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OOSH Winter Holiday Program 2022

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.

Mazes, Mysteries and Mighty Towers

Join us in the Garden for a day of fun, outdoor challenges! Our expert educators will guide you through three exciting tasks hidden around the Botanic Garden.

Learn how to create a giant stick maze, forage for natural resources to build the tallest tower and think like a detective to close the case on our Forensic Garden Mystery.

You’ll learn how to work as a team and use brain power and muscle power in this exciting winter holiday program.

Dates: 4th - 6th July & 12th - 15th July | 10:30 - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:30pm
Program length: 2 hours 
Ages: 5-12 years 
Cost: $16.50 per child 
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 27 children 
Maximum groups to be booked per timeslot: 3 groups/81 children 
Meeting point: Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Book Mazes, Mysteries and Mighty Towers

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