Ant SpottingBig adventures for little nature lovers aged 3-5 years!

Join Zippy Dragonfly on an early learning adventure in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.  With one 45-minute session per week over an 8-week term this interactive program will ignite your child’s curiosity and strengthen their connection to nature.  

Each term provides new experiences that nurture children’s confidence to explore, question and make discoveries. The program is also designed to reflect different themes, the changing seasons, and introduce new skills through nature play activities. Watch your child bloom as they learn at their own pace and grow in confidence and knowledge, with time to play, create, share stories and care for the natural world.  


Program dates 2023:

Term 1 - 'I am an explorer of the world':

Tuesdays - 14 February to 4 April - 9:30 am or 10:30am 

Wednesdays - 15 February to 5 April - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Fridays - 10 February to 31 March - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Term 2 - 'Animals, plants and me':

Tuesdays, 2 May to 20 June - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Wednesdays, 3 May to 21 June - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Fridays, 5 May to 23 June - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Term 3 - 'Caring for the land i play on':

Tuesdays, 25 July to 12 September - 9:30 am or 10:30am 

Wednesdays, 26 July to 13 September - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Fridays, 28 July to 15 September - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Term 4 - 'I am a bushland superhero':

Tuesdays, 17 October to 5 December - 9:30 am or 10:30am 

Wednesdays, 18 October to 6 December - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Fridays, 20 October to 8 December - 9:30 am or 10:30 am 

Booking details

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Cost: $102 for an eight-week program. 

The session includes a 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. 

*Please note that the first 3 sessions of term are held at the Kings Park Education Centre as Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed for all of February due to annual maintenance.

What our bush kindy families have been saying:

'I love the mix of teaching, stories, exploring and activities – perfect!'

'Such a wonderful program – fantastic for increasing confidence.'

'I love how the program is very interactive and inclusive of Noongar culture. We can’t wait to return next term.'

'Love this, wonderfully planned and prepared. Amazing program.'

'A great term! We spotted kangaroo tracks while camping and followed them all the way to the kangaroo – we used our Zippy Bush Kindy skills!'

'We have so enjoyed these wonderful sessions. Exceptional teaching from warm, kind, patient teachers who clearly know how to engage young learners.'

BGPA RioTinto

Zippy's Bush Kindy Kings Park 

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