Bringing Africa to life at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Sundays just got a whole lot better at Werribee Open Range Zoo with Storytelling Sundays.
Our storytellers bring Africa to life through their stories, music, song, and dance –as well as our favourite books.
As you meander through the trails of the zoo, make sure you sit, listen and prepare to be enthralled by world renowned Valanga Khoza as he tells wondrous stories of his South African homeland, accompanied by music and dance.
Wandering on from Valanga, follow the amazing aroma of roasting coffee beans to the African Village. Come and taste the bittersweet coffee of Ethiopia (and popcorn for the kids) as Ata performs a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and tells her stories.
Clive Gono will also be at the African Village making traditional Zimbabwean (Shona) stone carvings, using limestone, to tell his stories.
Try your hand at carving your own sculpture alongside Clive. Don’t worry, you’re in good hands with Clive, as he has been making stone sculptures for more than 30 years and has exhibited his work worldwide.
To get your body pumping, join in on one of Shabba’s African drumming workshops. Drumming has been traditionally used in Africa for many things including communicating between tribes over long distances and for social dancing.
Kids and parents, why not have a go at making your own music and join in with Shabba?
Zoo guides will also be around the Zoo to surprise and delight you with stories of animals and games and other activities for you to join in on and have fun.
Parents can also set up their own ‘storytelling pods’ complete with bean bags, blankets and marvelous Zoo books.
Storytelling Sundays are only running for a limited time so don’t miss out. These sessions are free with admission.
Dates and Times:
Every Sunday until June 24, 2018
Activities between 11.00am – 2.00pm
Werribee Open Range Zoo is open 9:00am – 5:00pm every day.
Adults – $36.00
Child (4-15 yrs) – FREE*
*weekends, Victorian Public Holidays, Victorian School Holidays