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Bush school (2.5-5 years-old): connect children to nature


Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July


Term ticket (Mon, Tues, Thurs): $330Drop-in ticket (Fri): $33

Bush School is a unique nature play program for children aged 2.5 to 5 years.

This special week-by-week program, led by our expert Education Rangers, brings urban children and their parents back to nature in the heart of Centennial Parklands.

Join us for weekly Bush School sessions in term 2 from 26 April – July 1 2022.

(Re)connect your children to nature

These days, kids spend more time than ever inside and especially in front of screens. Bush School at Centennial Parklands is designed to inspire a love for the natural world in children through outdoor games, bushcraft activities and storytelling.

Bush School will get your kids moving, creating, and thinking in a stimulating outdoor environment every week, giving them a chance to explore, discover and learn at their own pace. By the end of Term 1, they will have gained all the benefits of Nature Connection and Nature Play by developing their creativity, confidence, attention, and sense of responsibility.

A uniquely Australian nature play program

The Bush School program is rooted in the heritage and ecology of the unique Australian landscape. It was developed through research and concepts from international best practice in nature education as well as current education models such as Forest Schools and Nature Kindergartens. Centennial Parklands offers the perfect outdoor classroom for your child’s nature connection.

What happens during Bush School?

Our sessions include storytelling, nature-based activities, free play (climbing, digging, imagination, creativity), art-making and nature games.

During Bush School in Term 2, children will learn and play in nature whilst exploring an autumnal theme through:

  • Shelter Building

  • Animal tracking

  • Bats

  • Turtles

  • Fire and cooking

Covid-safe information

Please check our Covid-19 Safety Plan before booking.

Do not attend our programs if

  • You show any Covid-19 symptoms or feel unwell

  • You have returned a positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test

  • You have been asked to self-isolate

Please follow the NSW Health COVID-19 testing and self-isolating Health Order advice. We will refund your ticket if you or your child are not able to attend due to any of the above reasons.

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Centennial Parklands


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