School Holiday Program

Kindness Club

See ewe there!
Join us at the sanctuary for our new school holiday program, Kindness Club. This hands-on, interactive experience for children aged 6-12, provides children with the opportunity to engage with the animals and philosophy of Edgar’s Mission.
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Kindness Club

Kindness Club aims to foster compassion and respect for farmed animals, and the work of Edgar’s Mission, in a new generation of advocates for change! We know that children already demonstrate a natural disposition to form close relationships with animals, and Kindness Club builds on this with a tailor-made educational program that is also fun and interactive.

Consistent with Edgar’s Mission’s approach, the agency and autonomy of animals is paramount at all times. As such, animal interactions can’t be guaranteed (although we will do our best!). We kindly ask that you manage your child’s expectations to avoid disappointment.

The program is led by a qualified teacher with the support of Edgar’s Mission volunteers.

Waitlist
Missed out on a spot? Email [email protected] to join our waitlist. Be sure to include your preferred date/s and a contact number so we can get in touch if a ticket becomes available.

Cancellation Policy
If you can no longer attend please email [email protected] as soon as possible and we will offer your spot to other eager kind kids! Please note we require a minimum of 48 hours notice to refund tickets.

Biosecurity

To keep our animals safe from disease, please follow these important biosecurity measures:

• If you are an Australian citizen who has travelled overseas or an international citizen in ANY country outside of Australia, please do not visit the sanctuary for 7 days after your return as per the Victorian Government directive. Please contact us if you have booked a visit and this applies to you.

• If you have visited a factory/intensive farm do not visit the sanctuary for 7 days.

• Please ensure your footwear, clothing and equipment is free of any mud, animal manure or other contaminants before visiting.

• It is essential upon arrival at Edgar’s Mission, that you step on the foot bath at the entrance to ensure your shoes are clean.

Thank you in anticipation of your kindness and cooperation. Please remember that biosecurity is EVERYONE’S responsibility.

FAQs

How long does Kindness Club run for?

Each session of Kindness Club will run for 2 hours.

Kindness Club will host morning and afternoon sessions from Wednesday to Saturday each week of the holidays. These session times are:

  • Morning: 10am-12pm
  • Afternoon: 2pm-4pm

What do my kids need to bring?

Drink bottle
A light snack (must be vegan/plant-based and nut-free)
Raincoat
Gumboots
A sense of adventure!

Do parents/guardians need to attend?

Kindness Club is a kids-only experience. Good news – you get 2 wonderful hours to yourself to explore Lancefield and surrounds in the beautiful Macedon Ranges.

Looking for something to do while you wait for pick up time? Check out our local guide + recommendations here

Will Kindness Club go ahead if it’s raining?

Kindness Club includes both indoor and outdoor activities and the fun will go ahead rain, hail or shine! 

Please ensure your child is dressed for the winter weather, with clothing appropriate to the cold conditions – we highly recommend a raincoat and gumboots.