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14 Mar

Easter Holidays at Jerrabomberra Wetlands!

This Easter holidays run off all that Easter egg energy with some wild adventures at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

If you’re lucky, you might spot a very different kind of egg–a bird or turtle egg on one of our tours!

Our school holiday program has activities for all ages from toddlers to preschoolers, primary and high school kids.

Artist Mariana del Castillo is back with Clay snipe sculpting for this holidays. Celebrate this special bird by making a clay sculpture to take home. This workshop is for older children only, so check out our Wetland Treasures tour for the little ones, as its running at the same time.

Wetland Treasures is a great way to get your under 7’s out in the fresh air to learn about the birds, creatures and plants of the wetlands. Join a Ranger with your little ones for a fun morning in nature. A complimentary fruit break is provided, and the morning will include meeting Tucker the turtle, exploring our discovery table, a short walk to the bird hides, and more. The walking tour is pram friendly so babies can come along for free. Each ticket includes one free adult, any additional adults will need a ticket. We are running tours on both Wednesdays, book here, and here.

Curious kids will love our Bush and Waterbug detectives. Using the clues they find on a guided walk, kids will then find out what animals live at the Wetlands. Back in the Education centre, kids will be able to use the microscope to identify tiny waterbugs. These amazing creatures can tell us so much about the waterways around our homes. Book soon as we only have one session this holidays. Kids need a grown up with them, but adults are free. This activity suits 5 to 13 year olds and a healthy fruit break is provided.

Githabul (Bundjalung) woman Kristi Lee will be running a fantastic Aboriginal bush painting session on Tuesdays during the holidays. Suitable for kids 5 and up, Kristi will take the kids on a short bush walk to collect materials to paint with, and then its time to get creative. Adults will need to stick around to watch their budding artists, but don’t need a ticket (unless they feel like painting too!).

And to commemorate Anzac Day, special guest Tracey Belton will guide kids through the creative process of making a Diorama. Drawing inspiration from the WW1 training trenches here at the Wetlands, kids will use a variety of materials to construct a realistic diorama.

Kids still stuck at home driving you wild? Then check out our Mulligans Flat school holiday program for more ideas!

 

See you soon at the Wetlands!