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AAN in March

After a fun & successful picnic in Marrickville in late January, we’re looking forward to a busy month in March.

We’re planning our presence at the Africultures Festival in Auburn on 14 March, and will be hosting another picnic, this time in Parramatta Park, on Saturday 28 March.

Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook group for details.

Join us for our picnic in January

If you’re in Sydney this month, pack the kids’ cossies and come join us at the Waterplay Park at Steel Park in Marrickville for a relaxing afternoon.

We’ll also have a special play corner and story time, with our new black dolls and picture books about culturally diverse children and families.

When? 2.00pm – 5.00pm Saturday 24 January 2015

Where? Steel Park, Illwarra Road, Marrickville (look out for our banner and colourful African cloth)

You can RSVP on our Facebook event, or just come along, we’d love to see you.

More info or wet weather plans: Suzanne on 0401 869 106

Our picnics for September-October

AAN picnic sept-oct

Saturday 14 September

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Sausage sizzle – bring salads & snacks to share.

Sydney Park, St Peters

Sunday 27 October

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Holroyd Gardens Merrylands

Family Fun Day – 27 July

This is a free event for our members and supporters.

Come along, meet other families and enjoy a relaxed winter afternoon while the kids participate in workshops and other fun activities.

Scroll down for program.

Family Fun Day July 2013
2.30 Treasure (lolly) hunt

3.00 Drumming and dance workshops for kids by Drumming Africa

4.15 Performance by AfroKidz dance group

4.30 Popping workshop – Miguel Jones-Diaz

5.15 – 6.30 BBQ (Halal)

5.30 Learn Azonto and join in for a dance (TBC)

All day: 

Pool, table tennis, basketball (out in the park)


Other kid’s activities

Lucky door prizes

African snacks / drinks / chips

This event is supported by the Metro Migrant Resource Centre and sponsored by the NSW Government through the Community Relations Commission.

Autumn picnics

Sunday 21 April: 1.00 – 4.00pm

It’s back out west to Holroyd Park in Merrylands in April – great play equipment and heaps of space to run around. We’ll be meeting by the playground. There are BBQs so we may have a sausage sizzle – keep you posted.

Hope to see you there.


Saturday 23 March: 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sydney Park, Princes Highway St Peters.

Cool off at Avoca Beach with us

Our next picnic is this coming Saturday 8 December at Avoca Beach. There are lots of mixed families up on the Central Coast – are you in one of them? We’d love to meet you.

And if you are in Sydney – it’s really worth making the trip. There’s a rockpool for little kids and surf for the big ones – plus a kiosk if you don’t want to bother with bringing  a picnic. Hope to see you there.

Avoca picnic 2012 invite

Picnics in 2013

Sunday 13 January Steel Park Marrickville 1.00 – 5.00pm

Saturday 16 February The Wave Pool at Blacktown Leisure Centre (Stanhope Gardens)

Picnics at Penrith & Pirrama

Save the dates!

We’ve set the dates for our next few events:

Saturday 15 September – Penrith – location TBA. Sausage sizzle provided.

Sunday 21st OctoberPirrama Park in the city

Saturday 17th November – fundraising lunch at a member’s home in Blacktown – details TBA.

Saturday 8th December – Central Coast –Avoca Beach again

Our picnics go from 1.00pmto 5.00pm.

Watch this website and our Facebook page for details & wet weather alternatives.