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Every weekday is wonderful for toddlers at Werribee Open Range Zoo, where terrific activities will keep the fives and under 'wildly' entertained all day. Enjoy a kid-friendly safari tour across the savannah or sing, dance and play to African-inspired songs at the African Village Dance Party!

Junior Safari

An energetic 35-minute safari bus tour for young children and their families. The tours feature music and lots of animal action.

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. Please arrive at the Zoo early to ensure a seat on the bus.

Times: Monday to Friday at 11:00am (excluding school holidays)

Ranger Kids

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

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. 

Times: Daily 10:30am to 2:30pm

Times: Monday to Friday at 11:00am (excluding school holidays)

Village Kids

Run like a Zebra or prowl like a Wild Dog in the outdoor adventure play space, Village Kids. Little explorers will have a blast navigating their way through this nature-inspired space, making it up to the look-out for a bird’s eye view.

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. 

Times: Open daily

Village Dance Party

Tiny tots and the young at heart can dance, sing and laugh in the Zoo's highly interactive musical dance theatre. Special zoo songs, written by Melbourne musician Lamine Sonko, encourage children to play bongos, wiggle hips, stamp feet and 'call animals to water'.

Price: Included in general admission price (main African Safari Hut, near zoo entrance), no bookings required.

Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm

Outdoor play spaces

Little adventurers will love searching for fossils (or hidden treasure) in our sandy dig pit and swinging from tree to tree at Monkey Rope Play.

In summer Hippo Water Play provides hours of fun, with bathers or a change of clothes recommended!

Related Activities

Add a Mini Zoo Keeper Encounter to the day (Available Fridays only. Bookings are essential.)

Event details

Times 
Activities until 2:30pm
Dates 
Monday to Friday (excluding school holidays)
Cost 

Included in general admission price (additional fees apply for Mini Zoo Keeper)

Restrictions 
One child must be accompanied by one adult
What to bring 
A soft-toy friend to join you on safari