Baldivis Children's Forest
Welcome to Baldivis Children's Forest
Welcome to Baldivis Children's Forest
The Baldivis Children’s Forest has served the local community as a
centre point for environmental education since 2000.
This 20 hectare public park is 50 km south of Perth and has been created and maintained as a
bushland reserve by children since it began.
It now hosts multi-award winning educational and conservation programs as well as community events.
The Forest has walk trails, information signs, an outdoor classroom, toilets, electric BBQ,
picnic areas, amphitheatre and artwork.
On Friday 13 September the forest hosted the 2019 Kidsteachingkids event in collaboration with the City of Mandurah. We were joined by over 250 kids from across Baldivis and the Peel Region. It was so wonderful to see future environmental leaders getting out and learning from each other and more importantly engaging with our forest! It was such a inspiring day and gives us great hope for a wonderful future!! The local kids from Baldivis Secondary College delivered some great sessions and provided MCs for the event. Thank you! A huge thank you to our facilitators and volunteers. We would also like to thank the following companies who helped to make this possible: Spudshed, Baldivis, Subway Australia, St John WA and Kennards Hire Rockingham.
On Saturday the 14th August 2019 we were awarded the 2019 Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Event Award for our Educational Program. Sponsored by the City of Rockingham, the award was made possible by the small group of facilitators and volunteers who got out and delivered events. This is the speech from the awards ceremony delivered by our Chairperson Sarah Blake.
"Back in 2000 the Baldivis Children’s Forest was created as a way to preserve our biodiversity and to help our kids connect with nature. Today, our vision is a community where nature and people thrive together. To be recognised for our educational program is a wonderful way to pay our respects to our volunteers who make this possible. I’d like to personally thank Hannah Godsave for her tireless efforts over the past year to keep things moving forward. As with all NFPs we have had our ups and downs. With a new leadership team, we are excited to be transitioning the BCF towards a clear, professional and connected future. We celebrate our 20 year anniversary next year and hope to be doing it with a fresh forest environment, good governance and exciting new programs. We hope to do this through partnerships with you the business community and our whole community. Together we can create magic in the forest."
The Forest has a variety of walk trails for you to explore. Follow the signs or just meander the trails.
In the wet weather make sure you wear your gumboots to splash in the puddles and explore the wetland area.
In the warmer weather please keep an eye out for snakes and at the end of your walk check carefully for ticks.
There are no dogs, donkeys, horses or other beasts allowed in the Forest so please keep your four legged friends at home or in their paddock.
The undercover area is a great space to use as a base for your activities. Accessible toilets and sinks are close by. This area can be used for excursions, birthday parties and other community events.
The electric BBQ is adjacent to the outdoor area and is free to use. Please note that if the fire danger rating is severe, extreme or catastrophic the Forest will be closed and BBQ's not allowed.
Outridge Swamp Wetlands
Located on the east side of the Forest, the wetlands are incredible. Bring your gumboots and follow the one way trail.
Look out for the kangaroo highway!
The Baldivis Children's Forest would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate, the Nyoongar people. We especially recognise local elders and leaders both past and present and respect their continuing culture, connection and contribution to this region.