Winter School Holiday Programs at Centennial Parklands

  • Mon Jul 03 - Fri Jul 14 2023
  • Preschoolers
  • From: $35.00

Centennial Parklands has a range of holiday programs for the winter school holidays - a combination of drop-off or join-in programs for children and their parents. These programs are fun and educational and encourage kids to connect and learn in nature, from exploring the superpowers of nature in Park Science, mastering survival skills and fire craft with bushrangers, or embarking on an exciting after−dark spotlight prowl with the family.

Park Science - Nature's Superpowers

Take a journey through exploration and discovery with Nature's Superpowers.


Birds inspired the design of airplanes, did you know? Can you think of any examples of nature inspiring science innovation?      

Through exploration and discovery, children will understand how we can utilise our knowledge of nature to create incredible scientific innovations. We will introduce children to the concept of Biomimicry, which is typically defined as innovation inspired by nature, using it as a basis for scientific innovation.  In this fun-filled, full-day program, children will enjoy hands-on activities, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to create nature-inspired inventions.        

Participants are encouraged to bring their thinking cap, imagination, and sense of adventure to this STEM Program.  

This is a drop-off program for children aged 5-12 years, and parents do not attend with their children.

NOTE: This program will go ahead in all weather except high winds, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. Children must wear enclosed shoes. 

Where:   The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre Dickens Dr, Centennial Park
When:    Monday 3 & 10 July 2023 | 8 am - 4 pm
Cost:      $100 per child

Book now for Park Science - Nature's Superpowers.

Bushrangers - Campfire Club

Green time is the greatest alternative to screen time!  

Led by our experienced team of Bush Rangers, children will enjoy a day of wildlife, bushcraft, outdoor challenges, games and free play, all in the great outdoors at Centennial Parklands. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and take part in problem-solving and cooperative challenges.    

Your child will get to know the art of fire crafts – learn how to light a fire from a spark without matches and make some delicious damper and campfire treats!    

This drop-off program is a firm holiday favourite for children ages 5-12 years, and parents do not attend with their children.    

NOTE: In the event bush fire ratings are above low, we are not allowed to light fires and will change the content of the program to shelter building, outdoor challenges, and free play. This program will go ahead in all-weather except high winds, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. Children must wear enclosed shoes. Please bring morning tea and lunch.

Where:   The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre Dickens Dr, Centennial Park
When:    Wednesday 5 & 12 July 2023 | 8 am - 4 pm
Cost:      $100 per child

Book now for Bushrangers - Campfire Club.

Spotlight Prowl for Families

Discover the Park's night time secrets with our expert rangers on an enchanting spotlight walk

Dusk is a wonderful time to spot animals in Centennial Parklands. The Park is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures, from brushtail possums, microbats, and tawny frogmouths to one of Sydney’s largest colonies of grey-headed flying foxes.    

Join Centennial Parklands' experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down.    

What to bring:  

  • Enclosed & comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing Camera (no flash)
  • Waterproof clothing in case of wet conditions, as the walks run rain or shine
  • A sense of adventure

Where:   Meeting point: Robertson Road Gates, Centennial Park
When:    Friday 7 & 14 July 2023 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Cost:      Adult $23 | Child $23

Book now for Spotlight Prowl for Families.

Little Red Riding Hood

Be careful that you don’t stray too far from the path in this interactive tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

This is a roving performance of Little Red Riding Hood that tells the classic tale that we all know and love, with the chance for the audience to be part of the story.    

Meet all your favourite characters - the hungry wolf, sweet and innocent Red Riding Hood, and the huntsman - as they tell this delightful tale set in the enchanting forest.    

Be part of this Aussie adaptation of the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, by dressing up as a part of the show (no previous acting experience required).    

The 50-minute performance is sure to be full of interactive fun and familiar characters from the classic story. It is presented by the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company on behalf of Centennial Parklands.    

The performance is suitable for kids from 4 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.

Where:   The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre Dickens Dr, Centennial Park 
When:    Friday 14 July 2023 | 10.30 am - 11.20 am 
Cost:      Child (plus accompanying adult) $22

Book now for Little Red Riding Hood.

For more information and to book any of these programs, visit Centennial Parklands.

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