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Our exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and runs each and every school holidays! 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. With 5 different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore.
Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.
Two age groups per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call us to discuss.
Each themed day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 3:30pm
Animal Trainer for a Day - 30 SeptemberThis will allow participants to learn all about the training techniques we use both for animal health checks and behaviours for our shows.
Paws and Claws - 1 OctoberThis fun day focuses specifically on interactions with the furry and feathered members of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Keeper for a Day - 2 OctoberSee exactly what it’s like to be a wildlife keeper. From cleaning, to food preparation, health checks, enrichment and more.
Slimy and Scaly & optional TreeTop Challenge - 3 OctoberYou never know what lies below the surface! Get eye to eye with our reptilian friends and up close with our aquatic acquaintances.
Vet for a Day - 4 October Participants will learn about rehabilitation and rescue, release techniques, veterinary equipment and their uses and conduct health checks on animals.
Designed specifically for our smallest adventurers, get ready to embark on a half day exploration of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! Get up close with some of our favourite reptile and insect friends, before getting hands-on with our nature craft and finishing with wildlife story-time. Each day is themed on a different children’s storybook. Parent participation is essential for 3 years olds, and optional (but encouraged) for 4 and 5 year olds.
Each day runs from 8.30am – 11.30am
Wandering Wombat Storytime - 30 September
Pouncing Possum Storytime - 4 October
A half-day program for students and their carers, who are unable to access other school holiday programs. These programs cater to students with additional support needs, including (but not limited to) ASD, sensory needs, visual impairments and mobility restrictions. These are 2 different themed days to cater for the preferences of individual students. Each day runs from 8.30am - 11.30am.
Creative day - 1 OctoberA half-day of exclusive animal experiences and creative activities. This day includes a visit to the Australiana Show or Big Fang Theory Reptile Show, exclusive animal meetings, and craft activities. This program does involve some walking.
Sensory day - 3 OctoberA half-day of exclusive animal encounters and sensory experiences. This day includes exclusive animal meetings and animal based sensory experiences. This program involves minimal walking, and is suitable for students with mobility restrictions.