Parks across the Southern Peninsula are offering free Easter school holiday activities, as kids explore the wonder of why, how, when and where in our great outdoors.
From meeting critters on our rocky shores and in our waterways to exploring our ANZAC and early pioneering history, kids between 6 and 12 years old will discover the peninsula’s protected pristine and historic places through Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger Program.
Point Nepean National Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park and Coolart Homestead and Wetlands are teaming up to host the Ranger led programs from 30th March until 9th April, 2015.
Activities like ‘Tour de Forts’ will lead kids though the maze of underground tunnels and Gun Emplacements at Fort Nepean as they learn more about WWI soldiers and defining moments in our defence history.
‘Picture Puzzles’ will unlock the history of people of the past, from early settlers to lighthouse keepers’ families who called the historic buildings at the Quarantine Station their home for a time.
And, Coolart Homestead and Wetlands will host a memorable ‘Art in the Park’ activity in the morning followed by an ‘I Spy a BIG House’ activity in the afternoon that will really capture kid’s creativity and imagination.
The ever popular ‘Rock Pool Rambles’ will introduce kids to underwater treasures and rocky shoreline creatures at London Bridge beach, while our ‘Water Watch’ activities at Greens Bush will help kids discover the wonders of our waterways through microscopes, nets and wetland exploring.
When and Where:
Dates: Monday 30th March – Thursday 9th April, 2015
Times: Various times from 10:00am – 12 noon or 1:30pm – 3pm
Venues: Greens Bush, Main Ridge; Quarantine Station, Point Nepean; London Bridge, Portsea;
Coolart Homestead and Wetlands, Somers and Gunners Cottage, Point Nepean.
Refer to website or What’s On flyer for more details.
All Junior Ranger activities are free, but bookings are essential at www.juniorrangers.com.au
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.