Free family photos on offer for Macarthur families

Getting the family together for a group photo can be tough, but there is no time like National Family Week (May 15-21) to get the perfect shot.

Camden Council will offer local families the opportunity to capture a magical family moment with free professional family photos on Saturday, May 18.

Families who visit Camden Town Farm between 11am and 2pm on the day can 

Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves said the offer was part of Council's National Families Week 2019 celebrations.

"As the father of four great kids and the husband of a beautiful wife, I know that our families and loved ones are the most precious things in life," Cr Sidgreaves said.

"With the craziness of life and our children growing up before our eyes, family photos really do speak a thousand words - they're a moment frozen in time that we can keep forever.

"They can often be expensive and time consuming, but we're making sure the experience is fun for our residents.

"Each family will be allocated a 10-minute timeslot with the photographer and will receive two beautiful digital photos.

"It's so important to take time out of our busy lives to become stronger and more connected, learn and create, be healthy, active and safe and, most importantly, have fun and be entertained."

Council is offering more than 35 exciting activities and events, promoting family bonding, including: 

  • Family movie night on Friday, May 17 from 6.30pm at United Cinemas Narellan Town Centre
  • Family tree-planting day on Saturday, May 18 from 9am to noon at Harrington Forrest, Scanlon Crescent, Harrington Park;
  • Family fun day on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4pm at Mount Annan Leisure Centre
  • Family basketball coaching clinic on Saturday, May 18 from 9.30-11am at Mount Annan Leisure Centre
  • 'This is my family' portrait workshop on Sunday, May 19 from 10am-noon at Alan Baker Art Gallery
  • Sensory-friendly movie session on Sunday, May 19 at 10am at United Cinemas, Narellan
  • Camden Paint the Town REaD Book Relay on Monday, May 20 from 11am at Narellan Library
  • Family Zumba on Monday, May 20 from 5pm-6pm at Mount Annan Leisure Centre.

Bookings are essential for the free professional family photos.

For more information and to book, call 4654 7777.