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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
2016 Term 4 child pass - THURSDAYS
This pass is for 10 Dandy Lions sessions on Thursdays (21/07/16 - 22/09/16) for a single child. Please choose any date - chosen date has no relevance to Term Pass.
1 min before event ends $135.00 $7.07
Foundation and Friends Members
This discount pass is for Foundation and Friends of the Gardens members. Please present your Friends of the Gardens ID on arrival.
30 min before event starts $13.60 $0.00
Casual Pass
This pass is for one Dandy Lions session for a single child. Pass is not refundable but is transferable.
1 min before event ends $17.00 $0.00

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Children harvesting vegetables from the gardens  Playing in autumn leaves  Building cubbies in the Garden

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 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!

When: 10.30 am - 12.00 noon

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.

Where: Lawn next to Victoria Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Enter through Victoria Gate from Mrs Macquaries Road. Please click here for a map.

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: Wear clothing suitable for outdoor play and craft. For other enquiries please phone Community Education on 9231 8134 or email

Special offer: You are entitled to $2 coffees at the Botanic Gardens Cafe on the day you visit Dandy Lions. Ask our friendly staff for details when you attend.

Please note: Parents are expected to attend and participate in the session and are responsible for their children's whereabouts and safety. 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 you have booked a ticket you will be notified via email.

Themes Term 4

1/12- Bees knees

8/12- Aborginal plants and dance

15/12- A very leafty Christmas

Click here to watch our Dandy Lions in the Garden video!

Have questions about Dandy Lions in the Garden? Contact The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
On the lawn near Victoria Gate Lodge
Off Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney, NSW 2000


The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden is an oasis in the heart of Sydney. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.

People visit the Garden for peace, relaxation, education and to learn more about plants and horticulture. Entry is free but some special events are ticketed.

We provide a range of community events, classes, tours and children's activities led by our expert Education Rangers, Horticulturalists, Volunteers and Specialists. For our full What's On calendar visit our website.

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