Seems autumn has finally decided to show up and we are already getting glimpses of winter! Fortunately May is full of great events to keep the kids, and us, entertained. There are a lot that you won’t want to miss so we thought it best to highlight the key ones early so you can mark your diary. Here are our top 10 picks of what’s on in May. And at the bottom, we have included all the other key events happening in May.

1Fire Station Open Day – 19th May

The annual Fire Station Open Day is a much awaited event in our household, with two fire engine loving kids. On Saturday 19th May, you can visit fire stations across the State to get a glimpse into what it is like to be a firefighter. The list of stations participating this year is yet to be released, but most local fire stations participate. Our local in Rydalmere usually has a free BBQ, tour around the fire station, fire truck to sit in and we even got to put on a firefighter uniform last year. Plus there is a goodie bag for all the kids.

2Blacktown City Festival – 18th to 26th May

The Blacktown City Festival is a week long party with lots of great family fun! Over the opening weekend (19th/ 20th May), you can step back in time at the 13th Blacktown City Medieval Fayre in Nurragingy Reserve. There will be combat displays, roving entertainment, bird shows and an international jousting competition. Then during the week there is the fun Skate on the Green, two free kids concerts – Sesame Street and PJ Masks – and the yummy Sweet Indulgence Dessert Festival. The week-long celebration finishes in a bang of colour with the Streets Alive and Parade Day on 26th May.

3Vivid Sydney – 25th May to 16th June

Over 23 nights from 25th May to 16th June, the world’s largest festival of light will paint Sydney in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light. As part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations, Vivid Sydney will expand to a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park. And our much-loved favourites will make a dazzling return.

  • Taronga Zoo: Festival favourites from last year are back along with a whole new mob of fierce, fantastic, quirky and endearing species for Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild.
  • Customs House: In celebration of their 100 year anniversary, May Gibbs’ iconic and immortal characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and their stalwart companions come to life on the façade of Customs House.
  • Chatswood: A pop-up market inspired by the colourful neighbourhood street markets of Brazil, built from scaffold and recycled materials and lit by lasers will transform the Chatswood CBD. The Concourse will take visitors on an immersive, deep dive into space featuring NASA’s amazing imagery and 360-degree projection.

4Mandarin Picking Season Begins – 26th May

Mandarin lovers rejoice, Watkins Family Farm and Fords Farm near Wiseman’s Ferry will soon have trees covered with amazing orange globes of yumminess for us to pick! Both farms open on the last weekend in May for pick your own sessions.

5Mother’s Day – 13th May

Mother’s Day is that special day to show our great appreciate to our wonderful mothers. And if you are looking for something different to, how about running or walking for a great cause! Join the Mother’s Day Classic at Parramatta Park as a family and raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Join some of Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers and makers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill House & Farm at the Autumn Harvest Festival on Sunday 6th May 2018.

7Bunnings Mother’s Day Family Night – 10th May

The Bunnings Family Fun Nights are always great, free fun. And on 10th May, the local Bunnings stores will be celebrating all things mum from 6pm to 8pm.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, preschools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 18th successful year, the National Simultaneous Storytime in 2018 is on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 11am and the book is Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson & illustrated by Laura Wood.

The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation. Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you’ve never seen it before. A must-see magical and immersive theatrical experience that explores how our actions affect the wildlife. Plus, join the Discovery Rangers from NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage in the Riverside Theatre Courtyard before and after the show for some free activities!

The Million Paws Walk is a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with entertainment and activities for dogs and dog-lovers alike. Whether you’re walking solo or joining a fundraising team, be a part of this wonderful day and help raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. The Million Paws Walk in 2018 will take place in over 17 different locations across NSW on Sunday 20 May. The Sydney event is at Sydney Olympic Park.


What’s On In May – Other Key Events

It was hard deciding on our top 10 picks as there are a LOT of cool events happening in May. Here are the other key events we have found so far for May. And you can see more on our Facebook page.

Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm John Wearn Reserve
City of Parramatta Council is pleased to announce the recent upgrades to John Wearn Reserve are now complete and officially open. To celebrate, Council is hosting a movie night at John Wearn Reserve, with a[...]
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Prince Alfred Square
Get ready for an open-air cinema experience in the heritage-listed Prince Alfred Square on Thursdays to Sundays. Kick back and relax as the sun sets with new and classic films, plus there’s live music, food,[...]
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Macquarie University Carpark - 105 Culloden Road
The popular City of Ryde Drive-in Cinema event is back! Watch movies under the stars at the Macquarie University Carpark this April school holiday from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 April! You’ll be able to[...]
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm Lidcombe Centre
You and your family are invited to join us for Zootopia on the big screen! Grab dinner from one of our many cafes and restaurants, then watch as Judy Hopps, a rookie officer in the[...]
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm. Train rides are $18 per family group (up to[...]
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, there Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varities of apples available to pick[...]
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am Prince Alfred Square
Let the good times roll at Parramatta Nights Roller Rink in the beautiful surrounds of Prince Alfred Square from 11am daily between 1st and 18th April. Tickets are $5 for each 30 min session. Book[...]
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Prince Alfred Square
Get ready for an open-air cinema experience in the heritage-listed Prince Alfred Square on Thursdays to Sundays. Kick back and relax as the sun sets with new and classic films, plus there’s live music, food,[...]
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Macquarie University Carpark - 105 Culloden Road
The popular City of Ryde Drive-in Cinema event is back! Watch movies under the stars at the Macquarie University Carpark this April school holiday from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 April! You’ll be able to[...]
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, there Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varities of apples available to pick[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
Come down to The Bower’s Repair Cafe in Parramatta on the last Saturday of every month from 10am-12pm. The repair cafe is free, but bookings are essential! You can bring your broken items and they’ll put[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Park
Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours. Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and[...]
Apr 25 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Armory Gallery
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority.[...]
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, there Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varities of apples available to pick[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Bella Vista Farm
Bella Vista Farm opens its doors on the 1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm to the general public for FREE. Relax in the peaceful grounds of the Farm or bring a family[...]
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wascoe Siding
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels). **IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing[...]
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
May 9 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ryde Wharf, Anderson Park
After opening on 8th November 2020, Ryde Wharf Market is now on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  It’s grown into a beautiful community event on the banks of Parramatta River in just a few[...]
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Galston Valley Railway
The Galston Valley Railway is open to the public on the second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! You can[...]
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm. Train rides are $18 per family group (up to[...]
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
Archaeology unearths hidden stories from our past, much like cold case detective work brings to light the truth about past crimes. See how it works in this exciting set of hands-on activities, where you will[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
May 23 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
Come down to The Bower’s Repair Cafe in Parramatta on the last Saturday of every month from 10am-12pm. The repair cafe is free, but bookings are essential! You can bring your broken items and they’ll put[...]
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣ Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are[...]
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Park
Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours. Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Bella Vista Farm
Bella Vista Farm opens its doors on the 1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm to the general public for FREE. Relax in the peaceful grounds of the Farm or bring a family[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wascoe Siding
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels). **IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing[...]
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ryde Wharf, Anderson Park
After opening on 8th November 2020, Ryde Wharf Market is now on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  It’s grown into a beautiful community event on the banks of Parramatta River in just a few[...]
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Galston Valley Railway
The Galston Valley Railway is open to the public on the second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! You can[...]
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm. Train rides are $18 per family group (up to[...]
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]

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