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Whether they're out playing with friends at the park or joining us on one of our thrilling holiday camps, outdoor play is one of the best ways for kids to have fun, and it comes with heaps of benefits.

At PGL, we’re all about helping kids unlock their full potential through a variety of unique outdoor activities that engage, inspire, and create lifelong memories. Read on to discover how outdoor play can benefit your child!


What is outdoor play?

Outdoor play refers to any recreational activities that children engage in outside, away from indoor spaces. Think of running, jumping, climbing trees, riding bikes, playing sports, exploring nature, and letting their imaginations run wild in parks, playgrounds, and the great outdoors.

Why is outdoor play important?

We know a thing or two about outdoor play activities and what makes them so important. Not only are they an enjoyable way for kids to release energy, meet new friends and have fun in the great outdoors, but they're also crucial for their cognitive development. Playing with others outside teaches them how to share, communicate, and solve problems—all while having a ton of fun!

5 benefits of outdoor play


Boost social skills

We all know kids love a natter, right? Well, outdoor play provide an opportunity for them to socialise with friends or even meet new people and create friendships. On a holiday camp adventure with PGL, kids get the chance to mix with others as they tackle challenges, compete against each other and have fun playing their favourite games and sports. Read our blog on the importance of building social skills in kids for more insights!

Helps kids become more independent

When it comes to the benefits of outdoor play, they're awesome at giving kids the freedom to express themselves and try new things. That's why our holiday camps are so great for the development of your little ones. Whether they're staying for a few nights or just the day, both are good opportunities for helping them become more independent.  

Develops health and fitness

All the running around while playing games or sports can also help their physical fitness. It strengthens their muscles, builds endurance, and gets their heart pumping. Plus, being outdoors means they're soaking up vitamin D from the sun, which is vital for healthy bones and immune function. Kids not only have a blast but also foster the development of their physical health and fitness.

Reduces screen time

One of the biggest outdoor play benefits is that it helps reduce screen time for kids. Instead of staring at phones, tablets, or TVs, they’ll be busy exploring, playing, and interacting with the world around them. It’s why so many kids enjoy our adventure camps – they get to unplug and immerse themselves in thrilling outdoor activities.

Happy, happy, happy

It's all about fun! Outdoor play is one of the best ways for kids to have an enjoyable time with friends. When we see kids at our camps happy, it puts a smile on our faces too. That's our number one priority when groups come to our camps, and we'll keep it that way!

Our outdoor play activities



Tackle the climbing tower with the support of peers. This outdoor learning activity is a fantastic way for kids to develop independence by beating the wall on their own as they make their way to the bottom from the top of the tower.

Laser Tag

Dodge, duck, and dive to avoid opponents' lasers in our bushland setting. This thrilling activity develops physical health and fitness as well as communication skills. Teamwork is the key to success! Which team will come out on top?

Team Challenge

Players must collaborate effectively as they take on a variety of team challenges. This is an excellent way for players to get to know each other as they work as a team to complete the tasks as fast as possible.

Book your kids' outdoor adventure today!

We hope we've helped you recognise the benefits of outdoor play and what makes it so great! With kids of similar ages and staff who make sure the school holiday activities are done safely and with the most fun, our adventure camps are perfect for an adventurous outdoor holiday that your children can learn from. At PGL, we have camps in Victoria (PGL Campaspe Downs) and Queensland (PGL Kindilan), which make an excellent fit for your kids to enjoy electrifying activities! So, contact us today to arrange your kids' action-packed holiday camp.