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School Holiday Program - spring 2021

School Holiday Program - spring 2021

What can you do with your children in the spring school holidays? Bring your little explorer to Adelaide Botanic Garden for an action-packed, wholesome day out!

The awesome activities are a wonderful way for you and your children to connect with nature, learn about the world around us and have fun.

While you're here, explore the lush surroundings, bring a picnic or enjoy lunch, ice cream or coffee from the Cafe or Kiosk.

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

BOOK TICKETS

Plant Hunter's Treasure Hunt Kit

Back by popular demand! 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, and learn about different trees and plants from all over the world.

Along the way, you will unravel clues to solve answers to the Plant Hunter’s question.

Adelaide Botanic Garden | 60-90 min | $10.00 per kit | 5-13 years

Please Note: Limited kits are available and they are only suitable for this School Holiday period - it is changed each season.

Once purchased, please collect your kits from the Goodman Building within Adelaide Botanic Garden, close to Hackney Road, between 22 September - 8 October from Monday - Friday between 9:00am - 4:30pm (not the public holiday Monday).

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Kindness Rocks & Nature Mobile

Monday 27 September: 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Join the fantastic team from SAYarts and get creative in Adelaide Botanic Garden!

Come and paint gorgeous patterns on rocks, write inspirational messages and contribute to the SARocks and international #KindnessRocks movement.

Followed up by creating your very own wall hanging or mobile out of botanic materials collected from the garden.

Leave a rock for others to discover, and take one home.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held on the Simpson Shadehouse Lawn, beside the Santos Museum of Economic Botany).

60 min l $20.00 l 6-12 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Nature Education Centre

Tuesday 28 September: 10.00am

Tuesday 5 October: 10.00am

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.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held in the Goodman Building off Hackney Road - enter via northern side door).

60 mins | $15 | All ages

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Sensory Trail guided walk

Tuesday 28 September: 10.00am & 11.30am

Friday 1 October: 11.30am & 1.30pm

Friday 8 October: 10.00am & 11.30am

Parents and caregivers, come and experience some of the sensory wonders of the Adelaide Botanic Garden on a mindful journey led by an expert botanical educator.

Bring along one or two young ones, and share a journey into new sights, smells, touches and sounds.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Meet at the Friends' Gate, off Plane Tree Drive).

60 min l $20.00 l 3-6 years

Ticket required for adult only, with a maximum of two children (ages 3-6) per adult.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Botanical Photography for Kids

Tuesday 28 September: 10.30am

Come on a journey with Adventure Art Photography and a Botanic Gardens educator to explore the hidden gems of the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Participants will be given a guided photography tour of the garden, focusing on the photography skills of using natural light and creative compositions.

Participants must bring their own charged device with a photography app.

Appropriate for children – beginners to experienced.

Participants and guardians will be asked to walk up to around 1.5km.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held in the Goodman Building off Hackney Road - enter via northern side door).

90 min l $29.00 l 8-12 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Botanical Photography for Teens

Tuesday 28 September: 1.00pm

Interested in nature photography and improving on your technical photography skills?

Come on a journey with Adventure Art Photography and a Botanic Gardens educator to explore the hidden gems of Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Participants will be given a guided photography tour of the garden, focusing on the photography skills of using natural light, composition, nature, and the use of creative settings.

Participants must bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Appropriate for beginners to advanced.

Participants will walk around 1.5km.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held in the Goodman Building off Hackney Road - enter via northern side door).

120 min l $49.00 l 13-17 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardians do not need to attend.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Kaurna Ochre Painting

Wednesday 29 September: 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Learn from expert Kaurna Elders and members in using natural materials like ochre for painting to represent traditional symbols and their cultural significance in this hands-on creative workshop.

Children will learn the symbols and then paint their own designs.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held on the Simpson Shadehouse Lawn, beside the Santos Museum of Economic Botany).

(60 min l $20.00 l 5-8 years)

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Kaurna Weaving

Wednesday 29 September: 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Join expert weaving Kaurna Elders and members from Southern Cultural Immersion / Living Kaurna Cultural Centre in some hands-on learning.

Try out traditional weaving techniques using materials such as dried grasses.

Held outdoors under shade unless weather requires it to be held indoors.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held on the Simpson Shadehouse Lawn, beside the Santos Museum of Economic Botany).

60 min l $20.00 l 8-15 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Beyond Dungeons and Dragons

Thursday 30 September: 10.00am

Join expert Dungeon Masters from SAYarts and learn how to build fantasy worlds for role-playing games.

The workshop is a three hour world-building game session based on the map and lay-out of Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Come and learn how to create worlds, build characters, run a game as a ‘Dungeon Master’, and invent a dice RPG with like-minded gamers.

Together we will explore secret garden spaces, discover where creatures are hidden, and invent a whole new world inside the Botanic Garden.

Suits beginners and intermediate players of tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) 5th Edition.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held in the Goodman Building off Hackney Road - enter via northern side door).

180 min l $35.00 l 13-17 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardians do not need to attend.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Plant Hunter's Treasure Hunt (Mount Lofty)

Thursday 30 September: 10.30am & 12.30pm

Embark on a fascinating treasure hunt with our Botanical Educator to learn about different trees from all over the world.

Children and parents can work together on the tour, following a map around the garden and unravelling clues to solve the Plant Hunter’s secret message.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden: Meet at the Chris Steele Scott Pavilion near lower carpark off Lampert Road, Piccadilly. (L16 on map)

75 min l $15.00 l 6-13 years

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Friday 1 October: 10.30am

Get your hands dirty in our Kitchen Garden with our specialist Botanical Educators.

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

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Held in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden behind the Goodman Building, off Hackney Road).

(60 min l $15.00 l 6-12 years)

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021


Aboriginal Plant Use

Tuesday 5 October: 12.00pm

Wednesday 6 October: 2.00pm

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent on a walk through the Australian Forest, exploring the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and how seasonal movements are influenced by the natural surroundings.

Adelaide Botanic Garden (Meet at the Friends' Gate, off Plane Tree Drive).

60 min l $15.00 l All ages

Ticket required for child only. Guardian must be in attendance for the duration.

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School Holiday Program - spring 2021

Bookings are essential for all activities. Small booking fee applies when booking on Eventbrite. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Please note: Numbers per group are strictly limited. All children must be accompanied by one Parent/Caregiver at all times except for the two Teen activities.

Tickets required for children only except for the guided Sensory Trail, then only for the Parent/Caregiver.

COVID-19 information

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 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 (except for the teenager activities).
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between people. Anyone 12 years and above will be required to wear a mask at indoor activities and all adults to COVID check in.
  • 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 and Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens visitor Information page to find Garden maps, parking info and more.

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