Family Fun at the Briars!

Upcoming Briars Events:

Sunday Sessions at the Briars

The first Sunday of the month from December 6th - April 7th

FREE family fun! Food, games, music.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

The Briars Craft and Produce Market

The Briars Craft and Produce Market will be a fantastic day out for friends and family to enjoy quality home-made produce. Purchase the freshest produce from across the region and engage with our talented stallholders who love their arts and crafts.

March 24 | April 28 | May 26

9am - 2pm

Cost: $3 per car (car parking)


Peninsula Busking and Food Truck Carnivale

If you're a music fan or simply love to be entertained, then come along to the Peninsula Busking Festival. Enjoy Food Trucks, pony rides, games and more!

April 20 & 21 

12pm - 9pm

FREE entry


Special offers

FREE plant giveaway!

Beautify your garden with an indigenous plant from the Shire Nursery. Bring your rates notice or ID and pick up 2 plants for your home garden.

April 3 | 4 | 5 | 10 | 11 | 12     9am - 3.30pm

April 6  9am - 1pm     


Autumn school holiday activities

Join us at The Briars this autumn for some fun school holiday activities. 

Find out more and book your spot

Games on the Green

Bring a picnic and enjoy some time on the grass playing one of the Briars’ timeless and ingenious outdoor games including over-sized connect four, naughts and crosses, sack races, frisbee, soccer, egg and spoon races, cricket, and volleyball. Games are available for both kids and adults to use whilst enjoying time in the Briars grounds.

Weekends and school holidays 10am - 4pm; FREE


Farm Animal Feeding

Help us give our farm animals their morning breakfast.

Meet the ranger in the Homestead car park at 11 - 11.30am

Daily April 8 - 18

Cost: gold coin donation to support the care of our animals


Nature Transformers!

Come along on a bird spotting adventure through the Wildlife Sanctuary. We'll keep our eyes peeled like eagles, share bird songs, bop along like a yellow robin and make mini bark nests to take home.

Suitable for 3 – 5 year old’s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

10 - 11am

April 11 | 12 | 15 | 18

Cost: $14 child; bookings required on Eventbrite


Junior Rangers - Transformer Troopers!

Calling all Transformer Troppers! Join the Briars Transformer Troopers as we explore the nursery, garden and sanctuary looking for animals and plants that are transforming through autumn.

Suitable for 6-10 year olds.

This program is for children only. Parents please drop off your little ones and head out for a coffee.

9.30 –11.30am

April 9 | 10 | 16 | 17

Cost: $19; bookings required on Eventbrite


Twilight Wildlife Adventure

Enjoy a bush adventure during the beautiful twilight hours. Hear the kookaburra’s goodnight call and witness nocturnal animals coming out to forage and hunt for food. Use your senses to help locate native wildlife such as sugar gliders, possums, microbats, tawny frogmouths and kangaroos!
Bring along a torch.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

8 - 9.30pm

March 8 

Friday 18 January

Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Concession; bookings required on Eventbrite


After-dark Wildlife Walks

Meet the animals of the Sanctuary as they wake up for the night. Bring along a torch and close toed shoes and join the Ranger for a wonderful walk through the dark.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

7 - 8.30pm

April 10 | 11 | 15 | 16 | 17

Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Concession; bookings required on Eventbrite


Group Bookings

If you have a group of 12 or more, we can run a private program for your group. Please call the Briars Visitor Centre for further information and to book a date.