Autumn school holidays

There is always something to do at the National Arboretum Canberra!

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to explore the forest trails, ride through the Cork oak forest or to take the dog for a walk! Need other ideas?

Drop in craft, 20 & 21 April 2019, 10am - 12pm

Enjoy the colours and textures of nature-based paper craft.

Gold coin donation.

Holiday kite making, 23 & 24 April 2019, 10am - 1pm

Create and decorate your own kite to fly at one of Canberra's most scenic locations these school holidays. Children then take their kite home with them. Children can still decorate and make a kite if weather is unsuitable for kite flying. For information, call 6207 8484.

Suitable for primary school aged children. Parents welcome.

Tickets: $15 per kite.

Bookings essential:

Past the pod: Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, 15, 16, 18 April 2019, 10am - 11:30am

Join us on a guided activity to explore the forests beyond the pod playground during the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. The National Arboretum spans across 250 hectares, but many children have never ventured past the pod playground.

This educational walk is a fantastic way for children to broaden their experience of the Arboretum by heading out into some of the forests and finding out more about this amazing space. The program will also include a craft activity in the Terrace Room.

Suitable for primary school aged children. Parents welcome.

Tickets: $15 per child.

Bookings essential:

Bee-haviour kids workshop, Wednesday 17 April 2019, 10am - 12:00pm (Booked out)

During this workshop children will be introduced to the wonderful world of bees inside and outside the hive. Children will have fun identifying a queen bee, her workers and drones through observation hives. They will learn what each bee is responsible for, why bees dance for each other and how honey is made. We will also talk about what beekeepers do and why bees are so important to our natural world and food chain.

Recommended for ages 8 - 15 years. Please meet in the Terrace room.

All teaching materials and a take home information book are included.

Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Discounted price available for children/grandchildren of Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra members. Accompanying adults welcome to attend for free.

Bees in the trees workshops are presented by Canberra Bees and proudly bought to you by the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra.

Bookings essential: