Can you believe there’s less than 8 weeks to go until Christmas? Which means Santa will soon be making an appearance at your local shopping centre! And we have started to add these arrivals, parades and special appearances to our Christmas events calendar. But there is so much more to enjoy about November, with lots of great events to enjoy with your family.

What's On In November

The combo of daylight saving and warmer weather means BBQ dinners at the park for us. And we have shared 20 of our favourite spots to give you some inspiration on where to enjoy a BBQ dinner with your family.

BBQ dinners

Of course the warmer weather also means we need some fun places to cool off – like a nearby beach, water playground or natural swimming spot.

Plus, there are some great fruit picking adventures to be had at the moment within an hour from Parramatta! Juicy nectarines, strawberries and peaches are available to pick at the moment. And plums and cherries towards the end of November.

Canoelands Orchard


Top 10 Local Events

Here are our 10 top picks of events worth attending in November. And make sure to look over all the other great family-friendly events happening in Novemberlisted at the bottom.

1Penrith Real Festival | 2nd to 3rd November

The banks of the Nepean River come alive with music, art, sport, craft, circus, shows and more on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November! And all the activities are FREE!

2Market By The River | 3rd November

Market By The River is a great, local market on the 1st Saturday of the month at Halvorsen Park in Ermington along Parramatta River from 9am to 2pm. With Christmas around the corner, you can grab some yummy and special gifts at Market By The River on Saturday 3rd November. And afterwards, you can head to the Melrose Park Family Fun Day.

You’re invited to a family fun day at Melrose Park Public School. There are some seriously cool rides on offer, great market stalls with gourmet and fresh food, handmade gifts and speciality offerings.

4Santa Arrives – Local Shopping Centres | From 3rd November

The jolly man in the red suit is coming to Rouse Hill Town Centre and Winston Hills Mall on the first weekend in November. There will be a parade at Rouse Hill Town Centre, with special guests Dora the Explorer AND Paw Patrol. And face painting and giveaways at Winston Hills Mall. On the second weekend in November, Santa arrives at Stockland Merrylands and Westpoint. And then at other local shopping centres throughout November (we are still waiting on details to be released).

5Deepavali Festival Parramatta Park | 3rd to 4th November

Deepavali or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is the festival of lights – deep means “light” and avali “a row,” or “a row of lights.” Diwali is marked by four days of celebration, which literally illuminates the communities with its brilliance and dazzles all with its joy. Australia’s biggest and best Deepavali Festival organised by Hindu Council of Australia is held at Parramatta Park on 3rd and 4th November.

There are also Diwali events in Strathfield (11th November), Wentworthville (17th November) and Ryde (18th November).

Join us for a lovely family Sunday picnic on the beautiful historic grounds of Heritage Precinct celebrating Parramatta’s birthday. Enjoy a chilled afternoon with live music, lots of fun kids activites, yummy food, historic tours and market stalls. And make sure to come and say hi at the ParraParents rock painting activity!

  • Where: Heritage Precinct, Fleet Street, North Parramatta
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At the Sydney Pregnancy & Newborn Special Expo you can chat face-to-face with a wide range of Exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child!

  • Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
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8Armistice Family Open Day | 11th November

Commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice – the historic agreement that ended the First World War – with a series of family-friendly activities and services on (and leading up to) 11 November. From 12pm to 4pm, you can enjoy a family-friendly open day at the Lancer Barracks, complete with kids activities, free community sausage sizzle lunch, storytelling, chance to try on nurse and Light Horse Lancer uniforms, face painting, live music and entertainment and armoured vehicle display.

  • Where: Royal Lancer Barracks and NSW Lancer Memorial Museum
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9Loy Krathong | 17th November

Experience the beautiful traditions of Thai culture at Loy Krathong on Saturday 17th November 2018, from 4pm. The magical energy, sounds and flavours of Thailand will be on display, with enchanting lighting treatments, traditional games, cultural performances and delicious South East Asian food offerings.

10Light Up Ryde | 25th November

Join in the fun at Light Up East Ryde from 3pm to 8pm at Sager Place on 25th November 2018. There will be a Christmas street fair, international food trucks, Santa cave, petting zoo, live entertainment and wine tasting.


What’s On In November – Other Key Events

Here are the other fabulous key events for November. Plus, you can see more on our Facebook page. Remember to also check back as more events are announced for November and added to our What’s On Calendar.

Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm NSW Rail Museum
Head to the NSW Rail Museum throughout the Easter long weekend for a 45-minute steam train ride with the Easter Bunny from Thirlmere to Buxton and return. TICKET PRICES Adults: $15 (museum only), $35 (museum[...]
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Botanic Gardens
The Easter Bunny has set up a whole trail of activities for the kids and will be available for a photo shoot at the end of the trail. The activity trail will introduce different Easter[...]
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Fairfield Showground
The Fairfield Easter Fair will be the largest Sydney family Easter event outside the Royal Easter Show. This is the second year the Fairfield Easter Fair is being held. DETAILS FREE Admission, FREE Car Parking.[...]
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Westfield Parramatta (Level 2, Centre Court)
We’re celebrating the release of Wonder Park, in cinemas April school holidays, with a Wonder Week of fun. Discover a magical place packed with activities: Take a ride on the Merry-Go-Round Enjoy a sweet treat[...]
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday during school holidays, the Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago.   These April School Holidays come dressed as a[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Marketplace
Bring the kids down to meet & interact with these cute baby animals! Newington Marketplace will have the CUTEST little faces that you’ll be able to help feed and get up close. You’ll see lamb[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm The Bower, Parramatta
Panpipes and castanets, lagerphones (monkey sticks) and windchimes. Using 100% reclaimed materials, participants at the Scrapyard Musical Instruments workshop will create a range of scrapyard musical instruments while applying skills in using hammers, fine motor[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Westfield Parramatta (Level 2, Centre Court)
We’re celebrating the release of Wonder Park, in cinemas April school holidays, with a Wonder Week of fun. Discover a magical place packed with activities: Take a ride on the Merry-Go-Round Enjoy a sweet treat[...]
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flower Power - all stores
In this FREE interactive workshop, kids learn about the unique environments plants thrive in from avid deserts to tropical rain forests. They also enjoy getting their hands dirty during a potting exercise, where they’ll plant[...]
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Glenorie Bakery
Junior Bakers Academy is back at the delicious and fun Glenorie Bakery this Easter! Let your kids decorate their Easter Cupcakes and be part of an amazing cause! Date: 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th April[...]
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 24 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 24 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Hospital at Westmead
Fortnightly on Wednesday, you’ll find the Hospital Farmers Market out the front of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The special event has live music, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around[...]
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday during school holidays, the Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago.   These April School Holidays come dressed as a[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Krispy Kreme Auburn
Ever wanted to decorate your own Doughnut? Well come to Krispy Kreme these school holidays for some Doughnut Decorating fun! Running on 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Third Settlement Reserve
Bring your children along to explore the bush and uncover a wonderland of natural treasures! Kids will embark on a hunt for environmental clues in local bushland, discovering and examining many hidden treasures. This program[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cumberland Council libraries
Head to a Cumberland Council Libraries for celebrate great Australian literary creatures including Grug and the gumnut babies. Free session starting at 10:30am – no bookings required Monday 15 April – Regents Park Library Tuesday 16[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flower Power - all stores
In this FREE interactive workshop, kids learn about the unique environments plants thrive in from avid deserts to tropical rain forests. They also enjoy getting their hands dirty during a potting exercise, where they’ll plant[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Glenorie Bakery
Junior Bakers Academy is back at the delicious and fun Glenorie Bakery this Easter! Let your kids decorate their Easter Cupcakes and be part of an amazing cause! Date: 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th April[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 25 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 26 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Willsford Homes Playground, Northmead
The Active Parramatta Van is operating pop up sessions in local parks during the school holidays. There will be free sporting activities and games for all ages, including soccer, tennis, cricket, skipping ropes, hula hoops[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Krispy Kreme Auburn
Ever wanted to decorate your own Doughnut? Well come to Krispy Kreme these school holidays for some Doughnut Decorating fun! Running on 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Civic Park, Pendle Hill
Fun 4 Kids is a free school holidays event designed for kids with a taste for adventure! Whether it’s running through jungle mazes, searching for dinosaur eggs, meeting a dinosaur, playing laser tag in our[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cumberland Council libraries
Head to a Cumberland Council Libraries for celebrate great Australian literary creatures including Grug and the gumnut babies. Free session starting at 10:30am – no bookings required Monday 15 April – Regents Park Library Tuesday 16[...]
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flower Power - all stores
In this FREE interactive workshop, kids learn about the unique environments plants thrive in from avid deserts to tropical rain forests. They also enjoy getting their hands dirty during a potting exercise, where they’ll plant[...]
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Thornleigh Community Centre
Lifeline is celebrating 11 years of book fairs in Thornleigh! And you can pick up some quality pre-loved books, CDs and DVDs over the two days of the book fair with over 50,000 on sale,[...]
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
The Parramatta River is the lifeblood of the city for a surprising array of creatures with fur, fins, feathers or scales. Learn about them, and maybe even meet some, on this activity based walk along[...]
Apr 27 @ 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 essential There will be an electrician, a carpenter and bicycle mechanic available[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Golden Ridge Animal Farm
On the farm, there is always a hands on experience for children, parents and seniors. Each day Golden Ridge Farm open, there are set of activities for everyone to enjoy. But they wanted to find[...]
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
The Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 200 years ago. Come and visit this slower lifestyle. Read more about our recent visit here. The Australiana Pioneer Village[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Golden Ridge Animal Farm
On the farm, there is always a hands on experience for children, parents and seniors. Each day Golden Ridge Farm open, there are set of activities for everyone to enjoy. But they wanted to find[...]
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Krispy Kreme Auburn
Ever wanted to decorate your own Doughnut? Well come to Krispy Kreme these school holidays for some Doughnut Decorating fun! Running on 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am James Ruse Reserve
Dads and Kids Breakfast is a free BBQ breakfast and play time for dads and kids fortnightly in Parramatta. The breakfast is normally at Pavilion Flat in Parramatta Park, right near  The Grounds Keeper Cafe. But[...]
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 5 @ 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 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Village Green, Blacktown
The Village Green is transformed on the 1st Sunday of each month into a farmer’s wonderland with the very best fresh food that Blacktown and Western Sydney has to offer. There will be an abundance[...]
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
The Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 200 years ago. Come and visit this slower lifestyle. Read more about our recent visit here. The Australiana Pioneer Village[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wascoe Siding
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains will be running, subject to the weather (rain). Note that all train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes. (No thongs or sandals etc). Some of our facilities[...]
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely love going along to this FREE outdoor storytime each month. The Bush School Storytime starts with a nature craft and discovery activity. Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy the[...]
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 8 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Hospital at Westmead
Fortnightly on Wednesday, you’ll find the Hospital Farmers Market out the front of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The special event has live music, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around[...]
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society
Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society operate a miniature 5″ gauge live steam railway, which is located at Ruse Park, Hoskins Avenue, Bankstown. Their Public Running Day is the 2nd Saturday of each month (except January). Members[...]
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Parramatta Park
Going on a Dairy Precinct Tour is your chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, rarely seen until now. Parramatta Park Trust runs the guided tours on the second Saturday of each month at 11am[...]
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 12 @ 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 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
The Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 200 years ago. Come and visit this slower lifestyle. Read more about our recent visit here. The Australiana Pioneer Village[...]
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Winston Hills Mall
Join Clown Sparkles with FREE Face Painting, Fun and Games on the second Tuesday of every month (exc. school holidays) from 10am – 2pm in the play area at Winston Hills Mall. It’s FREE for everyone[...]
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Trainworks
A Day Out With Thomas is great fun for all ages and includes lots of fun Thomas activities. Plus access to ALL of the museums exhibits, use of the BBQ facility, playground and free parking[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Market Place
Newington Markets is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am – 2:00pm. You can expect an array of Fresh produce, artisan and gourmet foods, fashion, alcohol, homewares, live music, family activities and[...]
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
History will come alive this May at the Nurragingy Reserve over two spectacular days at the Blacktown City Medieval Fayre. Featuring regal pageantry from the past – Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies and Knights in[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Various Fire Stations
Fire & Rescue NSW will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2019, with fire stations across the State giving visitors a personal glimpse into Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service. More than[...]

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