School Holiday Program

July School Holidays 2014

Join us these school holidays to enjoy activities designed to promote fun, hands on learning about plants, people and the environment. Activities are suitable for children between the ages of five and 12. 

School holiday activities take place in the shade on Plane Tree Lawn or in the Bicentennial Conservatory during inclement weather. To book, phone (08) 8222 9311.

Painted Pots – Veggies 

From $7 – bookings not required (all ages)

Join us on Plane Tree Lawn to paint a pot and plant vegetable seeds. Watch them grow and enjoy the yummy rewards. If rain is forecast you’ll find us in the Bicentennial Conservatory.

Pots are priced from $7 and include soil and seeds. Various sizes available, parental supervision essential.

Guinea Pig Gardening

$12 – bookings essential (5 – 12 years)

Guinea pigs make great pets and can benefit your garden, but they require some special care. In this one hour session you’ll meet some guinea pig friends and learn all the tips and tricks for keeping them clean, happy and healthy. You’ll also take home some seeds to start growing your own guinea pig garden full of the plants they love to eat.

Hatch your own Stick Insect

$20 – bookings essential (5 – 12 years)

Want to keep pet stick insects? During this one and a half hour session you’ll get to meet lots of different stick insects and discover how to look after them at home. You’ll create your own hatchery and take home stick insect eggs. Eggs can take between one and 18 months to hatch and must be cared for consistently during incubation, we’ll teach you all you need to know for success!

Tile Mosaics

$25 – bookings essential (7 – 12 years)

Learn the art of garden mosaics as you design a gorgeous tile mosaic to take home. Warning! This activity is highly addictive. 

Making Fire, Making Glue

Free – bookings not required (all ages)

Learn how aboriginal people make fire using just what’s around them in the Australian bush and make your own glue from plants. Meet at the Schomburgk Pavilion.

Date 10am 11am 1pm 2.30pm
Monday 7 July  Guinea Pigs Mosaics    
Tuesday 8 July        Making Fire, Making Glue 
Wednesday 9 July   Painted Pots
11am - 2pm
Tuesday 15 July    Painted Pots
11am - 2pm 
Guinea Pigs Stick Insects 
Thursday 17 July        Making Fire, Making Glue 
Friday 18 July  Stick Insects   Mosaics  

Cancellation Policy

In the event of inclement weather activities are conducted in the Bicentennial Conservatory as scheduled. If in doubt please contact the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide on the morning of the activity. Phone: (08) 8222 9311.

Note to Parents

Activities are available to all school age children only. Numbers per group are strictly limited. Vacation care groups can make discounted bookings by contacting the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. Phone: (08) 8222 9311.

School holiday program consent form (418kb doc)