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photograph: Clytie Meredith

Visitor information

Heide has much to offer visitors of all ages, and kids under 16 years are admitted free! Explore the gardens and exhibitions and discover fun for the whole family.

We run regular programs for kids and families such as Art Babies and Gallery Kids as well as creative school holiday activities every term.

photograph: Clytie Meredith

Self-guided activities

Mini Twitchers

Be a twitcher for a day and spot some beautiful birds in the Heide Sculpture park! Use a map to locate each area where the twelve painted birds are hidden in trees in the sculpture park.

Once you have found all of the birds you can cut out and keep the cards to help you identify these birds in the future! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the real birds on your twitching adventure!

Print a copy at home or play Mini Twichers on your phone or device using the button below

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photograph: Clytie Meredith

photograph: Clytie Meredith

photograph: Clytie Meredith

Tips for visiting with kids

Our top tips for families:

  • Take on our Heide Seek challenge—a great way to entertain kids in the gallery.
  • Bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens
  • Take a walk around the sculpture park and see how many sculptures you can find
  • Visit Heide’s two kitchen gardens and see what veggies our gardeners are planting
  • Discover the healing garden and find a quiet place for a relaxing break
  • Make your way down to the Birrarung/Yarra River and explore our indigenous garden Yaluk Langa
  • Find Yingabeal, Heide’s scarred tree
  • Stop in at Heide Café for some yummy treats, many made with the produce grown in the garden!
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