Wild Things

Wild Things

These school holidays (and beyond) WILD THINGS comes to Woodgrove – a perfect activity for animal loving 2 to 10-year-olds.

When: 20 June – 17th July (various times, check here)

Where:  Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533 – ­555 High Street MELTON

Cost:  FREE or gold coin donationWild Things

Thank you to Sally T Ridden for the great review and photographs.

Wanting an animal educational adventure these school holidays but worried about the winter weather? Why not escape and head to Woodgrove Shopping Centre for Wild Things.

We caught the V-Line train (big tick off the sons bucket list) from Southern Cross Train Station and a quick 6-minute bus ride (#458) to make it a total ½ day adventure! Make it a full day and stay for a movie at Reading Cinemas, also within the complex.

Woodgrove offers plenty of toilet access, food and dining options, coffee and shops to distract the kids (and parents) with great sensory appeal.  Conveniently the event areas are  spread throughout the ground level of the shopping centre.

My 4.5yr old son absolutely loved the whole GUIDED ZOOLOGY TOURS experience and was probably the ideal age for the safari adventure tour through the shopping centre – not letting go of the walking-tour-rope whilst listening to the educational facts and looking both high and low for all the endangered animals. Bookings are essential for this tour (book here).

Still totally engrossed some 30 minutes later with ANIMAL TALES, the animal story-telling, read beside the gorgeous campsite fire thanks to Melton City Library. A fabulously thought out holiday event with diverse skills level activities for ages 2-10 years. Don’t forget your gold coin donation for Zoo’s Victoria to receive a delightful themed show-bag.Wild Things

Explore some of Australia’s most THREATENED & ENDANGERED SPECIES with hands-on and educational LIVE SHOWS. Discover why some species are endangered, and how we can help to save them! (Check times here)

SCENE TO BELIEVE pop up photo booth creates both an experience and animal treasure to keep forever.  Dress ups and parents optional!  Prices start from $12 with digital options.

Feeling crafty, go wild for their animal craft workshops GET CRAFT WILD.  Unfortunately, we did not get the opportunity to experience the workshops so unsure as to what age group audience this covers.  Schedule can be found here.