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Vacation Care

Bring your Vacation Care Group to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden for active and creative outdoor fun these Spring holidays!

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with NSW DoE face-to-face learning guidelines and within the guidelines of our COVID-Safe Plan, all outdoor programs with the Botanic Gardens are now operating.

Bees, Butterflies and Bugs Garden Science 

Learn about the special relationship between butterflies, bees, bugs and flowers! Explore how flowers use colours, perfume and shapes to attract their invertebrate friends and build your own miniature flower garden to attract their favourite buggy, buzzy buddy!  

Dates: Weekdays Monday  20 September – Friday 1 October
Times: 10.30 am and 1.30 pm (we can also fit start-times to your group’s needs) 
Program length: 2 hours 
Ages: 5-12 years 
Cost: $16.50 per child 
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 30 children 
Maximum groups to be booked per timeslot: 3 groups/90 children 
Meeting point: Education Centre 

Click here to book Bees, Butterflies and Bugs Garden Science

My Time, Our Place

Our programs contribute to the Early Years Learning 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