Umgeni River Bird Park Kids Holiday Program

*Ages 8 to 13*


Monday, 12 December 2016 to Friday, 16 December 2016 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Monday, 19 December 2016 to Friday, 23 December 2016 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)


R100 per day (includes entrance fee, snack and activities, kids to bring their own lunch)

More Information

Each day has a different theme and the kids will be able to take their craft project home with them at the end of each day.

The following is an idea of how the days are planned, the craft projects and talks that will be given. On the final day of the program, the kids will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with a couple of our special babies.

Space is limited to 20 children so please book early to avoid disappointment. The R100 per day fee will cover entrance to the park, craft materials and tea-time snack. We ask that you provide your child with a packed lunch which will be kept for them at the Cockatoo Cafe. We also recommend packing a hat, sunscreen and jacket to cover all weather conditions we may have during the course of the day.

Day Plan

8:00 – 8:30     – Arrive and head to Educational Rondavel

8:30 – 9:00     – Talk of the day

9:00 – 10:00   – Craft time

10:00 – 11:00   – Tea Break, walk around park and head to Show

11:00 – 11:40    – Show

11:40 – 12:30   – Finish craft if not completed earlier and make enrichment for the birds

12:30 – 13:00   – Lunch then home time

Talk of the Day

Mon 12 Dec    – URBP History and Purpose

Tues 13 Dec   – Shows and Training

Wed 14 Dec   – Babies and Hand-rearing

Thurs 15 Dec  – Skulls, Eggs and Nests

Fri 16 Dec       – Bird Families and Species

Mon 19 Dec    – Birds as Pets

Tues 20 Dec  – Feeding Wild Birds

Wed 21 Dec   – Caring for URBP Collection

Thurs 22 Dec – Special birds at URBP

Fri 23 Dec       – Bird Conservation

Craft Plan

Mon 12 Dec    – Make decorations and decorate Christmas tree

Tues 13 Dec   – Bird Mobile

Wed 14 Dec   – Edible nests and eggs

Thurs 15 Dec  – Flock of birds to colour in for giant mobile in rondavel

Fri 16 Dec       – Bird masks

Mon 19 Dec    – Make bird feeder

Tues 20 Dec  – Fun bird model

Wed 21 Dec   – Southern Ground Hornbill mask

Thurs 22 Dec – Bird poster to colour in

Fri 23 Dec       – Christmas decoration pledge to make and hang, photo with birds

For more information please email Grant at