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Bush School

Special offer - book in for Terms 3 and 4 by 30 June and get free entry to a special Spotlight Prowl, exclusively for Bush Schoolers. The Spotlight Prowl will be held on Friday 26 July at 4.45 for a 5pm start. Not transferable. 

Climb trees, build cubbies, explore the great outdoors, make mud pies, and discover strange bugs. Get children back to nature and experience all of its benefits. Led by our expert team of education rangers, Bush School will inspire love for the natural world through games, bushcraft activities, stories and more.

Bush School is a unique ten week nature play program for children aged 2.5 - 5 years. Learn more about the importance of children’s nature play by watching our video.

You can also watch us on Catalyst.

Dates: Bush School runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in Terms 3 and 4
 
  • Term 3 Mondays: 22 July-23 September
  • Term 3 Tuesdays: 23 July-24 September
  • Term 3 Fridays: 26 July-27 September
  • Term 4 Mondays: 14 October-16 December
  • Term 4 Tuesdays: 15 October-17 December
  • Term 4 Fridays: 18 October-20 December
Age: 2.5 – 5 years
Meeting point: Fearnley Grounds, off Grand Drive, Centennial Park. Meet outside the café.
Times: 9:30am - 11:30am

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.

Special notes: Please note children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be a dedicated snack break during each session, so please bring food for your child. 

Parents will also have the opportunity to receive training and advice on how to nurture and mentor their own nature child.

Bush School is an outdoor program and will take place in all-weather except for high winds. Participants (adults and children) are expected to dress for the outdoors, including bringing wet weather gear, a hat, sturdy enclosed shoes and waterproof footwear when required. 

To view our terms and conditions, click here.

A separate program runs for ages 5-12. Please click here for more information.
 

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Bush School for ages 2.5-5 is located at Fearnley grounds. Classes meet outside the café before heading to the Bush School site. See below for details.
 
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