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 2021 and encourages children and their families and friends to get outside and get active for a chance to win cool prizes for completed passports.

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. Kids can participate in as many activities as they want towards completing each passport for July and August.

Snap a photo or scan of each completed passport (July and/or August) to communityrecreation@brantford.ca. Each submission will be automatically entered into a draw for a chance to win one of three Healthy Kids swag bags.

Printable summer passports

About Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids Brantford-Brant is a community initiative focused on promoting healthy behaviours and physical activity for children 0 to 14 years of age.

Since September 2015, this popular program has been organizing annual themes to encourage children and families to live a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Kids project team works with over 200 community partner agencies and businesses to offer, and help implement, programming that promotes physical activity, healthier eating habits, less screen time use, and develops better confidence and improved self-esteem.

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