Bush Play (Drop-off)

by Free to Be Bush Play And Learning

Have two parents who both want to run on Saturday, and no way to look after the kid/s? We don’t want that to stop you from having a #runwithkunanyi! We’re so stoked to partner with ‘Free to Be Bush Play And Learning’, who’ll provide Bush Play (drop-off), for our Mountain Run 25km. So while you play on kunanyi, they play and explore nature too; all under expert supervision!

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What is kMR’s Bush Play (Drop-off) service?

Supervised Bush Play, provided by Free to Be Bush Play And Learning, on site at the kMR runHub on Saturday, 23 March 2024 (from 8.30am to 3pm).

Due to the logistics required (and we’re thinking of the kids if we were to provide Bush Play for the duration of an Ultra!), the Bush Play (Drop-off) service is only available if at least one parent is running the Mountain Run 25km. An adult must be available to pick up/sign out the child by no later than 3pm.

Ages: 5-12 years

Activities: the Bush Play (Drop-off) service will be child-led, and flexible but some activities and opportunities include, bush trophy making, water/mud play, painting, treasure hunts, bush walks, stick play and craft, nature crafts, singing songs, reading books, balancing, and climbing skills, shelter building and more.

Fee: $20* per child (payable when you book below), plus booking fees

*please note that kMR is heavily subsidizing this service because we wholeheartedly believe in doing what we can to support parents, especially women, to be able #runwithkunanyi. Roxanne’s Free to Be team are all extremely qualified and we don’t want to undervalue the important work they do, but we don’t want this service to be cost-prohibitive. 

Children must be booked in by 17 March (and parents must have agreed to Free to Be’s waiver). Sorry but walk-ins won’t be accepted on the day.

Kids will get dirty, and quite likely, wet!

Bush Play (Drop-off) will go ahead in the rain (you’ll be running in it!), but please read your confirmation booking email for details on what to pack with your kid/s.

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Who and what is Free to Be?

Free to Be Bush Play And Learning is run by Roxanne, a mum of 2 boys and an experienced Early Years and Primary School teacher and Nature Play worker with a passion for child-led play, nature and learning. She’s worked in Nature Play for the past 7 years, both internationally and in Tasmania.

Roxanne’s first born Theo was her main motivator for starting her Bush Play groups: seeing him connect to the natural world gives her such joy and she wants to build a community of nature lovers and enthusiasts for him. She’s passionate about child-led play, nature connection and providing opportunities for children to explore developmentally appropriate risks.

Roxanne