What’s on cal

Sep
22
Sun
Bicycle NSW Mega Bike Day | Sydney Olympic Park@ Bicycle NSW, Bicentennial Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bicycle NSW Mega Bike Day | Sydney Olympic Park @ Bicycle NSW, Bicentennial Park | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

Need to brush up on your riding skills or want to teach your children to ride? Our event has you covered. Or why not learn how to maintain your bike, or learn about the cycling infrastructure around Sydney Olympic Park.

All activities are FREE but you will need to register.

Join us on Sunday, September 22 for all things bike riding.

Escape the Museum | Newington Armory@ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Sep 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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.

Operation Art | Armory Gallery, Newington@ Armory Gallery, Newington
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Operation Art is the premier state-wide visual arts exhibition for school students from Kindergarten to Year 10. With more than 800 artworks by students from throughout NSW, this year’s exhibition offers Armory Gallery visitors a great opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of our young people at our unique riverside setting.

Operation Art

Operation Art is all about using art to build empathy – all of the kids with works in the show have been asked to produce pictures that they think would cheer up other kids who have been hospitalised because of illness.

Operation Art

  • Opening event: Newington Armory Wharf and Gallery, 10am to 4pm, Saturday 14 September 2019.
  • School Workshops: 16-27 September (weekdays only). Call 9550 9295. Bookings essential.
  • For school groups wishing to visit the Exhibition only, please call 9714 7870. Bookings essential.

Presented in partnership with NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Operation Art

World Clean Up Weekend – Toongabbie Creek | Constitution Hill@ Alice Watkins Reserve
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On 21st-22nd September, families all over the world will be riding their local parks, beaches and waterways of rubbish for Clean Up the World Weekend!

We hope you will join us for a clean up along Toongabbie Creek, starting at Alice Watkins Reserve and going along the Redbank Track in Constitution Hill. This stretch of Toongabbie Creek needs a LOT of TLC!

Toongabbie Creek World Clean Up Weekend

Come for however long you can spare – any bit helps! Removing litter from creeks, like Toongabbie Creek, that flow into Parramatta River is a key step towards making Parramatta River swimmable again!

There will be gloves, bags and some littler pickers available. But if you have your own gloves and tongs/ pickers, please bring them. Remember to also bring water, snacks, hat and wear sturdy shoes.

Alice Watkins Reserve
Alice Watkins Reserve playground
Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Sep 22 @ 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.

CANCELLED Music by the River | Tench Reserve, Nepean River@ Tench Reserve, Nepean River
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
CANCELLED Music by the River | Tench Reserve, Nepean River @ Tench Reserve, Nepean River | Jamisontown | New South Wales | Australia

Music by the River is back!

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon with stunning sights and spectacular sounds at Music by the River.

Join us for this free event on Sunday 22 September from 11am – 4pm at Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Jamisontown.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Nepean, Music by the River is a free community event and a great way to celebrate spring in Penrith.

Soak up the gorgeous river views and relax to the sounds of talented of local musicians playing original music and famous favourites throughout the afternoon.

Artists performing on the day are:

  • 11am – 11:45am – David Agius
  • 11:45 – 12:30pm – Jake Edgley
  • 12:30 – 1:15pm – Jarrah Ferris-Smith
  • 1:15 – 2pm – Olivia Grey
  • 2pm – 2:45pm – Hannah Beeby
  • 2:45 – 3:30pm – Andy Illinois
  • 3:30 – 4pm – Heath Lincoln

Grab a bite from one of our great food vendors (or bring a picnic!), then sit back and relax on one of the comfy deck chairs while the kids are entertained by our activities.

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Sep 22 @ 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

Sep
23
Mon
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup | Rydalmere@ Rydalmere Public School
Sep 23 @ 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.

Gooden Drive Reserve Playgroup | Baulkham Hills@ Gooden Drive Reserve Hall, entrance off Kanili Avenue
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gooden Drive Reserve Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Gooden Drive Reserve Hall, entrance off Kanili Avenue | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Gooden Drive Reserve Playgroup has space for new members on Mondays from 10am to 12pm. The playgroup is best suited for kids ‘almost 2 and upwards’. The cost is $40 per term per family.

Please email [email protected] for more info.

Operation Art | Armory Gallery, Newington@ Armory Gallery, Newington
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Operation Art is the premier state-wide visual arts exhibition for school students from Kindergarten to Year 10. With more than 800 artworks by students from throughout NSW, this year’s exhibition offers Armory Gallery visitors a great opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of our young people at our unique riverside setting.

Operation Art

Operation Art is all about using art to build empathy – all of the kids with works in the show have been asked to produce pictures that they think would cheer up other kids who have been hospitalised because of illness.

Operation Art

  • Opening event: Newington Armory Wharf and Gallery, 10am to 4pm, Saturday 14 September 2019.
  • School Workshops: 16-27 September (weekdays only). Call 9550 9295. Bookings essential.
  • For school groups wishing to visit the Exhibition only, please call 9714 7870. Bookings essential.

Presented in partnership with NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Operation Art

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park@ Rosella Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 Mondays from 10am to 12pm.

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:

  • MONDAY – Rosella Park, Harris Park
  • TUESDAY – Sherwin Park, North Parramatta
  • WEDNESDAY – Coming Soon to Richill Park, Constitution Hill (playground currently being upgraded)
  • THURSDAY – Sturt Park, Telopea
  • FRIDAY – Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Sep
24
Tue
St Mary’s Parish Playgroup | Rydalmere@ St Mary's Parish
Sep 24 @ 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