Join The Great Backyard Campout This Weekend And Help Set A World Record

byTroy Mutton
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Even though WA and the rest of the country seem to be doing a great job at slowing the spread of coronavirus, returning to normal life is still a long way off.

And once things start going back to some kind of normal, travel outside of WA is still going to be restricted.

Fortunately our backyard (once re-opened for business) will have plenty to explore and keep you busy, so what better time than right now to start practicing!

Nature Play WA have just launched a new initiative called The Great Backyard Campout, calling for WA families to pitch a tent and stake their claim for the world’s biggest backyard campout this Saturday 18 April.

Indeed, the WA campgrounds may be closed, but the great outdoors (or even indoors) at home haven’t been cancelled.

Led by Nature Play WA in partnership with Outdoors WA, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, it’s hoped this weekend will set an unofficial world record for backyard campouts.

“Being outdoors and physically active is incredibly important to the physical and mental health of everyone,” said Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley. “And while now is not the time to head out of town to go camping, it is a perfect opportunity to make great memories as a family at home. WA families are resilient and creative, and we can’t wait to see the ways they’ll celebrate The Great Backyard Campout.”

So what do you need to do?

Simply join the The Great Backyard Campout Facebook Event HERE, and then share your experiences on social media with the hashtags #greatbackyardcampout and @natureplaywa.

Nature Play WA have also outlined a fantastic lineup of tips on how get involved HERE.

We’ll see you this Saturday somewhere in the great outdoors or indoors, at home of course!

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