Events and Experiences at the Briars

Upcoming events

Sunday Sessions at the Briars

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

FREE family fun! Food, games, music.


Barefoot Cinema

From 11 - 27 January 2019


Blues at the Briars

Saturday 23rd February 2019 


Summer school holiday activities

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

Find out more and book your spot


ICE sledding

Yep you heard right, I said ICE sledding Its tobogganing fun without the snow!  Hire one of our clever ice sleds for some cool sliding fun on our sliding run at the Briars.  

Fun for all ages, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

11.30am - 2.30pm

Tuesday 8, 15 & 22 January

Thursday 10, 17 & 24 January

Saturday 12, 19 & 26 January 

Cost: $10 per 1/2 hour slot

Book on Eventbrite or at the Briars Visitor Centre to avoid disappointment 5974 3686.


Super Hero Adventurers!

Calling all superheroes! Are you ready for a wild and daring outdoor quest? Join us in the Briars Wildlife Sanctuary for a super bush adventure where you’ll discover the super powers of our native wildlife! We’ll be sneaky like snakes, use our eagle eyes and our supersonic bat ears to explore the sanctuary.

Please dress in your favourite superhero outfit and boots.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for 3 – 5 year old’s.


Thursday 10 & 17 January

Tuesday 15 January

Friday 18 January

Cost: $14 child; bookings required on Eventbrite


Adventurers and Adventure-roos!

Are you and adventure-roo who loves having adventures? Do you love getting outdoors into nature? Come and join our Rangers on a wild quest through the bushland of The Briars Wildlife Sanctuary in search of adventure and wonder!  Suitable for 6-10 year olds

 9.30 –11.30am

Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 9 & 16 January

Saturday 12 January

Cost: $19; bookings required on Eventbrite

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


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.


Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 9 & 16 January

Thursday 10 & 17 January

Friday 18 January

Cost: $16 Adult $13 Concession; bookings required on Eventbrite


Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Walk

Discover how Victorian Aboriginals have cared for and used the flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula during a beautiful walk with Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man Lionel Lauch (Living Culture) as your guide.

Saturday 8 December 10.30am – 12noon

Cost: $20 Adult $15 Concession; bookings required on Eventbrite


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