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 1, 2015

Dates and themes for Dandy Lions in Term 1:

Week 1    
Tuesday 3 February
Thursday 5 February


Week 2 Tuesday 10 February
Thursday 12 February
Lovebirds on Valentine’s Day
Week 3 Tuesday 17 February
Thursday 19 February
Land of the Lotus (Chinese New Year - 19 Feb)
Week 4 Tuesday 24 February
Thursday 26 February
Scarecrows on the Farm
Week 5 Tuesday 3 March
Thursday 5 March
Bush Babies
Week 6 Tuesday 10 March
Thursday 12 March
Nooks and Cubbies
Week 7 Tuesday 17 March
Thursday 19 March
Week 8 Tuesday 24 March
Thursday 26 March
Earth Hour (28 March)
Week 9 Tuesday 31 March
Thursday 2 April

Easter Delight

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: $145.80 per family for a 9 week term of Tuesdays or a term of Thursdays (max. 2 children, $18 per extra child). Casual places are also available each week $18 per family Thursdays (max. 2 children, $18 per extra child). Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens receive a 10% discount.
Bookings essential: We have limited casual spaces available each week. Bookings open from Monday of the week prior - phone 9231 8134. Bookings now open for Term 1.
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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