Little Taccas

You're never too young to develop a green thumb!

The "Little Taccas" program, named after the tropical plant Tacca integrifolia, gives young children an appreciation for nature and gardening.

Aimed at children aged under five years, the fortnightly program features nature-based activities in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, including art and craft, storytelling, sing-alongs and garden discovery walks.

Little Taccas is held fortnightly on Thursdays from 10am to noon. Children must be accompanied by a parent or care giver.

Where to meet: The Deck, near Tank 3
What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, water, mosquito repellent, snacks.


Little Taccas dates for 2017 are below. Please remember to book!

Bookings open: Monday 13 February
Dates: February 23; March 9, 23, April 

Bookings open: Monday 10 April
Dates: April 20; May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29

Bookings open: Monday 3 July
Dates: July 13, 27; August 10, 24; September 7, 21

Bookings open: Monday 25 September
Dates: October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30


Bookings for Program 2 will only be accepted on Monday 10 April between 6am-4pm by using the online form. Applications are only eligible if they are submitted within this time frame.


Little Tacca’s is a very popular program and there are limited places available, (15 places plus 5 stand-by).

Please note:

  • Bookings for Program 2 are now closed.
  • Bookings for Program 3 will only be accepted on Monday 3 July between 6am - 4pm by using the online form. Applications are only eligible if they are submitted within this time frame.

Please do not call us once you have submitted the form. We will contact you by email to confirm your place.

Please allow 3 days for our staff to deal with applications. If you have not received a response in 3 days please contact via email or phone 4032 6650.

  • Bookings can include selected dates within the Program or the entire Program.
  • Individual booking only, no groups / child care bookings (with the idea that each parent/carer of child is involved in the activity with the child in their care).
  • Children 5 years and under only.
  • All children taking part in activity must be registered (babies under 5 months not included).
  • Booking of places is done in chronological order of the time the form is received.
  • Please ensure you complete all the details correctly to avoid disappointment.

Carers will receive a sms or phone call on the Tuesday prior to confirm attendance.
If you need to cancel please call or sms 0429 983 252 by 9am on Thursday.

Last updated: 09 May 2017