The Gardens organises a variety of outdoor recreational activities including musical performances and theatre as well as children's clowns and other activities for the young. Recreational programs are organised for people with a wide range of ages and abilities. Holiday activities for school-children using games or the making creatures out of seeds and fruits often link or merge with educational programs. Similar programs, tailored to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities can improve their quality of life. Craft activities and flower arranging for adults may stand alone or be linked to horticultural programs, and early morning bird-watching tours could equally be classed as recreational or educational. All these activities raise public awareness of the environment.
Recreational activities at the Banksia Centre will be provided to a wider range of visitors as part of the integration of programs for people with disabilities with other Gardens activities. In organising recreational activities, the Gardens will take special account of the needs of the elderly and the frail aged.
Holiday programs for children will continue with innovative and enjoyable environmentally sound activities which make use of the Gardens resources. Musical and other entertainments which are not inconsistent with the aims of the Gardens will be organised from time to time.