What’s on cal

Oct
25
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham@ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Oct 25 @ 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.

Riding the Rails | Newington Armory@ Newington Armory
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct
26
Mon
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Telopea@ Sturt Park
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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.

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes@ Nemesia Park Hall
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

Redsee’s Storytime (2-5yrs) | Epping Library@ Epping Library
Oct 26 @ 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) | Auburn Library@ Auburn Library
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs) | Auburn Library @ Auburn Library | Auburn | 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.

Oct
27
Tue
[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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

 

Koorana Playgroup | Don Moore Reserve, North Rocks@ Don Moore Reserve
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Koorana Playgroup meet at Don Moore Reserve community hall in North Rocks every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30m. It’s a wonderful mix of mums and kiddies and we have a very relaxed schedule which suits us nicely. It’s a great spot to meet as it also has a small fenced playground and heaps of space for the kids to scoot or ride around on the attached netball courts.

North Rocks Koorana is a playgroup run via Playgroup NSW.

Don Moore Reserve

Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church@ Granville Community Baptist Church
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church @ Granville Community Baptist Church | Granville | New South Wales | Australia

Playtime is for parents and preschool children and includes craft, morning tea, playing time and music.

  • Tuesday 9:30—11:30 am
  • Cost is $2 per family
  • The playgroup is on the corner of South and William Streets Granville. And close to all the yummy charcoal chicken shops.
  • For more information call or message Nyssa on 0414 017 996.
South Granville Supported Playgroup | South Granville Community Centre@ South Granville Community Centre
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come along and join the South Granville Supported Playgroup.

We meet weekly during school terms to learn about child development and learning through play for children aged 0-5.

  • Meet other parents in the area and exchange ideas and information.
  • We ask for a gold coin donation to cover costs.
  • For more information, contact Shirin on 9637-7600.

South Granville Supported Playgroup