School holidays

School holidays at Otari-Wilton's Bush

Seasonal programmes

Get your kids exploring the magic of the Wellington Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton’s Bush:

  • Sprout Scouts (4-6 year olds) is a short session in which parents are required to accompany their children
  • Garden Explorers (5-12 year olds) is a full-day, drop-off programme led by our awesome team of garden educators.

January 2019 school holiday programme

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Friday 18 January: Garden Explorers at Otari – Eco Warriors
Full-day (drop off no earlier than 8:30am, pick up no later than 3:30pm)
For ages 5 to 12-year-olds
Explore Otari Wilton Bush’s habitat hideouts and discover why our plants and animals choose to live in the places they do. Meet some of our long term residents and picnic with the oldest giant in town. Don’t forget your gumboots! Meet at the Otari Information Centre.

Friday 25 January: Garden Explorers at Otari – Plant Detectives
Full-day (drop off no earlier than 8:30am, pick up no later than 3:30pm)
For ages 5 to 12-year-olds
There are secrets to discover at Otari- see if you can crack the case with our mini mystery trail and uncover the truth about how plants find their place in the forest.