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Discover the world around you
It's time to get back to nature, especially after a big festive season, and just before Australia Day begins. It is so important, especially for children, to be able to get into nature and spend some time with people who care about the environment as much as you do. To help the children learn about the world around them, the City of Cockburn have set up Nature Storytime Trek, which is free and help children to learn about the flora and fauna.
These treks are coming back in 2023, and they will be bigger and better than ever. These free events are on in the school holidays and are great for kids 2-5 years old. They will get out into the nature trails, learn bushwalking tips, read books and learn more about the things in nature around them.
It doesn't matter what the weather is like, the kids will be trekking through, rain, sun or wind. If it snows, however, they may change their minds. It is important to bring hats, umbrellas or raincoats, (if the weather is going to be bad), closed-in shoes and a water bottle. It doesn't matter how gentle the weather may be, bring a hat and a water bottle. You don't want to be getting sun or windburn.
Snacks will not be provided, but if you or the little ones may need something, you are welcome to bring some with you.
This January, they are going to be exploring Manning Park. You will meet under the trees near the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum in Spearwood. To attend, you need to register for this event. Registrations open on January 1st, 2023. If you can register, you will be at Manning Park on Wednesday, January, 25th from 9:30am to 11am. This is completely free and if you think your kids will enjoy getting involved with nature, then it is important to register as soon as you possibly can.