School Holiday Programs

  • Gold Coast (see session booking link for details on location)
  • For school children aged 5 – 10 years
  • $75 per child
  • 9am – 3pm
  • Drop-off program only
  • Dates: Friday July 3 and Friday July 10, 2020

Birdwings Holiday Forest School provides nature play, creek play, bushcraft, shelter-building, firework, tool use and eco-arts. This is adventurous all-weather play outdoors, creating fun memories of a natural childhood with friends.

Light your own fire without matches, cook yourself a treat on the campfire and boil the billy for a bush cuppa. Then play games and have fun in the creek with friends.

  • building with natural materials, with the opportunity to learn basic whittling, knots and sawing for their projects.
  • exploring natural arts and handcrafts such as weaving, sewing and painting
  • identifying natural discoveries using our reference book collection.

Children bring their own lunches and water for the day, and must come dressed in clothing that can get wet and dirty, with hats and water shoes. We do get wet, and possibly very muddy. A raincoat, spare dry clothes and and spare shoes are essential.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you run the program when it rains? Yes, our program is cancelled only if a severe weather event is forecast. Rainy days are very fun days in the bush – even in winter! Children must have a good raincoat and spare clothes to change into.

Can my four-year-old attend? Sorry, no. It is an insurance requirement for us to offer this program only to children aged 5 and older. Children younger than 5 years require parent supervision and this is a kids-only, drop-off program.

Will my child stay with their friends? At times we divide the children into groups to easily manage our play experiences. All attempts are made to keep children with friends.

My child has difficulty with separation, can I stay with them? This is a kids-only day just for children to experience adventure and children very quickly find their courage and sense of fun in the spirit of kids play. Adult presence changes this dramatically. We are very experienced at helping nervous children settle in to our programs. Let us know discreetly when you arrive and we will help them to say goodbye to you. Please help your child by making the drop off a simple and quick process.

What about the snakes, mozzies, ticks and spiders? They are all out there somewhere! We very rarely encounter any dangerous creatures in our activities, however all our staff are trained in first aid and our risk management procedures are designed to help children play with awareness to their environment. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately and has applied insect spray prior to beginning the session.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT

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