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 6 October
Thursday 8 October

Healthy Habitats

Week 2 Tuesday 13 October
Thursday 15 October
Dandy Lions 6th Birthday Party
Week 3 Tuesday 20 October
Thursday 22 October
Wonderful Water
Week 4 Tuesday 27 October
Thursday 29 October
Week 5Tuesday 3 November
Thursday 5 November
Caterpillars and Flutterbys 
Week 6 Tuesday 10 November
Thursday 12 November
Aboriginal Bush Art
Week 7Tuesday 17 November
Thursday 19 November
Purple Haze - Jacarandas
Week 8 Tuesday 24 November
Thursday 26 November
Dinosaur Gardens
Week 9 Tuesday 1 December
Thursday 3 December

Bees Knees

Week 10Tuesday 8 December
Thursday 10 December

A very leafy Christmas

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 or in person)
$1.67 – Internet
$20.00 - Community Education (10 week booking by phone, email or in person)
$7.07 – 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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