Vacation care programs

Specifically-designed programs at The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at the Melbourne Gardens will take your vacation care group on a journey of discovery.

Discover the Children’s Garden

Specifically-designed programs at The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at Melbourne Gardens will take your vacation care group on a journey of discovery.
Children participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, where they will discover the wonderful world of plants through a range of activities that focus on imagining, exploring, creating, planting and ponding.
Group bookings are available for vacation care groups including local council, school and Vacation Care providers.
Recommended for primary and early childhood children, please contact our education staff to discuss the specific needs of your group. Our professional staff will work with you to design a program that best suits your group.
Programs run for one and a half hours and can be tailored to suit your group’s needs and age range.
Choose from two of the following activities: ponding, planting a seedling, potpourri making, or meeting the worms.

Imagining, Exploring, Creating, Planting & Ponding (Melbourne)

Cost

Price per student  $13.80
A minimum fee of $248.75 applies

Dates

School holidays times only, please call for available dates

Times

10.30am to 12noon OR 12.30 to 2pm 

Bookings / Enquiries

Bookings are essential cancellation and refund policy applies
Please contact the Education Services team to discuss your specific program needs 03 9252 2358 or email edserv@rbg.vic.gov.au


Raindance (Cranbourne) 

Dance through the water cycle at the Australian Garden and learn about the importance of water to life. This program is focused on movement and  creativity. Children will develop their own Raindance, use water painting, explore all the colours of the landscape around them and pot up their own drought-tolerant plant to take home. Experiences include a discovery walk, water play and rhythm and dance inspired by the water cycle.

Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Dates

10.15am – 12noon
School holidays only; please call for available dates.         

Where

Meet at the Visitor Centre
Cranbourne Gardens
Getting Here

Cost

Vacation Care groups (and other primary school-aged children) $12.30 per child – up to eight adults (carers) are free.

Bookings / Enquiries

Bookings are essential cancellation and refund policy applies
Please contact the Education Services team to discuss your specific program needs 03 9252 2358 or email edserv@rbg.vic.gov.au