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Every Thurs | 22 April - 10 June

Seedlings Nature School

Join experienced Early Years Nature Educators from the Garden who will facilitate play-based activities and nature experiences with you and your little one.


Seedlings Nature School allows young children to explore, grow and develop in nature. Children will build, discover, play and engage their senses in the natural world. Each week’s program will be a captivating combination of nature-based activities, games and stories in the garden.
Participation in nature play has the ability to enhance children’s curiosity and creativity, boost self-esteem and improve resilience, allowing them to learn, make decisions and develop understanding in a natural, safe environment.

Time in nature is a fun, informative and wonderful investment in your child’s future.

Children must be accompanied by an adult carer.
In the event of wet weather this program will move to The Calyx.

Head to our Education section for more resources and information about Seedlings or check below for our weekly themes this term!

Please note the following changes due to NSW Government guidelines around COVID-19

To help us maintain social distancing practices and maximum group sizes:
  • Seedlings Nature School can accommodate a maximum of 12 children and their supervising adult. Please advise in your booking if you intend to bring a younger sibling so that we can monitor group capacities.
  • Online bookings are highly recommended. Walk ups may not be able to be accommodated on the day if group capacities have already been met.​
Please do not book if you have:
  • Travelled overseas, or to any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been tested for COVID-19 and are still awaiting results
  • Been in contact with someone who has travelled overseas, or to any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

When

Every Thursday | 22nd April - 10th June 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Price

Term Value Pass $126 per child (8 sessions)
Online casual $18 per child per session
Drop in on the day $23 per child per session

Where

Botanic House
The Royal Botanic Garden Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Who

Children 2.5 - 5 years and their parents or carers.
Babies not participating in the program may attend free of charge with their ticket holding sibling.

Contact

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

TERM 2 2021
8-week Program

Week Date Theme
1 Thursday 22 April Welcome week
2 Thursday 29 April All About Sticks
3 Thursday 6 May Colourful Cockatoos
4 Thursday 13 May Trees, Leaves & Decomposition
5 Thursday 20 May Reduce, reuse, recycle!
6 Thursday 27 May Plant Scientist for a Day
7 Thursday 3 June World Environment Day
8 Thursday 10 June Flowers & Growing

FAQ's

Where do we meet?
We meet each Thursday morning outside Botanic House Restaurant. 

Do I stay or drop my child off?
Parents or carers are expected to attend and participate in the session and are responsible for their children's whereabouts and safety. 

What happens if it is wet?
In the event of wet weather this program will move to The Calyx.
We will still do a fun rainy-day program so bring your gumboots and be prepared to jump in puddles. We do not go ahead if there are thunderstorms or high winds, or if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius. If the program is cancelled and if you have booked a ticket you will be notified via email by 8.30am on the morning of the program and be given a full refund.

To sign up to our Seedlings Nature School newsletter for updates on our fun weekly themes and news, please enter your details below.

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.