Holiday Programs

Wild & Free Play

Wild & Free Play is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program for 4-12 year old’s, that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators and Mentors.

These holidays, for Wild & Free Play Summer, we will be focusing on shelters, cubbies and tools! No two days at Play on Earth are the same, but typically they range from activities such as bush games, building shelters/teepees and creating crafts using tools.

Our Nature Educators resource the space with objects and tools children might need to live out their adventure. They provide mentoring that observes and listens to children in order to guide suggestions, resources and skill building to help them achieve their goals. The program is designed to follow children’s natural energy levels throughout the day so that children work as a team without feeling forced or held back. Children feel they are truly heard and acknowledged and are therefore more open to be guided into nature connection by our mentors.


Details:

Dates: 18th & 26th April
Time: 9am-4pm // Half day: 9am-1pm
Cost: $75 per child // $65 sibling discount // $50 half day
Age: 4-12yrs
Where: Kariong Eco-Garden
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, lunch & snacks (no nuts), change of clothes, wet weather gear (weather dependent), spare pair of socks, undies and shoes.
What to wear: Enclosed shoes, sun safe clothing, old clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen, see our FAQ page here


There will be a maximum of 20 children with a staff ratio of 1:10. All staff have a Working with Children Check, with at least one staff at each session being first aid trained. This workshop will be led by Jess the founder of Play on Earth. . Please see our FAQ page for more information re: what to wear and bring. This is an all weather program meaning we will go ahead if it is raining.

Play on Earth is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our families, staff and community. We are following government health advice and our programs will be modified accordingly. We communicate new protocols to our staff regularly and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place for all our programs. If your child is unwell or has been in contact with someone tested positive with COVID-19, please stay home.

Click HERE to access our Bookings Terms and Conditions.

Please note that bookings close at 2pm the business day before the program date to allow us time to process the booking and paperwork for the session.

Play on Earth believes in connecting with nature and building resilience in all weather and as such our sessions will operate in most weather. As the saying goes, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.’ In the case of extreme weather (including but not limited to; extreme heat, high winds, lightning and/or hail) or other dangerous situations, we will contact you on the morning of the session to confirm the cancellation of the session.

Holiday Playgroups

Discover the joy of making new connections and forging friendships with like-minded parents at Bush Kids Playgroup—a fantastic setting for both children and adults to thrive. Led by an experienced primary school teacher, our playgroup spans two hours of child-led adventures, specially crafted for youngsters aged 0-6.

Immerse yourself in the magic as your little ones embark on child-led exploration and discovery amidst the enchanting wonders of nature. From engaging in tool use and crafting nature-inspired masterpieces to diving into sensory play, the possibilities are endless. In our playgroup, children have the opportunity to cultivate their green thumbs in our food garden and explore the freedom of utilizing large loose parts for boundless building and imaginative play.

Details:

Dates: TBC
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Cost: $25 per family (up to 3 siblings)
Age: 0-6yrs
Where: Kariong Eco-Garden
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, snacks (no nuts), change of clothes, wet weather gear (weather dependent),
What to wear: Enclosed shoes, sun safe clothing, old clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen, see our FAQ page here