Does your playgroup love an outing? Do you organise walks to the local park, post office or library? Maybe you’ve set your sites higher and organised a Zoo visit or a trip to a park in another suburb or town?
If you have gone further afield – leave some tips below for our other groups who might only be starting to think about widening the playgroup vista.
If you are a bit timid about taking your group to a new location – start with a group discussion and listen to everyone’s view point. Some new parents might not be up to an outing while others with toddlers and older children are probably up for the challenge!
It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive; just a walk to the local park for morning tea can be a real treat and a trip to post office to send a letter to yourself is fun too.
If you’d like to plan something a little further away, consider:
Do remember, anything out of the ordinary can make children very excited and they can easily forget the simple rules they are used to in the familiar playgroup environment.
Adults will need to be extra vigilant on excursions especially around traffic or water and remember to be SunSmart even in the cooler months of the year!
Some excursion ideas
Other excursion ideas (where higher costs might be involved)
Insurance cover for excursions
For information about specific conditions relating to insurance cover during playgroup outings, please call our Hotline on 1800 171 882 or download the online Playgroup Manual and navigate to Chapter 11 where you will find more information on playgroup excursions.
Kath is a 40-year-old mum of three who works part time and enjoys catching up with other stressed-out mums in her spare time. Usually she’s racing against the clock to make her boys (+ husband) arrive anywhere on time and feels quite the talented mother when two of the three kids make it out of the house with shoes on!