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Junior rangers explore coal mine

 

CHILDREN are invited to go on a journey at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine.

The Junior Rangers Program will run over the holiday period from January 6 to 25.

Old fashioned games will be held every Tuesday from 10am until 12pm. Children can experience the fun of board games, horse shoe throw, quoits, hoop’n’stick and more.

The miner’s quest will be held every Thursday from 10am until 12pm. Collect the activity sheet from the visitor’s centre and participate in a hunt around the above ground buildings.

Entries are now open for the colouring competition and will close on January 25. There is a five to eight year old age group and a nine to 12 year old division.

All activities are free.

“Last year the program went really well,” Parks Victoria underground management’s Anthony Jones said.

“The numbers are building.”

The site is open to the public from 10am until 4.30pm. It will be open right through the holidays, including New Years Day.

The tours start at 11.30am and 2pm. Extra tours are offered to meet demand during the holiday period.

Last year, the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine offered 15 tours in one day.

Arrive at the mine to book a tour or book online.

The cafe is open to enjoy a meal and there is a substantial barbecue area free to the public.

The Wonthaggi State Coal Mine hosts laser tag in the evening and has been popular this year. To book in and join in on the fun, call 1300 764 686.

The State Coal Mine recently held its first twilight market. Due to its success, a second one will be held around the Easter period.

Colouring champs: from left, Narre Warren’s River, Rylan, Liam and Connor Harnett get started on the colouring competition at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine on Saturday.

Colouring champs: from left, Narre Warren’s River, Rylan, Liam and Connor Harnett get started on the colouring competition at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine on Saturday.

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