Watagan Park is Nature’s Playground, nestled at the foot of the Watagan Mountains. Download this PDF to see a handful of the plethora of natural activities your entire family can enjoy.
Picnic Spots near Watagan Park
A picnic has all the ingredients you need – family, food and fun. Venture out and and enjoy a picnic, there are many spots near Watagan Park in Lake Macquarie.
Make a bug inspector ecosystem
If you want to get up close and discover the finer details of insects then this bug-a-boo is for you.
Make your own nature canvas print
Bring the outside, inside with this fun DIY canvas print project the whole family can enjoy.
Make a seashell sail boat
We hope to see these little seashell boats making their way around the ponds at Watagan Park in the near future.
Make your own hiking stick
When we go exploring, one thing we always take with us is a cool hiking stick. They are super easy and fun to make.
40 things every kid must do
Take your kids by the hand, and lead them on an adventure with this '40 things you must do before your twelfth birthday' bucket list.
Make an ice candle
Let the fun and creativity begin with this unique ice candle that the whole family can enjoy.
Make a nature suncatcher
Collect fallen leaves and flowers from your walk or hike around the Watagans and bring the outside, in with this nature inspired suncatcher.
Make a grass head guy & girl
Making a grass head is a fun gardening project for the kids as they watch them grow and get creative with different hairstyles.
Make a pebble dominoes set
Smooth flat pebbles aren't just for skipping across the Watagan creeks. They are great for domino pieces, too.
Make a bird feeder
These bird feeders are a fun activity for the whole family and will be sure to attract many of our feathered friends at Watagan Park.
Nature scavenger hunt
A nature scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to help kids open their eyes to the world around them and look at things a little more closely.
Homemade giant bubble recipe
Get outside and have some fun by making the biggest and best bubbles in the neighbourhood.
Make an explorer's kit
Curious to learn about your backyard? Putting together an Explorer’s Kit is a great first step.
Make your own foilage friends
Crafting with items found in nature is a wonderful way for children to explore and connect with the world around them.
Make a luminous leaf jar
Make use of the unusual leaves collected on a nature walk by decorating your back patio or inside table with these glowing leaf jars.
Make a nature wreath
This is a great opportunity to discuss the seasons with your child and is a wonderful way to spend some creative time together.
Colour wrap a tree
What better way to get outside and brighten your backyard with this temporary art project that highlights (but doesn't harm) a favourite tree.
Make a wind chime
Handmade painted wind chimes are a fun nature craft for all ages of the family and add a splash of colour and life to any backyard or patio.