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Our school holiday program runs during every term break for five days (four days during the Easter holiday due to public holidays). All programs are planned around an environmental theme, include interactive and hands-on activities and are focused on teaching kids about sustainability.​

Garden Pirates
26 - 30 September, 10am to 1pm daily

Young children and their families can enjoy the amazing outdoors these school holidays as they participate in some engaging and educational activities that will focus on pirate adventures on the high seas, finding lost treasure and making valuable jewels. Captain Compost will be there with his hearty crew.

Holidays of Discovery Daily Activities:

10.00am: Pirate Treasure Hunt 
Plunderers Crafts 
12.30pm: Captain Compost Garden Show 

Activities suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $10.50 per child, $20.50 for family of 2 or more children

Payment with debit/credit card (except Amex) only
Bookings aren't necessary for families and individuals, but vacation care groups need to reserve a spot by contacting the Botanic Garden office on (02) 4227 7667 or emailing
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden Discovery Centre

Closest Garden Car Park: Madoline Street, Keiraville

Sausage sizzle sandwiches and cool drinks available for purchase from the Lions Club.

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