Open Day at the Chinese Garden Darling Harbour
- Sun Mar 01 2015
Mums & Bubs
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the start of autumn at the beautifully serene Chinese Garden of Friendship on this free open day on Sunday 1st March 2015.
Experience the harmony of the yin and yang that guide the ancient traditions of landscaping, architecture and design in an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of busy Darling Harbour. The Open Day on Sunday will allow timed entries at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm respectively.
While at the Gardens, accompanied kids ages 5-12 years would be able to go on a fun adventure with The Emperor’s Quest activity where they would have to hunt for the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar hidden in the Chinese Garden. Armed with a special Emperor’s Quest map and viewfinder, follow the winding pathways of the Chinese Garden and to seek out all the hidden legends.
ellaslist loves the Chinese Garden of Friendship because it’s a place you and the kids will be immersed in a stunning landscape featuring waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants and hidden stone pathways – an exciting sensory experience especially for the little ones. From our experience, the children can lose themselves for hours in the maze-like grounds and mystical atmosphere.
It’s also the perfect place for mums and bubs to relax on a picnic blanket – the peaceful environment really does seem to soothe the little ones. Toddlers, pre-schoolers and older children will love exploring the Garden’s twists and turns and discovering hidden waterfalls and ponds full of fish.
Facilities: The traditional Chinese Teahouse within the grounds is a lovely place for a quiet cup of Jasmine tea and a light meal. Chinatown and Darling Harbour are also full of child friendly restaurants and Tumbalong Park is a great place for a picnic. Due to traditional stonework and paving, some parts of the walkway are rocky or uneven. While pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are suitable for prams, the stairs and rocky pathways in the higher parts of the garden may be difficult to access.
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