Being outdoors is a huge part of WA life – with our sunny climate that hangs around for most of the year, children spend a lot of time outdoors, usually looking for bugs and worms, playing with sticks and generally getting dirty. Sometimes us parents just need a little bit of inspiration in finding ideas for outdoor play, so nature clubs are a great place to start.
Educated By Nature Locations: Include Baldivis, Crawley, Dalkeith, Mosman Park, Tapping, Hamilton Hill, Wembley and Swanbourne. For the full list of locations, click here.
Educated By Nature have nature programs for children across Perth and for all ages, with sessions including the below:
Mud Pies - Mud Pies is designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years, but children aged 1-5 years are most welcome to attend. The sessions include messy playing with clay, explore and create with tools, build cubbies, read books, sing songs, create nature crafts and splash in water. Children will enjoy morning tea under the trees and share stories, while families can share advice and social time with other families.
KIN (Kids In Nature) Village – a nature program for children aged 6 to 12 years (a drop and leave program) and a morning program for children aged 4 to 7 and their families. Children will learn to use real tools to build, construct and tinker, build rafts and explore the river foreshore and even prepare and cook a healthy lunch! Children will also construct cubbies and huts, connect with mentors and leaders, explore nature, find animals, insects and plants and play wilderness awareness games.
Bush Inventors Club – this ‘drop and leave’ program is for children aged between 6 and 12 years and incorporates many of the aspects of the KIN program, along with exploring fire management and safety.
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Inkling Art Space Nature Club, Fremantle Inkling Art Space, 42 Henry Street, Fremantle 0417 982 638 Dates: Term 4 runs 25 November to 16 December 2017, with other workshops kicking off in 2018
These 6 week courses use nature to inspire art and learning. Each class starts with exploratory drawing and scientific investigation using a new medium each week to explore the topic.
Footprints Family Nature Club Locations: Cannington, Gosnells and Thornlie
Website: To contact, click here - you will need to create a login
Footprints Family Nature Club caters for all ages and runs across three locations in Perth’s South East. Sessions include arts and crafts with nature themes, biking, bushwalking, camping, geocaching, picnics, treasure hunts and tree climbing. They also organise camping weekends, bushwalking and fishing.
You can also find details for individual Family Nature Club here.
Perth is a fantastic space for getting out into nature, and a nature club is a great way to explore the outdoors, learn about the environment around you and meet new people!