June 5, 2014

At Watagan Park, it’s no secret we believe in all the benefits the outdoors have to offer, and we’re here to make sure families are given every opportunity to get their daily ‘outdoorphins’. At the foot of the Watagan Mountains and only moments away from Lake Macquarie, Watagan Park is in the heart of Nature’s Playground, and combined with our nice big blocks and quiet streets, our residents have more opportunities for a healthy, active lifestyle outside. Here are just a few ways you can get your daily ‘outdoorphins’ with your family.

Activities with the kids
Natural play is fantastic for kids – think mud pies, water play, sandpits, climbing trees, building things with natural objects found lying around your backyard. Instead of sitting at the kitchen table, move your craft outside. There are endless things you can make outside together.

Visit beautiful places
On your weekends, visit one of the stunning local beaches, the pristine Lake Macquarie or find a lookout at the Watagans National Park – just seeing a beautiful landscape can literally lift your mood.

Find a trail
Hiking is fun for the whole family, and there are countless trails you can explore around Watagan Park. Don’t forget to stop and see the sights along the way. Find instructions here for making your very own hiking stick – a great outside craft activity to do before your hike.

Gardens are great
Whether you’d rather plant a veggie patch or a garden full of flowers, both activities get you outside regularly and enjoying nature. There’s nothing more relaxing than watering a garden, and if it’s hot the kids always enjoy being sprayed between plants.

Sit outside
Even in your own backyard – enjoy your meals outside as a family, read a book, listen to some music or simply just appreciate the natural beauty around you. The next time you need a break, try sitting outside quietly, you could even get a hammock so you can really soak up the scents, sights and sounds.

Just get out there!
Walk to places that are close by (take your dog if you have one), read the paper outside, grow your own food, take your bike to the local shop instead of driving, cook dinner on the BBQ – there are lots of everyday things you can do outside.

Why not try some of these activities with your family this weekend? If you have photos or have a favourite outdoor activity to share, feel free to email us at marketing@johnsonpropertygroup.com.au.

Click here to discover more about living outside the box at Watagan Park


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