Getting outdoors in Yarra Ranges

Yarra River

Getting outdoors has many benefits for children and families – including getting active and moving the body; stepping away from technology and practicing mindfulness; and connecting to and feeling part of the rhythms and energies of nature.

Studies show that regular direct access to nature can: increase self-esteem and resilience against stress and adversity, improve concentration, learning, creativity, cognitive development, cooperation, flexibility and self-awareness.

In the Yarra Ranges we have access to many beautiful natural places and playspaces. Below you’ll find information on playspaces and reserves, and inspiration to get your family thinking about how you can connect together outdoors.


young child on a swing in a park Three young children walking down a path in a park
Yarra Ranges reserves and playgrounds Yarra Ranges virtual reserve tours
wattle branch Two children sitting outside looking at a computer
Biodiversity Blitz Environmental webinars


  • Monday, 20 September 2021 | 12:00 AM - Friday, 01 October 2021 | 11:59 PM