Our Friends

There are several other groups offering their own outdoor play for differing needs in New Zealand.

Conscious Kids

Holiday programmes and in school activities.  Auckland and Hamilton


Ako space

Outdoor-centred primary school in Auckland

Nature Kindy

The original outdoor freeplay kindergarten. Long Bay, Cornwall Park, Clarks Beach

The Forest School

Regular weekly schooling in a natural space and holiday programmes. Hatfields Beach, Orewa.

SOS Survival Training

Holiday Programmes teaching outdoor survival skills. Muriwai

Play and Learn Early Education Programmes

Playgroups, Kindergarten and Training. Auckland

International Play Association

Promoting the child’s right to play. International

Into Nature School

A ‘one day a week‘ programme for primary and intermediate aged children and Holiday Programmes. Karamu, Waikato

Blogs, podcasts and other sites

There are several groups and people dedicated to promoting outdoor activities and freeplay. Here are a few

A Shared Curiosity

A podcast and community for pioneering educators in Aotearoa.

Journey through teaching

An exploration in education

Outdoor with four

A mum with four girls exploring the outdoors