Easter Fun Day - Saturday 31st March
Hop along to the Hunter Wetlands Centre on Saturday 31 March from 9.30 am to
1.00 pm for our Easter Fun Day.
Meet the Easter Bunny at 10.00 am, 11.00 am or 12 noon. There’ll be a jumping
castle, dip-netting, Easter craft, face painting and lots more. Meet some of our
resident reptiles up-close at an interactive reptile talk.
Enjoy a sausage sizzle or eat at the Wetlands Cafe.
Entry on the day will be $5, $2 for children 3 years to 12 years and free for
Hat, closed in shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Visitors should also cover up (eg long sleeves, no singlets) and apply insect repellant due to the mosquitos!
Online tickets coming soon!
Buy your tickets online now,
to save time in line on Easter Saturday.
NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL - 10th - 12th April
The Hunter Wetlands Centre at Shortland invites individuals and groups to visit the Wetlands as part of the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival!
Tuesday 10th April – Thursday 12th April
Join us for a morning’s celebration with tours, morning tea and entertainment. Cost $10.
Program (times are flexible and groups can arrive any time):
9:30am Visitor arrival & welcome
10:00am Guided walk and “Golf Cart” tour of site
Continuous morning tea /coffee and refreshment
10am – 12noon Musical entertainment 15 to 30 mins brackets
The Hunter Wetlands Centre has the following:
– Free parking
– Accessible toilet
– Ramp entrance
– Lift to lower level
– Wheelchair accessible buggy
There are gift shopping opportunities and facilities for making donations to the Wetlands which is a charity.
Bring your own picnic or book in for lunch at the Cafe.
Bookings Essential. Phone 4951 6466 to book!
PLAY OUTSIDE DAY - may 4th
SAVE THE DATE to UNPLUG YOUR PRESCHOOLER
May 4th – Play Outside Day
Bring your preschool age children along to this fun, nature-focused, outside play event.
[MORE DETAILS TO BE UPDATED SOON]
Cost: $5 a family(tickets available online soon!)
Magpie Geese Feeding
Come along and watch (and listen to) the free for all at feeding time.
Other pond birds like the Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coots and Purple Swamp Hens join in too.
The number of birds being fed varies with the seasons.
They are fed a mixture of grains – Sorghum, layer pellets and wheat.
They are never fed bread as it is like junk food to birds.
Reptile Encounters are also held during school holidays – check on the website or ask Reception for dates and times.
Preschools, schools, OOSH groups, nursing homes and other groups can include a Reptile Encounter in their visit to the Wetlands or book a Wetlands on Wheels visit where we bring the reptiles to you. There is a fee for these services.
Booking Enquiry Form – coming soon.
A Reptile Encounter can also be included in a Birthday Party Booking.
Booking Enquiry Form coming soon.
Book a Reptile encounter today – Ph 02 4951 6466
School Holiday Programs
There are always lots to do like dip-netting, Discovery Playground, climbing the Egret Tower and there are special school holiday program available to keep the whole gang entertained.
Some activities require booking and others are just drop in.
Bush Skills, Art Days, Explorer Club – there’s something for all age groups and interests.
April School Holiday Program coming soon.