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Get active these school holidays with three great zoos

These school holidays, head to a place where children can patrol for danger alongside meerkats, or crawl inside a giant tortoise shell for a tortoise-eye view of the world!

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Melbourne Zoo’s Growing Wild lets children scramble, crawl, climb and run right next to meerkats, giant tortoises, bush turkeys, reptiles, insects and other animals that live on the ground.

Take a walk through the Pula Reserve Trail at Werribee Open Range Zoo and spot the adorable lion cubs, gorillas, African wild dogs and cheetahs. Kids will be able to burn extra energy with a ropes course at Monkey Rope Play, and climb, slide and run through Village Kids.

Zoos Vic_Small Image_500x328pxOr connect with nature at Healesville Sanctuary’s Kids’ Nature Play. It features an eye-catching array of natural materials, twisting paths to explore, giant mounds covered in rocks and logs to climb over, tunnels to crawl through and more. And don’t forget to explore the rest of the Sanctuary to see koalas, dingoes and the playful platypus, or catch the well-known Spirits of the Sky bird show.

With children under 16 receiving free entry to all three zoos every Victorian Government school holidays, public holidays and weekends, visiting the zoo is a great way to get outdoors and get active this Easter!

Last updated: November 28, 2016 at: 12:13 pm

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