Who we are

Nature Play CBR is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Canberra children by supporting a return to play outdoors and in nature.

Nature Play CBR was launched by the ACT Government in 2016. Our vision was simple - to get more children playing in nature. In their backyards, local parks and wilder places, like our urban reserves and national parks.

Fast-forward to now and we are so humbled that so many have joined us in our quest to encourage children outside. We've seen nature play businesses, playgroups and local programs develop and grow; the development of new and innovative nature play spaces; and schools, preschools and child care centres transform their thinking to reflect nature play theory and practice. And we're committed to seeing these initiatives strengthen and flourish through ongoing advocacy and support.

Nature Play CBR is part of the Nature Play Australia network, which was established following the success of the foundation program Nature Play WA. The network also includes Nature Play Qld and Nature Play SA.