World class zoo coming to Western Sydney
Environment Minister Mark Speakman has announced the approval of the lease of a 16.5- hectare site in the Western Sydney Parklands, which will be the site for Sydney’s proposed new family oriented zoo.
On 10, 13, 18 and 23 July, Little Caves for Little Kids will be offered between 2-3.30pm, for children to test their climbing, crawling and balancing skills as they explore some of the smaller wild caves in the Yarrangobilly Valley.
Yarrangobilly Caves spokesperson, Nicola Beckett, said "We'll adventure through the Big Rock and Meat Safe Caves, before really testing our abilities with the Little Chimney Climb and Glory Scramble."
Nicola said there is also a Bake & Bushcraft activity from 10:30am until 12noon, giving children the chance to learn basic bush skills and cook their own morning tea on a camp fire.
They will explore the valley's creek and forest and identify the tracks and scats of the animals living there, before cooking morning tea, making a bush shelter and creating some land art.
In the October holidays, the popular "We're Going on a Bug Hunt" activity will also be offered again. Children will explore the wonderful world of bugs and creepy crawly critters at the Caves, using magnifying glasses and keen eyes to follow bug trails to find out what they look like, where they live and how they hide from predators.
Activities go ahead in rain, hail or shine. At Yarrangobilly staff believe there is no bad weather, only bad clothing choices! Children will need to wear boots with sufficient grip and warm, waterproof clothes that can get dirty and wet. They also need a backpack containing a bottle of water, beanie and gloves. It is essential that parents bring a change of clothes, gloves, socks and shoes as well as snacks for after the activity.
All tools, equipment and food are supplied for each activity, which will cost $15 per child. There is a maximum of 16 children with 2 qualified supervisors. Children should arrive fed and having been to the bathroom recently.
Please note that places are strictly limited, with a maximum of 16 children per 2 supervisors for each activity so bookings are essential. Bookings can be made on 02 6454 9597.
Photos: OEH Flickr Yarrangobilly School Holiday Activities