It’s time to stop and smell the roses. Feel Good February is all about slowing down, reconnecting with nature and appreciating the important things in life.
Be sure to check out our new experience – The Campsite – and book in for a free workshop.
FREE WORKSHOPS & SHOWS
Create your very own insect hotel. Get dirty digging and planting in the Circle Garden. Join Rangers on the Run when they visit with their large butterfly house. Play some mindfulness games with Nan Tien Temple. Join Ally for a traditional weaving workshop. Go on a bush tucker tour of the University campus. Watch a teddy bear puppet show. Awesome free worshops and show – all free after entry.
Download our EVENTS CALENDAR for a full list of the dates and times of our Special Activities, Story Time, Art and Craft for February.
Learn about nocturnal animals and use your torch to find how many are hiding in our NEW campsite.
Take a close look at some creepy crawlies that we may find in our gardens and sketch your own mini-beast.
Beastie Brunch Beats
Learn about the habits of our wonderful fish and stick insects through song and actions while helping with their daily feed.
Join us in the garden where we will water our plants, look at our wonderful wiggly worms and sing!
We will guide you through some simple yoga positions to promote relaxation and help you unwind from a busy day.
Lines and Shadows
Examine what lines, textures and patterns can be made with natural materials using light projections and the interesting shadows they cast.
Use your nose and see if you can recognise familiar herbs and scents.
Pattern and Placement
Create a mandala pattern using natural and found materials. Then examine the different textures and patterns.
ART & CRAFT 10.30am – 2.30pm
Garden Installation –Tue 5 till Sun 10
Join us as we create a large communal artwork with found materials to evoke a garden paradise.
Paper Making – Tue 12 till Sun 17
Get messy and create your very own unique recycled paper, then decorate it with flowers and leaves.
Creepy Crawly Prints – Tue 19 till Sun 24
Create your very own print adding detail by stamping with natural materials to create surprising textures.
Natural Woven Sculpture – Tue 26 till Sun 3
Learn how to weave natural fibres of different textures and sizes on a frame.
STORY TIME 12pm & 2pm
The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle
Join us as we create an interactive story using painted felt props in the style of Eric Carle.
Plant the Tiny Seed, Christie Matheson
Be part of the magic as we plant and nurture a seed into a beautiful flower with this interactive story.
The Tin Forest, Helen Ward
What would you create from recycled parts? Use your imagination and help us create our very own sculptural garden from recycled paper and wire.
Breathe and Be: A book of mindfulness poems, Kate Coombs
Come on a journey as we slow down and appreciate the world around while trying different breathing techniques to calm, focus and relax.
Take the Time: Mindfulness for kids, Maud Roegiers
We take time to appreciate while exploring calming different textures, sounds and colours.
The Little Gardener, Emily Hughes
This little gardener works tirelessly but he needs some help to transform his garden into lush magical oasis.