Blue Mountains News
Eight Weird and Wonderful Ideas for Family Fun, Less than Two Hours from Sydney
#1. Plants with Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair (2-10 Dec) Bag your very own Aussie carnivorous plant and learn about the curious meat-eating species with a mini exhibit curated by one of the world’s leading Carnivorous Plant experts, Greg Bourke.
#2. Bog Garden Bash (2 Dec)
Join an intimate tour to see and learn about the gorgeous rare Australian orchids, sphagnum mosses and carnivorous plants that are brought to life by the moist, murky mountain bog!
#3. Carnivorous Considerations (9 Dec)
Get up close and Carnivorous Plants in this unique workshop which will give tips on growing the little beasties, as well as some insight into the global threats facing various carnivorous species.
#4. Visit Habitat – an Exhibition by Annette Minchin (16 Dec- 25 Feb)
From her studio on the edge of Lake Menindee, Annette Minchin witnesses the fragility of the landscape with dead river red gums providing refuge for wildlife: reptiles, birds and insects.
#5. Bird Walk and Talk with Carol Probets (13 Jan & 24 Jan)
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden's beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Get some tips from Carol on how to use binoculars and how to spot birds.
#6. The Buzz on Native Bees (27 Jan)
Learn about the wonderful native bees that call Sydney and its surrounding regions home and then learn how to attract them to your garden.
#7 Nerd Alert – Kid Science Fun (2 Dec 13 Jan, 10 Feb)
Meat-eating Plants, Water Rockets and Powered Mini-Boats are coming this summer! Curious kids get hands-on with experiments and discover why stuff happens, and what makes things work.
#8 Critters Capers – Family Theatre Show (17, 18 and 19 January) Meet some animals that live in the Garden, with our cheeky and kooky tour-guides — a possum, a snake and a bower bird! There’ll be songs, jokes and surprises on this fun and interactive theatrical adventure.
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Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Hampers crammed with Blue Mountains-made delicacies to children or adults at any address in the local region.
Jenolan Caves Exclusive weekend accommodation or Chisolm's dining cave experiences available now.
Trumans Chartered Accountants Trumans November Newsletter now available. What does the “full expensing” write-off deduction mean for business?
Sunset Cottages Features include large fire pit, spa baths, BBQ, air-conditioning, cooking facilities.
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Family friendly, fully self contained cottages on offer