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What’s on and when – the Learning Centre at the show

There’s always a lot to see and do at the show and the DECD Learning Centre is no different.

Activity area

The activity area is a warm, friendly spot for children and families to sit and unwind from the chaos of the show.

You’ll find colouring-in activity sheets about nature, farmyard animals and counting, with textas, pencils and crayons for the kids. There’ll also be a reading corner set up for children and families.

Café tables and chairs will be set up so parents and carers can sit and relax while the kids read, sing or play.

Timetable for activity area

When

What’s on

9.00am to 10.00am

Free activity tables available

10.0am to 10.30am

Mobile Science

10.30am to 11.00am

It’s Rhyme Time

11.00am to 11.30am

Mobile Science

11.30am to 12.00 noon

It’s Rhyme Time

12.00 noon to 12.30pm

Free activity tables available

12.30pm to 1.00pm

It’s Rhyme Time

1.00pm to 1.30pm

Mobile Science

1.30pm to 2.00pm

Free activity tables available

2.00pm to 2.30pm

Mobile Science

2.30pm to 3.00pm

Free activity tables available

3.00pm to 3.30pm

Mobile Science

3.30pm to 5.00pm

Free activity tables available

Agricultural area

The daily presentations will include milking and sheep shearing. There’ll be a plenty of opportunities for kids to see, pet or feed baby animals.

Timetable of daily animal presentations

When

What’s on

9.30am

Milking

10.30am

Feeding baby animals

11.30am

Shearing

12.30pm

Aquaculture

2.00pm

Shearing

2.30pm

Feeding baby animals

3.30pm

Bees

4.30pm

Milking

Some of the animals you’ll see

  • chickens (chooks), baby chicks, bantams and ducks
  • lambs and piglets
  • cows, calves and milking cows
  • baby goats (kids)
  • kelpie puppies.

Foster care

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster carer, the Families SA Foster Care team will be on hand every day to answer your questions.

Little Big Book Club

The Little Big Book Club will be at the show, helping out with the activity area and performing every day. Their show ‘It’s Rhyme Time’ is a great chance for kids to see nursery rhymes performed live.

  • It’s Rhyme Time: every day at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm

Mobile Science

Mobile Science Education will make science come alive with some engaging presentations and interactive experiments.

  • Mobile Science: every day at 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Australian Science and Mathematics School

Talented students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School will use a range of interactive displays to showcase their passion for science and maths.

Nature Play SA

Nature Play SA will have natural play resources and competitions available. You can rest up on the hay bales as the kids play with things like seedpods, wooden blocks, small sticks, stones, tree bark, and leaves. You’ll also find a garden bed that shows how plants can be used in play spaces.

Where to find us

DECD Learning Centre

The DECD Learning Centre is in the Old Ram Shed on the Western Boulevard. It will be open on Friday 2 September to Sunday 11 September 2015, 9.00am – 5.00pm. 

Contact

DECD Learning Centre

Phone: 8226 1107
EmailDECD.stratcomms [at] sa.gov.au