What’s On

Welcome to our Whats On Calendar, with so many, mostly free, fun events for families and kids all in one handy spot! Head over to the Key Events Calendar for our top picks of local events. And you can see a long list of family-friendly events via the events section of our Facebook page.

NOTE: The event information provided in our What’s On Calendar is correct at the time we enter it. Event organisers do however change or cancel events from time to time. Please make sure to check the event organisers website/ Facebook page (link provided) before leaving for the event.

Jan 24 all-day Various around Sydney Olympic Park
During the January Holidays, SOPA Park Rangers will be “popping up” to meet and greet visitors across the Parklands. Check the schedule and come and meet the crew! Look out for our banner around the[...]
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Top Ryde City
Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park. Kick back in our[...]
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The[...]
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am George Kendall Riverside Park
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. The run starts at George Kendell Riverside Park, Ermington, Sydney, Australia. Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the coffee van at[...]
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Top Ryde City
Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park. Kick back in our[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Connection, Rhodes
Get your game on the old school way. Bring your kids, parents and friends for a game of chess, checkers, cards or jenga. Drop in during opening hours and choose from our selection of games.[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings Blacktown
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.
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Rhodes Waterside
It’s time to take a dip in the Lucky Ball Pit! Slide into a sea of red and gold balls, just to play or to hunt for one of 300 prize balls that will be hidden[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season starts this Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin. You can pick your own gala apples at Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce and Bilpin Fruit Bowl (plus possibly other farms) on Saturday 25th,[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
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 essential There will be an electrician, a carpenter and bicycle mechanic available[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Bunnings Seven Hills
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[...]
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Stockland Merrylands
The kids will love decorating their very own Koala Cookie in our fun workshops this Australia Day weekend. Take your creation home to enjoy or share your yummy cookie with family and friends. Dates –[...]
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Henley Rd, Homebush West
Join us as we welcome and celebrate the Lunar New Year! 2020 is the Year of the Rat which symbolises wealth and prosperity. Festivities on Henley Road will feature a Lion Dance, children’s activities, live[...]
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ryde Library
Come and join us for a morning of stories and fun play! All ages are welcome! Ryde Library – Saturdays 11 am to 12 pm North Ryde Library – Saturdays 10.45 am to 11.30 am
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Marina Square Wentworth Point
Join us for a community celebration to welcome 2020, the year of the Metal Rat. We’ll have Lion Dances, Kung-Fu demonstrations and more! The Lion Dance is performed during Lunar New Year to drive away[...]
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Lizard Log, Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Moonlight Cinema has announced it’s coming to Western Sydney, bringing the season’s biggest blockbusters, hottest new releases and certified cult classics to The Amphitheatre at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard! The[...]
Jan 26 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm Parramatta Park
Enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dawn until dusk. Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, live entertainment featuring headline act ‘Sheppard’, delicious food, amusement rides and more,[...]
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
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[...]
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Australiana Pioneer Village
Come celebrate a True Blue Australia Day at The Australiana Pioneer Village . . . 1800s style! Cost of entry is $5 per adult, $3 for school age children and $15 per family. And there is[...]
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Top Ryde City
Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park. Kick back in our[...]
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
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[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm Castle Hill RSL
Join us on 26th January for our Australia Day celebrations including outdoor games, live music, clown and face painter. Try our delicious Aussie Share Tower from the Courtyard Restaurant menu or the tasty Whiskey-rubbed beef[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm Various across Fairfield City Council
You can enjoy a number of family friendly events on Australia Day, Sunday 26th January, throughout Fairfield City. Aquatopia (11am–5.30pm) Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood Cost: $55 family pass Prairiewood Leisure Centre Pool[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Canterbury, Max Parker or Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centres
Join us for some fun in the sun at our Australia Day Pool Parties 💦 It’s $3 entry per person at either Canterbury, Max Parker or Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centres. Free barbecue sausage sizzle[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Newington Armory
The BirdLife Discovery Centre provides opportunities for people to learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat. It is located in the Newington Armory – formerly the Royal Australian Navy Armaments Depot in[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Connection, Rhodes
Get your game on the old school way. Bring your kids, parents and friends for a game of chess, checkers, cards or jenga. Drop in during opening hours and choose from our selection of games.[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings Blacktown
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.
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Rhodes Waterside
It’s time to take a dip in the Lucky Ball Pit! Slide into a sea of red and gold balls, just to play or to hunt for one of 300 prize balls that will be hidden[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Sydney Society of Model Engineers
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[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
Choo choo this Australia Day, Sunday 26th January, from 10am on the Nurragingy Miniature Railway. Train rides are $3 each with passengers under 3 years of age requiring a paying adult over 18 years of[...]