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Bush Buddies

Join us this term for Bush Buddies – our pre-school education program aimed at 2 to 4 year olds.

Each week children will explore a different Australian animal through storytelling, music, interactive and sensory learning experiences, while exploring the park.

Kids will find out more about possums to lorikeets, as well as some of our more famous residents. You will also learn which animals to look for on a rainy day, how to identify those sounds in your garden, and which of our animals have the brightest colours and the smoothest skin.

Your little nature lover will spend 45 minutes with our fully qualified educator and while younger children are welcome to attend, please note some activities may not be suited for children under 2 years.


  • Monday 11 am
  • Tuesday 10 am
  • Thursday 11am
  • Friday 10 am


$11.00 per session plus park entry (become a Cleland member and receive unlimited entry all year round!)

Book online now

If you are looking to book multiple sessions contact us on 7424 5800 or email

Hot weather:

  • Bush Buddies will still commence in the hot weather, however will be adapted to accommodate the heat. If the temperature is over 37 degrees, the session will be held indoors.
  • On days of catastrophic fire danger all sessions will be cancelled and park will be closed.

Rainy weather:

  • Bush Buddies will still commence on rainy days, sessions will be held indoors.

If session are cancelled due to extreme weather or COVID-19, you will be emailed by the Children’s Program Coordinator.

Book online now

Bush Buddies Term 3 2023

Commencing Monday 24 July 2023

Week 1: Reptiles are rad!

Week 2: Animal homes

Week 3: Geese Please

Week 4: Marsupial manners

Week 5: Colourful birds

Week 6: Wallabies

Week 7: Who lays eggs?

Week 8: Wonderful worms

Week 9: Wombats

Week 10: Be a tree

Bush Buddies Term 4 2023

Commencing Monday 16 October 2023

Week 1: Night time creatures

Week 2: Rare rock wallabies

Week 3: Scrap that scat

Week 4: Ducks rock

Week 5: Scales-fur-feathers wowee

Week 6: Curious cycles

Week 7: Safe snakes

Week 8: Fabulous flowers

Week 9: Echidnas

Week 10: Nothing but nests

Terms and Conditions

  • Bookings recommended and available upon arrival. Keep in mind sessions have a maximum group size of 12 to 14 children.
  • Sessions are $11.00 per child
  • Park entry is required (this is a great opportunity to become a Cleland Member and receive unlimited entry).
  • Park entry for under 4 years of age are free.
  • Duration 45 minutes
  • Sessions will commence and conclude at the designated time.
  • Suitable for 2 to 4 years, although younger children can attend, just note some activities may not be suited for children under 2 years.
  • Refunds not available, however we can reschedule if you contact us before the booked session.
  • Cancellations by Cleland Wildlife Park may occur due to extreme weather, or other conditions, outside of the park’s control. You will be notified if this is to occur and will be invited to reschedule or be refunded in full. If a Total Fire Ban day is declared, management reserves the right to cancel the tour. We will endeavour to reschedule and ensure you still maintain your booking. In the event you cannot attend the re-scheduled tour, a full refund will be granted. Management reserve the right to cancel tours, for safety reasons, at any time.