Nature-based Education and Nature Playgroups

Nature-based programs and activities are listed according to the local council area.


Woollahra Council 

1) Holdsworth Community Centre Community Playgroup (Freely available weekly).

The Holdsworth Centre runs a community playgroup with activities for children to engage with dance, music, sport, art and gardening. In a friendly, welcoming environment, children’s learning of social skills, negotiation and interaction are supported as well as opportunities provided for parents to meet and connect with other parents and caregivers. For more information on playgroups, click here.

The gardening circle program (every Wednesday) is run by an organisation called Circles of Learning. Circles of learning organise activities to support the connection with nature between you and your children in the fruit and vegetable garden.

Please contact ‘Circles of Learning‘ directly for more information about their community garden programs here.


Waverley Council 

1) Circles of learning run a gardening circle program for children at the Waverley community garden on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11am. This is free to participate as the organisation is funded by community donations and sponsors.


Randwick Council

1) Bush School: Centennial Parklands: Learning program (Organised in sessions).

“Bush School is a hands on experiential learning program based on regular visits to the same local bush and woodland for an extended period (usually 10 weeks). Sessions can last for half a day (3 hours) or a full day (5 hours)”

For more information about ‘Bush School’, please contact the Centennial Parklands Education Coordinator here.


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