Bring the kids along to Nature Play Day on Tuesday 28 February for a great day out in The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden! This free event is being held in conjunction with Playgroup Victoria and offers babies, toddlers and preschoolers the chance to get their hands dirty with a range of hands-on activities in the sunshine.
Last year’s event saw more than 400 people discover the Children’s Garden. The most popular activities from last year’s event – including the worm farm, boat races on the Rill waterway, splashing in the spiral water fountains, music performance, and story telling – are back again in 2012. There will also be some new activities including making mud pies and creating Play-doh gardens. A ‘quiet time’ area will be set aside on the lush grass just outside the Children’s Garden where younger children and babies can relax on pillows and play games.
Nature Play is a great way for kids to indulge their curiosity and connect with the world around them, and The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is the perfect place to start. There are lots of features for kids to discover, including a lush Rainforest Ruin Garden, a wetland area with insects and birds, a secluded Bamboo Forest, and a Kitchen Garden with lots of unusual fruits, vegetables and herbs.
The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is open to the public on Wednesday – Sunday from 10am – sunset except for school holidays, when it is open seven days a week from 10am – sunset. During school terms, the Children’s Garden is reserved for school groups on Mondays and Tuesdays.
NATURE PLAY DAY
Date: Tuesday 28 February
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
Melways Ref: 2F, K12
Enquiries: (03) 9252 2429