What’s on cal

Aug
18
Sun
North Rocks Markets (Every Sunday) | Rotary Carlingford@ Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Aug 18 @ 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.

Family Fair | Rouse Hill House and Farm@ Rouse Hill House and Farm
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Playfulness and merriment abounds as Family Fair returns for another year. Bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a day of fun and nostalgia on Sunday 18 August.

Enjoy farm animal encounters, creative art activities, vintage games, a pop-up library and story book readings, music performances, and more. So, grab your tickets and get ready for a day of delight as you explore this iconic farm and historic house.

When purchasing your tickets, please choose an entry time of 9am or 12pm. You can arrive any time after your entry time begins and stay as long as you like. Activities will take place across the whole day.

Family Fair Rouse Hill

Head to the Sydney Living Museums website for a full list of activities.

Tickets

  • General $6
  • Family $15
  • Members Free
Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival | Auburn Botanic Gardens@ Auburn Botanic Gardens
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the beautiful cherry blossom at the annual Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival over 9 days, from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 25th August 2019, at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Take photos under a sky of pink, snack on Japanese food, beat a drum and watch sumo wrestling. Plus lots more, including kids activities!

More details still to come on the program for 2019.


2018 Info

There are two Hanami (‘flower viewing’) weekends which are extremely popular (aka busy) but also full of entertainment and activities. We much prefer however to go on a weekday and are looking forward to the kids day on 22nd August. And there is also a gardening day with Costa Georgiadis on 21st August.

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Hanami (meaning “flower viewing”) is the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura). The practice of Hanami is more than a thousand years old and is still very popular in Japan today. It takes place in the spring for only a week or two when the flowers are in bloom. Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to enjoy a self-guided tour around the cherry blossom trail and discover pockets of wonderful cherry blossoms all along the walking trail in our Japanese Gardens.

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Flavours of Japan

With the scenery of the Japanese Gardens good enough to eat, why not put some Cherry Blossoms on your plate with a series of signature dishes honouring the flower to be released in 2018. One of a kind festival delicacies include:

  • Aunty Tomsu’s Cherry Blossom Cheesecake
  • Sweet Pink Lotus Bun by Tsuru
  • Cherry Dessert Gyoza by Shiso Fine
  • Famous Japanese festival dessert Taiyaki by Otsu

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Other culinary highlights that nod to Japan’s rich gastronomic heritage include:

  • Sakura Burger with pink milk bun by 2018 battle of the burger winners, Mate Burger
  • Smoked beef brisket in yakitori and miso sauce by The Hardstyle Kitchen
  • Tokyo (hot) Dogs by J-Dog

Tickets

The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival is FREE to Cumberland Council residents and children under 16. Entry is $5 for everyone else. Book online for your chance to win return flights to Japan.

The Westies Markets | Emu Plains@ Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Westies Market – Emu Plains features stallholders trading local produce, handmade, one off fashion items and homewares, freshly made ready to eat gourmet treats as well as delicious food to take home along with live music, performers and workshops. Making it the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday, shopping, eating, meeting friends and making new ones. We are more than just a market, we are a place for locals and visitors alike to come and interact with their local community.

Now held every 3 months on a Sunday at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, 115-119 Great Western Highway Emu Plains from 9am to 2pm.

Stall Holders

Preference will be give to stallholders living in Western Sydney, allowing us to showcase the region and increase creativity.  We curate our stall holders carefully to make sure we have a great mix of products, giving our visitors a wide range of variety.

Westies Markets

Escape the Museum | Newington Armory@ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Aug 18 @ 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]

Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce@ Australian Pioneer Village
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 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.

Featherdale Wildlife Park Visits Auburn Central@ Auburn Central
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Featherdale Wildlife Park Visits Auburn Central @ Auburn Central | Auburn | New South Wales | Australia

Come along to Auburn Central and meet some amazing Aussie wildlife thanks to our friends from Featherdale Wildlife Park!

Don’t miss your chance to also meet Archer the Koala mascot on Sunday between 10am-1pm! There’ll be special ticket details for Featherdale Wildilfe Park on the day too, and be there at 12pm and you could win a family annual pass each day!

  • Where: In front of Big W
  • When: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August
  • Time: 10am to 1pm
Ferragosto – Italian Street Festival | Five Dock@ Five Dock
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ferragosto - Italian Street Festival | Five Dock @ Five Dock | Five Dock | New South Wales | Australia

Celebrate Ferragosto, Sydney’s most beloved Italian street festival on Sunday, 18 August 2019.

Posted by Ferragosto on Sunday, 26 May 2019

Great North Road in Five Dock will come alive with the tastes and sounds of Italy this year.

  • Explore the Italian food stalls and grab some delicious street eats like ravioli, pizza and gnocchi, and treat yourself to cannoli and gelato.
  • Enjoy the sweet sounds of Italian tunes across multiple stages.
  • Get involved in the pasta, gelato and cannoli competitions, and don’t forget to jump on the free amusement rides.

There’s something for everyone this year at Ferragosto so come along and enjoy the fare with your family and friends.

To keep up to date, visit the Ferragosto Facebook page and select “going” to the event.

  • Where: Great North Road, Five Dock
  • When: Sunday, 18 August 2019
  • Time: 10am–4pm
Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Aug 18 @ 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.

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Riding the Rails | Newington Armory @ Newington Armory | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

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 munitions. With snippets of commentary from on-board tour guides, Riding the Rails takes you past buildings dating back to the 1890s, including explosives storehouses and workshops, cottages, and a wharf.

And make sure to have a play at the fab Blaxland Riverside Park while you are there!

Tickets for Riding the Rails can be purchased on the day at the Armory Visitor Centre (located near the main entrance to Newington Armory).

11.00am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm

  • Cost: $5 for all passengers. Children under 3: free if seated on an adult’s lap; if seated on chair, $5
  • Tickets/Bookings: Purchase tickets on the day at the Armory Visitor Centre
  • Age: All Ages
  • More info: Call 02 9714 7888

Springs Alive at Eden Gardens@ Eden Gardens
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Springs Alive at Eden Gardens @ Eden Gardens | Macquarie Park | New South Wales | Australia

Head over to Eden Gardens on Sunday 18th August as they launch into spring with the Spring’s Alive event.

There’s plenty to do including talks, workshops, petting zoo, face painting, jumping castle, lawn games and much more!

The Innovation Games | Sydney Olympic Park@ Giants Stadium
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Drone simulations, Big Science shows, wildlife demonstrations, The Space Cowboy’s Stranger than Fiction, skate science and more!

Innovation Games at Giants Stadium

The Innovation Games at GIANTS Stadium is a free science-based family fun day full of sporting, science and technology action at the town centre of Sydney Olympic Park, bringing science to sports fans attending the GWS GIANTS AFL game at GIANTS Stadium.

There’ll be drone simulations, DNA extractions, the opportunity to meet Australian wildlife up close, skate and scooter physics, and plenty more hands-on science. Don’t forget to BYO-device for an augmented reality treasure hunt.

Can you kick the physics out of a footy? come down to GIANTS Stadium 18 August to show us at the 2019 Innovation Game 👩🏼‍🔬We're bringing science to sports fans from 11am on Game Day GWS Giants // Sydney Science Festival

Posted by Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday, 31 July 2019

 

Enjoy a number of activities and shows throughout the day:

  • GWS GIANTS sports and fitness
  • The Space Cowboy, Chayne Hultgren at 12pm and 2:30pm
  • Australian Wildlife Displays and Shows
  • Periodic Table of Sport show
  • Augmented Reality experiences with Sydney Olympic Park
  • Hands-on science with Fizzics Education
  • One Giant Leap drone simulations
  • BMX Bike Demonstrations and bike track
  • iGEM team from University of Sydney exploring DNA
  • The Australian Museum
  • Virtual Reality Gaming
Aug
19
Mon
Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival | Auburn Botanic Gardens@ Auburn Botanic Gardens
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the beautiful cherry blossom at the annual Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival over 9 days, from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 25th August 2019, at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Take photos under a sky of pink, snack on Japanese food, beat a drum and watch sumo wrestling. Plus lots more, including kids activities!

More details still to come on the program for 2019.


2018 Info

There are two Hanami (‘flower viewing’) weekends which are extremely popular (aka busy) but also full of entertainment and activities. We much prefer however to go on a weekday and are looking forward to the kids day on 22nd August. And there is also a gardening day with Costa Georgiadis on 21st August.

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Hanami (meaning “flower viewing”) is the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura). The practice of Hanami is more than a thousand years old and is still very popular in Japan today. It takes place in the spring for only a week or two when the flowers are in bloom. Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to enjoy a self-guided tour around the cherry blossom trail and discover pockets of wonderful cherry blossoms all along the walking trail in our Japanese Gardens.

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Flavours of Japan

With the scenery of the Japanese Gardens good enough to eat, why not put some Cherry Blossoms on your plate with a series of signature dishes honouring the flower to be released in 2018. One of a kind festival delicacies include:

  • Aunty Tomsu’s Cherry Blossom Cheesecake
  • Sweet Pink Lotus Bun by Tsuru
  • Cherry Dessert Gyoza by Shiso Fine
  • Famous Japanese festival dessert Taiyaki by Otsu

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Other culinary highlights that nod to Japan’s rich gastronomic heritage include:

  • Sakura Burger with pink milk bun by 2018 battle of the burger winners, Mate Burger
  • Smoked beef brisket in yakitori and miso sauce by The Hardstyle Kitchen
  • Tokyo (hot) Dogs by J-Dog

Tickets

The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival is FREE to Cumberland Council residents and children under 16. Entry is $5 for everyone else. Book online for your chance to win return flights to Japan.