Nature is Best

Kids and families in Brantford and the County of Brant are invited to participate in the free Healthy Kids Nature is Best Summer Passport program. The program runs in July and August 2022 and encourages children and their families and friends to get outside, be active and participate in outdoor programming for the chance to win cool prizes.

Free activities encourage children, ages 0 to 14 along with their family and friends to try new activities in the City and County of Brant such as cycling/walking on a trail, playing in a splash pad, visiting local playgrounds, building a bird feeder or a nature fort, and much more. There is also a variety of outdoor programming including, Movies in the Park, Music in the Square, Character Meet and Greet and more. Kids can participate in as many activities as they want towards completing each passport for July and August. The full list of activities can be found in the Healthy Kids calendar at Brantford.ca/NatureIsBest. Physical copies of the passports are available for pickup at Brantford City Hall, EarlyON Centres, Brantford Community Recreation Centres, and Brant Sports Complex. There is also an option to download and print the passports below.

Participants are invited to submit photos of them completing the activities in the July and August passports for the chance to win prizes! Each submission will be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win the grand prize for each month, a $50.00 Walmart gift card, as well as one of three Healthy Kids swag bags valued at $25.00.

Enter the Nature is Best Photo Contest

Printable summer passports

Benefits of being in nature

There are many benefits of being in nature including the following.

  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Encourages creativity
  • Increases cognitive, coping and problem solving skills
  • Increases social skills
  • If keeps you youthful
  • You feel happier
  • Improved concentration
  • You absorb Vitamin D better
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • It brightens your mood

View the Healthy Kids Calendar