Tomago Family Picnic Day

Following on from the success of last year’s Family Picnic Day, this year’s event promises to be even more of a party, coinciding with the company’s 35th anniversary.

Everyone is invited and this year the event will be held at nearby Tomago House on the 9th September from 10am – 2pm.

“It is a nice synergy for us to be celebrating our milestone anniversary at the historic house that features so prominently in our history,” CEO Matt Howell said. Tomago House was purchased by the company in 1985. To coincide with Australia’s bicentenary, Tomago Aluminium donated a five-hectare parcel of land – which included Tomago House – to the National Trust and still takes an active interest in the building and its surrounds, even mowing the grounds. 

This year’s picnic day will once again cater to the little kids and big kids alike, with jumping castles, face painting, a giant slide, bungee trampolines, rock climbing wall and back by popular demand - the mobile equipment display and smelter tour. “That’s been a real crowd pleaser in previous years,  the kids loved climbing over our big equipment, honking the horns and ‘driving’,” Matt said. Music by TAC employee and guitar legend, Tony CampS, will set the background for the day and there will be plenty of tasty food and beverage options including bacon and egg rolls, snow cones, candy floss, steak sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, hot chips, nachos, quesadilla, ice cream devonshire teas and coffee and cold drinks. “The picnic days are a fun day out for the whole family and the smelter bus tour gives our families a chance to see where we come each day and some of the exciting things we get to do at work,” he said.

On-site parking is available and tours of Tomago House will be offered for those that are interested. This is a free event, however all money raised from the Raffle and any donations will be offered directly to the National Trust to go towards the up keep of Tomago House.

Family Picnic Day Flyer

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