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    Five reasons to get outdoors at the Parklands these July school holidays

Keeping the kids amused will be easy this school holidays period at the Parklands. With real hands-on fun and learning, from making campfires to catching big fish – children of with all kinds of interests will love the distinctive recreational and educational experiences.

Here’s a ‘fast five’:


#1 Kids vs Wild

Led by experienced guides, children aged 5 and up will explore wildlife outdoor challenges – this winter it’s all about firecraft for survival. Activities encourage problem solving and oodles of interaction with the natural environment. Dates: Thursday 6 July and Tuesday 11 July.


Kids vs Wild



#2: CP Bush Rangers

A program that allows kids to be kids! A vital initiative to connect children with nature, with plenty of bushcraft, wildlife, games and ‘free play’ under the watchful eye of our experienced team of Education Bush Rangers.  Dates: Wednesday 5 July and Wednesday 12 July.


Bush Rangers



#3:  Spotlight Prowl

What goes on in the Park after dark? With the guidance of a Parklands Ranger, this special torchlight tour will take you to meet some of the incredible nocturnal creatures living right under our noses. See bats, possums, tawny frogmouths and more! Dates: Friday 7 July and 13 July


Spotlight Prowl



#4: Centennial Parklands Sports Camp

Set little engines racing with this unique multi-sport camp that will give children the chance to try a range of different sports while learning about teamwork – all in the beautiful natural setting of the Parklands! Think athletics, soccer, afl, oz tag and cricket…just to name a few! Dates: Tuesday 11 July, Wednesday 12 July, Thursday 13 July


Sports Camp



#5: Cycle and picnic

One of the cheapest and best ways to explore Centennial Park – with a free bike ride at the Learners Cycleway or on Grand Drive with mum or dad, followed by a picnic at one of the Parklands great bookable sites! Check out more here.




You can check out the full program on the Centennial Parklands website.


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