Welcome to Nature Play Week

Nature Play Week returns from April 12 – 23 2017. Join us!
Explore the 2017 calendar of events and check out the map below…
Find out what is on in your area and bring your friends!

Nature Play Week Launch Event

Join Kids In Nature Network and Manningham City Council, partners and friends for the launch event of Nature Play Week 2017 at the Wombat Bend Playspace on the banks of the Yarra River (Birrarung) in Melbourne.

The launch features Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO; Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People of Melbourne and surrounds and author of the book Welcome to Country and Trace Balla; the creator of the multi-award-winning children’s books Rivertime and Rockhopping.

The launch will be followed by refreshments, outdoor networking and nature play activities for kids. Come and build a cubby, create nature craft and explore Wombat Bend Playspace and the beautiful Yarra River environment with our entertaining nature detectives.

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Wombat Bend Playspace, Finn’s Reserve, Templestowe Lower VIC
9.30 am for a 10.00 am start – 11.30 am
Nature Play activities: 12 noon – 2.00 pm

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Nature Play Week is a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2016 and a winner of the People’s Choice Award in the the community category! Thanks to everyone who contributes to making Nature Play Week such a huge success, and growing the movement of connecting children to nature.

For the full media release, please click here



Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives of all shapes and sizes that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. The week was developed collaboratively by individuals and organisations involved in the Kids in Nature Network

Nature Play Week 2016 ran from 6-17 April, featuring 173 events staged by more than 70 groups across Victoria and beyond. 15,000 people participated this year! Thanks to everyone who staged and event or volunteered their time, energy and expertise.  Without you, Nature Play Week would not exist!

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Graeme Base launches the very first Nature Play Week in 2014

This map shows where Nature Play Week will be celebrated in 2017.

Click here to read an article on Nature Play Week in the Herald Sun.