden, Blackwood. See website link for directions.

When: Tuesday 11 October

Registration Required:

No bookings required

For further information:

Visit our event listing here, or call us on 8490 0964

Whittle and Weave at Wittunga

Hosted By: Nature Play SA

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. Our beautiful loose parts bell tent will also feature on the day, along with an area for construction and free play with large natural loose parts for younger children accompanying registered sibilings on the day. Bring a picnic and explore the Garden and lakeside surrounds after your session!

Cost: $18 child / $5 accompanying younger siblings (no weaving & whittling) / adult FREE

Target Audience: 6+ years

Region: Metro and Greater Adelaide

Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden. Specific directions and session information will be provided upon booking.

When: Tuesday 11 October

Registration Required:

Yes – tickets are limited and bookings essential [no tickets available at the event]. Book online here

For further information:

Visit Eventbrite or contact our Events Manager Claire by email  or 8490 0964

Cubby Town: by the creek

Hosted By: Nature Play SA

The magic of Nature Play SA's major 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 wildlife, and play to your wild heart’s content!

Cost: $18 child / $5 adult (+ booking fees). National Park entry is covered with your ticket.

Target Audience: Families & children 2 - 12 years

Region: Metro and Greater Adelaide

Where: Belair National Park, Upper Sturt Road, Belair (site location and directions provided following booking)

When: Saturday 8 October

Registration Required:

Yes – Eventbrite bookings essential (100 tickets available online; no tickets available at the event). Book online here 

For further information:

Learn more here or email Claire, our Events Manager

Whittling & Weaving

Hosted By: Mount Barker Community Library

Join us for a creative hands-on workshop with nature! Children will be guided by Nature Play SA educators to learn skills in whittling and weaving to create a tool and wovern art piece of their own. The sessions provide valuable opportunity for children to be creative, learn to use tools safely, take risks confidently, and practice self-control and persistence!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 8 years and older

Region: Metro and Greater Adelaide

Where: Mount Barker Community Library (in the adjacent parklands) - 5 Dumas St, Mount Barker.

When: Tuesday 4 October

Registration Required:

yes – bookings will be available online from 12 pm Monday 18 Sept

For further information:

Call 8393 6400