Children's Discovery Day
Submitted by HRBG on 28 June 2012 - 6:09am
When:28 June 2012
Times:10am - 3pm (gates open 9am - 4pm
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
2100 Pacific HighwayHeatherbrae, NSW 2324
News Flash….Kids Get Outdoors!
Release the kids into the wild
Kid’s from 3-13 put down your ipads & playstations.
The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens is opening the gates on Tuesday 3rd July for the 10th annual Port Stephens Examiner’s Children’s Discovery Day from 10am - 3pm.
Kids, parents and/or carers are invited to discover the wonders of a botanic garden set in a natural woodland environment.
Learn how to pot a plant; make weird figures from seeds; make a grass head; nature craft; sketching competition; indigenous painting and the Children’s Adventure Challenge.
Indigenous performers will thrill children and adults while younger visitors will enjoy the ‘story telling’ presented by Raymond Terrace Library and Ship’O’Fools Water Wise Show sponsored by Hunter Water.
Keeping an eye on proceedings will be the Mine Subsidence Board’s ‘Maurie Mole’ and Hunter Water’s ‘Oggie the Froggie’.
There will be plenty of interesting things to do and learn from Society of Frogs and Reptiles - & their slithery friends (SOFAR); the Native Animal Trust; Bee Keepers Association; CMA; Earthcare; National Parks and Wildlife and more. Loads of great information to challenge, entertain and fascinate young minds.
Food and drinks will be available from the Raymond Terrace Lion’s Club van and the Gardens’ Café.
Prizes awarded in various age groups for sketches and Children’s Adventure Challenge.
Art Competition sponsored by Tomago Aluminium Company.
$3pp - under 2’s free
Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
Your $3 will assist our Volunteers to manage & maintain these unique gardens for your enjoyment.
The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens is managed and maintained by Volunteers as a service to the people of the Hunter Region.
Children’s Discovery Day
Tuesday 3 July 2012
10am - 3pm
Hunter Regions Botanic Gardens
2100 Pacific Highway HEATHERBRAE NSW 2324
Just 4½ km north of Hexham Bridge
Ph: 4987 1655