School Holiday Program

Learn about our beautiful wildlife this holiday!

Not sure how to spend this school holiday?

Then why not spend it learning about our amazing native wildlife!

This school holidays we have introduced a fun-filled event for children to enjoy at Native Animal Rescue.  We bring your children closer to our wildlife so they can learn first hand what makes our Wildlife Special. This School Holiday program is all about Wildlife First Aid and Wildlife Encounters.

The cost per person is $20 for this amazing opportunity. Please be aware that we have limited availability for each session so if you are planning for a large number of children please contact Payment can be by PayPal or call the office on 9249 3434 and speak to Donna or Kelli to process payments by EFTPOS.
What to bring
Native Animal Rescue is located on natural bushland in Malaga so be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks! We can also provide sunscreen for all the children when they arrive.
What to wear
As there is a lot of bushlands and we have animals that live freely in our centre all visitors must wear a;

  • Hat
  • Long pants
  • Enclosed shoes
Ages able to participate
As we work with various animals all participants must be 6  to 14 years old. This is a children’s educational program. All Staff have a Working with Children’s check.
Dates and Times

Every program runs for 2.00 hours between; 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Dates for the school holiday program as follows:

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021

Thursday 7th October 2021

For any inquiries or to book a session please email  Please include in your email

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • A list of full names of the children you are booking for
  • A signed copy of the permission slip

To download a copy of the permission slip click here!

Hi Kelli, Frankie (13) and Lily (7) attended the school holiday programme on Thursday 18th July. They were looking forward to learning more about our Native wildlife and they weren’t disappointed. Feedback from them both afterwards was very positive. To begin, the room was full of interesting animals and artefacts. They were thrilled with the opportunities to get close up to a variety of animals, including a snake, bobtail, blue tongue lizard, barn owl, tawny frogmouth and everyone’s favourite, Ollie the brushtail possum. The session included a walk round some of the grounds down to the lake to gather leaves for their mealworm farm. Hayley and Jamie, the two presenters were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and gave the children insights into the life these creatures would live in the wild. Both Frankie and Lily said it was fun and interesting and the highlight for both was holding Ollie the possum and having their photo taken. They each left with a small mealworm to care for and Frankie said it inspired her to think about volunteering at NAR when she is old enough. Cheers, Pauline