Big Scrub Nature Play - Lennox Head

Term 1 2020: Nature Playgroup - Mon & Weds Ages 2-6, Lennox Head | Forest School - Friday Ages 3-6 | | e:

Business Details

  • Big Scrub Nature Play offers nature playgroups and forest school in Lennox Head, Ballina and Byron hinterland
  • Our nature-based educational programs are designed to help children connect with nature, engage in active play and use their creativity
  • We are 100% outdoor, all-weather kind of folks!
  • Little Explorers Nature Playgroups – for 2-6 yrs old, accompanied by an adult
  • Forest School for 3-6 yrs old, drop-off

General Information

We believe that unstructured play in a natural environment enables our children to be challenged, boisterous, creative, messy and above all, themselves.

During any of our programs, you are likely to find our little explorers up trees, sliding down mud slides, whittling with pocket knives, creating their own play with ropes, sticks, clay, mud and any natural resource we can find. We let kids, be kids – because children can’t learn to protect nature if they’ve never experienced being part of it.



Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 am during school term (10 Feb – 6 Apr 2020)
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm during school term (12 Feb – 10 Apr 2020)

Where: Lennox Head and Ballina

Suitable: For children 2 – 6 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Value: $162 | sibling $90 (9 weeks term)

Each week we have a different theme but a gentle rhythm guides our mornings to create a safe, predictable routine for our little explorers. Some of the activities include mud play, nature art and crafts, gardening, sewing, baking and exploring in nature.



When: Fridays, 9:30am – 1:00 pm (7 February – 3 April 2020)

Where: Various locations between Lennox Head, Ballina and hinterland

Suitable: For children 3 – 6 years old, drop off

Value: $50 per session | $40 for slblings

Forest school is an outdoor, nature-based learning program that focuses on the holistic development of children. This type of learning environment helps children develop confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity through experiencing the natural world and by acquiring practical, outdoor skills.

At Forest school children have the space and opportunity to direct their own play and learning experiences guided by their interests and imagination, rather than external direction. Activities may include: whittling, knot making, building bug houses, cubby building, replanting native fauna, nature connection games and more.

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