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28 Oct 2018

Garden Monsters

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is getting spooky on Sunday 28 October! Children use a trail map to complete fun and mysterious tricks to receive yummy Halloween treats.

Join us for some spooky Halloween fun in the Gardens!  Following your Garden Monster map, you will visit five stations where you will be tricked and treated.  Finish your Halloween adventures at the Calyx and visit the new Plants with Bite! carnivorous plants display.  Don't forget your costumes!

When

Sunday 28 October 2018 | Times Vary: see below for available sessions. Bookings essential online.

Price

$17.70 per child

Where

The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Closest entry is Morshead Fountain Gate, Shakespeare Place cnr Macquarie Street

Who

Recommended for children 5 to 10 years old and their families

Contact

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Dates:
 Sunday 28 October 2018

Time: Start times are staggered every 15 minutes between 9am and 2pm. The course will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Age: Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 5 to 10 years old.

Cost: $17.70 per child. Cost of ticket includes trail map for challenge activity locations stations and a sweet treat on completion of each activity. Only children with a ticket will receive a trail map and sweets.
Adults do not need to purchase tickets if they are accompanying children with a paid ticket/s.

Meeting Point:  Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (Exact location TBC - please check back here soon for meeting point details)

Wet Weather Policy: This event goes ahead in wet weather, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. The event will only be cancelled if inclement weather is dangerous i.e. high winds or lightning. An email informing of cancellation will be sent to the email supplied at the time of booking, at least 1 hour before the event start time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What shall I bring?
  • A print out of your ticket or your ticket on your phone.
  • A trick-or-treat bag to collect your sweets in (optional)
  • Cash if you think you'll want to buy coffees, snacks or lunch from our food vans or cafe
  • Rain coat and umbrella if it's forecast to rain
  • Camera to take spooky photos with.
Do I have to stay with my child/children?
  • Yes. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
What will my child be doing?
  • Participants will receive a self-guided map that leads them to 5 challenges. Once they complete each activity, they will have their map stamped and will receive a sweet treat.
What happens if it's raining?
  • The event will go ahead in all weather so please come prepared. No refunds will be given.
Do we have to come at our chosen time slot?
  • You must arrive for your session at your chosen time slot. You won't be able to do the trail earlier or later. There will be however, be other activities available for you to participate in while you are waiting such as face painting. We suggest you make a day of it and bring a picnic to enjoy the harbour views.
Does each child need a ticket?
  • Yes. Children without a ticket will not be able to collect sweets.
What time does it run?
  • Sessions start every 15 minutes between 9am and 2pm. (Ticketholders only)
  • Please note there will be a break from 11am and 12noon. Garden Monsters need to have their lunch too!
How long does the course take?
  • Allow around 30-45 mins to complete the course.
Where can I park?
  • There is meter parking along Mrs Macquaries Road - for closest parking, park near Henry Lawson Gate. It will be a busy weekend in the Garden, so we recommend that you take public transport and allow lots of time to get here. The closest train stations are Cirqular Quay, Martin Place and St James Stations.
Can I use my ticket at another site?
  • No. This ticket is only valid for the date and location as specified and is not transferrable to an event at another park or garden.
What happens if it rains?
  • This event goes ahead in wet weather, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. The event will only be cancelled if inclement weather is dangerous i.e. high winds or lightning. An email informing of cancellation will be sent to the email supplied at the time of booking, at least 1 hour before the event start time.
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