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!

Microscopic Marvels

7th Jan 2015 - 9th Jan 2015

Meeting Room; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

2015 January School Holiday activities… 1 or 2 sessions per day on the following dates;

January: Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th:

 10am -12noon or 2.00pm – 4.00pm 

During the 2 hour session, children will go on a walk through the Botanic Gardens using magnifying glasses, Anna-lupes and Hand-lenses to get up close views of nature. Returning to the Meeting Room, children will use the Botanic Gardens' microscopes to inspire a larger than life image / artwork to take home.
Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 – 15)
Payment with Bookings by Friday 19th December 2014 ensures your child attendance. Payment can be made with credit card over the phone.
Cost $5.00 each

Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

Web@BotanicGardens.

14th Jan 2015 - 16th Jan 2015

Meeting Room; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

2015 January School Holiday activities… 1 or 2 sessions per day on the following dates;
January:  Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th
10am -12noon or 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Is it a Spider's web, the World Wide Web or Spinners and Weavers?
Plants and creatures which spin, twist, weave and twirl have secret places in the Gardens. During the 2 hour session, children will discover these hidden spots and also indulge in some creative web activities.
Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 – 15). Hats, water bottles and comfortable shoes are recommended.
Payment with Bookings by Friday January 9th  2015 ensures your child attendance.
Cost $5.00 each

Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

Bugs, Beetles and Bees

21st Jan 2015 - 23rd Jan 2015

Meeting Room; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

2015 January School Holiday activities… 1 or 2 sessions per day on the following dates;

January:  Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd 
10am -12noon or 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Who is that buzzing at the Botanic Gardens? Children will be introduced to the bugs, beetles and bees on plants and flowers during a walk through the Botanic Gardens and later explore some interesting facts about them. What are the reasons for these creatures in everyone's gardens? Making a creative bug to fly home will be part of the 2 hour session.

Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 – 15). Hats, water bottles and comfortable shoes are recommended.
Payment with Bookings by Friday January 16th 2015 ensures your child attendance.
Cost $5.00 each
Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au