Thursday, 26 March 2015

Explore the Wildlife - Free School Holiday Fun and An Animal Fun Prize Pack Giveaway #SLHFeaturedThursdays

It's school holidays time once again and it's time to entertain the kids. Thank goodness for free holiday events...

Beginning on the 23rd of March at Watergardens Town Centre, is an amazing free exhibition for families - a wonderful world of exotic wildlife exhibition!

On display will be lions, tigers, zebras, gorillas, macaws and others and intriguingly, all the animals featured are life sized animatronics! Kids can get up close to their favourite animals and check out the fun without fear!

In addition to the fascinating animatronics display, the Watergardens Town Centre will be hosting an animal craft workshop where kids can let their creative juices run wild. Make an animal mask to take home. Take part in an animal cookie decorating workshop as well as the opportunity to have a photo taken with a panda.

If you're a resident of Melbourne, this free event is a must see these school holidays, so be sure to hop into Watergardens to participate in all the fun. The exhibition runs daily until Sunday the 19th of April. Check the website for specific session times and full details of additional activities.

This event at a glance includes:

The opportunity to experience the free animal animatronics display.

Free animal craft workshops, where kids can create their own take-home animal mask.

Daily 11am - 2pm at the Atrium.

Animal cookie decorating workshops:

Make a cookie masterpiece to munch while Mum and Dad enjoy a coffee with every booked session.
Date: Monday 30th March at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm near Muffin Break. Cost $10 per child. Visit Muffin Break to book.

A free adventure map activity for children to discover:

Collect a map at the centre to enter to win a family slumber safari at The Werribee Open Range Zoo valued at $900. (First 50 entries will receive a prize!)

Take home a photo with a life-like panda at the wildlife sanctuary photo station:

Photos are available from Saturday 28th March until Sunday 12th April (excluding Good Friday), from 11am until 2pm at the Atrium. Cost: $12 to $25 depending on your selected photographic package.

There's some great additional social media competitions too: Snap a picture with your favourite animatronic animal and share the photo on your social media tagging @watergardenstc using the hash tag @wganimals for the chance to win an Australian Geographic prize pack valued at $200!

And...fashionistas: Post a pic of your favourite animal print outfit on one of Watergardens Town Centre's social media channels ( Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) for your chance to win a gift card valued at $100. Four runners up will each receive a $50 Watergardens gift card. Tag @watergardenstc and use the hash tag #WGwild to enter.

Watergardens Town Centre is located at 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes, 3038.
Check out the Watergardens Town Centre website for further information and times.

To celebrate the wildlife fun, one lucky Six Little Hearts reader can win this fantastic prize pack of animal fun for kids!
The pack includes animal friends, books and toys to the value of $100.
Please share the love! If you know of someone who would like to know about this event and enter this giveaway, then please give this post a shout out on your social media.
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  1. my grandchildren love the giraffe as it has a long tongue and they just love being licked by it sue petrie petrie46

  2. After going on a giraffe safari a couple of weeks ago my kids now love these animals, they are graceful but lanky and the fact that they all have different patterns , like a fingerprint.

  3. My son loves Lion because he thinks that lion is an "animal superhero" - it is strong, powerful and its roar has a great sound.

    name - sapna sharma

  4. Master 4 loves cows. I have no idea why but it is to the extent that if you drive past a field with sheep in it and you say "look at the sheep" all you get is "BUT I LOVE COWS" ...

    1. Congratulations Alex, this prize is for your Son - maybe he'll love some different animals now! Thanks for entering and I will be I touch. :D

  5. I would love to win this for my 2 older kids (3yo and 2yo), as they've started showing a real interest in different animals, particularly elephants and tigers. (Stacey Shailer)

  6. My boy loves elephants, because he likes its long nose and big ears.

  7. My son loves Giraffe's lots. That long neck and gorgeous spots.

  8. My daughter's favourite animal is the cheetah. Not sure why. She says when she grows up she is going to be a cheetah hunter to help find and look after them.

  9. She loves her teddy bear. Without this bear, she will refuse to sleep!

  10. My daughter loves cheetahs because they're so incredibly fast.

  11. My almost 2 year old is animal MAD!! Anything from birds to lions (big puppies she calls them), or cats and cows (which she gets their names mixed up). She loves the sounds they make, the pictures in books and loves how they all feel different.

    Kell Kelly

  12. This is a great pack that would be a huge advantage for us. Most children learn visually and what better way to make education fun than make it actively involving. It has value far beyond monetary as is it an investment in growing knowledge.

  13. My nephew just adores Koalas!!


  14. Meerkats are my animal,
    But it’s hard to pick from them all!
    Their companionship and family time,
    They’re happy – it’s a sign!

    Laura Scriven

  15. My daughter favorite animal is Zebra. The movie Khumba main character is a zebra and it's her favorite movie.

  16. my daughter loves the sloth! she says it doesn't matter how slow you are, there are always helping hands to help you, shes a kind person, but also loves their long nails too

    suzanne sims

  17. I'd love to win this for my goddaughter - she LOVES animals. The Zoo is like Christmas for her!

    Aleisha Davidson

  18. The gorilla - because they remind my kids of their Dad. A little hairy, a little large but one of smartest creatures on this earth.

    Kirsten W

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    1. ferienhäuser toskana
      The baby pandas are so cute!!!! Last time I didn't spend time to visit them when I was in Chengdu...


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