Where do we meet?
We meets 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.
SPRING 2019 - DATES AND THEMES
||Based on the famous Alexander’s Outing story by Pamela Allen, we rescue Alexander from the hole, before looking for ducks and their friends in our ponds.
||Step into Spring
||It is spring and the gardens are glorious! Visit the famous Spring Walk, plant spring vegetables and take home a spring flowering seed. School holidays so book in advance!
||Dig for worms and other miniature beasts and explore the world of bees including making candles with natural bee’s wax. It is school holidays so book in advance!
||11th Birthday party!
||Dandy Lions are 11 years old today! Come and celebrate with cupcakes and party games!
||Birds of a feather
||Make binoculars and go birdwatching: Learn about Australia’s amazing birds, squawk like a cockatoo and laugh like a Kookaburra.
||Spooky stuff for pre-schoolers, costumes, fun scares and stories! Then we can plant some pumpkins.
||It’s that time of year when the Jacaranda trees pop with purple petals and cascade to make vivid carpets. The blue of Sydney harbour through the purple canopy is a special sight!
||Frogs and Lilipads
||Make our own frog pond and jump and galumph like a little green frog while searching for tadpoles among the lily ponds.
||Visit our amazing cactus garden full of weird and wonderful prickles and take home your very own succulent.
||Be inspired by the beauty of the Gardens to make art from natural objects and a one off ephemeral art piece.
||By the Seaside
||We love living by the sea so let’s celebrate with shell art and sandcastles!
||We will make naturally sourced musical instruments and sing up a storm today!
||T’was the week before Christmas and Dandy Lions celebrate by making banksia baubles