Kids do better outside!

Welcome to the Kids In Nature Network.

Being outdoors and in nature is good for us. It makes us happier, healthier, more resilient and more caring.

Over the past decades, childhood has changed. Kids have moved indoors as screens have replaced green places.

We act to empower, connect and grow a cross-sectoral movement that gets kids back outside. Join us.


In the light of the COVID-19 virus developments, many of the face-to-face bush groups and other nature play programs have been temporarily suspended.
However, recognising that being out in nature is good for our physical and mental health and that of children, we encourage everyone to continue to go outside and play in nature responsibly.
There are many simple and fun nature play activities you can do yourself in your backyard or local park. Kids In Nature Network will continue to share ideas and resources for activities.
Click here for some inspiring nature play ideas.
Please continue to share your ideas/videos/resources with us, so we can share them far and wide. We look forward to hearing from you!
Nature Play Week 2020

Nature Play Week 2020 ran from March 25 until April 5. Instead of face to face events, the week focussed entirely on sharing inspiring, simple ideas for local nature play.

Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019

The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition 2019 had over 600 entries and celebrated its 40 finalists on National Threatened Species Day.

Have a look at the amazing artworks.

State of Nature Play Report

Have a read of what over 350 organisations working to connect kids to nature have told us.


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, learn and play.

We thank them for sharing their culture and knowledge through stories, language, art and song.

We recognise the important role they have played for thousands of years and continue to play in caring for the land and waterways.  We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.

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