Vacation Care

Blackbutt Reserve is the perfect spot for an excursion with animal exhibits, picnic shelters, playgrounds, bbq's and grassed areas to keep children amused for an hour or a day!

Blackbutt Reserve offers hands-on learning experiences for vacation care and community groups during the school holidays. The following programs are available for the next school holidays .

  • Richley activity - Experience a close encounter with our resident snake and go dipnetting in the pond. Located at Richley Reserve, entrance off Freyberg Street New Lambton. Maximum of 30 children per timeslot, duration 1 hour.
  • Carnley activity - Meet, touch and handle some of Blackbutt’s favourite critters, feed the emus, walk the boardwalk and find the animals on the activity sheet. Located at the main entrance to Reserve off Carnley Avenue Kotara. Maximum 50 children per timeslot, duration 30 minutes.


$285 for up to 30 children and $12 per child thereafter.


To book a school holiday activity, please contact our friendly office staff from Monday to Friday between 8am and 3pm.

P: 4904 3344