School Holiday Program


The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a precautionary measure, all education and public programs scheduled until the end of April 2020 have been postponed. As more information becomes available, we will do our best to keep you updated.

For more information on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our LATEST NEWS.

**If you have already booked into any of our April school holiday program events, we will be in touch with your options and next steps.


Bring your children along to an awesome school holiday activity!

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

Aboriginal plant use

Enjoy a fascinating meander through beautiful Adelaide or Wittunga Botanic Garden with Indigenous storyteller and guide, Trent.

Trent will take you to plants that were traditionally used by Aboriginal people to make fire, glue and much more!

Discover how nature and the surroundings would influence where Aboriginal people lived depending on the season, and what that means in the cooler months.

Wednesday 15 April: 1:30pm |  Adelaide Botanic Garden - POSTPONED

Thursday 23 April: 10.30am | Wittunga Botanic Garden - POSTPONED

60 mins | $8.50 | all ages 


Autumn colours mobile device photography 

Capture Mount Lofty Botanic Garden's stunning autumn colours on your own mobile device!

Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to take photos in the garden, including macro photography techniques using a 30x lens attachment (provided).

Also learn to edit your photos using mobile apps while exploring stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

Monday 20 April: 10:30am - POSTPONED

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | 90 mins | $20 | 9-13 years


Botanical Treasure Hunt

Embark on a treasure hunt to learn about fruits produced by different trees. Children and parents work together to follow a map around our gardens and unravel clues to solve the Plant Hunter's riddle.

Wednesday 15 April and Tuesday 21 April: 10:30am - POSTPONED

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60 mins | $15 | 8-13 years


Garden Critters

Create cute critter friends to take home! Use curious botanical seeds and pods collected from around the Botanic Garden.

Children and caregivers work together to combine leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring imagined creatures to life.

Not suitable for children under 6 years due to the use of hot glue.

Thursday 16 April and Thursday 23 April: 1.30pm - POSTPONED

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60 mins | $12.00 | 6-12 years


Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Let your children get their hands dirty in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden.

Kids will learn all about where our food comes from, plant seeds to take home to grow your own veggies, hold wriggly worms from our worm farm and learn how to compost food and garden waste.

It's the perfect way to learn how growing your own food at home is fun, good for your health and a sustainable way to care for our environment.

Thursday 16 April: 10:30am - POSTPONED

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60 mins | $15 | 8-13 years


Making Music from Plants

Flavio and Ryan are part of Adelaide Botanic Garden's amazing horticultural staff and have a passion and talent for making music from plants. Come, listen and see how they make their amazing sounds. Learn how you too can make music from plants.

Wednesday 22 April: 10:30am - POSTPONED

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60 mins | $10 | 5-13 years


Wilbur's Wildlife

Meet a range of wildlife, including snakes, lizards, insects, frogs and sugar gliders.

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.

Tuesday 21 April: 1:30pm | Mount Lofty Botanic Garden - POSTPONED

Wednesday 22 April: 1:30pm | Adelaide Botanic Garden - POSTPONED

60 mins | $15 | 5-13 years

Download full program.

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.