Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Dandy Lions
Come and play in the Garden!

Dandy Lions is a delightful morning of gardening, craft, storytelling and play for young children and their carers. Each week we explore a new garden-related theme, with specially designed activities for children under the age of five. Join Royal Botanic Garden Sydney education staff for:

  • Garden activities including planting and harvesting
  • Nature-based art and craft
  • Lively, interactive storytelling
  • Songs, music and dance
  • Garden discovery walks
  • Playtime and fun!

Term 3, 2015

Dates and themes for Dandy Lions in Term 3:


Week 1    
Tuesday 14 July
Thursday 16 July

Earthmovers – Tractors & Spuds

Week 2 Tuesday 21 July
Thursday 23 July
National Tree Day (27 July)
Week 3 Tuesday 28 July
Thursday 30 July
Camellia Flowers, Faeries & Sprites
Week 4 Tuesday 4 August
Thursday 6 August
Windy Weather
Week 5Tuesday 11 August
Thursday 13 August
Tiptoe through the Tulips
Week 6 Tuesday 18 August
Thursday 20 August
National Science Week (16th to 24th Aug)
Week 7Tuesday 25 August
Thursday 27 August
Bookworms and Silkworms
Week 8 Tuesday 1 September
Thursday 3 September
Wattle Day (1 Sept)
Week 9 Tuesday 8 September
Thursday 10 September

Spring Blossoms

Week 10Tuesday 15 September
Thursday 17 September

Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sept 19)

When: 10.30 am - 12.00 noon

Where: Lawn next to Victoria Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Enter through Victoria Gate from Mrs Macquaries Road. Click here for map.

Cost: $135+BF* per child for a 10 week term of Tuesdays or a term of Thursdays . Casual places are also available each Tuesday or Thursday $15+BF per child. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens receive a 10% discount.
*Booking fees: A booking fee applies per transaction: 
$2.00 – Community Education (phone & email)
$1.89 – Internet
$9.09 – Internet (10 week booking)
Bookings essential: Click here to BOOK ONLINE now via EventBrite.

Public transport: Take bus route 441 from the Queen Victoria Building (the first bus of the morning leaves from QVB at 10.08 am and arrives at Dandy Lions at 10.15 am). The closest train station is Circular Quay and it has pram access.

Parking: Metered parking is available along Mrs Macquaries Road

Further information: Community Education, phone: 9231 8134

Please note: We do not go ahead if there is heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds, or if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius  

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