Fun for the whole family

Walking and children often don't go very well together. Especially if you're on schedule!

The best walks for kids are often the ones where they manage to find their own fun along the way. Our walks incorporate many nature play elements - river banks, dunes, wildlife spotting or bush areas perfect for scavenging for materials to build a shelter. 

Our family nature walks are a great opportunity to:

  • Discover the natural beauty of the Northern Rivers region

  • Spend some quality family time in nature, particularly for working parents who are unavailable during weekdays

  • Slow down, relax, play and have fun together

  • Meet new people and form new friendships.

We tend to keep walks short and child-friendly, with plenty of opportunities for free play, exploration and rest. 

What's included

  • Guided nature walks

  • Open ended play time

  • Bush craft activities

  • Light morning tea provided.

Please bring your own water, sunscreen and hat.. and don't forget to wear comfortable shoes!


WHEn & where

Once every 6 weeks, on a Sunday morning. Locations will change, mostly with Ballina and Byron council area. 



$25 per family.

Register your interest here and we'll send you an update as soon as new dates are available!

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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