Toddlers and Tadpoles

toddlers and tadpoles

Playtime in the bush!

Join our experienced rangers for fun mornings of play-based investigation and discovery. During each session we explore a different bush theme and incorporate storytelling, craft, creature encounters, stroller-friendly bushwalks and sometimes even gardening! Fairtrade tea and coffee is available for the grownups.

Toddlers and Tadpoles runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-11:30am during term time at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

Bookings are now open for Term 3, 2018.


Bookings are essential for Toddlers & Tadpoles. You can book online here for individual sessions or the full term. If you book for the full term you get a free week.

Cost: $13.50 child, $8.50 adult, babes in arms free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Winter Wildlife

25 July & 26 July

It’s cold outside! We’ll find out how the creatures at the Wildflower Garden escape the winter chill.

Lovely Leaves

1 & 2 August

What’s not to love about leaves? They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and have all sorts of uses – for plants and others too.

Bush Music Melodies

8 & 9 August

Today we’ll be making bush instruments and playing them together in our very own bush band.

Little Scientists

15 & 16 August

It’s National Science Week! We’re going to be scientists for the day and perform some real experiments.

Little Green Fingers

22 & 23 August

Have you ever sown your own plants to eat? Get your green fingers ready for some work in our organic garden.

Wattle Day

29 & 30 August

It’s Wattle Day this week! We’ll be learning loads of facts about wattles and their friends in the bush.

Wetland Wonderland

5 & 6 September

Our wetlands are home to a very special croaky creature. This Threatened Species Week, we’ll learn all about the Red-crowned Toadlet and meet some wetland friends.

Bower Blue

12 & 13 September

Male Bowerbirds are very busy at this time of year! Join us to learn more about these fascinating creatures.

The Hungry Caterpillar

19 & 20 September

The Very Hungry Caterpillar sure loves a tasty treat! Come and see what the caterpillars are eating at the Wildflower Garden. Nom nom nom!

Busy Bees

26 & 27 September

Find out what the bees are up to in the bush and get busy making your own beeswax craft.

Important information

  • Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point for our activities is Caley's Pavilion at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives. Please follow signs on arrival.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may supervise up to three children.
  • All children attending must be within the age range for the activity. This excludes small babies which may accompany a parent free of charge.
  • Most of our activities involve a bush walk on an unpaved track - wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a raincoat if wet!
  • Most Wildflower Garden activities will go ahead in wet weather. If extreme weather conditions force the cancellation of the activity, participants will be notified by the ranger.
  • We do not refund if you cancel your booking. Refunds are only available if the Wildflower Garden cancels the activity.
  • All activities within the Wildflower Garden have been risk assessed.

For more information contact the Wildflower Garden on 9424 0353 or email