What’s on cal

Aug
16
Sun
Nurragingy Miniature Railway | Doonside@ Nurragingy Reserve
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened on Sunday 17th November. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3pm.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

  • Train rides are $3 each with passengers under 3 years of age requiring a paying adult over 18 years of age to accompany them.
  • You MUST wear fully enclosed shoes to be able to ride the rails.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Unfortunately there isn’t any signage at the moment and unless you know Nurragingy Reserve well, it can be hard to find. The railway is west of the water playground (which is behind the waterfall), along the green Parklands track just past the Magpie Picnic Area. We recommend going left at the roundabout when you enter Nurragingy Reserve and parking near the water playground and then walking over to the railway.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Aug 16 @ 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

Aug
17
Mon
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Aug 17 @ 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

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup | Rydalmere@ Rydalmere Public School
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup | Rydalmere @ Rydalmere Public School | Rydalmere | New South Wales | Australia

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School.

They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area.

It runs on Monday from 9.30am to 11:30am throughout the school term and there is a gold coin donation to attend.

Aug
18
Tue
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Aug 18 @ 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

Mini Park Rangers | Sydney Olympic Park@ Wentworth Common
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore the natural environment in a fun and interactive way with actual park rangers. Families will also enjoy listening to stories, doing craft and wondering amongst the trees. The FREE Mini Park Rangers program now runs each Tuesday and Wednesday morning during school term from 10am. In term 3 2020, it starts back up again at Wentworth Common but you must prebook.

There’s a different theme each week, with an associated story and discovery activity. Here is what the schedule was for term 1, 2020.

  • Session 1 – 4 February Wetlands
  • Session 2 – 11 February Recycled Art
  • Session 3 – 18 February Seniors Week
  • Session 4 – 25 February  Minibeasts & Insects
  • Session 5 – 3 March Clean Up Australia
  • Session 6 – 10 March Waterbirds
  • Session 7 – 17 March World Water Day (22 March)
  • Session 8 – 24 March Weather
  • Session 9 – 31 March Earth Hour
  • Session 10 – 7 April Easter/Bilbies/Animals

When we first visited, the theme was bugs and insects. And the kids enjoyed holding cicadas and learning about other tiny creatures.

Since then, we’ve also enjoyed sessions on spiders, bugs, frogs, birds and so much more!

Before and after Mini Park Ragers, there’s the playground to enjoy. Plus lots of bike/ scooter riding fun to be had at Wentworth Common.

Key Details

  • The weekly Mini Park Ranger sessions are suitable for families with children up to 5 years of age.
  • The activity is pram-friendly.
  • Bring mozzie repellent (though the rangers also have some)!
  • Parental/carer supervision is essential for this activity.
  • There two weekly sessions in term 3 runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 23rd September.
  • There’s on-site parking at Wentworth Common. Then take the main path up to the large open grassed area and head to the large picnic shelters on the right hand side. Look out for the Park Rangers vehicle and flag banners.

Aug
19
Wed
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park@ Rosella Park
Aug 19 @ 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

Mini Park Rangers | Sydney Olympic Park@ Wentworth Common
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore the natural environment in a fun and interactive way with actual park rangers. Families will also enjoy listening to stories, doing craft and wondering amongst the trees. The FREE Mini Park Rangers program now runs each Tuesday and Wednesday morning during school term from 10am. In term 3 2020, it starts back up again at Wentworth Common but you must prebook.

There’s a different theme each week, with an associated story and discovery activity. Here is what the schedule was for term 1, 2020.

  • Session 1 – 4 February Wetlands
  • Session 2 – 11 February Recycled Art
  • Session 3 – 18 February Seniors Week
  • Session 4 – 25 February  Minibeasts & Insects
  • Session 5 – 3 March Clean Up Australia
  • Session 6 – 10 March Waterbirds
  • Session 7 – 17 March World Water Day (22 March)
  • Session 8 – 24 March Weather
  • Session 9 – 31 March Earth Hour
  • Session 10 – 7 April Easter/Bilbies/Animals

When we first visited, the theme was bugs and insects. And the kids enjoyed holding cicadas and learning about other tiny creatures.

Since then, we’ve also enjoyed sessions on spiders, bugs, frogs, birds and so much more!

Before and after Mini Park Ragers, there’s the playground to enjoy. Plus lots of bike/ scooter riding fun to be had at Wentworth Common.

Key Details

  • The weekly Mini Park Ranger sessions are suitable for families with children up to 5 years of age.
  • The activity is pram-friendly.
  • Bring mozzie repellent (though the rangers also have some)!
  • Parental/carer supervision is essential for this activity.
  • There two weekly sessions in term 3 runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 23rd September.
  • There’s on-site parking at Wentworth Common. Then take the main path up to the large open grassed area and head to the large picnic shelters on the right hand side. Look out for the Park Rangers vehicle and flag banners.

Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers.

Livvi's Place Ryde Storytime

Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia Foundation puts on a free storytime from 10am to 11am at Livvi’s Place Ryde in Yamble Reserve. The storytime includes craft, story telling and a chance to meet new friends.

Aug
21
Fri
Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers.

Livvi's Place Ryde Storytime

Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia Foundation puts on a free storytime from 10am to 11am at Livvi’s Place Ryde in Yamble Reserve. The storytime includes craft, story telling and a chance to meet new friends.

Aug
23
Sun
Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Aug 23 @ 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

Aug
24
Mon
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Aug 24 @ 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

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup | Rydalmere@ Rydalmere Public School
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup | Rydalmere @ Rydalmere Public School | Rydalmere | New South Wales | Australia

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School.

They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area.

It runs on Monday from 9.30am to 11:30am throughout the school term and there is a gold coin donation to attend.

Aug
25
Tue
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Aug 25 @ 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