Family fun at the Botanic Park

The arrival of the cooler winter weather makes it an ideal time to visit the beautiful gardens and exhibits at North Side’s Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. 

Families looking to add a bit of variety to their weekend can attend the Garden Club’s second annual Family Fun Day on Jan. 24. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lots of exciting fresh air activities planned for both youngsters and the young at heart. 

“In partnership with the Garden Club and National Trust, we hope to present a day of healthy activities, educational talks and live performances that the whole family can enjoy in one of the most beautiful locations in Cayman, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park,” said Park General Manager John Lawrus. 

“With reduced admission at $5 for adults, and children 16 and under free, we hope to see many families on the day,” he added. 

Along with tree trail, blue iguana and heritage tours, families can take part in games, orchid potting, crafts, and take in story telling, a magic show, and performances from Cayman International School and North Side Primary. 

Plenty of rain in recent months in the eastern districts have kept the plant life happy at the park. A wide assortment of plants, including indoor and outdoor foliage, is on sale at the nursery, which is open daily. 

Trevor Leslie is the Botanic Park’s longest serving employee. - Photo: George Nowak

Trevor Leslie is the Botanic Park’s longest serving employee. – Photo: George Nowak

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.