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Vacation Care

Bring your Vacation Care Group to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for a Salty or Sweet adventure these Summer holidays!

COVID-19 Update

Botanic Gardens will operate in accordance with NSW DoE face-to-face learning guidelines and within the guidelines of our COVID-Safe Plan.

Inside the Tide Ocean Discovery

Dive into the Ocean and explore the amazing Inside the Tide exhibition at the Calyx with sea creations and plant life immersing you in an underwater experience. Make some crazy Sea Creatures, and then put your rockpool discovery skills into action with Dip netting by the pond!

Dates: Weekdays Monday 10 January - Friday 21 January
Times: 10.30 am and 1.30 pm
Program length: 2 hours
Ages: 5-12 years 
Cost: $16.50 per child
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 20 children
Maximum groups to be booked per timeslot: 3 groups/60 children

Book Inside the Tide Ocean Discovery


Aboriginal Biscuits and Bush Tea

Accompanied by a First Nation guide, children will experience a taste sensation with Indigenous bush foods and ingredients. They’ll discover how Indigenous foods were traditionally prepared and consumed and how these foods are still enjoyed and savoured in our cooking today! 

Dates: Weekdays Thursday 13 January  - Friday 21 January
Times: 10.30 am and 1.30 pm
Program length: 2 hours
Ages: 5-12 years 
Cost: $16.50 per child
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 20 children
Maximum groups to be booked per timeslot: 3 groups/60 children


Book Aboriginal Biscuits and Bush Tea

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.