Story Walk at Maroochy Botanic Gardens

Event: Story Walk at Maroochy Botanic Gardens
Date: 10/12/2021 - 27/01/2022
Location: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

Get outside, explore nature and enjoy story time with your kids at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens these school holidays.

Sunshine Coast Council Libraries have teamed up with the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens to provide a wonderful Story Walk experience in the gardens, and promote First 5 Forever.

From December 10, 2021 until January 27, 2022 the pages of children’s picture book Backyard Bugs will be enlarged and spread along a pathway, so children and their families can follow the pages and read the book on their walk.

From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, the book is designed to teach kids, all about the scurrying, scuttling, scooting, buzzing and zooming splendour of insects.

The book is written by Helen Milroy, a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is published by Freemantle Press.

Australia’s first Indigenous doctor, Dr Milroy studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UWA. Backyard Bugs joins her other titles: Backyard Birds, Backyard Beasties and Wombat, Mudlark & other stories.

For more information, and to find out about other school holiday activities, head to the library website.


Head to our 2021 Summer School Holiday Guide for more activities for kids this summer