Facilitated children's birthday parties

Party with the best views in town!

We offer hands on, fun and active parties designed to keep young minds and legs entertained and happy!

Kite Party

Children have fun decorating, assembling and flying their own kite!

The Kite Party includes exclusive use of the Terrace Room including the 60 minute facilitated kite making activity and flying. All materials supplied. Suitable for ages 5 +.

"A kite party at the most divine venue in town - children and parents alike had the most fabulous time! The fantastic team at Ginger Catering did the hard work with the most scrumptious party food that was enjoyed by all. The Arboretum puts on a busy working mum's dream birthday party!" Feedback from a parent.

For enquiries call 02 6207 8484 (9am-4pm daily) or email: arboretum@act.gov.au

Bookings are through stickytickets.com.au

Forest Adventure Party

A fun and educational adventure leads the kids to a forest, for a guided scavenger hunt among the trees.

The Forest Adventure Party includes all materials, a guide for 60 minutes and exclusive use of the Terrace Room.

Suitable for children aged 5 years +

For enquiries call 02 6207 8484 (9am-4pm daily) or email: arboretum@act.gov.au

Bookings are through stickytickets.com.au

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Orienteering Party

Challenge your guests to use a map and collect all 20 controls located around the Arboretum!

The Orienteering Party includes all materials and an Arboretum facilitator for 60 minutes. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

For enquiries call 02 6207 8484 (9am-4pm daily) or email: arboretum@act.gov.au

Bookings are through stickytickets.com.au

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Food and catering

Bring your own food and drink or talk to our friendly onsite partners Ginger Catering about their children’s party packages.

For catering enquiries contact 6273 4366 or email info@gingercatering.com.au

The Terrace Room has a small kitchenette including bar fridge. Coffee and refreshments can be purchased at Arboretum CafĂ© in the Village Centre from 9am–4pm daily.


The National Arboretum Canberra has a COVID-19  plan in place to ensure the safety of our guests and our staff. Hand sanitiser is available for your use and handwashing facilities and bathrooms are available in the Terrace Room. All facilities will be cleaned between hire. If any child or adult feels unwell, we ask that they stay at home. Use of hired facilities is based on the current guidelines of one person per four square meters. It is the hirers responsibility to ensure that their guests practice social distancing.

Fees and charges

Up to 25 people (adults and children)

10am - 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 4pm

$367.50 including GST

Under COVID-19 regulations, we are only able to allow a total of 25 people in the Terrace Room at a time (excluding facilitator).  You are able to invite 15 children to participate, but adults dropping off guests will have to remain outside the room.

Important information:

  • Cost includes venue hire of the Terrace Room, Arboretum facilitator and activity materials
  • The 2.5 hour venue hire includes your party prep and clean up time
  • Additional children can be paid at the Information Desk
  • All Arboretum facilitators are first aid trained and carry a Working with Vulnerable People card
  • If weather is unsuitable, an alternative indoor activity in the Terrace Room will be provided, but we recommend that children dress prepared for an outdoor activity
  • Accompanying adults are free of charge
  • You are responsible for your party group at all times and must ensure a minimum of 1 adult per 5 children in attendance throughout the party (this does not include the Arboretum facilitator)
  • You are responsible for removing all self-catering rubbish and must comply with the National Arboretum Canberra Public Use Policy
  • The National Arboretum Canberra is a smoke and flame free site. Candles for birthday cakes are only permitted in the Terrace Room. There is a strict no smoking policy across the entire site
  • Roads in the Arboretum are public roads and vehicles must adhere to sign posted speed limits and park in designated parking areas
  • Paid parking applies in the main car park at the Village Centre with all proceeds supporting Arboretum projects.