Wed August 22, 2018

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, Auburn Botanic Gardens

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, Auburn Botanic Gardens
22/08/2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Set against the made-for-Instagram canvas of blooming Cherry Blossoms in the Japanese Gardens, the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival runs from Friday 17 August – Sunday 26 August 2018 at the Auburn Botanic Gardens.

The 2018 Sydney Cherry Blossom promises to be the biggest and best yet, with crowds expected to eclipse last year’s 90,000 visitors and a suite of new attractions, events and major sponsors.

In addition to wandering around the gardens, you can also enjoy:

Opening Night VIP Party ($15, limited tickets available)
• Night blossom viewing
• Tsuru food truck
• Sake and Japanese craft beer
• ABBAN (JPN) Live in concert

Hanami Weekend 1 & 2
• Stadium Sumo
• Hello Kitty Make Over Bar
• Cherry Blossom Food Village
• Izakaya Bar
• The Zen Garden experience
• SMASH! Cosplay Catwalk Show
• Cherry Blossom Food Village

There’s also a:
• Garden Day with Costa – Tuesday 21 August
• Kids Day presented by SCOOT – Wednesday 22 August
• Seniors Day – Thursday 23 August

 

Tickets $5 – buy them here.

Playgroup

Playgroup
22/08/2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Full a full listing of all the local playgroups and the dates and times they run, visit our article Playgroups in the Ryde Area

Story Time @ Livvi's Place, Yamble Reserve Ryde

Story Time @ Livvi's Place, Yamble Reserve Ryde
22/08/2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia Foundation puts on a free storytime from 10am to 11am at Livvi’s Place Yamble Reserve in Ryde.

The storytime includes craft, storytelling and a chance to meet new friends.

The Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

The Magic of Storytelling Playgroup
22/08/2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling Playgroup is a free outdoor playgroup. Families with children aged 0-5 are welcome to join the playgroup – you simply turn up on the day, no prior registration required.

We have a range of activities each week including different toys and games, sports equipment, books and craft.

Please BYO water and snack, plus weather appropriate clothing. Join our facebook group to receive updates and connect with the community.

For more information contact: Alexandra.Irving@unitedway.com.au

Library Story Time and Rhyme Time

Library Story Time and Rhyme Time
22/08/2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Check out this link for a full listing of all kids activities at events at our local libraries including:

  • Ryde Library
  • Gladesville Library
  • West Ryde Library
  • Eastwood Library
  • North Ryde Library
  • Epping Library
  • Carlingford Library
  • Dundas Library
  • Parramatta Library