Park Activities

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The following are the great activities that has entertained school groups at Heritage Park for generations.

  1. SHEEP AND CATTLE SHOW:

Listen to the story about some of the leading sheep and cattle breeds found in NSW in the famous Bathurst Sheep and Cattle Drome. Watch the animals as they parade before you and move to their place on the stage. You can join in and milk a cow, feed some animals, and learn more about life on a farm in the country.

Duration: 75 Minutes

Cost: $20.00 for day trips, $18.00 for overnight trips

Suitable for all educational however some activities are changed to suit different ages.

  1. BUSH DANCE:

Have fun in our renowned Agrodome learning various styles of dance (and sometimes winning prizes) from “Old School” to modern day era finishing with a disco.

Duration: 1.5 Hours – Cost – $9.00

Suitable for all educational levels.

Please Note; This activity can be catered to your individual needs of your school.

  1. ANIMAL PARK:

Featuring Australian native animals and farm animals with nursery

Duration: N/A – Cost – $3.50*

Suitable for all educational levels.

*Animal park and farm ride F.O.C if staying overnight.

  1. FARM RIDE:

See how the animals live in their paddocks on the farm from our unique carriages pulled by our big red tractor.

Duration: 20 Minutes – Cost – $3.50*

Suitable for all educational levels (Max load 60 Children).

*Animal park and farm ride F.O.C if staying overnight.

  1. WEATHER TALK:

What causes it? Why does it change? Why does it snow or rain? What makes the air move to make the wind? Why are clouds different colours? Why is it hotter in summer than in winter?

This talk is illustrated using many images. Simple physical concepts drawn from the Earth & Space and Physical sciences are employed in an integrated way to explain the questions raised above.

Duration: 1 Hour –   Cost – $11.00

1.5 Hours – Cost – $15.00

Grades: F (K), 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 – Age appropriate topics are chosen to address the curriculum standards.

  1. WHIP CRACKING AND ARCHERY:

A stock whip is a type of whip made of a long, tapered length of flexible, plaited leather with a stiff handle that is used when mustering cattle. Throughout Australia stockmen and drovers have used the stock whip since the early 19th century and it is still the preferred whip used by Australian cattlemen and women today. It was designed to move mobs of cattle by making it crack, which would encourage the mob to keep moving. It is not usually used for sheep. Enjoy watching an expert demonstration and then learn to crack the whip yourself and test your skills to see if you can hit the bullseye on the Archery target.

Duration: 1 Hour – Cost – $11.00 – Suitable for all educational levels.

Please Note; This activity can be catered to your individual needs of your school

  1. OBSERVATORY – PLANETARIUM SHOW:

On clear nights, we will go outside to observe the heavens both with the unaided eye and with a computer controlled telescope. What we will see will depend on the time of the year that you come to Heritage Park. We may see the Moon, planets and other deep sky objects like stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

On nights when it is cloudy, we will stay inside and do workshops with models and/or a planetarium type show covering aspects of the Australian Science Curriculum at the appropriate level.

Duration: 90 Minutes – Cost $18.00

Suitable for all educational levels.

Please Note; This activity can be catered to your individual needs of your school.

  1. SPECIALISED TRIVIA NIGHT:

After your Heritage Park activities, why not end the day and test your knowledge on what you have learned throughout the day by a customised game of trivia specially put together for the activities you participated in and maybe win a prize.

Duration: 1 Hour – Cost – $9.00

Suitable for all educational levels.

Please Note; This activity can be catered to your individual needs of your school.

  1. KINDERGARTEN PACKAGE:

The little ones can enjoy the famous Bathurst Sheep and Cattle show, experience Wildlife and animal nursery and finish with a tractor ride around the farm.

Duration: 2 Hours – Cost – $22.00

Suitable for Kindergarten Years 1 and 2.

Please Note; This activity can be catered to your individual needs of your school.