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 Zone is a place where children can expand their knowledge and imagination in the garden.
The Kid’s Zone is open to the public on:
* Saturday 13th March – 8am to 4pm
* Sunday 14th 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 ‘Kids Nature Club’ – Connecting children to the outdoors, PLUS their own personal event Passport.
Children under 5 years of age receive free entry.
KIDS NATURE CLUB ACTIVITIES at the Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
Brian the Worm & Bug Man
Special Bug Investigation with magnifiers – plus extra elements.
Kids investigate specimens with powerful illuminated magnifiers.
Featuring 8 resin encased insects, live composting bugs, live worm cocoons and live worms.
Dig & Discover Worms – Kid’s get to dig in active worm farm material and find and examine live composting worms and possibly worm cocoons!
Messy Play Company
Students 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.
Stamping with natural dyes
Utilising recycled items to make stamps, stamp pads and natural dyes, students can create a garden art picture to take home.
Dyes used can include, clay dirt, turmeric, beetroot, fruits and other vegetables.
Little Green Thumbs
Tomato Patch Program is adapted to suit the years of age group required. 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.
Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia (RADOA) was originally formed to combat a general misunderstanding of snakes and other reptiles in the community. Live displays will be presented throughout the day.
Find out about reptiles – especially snakes and related first aid treatments.
KIDS FUN ZONE
Kids Fun Zone consists of a Petting Zoo, Jumping Castle and Face Painting.
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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.