School Holidays Activities

Get the kids out of the house every school holidays and discover fun activities including creativity, discovery walks and interesting sessions at the Botanic. Botanic Gardens School Holiday activities will provide children with GREEN time rather than screen time!

“Bush Foods” School Holiday Quiz at the Botanic Gardens.

29th Jun 2015 - 10th Jul 2015

WIN!... "Some Tasty Tucker"

Could you survive in the Australian Bush? Bring the whole family to the Botanic Gardens and pick up (or download ) … a "Bush Foods Quiz" and find out what might be edible from plants. Watch out, some are NOT!
Quizzes are available from Monday 29th June at the Botanic Gardens or online on the Botanic Gardens website.
Completed quizzes can be returned to Botanic Gardens Administration to go into the draw.

Bush Foods Quiz winner drawn Friday 10th July 10.00am…

WIN "Some Tasty Tucker (Products made from bush foods)

“Bush Foods and Crafts” School Holiday Activities.

30th Jun 2015 - 9th Jul 2015

Sessions are on...

Tuesday 30th June, Wednesday 1st July, Thursday 2nd July, Wednesday 8th July and Thursday 9th July 2015  From 10am to 12 noon

In the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens… come and discover a wide variety of plant and animal species that have been used as food, shelter, tools, cooking and gathering implements as well as traditional medicines by Indigenous people in the past. Finish the two hour session with some weaving and bark painting activities.

Each child MUST HAVE… hat, closed in shoes, water bottle and sunscreen to participate!
Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 years and older)
Payment with Bookings by Friday 26th June … ensures your child attendance.   Cost $5.00 each
Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email