School Holiday Program

Bring your little explorer to Adelaide Botanic Garden these autumn school holidays for fun and fresh air!

The awesome activities are a wonderful, wholesome way for you and your children to connect, learn and experience the wonders of autumn in the garden.

Parents/carers are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!



Botanical Treasure Hunt Kit

10-26 APRIL 2021

Purchase your self-guided kit online, collect it from the garden, then embark on a treasure hunt at your own pace.

Children and parents work together to follow a map around Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about different trees from all over the world, and unravel clues to solve the Plant Hunter’s secret message.

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60-90 min | $10.00 per kit | 6-13 years

(Limited kits available and only suitable for this School Holiday period as it is changed each season. Once purchased, please collect your kits from the Goodman Building within Adelaide Botanic Garden, close to Hackney Road, between 7 - 23 April from 9:00am - 4:30pm , Monday to Friday except public holidays).


Aboriginal Plant Use



Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide, Trent, on a fascinating walk through the Australian Forest.

Explore the traditional uses of plants by Aboriginal people, and how communities were influenced by natural seasonal changes.

60 min | $10.00 | All ages

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Meet inside the Friends' Gate off Plane Tree Drive.


Nature Education Centre



Meet a range of wildlife, including snakes, lizards, insects, frogs, possums and a bettong.

Learn about the biology and habitat of some of our native animals, how to hold and care for them, and what you can do to help make sure their environment is safe from harm.

60 min l $15.00 l 5-13 years

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building, enter via the side door on the northern side of building off Hackney Road.


Garden Critters



Children and caregivers work together to create cute critters to take home using curious botanical bits.

Combine leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring your imagined creature to life! 

Due to use of hot glue guns during workshop, parents/carers must work with their children at all times. Not suitable for children under 6 years.

60 min l $15.00 l 6-13 years

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building, enter via the side door on the northern side of building off Hackney Road.


Fairy & Goblin Gardens

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL: 10.30AM & 1.00PM

Create your own fairy or goblin garden to take home. Make a unique miniature garden including living plants, houses, a path and magical ornaments.

90 min l $30.00 l 6-13 years

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Held on Plane Tree Lawn off Plane Tree Drive. (D8 on map in brochure).




The school holiday program is suitable for 5-13 year olds but parents will enjoy the activities too!

Please note that all children must be accompanied by a parent/caregivers at all times.

Tickets are only required for children - parent/caregiver attends FREE.

We look forward to welcoming families to our April school holiday program.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority. As a result, we are implementing a number of measures so we are able to offer a safe, welcoming and fun experience for all that attend and ensure we meet COVID-19 regulations. These include:

  • Total group numbers will be capped for each activity including registered children and attending caregivers.
  • Only one caregiver is able to attend per booking. Unfortunately, other siblings or caregivers will not be able to attend.
  • The attending caregiver must remain with the registered child/children for the entire activity.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between people.
  • Practicing good hygiene before, during and after sessions.
  • Do Not Attend if anyone in your group is feeling unwell.

Please note, that in the event that one of our Botanic Garden’s staff member is feeling unwell on the day of your visit, the staff member will be required to stay home. This is to ensure that no children or adults are placed at risk. If this occurs, we will work with you to provide an alternative to your booked session.

If you have any questions please call us on 8222 9311.

Head to the Adelaide Botanic Garden Visitor Information page to find Garden map, parking info and more.