The Belgravia Leisure family of venues in the outer northern suburbs has recently expanded to include parts of Whittlesea. In March 2021, the area management team began looking at ways to welcome and engage with the local Whittlesea community with activities that were low risk, fun and educational.
Yarrambat Park Golf Course, with its signature 18-hole Goanna Golf mini golf course, was identified as the closest venue to Whittlesea and the perfect location for community outreach with locals.
The team at Yarrambat reached out to Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre to see if they would like to take advantage of Yarrambat’s mid-week down time for a focused excursion experience. ‘Bubup Wilam’, meaning ‘children’s place’, is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Education, Health and Wellbeing organisation that aims to ensure Aboriginal children at a very early age begin their journey in reaching their full human potential.
The team at Yarrambat looked for ways to engage the children at the golf course including creating a custom ‘Play, Putt and Learn’ excursion booklet for the day so that the children from Bubup Wilam could learn about animals native to the region.
Yarrambat Park Golf Course also subsidised transport costs for the 16 children and 8 carers to make the trip to the golf course, which ended up being a fun-filled, educational day for the children and their carers.
Find out more about Yarrambat Park Golf Course programs and activities here.
Find out more about Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre here.