10 Things to do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is known for its beaches and theme parks, but it has so much more to offer! We’ve put together 10 things you can do on the Gold Coast with the whole family. Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located in Burleigh and is the Gold Coast’s only dedicated Aboriginal […]

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Neighbourhood streets have flourished with connection and care

Whilst families have faced many new challenges in these unprecedented times with the pandemic, there have been positive impacts on communities as well. As many families were homebound working and supporting children to learn at home, more time was spent in family homes and streets within the neighbourhoods. Old friendships were revitalised and new connections […]

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Regional Loose Parts Play Tour Oct-Nov 2020 – Our Journey

Through a Heart Foundation Active Australia Innovation Grant, the partnership of Nature Play QLD, BUSHkids and The Outsiders: Play Advocates was born. We headed out on tour to parts of regional Queensland to spread the word, highlight the benefits and share experiences about playwork and loose parts play. Over 15 days, we were lucky enough […]

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Outdoor Learning lowers violence and suspensions at Berrinba East State School

A great story on how principle, Stephen Kanowski of Berrinba East State School, has helped change the lives of struggling kids and parents by taking learning outside. Berrinba East State School was recently a finalist in the Outdoors Queensland Awards for the Nature Play QLD Education Award. Stephen has lead the school to becoming a […]

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15 Benefits of going out and engaging with nature for kids

As a parent, you must have heard about the importance of playtime for your kids, either from your own parents, or from fellow parents at your children’s school. The truth is, your little ones do need to frequently go out and spend their fair share of time amidst nature for their optimal development. Let’s give […]

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