Kids at Play
Children have long had the capacity to amuse themselves in the most ingenious and interesting ways. The rivers of Western Sydney provided a natural facility for skylarking and swimming at favourite watering holes, not forgetting picnicking, bushwalking and boating. Hours of fun were had by children in harder times, enjoying fancy dress parties, charades, pet parades and other inexpensive activities. Wide open spaces provided the setting for children's imaginations to run wild.
More organised children's activities included guide and scouting activities which were founded by the Englishman Lord Baden Powell. From the 1920s onwards scouting and girl guide camps and activities fostered an enjoyment of the outdoors whilst teaching useful lifeskills.