Sunday Festival

FREE Community Festival!!!  Curtis Park, Celia Parade – opposite the Shoalhaven Heads Botanic Gardens – From 9am to 3pm 

Birds are fabulous and we are throwing them a party. So bring your family, bring your friends and join in the celebrations.

Sean Dooley will launch National Bird Week and the Australian Birds in Backyard citizen science app around 10am.
 
All day, Shoalhaven Heads will come alive with a great mix of activities happening in and around Curtis Park and the Botanic Gardens, including:  
 
  • A specially curated market featuring bird themed products – t-shirts, pottery, books, art, toys, garden ornaments and more.
  • Local food stalls, local musicians and the occasional life-sized bower bird!
  • Bird Brain talks: Yes, having a bird brain is a wonderful thing according to scientists. Join us for some speed talks on specialist topics to get you hooked on birding.
  • Opportunities to be taken under the wing by experienced birders on short local walks.
  • Story-telling about birds from around the world.
  • Children’s activities include Kid’s creative workshops, facepainting. A fun way to help children understand the various types of birds in their gardens and the world, recognise bird calls, appreciate the importance of habitat and more.
  • The Australian Museum’s “Museum in a Box”, with real specimens, casts, artifacts, dioramas, images, digital resources, books and more.

Register for our FREE Children's bird craft workshops.

Feathered Fashion

Shake your tail feather when you make your own feathery fashion accessory.

10am to 10.45am

Max 25 children.
Children 5yr and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bird Mobiles

Paint and construct your very own mobile feathered friend to hang in your home or favourite tree.

11am to 11.45am

Max 25 children.
Children 5yr and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Nesting

Weave yourself a lovely raggy nest to house all your precious treasures.

Noon to 12.45am.

Max 25 children.
Children 5yr and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bird Magnetism

Make your very own bird magnets to display all your favourite pics.

1pm – 1.45pm

Max 25 children.
Children 5yr and under must be accompanied by an adult.