What’s on cal

Sep
27
Sun
Escape the Museum | Newington Armory@ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Escape the Museum | Newington Armory @ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

Every Sunday, offered between 9.30am – 2pm (each session is 30 minutes) – Newington Armory

Calling all super sleuths! This is an exit or escape room activity program where a small group of people enter the scout museum, use clues in the museum to solve puzzles to ultimately succeed in achieving a collaborative goal such as find a key to open an “end-game” lock or to stop a count-down clock.

Suitable for both adults and children. Children 5+ years of age who must be accompanied by an adult.

Located at the Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory.

Cost:
$10 per person
Tickets/Bookings:
Call 0408166548 or email [email protected]
Age:
5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
More info:
Call 0408166548 or email [email protected]

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.

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Blacktown
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Blacktown | Blacktown | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities and DIY Workshops

Every Saturday and Sunday, Bunnings Blacktown puts on free face painting from 10am and then craft activities from 11am to 2pm in the DIY Workshop.

Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham@ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend @ Bunnings Seven Hills | Seven Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Bunnings Seven Hills run DIY workshops for kids on the weekends from 10:30am to 3pm.

There is a different theme each week, such as garden, woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. Kids can make fun projects like toolboxes, toy trucks and planter boxes. Note: An adult must accompany all children.

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

St Mary’s Parish Playgroup | Rydalmere@ St Mary's Parish
Sep 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

A new playgroup is starting on 24th July at St Mary’s Parish in Rydalmere.

St Mary's Parish playgroup rydalmere

 

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.

ARTplay | Museum of Contemporary Art@ MCA
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Wednesdays during the school term and get ready to PLAY as you and your tot discover an interactive artwork you can touch!

ARTplay

Have fun exploring a range of exhibition-related games and toys, settle into the story corner, read a book and join in at music time for a sing along.

  • Perfect for ages 0–5 years.
  • Please note this event does not occur during school holidays.

New ticket information & timing

  • $7 + booking fee per family (up to 2 adults and 3 kids in one family group)
  • Two ticketed entry times available at 10am and 11am. Limited doors sales on the day, advanced booking highly recommended.
  • Free entry for MCA Family Members*

Due to the popularity of this event, we are currently trialling advanced bookings for this program. Parents and carers are strongly advised to book a ticket online as only a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

There are two entry times available during each event: 10am and 11am. You will be asked to select a session when you complete the online booking process.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Tickets will only be refunded if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, please feel free to give your ticket to a friend.

For any enquiries related to this program, please contact us at [email protected] or call 02 9245 2400.

*Family Members do not require a ticket: please show your member card upon entry

*Event runs until midday