Welcome to Nature Play Week

Nature Play Week will return in 2017 from April 12 – 23. To register your expression of interest in organising an event, please click here

Nature play, bush kinder and outdoor learning survey 2016
Help us get kids playing outside and experiencing the great outdoors by taking part in this first-ever state-wide survey of nature play, bush kinders and outdoor learning in Victoria! By participating in this survey, you are helping to shape the future of the nature play movement in Victoria. The results will be made available in a public report with a set of recommendations on how government and other agencies may best support and grow this sector.  This survey will close on Sunday November 13. Click here 

Premier’s Sustainability awards of the Peoples Choice Winners!

We are very pleased to share that Nature Play Week was a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2016, and have just been announced winners 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 was celebrated in 2016. Check out the 2016 Calendar of events here

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