Hands-on holiday fun for budding green thumbs

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Queensland Garden Expo offers plenty for kids these school holidays

There will be plenty of hands-on fun for kids these school holidays at the Queensland Garden Expo to be held at the Nambour Showgrounds from 12-14 July 2019.

Kids aged fifteen and under enter the expo for free, and with a large variety of free activities scheduled across the three days of the show, kids will certainly be kept amused.

Event Manager Marion Beazley said that in addition to show favourites such as the Kids Garden Patch, giant playground and a range of engaging presentations on many of the eight speaker stages, there will be a new addition to the expo just for kids.

“This year, Saturday and Sunday will be particularly fantastic days for families to visit because we will have special garden themed workshops that will delight kids’ imaginations,” said Ms Beazley.

“We’re excited to be offering ‘make your own’ mini fairy garden or ninja garden workshops on our Saturday and Sunday program this year and we’re sure the kids will love it.

“’These workshops are free so head up to the Kids Area on arrival to grab a lanyard as we’re expecting spots to fill fast!

“Of course, our popular and free giant playground will once again be part of the expo, so kids can enjoy the giant slide, jumping pillow and merry-go-round.”

Kids aged 6 and over can join in the fun of making their own terrarium at the Scotts Osmocote site, while kids of all ages can get crafty with plenty of garden themed craft in the Kids Area, as well as the Bli Bli State School Courage Garden.

For something a bit different, the Nambour Lapidary Club will have their fossicking cart at their stand each day, where kids can dig for just $1 with a guarantee of finding gems.

The Queensland Garden Expo is the perfect place to take kids not only to get them outdoors but to encourage a love of nature.

“Children of all ages can benefit from spending time in the garden as they develop new skills and learn about science and nature,” said Ms Beazley.

“Whether they’re weeding, planting or harvesting their own food, most kids will love to get outside and we have plenty to inspire them at this year’s event.”

The 2019 Queensland Garden Expo will be held between 12 and 14 July at the Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour. To find out more and purchase tickets online, please visit www.qldgardenexpo.com.au.

 

Fast facts — Queensland Garden Expo

  • Three-day event
  • 40,000-plus attendees
  • 360-plus exhibitors and displays including 55 nurseries
  • 120-plus free lectures and demonstrations.  For a full speaker line-up please CLICK HERE.
  • Eight speaker stages