Nature-based play area a hit with the kids

The official opening of the Childers nature-based play area at Wear Your Wellies Day. Video: Morgan Everett

The combination of nature and play equipment equated to one epic fun day for the children of Childers this week.

The Child and Family Building officially unveiled a new nature based playground and hosted a Wear Your Wellies Day event on Friday 14 June to celebrate.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey attended the opening and said the centre was sure to be a hit with the kids.

“What a great day out for local families with lots of games and fun times to stimulate the imaginations of these youngsters,” he said.

“Credit goes to the staff and the volunteers at the local Men's Shed who helped make this happen and also the community who turned up today to help us celebrate.”

The new play area was made possible by funding from the Department of Education through a Small Assistance Grant.

The Childers nature play space includes a mud play pit, bike track, yarning circle, stepping stones, river and bridge, raised garden beds and more.

Childers nature play area helps develop skills

Divisional Councillor Bill Trevor joined in on the fun at the opening event and said the nature play area would give children even more of an opportunity to develop their skills.

“It looks absolutely fantastic and is really important for childhood development,” he said.

“This play area is about getting children engaged in gross motor and fine motor activities and ensuring that they have good physical abilities as they are getting older.”

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