Nearer to Nature program offers school holiday fun at Yanchep National Park


Yanchep National Park has plenty on offer in the July school holidays.
Yanchep National Park has plenty on offer in the July school holidays.

THE Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Nearer to Nature program will return to Yanchep National Park these school holidays.

Program co-ordinator Jill Francis said the national park had a variety of activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

Ms Francis said ‘Squelching Through the Swamp-land’ was for children aged four-to-seven to explore swamps, looking for swampland dwellers.

“From boatmen to frogs and backswimmers galore, children will find species aplenty on the cool swampy floor,” she said.

The Yanchep sessions will be on July 13 from 10-11.30am, with a ‘Swamp dwellers discovery’ session for seven to 12-year-olds also planned at the park that day from 1-3pm.

“The Adventure Caving activity is always one of most popular activities for children eight years and over,” she said.

“Children will be led by our expert guides as they crawl, climb and slide their way through the wild cave environment with just a torch.

“Adventure Caving runs in two sessions on Friday, July 7 at 10.15am for children eight to 10 years and at 12.45pm for children aged 10-14.”

For more information about Nearer to Nature activity sessions available during the July holidays, visit nearertonature.dpaw.wa.gov.au.

Bookings are essential and charges apply – call 9295 2244 from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday to reserve a place.

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