Media Releases 2017

Posted on 14/09/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

From the Ocean Floor to Life on the Land

What do pineapples under the sea and boiling billy tea have in common? They’re both a part of Phillip Island Nature Parks’ school holiday programme for the upcoming Spring school break.

Everyone’s favourite fry-cook, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, is going to be at the Antarctic Journey for 3 exciting days. From Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October, he will be on hand to meet his fans between 12 and 2.30pm and guide them through to the themed sand art and face painting activities. But don’t despair if you can’t make it down that weekend - there will be a range of daily ocean themed art and craft activities plus a story corner throughout the entire school holiday period at the Antarctic Journey.

From the ocean floor back on to dry land, visitors to Churchill Island are in for a real treat every morning with some terrific farm activities to really involve the kids. Watch Billy the sheep dog bring the sheep up for the Chat and Shear session with the friendly farmer, help sort the wool and use the spinning wheel, then take a photo with Billy.

From one Billy to another, watch how traditional Billy tea is made before heading to the animal nursery where every child will have a bag of feed to share with the hungry baby animals. These ‘meet the farmer’ sessions take place between 10.30 and 11.30 daily during the holidays.

All of these wonderful activities are included in the already discounted Phillip Island Nature Parks 4 Parks Pass which includes entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and of course the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, the Education Rangers at the Nature Parks are also putting on some great free school holiday activities like Koala Prowls, Rockpool Rambles, Kite Workshops and Turn the Tide Beach Discovery sessions. Come and join the Rangers for a fun session before the evening Penguin Parade and find out how you can help save our seabirds and other marine wildlife by blowing bubbles instead of balloons.

For more details on the 4 Parks Pass and the exciting school holiday program, visit and start planning your visit to Phillip Island.


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