Little explorers, big adventures

Zippy Kings ParkBush learning for little nature lovers aged 3-5 years!

Join Zippy the dragonfly on a journey of discovery in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park where children are inspired to be curious and develop a sense of wonder about the natural environment.

This outdoor early learning program aims to inspire children’s empathy, curiosity and connection to nature. Research also suggests that opportunities to learn and play in nature has life-long benefits for both health and wellbeing and the conservation of our environment.

Each week, during the 45-minute session, your child’s confidence, knowledge and connection to nature will grow as they enjoy learning about native animals and plants, Noongar culture and caring for the environment. Nature-based experiences cultivate little imaginations, inviting children to follow their wonderings through art in nature, storytelling, exploration and play.

The program is designed over four eight-week terms which build on your child’s developing skills and knowledge to create a holistic learning journey that promotes problem-solving skills and resilience and allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world around them. Each term has a different theme and activities and can be booked as one term only or consecutive terms.

“I've been taking my daughter Olivia to several activities every term for 3 years now, and Zippy's is by far THE BEST WE'VE ATTENDED!"

"Everything about Zippy's is fantastic and it's been the highlight of my week this year.  I especially love the topic variety and plenty of hands-on opportunities for the kids.  The guest speakers are fabulous too. There's nothing else like it in Perth. I don't have any suggestions on how to improve - it's perfect as it is and I would happily pay more for this program”.  Megan, Olivia’s mum

Book now on Eventbrite

Program dates 2022:

Term 1: bookings closed

  • Tuesdays, 15 February to 5 April - 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 16 February to 6 April - 9.30 am or 10.30 am
  • Fridays, 18 February to 8 April - 9.30 am or 10.30 am

Term 2: bookings closed

  • Tuesdays, 3 May to 21 June - 9:30 am or 10.30 am
  • Wednesdays, 4 May to 22 June - 9.30 am or 10.30 am
  • Fridays, 6 May to 24 June - 9.30 am or 10.30 am

Term 3

  • Tuesdays, 26 July to 13 September - 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 27 July to 14 September - 9.30 am or 10.30 am
  • Fridays, 29 July 16 September - 9.30 am or 10.30 am

Term 4

  • Tuesdays, 18 October to 6 December - 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 19 October to 7 December- 9.30 am or 10.30 am
  • Fridays, 21 October to 9 December  - 9.30 am or 10.30 am

Booking details

Cost: $96 for eight-week program.

The session includes 45-minute guided program plus free nature-based play in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Please note that parent/supervisor participation and supervision is required in every session.

Special bookings available for Kindergarten groups. Please contact our Education Bookings Office for more information.

Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.

Book now on Eventbrite

BGPA RioTinto

Forrest Carpark Closure

On Monday 3 October Forrest Carpark and some surrounding paths will be closed for works from 6:30am until 3pm.

BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Read all notices ...

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

Read all news ...

Read about weather and warnings ...

All events …