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Are your kids getting a bit bored during the school holidays? Well it’s about thyme you lettuce turnip the beet a little bit with The Adelaide Botanic Garden January School Holiday Program!

All classes are designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment for children aged 5-13 years.

Prices range from FREE to $30, with running times between 1-1.5 hours and some activities are tailored for specific age groups.

Botanic Art Framed

9-13 YEAR OLDS, 1.5 HOURS, $30
Explore the world of art and plants, capturing amazing Botanic Garden vistas through landscape painting. Let artist/educator Mark Fisher lead you on an imaginative journey using art to stimulate creativity, curiosity and wonder, while making your own masterpiece to take home. Will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building, Hackney Road. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Story Time in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

5-7 YEAR OLDS, 1 HOUR, $20
Who doesn’t love potatoes? Learn the story of the humble potato and how they grow through Pamela Allen’s children’s book ‘Potato People’. Harvest potatoes from the garden to create your own potato people. Take your potato people home and watch them change over the holidays, ready to plant in your garden and then share your freshly-grown produce with your family and friends… hmm mash potato or chips? Will be held in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden.

Garden Critters

6-12 YEAR OLDS, 1 HR, $15
Create cute critters to take home using curious botanic bits. Combine leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring your imagined creature to life! Due to use of hot glue guns during workshop, parents/carers must work with their children at all times; children under 6 years cannot be admitted into the activity. Will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building, Hackney Road.

Making Fire, Making Glue

1 HOUR, FREE, NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Learn how Aboriginal people make fire using just what is around them in the Australian bush. Make your own glue from plants! Meet on the Schomburgk Pavilion unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building.

Dreaming Story Telling

1 HOUR, FREE, NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Listen to Aboriginal Dreaming stories and understand what they can teach us about life. Learn how to identify tracks and traces in the environment. Meet at the Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building.

BOOK ONLINE HERE 
To book a place over the phone call 8222 9311. Download the program flyer and consent form .

Head to the Adelaide Botanic Garden Visitor Information page to find a Garden maps, parking info and more.