Explore the Green Spine these school holidays

Monday, 23 September 2019

Kids are invited to discover the friendly faces on the trees of the Green Spine these school holidays with a fun, self-lead adventure.

Little explorers can pick up a map from the Revitalising Central Geelong headquarters at 108 Moorabool Street Geelong (or download one here), and follow the trail to find all the tree characters on the Green Spine.

Those with keen eyes can also have a go at spotting all the happy bees buzzing through the lush oasis of the Green Spine.

Once kids have ticked off all the characters on their map – including Slim Shady, David Growie and Coco Palm – they can bring their maps back to Revitalising Central Geelong office to collect a prize.

The activity runs from 9am-4pm every weekday of the school holidays, except Grand Final Friday (27 September), as part of the Central Geelong Marketing program of spring school holiday events.

The program has over 95 creative, physical and imaginative play sessions of activities on offer to keep the kids busy in central Geelong.

These activities and much more are detailed in the Central Geelong Kids Fun Guide. Copies can be downloaded here.

The Green Spine Explorers activity is designed encourage families to enjoy the natural environment of the first stage of the Green Spine.

The flagship project of the Revitalising Central Geelong partnership program, the Green Spine will realise the community’s long-held vision for a linear park running through Central Geelong.

The Green Spine will provide a botanical link between the city’s two existing green spaces, Johnstone Park and Eastern Gardens.

The project has been funded by all three tiers of government and will be developed one block at a time along the six blocks of Malop Street.

Stage 1, between Yarra and Moorabool street, is complete. Stage 2, between Gheringhap Street and Moorabool Street, will begin in 2020.

The following comments can be attributed to Director Economy, Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford:

We’re excited for kids to venture down the Green Spine during the school holidays and learn more about trees and nature along the way.

The great calendar of events in central Geelong during the school holidays not only keeps the kids entertained, it also promotes local businesses to the community.  

Page last updated: Monday, 23 September 2019