Books are a big deal in our house and we never seem to have enough! I’m always on the hunt for fun books for my little readers as well as inspiring, educational books that help parents like me understand the benefits of nature play and free unstructured play time. These are our favourites. 

Happy reading!


Welcome to Big Scrub Nature Play. This website is dedicated to the importance of play in children's life, with a particular focus on nature play. Our mission is to inspire families to spend more time in nature together - to slow down, have fun, get dirty, be wild, learn and sometimes heal together.

About us​

Big Scrub Nature Play offers nature playgroups and forest school sessions in Lennox Head, Ballina and Byron hinterland. We provide a warm, inviting and stimulating environment which nurtures children and embraces families as partners in a community of learners.


Big Scrub Nature Play acknowledges that we work and play together on the traditional land of the Bundjalung people.

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