Project Description

Macadamia Castle and Animal Park

October School Holiday Program 

Spend a day outdoors with our Keepers and Educators in our Animal Park. Get behind the scenes and learn fascinating information about our animals, native wildlife and conservation.

We have implemented a range of social distancing measures and hygiene guidelines to ensure we can offer one of the safest school holiday programs on offer.

There are limited places so book online now or call us on (02) 6687 8432.

Wildlife Guardians

Become a Wildlife Guardian! Gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and caring for native wildlife. Participants will design an enclosure for one of our baby animals, learn about ecosystems, handle and care for lizards, snakes, koalas, birds and even crocodiles and create natural enrichment objects for our animals to enjoy and much more.

7-11 years
Limit: 15 per workshop
$80 per participant
Time: 9am to 3.30pm
Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water, certificate of participation.
Dates: 1st October, 7th October.
More dates will be added if these workshops fill.

Keeper For a Day

Teenagers can spend a day behind the scenes these school holidays!

• Find out what working in an animal facility is all about.
• Learn about the conservation of our local wildlife, animal husbandry practices and work at creating and providing enrichment for our animals and more.

12 years and over
Limit: 8 per workshop
$100 per workshop
Time: 9am to 3.30pm
Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water, certificate of participation.
Date: 2nd October.

Creature Keeper One on One
(for NDIS planholders and children with a disability)

A program designed for children with a disability.

We are now also delivering our Creature Keeper program in a modified format for those that want a personal experience. We know that for children with a disability, interacting with animals can provide countless benefits towards general well-being, developing a sense of responsibility, social inclusion and increased functionality.

This program offers a safe experience designed to build a participant’s independence, confidence, skills and knowledge of wildlife. Participants spend three hours with one of our Head Keepers, learning about animals and how we care for them.The sights, sounds, smells and immersive environment of the Animal Park allows for self-paced discovery of living things. Participants are encouraged to connect with animals and nature to develop confidence, engagement and communication.

Bookings are required to be made online three days in advance and bookings are not confirmed until you are contacted by a member of the Macadamia Castle staff.

Minimum age: 7 years
Price: Weekdays and Saturdays $300 per session (not available 1st, 2nd or 7th October) 
Time: 9am to 12pm or 1pm-4pm
Includes: snack, bottle of water, certificate of participation.

Birthday parties are back!

We can welcome groups of up to 20 for birthday parties at the Macadamia Castle.

Get amongst our animals and let them celebrate your special day with you. With three different birthday party packages available, you can choose an option that suits you and your guests the best!

We have parties available at 10:00am or 1:30pm each day (not available Sunday during school holidays or on public holidays).

The Macadamia Castle has been the area’s favourite entertainment and education destination for over 40 years. The animal park features over 250 animals including native birds, animals and reptiles. There are petting nurseries, barbeques and picnic area, mini golf, playground, a train ride and an adventure tree house with keeper talks hourly. Their quality cafe serves delicious snacks and meals. Local barista made coffee is a speciality and their pancakes are famous.

Open 8am to 5pm daily.

The Macadamia Castle also offers fun-filled days and workshops for the kid’s school holidays including wildlife guardians workshops, Keeper for a day and more! For an updated timetable and prices, please visit the Macadamia Castle website directly.

  • Destination: Knockrow

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 6687 8432
Email: [email protected]

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