A dedicated learning experience has been created for children of all ages.
Children around Australia are learning about gardening in schools, at home, in community gardens and at events like this.
Kids love gardening – growing flowers and food, playing with earthworms and chickens, learning about nature, creating fantasy spaces in the garden and playing games.
Kid’s Nature Zone is a place where children can expand their knowledge and imagination in the garden.
The Kid’s Nature Club and Kid’s Zone is open to the public on:
* Saturday 12th March – 8am to 4pm
* Sunday 13th March – 9am to 2pm
Note: Children must have an accompanying adult with them at all times while at the Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo.
Children aged from 5 to 15 years old will be charged a $2 entry fee.
This provides them with unlimited entry into our ‘Plant Expo Kids Nature Club’ – Connecting children to the outdoors, PLUS their own personal event Passport.
Children under 5 years of age receive free entry.
PLANT EXPO KIDS NATURE CLUB ACTIVITIES
Brian the Worm Man
Special Bug and Worm Investigation
Children can investigate specimens with powerful illuminated magnifiers, featuring eight (8) resin encased insects, live composting bugs, live worm cocoons and live worms. They can also Dig & Discover Worms – this is done by digging in active worm farm material, finding and examining live composting worms and possibly worm cocoons!
Messy Play Company
Nature Critters and Stamping with natural dyes
Children will be able to hand mould air-dry clay to create an original design of a nature critter. They will use other items such as gumnuts, bark, seed pods, sticks, leaves and other seasonal items to enhance their creature.
Children will also be able to utilise recycled items to make stamps, stamp pads and natural dyes. Dyes used can include clay dirt, turmeric, beetroot, fruits and other vegetables.
They can create a garden art picture to take home.
Little Green Thumbs
Tomato Patch Program
Children are treated to a friendly lesson in the planting process working from the purpose built mobile potting station by way of planting a seedling into their own take home pot.
The session may include topics such as plant cycles, sun safety, backyard hazards and general safe use and care of gardening tools.
Children will be able to view, interact and learn about the following animals: Blue-Tongue Lizard, Shingle-Back Lizard, Bearded Dragon, Frilled Neck Lizard, Murray Short Neck Turtle, Green tree Frogs and various snakes ranging from a yellow and white 1.2 metre Albino Darwin Python to a large 3 metre Coastal Carpet Python.
Oxley Creek Catchment Association
Giving Nature a helping hand Experience
Children can make their own bamboo insect/bee hotel using bamboo pieces and leafy foliage PLUS make their own seed ball using soil, clay and seeds.
KIDS FUN ZONE
Kids Fun Zone consists of a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and Jumping Castle.
Brought to you by 3 Ponies Petting Farm Facebook
Parents pay directly for the amusements if they wish their children to participate.
NOTE: Children must always have an accompanying adult with them while at the Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo.