Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Sunday 17th September 2017

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a free family friendly event.

Where: Lisgar Gardens, Lisgar Road, Hornsby NSW 2077
When: Sunday 17th September 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00
What: a free family fun day
How: Take the shuttle bus from the William Street carpark (behind Odeon Cinema). No parking facilities in William Street.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic 2017 presents a rich and diverse program for children aged 5 to 11. Along with the much-loved parade of Teddys and carers, there will be many entertaining activities for children:

* Listen to Music (main lawn)
11:30 Hornsby South Public School band
12:30 Music by Jim Jam Music 
13:30 Hornsby North Public School band

* Move your body (Small lawn 1):
11:00 – Yoga for kids (Connect Kids Yoga) – 4 to 8 years
12:00 – Rythmic Gymnastic (Miss Rythmics gymnastic club) – NEW
13:00 – Irish Dancing (Derwent School of Irish Dancing) – NEW
13:30 – Circus performance (Circus Akimbo – Learn Circus Hornsby)
14:30 – Hula hoop performance (Spinjoy Hoop Dance)
15:00 – Hula Hoop workshop (Spinjoy Hoop Dance)

* Quiet activities (Small lawn 2 and bush area)
11:00 to 16:00 – Face painting (Colour Me Live)
Diverse times – Story telling
11:00 to 16:00 – Teddy’s Health check (St John Ambulance Cadets)
11:00 to 16:00 – Drawing and colouring area

* Pavilion – 11:00 to 16:00
The Edgeworth David Community Garden
Get involved in the community garden. The volunteers will be selling home-made jam.  Cash only.
The volunteers from the Friends of Lisgar Gardens will be selling home-made savoury and sweet French Crepes (vegetarian options available). Cash only.

Families are invited to come with their picnic blanket and basket, or they can purchase French crepes on site (CASH ONLY). Tea and coffee are available for a gold coin donation.

An inclinator / lift at the end of Lisgar Road facilitates access for disabled visitors and families with prams.

Parking near Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby NSW



Lisgar road is a no through road and there are no parking spaces. Take the shuttle bus from the William Street carpark or walk the 800m!

Park for free on William street, behind the Odeon Cinema and take the community shuttle bus!

Coming by train? The entrance to Lisgar Gardens is 15 minutes walk (1300m) from Hornsby Station. At the station, take the exit on the right towards Hornsby West Side. You will see the community shuttle bus in the carpark once you walk into William street.

Rain cancellation? Check this website for updates at 10:00 Sunday 17th.

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Click on the images below to see the full program or download our pdf.


We’re looking for additional Volunteers

Do you find a free community event is something worth helping?  Assist us by volunteering 1 or 2 hour(s) on Sunday 17th September 2017! There are a variety of tasks to perform and you can help from 9:00am to 5:00pm, depending on your schedule!

You are just 1 minute and three easy steps away from becoming involved in this great day:
1) Click on http://signup.com/go/qrjucdA to see the different tasks and times
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.