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 to 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.


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Junior Rangers explore Pt Nepean

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.

Coolart Homestead brings history alive

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.




Meet water-based critters at Greens Bush and London Bridge

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.

All Junior Ranger activities are free, but bookings are essential at and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


*All images courtesy of Parks Victoria

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