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. September 2014 School Holiday activities will provide children with GREEN time rather than screen time!

Take a walk on the wild side!

23rd Sep 2014 - 25th Sep 2014

2 sessions a day…10.00 - 12noon or 2.00 - 4.00pm
Tuesday September 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th September.

All children will receive a Nature Play passport and get to  
complete a mission or two…such as a 'Worm's eye view', 'Bush Sculpture', *'Pond Dip', 'Garden Sounds' or  'You're a Scavenger'.

Meet at the Meadowlands Amphi-theatre and take a walk with Maya and Friends to the Brigalow Belt and the Regional Forests sections of the Botanic Gardens…  Maybe we will see a Boobook owl (pictured), a platypus or Noisy Pitta? 

The Nature Play Passport to an Amazing Childhood is all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be an outdoors kid. Have some green time instead of screen time. Cost : $5.00 Bookings essential…

Each group is limited to 10 school aged children (5 years and older)
Payment with Bookings by Friday 19th September  … ensures your child attendance.
Cost $5.00 each
Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au  for more information.
 
*Pond dip…  Take a net and head down to the water. Scoop along the water's edge with your net and see what you can find. If you have a white plastic dish, take it along so you can empty out your catch and take a closer look. What can you see? Take photos or draw pictures so you can go home and identify the insects and fish.