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Wollongong Botanic Garden is a great place to visit with its many garden collections to explore, picnic spaces, All Abilities Playground, duck feeding area plus a range of family/child-focused activities including holiday programs, workshops, theatrical tours, yoga, storytime and cinema.
Wollongong Botanic Garden is a great way to escape the everyday with its excellent network of paths to explore and hidden treasures to discover. In addition to the many garden collection themes that display plants from around the world we have an All Abilities Playground that includes swings, a sand pit, slippery dip, climbing net, viewing platform and a maze suitable for children aged 2 to 12 years, picnic spaces, BBQs, as well as a duck pond with a feeding area which is popular pastime for families. An on-site coffee van will be located near the main entrance on most days.
An exciting array of activities and experiences are offered for visitors of all ages throughout the year! Some of the regular activities include guided tours, garden workshops, historically-themed theatrical walks, school excursions, holiday activities, storytime and the summer Sunset Cinema screenings. Check out our event calendar for a list of upcoming activities.
Lots of fun stories, sing-a-longs and rhymes for you and your preschool aged children. This free activity is held on the fourth Friday of each month* from
10am - 11am on the lawn south of the Garden’s playground and near amenities.
*any changes to program times will be listed on the Garden’s event calendar.
Ranger Birthday Parties
The Garden offers Ranger Birthday Parties for children aged 5 to 12 years. The two-hour party package is filled with heaps of engaging (and educational) outdoor activities ran by an experienced Ranger Host. The activities include a garden discovery trail, planting activities and outdoor party games (indoor activities are on standby so the party can proceed rain, hail or shine!). Snacks and cordial are provided plus parents have access to the Garden’s Towri Centre kitchen to prepare additional party food and serve tea and coffee to guests. Ranger Parties can be held on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 1pm, or 2pm and 4pm. Visit our website for more information.
Visit the Wollongong Botanic Garden website for more information about the Garden and activities on offer, including our monthly native plant sales (third Friday of each month except December). We hope to see you soon at the Garden.
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