School holidays activities
Our Christmas school holiday program is here!
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 Christmas message! Activity sheets will be available on the kids activity table on the deck of the Tropical Shade Garden.
Kids Painting Competition
Open for entries now until Thursday January 27, 2022. Due to limited hanging space, we are only able to accept the first 20 entries. Please call the gardens office on 4952 7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please see link to entry registration form - https://www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/281916/Kids_Painting_Competition_Registration_Form.pdf
Is there a budding artist in your home? If so, here’s an opportunity for your children to have their artwork showcased in the February Lagoons Gallery Art Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens and win a $50 Wish gift card. This competition is open to children aged 10 -17. All you have to do is use your imagination to create a piece of hand painted canvas art that reflects the theme “Nature”. The only limit is your imagination!
These art works will then be showcased in our February Lagoons Gallery Exhibition. This is a great opportunity to give your budding artist exposure to the community. As part of the exhibition, we will ask members of the public to vote for their favourite art work. The winner will be announced once the exhibition is over. For more information, please contact the Visitor Services Officer on phone (07) 4952 7300 at the Botanic Gardens or email email@example.com
Bocce in the Malta Garden
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).