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Vacation Care

Bring your Vacation Care Group to the Royal Botanic Garden for active and creative outdoor fun these holidays! Programs include craft, art, cooking, gardening, Aboriginal culture, theatre shows and more! Our experienced Garden educators engage the children with interactive tours and hands-on fun, and they always make their own souvenir to take home. A fun day out that's not to be missed!

Summer Program

Santa's Studio

Join the elves in the garden and make a variety of crafty, recycled and natural Christmas decorations to take home. Complete the Christmas Scavenger Hunt to reveal all the fantastic things you can find and do in nature to make your Christmas really special! 

Dates: Monday 21 December - Wednesday 23 December 2020
Maximum number of sessions to be booked in per day:

Wet and Wild

Join the Garden's Education Team for a fun session full of water-play games, dip-netting by the pond and leaf-boat races. Get ready to get wet!

Dates: Weekdays Monday 4 January to  Friday 22 January
Maximum number of sessions to be booked in per day: 2


Ages 5 - 12


The Calyx


2 hours | 10:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:00


$18.50 per child | Minimum charge 17 children or $314.50

My Time, Our Place

Our programs contribute to the Framework outcomes:


Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children feel safe, secure and supported
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children engage with and learn about the natural environment
  • Children learn about the roles plants play in our lives (food, fibre, medicine etc) 
  • Children learn about the interdependence between land, people, plants & animals
  • Children appreciate and care for natural and constructed environments

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children use a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation,  hypothesising, researching and investigating

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children collaborate with others, express ideas and make meaning using  a range of media and communication technologies
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.