What’s on cal

Jan
26
Sun
Parramatta Australia Day | Parramatta Park@ Parramatta Park
Jan 26 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dawn until dusk. Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, live entertainment featuring headline act ‘Sheppard’, delicious food, amusement rides and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

AERIAL (9am – 3pm)

Parramatta's Australia Day

Start your day marvelling at the skies as we launch Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon display with delicious food and roving family entertainment from Circular Keys to Up, up & Away and Roo’d. Proudly supported by PARKROYAL Parramatta.

Take a ride on a hot-air balloon. Ballot registrations for Aerial hot-air balloons are currently open, and close at 5pm on Wednesday, 15 January. Register your interest here.

ENTERTAINMENT (8.30am – 9pm)

From headline act ‘Sheppard’ and Triple J Unearthed winner ‘Asta’ to kids entertainers Bananas in Pyjamas, enjoy a great line-up of live entertainment across 3 different stages. Discover the full entertainment line-up at Australia Day Parramatta here

CARNIVALE (9am – 3pm)

Parramatta's Australia Day

Don’t miss this annual showcase of more than 300 classic vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, trucks, coaches and vintage speedway cars. Talk to the experts and get an inside look into the world of classic restoration as this eclectic collection of vehicles returns to Parramatta Park, a former racing circuit. Visit the dedicated car club tents where you can learn all about vehicle history and engineering from car club members.

THE PLAYGROUND – CIRCUSWORKS (10am-4pm)

Enjoy a wide range of roving performers and live entertainment in the CircusWorks Playground. Get in on the action with an interactive circus workshop and try your hand at juggling, twirling, hula-hoops, walking beams and more.

AMUSEMENT CITY (10am-9pm)

Parramatta's Australian Day Celebrations

We know how to deliver on carnival fun! Don’t miss a sideshow alley, great selection of amusement rides and delicious snacks in this entertaining area, catered to people of all ages.

CHILL-OUT ZONE (10am – 4pm)

Kick back, grab a deckchair and relax under the shade at the Old Government House courtyard as DJs and live musicians spin music late into the afternoon.

WORKSHOPS (10:30am – 5pm)

From arts and crafts to several hands-on activities like mask and jewellery making and mural painting, there are plenty of workshops available to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained throughout the day at Old Government House.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney | Abbotsbury@ Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The season will run for a limited time only from 1st January to 2nd February 2020.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

New year, new venue! ✨Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney opens Jan 1st at Western Sydney Parklands! Get tickets & view our film line-up here – http://bit.ly/MoonlightSYD

Posted by Moonlight Cinema on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Western Sydney audiences will be able to enjoy night after night of cinematic splendour under the stars, whether you’re after a night of family-friendly entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date. Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience.

As a BYO event, Moonlight gives you the freedom to create your own perfect outdoor cinema experience. Prepare a picnic or bring along your favourite sweets to enjoy throughout the movie, or if you are unable to assemble the sumptuous banquet of your dreams, don’t fret as Moonlight has you covered with a licensed bar and a candy bar with classic cinema treats on site.

Movies

Western Sydney can look forward to a phenomenal film program that is jam-packed with acclaimed new releases, action-packed blockbusters and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films. The huge program includes: screenings of top picks for Awards season Joker, Ford v Ferrari and Knives Out; family-friendly films Frozen 2 and Jumanji: The Next Level; and action-packed blockbusters Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Gentlemen.

Check out some of the program highlights:

MUST-SEE FILMS OF THE SUMMER

Witness Joaquin Phoenix’s universally acclaimed portrayal of the iconic Batman villain in the chilling blockbuster Joker; solve a dramatic murder mystery along with an all-star cast in the new who-dunnit in Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Aussie favourites Toni Collette and Katherine Langford; and learn the legendary tale of Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, in the story of an American car designer’s mission to build a revolutionary race car for Ford.

FAMILY FILMS

Celebrate under the stars with the whole family with Moonlight’s hotly anticipated kid friendly films including: Frozen 2 which sees the beloved original cast reunite on an intrepid journey to find the origin of Elsa’s powers and save their kingdom and Jumanji: The Next Level, chronicling the gang’s return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own and escape the world’s most dangerous game.

ACTION-PACKED BLOCKBUSTERS

Action-packed Hollywood blockbusters include: The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a high-stakes crime comedy about a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a billionaire dynasty in Oklahoma; and the highly-anticipated conclusion to the epic Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Watch your all-time favourite movies and summer blockbusters under the stars in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

Tickets

All tickets $15. Family Passes available for $50

Jan
27
Mon
Pick Your Own Apples Season Opening | Bilpin@ Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Apple picking season starts this Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin. You can pick your own gala apples at Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce and Bilpin Fruit Bowl (plus possibly other farms) on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th January 2020. They will then each be open every weekend till about the end of April. Plus, there Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

  • Pine Crest Orchard – no entry fee, apples you pick $4/kg, open weekends and public holidays from 10am to 4pm
  • TNT Produce – Entry is $2 per person (children under 5 free), $5/kg for apples you pick, open weekends and public holidays from 10am to 4pm
  • Bilpin Fruit Bowl – Entry fee is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3 to 15ys, open weekends from 10am to 4pm

PLEASE show the farmers respect by following the rules and not damaging their trees when visiting.

Apples TNT Produce
TNT Produce
Jan
28
Tue
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Jan 28 @ 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, starting back in 2020 on 28th January.

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’s the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule for term 1, 2020:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

Tiny Tots Tuesday | Wenty Leagues@ Wenty Leagues
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tuesday | Wenty Leagues @ Wenty Leagues | Wentworthville | New South Wales | Australia

Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 11am to 2pm. There is a different activity each week.

DECEMBER

  • 3 | Brick Building Workshop
    Get creative this Christmas with a fun brick building workshop
  • 10 | Plaster Painting Class
    Create your Christmas Masterpiece with plaster, a perfect gift to leave for Santa
  • 17 | Christmas Scratch Art Class
    Oh what fun it is to make some Christmas Scratch art
  • 24 | Elf Party
    Join us for a Holly Jolly Elf Party
  • 31 | Jack Sharp The Magician
    Abracadabra, Alla-Kazoo, get ready for Jack Sharp the magician to amaze you

JANUARY

  • 7 | Arts and Crafts
    Purple, pink, orange and blue, we want to craft with you
  • 14 | Jack Sharp the Magician
    Prepare to be mystified by Jack Sharp as he performs his magic tricks
  • 21 | Bath Bomb Workshop
    Bath bomb making workshop
  • 28 | Clown Party
    Bring your dancing shoes and get goofy at this week’s clown party
Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney | Abbotsbury@ Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The season will run for a limited time only from 1st January to 2nd February 2020.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

New year, new venue! ✨Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney opens Jan 1st at Western Sydney Parklands! Get tickets & view our film line-up here – http://bit.ly/MoonlightSYD

Posted by Moonlight Cinema on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Western Sydney audiences will be able to enjoy night after night of cinematic splendour under the stars, whether you’re after a night of family-friendly entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date. Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience.

As a BYO event, Moonlight gives you the freedom to create your own perfect outdoor cinema experience. Prepare a picnic or bring along your favourite sweets to enjoy throughout the movie, or if you are unable to assemble the sumptuous banquet of your dreams, don’t fret as Moonlight has you covered with a licensed bar and a candy bar with classic cinema treats on site.

Movies

Western Sydney can look forward to a phenomenal film program that is jam-packed with acclaimed new releases, action-packed blockbusters and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films. The huge program includes: screenings of top picks for Awards season Joker, Ford v Ferrari and Knives Out; family-friendly films Frozen 2 and Jumanji: The Next Level; and action-packed blockbusters Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Gentlemen.

Check out some of the program highlights:

MUST-SEE FILMS OF THE SUMMER

Witness Joaquin Phoenix’s universally acclaimed portrayal of the iconic Batman villain in the chilling blockbuster Joker; solve a dramatic murder mystery along with an all-star cast in the new who-dunnit in Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Aussie favourites Toni Collette and Katherine Langford; and learn the legendary tale of Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, in the story of an American car designer’s mission to build a revolutionary race car for Ford.

FAMILY FILMS

Celebrate under the stars with the whole family with Moonlight’s hotly anticipated kid friendly films including: Frozen 2 which sees the beloved original cast reunite on an intrepid journey to find the origin of Elsa’s powers and save their kingdom and Jumanji: The Next Level, chronicling the gang’s return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own and escape the world’s most dangerous game.

ACTION-PACKED BLOCKBUSTERS

Action-packed Hollywood blockbusters include: The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a high-stakes crime comedy about a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a billionaire dynasty in Oklahoma; and the highly-anticipated conclusion to the epic Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Watch your all-time favourite movies and summer blockbusters under the stars in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

Tickets

All tickets $15. Family Passes available for $50

Jan
29
Wed
Hospital Farmers Market | Westmead@ Children's Garden (Level 1) at The Children's Hospital Westmead
Jan 29 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hospital Farmers Market | Westmead @ Children's Garden (Level 1) at The Children's Hospital Westmead | Westmead | New South Wales | Australia

**PLEASE NOTE** The Farmers Market has moved to a NEW location and can now be found in the Children’s Garden (Level 1) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Follow the signs.

Farmers Market is an initiative of Harvest Farms and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to bring fresh, locally sourced food to the Hospital for staff, families, patients and the community to purchase and enjoy.

The special event includes live music from Pat Eyre Duo, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around the world, jams, stuffed olives, flowers, teas, baked goodies and much more.

Date: Farmers Market runs every two weeks*
Time: 7am – lunchtime
Location: Children’s Garden, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

*Farmers Market will break over Christmas and resume fortnightly as of Wednesday 15 January, 2020.

Stallholders include:

  • Sev’s Gozleme
  • Fay’s Dumplings and Sushi
  • Nowel’s Juices
  • Francesca’s Pizzarelli
  • On Ya Gnocchi
  • Shepherds Bakehouse
  • Plant Based Eatery Thai
  • Rob’s Flowers
  • The Really Stuffed Olive
  • Neat Jane’s Tea
  • Hill Lock Orchard
  • Harvest Farms Fruit and Vegetables
  • Ola Lola Latin American Food
  • Ms Bee’s Honey
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park@ Rosella Park
Jan 29 @ 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 Rosella Park in Harris Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 29th January.

Rosella Park
Rosella Park

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:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney | Abbotsbury@ Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The season will run for a limited time only from 1st January to 2nd February 2020.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

New year, new venue! ✨Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney opens Jan 1st at Western Sydney Parklands! Get tickets & view our film line-up here – http://bit.ly/MoonlightSYD

Posted by Moonlight Cinema on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Western Sydney audiences will be able to enjoy night after night of cinematic splendour under the stars, whether you’re after a night of family-friendly entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date. Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience.

As a BYO event, Moonlight gives you the freedom to create your own perfect outdoor cinema experience. Prepare a picnic or bring along your favourite sweets to enjoy throughout the movie, or if you are unable to assemble the sumptuous banquet of your dreams, don’t fret as Moonlight has you covered with a licensed bar and a candy bar with classic cinema treats on site.

Movies

Western Sydney can look forward to a phenomenal film program that is jam-packed with acclaimed new releases, action-packed blockbusters and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films. The huge program includes: screenings of top picks for Awards season Joker, Ford v Ferrari and Knives Out; family-friendly films Frozen 2 and Jumanji: The Next Level; and action-packed blockbusters Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Gentlemen.

Check out some of the program highlights:

MUST-SEE FILMS OF THE SUMMER

Witness Joaquin Phoenix’s universally acclaimed portrayal of the iconic Batman villain in the chilling blockbuster Joker; solve a dramatic murder mystery along with an all-star cast in the new who-dunnit in Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Aussie favourites Toni Collette and Katherine Langford; and learn the legendary tale of Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, in the story of an American car designer’s mission to build a revolutionary race car for Ford.

FAMILY FILMS

Celebrate under the stars with the whole family with Moonlight’s hotly anticipated kid friendly films including: Frozen 2 which sees the beloved original cast reunite on an intrepid journey to find the origin of Elsa’s powers and save their kingdom and Jumanji: The Next Level, chronicling the gang’s return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own and escape the world’s most dangerous game.

ACTION-PACKED BLOCKBUSTERS

Action-packed Hollywood blockbusters include: The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a high-stakes crime comedy about a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a billionaire dynasty in Oklahoma; and the highly-anticipated conclusion to the epic Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Watch your all-time favourite movies and summer blockbusters under the stars in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

Tickets

All tickets $15. Family Passes available for $50

Jan
30
Thu
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Constitution Hill@ Richill Park
Jan 30 @ 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 Richill Park in Constitution Hill on Thursdays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 30th January.

Richill Park Constitution Hill

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:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

Lunar New Year Lion Dance | Westfield Parramatta@ Westfield Parramatta
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lunar New Year Lion Dance | Westfield Parramatta @ Westfield Parramatta | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Join us as we celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome the year of the Rat with a traditional Lion Dance performance.

The performance will commence Thursday 30 January on level 2 Centre Court at approximately 6pm and make its way through the centre spreading wisdom, good fortune and happiness for the New Year.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney | Abbotsbury@ Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The season will run for a limited time only from 1st January to 2nd February 2020.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

New year, new venue! ✨Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney opens Jan 1st at Western Sydney Parklands! Get tickets & view our film line-up here – http://bit.ly/MoonlightSYD

Posted by Moonlight Cinema on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Western Sydney audiences will be able to enjoy night after night of cinematic splendour under the stars, whether you’re after a night of family-friendly entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date. Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience.

As a BYO event, Moonlight gives you the freedom to create your own perfect outdoor cinema experience. Prepare a picnic or bring along your favourite sweets to enjoy throughout the movie, or if you are unable to assemble the sumptuous banquet of your dreams, don’t fret as Moonlight has you covered with a licensed bar and a candy bar with classic cinema treats on site.

Movies

Western Sydney can look forward to a phenomenal film program that is jam-packed with acclaimed new releases, action-packed blockbusters and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films. The huge program includes: screenings of top picks for Awards season Joker, Ford v Ferrari and Knives Out; family-friendly films Frozen 2 and Jumanji: The Next Level; and action-packed blockbusters Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Gentlemen.

Check out some of the program highlights:

MUST-SEE FILMS OF THE SUMMER

Witness Joaquin Phoenix’s universally acclaimed portrayal of the iconic Batman villain in the chilling blockbuster Joker; solve a dramatic murder mystery along with an all-star cast in the new who-dunnit in Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Aussie favourites Toni Collette and Katherine Langford; and learn the legendary tale of Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, in the story of an American car designer’s mission to build a revolutionary race car for Ford.

FAMILY FILMS

Celebrate under the stars with the whole family with Moonlight’s hotly anticipated kid friendly films including: Frozen 2 which sees the beloved original cast reunite on an intrepid journey to find the origin of Elsa’s powers and save their kingdom and Jumanji: The Next Level, chronicling the gang’s return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own and escape the world’s most dangerous game.

ACTION-PACKED BLOCKBUSTERS

Action-packed Hollywood blockbusters include: The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a high-stakes crime comedy about a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a billionaire dynasty in Oklahoma; and the highly-anticipated conclusion to the epic Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Watch your all-time favourite movies and summer blockbusters under the stars in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard.

Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

Tickets

All tickets $15. Family Passes available for $50

Movie Nights in the Space | The Connection, Rhodes@ The Connection, Rhodes
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Nights in the Space | The Connection, Rhodes @ The Connection, Rhodes | Rhodes | New South Wales | Australia

Free family movie nights at The Connection in Rhodes!

No booking required. Bring your own picnic, snacks and seating.

Jan
31
Fri
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Parramatta CBD@ Jubilee Park
Jan 31 @ 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 Jubilee Park in Parramatta on Fridays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 31st January.

Jubilee Park 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 1, 2020:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta