Camel rides, bus tours and more at the National Arboretum

Released 27/09/2013

The National Arboretum Canberra will host a range of activities throughout the school holidays until Sunday 13 October 2013.

"The National Arboretum school holiday program offers a series of exciting activities including guided bus tours, camel rides, reptile shows and more," Jason Brown, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra said today.

"Visitors have the opportunity to take a guided bus tour of the Arboretum where they can discover some of the venue's highlights and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into its daily running. The 30 minute bus tour will take people to one of the oldest forests in the Arboretum, the 90-year-old Himalayan Cedars, and the Wide Brown Land sculpture.

"Kids will love the creative sessions including kite decorating, paper making, terrarium making (miniature garden in a glass container), crafts and bonsai workshops.

"There will also be stories in the forest, aboriginal guided cultural walks and crafts, camel rides, reptile shows, a giant slide, a jumping castle and the launch of Eco Warriors to the rescue!, a book designed to make botanical art accessible to the young.

"The Pod Playground continues to be a big hit with families and is open every day between 9 am and 4 pm. Ice cream and coffee facilities will be available during school holidays to re-energise adults and children alike after intensive play sessions.

"Places are limited for some of the activities so I encourage people to book beforehand at where more information, including the time of each activity, is also available.

"Spring promises to be a great time for the Arboretum, with weather warming up, many new visitors due to Floriade and a range of fun and educational activities for people of all ages," Mr Brown said.

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