School Holiday Program

The Botanic Garden’s marvellous school holiday program is back, with holiday activities suitable for 5-13 year olds.

Activities at our beautiful AdelaideMount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment.

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

Book your tickets here!

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NEW! Self-Guided Botanical Treasure Hunt Kit

Purchase your self-guided kit online, collect*, then embark on an exciting treasure hunt at your own pace. Parents and children work together to follow the 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.

Limited kits available.

*Purchase your self-guided kit online then collect from the Goodman Building during office hours.

60-90 minutes | $10 per kit | 6-13 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.

Monday 28 September: 10:30am | Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Tuesday 6 October: 1:30pm | Adelaide Botanic Garden

60 mins | $15 | 5-13 years

Making Music from Plants

Flavio is part of the Botanic Gardens' amazing horticultural team and has a passion and talent for making music from plants. Come, listen and see how he makes incredible sounds. Learn how you too can make music from plants.

Monday 28 September: 1:30pm | Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Thursday 8 October: 10:30am | Adelaide Botanic Garden

60 mins | $15 | 5-13 years

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Let your children get their hands dirty in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden with specialist Botanical Educators.

Kids will have the opportunity to plant and/or harvest vegetables, hold wriggly worms and learn how growing your own food at home is good for your health and a sustainable way to care for our environment.

Tuesday 29 September: 10:30am | Adelaide Botanic Garden

60 mins | $15 | 6-13 years

Aboriginal Plant Use

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide, Trent, on a fascinating meander through beautiful Adelaide or Wittunga Botanic Garden.

Explore the traditional uses of plants by Aboriginal people, and discover how seasonal movements are influenced by the natural surroundings.

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

Wednesday 30 September: 1:30pm | Adelaide Botanic Garden 

Wednesday 7 October: 1:30pm | Adelaide Botanic Garden 

Thursday 1 October: 10:30am | Wittunga Botanic Garden 

60 mins | $10 | All ages 

Fairy & Goblin Gardens

In this 90 minute workshop, children will create their own fairy or goblin garden to take home.

They'll have the creative freedom to make a unique miniature garden which includes living plants, houses, a path and magical ornaments.

Thursday 1 October: 1:30pm | Adelaide Botanic Garden

Tuesday 6 October: 10:30am | Adelaide Botanic Garden

90 mins | $30 | 6-13 years

Botanical Treasure Hunt

Embark on a treasure hunt with our Botanical Educator to learn about different trees. Children and parents work together to follow a map around the gardens and unravel clues to solve the Plant Hunter’s secret message!

Thursday 8 October: 1:30pm | Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

60 mins | $15 | 6-13 years


Download full program here

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.

Book your tickets here

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



We look forward to welcoming families to our September / October school holiday program. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority. As a result, we have implemented new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and fun experience for all groups that attend our programs.

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 of good hygiene before, during and after sessions. Do not attend if anyone in your group is feeling unwell.

Please note: 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.

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