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Every Thursday | 10:30 - 12:00

Dandy Lions

Dandy Lions is a delightful morning of gardening, craft, singing and play for young children and their carers.

Each week we explore a new garden-related theme, with specially designed activities for children ages 2-5yrs. See at the end of this page for our Spring themes.  Make sure your children wear old clothes, there is paint, water and mud around!

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!

Watch our Dandy Lions video here

When

Every Thursday, 10:30 am to 12 noon (excl. public holidays)

Price

ONLINE - Standard Non-Member $17.50 | Foundation & Friends Members $16.00

ON THE DAY - $20.50, subject to availability

Where

Rathborne Lodge
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Who

Children up to 5 years and their parents or carers. Younger children may need more assistance from carers with activities. Accompanying adults and babies with a paying sibling are welcome for free.

Contact

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available


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Where do we meet?
We meet each Thursday morning on a shady lawn just inside the Woolloomooloo Gate. It's:
•    handy for the 441 bus-stop just 50metres away at Woolloomooloo Gate
•    close to St James and Martin Place stations
•    near the Yellowwood Garden for lots of planting, tending and harvesting activities

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?
If it is wet we will 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 a notification will be posted in the Dandy Lions facebook page 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.

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