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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!

Little Oaks (for children who are walking, up to the age of 3 and an accompanying adult)

Come along and join our Little Oaks outdoor learning sessions designed to stimulate little ones with songs, stories, crafts and play throughout the seasons.

Grow your confidence with tips and tools for supporting your Little Oak to explore the natural world through play.

Little Oaks runs during term time, with a choice of Tuesdays 10:30 - 12:00 or Wednesdays 10:30-12:00

Session Price £7.50, which includes admission to the group for one child and accompanying adult, plus tea and coffee at the end of the session for adults.

Garden Explorers Club (6-12 year olds)

Our outdoor Learning Club ‘Garden Explorers’ provides opportunities for children to explore plants and wildlife through exciting activities including planting, wildlife surveys and crafts. Our members will also get active through games, gardening and orienteering whilst learning new skills and building confidence and relationships.

The club runs twice a month on a Saturday and is available as either a morning (10:30-12:00) or afternoon (13:00-14:30) session this year.

Price £8.50 per child.

To book, please get in touch with our Gatehouse Team on 01334 461200 or e-mail us at

Please note that you will be required to complete a booking form and pre-pay to secure a space.

We will be outside, so please be prepared with weather appropriate clothing.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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. We have lots of exciting activities planned for this Summer including planting, pond dipping, wildlife walks, den building and campfires!

The club will run from drop off time of 9:30 to pick up at 15:30 every weekday throughout the holidays (Monday to Friday) and is suitable for kids aged 5-12 years old.

Price £35 per day.

For more information, or for a booking form, please get in touch by e-mailing

Schools Programmes

We are currently going through the exciting process of redeveloping our Schools Programmes to offer new activities, both self-led and tutor-led, with links to the new projects and key themes we’ve been working on in the Garden and which support the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

If you would be interested in helping us shape our work to ensure it supports teachers and practitioners, then please get in touch with our Development Team who would love to speak with you through