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Feb
28
Fri
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Parramatta CBD@ Jubilee Park
Feb 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 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

Northmead Uniting Church Cafe Play – Supported Playgroup | Northmead@ Northmead Uniting Church
Feb 28 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

The Northmead Uniting Church Supported Playgroup is called Café Play. It is a great morning of fun, learning and friendship for young children and their families/carers.

In addition to Cafe Play on Monday, there is a new Supported Playgroup starting on Fridays during School term beginning on 11th May.

ALL WELCOME

Please note: Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children

  • Every Monday during school terms. And from term 2, 2018 it will also run on Fridays.
  • 9:15-11:45
  • Northmead Uniting Church Hall at 3 Hammers Rd. Northmead

What to Bring Each Week:

  • $4 per family
  • Hat
  • Drink of water
  • Wear play clothes for painting & craft

Café Play Routine:

9.15Café play starts (Arrive, sign in, put $3 in basket, put on name tags and put on hats and sunscreen
Play and Chat
10.00inside toys packed away – start
10.15inside toys packed away – finish
10.30Group Time (Includes story, singing, story & grace, celebrating birthdays monthly)
11.15Share Morning Tea together
11.45Café Play finishes

 

Northmead Uniting Church

Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Feb 28 @ 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.

Pre-School Storytime | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill@ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-School Storytime | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library | Rouse Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.

During school terms only.

Session Times

  • Baulkham Hills: Tuesday and Friday 11.00am
  • Castle Hill: Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30am & 11.15am
  • Dural: Monday 10.30am
  • Rouse Hill: Tuesday and Friday 10.30am

Please note: due to space restrictions participant numbers are limited at Castle Hill and Rouse Hill. Special group visits are welcome by appointment at any branch.

Contact staff at any of the Hills Libraries for further information.

Redsee’s Story Time (rhyme time for 4-5yrs) – Parramatta Library@ Parramatta Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Redsee's Story Time (rhyme time for 4-5yrs) - Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!

Redsee’s Storytime (2-5yrs) | Carlingford Library@ Carlingford Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Redsee's Storytime (2-5yrs) | Carlingford Library @ Carlingford Library | Carlingford | New South Wales | Australia

City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth.

Join us for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes.

Age: 2 to 5 years

Contact Carlingford Library on 02 9806 5850.

Redsee’s Storytime (2-5yrs) | Epping Library@ Epping Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Redsee's Storytime (2-5yrs) | Epping Library @ Epping Library | Epping | New South Wales | Australia

City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth.

Join us on Mondays and Fridays during school term from 10:30am to 11am for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes.

Age: 2 to 5 years

Contact Epping Library on 02 9806 5843.

Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs) | Guildford Library@ Guildford Library
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs) | Guildford Library @ Guildford Library | Guildford | New South Wales | Australia

Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft.

Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018

  • Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am
  • Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Tuesday at 11:00am
  • Guildford Library – Wednesday and Friday 11:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Wednesday at 11:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Tuesday and Friday at 11:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Monday at 11:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am

There are no Preschool Storytime sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs) | Merrylands Library@ Merrylands Library
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs) | Merrylands Library @ Merrylands Library | Merrylands | New South Wales | Australia

Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft.

Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018

  • Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am
  • Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Tuesday at 11:00am
  • Guildford Library – Wednesday and Friday 11:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Wednesday at 11:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Tuesday and Friday at 11:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Monday at 11:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am

There are no Preschool Storytime sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Storytime | Gladesville Library@ Gladesville Library
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Storytime | Gladesville Library @ Gladesville Library | Gladesville | New South Wales | Australia

Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books.

Held during school terms.

  • Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday of the month, 11 am, Bilingual Storytime will be held for all ages)
  • Gladesville Library – Wednesday and Friday 11 am
  • North Ryde Library – Wednesday 11 am
  • Ryde Library – Tuesday 10 – 10.45 am and 11.15 am – 12 noon (note: on the 1st Tuesday of the month, Bilingual Storytime)
  • West Ryde Library – Wednesday 11am (note: on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Bilingual Storytime will be held for all ages)
Feb
29
Sat
Bat Night | Parramatta Park@ Parramatta Park
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bat Night | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Bat Night is hosted by WIRES North West at Parramatta Park. It usually includes kids’ arts, crafts and activities, a talk by bat carers about Australian microbats and flying foxes, and most excitingly of all a viewing of the park’s bat colony (which is around 12,000 in total!) waking up and flying out to forage for food. Learn more about these fascinating animals, why they’re so crucial to the local ecosystem, how to stay safe around bats and more.

Suitable for families, all welcome. Free to attend but gold-coin donations are appreciated.

They have a maximum of 20 people at each event, so please contact Wires via email on [email protected] to book and get more information.

Bat Nights are currently scheduled for:

  • 29th February 2020
Mar
1
Sun
Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Mar 1 @ 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

ParraParents Clean Up Australia Day – Toongabbie Creek | Constitution Hill@ Alice Watkins Reserve
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ParraParents Clean Up Australia Day - Toongabbie Creek | Constitution Hill @ Alice Watkins Reserve | Constitution Hill | New South Wales | Australia

The Redbank Track along Toongabbie Creek is sadly dotted with lots of rubbish. Join us on Sunday 1st March to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day by removing litter from Toongabbie Creek foreshore at Constitution Hill.

This clean up is suitable for families with young children. But keep in mind that there’s no toilet nearby. We will provide bags as well as gloves (but if you have some, please bring them!) We recommend bringing tongs for your kids to collect rubbish with.

Mar
2
Mon
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Mar 2 @ 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