Children will delight in the hands-on play options available at Adelaide Botanic Garden during the school holidays, including make-your-own garden critters, tasting fresh food from a kitchen garden and learning about Australia’s culture through Aboriginal Dreaming stories.

From now until 28 April, kids aged 5-12 are invited to participate in activities at the Garden that are designed to promote hands-on learning about people, plants and the environment.

  • Garden Critters: Use botanic bits such as seedpods and leaves to create cute garden critters to take home.
  • Awesome Autumn’s Fresh and Fabulous Food: Kids can get their hands dirty in an authentic kitchen garden experience, exploring and harvesting from the garden and then tasting the healthy foods.
  • Dreaming Story Telling: Children will listen to Aboriginal Dreaming stories to understand what the stories can teach about nature, and learn to identify tracks and traces in the environment.


Adelaide Botanic Garden offers a packed School Holiday Program each break, with several free activities on top of those that require a fee and a booking.

The full schedule, more information and booking links can be found at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s website

Quotes attributable to Environment Minister Ian Hunter

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s school holiday programme not only allows kids to have fun and meet new friends but teaches them important environmental messages in a fun and hands-on style.

Parents and carers can also enjoy the beauty and peace of the Garden while their children are at play. Why not make a day of it, and wander the Garden with the family after your fun-filled session?