Key Events

Here are the key family-friendly events from our What’s On Calendar over the coming weeks. You can also see a list of family-friendly events via the events section of our Facebook page. And make sure to read our 10 must-do events in October. Plus, we recommend checking out our ultimate guide on FREE water fun.


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.


Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Lollipops Parramatta
Lollipops Parramatta holds a monthly themed disco on the 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Entry is only $10 per child and adults are free. They are a great opportunity for all[...]
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm City of Parramatta Rydalmere Operation Centre
Got unwanted electronic devices at home gathering dust? Then drop them off on Saturday 17th November in Rydalmere for FREE! This e-waste drop off day is a safe way to dispose of TVs, cameras, phones, computers[...]
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Market Place
Newington Markets is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am – 2:00pm. You can expect an array of Fresh produce, artisan and gourmet foods, fashion, alcohol, homewares, live music, family activities and[...]
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings Northmead
Bunnings Northmead opened its doors on Monday 5th November, after the Bunnings North Parramatta store closed on 4th November. They are celebrating with a range of free family activities in November.
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Top Ryde City
Welcome Santa with Mrs Claus and friends as they commence their parade from 10am on LG2 near Woolworths. Santa will be walking the Centre on his way up to the throne where Santa photos will commence from 12pm.[...]
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm YMCA Epping
Bring your family and join in the FREE fun at the YMCA Epping Family Fun Day. There will be face painting, gymnastics, jumping castle, kids games, sausage sizzle, fitness challenges and much more!
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Top Ryde City
Chase and Marshall are here from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol, come along and join the action. Be sure to bring your camera for your chance to have a picture and say Hi!
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am North Rocks Shopping Centre
Join us in celebrating the arrival of Santa Claus with a welcome parade including Rudolph, Frosty and many more of his friends. Date: Saturday 17th November Time: 11.00am Where: Parade commences outside Coles
Nov 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Mini Trains
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. The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed[...]
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wentworth Hotel
Join Wentworth Hotel as they celebrate the completion of their renovations at an afternoon of fun and entertainment! There will be a Sausage Sizzle, fundraising for Variety (a Children’s charity), with a gold coin donation.[...]
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Parramatta River Foreshore
Experience the beautiful traditions of Thai culture at Loy Krathong on Saturday 17 November 2018. The magical energy, sounds and flavours of Thailand will be on display, with enchanting lighting treatments, krathong workshops, cooking demonstrations,[...]
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Station Street, Wentworthville
Join in an evening of live entertainment, roving street performances, markets and cultural fun for the whole family! The Diwali Festival celebrates the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over[...]
Nov 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am Westfield Parramatta
Westfield Parramatta will be hosting Sensory Santa again this year for families with special needs. Siblings and families welcome to join in. Sensory Santa offers: no lines or queues, no background music run at a quieter[...]
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
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[...]
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings Northmead
Bunnings Northmead opened its doors on Monday 5th November, after the Bunnings North Parramatta store closed on 4th November. They are celebrating with a range of free family activities in November.
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Strathfield Park
Celebrate Deepavali 2018 the Festival of Lights and celebration of art and culture with a family fun day at Strathfield Park. There will be: Food Multicultural performances Rides Henna Photo booths Free event NOTE: this[...]
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Meadowbank Park (Adelaide St)
Diwali is a traditional festival of lights celebrated in the Indian subcontinent with over 2 weeks of festivities, fun and entertainment. Enjoy the Food Cultural programs Dances and Music Fashion Show finale Fireworks With heaps[...]
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Village Green, Bicentennial Park
Mini Park Rangers is a fun new FREE activity that will amuse and entertain your little ones. Children aged up to 5 years and their parents/ carers can meet the Park Ranger and enjoy stories, songs,[...]
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Marina Square Wentworth Point
We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of Marina Square with a five-day celebration and you’re all invited! Visit during our Opening Celebration and you’ll enjoy food samples, complimentary fitness classes, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music,[...]
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Marina Square Wentworth Point
We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of Marina Square with a five-day celebration and you’re all invited! Visit during our Opening Celebration and you’ll enjoy food samples, complimentary fitness classes, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music,[...]
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Marina Square Wentworth Point
We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of Marina Square with a five-day celebration and you’re all invited! Visit during our Opening Celebration and you’ll enjoy food samples, complimentary fitness classes, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music,[...]
Nov 24 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am North Rocks Shopping Centre
Please join us for Breakfast with Santa, for a morning filled with fun, food and Santa’s special friends. Kids will have a great time having breakfast, enjoying a show and every child will receive a[...]
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am Pavilion Flat bbq area, near George St Gatehouse
Dads and Kids Breakfast is a free BBQ breakfast and play time for dads and kids, at Pavilion Flat in Parramatta Park. Right near the new The Grounds Keeper Cafe. Bring your bubs and toddlers[...]
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Marina Square Wentworth Point
We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of Marina Square with a five-day celebration and you’re all invited! Visit during our Opening Celebration and you’ll enjoy food samples, complimentary fitness classes, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music,[...]
Nov 24 @ 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[...]
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Strathfield Park
Strathfield Movies in the Park is back for the 2018-2019 season! Head to the fabulous Strathfield Park for the latest box office hits under the stars. Bring a blanket, a picnic – anything you need to[...]
Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am Westfield Parramatta
Westfield Parramatta will be hosting Sensory Santa again this year for families with special needs. Siblings and families welcome to join in. Sensory Santa offers: no lines or queues, no background music run at a quieter[...]
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Marina Square Wentworth Point
We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of Marina Square with a five-day celebration and you’re all invited! Visit during our Opening Celebration and you’ll enjoy food samples, complimentary fitness classes, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music,[...]
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
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[...]
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Blacktown Bowling Club
Blacktown Bowling Club presents Bowls, Beats and Bargains…a new monthly event (on the last Sunday of the month) aimed at bringing families and friends together in the great outdoors! Browse through up to 25 market[...]
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sager Place, East Ryde
Join in the fun at Light Up East Ryde from 3pm to 8pm at Sager Place on 25th November 2018. There will be: Christmas street fair International Food Trucks Santa Cave Face painting Petting zoo Live entertainment[...]
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Village Green, Bicentennial Park
Mini Park Rangers is a fun new FREE activity that will amuse and entertain your little ones. Children aged up to 5 years and their parents/ carers can meet the Park Ranger and enjoy stories, songs,[...]
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Bella Vista Farm
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[...]
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
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[...]
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wascoe Siding
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains will be running, subject to the weather (rain). Note that all train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes. (No thongs or sandals etc). Some of our facilities[...]
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am Pavilion Flat bbq area, near George St Gatehouse
Dads and Kids Breakfast is a free BBQ breakfast and play time for dads and kids, at Pavilion Flat in Parramatta Park. Right near the new The Grounds Keeper Cafe. Bring your bubs and toddlers[...]
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Parramatta Park
Going on a Dairy Precinct Tour is your chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, rarely seen until now. Parramatta Park Trust runs the guided tours on the second Saturday of each month at 11am[...]
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Strathfield Park
Strathfield Movies in the Park is back for the 2018-2019 season! Head to the fabulous Strathfield Park for the latest box office hits under the stars. Bring a blanket, a picnic – anything you need to[...]
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Macquarie University
For more than 25 years, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury has been putting on bargain-filled, family friendly book fairs at locations all over Sydney’s north shore. Our book fairs have gained a reputation for their unique[...]
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Galston Valley Railway
Our railway is open to the public on the Second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! Also, watch the trains[...]
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
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[...]
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm Boronia Park
Our much loved Carols in the Park is returning in 2018! Come along with your family & friends on Sunday 9th December for an evening of fun as we celebrate the heart of Christmas together.[...]
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Market Place
Newington Markets is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am – 2:00pm. You can expect an array of Fresh produce, artisan and gourmet foods, fashion, alcohol, homewares, live music, family activities and[...]
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Mini Trains
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. The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed[...]
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Crescent, Parramatta Park
Singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian will head a free all-star carols concert in Parramatta Park on Saturday 15 December from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The festive spirit will be in full swing when the newly-established collaborative event between[...]
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
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[...]