Playing outside is not only great fun it's good for you too!
Every Monday morning we meet at the Anglesea YMCA Recreation Camp to play, learn, laugh and explore.
Only 15 minutes from Torquay, it's a magical place, perfect for adventure.
Check out our video to see what we get up to.
Build a cubby, go on a bush walk, eat damper, climb trees, jump in puddles or make wonderful music with our bush playgroup band.
We haven't forgotten the mums, dads or grandparents either - join in with the kids and have a cuppa with us round the campfire.
Term 2 2018: 20th April to 29th June 2018 (10 sessions - no session on Friday before Queens bday holiday)
Age: 0-5 years
Price: $15 per child per session, with a 30% discount for siblings (adults and babies are free)
Why is outdoor play important?
Playing outside in nature is great way to get kids moving. We aim to give you time together outside as well as ideas and inspiration for playing outside on the Surf Coast.
Do parents have to stay?
Yes. Spending time in nature is good for you too! Our parents have told us that they look forward to Monday mornings just as much as their kids. We are a playgroup which means we're not licensed to care for children without parental supervision. You are responsible for the safety and supervision of your child.
Can I bring my baby?
Babies are very welcome but the area we use is not that accessable for prams. If your baby is happy in a Baby Bjorn or backpack they will have a lovely time being part of the group. Dad's and grandparents are welcome too.
Can I just turn up on the day?
No. We need to know who's going to be at each session. We keep our group sizes small as we believe this makes for a better quality experience. It also helps us to keep you safe. Our group sizes are limited to 15 families and we offer bookings on a per term basis.
What if I can't get there every week, or if it rains?
We play outside in all types of weather. That's part of the fun. The only time we don't play is if the weather is classed as extreme. That might be a day that is forecast to be 33 degrees or over, a code red fire day or galeforce winds. We have a room at Camp that we can use if we need to take shelter or hold the session inside.
We know sometimes you just can't make it. Kids get sick, they're asleep or it's just not happening. We don't provide refunds for missed sessions but we're happy for you to make it up on another day.