Celebrate your grandparents and older people

Grandparents day cart racing

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Celebrate your grandparents, grand-friends, step grandparents, carers and the older people in your life at Penrith City Council’s free Grandparents Day on Sunday 27 October at Parker Street Reserve in King Street, Penrith between 10am and 1pm.

The event recognises the positive role grandparents and older people play in Penrith’s communities and local families. The celebration will include a variety of fun activities for all ages to enjoy, such as the Playvan for children under six, hat making, Aboriginal arts and crafts, a giant soccer dart, jumping castle, pony rides and more!

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said he was looking forward to this year’s celebration.

“Grandparents Day is a great day for the whole family and a fantastic way for grandparents, people who play the role of grandparent and older people to be recognised for their invaluable contributions to our families, volunteer organisations and the broader community,” Cr Fowler said.

“A personal highlight for me is the billy cart racing, where carts built by the Nepean Men’s Shed are raced by kids under the guidance of their older mentors. The races bring everyone together, which is the essence of what the whole celebration is about.

“Events like Grandparents Day give us an opportunity to appreciate the people who make a difference in our lives. I’d encourage everyone to think about the older people who have made a positive impact and bring them along to Grandparents Day,” he continued.

Council is committed to building resilient, inclusive communities that value and recognise the contribution of people of all ages, abilities and cultures. This year’s Grandparents Day event is made possible by funding received from the Department of Communities and Justice.

Grandparents Day celebrations are open to the whole community and will run from 10am-1pm on Sunday 27 October at Parker Reserve and will include a free BBQ lunch with vegetarian options. Coffee will also be available for purchase.

If children would like to race on the day, they will need to wear long pants and sleeves and bring a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads. There will be  some spare helmets on the day for those who don’t have their own.

For more information about the event, visit penrith.city/events

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 16 October 2019.