7 December 2021

This special safari park experience saw foster families travelling from across the state as far as the Mid North, Riverland and Limestone Coast to join this epic day.

Collage of animals and people from the zoo day.

During the Spring School Holidays 160 children, young people, Foster Carers and staff from Life Without Barriers South Australia attended a very special 'Living Arts Big Day Out at Monarto Safari Park'!

Upon arrival each child and young person was gifted a goody bag complete with Life Without Barriers drink bottles, sunglasses, fidget spinners, snacks, colouring in supplies and a Monarto themed activity sheet, including a scavenger hunt and photo prompt challenge sheet.

Two dedicated Life Without Barriers Safari Bus Tours were offered to families to learn all about the animals who live at Monarto and the conservation efforts led by the park, other families opted for self-directed exploration with the free Zu Loop bus and walking tours. Life Without Barriers’ staff hosted a ‘Picnic Zone’ for families to spend time in a relaxed and social environment, with a few emus coming to visit throughout lunchtime too!

Our Living Arts team offered some creative activities on the day as well, with animal mask making in particular being a big hit. Living Arts were also proud to partner with Life Without Barriers Hook into Books campaign to offer a reading nook with two Travelling Suitcases filled with animal themed books and stories written by First Nation Authors.

Our team would like to thank and acknowledge the Education Team at Monarto Safari Park for their support in offering this experience to so many people from our foster care community and to thank the staff and Carers who helped make this such an amazing experience for all of the children and young people who attended.

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