Inclusive School Holiday Program
The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Fri 5th Oct or Thurs 11th Oct
10am - 11am
Cost: $20.50 per family. 
Explore the world of carnivorous plants and find out how they eat their dinner!  Create your own mini terrarium to take home.
Bookings essential. Click here to book.
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Fun flight 2018

FunFlight is here again. The FunFlight team works with local charities to team up with local aero clubs, pilots and volunteers to provide an inspiring day for families and children.  Jump on a plane and go for for a sky-high ride! 
Sun 28th October
Limited places available.  Bookings essential.
Book here for Dubbo
Book here for Bankstown


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Join Down Syndrome NSW and Lifegate Liverpool for our next Up Up and Away Event, for 9-15 year olds and thier siblings.

We're looking for a Karaoke Superstar! Also, plenty of other fun activities such as face-painting, crafts, basketball and lots of time to socialise and meet new friends.  Parents/carers are kindly requested to assist with supervision of their own children on the day.

This will be the beginning of a regular social group so we are really looking forward to getting everyone together.

What: Up Up and Away Liverpool

Where: Lifegate Liverpool, 222 Hoxton Park Rd, Prestons (access via service lane parrallel to Hoxton Park Rd)

When: Sunday 23rd September

Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Cost: FREE.  Snacks will be provided.  Please bring your own food if required, particularly if you have dietary requirements.

RSVP: Bookings essential.  Register online by Friday 14th September.

Please note: you must be an active member of DS NSW to attend.  Membership for 18/19 is free.  If you need to renew or join as a member, please register online: Membership Registration

For more information, contact Melissa Cotterill on M: 0418 162 544  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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Step UP! celebrates the lives of people with Down syndrome throughout Australia.

During September, October and November, Step UP! events bring people together to walk, talk, enjoy activities and entertainment, while raising funds and public awareness of the diversity within our communities.

Get Involved!  Free Registration!

It only takes a few steps to get started. 

  • Go to
  • Select the event below you'd like to participate in
  • Fill out the online registration.
  • Create your very own fundraising page
  • Share it with your friends and family, workmates and community
  • If you are not attending, or creating your own fundraising team, your donation is much appreciated

Every dollar rasied by Step UP! helps DSA NSW to provide support, services and information to empower people with Down syndrome and their families.

Picton Step UP! Sunday 16th September
Picton Botanic Gardens
Regreme Rd, Picton
Event time 9:30am – 1.30pm

Sydney Step UP! Sunday 30th September
Royal Botanical Gardens
Philip Precinct, The Domain
Event time 9:30am – 1.30pm

Coffs Harbour Step UP! Saturday 20th October
Coffs Jetty Foreshore
Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour
Event time 9:30am – 1.30pm

Penrith Step UP! Sunday 21st October
Sydney International Regatta Centre, 
Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith 
(Parking at Parking at P5)
Event time 9.30am -1.30pm


Have fun.  We'll see you there.