Getting More Families and Children Bushwalking
There are many benefits for getting children active and outdoors. Research has found the benefits to children from playing outdoors include improved attention spans and better eye health.
Bushwalking as a form of active recreation improves the health and wellbeing of children and adults.
Bushwalking provides children with contact with nature and wildlife, adventure and exploration and exercise.
Many children growing up in urban environments lack experience and opportunities to visit and enjoy bush locations. Some parents lack the experience or confidence to take their children into the bush.
Bushwalking Victoria’s Promoting Bushwalking Project will include resources and opportunities for families and children to experience bushwalking as a safe and enjoyable activity.