Mrs Macquarie's Family Picnic

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Old Government House

Pitt Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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Shake off your picnic rugs and gather your friends & family for a fun day out at Old Government House in Parramatta Park.

About this Event

Bring along a hamper and share a picnic with your family on the front lawn of Old Government House. Surrounded by the beautiful parkland of Parramatta Park, this family-friendly event will draw upon the writings of Mrs Macquarie, who lived at Old Government House in the early 19th century, and other women, to recreate the picnics of a bygone age.

Bookable activities on the day include the following (full program below):

$22 per adult, $16 per child . Book by Sunday 27 October via phone 9687 2662. Please advise dietaries at time of booking. Vegetarian option available. Hampers to be collected on the day from Lachlan’s restaurant.

  • FREE Tours of The 1798 Dairy Cottage Precinct
  • 11.30, 12.30 or 2pm. Meet at the Dairy Cottage 5 minutes before

    Booking is essential by 30th October (by clicking 'register' above)

  • Children are invited to try out Parramatta Park’s new convict and heritage themed inclusive and accessible playground, located just down the hill from Old Government House

Program:

11am: Smoking ceremony by local elder, Chris Tobin

11am-2pm: Old fashioned games on the lawn

11am-2pm: Tea and coffee provided by the Friends of OGH

11.30am: Scottish country dancing display by local branch of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm: Dairy cottage tours

12noon: Public can join in with Scottish dancers

1.30pm: Ochre painting on gum trees outside of OGH

Period or traditional dress is encouraged, but not essential.

How to get there:

The closest vehicle entrance to Old Government House is on the corner of Pitt and Macquarie Streets. Timed parking is available throughout the park. The closest station is Parramatta station which is about 20 mins walk away. There is a free shuttle bus (number 900) that goes around the Parramatta CBD and drops people on O’Connell Street, on the eastern edge of the park.

This event is being run in partnership between the National Trust of Australia (NSW), Parramatta Park Trust and City of Parramatta.

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Old Government House

Pitt Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

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