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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
- Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
- Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
- Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.
For more information contact: [email protected]
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.
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.
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 Richill Park in Constitution Hill on Thursdays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 30th January.
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 1, 2020:
- MONDAY – Sturt Park, Telopea
- TUESDAY – Sherwin Park, North Parramatta
- WEDNESDAY – Rosella Park, Harris Park
- THURSDAY – Richill Park, Constitution Hill
- FRIDAY – Jubilee Park, Parramatta
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!