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 3 from 18 July – 23 September 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 3, 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 practices 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 3, children will learn and play in nature whilst exploring a winter theme through:
Stories and song
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.