26 September 2023

Parks holiday an adventure for kids

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Education Rangers from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are gearing up to showcase the wonderful world of nature during special sessions in the Blue Mountains National Park over the summer holidays.

Education Ranger at NPWS, Gill Tutton said ranger-guided experiences in the Park aimed to nurture a curiosity and appreciation of nature in a fun and interactive way.

Ms Tutton said the activities were designed to engage children aged four to 14 years and included learning how to make a home for bees, art sessions and bush navigation.

“Our team of rangers have a range of fascinating school holiday activities planned in Blackheath and Glenbrook this summer,” Ms Tutton said.

“Children can discover the wonderful world of lizards, make their own bee hotel, learn how to navigate, immerse in Aboriginal cultural art or traditional games, and get creative with clay,” she said.

“The activities are scheduled throughout January during the summer school holidays.”

Ms Tutton said the holiday activities cost $20 per child and bookings must be made in advance in order to secure a spot.

“If you can’t make it to one of the scheduled sessions, children of all ages can experience one of the world’s most spectacular canyons with its high rock walls and waterfalls in complete safety at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath,” she said.

“Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, kids will be able to ‘walk’ through one of the most the challenging canyons in the Blue Mountains, the Claustral canyon,” Ms Tutton said.

The full list of NPWS kids and family holiday activities can be accessed at this PS News link.

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