The best online experiences for dad this Father’s Day

29 Aug

Dads are great The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

Aren’t dad’s great! And with Father’s Day fast approaching, put aside the usual ‘socks and undies’ gift pack this time and thank your dad with an experience he won’t forget.

Here are our top 5 gift ideas from Centennial Parklands:

 

Experience #1: Meet and learn from the world’s best green thumbs!

The Australian Garden Show Sydney is coming to Centennial Park from 4-7 September. Regardless of whether your dad loves tinkering in the garden or has no idea which way the the carrots grow, this is an event that he will love (and learn from!). You can buy tickets online right here.

AGSS The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

Click to buy your dad tickets now

Experience #2: Let him channel his inner ‘Man from Snowy River’!

Let your dad experience all the wonders of horse riding, just minutes from the Sydney CBD and in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park. A great idea for dad’s of all ages and…well…skills and experience. You can buy an online gift voucher right here.

Horse Track The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

This is the view your dad could have…on horseback! Click to buy a gift voucher.

Experience #3: CP Dining

Treat dad to a tasty BBQ on the lawns of Centennial Parklands matched with craft beers on Father’s Day. Or book a table for breakfast or lunch in the cafe and order off the a la carte menu or enjoy a special shared roast platter. Make a reservation now.

CP Dining The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

Don’t choose any old restaurant – choose one in Centennial Park with stunning views. Click to make reservation.

Experience #4: Swing for your dad!

Moore Park Golf, in Centennial Parklands, has three great golfing gift vouchers for dad this Father’s Day. Whether he just needs to brush up his game or learn how to get into the game, there’s some opportunities here at Moore Park Golf. Buy a gift voucher now.

Moore Park Golf Fathers Day 2014 The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

Get your dad down on the greens and swinging this year. Buy gift vouchers now.

Experience #5: Pure Gold – pure musical memories!

Let your dad relive his youth with some of the best Australian music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Pure Gold Live is a celebration of the Hordern Pavilion’s 90th birthday, and tickets will make it a great Father’s Day gift for your dad. Buy tickets now.

Pure Gold Live The best online experiences for dad this Fathers Day

Let your dad relive the old days. Click for tickets now.

Centennial Parklands is the place in Sydney for Father’s Day this year. Come play!

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Health and lifestyle
on 29 Aug 2014
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Kids athletics back in the spotlight

28 Aug

Kids at ES Marks Kids athletics back in the spotlight

As the weather warms up, it’s time to get the kids active and outdoors. And what better way than introducing the kids to Little Athletics in Centennial Parklands!

The Parklands is home a world-class athletics track at the historic ES Marks Athletics Field. The track was totally upgraded in 2013 and provides opportunity for casual, seasonal and open night training throughout the year.

Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics

Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics was formed in 1970, and is the second oldest club of its kind in New South Wales.

The Club is based at ES Marks Athletics Field, and caters for children aged 4 to 16 years old. Taking on board the Little Athletics motto of “Family Fun Fitness”, parent volunteers – aided by coaches and assistants – supervise age groups and help run the track and field events.

THe Club focuses on Friday night competition, offering the chance for kids to compete and train in athletics. The Club have found that athletics training on a Friday night suits many families and is a wonderful opportunity for the children to mingle and make new friends.

Get in now for the 2014-15 season

The 2014-15 season on Friday 5 September 2014 (from 5.45pm), through to March 2015.

Registrations are now open with details available at the club’s website.

 

Registrations are now open go on get involved Kids athletics back in the spotlight

Registrations are now open – go on, get involved!

 


 

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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Health and lifestyle, Kids activities
on 28 Aug 2014
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Creative solutions to environmental problems in Centennial Park

27 Aug

Duck Pond Centennial Park Sydney Creative solutions to environmental problems in Centennial Park

Duck Pond is one of the most popular and beautiful spots in Centennial Park – but all is not as well as it could be. That’s where a bit of creativity and floating ingenuity is coming to the rescue!

Recently, thanks to grant funding provided by the Greater Sydney Local Land Services, we are currently undertaking a project to install aquatic plants in Duck Pond for water quality improvement.

What’s the problem?

The water quality in Duck Pond is poor because of stormwater pollution and an over-abundant bird population. The water quality issues result in toxic blue-green algae blooms, which are harmful to humans and aquatic ecosystems.

What is the solution?

With a little creativity and innovation, we have developed and installed a series of ‘floating wetlands’. The floating wetlands, made up of eight rafts that are anchored to two of the islands in Duck Pond, aim to be an effective system for removal of nutrients, suspended solids, heavy metals, as well as providing oxygenation.

Building the floating wetlands Creative solutions to environmental problems in Centennial Park

The wetlands will intercept nutrients from bird droppings washing off the islands and into the pond

We are using the natural power of wetlands as a long term solution for managing algae Creative solutions to environmental problems in Centennial Park

We are using the natural power of wetlands as a long term solution for managing algae.

In addition, an aquatic planting program (around 2,000sqm in size) is being rolled out along the southern bank of Duck Pond.

Through this program we will assist the Greater Sydney Local Land Services in treating stormwater pollution and improving water quality in the Botany Bay catchment.

Another project under the Sustainable Parklands Program.

The floating wetlands are anchored to an island in Duck Pond Creative solutions to environmental problems in Centennial Park

The floating wetlands are anchored to an island in Duck Pond

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Parklands Management, Ponds
on 27 Aug 2014
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Australian Garden Show Sydney to aMaze kids

26 Aug

aMaze Kids Australian Garden Show Sydney to aMaze kids

The Australian Garden Show Sydney (4 to 7 September 2014) is set to become not only a memorable occasion for adults, but a fun and hands-on entertaining opportunity for kids.

This year there will be a new feature at the Garden Show – aMaze, an exploratory garden area created just for kids. Children have an instinctive affinity with nature and the growing world – worms, bugs, flower petals, smells and the feeling of dirt on skin entrance them.

Introducing aMaze

aMaze is an environment where children can explore the growing world. It has been curated to introduce children to the beauty, wonder and dirt of gardening.

aMaze is a free gardening zone made just for the kids Australian Garden Show Sydney to aMaze kids

aMaze is a free gardening zone made just for the kids

Each activity allows children to experience the interconnectedness of nature and allows them to be part of the natural cycle of life and growth and decomposition and learn how each of these things are interdependent.

In addition, there will be children’s yoga, musical performances, a raw vegetable demonstration, and much more.

The centrepiece of aMaze is the no-dig garden spiral which will be developed over the four days with groups adding new sections of the spiral and helping to create a mosaic serpent that runs through the spiral.

All aMaze activities are free for children and are focused on building a strong connection with the cycle of life – where food comes from, how to grow it, how to eat it, fresh and unprocessed and how the leftovers go back to the earth to grow more food.

The area will have assistance by experienced adults, who will help direct and monitor activities so children have a great experience. Children need to be under the care of an adult at all times.

Remember – kids under 15 go free!

As a great offer this year, kids under 15 years of age go free with a ticket-paying adult. A great bonus!

And of course, the ticket offer for adults!

From now until 31 August 2014, if you buy your tickets online, use the promo code: “CentPark” to receive $10 off a regular adult ticket (some Ticketek fees and charges will still apply).

Further information

For more information on the Australian Garden Show Sydney or to buy your tickets online, head to www.australiangardenshowsydney.com.au.

 

Little Green Thumbs Australian Garden Show Sydney to aMaze kids

Get your “Little Green Thumbs” out to the Australian Garden Show Sydney for some hands-on fun

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Events, Kids activities
on 26 Aug 2014
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Cinema Paris – supporting art house, foreign and local films

25 Aug

Cinema Paris Entertainment Quarter Cinema Paris   supporting art house, foreign and local films

You may know about the large multiplex Hoyts Cinema in the Entertainment Quarter, but what you may not realise is that there is a second cinema in Moore Park – a cinema that supports art house, foreign and local films. That’s Cinema Paris.

Cinema Paris caters to a variety of film tastes and genres, and also showcases various film festivals from around the world.

What’s great about Cinema Paris is not just its film selections, but the venue is fully licensed and you receive three hours free parking at the Entertainment Quarter car park with your cinema ticket purchase!

Ticket opportunity

We have a great opportunity for our blog readers thanks to our friends at Roadshow Films. We have 10 x double passes to see the forthcoming Australian film – Felony at Cinema Paris (and at other participating venues).

For your chance to win two tickets, send an email to online@centennialparklands.com.au by close of business, Thursday 28 August 2014, with the following three items:

  1. Your full name
  2. A contact number
  3. Type “Yes” to subscribe to our eNewsletter for all the latest events, news and competitions at Centennial Parklands, or “No” to opt out of receiving our eNewsletters.

See terms and conditions of entry below.

Felony opens at Cinema Paris on 28 August 2014 Cinema Paris   supporting art house, foreign and local films

Felony – opens at Cinema Paris on 28 August 2014

Felony – the overview

Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?

Written by and starring Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty), this stylish psychological thriller brings together three leading men at the top of their game – Edgerton, two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton) and new action hero Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack Reacher). Also appearing is internationally-acclaimed Australian actress Melissa George, lauded for her recent work on the UK series Hunted, the US series In Treatment and The Good Wife and the Australian hit drama The Slap. Felony is directed by Matthew Saville.

 

Terms and conditions of entry

All entries are subject to the following terms and conditions – please ensure you review before entering the competition:

1. Ten lucky winners will be randomly selected by Parklands Staff for the membership prize – winners will be contacted on Friday 29 August 2014. 2. The tickets must be picked up from the Centennial Parklands Visitor Information Counter or the Parklands Office. 3. No Centennial Parklands staff or staff family members are permitted to enter the competition. 4. No correspondence will be entered into, and only the winner will be notified by email or phone. 5. Centennial Parklands may post the names of the winners on its Facebook timeline and Twitter feed to promote the competition. 6. All details collected as part of this competition will only be used by Centennial Parklands to undertake its core business and administration. 7. No personal information will be shared with any 3rd party. 8. Further terms and conditions are available on the reverse of the ticket.

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Events
on 25 Aug 2014
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