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Monday Family Friendly Nature Connection Adelaide

  • Oaklands Wetland and Reserve 237-265 Oaklands Road Oaklands Park, SA, 5046 Australia (map)

This family friendly event delivered by an occupational therapist welcomes adults and children of all ages (best for over 3's). Come and join us for a fun, relaxed adventure in nature. We will walk a little, explore some trees, imagine what the world looks like from a bugs perspective, see what we can smell and find some treasures in the forest. We will end with a shared snack and drink. All children need to attend with an adult who will need to be responsible for their supervision - this is not a child-only event. 

This nature connection experience is not about bushwalking or nature identification, or ‘thinking’. It is an opportunity to engage our 5 senses - listening, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing as we allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. The experience involves a series of guided ‘invitations’ to help us connect with nature, calm our busy minds, perhaps be playful and have some fun. The experience is tailored to the needs of the group.

Nature connection supports the development of sensory awareness, physical skills, emotional regulation and connecting with others in a group - plus many other benefits. All of these can support our ability to do the things we need, want and have to do every day.

In a world where people of all ages are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as this can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature.