Climb trees, build cubbies, explore the great outdoors, make mud pies, and discover strange bugs.
(Re)connect children to nature and experience all of its benefits. Led by our expert team of education rangers, Bush School inspires love for the natural world through games, bushcraft activities, stories and more.
Bush School is a unique 10 week nature play program for children aged 2.5 - 5 years.
Term 1 Mondays: 3 February - 6 April
Term 1 Tuesdays: 4 February - 7 April
Term 1 Fridays: 31 January - 3 April
A separate program runs for ages 5-12.
Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be a dedicated snack break during each session, so please bring food for your child.
Parents will also receive training and advice to nurture and mentor their own nature child.
Our Bush School is a uniquely Australian program based on international best practice in nature pedagogy. It is a child-led nature play program which uses a nature connection mentoring approach to foster natural curiosity. To learn more about nature pedagogy, visit the official website.
Bush School is an outdoor program and will take place in all-weather except for high winds. Participants (adults and children) are expected to dress for the outdoors, including bringing wet weather gear, a hat, sturdy enclosed shoes and waterproof footwear when required.