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MON 15 & 22 JAN, FRI 19 JAN - 8AM - 4PM (8.00 AM - 4.00 PM)

Park Science - Marvellous Machines

Inspire your inner engineer on our zany Marvellous Machines day in the park!

Design and build a Rube Goldberg machine; a comically involved invention that is designed to perform a simple task in a hilariously complicated way OR in our current climate of heat and water conservation, design and build a water rally. Working in teams, your task will be to design and build your own wild invention to solve an everyday problem.

This engaging STEAM challenge presents an opportunity for participants to learn the engineering design process and build their own Marvellous Machine. Participants learn how to work in a team, brainstorm, plan, design a blueprint and ultimately - build a machine!

Age: 5 – 12 years

Monday 15th January, 8am – 4pm
Friday 19th January, 8am – 4pm
Monday 22nd January, 8am – 4pm

Special Notes:

This program will go ahead in all weather unless it is unsafe to do so (high winds, thunderstorms), so please come prepared. Children must wear enclosed shoes.

Our drop-off school holiday programs have an adult to child ratio of 1:10. We are unable to offer a 1:1 support for children. If your child has a diagnosis or specific accessibility, communication or behavioural need that should be considered to support our child in an outdoor play environment. Please ensure you email us to discuss the needs of your child at to ensure we can plan accordingly.

This is a drop-off program for children aged 5-12 years. Parents do not attend with children.

A $50 late fee applies for children not picked up promptly by 4pm.

Come Prepared:

Ensure your child comes prepared for a fun-filled day at Centennial Parklands.

  • Please ensure your child has lunch, snacks, and a refillable drink bottle.
  • Come prepared for the weather with sun protection (hat, sunscreen, cool clothing) and wet weather gear (raincoat, shoes and change of clothes). Children must wear enclosed footwear.
  • For children who require medication or have a medical treatment plan, please provide clearly labelled with child’s name and instructions for the educator at drop off. Examples include Epi-pen for Anaphylaxis, Asthma Inhaler or Allergy medication.
  • You may like to pack a change of clothes for your child.

COVID-19, Infectious Disease and Viruses:

I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with this booking do not attend if:

  • We/I show any COVID-19, Infectious disease or virus symptoms or feel unwell.
  • We/I have had a fever, diarrhoea or vomiting within 12 hours or at the time of the program.
  • We/I have been asked to self-isolate.
  • We/I have had a positive COVID-19 test result and continue to have symptoms.

If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance please contact us via email to arrange a refund of your ticket for any of the above reasons.

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MON 15 & 22 JAN, FRI 19 JAN - 8AM - 4PM


$100 per child


The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre


Ages 5-12


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available.