Looking for new activities do with your carer? We've compiled a list of accessible events that people of all ages and abilities can attend in 2022. Whether you're in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, there's something for everyone!

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1-4 December. Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability! We've put together a list of our top IDPWD events happening across Australia, including festivals, art exhibitions and free morning teas.

11 December. Hoyts is holding a sensory-friendly screening of Tad the Explorer at participating cinemas. If you're a Like Family community member, remember you can claim 2 free Hoyts movie tickets from us as part of our special Christmas offer!


Jarritos Grape and Cheese Picnic
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27 November & 18 December. Have you tried indoor skydiving before? iFLY is hosting a series of All Abilities Events at their Penrith and Gold Coast venues. It's been custom designed to support those living with physical or intellectual disabilities. They're focussed on making what seems impossible, possible!

26 November - 1 January. Pay a visit to NSW's largest Christmas tree at Martin Place next time you're in the city. The tree has over 110,000 LED lights and a 3.4m star. If you go on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, make sure you pop by the Martin Place Christmas Markets for a festive feed or some last minute gifts. Learn more here.

10 December. Are you looking for your special someone? Connect Social Central Coast is holding a speed dating evening for people with disability at Central Coast Leagues Club. Tickets include speed dates, 2 drinks and a light meal. Don't miss out!

10-18 December. Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour is holding a Christmas festival for two weeks that will include free entertainment, food trucks, and a special visit from Santa.

11 December. Sailability is hosting a Come & Try Day for people of all abilities interested in sailing at Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. Bookings are essential!

18 December. Enjoy another Sensory-friendly Sunday at the Australian Maritime Museum! The Museum will be open extra early for those with autism and sensory sensitivities to explore their galleries and activity areas in a quieter environment.


Newfields Lawn During Winter Lights
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25 November-21 December. Christmas wouldn't be complete without a trip to The Enchanted Garden, Brisbane's immersive light and sound spectacular. There will be special sessions with lower contrast lighting for visitors with sensory needs. You can nab your tickets here.

15 December. Come along to the Queensland Museum's Sensory Friendly Session. Enjoy exhibitions like SparkLab and Disney: the Magic of Animation in a relaxed, supportive environment. Entry to the permanent galleries will be free, though bookings are required!

17-22 December. Catch a free screening of a festive movie at River Quay as part of Christmas Cinema. You can pack a picnic or pre-order a hamper to share with friends. No bookings are required!

Multiple dates in December. Sensory Santa will be visiting shopping centres across Queensland to ensure kids with special needs don't miss out on sharing their wish list! Each location will have wheelchair access, no music and no lines. Find out where you can visit Sensory Santa.


Chorus sheet music
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25 November-25 December. The City of Melbourne is holding a month-long Christmas festival, complete with a roller-skating rink, a giant dancefloor and a pop-up playground. The best bit? Most of the activities are free!

2 December. If you live in Bendigo, don't miss the Christmas tree lighting at Rosalind Park! There will be kids entertainment, carols, and even some circus performers.

24 December. Tickets are now on sale for Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight! Come and sing along to your favourite carols whilst raising funds for children who are blind or have low vision. There will be special arrangements available for people with low vision, people requiring hearing aid support, and those who use a wheelchair.

Found any accessible events we missed? Let us know at hello@likefamily.com.au

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