Werribee Open Range Zoo

Ranger Kids

Werribee Open Range Zoo is taking kids on a journey through the African savannah with an exciting new indoor play space, Ranger Kids!

In this amazing new adventure-filled space, kids can transform themselves by dressing up as wildlife rangers, vets and even a Leopard Tortoise.

Ranger Kids has three inspired play areas – an African village, the savannah and a field hospital - all designed to let the imagination go wild!

Against the backdrop of an African sunset, kids will learn how children in the Melako village tend to their farm yards, plant crops and prepare food for the animals. 

The savannah enables kids to go on wildlife patrol, counting herds and recording their observations. A custom-built wooden helicopter creates a birds-eye view so they look for injured animals. Plus they can load our plush giraffe, lions and zebra into the helicopter to transport them to the field hospital zone for treatment.

In the field hospital, complete with a surgery and research area, budding medics can diagnose and care for injured plush animals, before being moving them via canvas stretchers to the recovery area.

Ranger Kids also includes a shadow puppet theatre where kids can put on their own shows and it opens up into the Zoo’s Leopard Tortoise exhibit, providing the perfect spot to get up close to these amazing animals!

And remember, kids are free every weekend, Victorian Government school holidays and public holidays!

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