Everything we need is right here..

The treasures in our communities are the wild places where we play and learn.

The way we feel about where we live changes the way we care for our environment and each other.

Our Big Backyard helps us to see those places, meet our neighbours and be proud of where we live.

Why not come and find out a new way of looking at your community?

Our Big Backyard is a project – and tool – that helps people to explore outside in a local area. It connects people with special local natural places that make their community unique, while building family and community relationships.

It’s free to use and we’ve made resources available to guide you through the process of gathering local experts, learning from your community and developing the maps and guides of your own Our Big Backyard project.