EAT, DRINK, SHOP and PLAY at the Newington Pop Up Markets. With fine foods, gorgeous jewellery and homewares, fashionable kids-wear, kid’s activities and more they’ll be something the whole family can enjoy. And you can take the kids across the road to Pierre de Coubertin Park for a play. Or walk around to the newer Cumberland Park nature playground.
- When: Every third Saturday of the month
- Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
- Parking: 2 hours Free on grade parking is available.
- Who’s there: We have regular vendors who are with us month to month (which we love!) but we also like to spice things up with new and exciting stall holders.
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
Join the River’s Edge Playgroun from 10am to 11:30am every Thursday during school term in Newington. The playgroup is suitable for kids 0-5yrs and it costs $2 per visit to attend.
There is play time, craft and song time. Plus a byo morning tea to finish. Contact Ali on 0409 635 802 or Ivanka on 0405 312 971 for more details.
The BirdLife Discovery Centre provides opportunities for people to learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat. It is located in the Newington Armory – formerly the Royal Australian Navy Armaments Depot in the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park.
FREE Guided Bird Walks around the Newington Armory – 10 am on the last Sunday of the month, for one hour.
This fascinating walk around the Newington Armory helps people of all ages to identify and spot birds in their natural habitat. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will open up the world of birds for you. Departing from the Armroy Visitor Centre, just inside the gates to the Armory, on the last Sunday of the month from 10am. Please call (02) 4376 1001 or email [email protected] if you have any queries.