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September 23, 2017 Attraction No Comments Email Email

To celebrate the September school holidays, Featherdale Wildlife Park – home to more than 2,200 Australian native animals – is offering a special Spring Saver package for the whole family, plus a whole host of fun activities for the kids.

In addition to seeing koalas, quokkas, wombats and wallabies, kids heading to Featherdale Wildlife Park during the Spring school holidays will be able to watch the resident croc being fed, decorate cupcakes and get creative with Aussie animal-inspired craft sessions.

Entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park is just $99 for a family during the September school holidays – a $40 saving. Valid for two adults and two children (aged three to 15), the Spring Saver package includes a personal koala experience with photo, animal food vouchers and activity sheets for the kids, plus four drink vouchers for the family and a souvenir carry bag.*

Spring also marks the start of Featherdale’s crocodile feeding presentation. On Saturday 22nd September Featherdale’s resident croc, Ngukurr, will get his first meal since the beginning of winter when he goes into semi-hibernation. He will dine on a quarter chicken. Ngukurr will then be fed daily at 11am again throughout the warmer months.

Ngukurr is a 4.5m saltwater crocodile who came to the Park in 1992. He is named after the town where he was living which is located in the remote Roper River area of the Northern Territory. During the feeding, Featherdale’s keepers will provide some intriguing information on crocodile behaviour and Ngukurr in particular.

In addition to the daily croc feeding, Featherdale has a whole bunch of fun, daily activities during school holidays, from decorating Aussie animal cupcakes and listening to classic Australian animal stories, to fun Aussie animal craft and an Aussie animal kids disco.

· On Tuesday 26th September and Tuesday 3rd October, children can decorate two cupcakes each and then wander the park with their ready-made morning tea. Adults can enjoy complimentary tea or coffee as well. Price is $10 per child.

· On Wednesday 27th September and again on Wednesday 4th October, kids can join an engaging storyteller at Featherdale to hear tales of some of Australia’s much-loved classic animal children’s books. Storytime is free with park admission, but bookings are essential.

· On Thursday 28th September and Thursday 5th October, kids can get creative with 45-minute Aussie animal craft sessions from 10am. The sessions are free with park entry and adults can enjoy complimentary coffee and tea.

· And to celebrate the final day of the school holidays, Featherdale will be offering an Aussie animal kids disco on Friday 6th October. Kids should come dressed as their favourite Aussie animal or bird for a fun morning of dancing, with prizes for best dressed. Disco entry is $10, excluding park admission.

Chad Staples, General Curator at Featherdale, said: “Offering the Spring Saver package during school holidays means families have an increased chance of getting out to the park. We are committed to conservation and education and providing our kids with the opportunity to see the animals up close and personal is an integral part of their education. We hope the Spring Saver offer, and all the additional activities for kids, will encourage more families to come out to park so we can share our knowledge.”

Featherdale also has wonderful facilities including a café and shady picnic areas with BBQ facilities so families can really make a full day out of their visit.

Bookings are essential for many of the extra children’s activities. Please email or call 02 9622 1644.

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