On a cold, wet winter’s day, it is easy to think that the best place to be is inside. But getting outside even in wild and woolly weather is good for everyone, particularly children.

Extensive research demonstrates that spending time in nature improves the mental health of both children and adults – particularly important in this day and age when mental health issues are on the rise in Australia and worldwide.

Take a look at this list of winter outdoor activities for kids compiled by Nature Play SA. Why not take the opportunity this school holidays to get some Vitamin N for Nature – it’s free!

For other ideas for outdoor fun during the school holidays, including Nature Play SA’s hugely popular “Cubby Town” day in Belair National Park on Thursday 17th July, visit www.natureplaysa.org.au and https://natureplaysa.org.au/event/cubby-town-2019/