Nature Play in the Gardens | Sydney

First responder day families, spend your Saturday morning in nature! Parents and their little ones can enjoy a fun morning of play-based discovery in nature, led by an experienced Environmental Education Ranger. Aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers.

The 1.5 hour session includes nature play, craft, and will finish with a group lunch in a beautiful bush setting.

This Fortem wellbeing activity is a great way to spend time with your family or kinship group, and develop close bonds. It’s also great to connect and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family and others, is important to build your mental fitness and boost your wellbeing. Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors is associated with greater levels of happiness, promoting presence of mind (‘mindfulness’) – which has a range of benefits in building mental fitness including greater self-awareness, increased adaptability, and better recognising how and when to seek help. Being active helps to build resilience and wellbeing, and plays a major role in maintaining mental fitness. It helps us to cope with stress, gives us more energy and confidence, as well as improving mood and quality of sleep.

Nature Play for children also significantly improves all aspects of early childhood development – physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Playing outdoors in nature grows resilience, self-confidence, initiative and gross-motor skills.

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (check eligibility here). Suitable for parents / guardians registering with children aged 2-6. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please register your interest in attending this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive confirmation by email from the Fortem team.



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Aug 28 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Sydney NSW, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team