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Parramatta Parkrun | George Kendall Riverside Park@ George Kendall Riverside Park
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am
Parramatta Parkrun | George Kendall Riverside Park @ George Kendall Riverside Park | Ermington | New South Wales | Australia

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
The run starts at George Kendell Riverside Park, Ermington, Sydney, Australia.
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the coffee van at the end of the run – please come and join us!
When is it?
Every Saturday at 8:00am.
Where is it?
The run starts at George Kendell Riverside Park, Ermington, Sydney, Australia.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
The Course
The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course starts from George Kendell Riverside Park, Ermington. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Cost:
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Blacktown
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Blacktown | Blacktown | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities and DIY Workshops

Every Saturday and Sunday, Bunnings Blacktown puts on free face painting from 10am and then craft activities from 11am to 2pm in the DIY Workshop.

NIRIN Haiveta Free Ferry – Biennale of Sydney | Sydney Olympic Park to Cockatoo Island@ Cockatoo Island
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am
NIRIN Haiveta Free Ferry - Biennale of Sydney | Sydney Olympic Park to Cockatoo Island @ Cockatoo Island | New South Wales | Australia

NIRIN HAIVETA will transport Western Sydney residents from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf to Cockatoo Island for free every Saturday to enjoy the Biennale of Sydney.

Interpreting and abstracting Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian tattoo motifs, Melbourne arts and cultural collective BE., in collaboration with Noakes Group, have created a vessel that celebrates women’s mark-making through visual representation and interpretation.

  • Every Saturday: Saturday, 14 March – Saturday, 6 June 2020
  • 10 am: Sydney Olympic Park Wharf to Cockatoo Island Wharf
  • 2 pm: Cockatoo Island Wharf to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf
Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society Public Running Day@ Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society Public Running Day @ Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society | Bankstown | New South Wales | Australia

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 start their locos at approximately 10:30am and steam until about 2:30pm.

There is a variety of locomotives, including live steam, battery-powered and petrol engine locomotives, and yes we do give rides

Enclosed shoes please – no open toes. Steam trains, electric trains & diesel train rides for little kids and big kids. A fun day out!

Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Seven Hills | Seven Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Seven Hills run DIY workshops for kids on the weekends from 10:30am to 3pm.

There is a different theme each week, such as garden, woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. Kids can make fun projects like toolboxes, toy trucks and planter boxes. Note: An adult must accompany all children.

Dairy Precinct Tours | Parramatta Park@ Parramatta Park
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dairy Precinct Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | North Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

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 and 12pm, and by appointment.

Built in 1796, the Dairy Cottage was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now on the World Heritage list. In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy with a sunken milk-processing room constructed alongside.  The milk room still remains today and can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

You will be able to see Parramatta Park story unfold in a brand-new audio-visual exhibition inside these two important historic buildings.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal history.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Interpretive displays recreating the life of dairy workers in the 1800s
  • Audio-visual history of World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park and the Dairy precinct
  • Artefact displays
  • Newly restored 19th century cottage gardens and sounds scapes.

Keep in Mind

  • Due to the historic nature of The Dairy Precinct, there is uneven surfaces inside the Dairy and Rangers Cottages and surrounding gardens, paths and entries that may cause trips, slips or falls.
  • A number of areas in the Dairy Precinct have limited accessibility.  If you have special access requirements, please contact the Trust on 02 98957500 prior to booking.
Stories & Play | Ryde Library@ Ryde Library
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stories & Play | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Come and join us for a morning of stories and fun play! All ages are welcome!

  • Ryde Library – Saturdays 11 am to 12 pm
  • North Ryde Library – Saturdays 10.45 am to 11.30 am
Apr
12
Sun
North Rocks Markets (Every Sunday) | Rotary Carlingford@ Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Apr 12 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Rocks Markets (Every Sunday) | Rotary Carlingford @ Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) | North Rocks | New South Wales | Australia

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 cash donation. Funds raised goes to the many charities supported by Rotary, including RIDBC. Your support is very much appreciated.

North Rocks Markets are outdoors. Weather permitting it will operate every Sunday, except those that fall on Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 01, Apr 25.

Places are reserved for permanent stallholders. Casual stall holders are welcome and should arrive at 6:30am. There is a fee of $40, which includes insurance and GST.

Escape the Museum | Newington Armory@ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Escape the Museum | Newington Armory @ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

Every Sunday, offered between 9.30am – 2pm (each session is 30 minutes) – Newington Armory

Calling all super sleuths! This is an exit or escape room activity program where a small group of people enter the scout museum, use clues in the museum to solve puzzles to ultimately succeed in achieving a collaborative goal such as find a key to open an “end-game” lock or to stop a count-down clock.

Suitable for both adults and children. Children 5+ years of age who must be accompanied by an adult.

Located at the Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory.

Cost:
$10 per person
Tickets/Bookings:
Call 0408166548 or email [email protected]
Age:
5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
More info:
Call 0408166548 or email [email protected]

Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days@ Galston Valley Railway
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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 also watch the trains on the model railway.

  • Gates open at 9:30 – rides from 10 am to 3 pm (but they may finish earlier if there are very few people left or the weather turns bad).Galston Valley Railway
  • Trains run continually throughout the day. They generally have a mix of steam and “diesel” (i.e. petrol or electric) locomotives.
  • Wet weather? Our running day will only be cancelled if there is steady rain at Galston in the morning. We will usually run if the weather is showery. A decision will be made by about 9:30 am. If you want to get the latest information on the day, please call us on 9653 1630 after 9:30 am.
  • Hot weather. Our running day will also be cancelled if the forecast (for Parramatta) indicates that the day will be 40 °C or more.

Please note that in the event of a Total Fire Ban, the DIY BBQs will be unavailable and only “diesel” locomotives will be running (no steam). However, the sausage sandwich stall will still be open.

Open Days

Here are the public running days for the next 12 months:

  • December 8th 2019
  • January 12th 2020
  • February 9th 2020
  • March 8th 2020
  • April 12th 2020
  • May 10th 2020
  • June 14th 2020
  • July 12th 2020
  • August 9th 2020
  • September 13th 2020
  • October 11th 2020
  • November 8th 2020

Facilities

On Public Running Days, there are:

  • Picnic tables (sorry – no bookings taken, gates open at 9:30am)
  • Sausage Sandwich Stall between 12 noon and 1:30pm
  • DIY barbeques – these are wood fired (wood supplied) but please bring your own matches, firelighters and BBQ tools etc. The DIY barbeques will be unavailable if there is a total fire ban
  • Tap water is available throughout the picnic areas
  • Canteen selling tea & coffeee, cold drinks, ice creams & lollies
  • Display of small stationary models
  • Garden gauge model railway display
  • Miniature Traction Engine rides (on some days)
  • Male & female toilets (sorry – no disabled facility)

Please note that our site has steps – if you bring a pram or stroller it will be necessary to carry it up & down steps.

Tickets

  • Site entry for adults is $10 (sorry, no concessions), and this includes on train ride.
  • Site entry for accompanied children is free
  • Rides are $2.50 per person (any age*)
  • There are now EFTPOS facilities for entry and ride tickets.

Please note that rides for toddlers are available only if the child is old enough to sit on a seat, self supported. Babes in arms cannot be carried on trains.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce@ Australian Pioneer Village
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce @ Australian Pioneer Village | Wilberforce | New South Wales | Australia

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 is a true monument to the pioneering days that bred within us, the spirit of courage and faith in ourselves and our country. The land on which Australiana Pioneer Village is situated was farmland recognised as essential to the survival of colonial New South Wales being one of the earliest grants made in Australia. Due to Bill McLachlan’s vision and The Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village, the Village has been preserved for our future generations, an almost forgotten era. In 2004 the Village buildings were gazetted for listing on the NSW Heritage register which was granted.  The buildings will forever now be protected.

There are a range of activities to do while visiting the village, including the miniature trains ($3 per ride for 3yrs+), watching the blacksmith working, going on a horse and carriage ride ($4 per person) and seeing a shearing demonstration. There are also plenty of places to picnic and lots for the kids to explore.

Opening Hours

The Village is open every Sunday, public holiday mondays (except Anzac Day) and
Tuesday and Wednesday during school holidays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Blacktown
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Blacktown | Blacktown | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities and DIY Workshops

Every Saturday and Sunday, Bunnings Blacktown puts on free face painting from 10am and then craft activities from 11am to 2pm in the DIY Workshop.

Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Seven Hills | Seven Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Seven Hills run DIY workshops for kids on the weekends from 10:30am to 3pm.

There is a different theme each week, such as garden, woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. Kids can make fun projects like toolboxes, toy trucks and planter boxes. Note: An adult must accompany all children.

Parklea Free Family Fun Day | Blacktown@ Parklea Markets
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parklea Free Family Fun Day | Blacktown @ Parklea Markets | Parklea | New South Wales | Australia

Parklea Markets FREE Family Fun Day
September 8th
11:00am to 2:00pm

FREE Virtual Reality rides for all ages

FREE Animal Farm from KindiFarm with baby lambs and kids, baby calf, piglet, sheep, goats, baby chicks, ducks and rabbits!

FREE Jumping Castles

FREE Balloonist and The Bubble Man

FREE live entertainment from Miguel Tiongson

FREE Mini Ferris Wheel Rides

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