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Kings Park Education is a popular destination for school excursions and community programs.

Please take care when selecting your program and booking date as some, or all, of the fee may still apply if you chose to cancel the booking.

School programs and special events

If you do decide to cancel the booking, please provide at least 30 days’ notice for a regular school program and 60 days’ notice for special school events (Nyoongar Boodja Six Seasons, National Science Week, STEM Action Week, Wild about Wildflowers or Party in the Park), so we can offer another group the opportunity to visit.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if you do not provide the required notice the minimum booking fee ($150.00 per class for a regular school program or $180.00 per class for a school event) will apply. Schools that do not provide any notice of cancellation and fail to attend on the day will be charged the full booking fee.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is an outdoor venue and programs will go ahead in most weather conditions. In cases of severe weather or severe fire danger warnings, Kings Park Education programs and events may be cancelled prior to or on the day of the excursion by the Botanic Garden and Parks Authority.  If the program cannot be rescheduled a full refund will be provided.

In cases of a Very High Fire Danger rating, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed to all visitors. Booked Kings Park Education programs will continue, however access to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for free play will not be permitted. In this instance schools have the option to use other areas of Kings Park for nature based / self-guided activities or reschedule their booking, subject to availability.

If your Education program has to be cancelled by the Botanic Garden and Parks Authority on a particular date, we will contact you to reschedule your booking. A refund will be issued if the program cannot be rescheduled.

Bookings are essential for all excursions to Kings Park, including guided and self-guided programs and special events. Bookings are also required for all informal visits by school groups (including picnics and playtime) to ensure your safety in an emergency.

We recommend making your booking at least one month in advance, due to the popularity of our programs.

Community programs

Kings Park Education and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park are popular destinations for community programs, including Zippy’s Kings Park Adventures, school holiday programs and adult/family workshops.

Refunds are not available in most circumstances once a booking has been made.

If you cannot attend your booked program, you may be able to reschedule your booking subject to availability. Please contact the Education Bookings Officer

If you cannot attend a Nearer to Nature school holiday program because of illness, please contact the Education Bookings Officer. No other cancellations will be accepted.  

In cases of a Very High Fire Danger rating or Severe Weather Warning, the public areas of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed to all visitors. Community programs may continue, however access to the public areas of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for free play will not be permitted. You will receive notification via email of any changes to your program.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is an outdoor venue and programs will go ahead in most weather conditions. In cases of severe weather, a Severe Fire Danger rating (or higher) or other unforeseen circumstances, booked community programs may be cancelled prior to or on the day of the program by the Botanic Garden and Parks Authority. You will receive notification via email prior to or on the morning of your program. If your booking cannot be rescheduled a full refund will be provided.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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