Winter School Holiday Activities at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at The Gap

Keeping the kids busy for the winter school holidays is made simple with the help of several child-friendly activities organised by the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at The Gap.

Let your kids connect with nature while having fun at these family-friendly winter school holiday activities.

Wildlife Show

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If your kid is an animal-lover, bring him or her to the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre for the holidays. The centre hosts wildlife shows where rangers teach children how to care for animals and national parks.

The wildlife show is scheduled twice every day from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. starting on Saturday, 30 June 2018 up to Sunday, 15 July 2018.

The event costs $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $35 for a family with two adults and two children. For more information visit the Winter 2018 Program page.

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Wildlife at Night

Curious about Australia’s nocturnal wildlife? Join the Wildlife at Night event at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Activities for the event include nocturnal wildlife monitoring and park exploration by night. Guests can also enjoy stargazing and a light snack.

The Wildlife at Night is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 6 July 2018 and 13 July 2018.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $50 for a family with two adults and two children.

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Fossil Finders

This event is perfect for kids fascinated with dinosaurs. Dig for dinosaur fossils under the sand and make your own fossil to take home.

Fossil Finders is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, 2 July 2018.

The event is for children aged five to eight years only. Head over to the  Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and BYO morning tea.

Costs are $25 per child and includes Junior Ranger Pack.

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Insect Investigators

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An event dedicated for kids six to nine years old, Insect Investigators

will allow your child to search for clues left by native animals and insects as well as go on a ranger-guided walk.

The event is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

Costs are $25 per child and include a Junior Ranger Pack.

Don’t forget to BYO snack or morning tea. Includes Junior Ranger Pack.

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Vacation Care

If you are looking for a vacation centre for the winter school holidays, YMCA The Gap OSHC offers vacation care at The Gap State Primary School.

YMCA The Gap OSHC’s Vacation Care is open from 6:30 am to 6:00 p.m. For more information, you may:

  • Call 3300 4792 or 0419 171 742
  • Email
  • Visit their website