Banyule Council hosts a free nature play day for children aged under 12 and their parents at Banyule Flats Reserve on Friday 13 April.
Bird watching, water bug exploring, stick cubbies, clay animal making, a treasure hunt, landscape drawing and a nature walk are part of the fun plus a free sausage sizzle.
This is the seventh in a series of nature play days presented by Banyule Council to give children and their parents a chance to discover Banyule’s great outdoors and reconnect with their natural environment through play.
Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale encouraged parents to book in to this free nature play day with their children to get a bird’s eye view of their local natural environment.
“Nature play days are a great way for local children to really discover the trees, birds, bugs and natural environment right at their doorstep” he said.
“Banyule’s beautiful reserves and parks make a perfect backdrop. What a place to play!”
A growing body of evidence suggests that from backyards to streets, parks, gardens, beach and the bush, children do better outside.
Banyule nature play days help families connect with nature in simple, fun ways and to learn more about sustainability in our bushland areas.
WHAT: Free nature play with barbecue provided.
WHERE: Banyule Flats Reserve. Meet in the carpark at end of Somerset Drive, Viewbank.
WHEN: Friday 13 April, 4-6pm.