ParraPickers – Flea Market and Activities | Parramatta

    ParraPickers The Bower
    September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Bower
    10 Hunter St
    Parramatta NSW 2150
    The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

    Love sifting through other people’s family heirlooms and antique items with their own backstories? Or buying pre-loved clothes, homewares and other items? Well make sure to come along to ParraPickers, the quarterly flea market held at The Bower Parramatta and indulge in some ethical shopping! Plus there are a number of fun activities to participate in, like the first Parramatta Boomerang Bag sewing bee.

    Buying second hand is a more sustainable option than buying new.

    Also at the September ParraPickers, there will be:

    • Boomerang Bag sewing bee – learn how to make boomerang bags
    • Coffee from Toby’s Estate – bring your keep cups!
    • Ceramic activities and clay-play
    • ParraClay open studio Day, with student and member pottery for sale.
    • Pho and soup for sale in handmade ceramic bowls – buy the soup and you get to keep the bowl!
    • Jewellery-making demonstrations

    Parramatta’s 1st Boomerang Bag Sewing Bee

    Boomerang Bags is a worldwide movement to tackle plastic pollution. They are reusable shopping bags handmade by volunteers from donated and repurposed material that might have otherwise ended up in landfill. Think doona covers, tablecloths, sheets and curtains – all lovingly given a new lease of life in the form of shopping bags.  Not only are they useful, they also start meaningful conversations on the importance of reducing our reliance on single-use plastic. Plus the volunteer Boomerang Bag hubs that make the bags are a lovely way to bring community members together around a common purpose.

    The sewing bee at ParraPickers on Saturday 29th September is the first one for the new Parramatta Boomerang Bag hub.

    ParraPickers The Bower Boomerang Bag

    Finding The Bower

    The Bower Parramatta is located 750m from Parramatta train station. There is paid parking directly above The Bower in the Hunter Street (Justice Precinct) carpark.

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    I am a Sydney mother to two gorgeous, active boys – Mr funny bunny is 4yr and Mr cheeky monkey is 3yr. We are out every day, rain or shine, and love being park explorers, construction chasers, experimenters, book lovers, Pinterest testers, playgroup organisers, singers, builders, treasure hunters, musicians, cooks, gardeners, bush walkers, YouTube watchers, helpers and lots more.


    1. This is s very useful website. I am an older first time mum and have started to feel isolated from tbe world being the full time carer of a beautiful 3 month old baby. Your website is giving me a great list of local activities to browse through and look forward to attend to. Thank you!