Each year we round off the Café Games schedule with a games picnic in a convenient park. BYO food, drink, rugs, sun hats and games!
This year we're going to try out the Royal Botanic Gardens, specifically the Oak Lawn.
Unlike our previous picnics at Albert Park, this location has neither BBQs nor picnic tables but looks like it makes up for it with a delightful atmosphere of a lawn under lots of shady trees.
Bring lots of picnic rugs! We should be recognisable by a pile of boardgames on display, or people actually playing those games!
Although this location appeared to be quite protected from the breezes, you might want to be cautious with games that have lots of very precisely placed paper tokens! But other than that, any style of game is welcome!
Remember your etiquette around food: unless you have been specifically offered someone else's food, don't touch it. Also don't assume there will be food shared around - if you bring no food, you may well go hungry!
Our location is just inside the gardens at Gate F (see annotated map)
TRAMS! Mere minutes via trams South from Flinders Street station (3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 55, 64, 67, 72) There are many trams stops nearby but the most popular is the "Domain Interchange" (see map)
CARS! Although it's a very popular area, there seems to be copious parking on Birdwood Avenue near Gate F (see map) and much of it is unlimited parking on Saturday - but check the parking signs for where you park.
Disclaimer: Melbourne being Melbourne, the weather may conspire against us. Any cancellation or change of location will be advised prominently in the event description.