Looking for a great family activity? Incorporate a game into your visit with our fun treasure hunts and school holiday trails.

kids hunting in flowerbed

Every autumn, winter and spring school holidays, there is a fun and interactive discovery trail to explore. From super-powered plants to wicked wildlife - there's something for everyone.

Trails are free and self-guided, collect booklets or maps from the Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre or Kiosk.

Best for children between the ages of four and 10 but all ages are welcome! Parent/guardian/caregiver required.

Magical Forest Trail

Journey through the magical forest and discover the creatures and plants who make it their home.

Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 July 2022, 10am to 3pm daily.

Collect a booklet from Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre or Kiosk during the above dates.

Explore the Botanic Gardens with our free seasonal treasure hunts.

Download and print the treasure list off before you come to the Gardens:

Each season we have new items for you to hunt and find.