What:Junior Ranger Program “EGGSTRAORDINARY EGGS” for 6-10 year olds.

turtle in egg

Join Ranger Fi to hunt for eggs in The Briars Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about all the  different types of native animals that have laid them. You will have an eggcellent time exploring, playing games and making something special to take home for Easer.

Cost: $16 per child

When: Monday April 7, session 1: 10am-12.30pm, session 2: 1.30-4pm, Wednesday April 9, 10am-12.30pm, Wednesday April 16, session 1: 10am-12.30pm, session 2: 1.30-4pm 

What: Guided Spotlight Walks in the Sanctuary

Spotlight walk

Enjoy the ultimate bush experience and take a night bushwalk with Ranger Fi in the  Wildlife Sanctuary. With so much of our native wildlife coming out after dark,  a guided night walk is the best way to view them in their natural surroundings.  These walks are a combination of spotlighting for nocturnal animals,  learning about their environment and enjoying the wonders of the bush at night.

When: Saturday April 5, Tuesday April 8, Tuesday April 15 and Thursday April from 7.30-9pm

Where: Meet at the Visitors Centre

Cost: $10.70 per person

Booking and pre-payment essential:  5974-3686 or email Briars Information Ranger

The BBQs are free to use and there are many wildlife sightings in the Sanctuary



  • Junior Ranger Program “Spring Scientists” for 6-10 year olds on the 24th, 26th & 28th September and 2nd, 3rd & 4th October, 10am – 12:30pm. Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary with Rangers Kirsty & Nat looking for scats, bugs, birds, etc. $15.50 per child. Booking and pre-payment essential.
  • Guided spotlight walks in the Wildlife Sanctuary on the 22nd, 28th & 29th September and 5th October, 7:30-9:00pm. $10.40 per person. Again it is essential to book and pre-pay. Still some places available this Saturday night.
  • Keeping chooks in your backyardat the Eco Living Display Centre on 22nd September, 10-11:30am. $15. To book phone 5987-3078 / 1300-804-009 or go to
  • Kids School Holiday Photography Workshops: 1st October, 9:30am-midday for Secondary students15+ years and 2nd October, 9:30am-3:00pm for 7-14 year olds. For more information and to book contact fully qualified, professional photographer Nicki Jackson on 0414-737-990 or email:
  • Angus & Rose activities: ‘Wu Tao Yoga’ at 10am Mon-Frid during the holidays, $15. Upcycling Workshops, Kids Art Classes with specialist art teachers, Creative fun workshops with Jacob. For more information and bookings call Susan on 5974-4833. Coffee Shop open Mon-Frid 9am-3pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.
  • Mini Junior Ranger Program “Spring Bug Hunt”on 5th October, 9am, 11am & 1pm (1.25hr sessions) for 2-8 year olds. $15 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (adults are free). Contact Narelle on 0431-791-379 or
  • Telescopic Viewing Night: 5th October, 8pm at the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society’s site at The Briars. To book: 0419-253-252 or email:
  • Art4You – Art exhibition in the Barn: 6 and 7th October, 10am-4pm.
  • Bush 5km & 8km fun runs and 5km walk: 6th October. Raising money for the Stand By You Council Foundation. Registration: or 0407-111-002.
  • Power Walk for ‘Dress for Success’: 14th October, starts at 9:30am. Registration:   Details: Cassandra 0402-904-271
  • Seed saving workshop:20th October, 10am-3pm at the Eco Living Display Centre. $40. To book phone 5987-3078 / 1300-804-009 or go to
  • WHAT BIRD IS THAT? Free event on the 28th October, 9am-1pm. Meet at the Visitors Centre. The morning activities include guided bird walks, theatrette presentation, information tables and the chance to speak to bird experts. Morning tea included. Bring your binoculars. For more information phone Max on 9789-0224.




James Cross was 22 when he was killed whilst cycling to Monash University where he was a student.  He was a gifted musician, writer, poet, lyricist and composer and had a great passion for music.

In remembrance of James, a community driven, family friendly, music festival will be held at The Briars, Mt.Martha on Sunday March 18th featuring bands that represent the rich live music culture that exists in Melbourne and surrounding areas including the Mornington Peninsula.

The festival will focus on the local community and is supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Bicycle Network Victoria and TRAG [Teenagers Road Accident Group].

Monies raised from this event will be put towards the promotion of road safety for all road users. This will involve the continued support of TRAG with their school education activities and Bicycle Network Victoria with their research and efforts to educate cyclists and motorists with regard to minimizing road accident risk.