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Easter bilby family fun day a holiday highlight

Easter bilby family fun day
Easter bilby family fun day Parks and Wildlife

The April school holidays are almost here, with plenty of Nearer to Nature activities to keep the kids captivated.

Kick off the holiday break with the Easter bilby family fun day at Perth Hills Discovery Centre on Saturday 4 April.

Department of Parks and Wildlife Nearer to Nature program coordinator Jill Francis said there were morning and afternoon sessions available.

“From 10am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 2.30pm, kids and their parents can participate in Easter craft, follow the nature trail to solve the clues and meet a live bilby and other native animals,” Ms Francis said.

Other school holiday activities at Perth Hills Discovery Centre include Powerful Pip for children aged four to seven on Friday 10 April and Nocturnal Delights from 6-8pm on Saturday 11 April, for kids aged six-plus.

“Younger kids can find out how Australian seeds survive extremes of weather and fire and still grow into thriving plants in the Powerful Pip session,” Ms Francis said.

“Nocturnal Delights gives participants the chance to go spotlighting and see what happens in the bush at night.”

Older children aged eight to 12 will love the Big Kids Campout overnight on Tuesday 14 April, while five to eight-year-olds can explore the wonderful world of geckos in Sticky Fingers and Friends on Wednesday 15 April.

For more information about the wide range of Nearer to Nature activity sessions available throughout the April holidays, visit https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/get-involved/nearer-to-nature/community and download the Autumn’s Aura activity calendar and the annual activities brochure.

Ms Francis said all the activities were very popular and bookings were essential.

Contact Nearer to Nature on (08) 9295 2244 from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday to reserve a place.

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