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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

Let the kiddies become real wildlife rangers for the day

Are your kids the type would prefer a pet snake over a spaniel? Who would rather spend their whole day getting lost in the garden rather than playing on the computer? If this sounds about right, take them out for the day and let them experience nature like they have never before. This school holidays, David Fleay Wildlife Park are running a Wildlife Ranger Experience, letting kiddies experience the true beauty of nature. With limited spaces available be sure to book onto this fantastic adventure with your children for an day they'll never forget. Read on for more information about this fantastic ranger experience, as well as local cafes where you can stop off to refuel throughout the day.

The Deck Cafe

Friendly and welcoming, The Deck Cafe - Currumbin
Friendly and welcoming, The Deck Cafe – Currumbin

This local hotspot is the ideal location to take the kids for a quick fuel up before a big day of ranging adventure. Located on Pacific Parade near Currumbin Beach, The Deck Cafe serves up delicious breakfasts made with love from their friendly team. Choose from their fantastic selection of awesome dishes including classics such as the big breakfast including all the usual trimmings, to sweeter meals like fresh fruit salad and pancakes. Completely child-friendly, The Deck Cafe also provide a special brekky menu for the kids so that the whole family can enjoy something delicious and appropriate. Make sure you order one of their zingy fruit juices to wake you up before you venture out for an action packed day.
Where: ​741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin, QLD, 4223

Wildlife Ranger Experience at David Fleay Wildlife Park

It's all about nature, David Fleay Wildlife Park - Burleigh Heads
It’s all about nature, David Fleay Wildlife Park – Burleigh Heads (credit: EHP)

Here is where your childs’s dreams of becoming a real life ranger can become a reality. For the school holidays only, children are able to walk in the shoes of the park rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Under supervision from the professionals, your kiddies will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing creatures that call this park home. Watch your little one’s discover what goes on behind the scenes at David Fleay Wildlife Park, from feeding the animals to scooping up their poop. Entry for this event is $19.45 per child which includes admission to the park. Hop, skip and jump to the David Fleay Wildlife Park this week for a day the kids will never forget.
Where: West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads QLD, 4220

Dust Temple

Quirky and chilled, Dust Temple - Currumbin
Quirky and chilled, Dust Temple – Currumbin

Your children are bound to need a rest after all the excitement of life as a ranger, so scoot the family down to the Dust Temple to get a pick-me-up. This quirky cafe cross art gallery is the perfect place to put your feet up for an hour and enjoy a barista coffee while the children sit down by your side and scan through the endless books  scattered throughout this coffee shop. If you’re all feeling peckish, grab a sweet treat or a wholesome snack from the bar. Take a walk through the gallery (holding your children’s hands securely so there are no mishaps) and feast your eyes upon the amazing work from both local and national artists. If you love what you see, but finding it a little difficult with the rascals, head back another afternoon and attend one of the many art exhibitions at the Dust Temple.
Where: 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, QLD, 4223

Visit Palm Beach Creek

Beautiful and tranquil - Palm Beach Creek
Beautiful and tranquil – Palm Beach Creek

Finish off your day with a relaxing swim in the creek. The kid’s will love this location as it is the perfect place to carry on a day of adventure. Allow your children to play in the sand and wade through the calm water while you relax on a blanket, enjoying some time out. If you have a furry member of the family, be sure to bring them along as the creek in Palm Beach is dog-friendly. Get the kids to throw a stick for your pup from the grasslands which runs along side the creek.
Where: Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD, 4223

Where do you take your adventure hungry kids? Let us know below!