What’s on cal

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.

Feb
29
Sat
The Bower Repair Cafe | Parramatta@ The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Bower Repair Cafe | Parramatta @ The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Come down to The Bower’s Repair Cafe in Parramatta on the last Saturday of every month from 10am-12pm. The repair cafe is free, but bookings are essential!

You can bring your broken items and they’ll put you on the path to fixing them. This is a free advice service, not a guaranteed repair. Come along, have a cuppa and our skilled repairers will do their best to help. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and the Bower was the first to bring this concept to Australia. Generally we are only able to look at one item per person.

Items that can be repaired: Small electronics, wood furniture. Please note we are unable to repair microwaves or large whitegoods within the timeframe of a Repair Cafe.

Please bring a notepad and pen to take any notes that may be helpful afterward.

Volunteer electrical technicians and The Bower’s timber workers are on hand to advise and assist members of the community to fix dodgy small electrical items, or rickety tables and chairs. We take time to explain the repair process to every participant, helping them to learn new skills and understand the
benefits in repairing and reusing.

Depending on which item you would like to bring along please select electronics or furniture when you book a ticket. You can bring one item and book only one ticket per person.

Please note that parking on Hunter Street is free for fifteen minutes only.  You can park in the Justice Precinct Car Park for $3 an hour on Saturdays.

We hold Repair Cafes in Zetland, Redfern and Parramatta, please see our website for a list of dates and times.

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
North Rocks Markets (Every Sunday) | Rotary Carlingford@ Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Rocks Markets (Every Sunday) | Rotary Carlingford @ Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) | North Rocks | New South Wales | Australia

The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983.

The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by cash donation. Funds raised goes to the many charities supported by Rotary, including RIDBC. Your support is very much appreciated.

North Rocks Markets are outdoors. Weather permitting it will operate every Sunday, except those that fall on Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 01, Apr 25.

Places are reserved for permanent stallholders. Casual stall holders are welcome and should arrive at 6:30am. There is a fee of $40, which includes insurance and GST.

Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista@ Bella Vista Farm
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

Bella Vista Farm opens its doors on the 1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm to the general public for FREE.

  • Relax in the peaceful grounds of the Farm or bring a family picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Escape the Museum | Newington Armory@ Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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.

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

Gooden Drive Reserve Playgroup | Baulkham Hills@ Gooden Drive Reserve Hall, entrance off Kanili Avenue
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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!

Mar
3
Tue
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Mar 3 @ 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