Caversham Wildlife Park is a must-visit for your little animal-lovers who will love the up-close experience!
We reached the Park around 9ish and decided to go for the 10am Farm Show first. Glad we did cos we were the early birds who got front row seats!
We got to see for ourselves how a sheep is sheared and learned how the different parts of the wool are categorized and sold. The speed at which the sheep is sheared is an eye-opener too!
If the Dads in your household are up for a fun challenge, watch how they crack a stock whip and volunteer for a try. Beware of the ear-splitting sound it makes! Made me jump every time they cracked the whip successfully.
We probably missed the part when they shared why they were asking for children volunteers but the cub raised his hand nonetheless and was selected! The lil’ dragonlady tagged along with her brother not knowing what she was in for.
As it turned out, the kids were tasked to bottle feed lambs! These lambs rushed towards the kids and were sucking the bottles with such might that the lil’ dragonlady lost grip of the bottle and freaked out after that.
I had to sheepishly 😁 go get her.
It’s a fun experience for the kids – just need to mentally prepare them that the lambs feed really fast and furiously!
Kids and adults also get to try milking a cow before the show ends.
Right outside the Farm Show venue is Molly’s Farm. There are different farm animals such as sheep, goats, turkeys roaming around in the enclosure.
Beware that one of the sheep is up to no good – going around to nuzzle his head into unsuspecting visitors and eating up our maps!
After that, we headed over to meet the Wombat & Friends at 11am.
No cuddling or carrying of the wombat and we were strictly advised to only touch their hind legs, if we must.
The cub was the bravest of us all – he went to touch a lizard!
And got us to queue to touch the possum as well.
Because there are no specific sessions for the feeding of kangaroos, we left it for the last and went over to Meet the Koalas at 1130am instead.
Again, we are not able to carry or cuddle the koala bears now. But a family pic with the Australian icon is still possible!
Last but not least, the most fun bit of the Park – Feeding the Kangaroos.
One of the tips I made sure to remember from May’s Perth post is to bring along a plastic bag for the kangaroo’s feed.
Visitors can start feeding the kangaroos from 9am when the Park opens. We were lucky that by this time (12ish), there were still hungry kangaroos! One approached us when we walked in and was munching on food off our hands really quickly but gently.
Please be careful of the kangaroos’ poop! They are everywhere and they sometimes poop while feeding off your hands too.
A friendly staff of the Park came over and offered to help us with a family photo!
We spent about 3 hours here before having lunch at the Village Café, the only F&B place at Whiteman Park.
of the paad thai that didn’t taste like it
Let me put it this way, they are much better at their non-Asian food. The fish & chips were pretty good!
Opposite the Village Café, you can find one of the Heritage Tram stops. This is the only place in Western Australia where you can ride on a genuine vintage electric tram!
We got onto the tram and paid for the tickets when the conductor came to us. The entire return trip took us about 25 minutes.
The kids were somewhat fatigued by the time we completed the whole return trip, and didn’t want to go for the vintage train ride. Otherwise the plan would be to alight at Village Junction station and switch to the train.
After more than 5 years of parenthood, we have gathered enough experience to know not to force the kids so this was the end of our Whiteman Park visit!