Resources and virtual experiences for locked down kids

Merlin Entertainments ANZ, owner and operator of SEA LIFE Aquariums, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and other first rate attractions have launched a free education resource portal ‘Merlin’s Education Toolbox’.
Apr 2, 2020
Resources and experiences free
Locked down kids can experience great virtual excursions and do some work too

Merlin Entertainments ANZ, owner and operator of Sea Life Aquariums, Wold Life  Sydney Zoo and other first rate attractions have launched a free education resource portal ‘Merlin’s Education Toolbox’, which provides assistance to teachers and parents facilitating home-schooling lessons for children.

Since the isolation measures, Merlin has brought their attractions to screens via live stream videos and in line with Australian Education Syllabus guidelines, it has designed a variety of worksheets, activities and videos available for the public to download for free.

The resources will cover a range of Science, History, Maths and English topics inspired by Merlin attractions, including habitats, the food web, conservation, animal life-cycles, Maths with LEGO and more, with specific activities designed to meet the needs of various school stages.

The portal also contains a ‘Just for Fun’ section which aims to break up the day with creative activities including colouring sheets featuring Wild Life Sydney Zoo’s favourites and themed craft-making such as marine animal Easter egg craft. Inspirational and educational videos are also on offer, which celebrate the amazing work Merlin Entertainments and its attractions have facilitated in the conservation space, such as turtle and shark rescues, Sea Life Sydney’s ‘Miracle Ray’ Ani and much more.

“Merlin Entertainments has always facilitated a comprehensive education program in our attractions through school excursions and associated worksheets and activities in line with State Curriculums, and we’re really proud and excited to now expand our offering to assist all educators during these unprecedented times,” says Rob Smith, Divisional Director of Merlin Entertainments APAC.

The Merlin Education Toolkit is available at

The attractions will continue to host entertaining and educational live-stream videos via their Facebook pages, with new times and dates being announced weekly. All past live-streams are also available to view here:

For more information, visit the attraction websites and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.

Participating Merlin Entertainments ANZ attraction websites and Facebook handles are: