On a quest to find exciting places to visit and things to do for children. Exploring in the City of Logan, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Scenic Rim areas. Visit my page: www.goduckling.com.au
Published August 25th 2017
Friendship and Support
The 'Babes Plus Picnics Australia' creates welcoming environments for mothers and their younger children / babies to make new friends and increase their support network. Monthly picnics are held with an open invitation to all interested mothers and mothers-to-be. Established in Brisbane, November 2016, the growing popularity of this initiative has resulted in over 30 monthly picnics nationally.
Babes Plus Picnics Logan was launched this May with a closed Facebook group. Monthly picnics are organised at varying locations and days of the week to best accommodate its 497 members. The picnics have been very successful, attracting significant numbers and filled with laughter, conversation, play and photo opportunities.
Babes Plus Picnics Logan ambassador Emily Sellars is passionate about her role. "We want mums to really look forward to the picnics every month, knowing that they will be able to have a laugh, share stories, vent and most importantly not be judged. We want to ensure that all mums have the opportunity to feel included and to know that they are never alone."
Local businesses have generously supported these picnics through the provision of prizes, organised activities and special offers.
Each picnic, attendees continue to "spread the love" by collecting donations for a specific charity (for example, items of clothing for a women's shelter, boxes of crayons for children's hospital ward etc).