See you at PlayFEST!!

It is Children’s Week and to celebrate PlayFest is on in one more sleep! This FREE community event for families with children birth – 6 years is bigger and better than ever before.

DAY: Tuesday 24th October
TIME: 10am – 1pm
PLACE: Cook Community Hub,Templeton Street Cook.

Come and cuddle some farm animals with Noahs Ark Farm Friends Petting Zoo and meet reptiles from the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra. Enjoy baby play areas, merry go round, obstacle courses, painting and craft activities, and lots of sensory play. Try a new sports with Ginninderra AthleticsPegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT, Kids FootballBluearth FoundationReady Steady Go Kids and Curves Belconnen. Enjoy nature play activities with Sticks and Stones Nature PlaygroupNature Play CBR and Bundaluk playgroup. Bring a picnic or enjoy a sausage from The Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen and a coffee from ShotClock Espresso. Find out information from many community organisation including Kidsafe ACTAustralian Breastfeeding AssociationACT TogetherACT HealthKippax KidsMarymead Child & Family Centre, and Belconnen Community Service …. this is just the start…there is so much to see, do, find out about and experience. 

To see the full list of participants and important information about parking, please check here.

See you there, rain or shine!

October ACTive Play Digest







The ACTive Play Digest will be forwarded in hard copy to all Playgroup contacts around the middle of each month. It contains a summary of articles that were published on the website in the last month as well as other important information about upcoming events, etc.

Click here or on the photos above to see the Digest dated October 2017 in larger format.

The Digests can also be found in our ACTive Play archives here.

Mighty Movers CBR #10 – Why Gardening is Good

Spring is the perfect time to head outdoors as a family or playgroup and into the garden. Our latest Active Play Idea is #10 Why Gardening is Good. Learn how gardening helps develop a child’s ability to read and write. Move More, Sit Less and embrace being outdoors this weekend! 

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook and “Like” this idea there too.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on