Get the kids back to nature these spring school holidays

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28 September 2019


Keep your little wildlife lovers happy and active these spring school holidays with our comprehensive list of nature/wildlife activities and events in Queensland.


Springtime on the Mountain 2019

Potty Potters Plant Sale, book sale, sausage sizzle, coffee van, buskers, activities for children plus wander around the beautiful gardens. Plus, visit the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network stall!

Where: Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, Forsythia Drive, Tamborine Mountain
When: 27 to 28 September 2019, 9.00am – 4.00pm

More information: Visit the Facebook page or download the flyer

Koala Count in Cleveland Family Day by the Bay

Help count Koalas in Cleveland at this free school holiday event. Koala information display and activities, Sausage sizzle, Koala Count walk.

Where: GJ Walter Park, Shore St East, Cleveland
 Sunday, 29 September 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

More information: Visit the Facebook page

Trinity Park Great Northern Clean Up

Every year Clean Up Australia encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and help make a difference to their local environment. Trinity Park clean up hosted by ECOevents Cairns and Cairns Regional Council.

Where: Meet at Coastline Parade Park, Trinity Beach
When: Sunday, 29 September 2019, 7.00am – 11.00am

More information: Visit the Facebook page

Welcome our Wildlife

Shelly Beach Enviro Volunteers and Caloundra Residents Association invite you to meet turtle friends and hear volunteers talking about how they help the turtles, count the birds and help to look after parks and wildlife in our area.

Where: Under a shelter at Shelly Beach car park, Victoria Terrace, off King Street
When: Sunday, 29 September 2019, 9.00am – 11.00am

More information: Download the flyer

Junior Keepers

At the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, kids can become Junior Keepers for a day and experience what it’s like to care for all sorts of animals from kangaroos to crocodiles.

Where: Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas
When: 25 and 26 September, 2 and 3 October 2019
Age: 8-14

More information: Visit the website

Gateway Visitor Centres Spring 2019 School Holiday Program

Everyone can have an adventure of the natural kind these school holidays. The Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre present their activities program for the Spring school holidays. From Junior Ranger activities, Fossil Finders, Twilight Experience, and Wildlife Discovery Shows – there are activities for all ages!

Where: Brisbane and Gold Coast
When: various dates

More information: Visit the website

Birdwings School Holidays Forest School

Birdwings Holiday Forest School provides all-day nature play, creek play, bushcraft, shelter-building, firework, tool use and eco-arts.

Where: Guanaba/Numinbah, Gold Coast
When: 21 September to 4 October 2019,  9.00am – 3.00pm

More information: Visit the website

Natureweavers Spring Holiday Program

A program for children and families offering Bushcraft, Permaculture, Deep Ecology, Eco-Art and Herbal Wisdom experiences.

Where: Black Mountain, 4563
When: 23 September to 4 October 2019, 9.30am – 2.30pm

More information: Visit the website

Chasing Shadows – Kids Go Wild

Is it possible to capture shadows? Come and find out! Find the most wonderful patterns and shapes left by the shadows of plants at Ipswich Japanese Garden.

Where: Ipswich Japanese Garden, Ipswich
When: 4 October 2019, 9.30am – 11.30am

More information: Visit the website

Nature Play Queensland

Nature Play is a great opportunity for young children and their families to engage in nature and our beautiful Queensland environment, as well as learn practical life skills. Get your Nature Play QLD Passport for lots of secret missions for kids to complete outside; these are fun and mostly free!

Where: various

When: various

More information: Visit the website

Kingfisher Bay Junior Eco Rangers Program

Become a Junior Eco Ranger this school holidays. Kids of all ages love these interactive wildlife experiences that create a greater connection to the environment of Fraser Island.

Where: Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
20 September to 12 October 2019

More information: Visit the website

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary school holiday program

Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Includes 5 different, action-packed days.

Where: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast
When: various dates (September/October 2019 school holidays), 8:30am – 3:30pm

More information: Visit the website

Koala Karnival

Spring has sprung at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the new koala joeys are coming out to meet the world, just in time for the school holidays! We have a fun new info hub and a cool new sticker map – can you find all the koalas in the Sanctuary? Our wildlife keepers will introduce you to the young koalas in the koala kindy and you can even catch a glimpse of the tiny joeys in the koala nursery!

Where: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast
When: 21 September to 7 October 2019

More information: Visit the website

BonANTza Bio-quest Competition

BonANTza is a bio-quest competition for ants, bees and wasps using a free, fun outdoor nature game app. The game has thousands of Australians outdoors to discover, map and ultimately help protect their local environment. Players can compete to find and photograph (and/or identify) as many different species of ants as they can during the month of October, with great prizes up for grabs.

Where: Cairns

  • Download the QuestaGame app – it’s like a David Attenborough cross Pokémon GO online game.

When: 1 to 31 October 2019

More information: Visit the website

Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee

Volunteering opportunity. Grab your gardening gear and help beat back the weeds and plant some fast-growing natives at this year’s Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee. What to bring: Long clothing, closed-in shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snacks, garden tools and gloves.

Where: Witta Nature Refuge, Maleny Kenilworth Road, Witta
When: Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9.00am – 4.00pm

More information: Visit the Facebook page

Connect with Nature

Qld Department of Environment and Science Connect with Nature inspires an appreciation of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage through activities that foster a sense of connection, understanding and appreciation for natural areas. The program offers a wide range of activities for adults, children and families in parks and forests as well as other locations.

Where: various
When: various

More information: Visit the website


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