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.

Hidden Worlds Discovery Trail

Follow the clues to hidden and unseen worlds in our autumn kids trail!

  • Friday 15 April to Sunday 15 May
  • 10am to 4pm daily
  • Collect a booklet from Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Tūranga, Canterbury Museum or download a PDF version here [PDF, 6.5 MB].

Find out more about the trail on our Facebook event(external link). If you've completed the trail, we'd love your feedback!

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.