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Get into nature during the summer school holidays

Exploring the enchanted marine environment at Trigg Beach
Exploring the enchanted marine environment at Trigg Beach DPaW

There is so much to see and do in Perth’s great outdoors during the summer school holidays!

With a range of activities for children aged between 4-13 years, the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s (DPaW) Nearer to Nature school holiday program provides opportunities to enjoy and learn about the natural environment.

Whether it is up in the Perth Hills, at Yanchep National Park; the Canning River or beaches at Marmion Marine Park and Woodman Point, each activity is run by an experienced guide and offers children hands-on fun learning experiences.

Activities for the little ones include Lovely ladybeetles, Possum tails tale and Camouflage Capers among others.

DPaW Nearer to Nature Program Coordinator Jill Francis said these types of activities for children 4-7 generally involved story-telling with hands-on experience either with arts and crafts or interaction with furry, feathered, sea dwelling or insect friends.

“For the older kids we have a number of more adventurous activities including Canning Canoeing Quest, Adventure Caving and Big Kids Camp Out, an overnight camping experience at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

“These are for children aged between 8-13 year as they are often longer in length and parents are not required to stay for the duration,” she said.

Mrs Francis said the activities were very popular and she encouraged people to book early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings are essential. Phone Nearer to Nature on (08) 9295 2244 to secure your child’s adventure in nature today.

Further information about the Nearer to Nature schools program can be found at

Media contact: DPaW Media 9219 9999