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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - WE NEED TO TALK -

y mac­quar­ie­icerink.com.au Re­cently re­opened af­ter a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar up­grade, the rink is open dur­ing the school hol­i­days and will have disco ses­sions with DJs, Easter hat pa­rades, face paint­ing and more. Joan Suther­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 597 High St, Pen­rith; April 12 10am, 12.30pm, 6pm, April 13, 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm, tick­ets $20-$25, the­joan.com.au The beloved Aussie chil­dren’s book Dot and the Kan­ga­roo has been given a mod­ern tweak in Crea­ture, star­ring Ur­sula Yovich. In­tro­duce lit­tle ones to the story of Dot, the res­cued out­back Kan­ga­roo and her jour­ney ll gar­dens have fairies but not all of them are so easy to spot. Luck­ily the fairies of A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream will be front and cen­tre once Tinker­bell dis­cov­ers them. Fol­low along through their mag­i­cal jour­ney to learn about their dif­fer­ent worlds. Come dressed as your favourite fairy or elf and help the crew sing and dance be­fore em­bark­ing on an ad­ven­ture into Bub­ble Land to help the fairies find their wings. Tinker­bell and the Dream Fairies, The Royal Botanic Gar­den; un­til April 23, se­lected dates 10am and 12.30pm, tick­ets $25-$30, shake­speareaus­tralia.com.au home and the friendly brol­gas, kook­abur­ras and other na­tive an­i­mals she en­coun­ters along the way. Featherdale Wildlife Park will have a few of their cud­dly crea­tures on site. Blue Moun­tains Botanic Gar­den, Bells Line of Rd, Mount Tomah; April 8, 5.30pm-8.30pm, adults $25, kids $10, blue­moun­tains­b­otan­ic­gar­den.com.au Kids will love the chance to be­come “bat de­tec­tors” as they find and meet fly­ing foxes and mi­cro bats in this spot­light walk through the gar­dens. The night is de­signed to show chil­dren there is more to the furry, winged crea­tures than vam­pire tales.

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