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School Holidays UNPLUGGED

'DROP & GO' DAY CAMPS 

Get unplugged from electronic devices and reconnect with nature.

Designed for boys and girls aged 5-13, the ‘drop & go’ day camps run from 9.00am-5.00pm (drop from 8.30am), are fully facilitated, fully catered and offer a different theme each day, so you can book for 1 day, or all 10!

Fair warning... the days consistently book out - so get in quick! 

Check out the program lineup below and BOOK NOW.

 

Woo hoo! The fire ban’s over - let’s go camping! Nothing beats the smell of a crackling fire, sitting around telling stories and singing silly songs. Discover the art of camping as you learn where and how to set up your tent, how to build a safe campfire and cook some camp favourites.

Program highlights (but not limited to)

  • Collecting firewood and building a fire
  • Campfire songs/activities/games
  • Selecting a campsite and pitching a tent
  • Orienteering
  • Challenge Hill or Tube Slide, weather dependant

 …all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland!

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The Woodhouse Detective Unit is onto the next big case! Do you have what it takes to prove 'whodunnit'?

Program highlights (but not limited to) 

  • Learn to pick up fingerprints
  • Analyse evidence
  • Take witness statements
  • Interview and eliminate suspects
  • Prove your physical fitness and courage on Challenge Hill

 ...all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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A full on day of challenges, trust exercises and team-based activities. Perfect for energetic kids who love to work with others and build new connections, or those who would benefit from some development in this area.

Program highlights (but not limited to)

  • Team Challenges
  • Wide Games
  • Trust exercises in a giant split-level maze
  • Radioactive waste disposal challenge
  • Challenge Hill… with a twist

...all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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Imagine life without sight, sound, smell, touch or taste. Would your other senses heighten? Would working as a team take on a whole new meaning, perhaps relying on someone else to be your eyes or ears? In this fun and inquisitive day, we’ll find out what happens when one or more of your senses is taken away.

Program highlights (but not limited to)

  • Campfire building
  • Damper cooking
  • Blindfolded smell test
  • Damper + mystery condiment taste test
  • Sensory Deprivation Obstacle Course
  • Challenge Hill or Tube Slide, weather dependant

 …on a 54 hectare natural wonderland!

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If you’ve got a kid with energy to burn, have we got a program for you. Jam-packed full of action and exploration, this will be a day of non-stop adventure as they work their way from one side of the property… and back again!

Program highlights (but not limited to!) 

 … all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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Do you have what it takes to compete in the Woodhouse Games? Bring your sportsmanship, your competitiveness and your spirit. Navigate your way around the property from one activity to the next. It's sports day... to the extreme.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

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A day full of exciting smells, sights and sounds with plenty of hands on activities to learn about the world around us. 

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

  • Making slime (that Mum or Dad doesn’t have to clean up!)
  • Analysing tracks, skats and other traces
  • Making green houses
  • Looking into the digestive system
  • Challenge Hill or Tube slide (weather dependant)

…all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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This will be a fun and challenging simulation of how to survive in the wild, combining navigation and bouldering with some basic survival fundamentals. 

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

  • Fire lighting (survivor edition)
  • Finding and purifying water
  • Bouldering
  • Survival Games
  • Humpy Building
  • Challenge Hill obstacle course
  • Making damper

…all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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Get ready to build something epic using pioneer poles, ropes, sticks and anything else you can find! The only limit to what we can create is your imagination.

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

  • Pioneering
  • Paper and matchstick construction
  • Relay games
  • Building and deconstruction games
  • Challenge Hill or Tube Slide (weather dependant)

 …all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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Combining the best of both winter and spring, snuggle up around the campfire, sing some silly songs and toast some marshmallows… then whizz down the hill on a giant iceblock and make your own ice cream!

Program highlights (but not limited to!) 

  • Challenge Hill obstacle course
  • Campfire building
  • Toasting Marshmallows
  • Campfire songs/activities/games
  • Iceblocking
  • Ice Cream in a bag
  • Frozen animal excavation

…all on a 54 hectare natural wonderland

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Click here to find answers to some frequently asked questions. If there's anything further you'd like to know, or would like discuss any special needs or requirements with our staff, please call 8339 3333 for a chat!

 

What other parents are saying...

 

'Our kids love attending Woodhouse Activity Centre which is a great place for social and life skills as well as being physically active. With one on the Autism Spectrum, and dietary requirements for both, they've experienced inclusion and acceptance, and have built some great Woodhouse Friendships.'

 

'The kids loved it so much and made friends from other schools. They've asked me to book them in for another day next week. Thank you so much to everyone at Woodhouse.'

 

‘When I asked my 6 year old (whom I was concerned that the activity yesterday may not be her thing) how her day was, her simple response was "Epic" "I loved it, I had so much fun". So, well done to all involved, Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.

 

‘He was upset this morning going off to OSHC rather than up to Woodhouse. He has been telling all his friends about it and how it is "the best time ever"’

 

‘It was great to have something that was completely outdoors for the kids to do. I also liked that it ran from 8.30 – 5pm too so that parents could still go to work without having to take time off. Sarina had a great time and can’t wait to go back again. She also slept like a log! I’ll be looking out for the email next school holidays.’

 

'Our girls had a wonderful day, they were so full of excitement when they got home. Filthy, starving and exhausted, but very happy. They are very much looking forward to coming back again on Monday!' 

 

'Thank you for running this program, I loved the chance for him to be outside in nature being physical and screen free all day. This is hard to achieve with many other all day school holiday programs.' 

 

 


FUN WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY

WOODHOUSE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EVERY DAY - INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS!

Bring the family for a Day Activity Pass: test yourself on the famous Woody's Challenge Hill obstacle course, and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the majestic grounds, or enjoying one of the many other activities on offer, including Disc Golf, the Labyrinth, Tube Slides (open weekends) orienteering courses, and hiking trails.

Stay for a night or two at the numerous outdoor unpowered camping areas, for the experienced camper, or those looking for an adventure. These camping areas include adjacent shower and toilet blocks and undercover BBQ facilities.

Whether you're wanting to enjoy a tranquil day of picnicking in the beautiful surrounds and discovering our wetlands trail or ramp it up with an Adrenalin rush Woodhouse has something for you these school holidays.

 

BUILD LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

Free from the usual social expectations, the School Holidays UNPLUGGED program encourages kids to relax and make friends easily.

RECONNECT WITH NATURE

Safe exploration of a 54-hectare natural wonderland offers an ideal cure for ‘nature deficit disorder’, enriching your child’s perception of the world and supporting healthy development

DEVELOP LIFELONG SKILLS

Trained Woodhouse Activity Facilitators provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for children to discover and hone their natural talents through a range of different nature-based activities

GET ACTIVE

With children spending so much time on their electronic devices, a day at Woodhouse provides a wonderful opportunity to step away from the screen and really burn up some energy.

 

‘When I asked my 6 year old (whom I was concerned that the facilitated school holiday activity may not be her thing) how her day was, her simple response was "Epic" "I loved it, I had so much fun". Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.’ Emily Browne

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