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, 2014

Dates and themes for Dandy Lions in Term 3:

Week 1    
Tuesday 15 July
Thursday 17 July
Earthmovers - Tractors & Spuds
Week 2 Tuesday 22 July
Thursday 24 July
National Tree Day (25 July)
Week 3 Tuesday 29 July
Thursday 31 July
Camellia Flowers, Faeries & Sprites
Week 4 Tuesday 5 August
Thursday 7 August
Windy Weather
Week 5 Tuesday 12 August
Thursday 14 August
Tiptoe through the Tulips
Week 6 Tuesday 19 August
Thursday 21 August
National Science Week (16 - 24 August)
Week 7 Tuesday 26 August
Thursday 28 August
Bookworms and Silkworms
Week 8 Tuesday 2 September
Thursday 4 September
Wattle Day (1 September)
Week 9 Tuesday 9 September
Thursday 11 September
Spring Blossoms
Week 10

Tuesday 16 September
Thursday 18 September 

Talk Like a Pirate Day (19 September) 

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 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 10% discount.
Bookings essential: We have limited casual spaces available each week. Bookings open from Monday of the week prior - phone 9231 8134.
Pblic 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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