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Free Kid's Workshops @ Downfall Creek Environment Centre

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Playground At Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Downfall Creek Environment Centre is bursting with free kid's workshops these April School Holidays. There are activities for many different age groups led by qualified staff members.

Touch Table in the Environment Centre

Visiting the Environment Centre is an educational experience in itself - with many hands on displays (including a huge fish tank to see the local underwater inhabitants up close and a touch table full of bird's nests, snake skins and the like).

Mosaic at Downfall Creek depicting the Mountains to Mangroves corridor

There are quiet bush tracks nearby, plenty of picnic tables and a fun fort playground. My kids and I love the Senses Trail, which is a short, special needs-friendly walk with twelve guided stops along the route. It is a great interactive way to instill a sensitivity to the environment in young kids.

Climbing game at Downfall Creek playground

Some of the Holiday workshops are:

Junior Environment Ranger (ages 6 - 13) - April 5, 9 -10.30am: Kids are welcome to join a real Ranger to check on animals in the wild, learn the difference between native and introduced species and help remove invasive plants.

Creek Creatures (ages 4 -11) - April 11, 9.30 -11am. Explore Downfall Creek and discover all about healthy waterways with hands on games and even a bit of dip-netting.

Kid's Bug Adventures (ages 7 - 14) - April 13, 9-11am. Learn all about insects - life cycle, anatomy, biology and even catch a few.

Let's go Batty - April 13, 10-12am. A local Bat Carer will teach the kids all about bats, take them to visit a nearby colony of sleeping bats and complete some DIY bat craft to take home.

NB. All workshops require bookings and children must be accompanied by an adult. Why not take the kids and have some fun in Brisbane's urban bush this Easter?
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Why? Get the kids into Brisbane's urban bush
When: Easter holidays 2012
Where: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Rd, Chermside
Cost: FREE
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