The October long weekend saw over 20 families participate in a range of Nature Play activities at Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, as part of Nature Play SA’s park of the month initiative.

The recent October long weekend saw over 20 families participate in a range of Nature Play activities at Flinders Chase National Park as part of Nature Play SA’s park of the month initiative.

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island landscape ranger, Deb Laver said that local families built cubbies in the scrub, went hiking and off-road bike riding and created pieces of nature art.

“We teamed up with Parenting KI and local artist Ky Alecto to provide a family eco-art experience, which was the school holiday event’s biggest draw card,” Ms Laver said.

Friends of Parks Kangaroo Island Western Districts helped with the Flinders Chase community open day by taking families on a marine debris clean up along Sandy Beach.

Ms Laver said that the open day coast and marine focus provided the kids with the chance to learn about beach nesting birds and how to share the beach with them, as well as use an underwater video camera used to monitor KI’s marine environments.

“Flinders Chase National Park provides a wonderful space for children to play and it is hoped that Nature Play activities will become a regular fixture on the Park’s calendar.”

If you missed out on the Nature Play festivities, why not create your own Nature Play weekend by visiting Flinders Chase National Park, download the Nature Play SA’s 40 things to do in Flinders Chase National Park brochure at: natureplaysa.org.au/families/families-in-parks/

See how many things you can tick off during this summer holiday season.

Hooded Plovers: Kids learnt about beach nesting birds and how to share the beach with them. Photo: Supplied.

Hooded Plovers: Kids learnt about beach nesting birds and how to share the beach with them. Photo: Supplied.