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 Gardens. Stay tuned for the next School Holiday adventure.
December School Holiday activities…
17th Dec 2013 - 19th Dec 2013
So popular last year, we are offering it again with 2 sessions a day… “Jingle bells tinkling at the Gardens”:
Meeting Room; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4.00pm
2 sessions per day on the following dates; December: Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th
Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 – 15). Hats, water bottles and comfortable shoes are recommended.
January School Holiday activities… There are 3 different activities over the 3 weeks.
8th Jan 2014 - 10th Jan 2014
Turn over a new Leaf… MAGNIFIED!
1 session per day on the following dates; January: Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th:
15th Jan 2014 - 17th Jan 2014
January: Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17t
Who is that fluttering? Children will be introduced to the butterflies, moths, dragonflies, damselflies and other insects with wings during a walk through the Gardens. Do they all begin their lives with wings? What are the largest winged insects? Making a creative winged creature to fly home will be part of the 2 hour session.
Metamorphism Magic… Life cycles
22nd Jan 2014 - 24th Jan 2014
January 2014: Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th
Almost magical changes happen inside chrysalises and cocoons. It is called metamorphism. Caterpillars which crawl along on stumpy little legs transform into delicate winged creatures called Moths and Butterflies.
1 session per day... Meeting Room; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. 10am -12noon.
During the 2 hour session, school aged children with Maya…
• Will discover creatures at different stages of their Life cycles during a Guided Walk through The Gardens finding, eggs, larvae, pupa or adult creatures.
Each group is limited to 10 children, children to be aged over five.