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Merri Bush Playgroup celebrates Nature Play Week

April 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on April 20, 2018 at 10:30 am


Merri Bush Playgroup is an all-weather outdoor playgroup for preschoolers (from birth to 5yo) and their famillies, meeting all year round along the Merri Creek. To celebrate Nature Play Week and encourage families to spend time in nature, we invite local families to come and play with us at one of our favorite gathering place, the Magic Circle. During a regular session, the children spend most of the time playing freely and discovering their environment : climbing rocks or trees, jumping in muddy puddles (an absolute favorite! ), spotting birds or insects, collecting sticks or leaves… We ask that no toy is brought to the session so that the children can use their imagination and the natural materials at hand during their play. Then, we sit together and share morning tea, sing a song and read a book together. What to bring : – Sunscreen and hats – Gumboots and waterproof overalls for children – A change of clothes – Gumboots or waterproof shoes for the carer – A waterproof mat to sit on – Morning tea / lunch The Magic Circle is in Merri Park, near the corner of Winifred and Sutch Streets, Northcote. There is a circular clearing in the trees with a large log and rocks. There are a lot of wattle birds, clear grass areas to run in the sun, low climbing trees and shrubs, mud puddles and more! It is set back a long way from the creek with easy access from Winifred Street. Access: – walk from St Georges Road or Nicholson Street trams (11 and 96) – 503 bus between Essendon and Ceres – 508 bus between Alphington and Moonee Ponds. – Bike / Walk – Merri Trail and cross the footbridge into Merri Park. – Car parking near 16 Winifred Street, Northcote


What: Bush Playgroup
Who: Merri Bush Playgroup
When: Friday 13 April & Friday 20 April, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Magic Circle
Meeting Location: Corner Winifred Street and Sutch Street
Suburb: Northcote
Cost: Free
Age Range: 0-5
Max Participants: 15
Bookings required: No
Further info: https://merribushplaygroup.wixsite.com/merribushplaygroup

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MerriBushPlaygroup/


April 13, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Merri Bush Playgroup
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The Magic Circle
Corner Winifred Street and Sutch Street
Northcote, Vic 3070 Australia
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