Cave fairies, photography for school hols

Fairy Cara in Cabaret Cave for an ‘enchanted environment’ school holiday activity.
Fairy Cara in Cabaret Cave for an ‘enchanted environment’ school holiday activity.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife will host Nearer to Nature activities in October, adding ‘Enchanted Environment’ and ‘Life Through a Lens’ to the usual adventure caving activities.

Parks and wildlife officer Peta Bolz said the October 9 ‘enchanted environment’ activity with Fairy Cara in Cabaret Cave was aimed at three- to six-year-olds.

‘Aimed at younger ages, children will be inspired by the importance of our local environment and how we can protect it for generations to come,’ Ms Bolz said.

Later in the afternoon, Yanchep National Park will host a photographic activity for older children, during which they can take pictures of plants and animals, according to program co-ordinator Jill Francis.

‘Suitable for eight to 14-year-olds, Life Through a Lens will lead participants into the Yanchep environment to capture Mother Nature’s charm by digital camera,’ she said. ‘To join in the activity, children must bring their own digital camera.’

There will also be an adventure caving session on October 3, with Yonderup and Yanchep caves open for little explorers.

‘As they explore the cave by torchlight, they will discover large chambers filled with stunning natural decorations such as stalactites, stalagmites and columns,’ Ms Francis said.

To book call 9295 2244 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.