The little house beneath the climbing structure is now home to the Kiwi. He has invited Koala to come and visit to get away from the fires and they exchange stories about their lives and challenges because of the destruction and loss of their habitat. Children will have a chance to read and listen to the stories, play a matching game and visit the koala and the kiwi.
The Riverside trampoline pit (minus the trampoline) has transformed into a sea, home to the hector dolphin and other sea creatures. Children will be able to go fishing with a magnetic rod and discover what is in the sea, who lives there and what their challenges are. They also may fish a lot of rubbish left by humans.
The old trampoline is transformed into a beautiful beehive as a space for immersion into the lives of bees. Inside will be an activity of creating short poems of fun and appreciation. Next to the beehive children can make seed bombs to take home, packed with seeds of flowers for bees.
In addition each child will be able to have their face painted with the colours of their favourite animal. We will also have a contemplative space where the children and adults can write messages of hope to the world on colourful buntings.
In preparation for the Kidz parade at 6.30pm children can paint cardboard flowers as a gift to the bees.
The children art and craft area will close with the end of the Parade.