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.

Botanic Gardens School Holiday activities will provide children with GREEN time rather than screen time!

> Where is Poss Now? School Holiday Quiz with a difference!

During the school holidays, (Saturday, June 24 – Friday, July 7 2017), photos of ‘Poss’ the Ringtail Possum will appear daily on the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Facebook page.

Come and pick up a quiz sheet from the Gardens Administration Building or download off the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens website and fill in the places and dates where “Poss” has appeared in the Gardens.

You might have to visit the Gardens to find the places “Poss” has been spotted in – use the Gardens Guide to help you find the correct site name.

Quizzes are available from Thursday, June 24, 2017 at the Botanic Gardens or online.

Completed quizzes need to be returned to the Botanic Gardens Administration Building and a prize will be drawn by Poss himself at the end of school holidays.

> Magical Tree Elves Craft

Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Meeting at the Sun Lawn
Drop in between 10am - 4pm

Bring your children along to make their own magical tree elves and have them on display at the Gardens! An area of the sun lawn will be set up with tables for children to create their tree elves from clay and natural resources. Children can choose to display their tree elves at the Gardens or take them home. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle when attending holiday activities.

> Bird Watching Quiz

Self-guided activity

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens have a wide variety of bird species for you to spot. Come on down to the Gardens and take a walk along the Lagoons and see how many of the most commonly found birds you can see from our Birds Spotted sheets. Spend some time at our bird shelters and see what else you can find along the Lagoons. Pick up a sheet from the Gardens Administration Building or download off our website.

  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle when attending holiday activities.

Don’t forget about our regular activities at the Gardens:

> Under the Banyan Playground

Bring a picnic and let your children play at the Under the Banyan Playground. The play area is secure with BBQ, toilet and car parking facilities close by.

  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle when attending holiday activities.

> Guided Walks

Fridays from 10am - 11am
Meeting place – Admin building

Take a guided walk with one of our knowledgeable Guides as we discover different aspects of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle when attending holiday activities.