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National Play Outside Day

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by Jenny Pickett (subscribe)
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Set aside the 1st Saturday each month to enjoy life outdoors
National Play Outside Day
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National Play Outside Day was founded in 2011, as an outcome of passionate discussion between Aaron Wiggans and Rhonda D. Abeyta and a group of close friends who observed a decline in outdoor family play.

Their idea was simple: set aside the first Saturday of every month as a play outside day, which is inclusive to not just children but families and adults alike. Their National Play Outside Day concept has spread internationally and it's been enthusiastically embraced here in Australia, where opportunity abounds.

If you live in the Adelaide metropolitan area, here's a couple of ideas on where to spend National Play Outside Day in May 2018:
Pick a Pink Lady Weekend, APGASA, Lenswood, apples
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On Saturday, 5 May and Sunday, 6 May head to Lenswood for the Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA's (APGASA) Pick a Pink Lady Weekend - from 10am until 4pm on both days, families can pick their own apples/orchard fruit for a fee of $5 per adult (includes bag), with free entry for children aged 12yo and under. This year's participating orchards are: Harrisville Orchards; Mahnew Orchards and Applefields Orchard Shop (click here to learn more about this event and APGASA).
Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park, Scott Creek Conservation Park, Warrawong 2 U
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If you have an aversion to apples, this next event may not be on Saturday, but it's close enough! Scott Creek Conservation Park Open Day is being held on Sunday, 6 May by The Friends of Scott Creek, from 10am until 3pm. Entry is free and includes opportunity to meet, handle, and have photos with native reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from Warrawong 2 U Mobile Sanctuary, self-guided walks and opportunities for Q&A/discussions with local experts Peter Watton and Dr John Wamsley.

To find other outdoor events and activities local to you, go to and select the location nearest to you. Then select from categories which include outdoor; parks; picnic spots; playgrounds. Stay tuned for National Play Outside Day ideas for June.
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