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 2 bookings open from 14 April, phone 9231 8134.

Term 1 dates: Tuesdays 4 February - 8 April & 29 April, 6-27 May; Thursdays 6 February - 10 April, 1-29 May

Term 2 dates: Tuesdays 29 April - 24 June, Thursdays 1 May - 26 June

Times: 10.30 am - 12.00 noon

Cost: $150 per family for a term of Tuesdays or a term of Thursdays (max. 2 children, $50 per extra child). Casual places are also available each week $15 per family. Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens receive a 20% discount.

Bookings essential: We have limited casual spaces available each week. Bookings open from Monday of the week prior - phone 9231 8134.

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

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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