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Oct
21
Mon
Riverfest | Parramatta River@ Various across Parramatta River catchment
Oct 21 all-day
Riverfest | Parramatta River @ Various across Parramatta River catchment | Auburn | New South Wales | Australia

Riverfest is the premier, annual community event for ‘Our Living River’, celebrating the Parramatta River and surrounding catchment. This year’s Riverfest takes place between Thursday 17th October and Sunday 27th October.

Riverfest 2019 launch – Saturday 19th October

Join the launch of Riverfest 2019 on Saturday 19th October at the Masters Swimming NSW (MSNSW) open water swim at Lake Parramatta! City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer will start the 2km race and PRCG Chair Cr Mark Drury will blow the whistle for the 1km course. While you’re there, take the time to explore the scenic trails around the lake foreshore or relax with a leisurely picnic.

For a list of all the other Riverfest events on, head to http://www.ourlivingriver.com.au/blog/riverfest2019/.

Kids Club | Ryde Library@ Ryde Library
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Club | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Kids Club is a program for primary aged children. Come and join us for a fantastic afternoon of either Wii games, Lego, cartooning, science workshops or fun craft.

Oct
22
Tue
Northern Stars Playgroup | Baulkham Hills North Public School@ Baulkham Hills North Public School
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Northern Stars Playgroup | Baulkham Hills North Public School @ Baulkham Hills North Public School | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Northern Stars Playgroup runs from 9am to 11.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Baulkham Hills North Public School in the after school care room. Children from 0-5yrs, not yet at school, are welcome to attend with their parents. The fee is $20 per term.

Each group has a roster to help with set-up, morning tea, fruit, craft and pack-up.

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van is visiting 5 parks in the City of Parramatta each week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Sherwin Park in North Parramatta on Tuesdays from 9am to 11am.

Sherwin Park North Parramatta

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule for term 4:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

St Mary’s Parish Playgroup | Rydalmere@ St Mary's Parish
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

A new playgroup is starting on 24th July at St Mary’s Parish in Rydalmere.

St Mary's Parish playgroup rydalmere

 

Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church@ Granville Community Baptist Church
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church @ Granville Community Baptist Church | Granville | New South Wales | Australia

Playtime is for parents and preschool children and includes craft, morning tea, playing time and music.

  • Tuesday 9:30—11:30 am
  • Cost is $2 per family
  • The playgroup is on the corner of South and William Streets Granville. And close to all the yummy charcoal chicken shops.
  • For more information call or message Nyssa on 0414 017 996.
Ryde Uniting Church Multicultural Playgroup@ Ryde Uniting Church
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
South Granville Supported Playgroup | South Granville Community Centre@ South Granville Community Centre
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come along and join the South Granville Supported Playgroup.

We meet weekly during school terms to learn about child development and learning through play for children aged 0-5.

  • Meet other parents in the area and exchange ideas and information.
  • We ask for a gold coin donation to cover costs.
  • For more information, contact Shirin on 9637-7600.

South Granville Supported Playgroup

St John’s Anglican Church Playgroup | North Ryde@ St John's North Ryde Anglican
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Mid 2016, St John’s commenced a new playgroup located within a purpose built area on the church property.

The morning program includes free play, morning tea & live music with story time.

The program runs within school terms.

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall@ West Ryde Community Hall
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

Baby Bounce (0-18months) | Chatswood Library@ Chatswood Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Bounce (0-18months) | Chatswood Library @ Chatswood Library | Chatswood | New South Wales | Australia

Baby Bounce is a program that introduces early literacy through the use of songs, rhymes, finger/toe plays and simple stories for babies and their parent/carer at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

  • Tuesdays 10-10.30am and 11-11.30am (during school terms)
  • 25 tickets per session will be available 30 minutes before each session starts (9.30am for the 10am session, and 10.30am for the 11am session).

Please come along on a Tuesday morning during school terms and collect a ticket from our friendly staff.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Auburn Library@ Auburn Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Auburn Library @ Auburn Library | Auburn | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2019

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Lidcombe Library@ Lidcombe Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Lidcombe Library @ Lidcombe Library | Lidcombe | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2018

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes@ Nemesia Park Hall
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!