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Vacation Care

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

COVID-19 Update

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

Magical Edible Garden

Come on a fun food-adventure through the Garden to find the most amazing, delicious and surprising edible plants – food for humans and other critters! Play some fab food-games and then mix up some delicious ingredients and do some decorating to make your own completely edible sweet mini garden to enjoy – YUM! 

Dates: Weekdays Monday  10 January – Friday 21 January
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 20 children 
Maximum groups to be booked per timeslot: 3 groups/60 children 
Meeting point: Education Centre 

Click HERE to book Magical Edible Garden

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