Cairns Botanic Gardens is a family friendly environment and it’s open to the public. There are regular activities on site and if you’re looking for some fun things to do with the kids, check out the Little Taccas nature program.

You’re never too young to develop a green thumb!

The Little Taccas program, named after the tropical plant Tacca integrifolia, gives young children an appreciation for nature and gardening.

Aimed at children aged under five years, the fortnightly program in the Gardens features nature-based activities including art and craft, storytelling, sing-alongs and garden discovery walks.
The Little Taccas program is held fortnightly on Thursdays from 10am to noon. Children must be accompanied by a parent or care giver.

Numbers are capped at 15 children per session, with 5 stand-by positions.

PROGRAM 1: Registrations open Monday 27 Feb
March 2, 16 and 30
April 13 and 27

PROGRAM 2: Registrations open Monday 8 May
May 11 and 25
June 8 and 22
July 6

PROGRAM 3: Registrations open Monday 17 July
July 20
August 3, 17 and 31
September 14

PROGRAM 4: Registrations open Monday 25 September
September 28
October 12 and 26
November 9 and 23
December 7
Bookings are essential (see below).

When bookings open, a form will be available at the bottom of this page (8.30am).

Bookings can include selected dates within the program or the entire program.

Carers will receive a sms or phone call on the Tuesday prior to confirm attendance.








If you need to cancel please call or SMS 0429 983 252 by 9am on Thursday.