Playgroup and Picnic Lunches
ACC PLAYGROUP 2013
Playgroup is held the first Wednesday of the month (in school holidays this may change), from 10am onwards.
Sunday Playgroups are held throughout the year from 11am onwards to provide partners, families or older children who are unable to come to the Wednesday playgroups, an opportunity to attend as well.
If Playgroup is being hosted at someone’s house, please bring some food to share and let the host know that you are coming and what you are bringing. In case of inclement weather, an alternate venue may be arranged, and an email will be sent out with the details, but please feel free to contact me if you are unsure.
This is a great support network for parents of adopted children – and also for prospective parents considering adoption or going through the approval process.
We love meeting new families no matter what stage of the adoption journey they are at, so if you know of anyone that is not linked into the playgroup, please forward this to them.
We have a private group at meetup.com called “Sydney Adoption Playgroup” http://www.meetup.com/sydney-adoption-playgroup/, where details about upcoming playgroups and any last minute changes are posted. Please sign up for a free meetup.com account so you can get announcements about the playgroup.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you all at playgroup this year.
0438 878 969
2013 Playgroup Roster March – December
Wednesday 6th March Timbrell Park
Henley Marine Drive
A fantastic fully fenced playground, with a great variety of equipment to keep the kids entertained. There are toilets, but NO café, so please bring your own food.
SUNDAY 24th March Clontarf – from 11am
Sandy Bay Road
On the foreshore of Middle Harbour, with a playground for all ages, BBQs, toilets, cafe and netted swimming area. Paid parking is available on site or you might find free parking on nearby streets. Lots of room and a beautiful location.
Wednesday 17th April Winnererremy Bay Parkland
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Mona Street
Come and join us in the school holidays at a lovely playground that is fully fenced by the water with a café, and toilets.
Wednesday 1st May Blenheim Park
There is a range of play equipment for all age groups including flying fox, sandpit and cycleway for kids. There are BBQ’s, picnic facilities and toilets but NO café.
SUNDAY 26th May Sydney Park – from 11am
Bawron Park Road
Entrance to the car park is off Princes Highway. The playground has a huge range of play equipment for all ages. There is a kiosk next to the playground, toilets, BBQ’s and a bike path nearby.
Wednesday 5th June Justine’s Home
Address and contact details will be emailed out
Join us in June at Justine’s home; please bring a plate of food to share and contact Justine to let her know you are coming and what you are bringing
Wednesday 3rd July Blaxland Riverside Park
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Jamieson Street
SILVERWATER (Sydney Olympic Park)
Come along to Sydney Olympic Park and enjoy this great new playground. There are slides, swings, tunnels, bike track, flying fox and climbing equipment. There are toilets and a café nearby, or bring a picnic lunch, BBQ’s available. There is limited shade/shelter, but plenty of parking.
SUNDAY 28th July Centennial Park – from 11am
We will be at the Learner’s Cycleway Playground, enter through the Randwick Gates. There is a playground with cycleway, BBQ’s and toilets nearby and lots of shade. Bring some lunch and the bikes and join us for a picnic in the park.
Wednesday 7th August Leanne’s Home
Address and contact details will be emailed out
Join us at Leanne’s home; please bring a plate of food to share and contact Leanne to let her know you are coming and what you are bringing
Wednesday 4th September Venue to be confirmed
SUNDAY 22nd September Fagans Park – from 11am
38 – 48 Arcadia Road
A place for all the family, we will meet at the Regional Playground, but there is a lot to do here. Bring the bikes, or play some games on the grassed areas, visit the Gardens of Many Nations, bring a picnic or have a BBQ. Parking costs $6 per car.
Wednesday 2nd October Carss Bush Park
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Carwar Ave
This is a great place for a picnic, with lots of space for ball games. There is a playground, a bike track nearby, BBQ’s, picnic tables, toilets, netted swimming beach. There is also a café, or bring your own food.
Wednesday 6th November Venue to be confirmed
SUNDAY 1st December Venue to be confirmed – from 11am
Wednesday 4th December Greenwich Baths (http://www.greenwichbaths.com.au/)
Corner Albert Street & O’Connell Street
Just a few dollars to get in, it is a lovely place with a beach, a nice café and toilets, they have their own plastic beach toys, tables and chairs. Don’t forget the bathers, towels, hats and sunscreen.
Mid Year Lunch - Sunday, 23 June 2013
Location: Villa Maria Church hall, Mary St Hunters Hill
Date: 23Jun13 - RSVP: 10Jun13
Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm (lunch will start at 12 noon)
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child - including Sausage Sizzle lunch. (BYO Drinks).
Download booking form here (.doc) or here (.pdf)- prebooking is essential
Volunteers will be needed on the day.
Please consider making a donation to ACC, and bringing a gift for the children in the orphanages. (these are sent with families when they travel).
Any queries, please contact:
Kathy Blanter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418 403 122 or
Sue Hancock at email@example.com or 0452 627 227