Grandparents Day is a day which aims to celebrate the important role of grandparents with fun events scheduled all over New South Wales.
Held on the last Sunday in October each year, Grandparents Day brings together the generations in a show of respect for those who have come before them.
The first Grandparents Day was held in New South Wales in 2011 and has been celebrated each year thereafter. Grandparents often hold a special place in the eyes of their grandparents, with many grandparents assisting with parenting duties in this modern age. Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions older people make to the community and to their families by recognising their important role.
Thanking grandparents is an important part of Grandparents Day, so people often gather together over a tasty meal or a fun activity to acknowledge the devotion of grandparents to their children and grandchildren.
In NSW, there are a number of events hosted each year including get togethers at local Primary and High Schools, Community Centres, locals parks, sporting events and at the beach. Head over to Jamison Park in Penrith and enjoy billy cart races, backyard cricket, damper cooking, craft activities, sack races, herb and veggie planting, crochet lessons, a jumping castle, a play van for the little kids, and a free BBQ lunch for all.
Alternatively, head down to Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors and enjoy exhibitions of Australian animals, live musical performances, dancing demonstrations, arts and crafts and plenty of food stalls.
So check out your local community centres who will have a list of events for Grandparents Day.