Grandparents picnic for Seniors Fest

30 March 2016

Albury grandparents are invited to bring grandchildren to a very special picnic on Sunday as part of the NSW Seniors Festival from 1-10 April.

The picnic for seniors and their grandchildren will be held in Albury Botanic Gardens on Sunday 3 April, 10am-1pm. Entry is free.

There will be live jazz, art, face painting, a ukulele workshop and games, including croquet, for littlies and seniors. Grandparents can pack a picnic or enjoy a barbecue, ice creams and coffee that will be available.

AlburyCity Deputy Mayor David Thurley encouraged grandparents and grandchildren to come and enjoy the picnic and celebrate the role seniors play in our community and families.

"This is the first time we've had a grandparents' picnic in our beautiful Albury Botanic Gardens and I hope people will come along and enjoy themselves as part of the NSW Seniors Festival," Cr Thurley said.

"Families are an important part of life for our seniors, so this special grandparents' day at the gardens is a great opportunity for the littlies to celebrate their Nannas, Poppies, Grans and Pas."

The Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, said the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and was known as Seniors Week but had to be renamed and extended to 10 days.

"The theme for this year's NSW Seniors Festival theme is 'Grow Young'. No matter what your age, it's never too late to grow – to learn, to laugh and to be inspired," Mr Aplin said.

Presented by the Department of Family and Community Services, the NSW Seniors Festival celebrates and recognises seniors for the contributions they make to the NSW community.

You can find out more about local activities on our website at www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au or collect a program from your local library or our Kiewa Street offices.