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Easter High Tea and Lunch Celebrations in Sydney

Easter High Tea and Lunch Celebrations in Sydney

Easter is the perfect time for gathering with friends and family for a fancy hotel staycation, a luxe high tea or a fabulous brunch. These Sydney hotels are offering plenty of ways to celebrate Easter in style. 

Four Seasons Sydney

Easter is a time to connect with family and make ever-lasting memories, and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney provides many family-friendly options – from a decadent chocolate high tea to an in-room experience with a custom tent – creating an egg-cellent Easter tradition.

Four Seasons Sydney

Family Fun

With the Hotel’s Family Fun package, little ones arrive to a special Aussie-themed gift and welcomed to a room full of surprises – kids will be bouncing with joy!

The Family Fun starts here with:

  • Welcome gift for kids
  • Daily breakfast for two adults and two children at MODE Kitchen & Bar
  • One in-room kids’ movie with movie snacks
  • 50 percent savings on kids’ laundry items
  • Kid-friendly bath amenities
  • Themed linen
  • With stays in a suite: Tent experience

Kids can wake up Easter morning to find the Easter Bunny has not forgotten about kids staying in the Hotel.

Four Seasons Sydney

Win the Golden Ticket at Mode’s Easter High Tea

Savour a variety of carefully crafted menu that will treat the palate to a truly memorable experience. The three tiers of handcrafted sweets, savouries and scones on the Easter High Tea menu are made 100 percent in-house.

Just for the Easter holidays, kids are invited to take part in decorating their very own chocolate Easter egg, but the sweetest is what’s inside. Pastry Sous Chef Quentin Zerr has created a large chocolate egg that is nestled on top of a fluffy bed of Pariyas Persian fairy floss accompanied by edible chocolate paints for the kids to create a delicious masterpiece.  Once it’s painted, they will quickly want to dive inside to see if they’re a golden ticket winner. Two lucky winners will receive an overnight accommodation in the Family Fun package.  

Served in the relaxed ambience of Mode Kitchen & Bar, High Tea is available Friday through Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm; and the Easter themed high tea is available the weekends of April 8-10 and 15-17, 2022.

Four Seasons Sydney

Easter at Mode Kitchen & Bar

Executive Restaurant Chef Francesco Mannelli and his talented culinary team have unveiled an extensive menu to appeal to all appetites and preferences with a special set menu dinner on Easter Sunday.

For the set menu, guests will be taken on a culinary journey from the moment they sit down with delectable starters such as Easter duck and pork terrine, quail eggs, pickled baby radish and grilled focaccia to Mode Kitchen & Bar’s favourite wood-roasted zucchini flowers with buffalo ricotta, truffle, fresh peas and sprouts.

For the main course, guests will be impressed by the pan-roasted snapper served with organic spelt, broccoli, cavolo nero and “acqua pazza” or a risotto Acquerello with Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh black truffle.

No meal is complete without the signature frozen Easter pavlova with banana, pineapple, passionfruit and bee pollen – and for those looking for something traditionally Easter, there’s a specially crafted Mode Easter delice with carrot cake, dark chocolate and orange, crafted by French born Pastry Sous Chef Quentin Zerr.

Four Seasons Sydney

Children Dine Free at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Asia-Pacific

No matter what package or room rate they book, families will enjoy additional dining perks as part of a regional campaign rolled out across all Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Asia-Pacific. Valid from April 1 through to August 31, 2022, the extra benefits include:

  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mode Kitchen & Bar for children aged six years and under
  • 50 percent off breakfast and kids’ menu pricing for lunch and dinner for children aged seven to 12 years old
  • Not applicable towards in room dining or high tea.

To make reservations, contact Hello@ModeKitchenanBar.com.au or call the Hotel directly at +61 2 9250 3160.

Four Seasons Sydney
199 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
https://www.fourseasons.com/sydney/offers/

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Fall down the rabbit hole at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park this Easter with their range of family friendly dining options and activities for a guaranteed memorable celebration. Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park has always been a destination for families and friends to come together over key holidays in Australia and they are getting ready to deliver even more delicious food, drink, creativity, and fun to their popular concepts.

Sheraton Grande Hyde Park

From Thursday 14th April to Sunday 17th April, the hotel will host a delightful weekend of events from Easter-themed high teas in The Gallery to Easter Friday Brunch and Buffet Dinners at the famous Feast Restaurant.

The hotel promises special visits from Mr Rabbit himself set against the backdrop of a spectacular donut wall and a waffle chocolate fountain. The fun doesn’t stop there with egg-citing Easter egg hunts and kids showbag giveaways – all proving that Easter is set to be a whimsical and unforgettable long weekend at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park.

Easter Thursday – 14th April

Seafood Buffet Dinner at Feast Restaurant

Kicking off their Easter celebrations is the best seafood buffet in Sydney, overlooking stunning Hyde Park. Join them for all you can eat fresh seafood and Feast favourites from their signature Feast buffet.

The Seafood Buffet Dinner is available from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. and is priced at $99 per adult and $49.50 per child (11-12 years old). Kids under 11 eat free.

Easter Friday – 15th April

Sheraton Grande Hyde Park

Rabbit Hole Afternoon High Tea at The Gallery

The magic of Easter comes alive with the Rabbit Hole Afternoon High Tea at The Gallery, the best high tea experience in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Guests can expect a rabbit warren of sweet and savoury treats along with a visit by Mr Rabbit, who will be bringing an Easter gift and colouring-in activities for the little bunnies to enjoy. For the big bunnies, included is a glass of sparkling on arrival.

The Rabbit Hole Afternoon High Tea is available from 12:00pm – 2:30pm and 3:00pm – 5:30pm. It is priced at $99 per person.

Sheraton Grande Hyde Park

Easter Friday Brunch and Dinner

There is something for everyone at Feast Restaurant this Easter. For brunch, kids will be dazzled by a world of sweet treats with hot cross buns and activities including a visit by Mr Rabbit, a themed photo booth, show bag giveaways and an interactive donut wall and waffle chocolate fountain. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy the hotel’s famous seafood buffet dinner with an extended seafood offering.

For those who want to head outside and take in the beautiful surrounds of leafy Hyde Park, the hotel is bringing back their Feast’s Famous Fresh Seafood Takeaway Box which includes jonah crab claw, champagne lobster, balmain bugs and more.

The Easter Friday Bunch is available from 11:30am – 2:30pm at $119 per adult and $59.50 per child (11-12 years old). Kids under 11 eat free.

The Seafood Buffet Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is priced at $119 per adult.

The Feasts Famous Fresh Seafood Takeaway box is priced at $320. It includes blue swimmer crab, balmain bugs, Sydney rock oysters, jonah crab claw, champagne lobster, mignonette dressing, smoked salmon, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges. Pre-orders are required by 13 April 2022 with limited numbers available.

Easter Saturday – 16th April

Gallery Easter Family High Tea

A morning of indulgence awaits with the Easter Family High Tea at The Gallery. On Easter Saturday, the family can enjoy a themed high-tea buffet with hot cross buns, a chocolate fountain, an Easter gift for the kids, colouring-in activities, and a visit from Mr Rabbit.
For the adults, bottomless prosecco can be enjoyed as part of the 1.5-hour experience.

The Gallery Easter Family High Tea is priced at $99 per adult and $49 for children (ages 5 – 11years)

Feast Lunch & Dinner Buffet

On Saturday, guests can enjoy Feast’s famous lunch and dinner buffet and elevated seafood offerings which includes blue swimmer crab, balmain bugs and more.

Feast Seafood Buffet is available from 11:30am – 2:30pm and 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

It is priced at $129 per adult and $64.50 per child (11-12 years old). Kids under 11 eat free.

Easter Sunday – 17th April

Gallery Easter Family High Tea

A morning of indulgence awaits with the Easter Family High Tea at Gallery. On Easter Sunday, families can enjoy a themed high-tea buffet with hot cross buns, a chocolate fountain, an Easter gift for the kids, colouring-in activities, and a visit from Mr Rabbit. There will even be a themed photo booth where kids can take photos with and pet Hephner the Alpaca. For the adults, bottomless prosecco can be enjoyed.

The Gallery Easter Family High Tea is priced at $99 per person. The High Tea is also available for takeaway by pick-up only and can be enjoyed in the beautiful Hyde Park or at home.

Feast Easter Sunday Brunch

Join Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on Sunday for the main event – a festive brunch buffet with classic Easter highlights including a traditional Easter roast, antipasto, a decadent Easter dessert and a glass of sparkling for the adults.

Kids will be entertained with a host of fun activities, including a dedicated kids chill out movie room, colouring, face painting, egg painting, an Easter egg hunt and show bag giveaways.

Feast Easter Sunday Brunch is available from 11:30am and is priced at $129 per adult and $64.50 per child (11-12 years old). Kids under 11 eat free.

Room Service Amenities

For families staying in the hotel over the Easter Long Weekend, kids Easter amenities will be included in the room including a colouring book and egg bags.

Sheraton Grande Hyde Park Sydney
161 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
marriott.com

Sydney Harbour Marriott’s Easter Extravaganza

Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt – On Saturday 16 April, join Sydney Harbour Marriott’s inaugural Easter Egg Hunt. From lobby lounges, the library, dining areas and across all parts of the ground floor and other hidden areas, kids are invited to explore and find eggs for their chance to win a mystery prize, along with the bragging rights as Sydney Harbour Marriott’s first ever Easter Egg Hunt winner.

Kids activity corner –Kids will also be able to come along to an Easter Activity Corner on Easer Saturday. From Easter bunny origami, Easter colouring books and an egg painting station, there’s something very egg-citing for everyone this long weekend.

Marriott Sydney

Silvester’s Easter Brunch– On Easter Sunday, Silvester’s will transform into an Easter extravaganza featuring speciality easter treats including Easter donuts, ultimate sticky buns, an interactive pancake and waffle station, a mini chocolate Easter egg stall and a chocolate fountain – the whole family is sure to indulge.

Weekend toys galore – All weekend long, guests can enjoy exciting games, toys and activities across the hotel meaning there will never be a dull moment. From giant games on the play terrace to fun pool toys, in-room puzzles and play tents, Easter kids chocolate amenities – there’s something for everyone at Sydney Harbour Marriott.

Marriott Sydney

Family-friendly rooms: Sydney Harbour Marriott features some of the city’s most interconnecting rooms and two-bedroom suites, with Opera House and Bridge Views, ensuring space, privacy, and a “wow” factor for both parents and the little ones. Several select enhancements are available including in-room tepees or giant cubby houses, complete with a “Hot Shoppe Cafe” setup, so they can let their imaginations run wild as they play shop.

At the heart of family attractions: Families can also enjoy all that Sydney has to offer with the kids’ M Passport Kids Attraction Guide to all things fun and family friendly nearby. Animal lovers can visit Taronga Zoo, catch the ferry to Darling Harbour and visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo, or enjoy a ride across the harbour to iconic Luna Park.

Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay
30 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydneyharbourmarriott.com

Sir Stamford Easter Sunday Mad Hatters High Tea

On Easter Sunday you are invited a Bonkers and Brilliant Mad Hatter’s High Tea buffet at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel!

Enjoy a decadently delicious adventure down the rabbit hole as their utterly mad Easter celebrations transform the hotel into a wonky world of wonderful sweets and treats.

Sip chilled bubbles or your favourite fine tea while enjoying the scrumptious delights from wonderland.

You would be Mad not to attend! 

Sunday 17th April 2022 from 11.30am, $119 pp

NSW Dine & Discover vouchers may be used for this event.

Easter Sunday Mad Hatter’s High Tea Menu

Cold Selection

‘The French Quarter’ Cucumber, Cocktail Prawn & Potato Salad en Croute
Tweedle Dee’s Bruschetta: Pastrami & Dijon Mustard, Green Bean Bouquet
Tweedle Dum’s BBQ Chicken & Chive, Cheese  Charcoal Mini Brioche
The March Hare’s Roasted Cherry Tomato , Bocconcini & Pesto Tartlet

Hot Selection

Wonderland’s Signature Curry Puff
The Mock Turtle’s Beetroot, Goat Cheese & Chive Arancini
Alice’s Magical Mushrooms
The Caterpillar’s Duck Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Sweets

Cheshire Cat’s Mysterious Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Sago Bowl
The White Queens’s Scones with Crème Fraîche and Jam
The Queen of Hearts Strawberry Mousse
“Eat Me” Macarons
Topsy Turvy Mango Coconut Tartelette 
The Mad Hatter’s Sweet Unbirthday Cupcakes
The Duchess’ Pistachio White Chocolate
The Queens’ Coffee Praline Crunch
“Drink Me” Mango Shots 

Menu correct at time of publishing and but may be subject to change.
Special dietary requests are welcomed – please indicate requirements when booking

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street Sydney 2000 NSW Australia
https://www.stamford.com.au/hotels/stamford-circular-quay-hotel/events/mad-hatters-high-tea-sydney

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Soar to new heights on the rope courses and ziplines at Treetops Adventure St Ives, located at the St Ives Showground on the southern border of Ku-ring-gai National Park, Sydney.

Treetops Adventure St Ives

The newest in the Treetops Adventure parks, St Ives Tree Ropes Course Park boasts 95+ aerial obstacles and 10+ ziplines which can be experienced on their 8 tree ropes courses. Courses start at 1m for the littlest climbers, up to 15 metres for older kids and adults.

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Each climbing session at Treetops Adventure St Ives goes for 2.5 hours, which includes gearing up and a safety talk. 

Treetops Adventure St Ives

The climbing sessions run somewhat differently now at all of the Treetops Adventures parks, regarding children who can climb alone and those who need an adult to climb with them as a course supervisor. 

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Tickets are required for grown-ups who will be climbing as course supervisors. Tickets are not required for ground supervisors. See below for details on the age groups, courses and adult supervision required.

Juniors (3-7)
No Grown-Up access on Junior & Junior Pro courses
1 Adult : 4 Juniors
Ground supervision only

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Child (8-12 yrs)
1 Adult : 4 Children
Course supervision required

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Child (13-17 yrs)
1 Adult : 15 Children
Ground supervision only

Treetops Adventure St Ives

Courses available for each age group

JUNIOR
3-7 YRS
2 courses

BEGINNER
8+ YRS
2 courses

INTERMEDIATE
8+ YRS
2 courses

ADVANCED
10+ YRS
1 course

EXPERT
13+ YRS
1 course

Treetops Adventure St Ives

What to wear

Secure, enclosed shoes (such as sneakers) are required. Treetops recommends wearing appropriate clothing, suitable for both the harness and physical activity. They do not recommend crop-tops, shorts and skirts that can ride up when worn with the harness. Long hair must be tied back. Gloves are provided but you’re welcome to bring your own gloves or purchase your own pair at check-in.

Treetops Adventure St Ives

KidZip sessions are available if you would prefer any kids aged 8-12 to climb without a supervising adult from your own party. In the KidZip sessions, a group of 20 or so climbers are taken through the various courses with a Treetops Adventure staff member. 

Treetops Adventure St Ives

While the KidZip option is an excellent one if you prefer not to climb yourself, be aware that the group is large (20+ climbers) and moves extremely slowly with only one staff member supervising. In our sessions, the kids only completed three ropes courses in the two hour period and spent a lot of the time waiting for the rest of the group to catch up. I would certainly advise the better option to get better value and more exercise would be to climb as a group with your own supervising adult.

Treetops Adventure St Ives

There are drinks, ice blocks and snacks available at the check in / booking desk, however there is no cafe at the facility or nearby. There are plenty of picnic tables to bring your own food however. 

St Ives Showground Playground

Before or after the climb, check out the excellent St Ives Showground Playground.

There is plenty of parking available  – drive all the way to the Treetops Adventure through the St Ives Showground.

Treetops Adventure St Ives
450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives
Hours: School Term Mon-Fr, 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm
School & Public Holidays Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day

0434 377 865
stives@treetopsadventure.com.au
treetopsadventure.com.au/location/st-ives

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Neighbourhood Earth: Exploring Our Solar System

Neighbourhood Earth

Neighbourhood Earth: Exploring Our Solar System

Experience space in an immersive, interactive exhibition that combines cutting edge technology and science to tell the story of space exploration with Neighbourhood Earth.

Neighbourhood Earth

Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and NASA’s George C. Marshall, Neighbourhood Earth is an award winning exploration of space, transporting audiences across the galaxy through a multi-sensory cinematic environment.

Neighbourhood Earth

From the impressive entrance featuring a detailed scale model of the Earth suspended from the ceiling, set against videos of stars, galaxies and clouds of nebulae on the screens behind it, to the final room filled with hands-on activities kids and space enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy, Neighbourhood Earth is an educational, interactive and immersive look at our solar system.

Neighbourhood Earth

Neighbourhood Earth showcases rare space artefacts and scale models of some of the most important equipment in the history of space exploration,, including the Hubble Telescope and Ingenuity; the small helicopter which, earlier this year, became the first craft to make a controlled flight on another planet when it completed several short journeys on the surface of Mars.

Neighbourhood Earth

A fascinating part of the exhibition is the showcase inventions used in every day life like scratch-resistant lenses, dustbusters and ear thermometers, all developed with life on the International Space Station in mind.

Neighbourhood Earth

Visitors can also get a taste of life on the International Space Station, walking through a replica cross-section complete with a porthole designed to help them imagine they are in space, orbiting the Earth.

Neighbourhood Earth

The hands-on elements make Neighbourhood Earth particularly family-friendly, with a great range of fun activities to try such as keeping a satellite in orbit, building and shooting a rocket and designing your own space creation and seeing it come to life on a screen in front of you.

Neighbourhood Earth

The exhibition is currently on display at Sydney’s ICC in Darling Harbour. It is suitable for children (kids ages 2 and under are free), and there is ample space for strollers and wheelchairs (read an accessible review here).

Neighbourhood Earth

Allow 60-90 minutes to explore the exhibition fully.

Neighbourhood Earth

The best rates to see Neighbourhood Earth are week days, with Tuesday the cheapest day.

Neighbourhood Earth

neighbourhoodearth.com.au

We received tickets to Neighbourhood Earth for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

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A Visit To Timezone Top Ryde

Timezone Top Ryde City

Timezone Top Ryde

The new Timezone Top Ryde opened in November 2021 inside the Top Ryde City shopping centre.

Timezone Top Ryde City

Timezone Top Ryde is the perfect place to visit on a hot or rainy day.

Timezone Top Ryde City

The new Timezone features:

12 lanes of bowling
140+ arcade games
Laser tag
Spin Zone bumper cars
Prize shop
Cafe & bar with seating
Party rooms
Free timed parking

Timezone Top Ryde City

Covid restrictions at time of opening:

All guests 16 and older need to be double vaccinated to enter the premises (unvaccinated guests under 16 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated guardian from the same household) and must be wearing masks. Lower than usual venue capacity.

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Timezone Top Ryde
Hours: Mon – Wed 10am-10pm, Thur 10am-11pm, Fri 10am-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-10pm
Phone: 02 4503 4205
Level G, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre Cnr Devlin St &, Blaxland Rd, Ryde

timezonegames.com

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Beauty and the Beast 30th Anniversary at The Grounds of Alexandria

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast at The Grounds of Alexandria

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The Grounds of Alexandria.

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

Book a table in The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe or The Potting Shed to explore their latest creation before the last petal falls on Sunday, 30 January 2022.

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

The installation is stunning, with the laneway filled with roses and tiny details of the much-loved film.

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

As always I suggest visiting out of peak times when the crowds are less and having a lot of patience if you’re after good photos.

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

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Belle of the Ball
Available in the cafe and The Potting Shed

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast

This spectacular coconut sponge mini cake, layered with passion fruit curd, pineapple and mango compote is covered in delicious vanilla buttercream.

The Enchanted Rose
Available in the cafe and The Potting Shed

Grounds of Alexandria Beauty and the Beast
A combination of passion fruit, coconut water and lemon.

The Grounds of Alexandria
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW
thegrounds.com.au

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Glades Bay and Wulaba Track

Wulaba Track Gladesville

Glades Bay Park and Wulaba Track

The Wulaba Track is a boardwalk that runs along along the Parramatta River, through a quiet  mangrove, rich in history of the Wallumedegal people. 

Wulaba Track Gladesville

Access the Wulaba Track from Bill Mitchell Park, where there is a car park. Bill Mitchell Park itself is a lovely large green space and sports field to run around and is on-leash dog-friendly. There are public bathrooms available here.

Wulaba Track Gladesville

At the end of Bill Mitchell Park is Glades Bay and the start of the Wulaba Track, at the left corner. 

Wulaba Track Gladesville

Follow the path to the new boardwalk, which winds through the mangroves. 

Wulaba Track Gladesville

Along the way you’ll find a boat ramp, benches to sit on, a street library and a brick maze. 

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There are also interpretative signs along the way to learn about the Wallumedegal people, the Aboriginal tribe who occupied the area prior to European settlers. 

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The boardwalk is around 200m long, and ends in Glades Bay Park. You can walk back the same way you came to the car park. 

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Learn more about the history of Ryde and find more areas to explore.

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Elouera Reserve & Playground, Macquarie Park

Elouera Reserve Macquarie Park

Elouera Reserve

Elouera Reserve is a delightful playground and green space, located next to the Macquarie Centre and Macquarie University. It was upgraded in 2018 with new play equipment, and a BBQ.

Elouera Reserve includes a variety of play equipment such as six swings, two illuminated cubbies and a slide, two embankment slides, a flying fox, spinner, two in-ground trampolines and a hammock.

There isn’t a great deal of shade and the slides get hot in summer, however this is a great spot for a play and picnic on a not-so-hot day.

Other facilities at Elouera Reserve include:

  • Accessible BBQ
  • 4 picnic setting (2 with umbrellas)
  • Water bottle refill station

There is also lots of space for kicking a ball or throwing a frisbee.

There are no bathrooms at Elouera Reserve. The closest one is either nearby Macquarie Centre or the train station. 

Get more info on Elouera Reserve.

Elouera Reserve

82-84 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

 

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See “Come From Away” Sydney And Restore your faith in human kindness

Come From Away Sydney

See “Come From Away” Sydney And Restore your faith in human kindness

The multi-award winning musical Come From Away opens in Sydney this week at the Capitol Theatre. After being postponed in 2020 due to Covid, it’s been a long journey for this show to make it to the Sydney stage.

Come From Away Sydney

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York. US airspace was closed for the first time in history and 38 planes carrying 7,000 people from over 100 countries were diverted to the tiny island of Newfoundland where 9,000 locals welcomed 7,000 scared “come from aways” (visitors) and demonstrated extraordinary generosity and kindness to strangers in a time when they needed it the most.

Come From Away Sydney

This is not a story about the terrorist attacks. It is a detailed telling of the experiences of the terrified “plane people” as they came to be known to the locals and the remarkable outpouring of generosity and hospitality they received in Gander, Newfoundland.

Come From Away

Above all, it’s a story of kindness, perhaps the story we need to hear even more so today when the world is constantly torn apart by fear of the “other” and where we might look to outsiders with suspicion instead of reaching out a hand to help.

Come From Away

On September 11, 2001, 7,000 people arrived unexpectedly in Gander. They sat on the tarmac inside airplanes for up to 15 hours, after long flights from all over the world. They were told nothing of the terrorist attacks that had occurred that morning. They were scared, confused, exhausted. 

Come From Away

The small town of Gander and its nearby communities took in these terrified visitors for five days, providing bedding, basic necessities, food, clothing, inviting them into their own homes for warm showers and a place to stay.

Come From Away

In 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Irene Sankoff and David Hein flew to Gander to interview locals and returning flight crew and passengers on the extraordinary events that had occurred. The 1000 of stories they heard of the incredible generosity of the Newfoundlanders inspired the team to write Come From Away.

Come From Away

Each character in Come From Away was inspired by a person they met in Gander, which is evident throughout the musical with the incredibly detailed experiences relayed by the cast. 

Come From Away

The casting of the same 12 actors as both locals and “plane people” both shows the incredible versatility of the actors in being able to switch accents from the fascinating Newfoundland brogue to American, British, Australian, French and Egyptian, as well as reminding the audience that at any moment, we can be the ones helping or needing help.

Come From Away

Above all, Come From Away is a reminder of the impact of actions that we as individuals have on others, and the importance of paying forward the kindness thats sorely needed especially when the world is thrown into crisis as it is again in 2021.

Come From Away Sydney is playing at the Capitol Theatre from 3 June, 2021.
Times: Tuesday 7pm; Wednesday 1pm & 7pm; Thursday 7pm; Fridays 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 6pm.

Tickets on sale now at http://www.comefromaway.com.au

I received tickets for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. Show images courtesy of Come From Away.

The Grounds of Alexandria

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

The iconic Grounds of Alexandria is an iconic cafe, restaurant, bar, garden, bakery & patisserie, coffee roastery, animal farm, florist and more.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds opened in April 2012 on the site of a former pie factory in the industrial area of Alexandria. The concept for the Grounds, by the entrepreneurial duo Ramzey Choker and Jack Hanna, was to create a thriving urban sanctuary to bring people together.

Grounds of Alexandria

Since its opening The Grounds of Alexandria has grown and changed to include two dine-in venues: The Cafe, The Potting Shed, an outdoor takeaway dining area, multiple event spaces, a florist, kids play area and animal petting area.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds is extremely popular and is most busy Friday through to Sunday. There is parking on site, however it can be hard to find a spot on these popular days.

Grounds of Alexandria

I highly recommend booking a table in advance to guarantee a spot, or grabbing takeaway and eating it outdoors.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria hosts fantastic seasonal events such as Easter brunch and Mother’s Day high teas and themed installations – the current one at writing being The Secret Garden, which you can learn more about here.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds is stroller and wheelchair-friendly, kid-friendly and even dog-friendly. Dogs can dine in The Cafe but must have an outdoor table and must not sit on the chairs.

Grounds of Alexandria

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Highchairs: Yes.
Stroller storage: Yes.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No.
Kids’ menu: Yes.

The Grounds of Alexandria
Building 7A/2 Huntley St,
Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone: 02 9699 2225
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Read about our previous trips to The Grounds.

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The Secret Garden Installation at The Grounds of Alexandria

The Secret Garden Installation at The Grounds of Alexandria

Wander through a sea of vibrant, colourful flowers at the Secret Garden installation at The Grounds of Alexandria. 

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

Visit The Grounds of Alexandria any time until August 15 to enjoy this stunning installation, comprised of thousands of stunning flowers inspired by the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book, The Secret Garden.

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

Enter through the wrought iron gates and explore an elegant world where fantasy comes to life.

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

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The team at the Grounds have created this experience for their restaurant guests to enjoy, so if you stop by for some photos, stay for a meal at The Cafe or The Potting Shed. Booking a table is highly recommended!

Try the special Secret Garden menu items:

The Secret Garden Cake

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria
Courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

A mini almond sponge cake, layered with apple custard and caramelised apple, topped with honey buttercream and garnished with pressed, dried flowers.

The Bees Knees

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria
Courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

A refreshingly delicious mocktail. Cocktail version available on request.

The Secret Garden is open daily until August 15.

Read more about dining at The Grounds of Alexandria.

NOTE FROM THE GROUNDS TEAM:

The Secret Garden experience has been created for our restaurant guests to enjoy. Please be aware that guests who don’t intend to dine in The CafeThe Potting Shed or order takeaway from The Grounds may not be permitted entry during our busiest times. Additionally, there will be no access to The Grounds for professional photoshoots (outside of events), without prior written approval.

After 5pm, access to our beautiful laneways will be reserved for patrons dining in The Potting Shed or event guests. Alternatively before 10pm, you can purchase an after-hours pass from our friendly staff at the Bourke Road gate for $5 per person (kids under 10 years are free).

Please note that The Grounds of Alexandria will be closed after 10pm.

The Grounds of Alexandria
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria
thegrounds.com.au/secret-garden

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