June 20, 2019

Looking for some great outdoor fun for your kids this Winter school holidays?

Why not head up to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. They’ve got some interactive and entertaining programs on offer which the kids will love. Enjoy a Garden Wonder Wander, outdoor theatre and even a FREE fun day for the entire family.

Check out what’s on and be sure to book your tickets ahead of time.

Garden Wonder Wander: Self-Guided Trail

Dates: Daily throughout Winter

Ages: Children and families

Cost: $7.50 per person

Where: Start at Visitor Centre

Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities.  Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize!

Find out more about the Garden Wonder Wander here.

Winter Bird Walk with Carol Probets

Dates: Saturday 13 July 2019, 8am

Ages: 12+ years

Cost: $30 per person

Where: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Winter is a fascinating season in the bird world – it’s a time of nectar abundance, with many honeyeaters attracted to the Garden’s collection of Proteaceae, while small birds can be easy to spot as they move into the open habitats. Get some tips from Carol on how to use binoculars and identify birds.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

 

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Ned Kelly and the Gang – Roving Outdoor Cinema

Dates: Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10.30am and 12.30pm

Ages: 4 – 12 years

Cost: $14 per person

Where: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Could you survive as a bushranger?

Join some of Australia’s notorious and dangerous bushrangers and the people in their lives in this interactive performance looking at how they survived in the wild Australian environment while on the run from the law.

Australia has a well-known history of outlaws from the bush. Some were charming, some were clever, some were beautiful, and some were terrifying, and they were all wanted by the troupers.

What is the story behind these Bushrangers? Who were they and where did they live? And how did they survive in the unforgiving Australian bush?
Come on a trek with some of our most infamous bushrangers as they take you on a moving adventure to tell their tales.

Click here for more information about Ned Kelly and the Gang performances.

Nerd Alert

Dates: Monday 8, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019

Ages: 7 – 12 years

Cost: $20.50 per person

Where: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Hands-on science for curious kids who like to make things, experiment, use gadgets and find out cool stuff. Lead by our fun and knowledgeable Garden Science Educator, we’ll discover WHY stuff happens, WHAT makes things the way they are and HOW things work!

Monday 8 July: Chemistry in the Gardens 
Know what chemistry goes into making plants grow?? Become a horticulturalist for the day! Test for pH and do all sorts of other soil testing just like a horticulturalist does. Use indicators to test a range of common products and more in this hands-on science session!

Thursday 11 July: Mossy Monsters 
Take a walk in the Jungle to discover hidden mysteries both weird plants and wacky animals and learn Kokodama-making to create a mini plant monster to take home from loose parts. It’ll be monster fun!

Friday 12 July: Flying Things 
How do you make the perfect paper plane, designed with skill to duck and weave or fly forever?
Discover the tricks of aerodynamics and create all sorts of flying things in this hands-on making session. Plus watch them fly high over the blue mountains!

To book your child a place at Nerd Alert, click here.

 

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  • I absolutely love heading to the botanical gardens with my little one. I am planning on taking her next week for a picnic. Hopefully this weather stays nice and warm and all the flowers are out for us!

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  • Wonderful events. So many great things for kids to do on school holidays.

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  • The Blue Mountains are so beautiful and the bird walk sounds like a wonderful educational opportunity.

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  • Awesome activities for kids!

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  • Amazing ideas and activities for children of a variety of ages. The bird walk sounds fantastic.


    • The Blue Mountains are indeed spectacular and the bird walk sounds like a wonderful experience and is very appealing.

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  • The scenery in the Blue Mountains is spectacular. In some areas you might even see snow if the weather is cold enough. I’d be surprised if there is no fog at all at this time of year.

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  • We love the Blue Mountains – it’s very very cold in winter though.

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