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Sep
27
Sun
Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce@ Australian Pioneer Village
Sep 27 @ 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.

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Sep 27 @ 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

Sunday Funday for the Family | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre@ Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Funday for the Family | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre @ Top Ryde City Shopping Centre | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for crafts and other fun activities for the whole family from 11am to 2pm in the Food Court on LG1.

See below for the schedule of activities and events happening each month. Note: in order to plan and cater for anticipated numbers, please ensure you register for free.

  • January: Back to school library bag decorating + Aussie kangaroo meet n greet
  • February: ‘Unboxing Imagination’ workshop – create your own imaginative mobile/flag
  • March: ‘Under the Sea’ sea creatures interactive display + sea magnet workshop
  • April: Dream catcher workshop
  • May: Duplo and Lego construction workshop
  • June: ‘Dare to Roll’ workshop – TBC
  • July: Winter Wonderland – Make a snow dome + Snowman meet n greet
  • August: Backyard bugs display + mini beast scratch art workshop
  • September: Succulent workshop – get spring ready and decorate and pot a succulent
  • October: Sand art workshop
  • November: Decorate a porcelain Christmas bell for yourself or for the perfect gift
Sep
28
Mon
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Sep 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 Sturt Park in Telopea on Mondays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 2nd February.

Sturt Park Telopea

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

Sep
29
Tue
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Sep 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 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
Sep 29 @ 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.

MARCH

  • 3 | Brick Building Workshop
    It’s time to get those construction caps on and build your own city
  • 10 | Wizard Party
    Abra kadabra! Join us this week for a whacky and wild wizard party!
  • 17 | Jack Sharp the Magician
    Your favourite magician is back for some magical fun and games
  • 24 | Build a Bug
    Assemble your very own creepy creature to take home whilst learning about insects, recycling and much more!
  • 31 | Under The Sea Party
    Dress up as your favourite underwater creature as we dive deep into an under the sea party!
Sep
30
Wed
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park@ Rosella Park
Sep 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 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

[SUSPENDED] Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde@ Anzac Park, West Ryde
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

Oct
4
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista@ Bella Vista Farm
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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: friends.bel[email protected]

Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce@ Australian Pioneer Village
Oct 4 @ 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.

Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding – Mini Trains | Blaxland@ Wascoe Siding
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding - Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding | Blaxland | New South Wales | Australia

Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels).

**IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes for safety. (No thongs or sandals etc). **

Some of our facilities include picnic grounds, canteen serving hot and cold food/ drinks/ snacks/ ice cream and more!

  • Park entry is FREE!
  • Train ride tickets ($4 per person) will be on sale on the day from our ticket office (no prior bookings required for tickets).
  • We have EFTPOS available for easy payment for both train ride tickets and the canteen!
  • Undercover table bookings: All the undercover tables are booked out for the remainder of 2019! Bookings for next year will be open soon.

All other outdoor tables and grassed areas are not subject to any reservations and operate on a first-in basis.

Regular train ride tickets are only available on the day from our ticket office – no ticket bookings required. (Should there be a total fire ban in place on the day, steam trains and BBQs will not be able to be used.)

Note – we reserve the right to close our site during the day if weather conditions change (for example thunderstorms, fire danger levels or other adverse weather that may arise which could affect the safety of visitors to our site)

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
5
Mon
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Oct 5 @ 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 Sturt Park in Telopea on Mondays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 2nd February.

Sturt Park Telopea

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

Oct
6
Tue
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Oct 6 @ 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