Join the Botanic Garden’s inaugural Explore the Gardens Easter Egg Trail and help preserve one of Durban’s iconic landmarks
The Easter Bunny has been up to his old tricks and left clues at the Durban Botanic Gardens for kids to follow, solve a puzzle and claim their chocolatey reward. The inaugural Explore the Gardens Easter Egg Trail, to be held at the Durban Botanic Gardens on the 15th and 16th April, will allow children to engage with Africa’s oldest surviving Botanic Garden while having fun with friends and family.
Durban Botanic Gardens Trust Manager, Kerry Phillips says, “The Trust is very excited to collaborate with The Event Company SA on this event as we see the importance of providing a safe place for kids to create memories while at the same time learning about nature and our environment.”
Divided into two categories, the trail hunt will cater for the one to three-year-old age group and the four to 14-year-old age group. A demarcated, picket fenced area within the main arena will accommodate the little ones while the older children will participate in the Easter Trail Hunt with a map and clues in hand. They will visit key areas within the gardens to learn about the garden’s various attractions and place corresponding stickers on their specially themed Explore the Garden map. Once all stickers have been allocated they may redeem their surprise from one of the Redemption locations situated around the gardens.
In addition to the hunt there will be various other activities on offer to create a whole day of family fun and activities. Some of these attractions include a Baby & Kids Market with unique local products on offer, arts and crafts stations, face painting and family games. Handlers from That Bunny Farm will be on site educating people about rabbit care and South Africa’s different breeds.  Proceeds from the Sticky Fingers Cupcake making stand will go towards the Feeding the Furballs scheme, a non-profit organisation that strives to rescue stray animals.
A portion of the proceeds raised will also go towards the Durban Botanic Gardens trust to fund vital conservation work to protect this special place for locals and visitors to enjoy. It turns out eating chocolate really is good for us all.
Tickets have been on sale from the 20th March at R95 for the trail hunt, R35 per child aged 1-3 / R40 per adult / Babies U12 months FREE for this full day event.
Purchase your  tickets online:
Saturday, 15 April 2017 Sunday, 16 April 2017
Doors Open: 08h30 Doors Open: 08h30
Doors Close: 15h00 Doors Close: 15h00
Event address:  Durban Botanic Gardens | 9a John Zikhali Road | Durban

Please contact the Event Organisers on for more information.