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St Andrews Botanic Garden provides a unique outdoor learning environment to explore and learn through play whilst discovering more about the world around you!

Our programmes and learning experiences are designed to inspire learners, teaching practitioners, carers and families to get hands on with nature with opportunities to build skills and have new experiences through structured sessions and free play.

Have fun, be curious and feel inspired to investigate more!

Education Garden Explorer R1

Children's Birthday Parties

Our Birthday Party experiences are packed with exciting nature activities to help your little one celebrate with their friends!

Education Little Oaks R1

Little Oaks

Our Little Oaks Early Years Group is for families with little ones under 5 - inspiring them to explore and play in outdoors together!

Education Planet Botanic Holiday Club R1

Planet Botanic Holiday Club

Our Holiday Club provides a great space for kids to get active and enjoy nature-based learning during the school holidays.

Schools Programmes

Our learning experiences are designed around the Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes, providing practical outdoor activities and access to experiences you can’t do in the classroom. 

What our Visits & Experiences Involve:

Our school programme runs Monday-Friday during term time.

A typical school visit involves an hour long facilitated workshop, an hour for lunch and an hour of self-led discovery with teachers making use of our Teachers’ Kits (£5 per pupil)

We also offer self-led visits with space for lunch and the option to organise your own learning activities, or borrow one of our Teachers’ Kits (£3.50 per child)

Please note your visit will take place outside so we recommend your pupils dress for the Scottish weather.

All our tutor-led workshops can be delivered at Early, First or Second levels.  

Booking Information:

Please contact us by emailing with your preferred date of visit, workshop selection, curriculum level(s) of pupils and number of pupils attending.


Jurassic Bark

Your pupils will delve into deep time as they get hands on with fossils from Scotland. We’ll discover what fossils are, how they form and how we use fossils every day to power our cars and heat our homes.


PONDering Pondlife

Beneath the surface of our pond there is an unseen world of amazing biodiversity. So, let’s get dipping!


Poos & Pellets: Disgusting Digestion

Your class will have a HOOT learning about bodily functions, skeletons, food chains, and biodiversity as we get hands-on dissecting real owl pellets.