What’s on cal

Aug
14
Fri
Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Aug 14 @ 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.

Aug
15
Sat
Newington Pop Up Markets | Newington Marketplace@ Newington Market Place
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Newington Pop Up Markets | Newington Marketplace @ Newington Market Place | Newington | New South Wales | Australia

EAT, DRINK, SHOP and PLAY at the Newington Pop Up Markets. With fine foods, gorgeous jewellery and homewares, fashionable kids-wear, kid’s activities and more they’ll be something the whole family can enjoy. And you can take the kids across the road to Pierre de Coubertin Park for a play. Or walk around to the newer Cumberland Park nature playground.

  • When: Every third Saturday of the month
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Parking: 2 hours Free on grade parking is available.
  • Who’s there: We have regular vendors who are with us month to month (which we love!) but we also like to spice things up with new and exciting stall holders.
Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Blacktown
Aug 15 @ 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.

Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Aug 15 @ 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.

[SUSPENDED] Mini Trains | West Ryde@ Mini Trains
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mini Trains West Ryde is a fantastic, affordable event for all families. Based in West Ryde, just behind Coles, it isn’t too far from the Parramatta region.

West Ryde Mini Trains
Looking down from the overpass

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. They open on the third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm.

West Ryde Mini Trains

They have three miniature railways and offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains.

West Ryde Mini Trains

  • They have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc.
  • Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages UPDATED: August 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must wear enclosed shoes in order to ride the trains.

Other Things Nearby

West Ryde Library

Aug
16
Sun
Nurragingy Miniature Railway | Doonside@ Nurragingy Reserve
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened on Sunday 17th November. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3pm.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

  • Train rides are $3 each with passengers under 3 years of age requiring a paying adult over 18 years of age to accompany them.
  • You MUST wear fully enclosed shoes to be able to ride the rails.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Unfortunately there isn’t any signage at the moment and unless you know Nurragingy Reserve well, it can be hard to find. The railway is west of the water playground (which is behind the waterfall), along the green Parklands track just past the Magpie Picnic Area. We recommend going left at the roundabout when you enter Nurragingy Reserve and parking near the water playground and then walking over to the railway.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce@ Australian Pioneer Village
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 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.

Bunnings Seven Hills Kids Activities | Every Weekend@ Bunnings Seven Hills
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 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

Aug
18
Tue
Kids Club | West Ryde Library@ West Ryde Library
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Club | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Kids Club is a program for primary aged children. Join the West Ryde Library for a fantastic afternoon of either Wii games, Lego, cartooning, science workshops or fun craft.

West Ryde Library – Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm (during school terms).

Note: Some Kids Clubs will have special activities at a cost.

 

Aug
19
Wed
ARTplay | Museum of Contemporary Art@ MCA
Aug 19 @ 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

Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
21
Fri
Storytime at Livvi’s Place Ryde (Wednesday and Friday) | Yamble Reserve@ Yamble Reserve
Aug 21 @ 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.