School holidays

School holidays at Wellington Botanic Garden.

Holiday programmes

Get your kids exploring the magic of the Wellington Botanic Garden.

Sprout scouts (4-6 years)

It's a short session (two hours, 10am-12 noon) with our educators, where children and their caregivers enjoy the garden through crafts, games and a nature walk. 

Meet at the Learning Pavilion in the Discovery Garden. All children attending must be booked in. 

Cost $10 per child, payable on booking. Please check before booking underage children by emailing gardens.education@wcc.govt.nz.

Garden explorers (5-12 years)

It's a full-day, drop-off programme led by our awesome team of garden educators, where children can explore the magic of Wellington Botanic Garden through bushwalks, games and activities.

Meet at the Learning Pavilion in the Discovery Garden at 8:30am. Pick up no later than 3:30pm.

Cost from $50 per child, payable on booking.

For ages 5 to 12-year-olds

October 2018 school holiday programme

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Monday 8 October: Sprout Scouts
10am–12 noon
For ages 4 to 6-year-olds
Booking is essential. Please check before booking in underage children by emailing gardens.education@wcc.govt.nz

Tuesday 9 October: Garden Explorers – Habitat hideaways
Full-day (pick up no later than 3:30pm)
For ages 5 to 12-year-olds
Join us to find out who is hiding away in our garden habitats as we explore a few of our amazing bush walks, meeting some of our garden dwellers along the way. After lunch it's construction time as we have a go at making our own habitat hideaway to withstand the Wellington weather and maybe the odd pesky predator too!

Wednesday 10 October: Garden Explorers – Intergalactic plants
Full-day (pick up no later than 3:30pm)
For ages 5 to 12-year-olds
Blast into space and discover plants that have gone where no plant has ever gone before. We will experience a little of what it's like to be an intergalactic traveller and learn why plants are so important for astronauts living out of this world! We will be visiting Space Place at Carter Observatory as part of the day too.

Thursday 11 October: Garden Explorers – Plants - Masters of disguise
Full-day (pick up no later than 3:30pm)
For ages 5 to 12-year-olds
It's time to put our detective skills to the test as we explore the garden looking for plants that aren't quite as they seem! We'll be uncovering secret messages, recipes and even seeds in disguise as we unlock some of the mysteries of the plant world.