Updated: Apr 26, 2022
The Nature Play Forest Festival held at Rocky Creek Hut in Kuitpo Forest and hosted by Nature Play SA welcomed a amazing amount of families with a total of 1,837 tickets sold over the 2 day event. The early morning showers were not enough to dampen spirits with mother nature providing beautiful weather in the mid 20s over both days with a slight breeze to keep everyone comfy throughout the day.
Designed for children from 0 - 12 with all stations supported by Nature Play SA staff everyone young and old was able to participate in the activities. A special shout out to Uncle Tamaru for his Aboriginal activities and education bring a great understanding of Aboriginal culture that could be understood by everyone involved.
Some of the activities included this year were:-
Nature mask and crown making
Dancing and dress ups
Nature Potions and tinkering
Bee hotel crafting
Wild cubby building
Picnicking and many other activities to choose from.
Scrapes and bumps were shown off proudly with no major mishaps on either of the days. I even had a few visitors who just wanted to see in the first aid tent so I got to do a bit of a show and tell as well. :D
Some of the benefits on activities such as this include:
Promoting physical activity
Providing multi-sensory experiences
Supporting overall wellbeing and mental health
Raising awareness of Aboriginal culture
Providing opportunities for children and families to connect with nature
Encouraging a fun, safe, and friendly atmosphere
Guiding problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking
A fantastic 2 days was had by all with some wonderful feedback from both participants and staff. I hope to see you all again.