Make nature your first choice these school holidays
Brave the wintery weather and connect with nature these school holidays.
Whether it’s visiting one of South Australia’s 300 national parks and reserves, taking a road trip along the coast and exploring the beach, or enjoying the fresh air from the comfort of your own backyard, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the great outdoors.
Scientific evidence shows that spending time in nature has significant benefits on physical and mental health. For children, unstructured outdoor play is vital for their development, including their health, happiness and wellbeing.
So these school holidays, consider how you can incorporate nature into your plans. Head to the Good Living blog for some simple ideas to help you connect with the environment, including:
- activities to do in parks
- where to explore rock pools
- reasons to get gardening
- top spots for whale-watching
- things to look for along the beach
- wildlife to listen out for at home.
Don’t let winter deter you – rustle up the kids, pull on your wet-weather gear and get into nature.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is a custodian of public parks, gardens, heritage places and crown lands for their intrinsic value and for people’s benefit and enjoyment now and into the future.
Authorised by Sandy Pitcher
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources