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School Holiday Fun for Kids - Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Adelaide Botanic Garden program of school holiday activities for kids is back this spring, bringing you lots of fun for kids aged 5-12. There's a good mix of paid and free things to do for children, but there is one thing in common for both - you should book early where necessary to avoid disappointment.
Dreaming Story Telling (free)
Listen to one hour of Aboriginal Dreaming stories and understand what they can teach us about life. Learn how to identify tracks and traces in the environment, and enjoy creative and healthy nature play. Bookings not required.
Making Fire, Making Glue (free) Aboriginal people had to make fire with whatever was at hand in the Australian bush. Learn how to start a fire and make your own glue from plants as Aboriginals did once. Another of the free things to do in the garden during the school holidays, bookings not required.
Bird Brain ($10) While I have been called "bird brain" a few times, it isn't really an insult because many birds are very clever indeed. Join Charles Darwin on a musical adventure to discover about birds and the habitats in which they dwell. These fantastically feathered creatures can provide awesome knowledge of our natural world. This new 90 minute school holidays activity is great fun for kids aged 5-12 years. Bookings essential.
School Holidays Fun For Children (Adelaide Botanic Gardens)
Garden Critters ($10) Do you know what critters are in your garden? Take a guided walk in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to collect curious botanic bits such as seedpods and leaves, then create a cute critter to take home. Please bring a box with you to make sure your creation keeps safe on the way home. These are activities for kids aged 5-12. Bookings essential.
The Loaded Dog ($10) More fun for kids from 5-12 years old, with a lively performance about three gold miners and their dog Tommy which will have young ones in stitches. BYO Band Aids. Bookings essential.
Fabulous Fresh Food in the School Holidays (Adelaide Botanic Garden)
This is one of the most popular school holidays activities for kids, creating fresh and healthy food. Children will make the food using pulses and fresh produce from the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden. The fun things to do last for 90 minutes. Bookings essential.
For more details about these school holiday activities for kids, see the Adelaide Botanic Garden's school holiday program. You can book online or by telephone, and download all details of the school holiday activities, including a visitor's guide to the Botanic Gardens. The program of activities runs from Tuesday October 4 to Thursday October 13.
Spring is one of the best times to visit Adelaide Botanic Garden, as the flowers burst into bloom and the deciduous trees become green again. Take the time while you're in the gardens to appreciate these natural marvels, and also do visit the beautiful heritage buildings. The Museum of Economic Botany and the Bicentennial Conservatory are both free to visit and have entertaining displays.
I highly recommend visiting the First Creek Wetland too at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. The interesting sculptures and colourful educational signs make this one of the fun things to do in the garden.