Nature Play

Bring your children along to our Nature Play sessions and watch them grow and learn as they dig, climb, play and create – all in the Garden’s great outdoors.

Two young children watering plants during Nature Play

Early Years Learning Framework


2 hours


Rathborne Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full-day programs!

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Our experienced Nature Play educators will facilitate play-based, child-led activities and nature experiences.

Activities will encourage children to build their sense of place-based identity and confidence, connect with nature and have fun!

A typical session may include: 

  • nature-based art and craft
  • Garden discovery and sensory walks
  • free play in our special nature play area
  • interactive games
  • Australian-inspired nature stories.

Links to New South Wales curriculum

Our Nature Play sessions are aligned with the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and ES1 outcomes of the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Girl poking head through tree during Nature Play

We can run one-off sessions or weekly programs – email us to find out more.