Make a forest your school holiday highlight

Discovering enjoyable and unique ways to enjoy your forests and the natural world during the school holidays has never been easier than at Cumberland State Forest.

Visitors can join a guided ranger walk on the weekend, or an April school holiday activity and discover the many wonders of this unique urban forest.

Children and parents alike will have the chance to learn about forests in a fun and interactive way on activities such as Early Bird Brekky, Forest Detective and Broken Bread and Bush Tea.

“It's an old saying but here it's true: there is something for every one, even the four legged friend with a guided walk for dogs and their owners in A Dogs Life,” said Cumberland State Forest education officer Gerard Nolan.

“The school holiday activities are a great way to learn more about forests in a fun and interactive way.

“Kids will have the chance to create, discover and explore with activities ranging from making animal masks to designing insect creations and becoming mini rangers.

“There is even the chance to have a close encounter of a crawly kind at the Insects and Reptiles talk on Sunday, 17 April.

“A guest wildlife presenter will display a range of snakes and insects and will reveal many secrets of their cold blooded world.”

After the activities families can stay on and enjoy lunch in one of Cumberland State Forest 's many picnic or barbeque areas or explore the forest on one of several walking trails.

The school holiday program runs from Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April. Bookings are essential for all activities and there is a minimal charge of $4.40 for each activity to cover the cost of materials.

Don't miss out on the forest fun at Cumberland. For a full holiday activity program brochure contact Cumberland State Forest Information Centre on (02) 9871 3377.

Cumberland State Forest is located at 95 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills.

Media contact: Gerard Nolan on (02) 9871 0050.