School Holidays Activities

Our Term 3 School Holiday Program is here! School holiday activities will be on offer from Saturday September 18 to Sunday October 3.  To find out more please visit our Facebook page, phone 07 4952 7300 or email

Kids Nature Craft workshops (for children 6 to 12 years)

Date: Tuesday September 21, 10am to 11.30am and Thursday  September 23, 10am to 11.30am.

Location: Meeting Room (opposite Cafe), Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Cost:$5.00 per child. Parental supervision required.

Spring in to school holidays and get creative with nature based materials to make your very own Botanic Gardens critter! All resources are provided.

Bookings required as places limited. Phone Kim on 4952 7321 to book a spot.

Tibbles Hunt in the Tropical Shade Garden

Dates: Weekdays , 9am to 5pm

Location: Tropical Shade Garden

Cost: FREE and self guided.

Explore the Tropical Shade Garden and Fernery to find Tibbles and decode his Spring message! Activity sheets will be available on the kids activity table on the deck of the Tropical Shade Garden.

Bungee Caterpillar Rock Hunt in the Tropical Shade Garden

Dates: Monday September 27 to Friday October 1, 9am to 5pm

Location: Tropical Shade Garden.

Cost: FREE and self guided.

Look for the bungee caterpillar painted rocks in the Tropical Shade Garden and return to Botanic Gardens Visitor Information (administration) to win a copy of the Bungee Jumping Caterpillar book. There is one rock to find each day of the week.

Bocce in the Malta Garden

Bring your own bocce set or hire a set from Botanic Gardens Visitor Information (administration) for $5.00 a set. Bocce hire is available weekdays, 9am to 4.00pm.

Self guided activities

We have self guided activities on offer to do at your leisure that can be printed from home or pick up from the brochure holders at the Community Noticeboard opposite the café (Please note, copies are limited over the weekends).