Soak up sun filled days at The Briars

Published on 12 December 2022

briars visitor centre.jpg

The warmer weather comes with an inexplicable pull to unwind, relax and enjoy sun filled days and nights. This summer, you have the convenience of more than ten different activities to enjoy locally at The Briars.
All summer long, The Briars is home to family-friendly events that feed the soul. No matter your age, this is your opportunity to take part in the activities on offer.
Come along and connect with like-minded community members! To find an activity to suit you, scroll down or visit our Events webpage:


The Briars Wildlife Sanctuary early opening
Experience summer mornings with the sanctuary animals. Embrace the coolest time of day by going for an early morning walk in the Briars Wildlife Sanctuary. Open from 7am every day of the week from Monday 2 to Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Twenty Things to Do at The Briars
Explore nature, use all your senses, get moving and discover all the cool things you can do outdoors. Grab a copy of our ‘20 Things to Do at The Briars’ list from the Visitors Centre for some inspiration – choose one or many ideas to create your own adventure.

During Sanctuary Opening Hours
9am – 4.30pm Every day
7am – 4.30pm Monday 2 January - Tuesday 31 January 2023

Briars Wildlife Sanctuary Scavenger Hunt
Take the Scavenger Hunt challenge by collecting a map and a list of clues from the Visitors Centre for the 2km Wetlands Walk or the 4km Woodlands Walk. Can you and your family find all the answers? Available every day of the 2022-23 summer school holidays and weekends, from 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Games on the Green
Challenge your family to a game of Giant Jenga, Connect Four or another of our fun free Games on the Green! Available every day during school holidays and on the weekend.Find out more.

December 2022, January and February 2023
Event Lawn

Briars Junior Ranger – Who lives in my area?
Have you ever explored your backyard or local park to find out who lives there? Learn how to identify and classify what you find in your own backyard. Using your new Junior Ranger skills, we then play “Who Belongs Where?”, a custom-designed game for classifying reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians, and invertebrates.Book your spot.

Suitable for kids 6 to 10 years old. Parents can take some time to relax as this program is for kids.
Tuesday 10, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January 2023
10.30am – 12pm
$29.90 per child

Snakes – face your fear, embrace your fascination!
Empower yourself, learn how to identify Australian snakes, what snakes you might see at the Briars and what snakes live in your neighbourhood.Find out more.

Tuesday 10, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January 2023
2 – 2.45pm and 3.15 – 4pm
$15 adult/child/concession

We prefer the night! Twilight trek and animal encounter
Join our Rangers as they take you off track on this hour-long exploration of the sanctuary at twilight. Bring a torch and help spot kangaroos, micro bats, koalas, emus, sugar gliders and more!Purchase your ticket.

Suitable for all ages.
Tuesday 10, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January 2023
8 – 9.30pm
$32 adult, $25.90 concession/child

Sunset Cinema
The outdoor cinema is returning to the Mornington Peninsula under a new name. The Sunset Cinema begins on 21 December at The Briars. Book tickets now to experience this for yourself! See website for movies and

Every evening from 21 December 2022 to 20 January 2023
Gates open 6.30 – 11pm, movie commences at last light.

Our Survival Day
An all-inclusive family event to promote our strength, passion and community. Bring a picnic blanket, sit back and listen to live music, or join in our cultural workshops and activities. Join us on 26 January, 12 - 7pm. Visit:oursurvivalday.comfor more information.

Mount Martha Briars Market
Soak up the fun market vibe! Purchase the freshest food, the most unique gifts and the most innovative homewares from across the region and engage with our talented stallholders, all of whom love their craft. Presented by Craft Markets Australia.Find out more.

29 January 2023
9am – 2pm

Shire Nursery
The Shire Nursery specialises in native and indigenous plants. For more information call 5974 8417 or Wednesday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm and 1st Saturday of every month 9am – 1pm.

briars visitor centre.jpg



Tagged as: