Our Visit to the Australian Reptile Park

Thursday 1st March, 2018 

On this wonderful day the Rainbow children took a very special trip to the Australian Reptile Park. This was an extension to their interest in Australian animals at the start of the year.

What an amazing adventure our friends had!
The children got to meet Elvis the crocodile, a platypus, an echidna, a wombat, some dingos that howled a few times during our visit, two large Galapagos tortoises, Tasmanian devils, emus, koalas, alligators and we fed the kangaroos.
The children enjoyed watching a wolf spider being milked,  a walk around the spider world, another walk around the lost world of reptiles and tiptoed quietly in frog hollow.
The children absolutely loved watching the reptile show! The children were able to stroke snakes, baby alligators and even baby crocodile!

The children enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch, surrounded by Australian birds, some cheeky birds even tried to steal out lunches! During this picnic there were lots of discussions about the things that the children enjoyed most and the things that they have learnt. It was so wonderful to see the children reflect on their experience and able to communicate it, not only to the educators but to all the children! 
We finished the visit with a play at the park 

We had a very exciting day. On behalf of everyone here at Noah’s Ark we would like to say a huge thank you to the Australian Reptile Park for having us!