Welcome to Bush Play

Connection to nature is important for all. It enhances well-being; supports being present and mindful; offers fresh air and off-screen time; as well as being lots fun for everyone. Creating time and space to be in playful connection with our children and the earth is a wholesome way to grow your family's happiness.

Bush Play creates opportunities for family connection, learning, fun and togtherness. Bush Play is for children 0 to 12 years and their grown-ups. Come join us explore Canberra and our region's nature parks and spaces.

Play in Nature

Children learn through play. They are naturally curious with an innate sense of exploration and investigation. When given the opportunity to play out in Nature, children show us just how much they do and know.

Created by keren Huggett

After 27 years in the Early Childhood and Education sector, in various roles including leadership, wellness and nature play. Keren has created Bush Play Connections, that was formally launched in September 2020 as a featured event in the Canberra Rise Festival.

Experiences for Discovery

Bush Play has creation stations to enjoy together. These play experiences change and evolve as the children see fit. All Bush Play resources and materials are sourced from second hand shops, repurposed or reused. At Bush Play we consciously care for the Earth and Country.

Group Activities

Grown ups are supported to participate in the group and play with their children. Bush Play creates opportunities for the grown-ups to connect in and fill their own wellbeing cups alongside others for family fun, play and learning.

What to bring and know

  • All Bush Play Connections Sessions are a leave no trace event.
  • Dress for the weather – All sessions will be going ahead unless its raining very heavily. If the session is postponed due to rain will be notified by email that morning.
  • Pack spare clothes, a towel, sun protection, water bottle and a healthy snack for your children should they get hungry.
  • Adults are responsible for their children the whole session duration.
  • All resources are reused, recycled or re purposed. Bush Play Connections actively participates in loving the earth and sharing sustainability practices.
  • Bush Play Community is a safe, non-judgemental space for connection, self-expression, and sharing Connection to the Earth, Connection to country, honouring of land and natures cycles.
  • Participate, play, learn and have fun together!

Bush Play Season Details for 2021

    Bush Play commences for Autumn/Winter season from 20th of April.

  • Tuesdays at Telopea Park @ 9.45am til noon
  • Wednesday at Molonglo Valley with Woden Community Services @ 9.30 til 11.30am
  • Thursdays at Uriarra East @ 9.45 til noon

Custom group sessions available upon request. Bush Play is suitable for family and friends gatherings, playgroups and birthday parties.
For any of Keren's other services, please click here.

Booking process

If you haven't attended Bushplay before, you must fill out the - Family Registration Form first. You only have to do this once. Please book below for any of the sessions within the season you would like to attend. Then transfer payment of $15 per person, per session booked into the bank account provided. An email will be sent once the booking has been confirmed. We look forward to welcoming you to Bush Play