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 September. 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.


Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Cabramatta
Join one of Sydney’s biggest and brightest South East Asian cultural celebrations as Fairfield City Council’s annual Cabramatta Moon Festival returns this September. The Cabramatta Moon Festival program is jam packed and has something for[...]
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Rhodes Foreshore Park
This Sunday 23rd September in Rhodes Foreshore Park, along the Parramatta river, we would like to invite you to celebrate this fabulous Moon Festival with us. We will bring you the delicious food around the[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kings School
Staged on picturesque grounds of The King’s School, King’s Fest attracts crowds in excess of 20,000 people from across Sydney and represents a celebration of creativity, design and community. And for Paw Patrol fans, you can[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Elizabeth Farm
Celebrate the arrival of spring at the unique artisan food market, Spring Harvest Festival, returning to the beautiful grounds of Elizabeth Farm. You are invited to explore the rich culinary history of Australia’s oldest surviving[...]
Sep 25 @ 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,[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle HIll BMX Track
See the best BMX racers from across NSW ride it out for top spot as Castle Hill BMX Club hosts the 2018 BMX NSW State Championships. More than 800 riders will compete for the coveted[...]
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle HIll BMX Track
See the best BMX racers from across NSW ride it out for top spot as Castle Hill BMX Club hosts the 2018 BMX NSW State Championships. More than 800 riders will compete for the coveted[...]
Sep 29 @ 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[...]
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm The Bower
Love sifting through other people’s family heirlooms and antique items with their own backstories? Or buying pre-loved clothes, homewares and other items? Well make sure to come along to ParraPickers, the quarterly flea market held[...]
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of the first DADS&bubs playgroup last year, a new playgroup is starting in July at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads and[...]
Sep 29 @ 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[...]
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Bella Vista Farm Park
Join us for our annual INSIDE A RAINBOW FAMILY DAY OUT! Choose a $5 Entry and Pay per activity as you go OR Choose an ALL INCLUSIVE ticket – 🌈 Unlimited Rides, Slides and Inflatables[...]
Sep 30 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle HIll BMX Track
See the best BMX racers from across NSW ride it out for top spot as Castle Hill BMX Club hosts the 2018 BMX NSW State Championships. More than 800 riders will compete for the coveted[...]
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fagan Park
On Sunday 30 September at Fagan Park, the Heritage Area of Netherby Homestead and Rural Museums in Fagan Park will be open between 9am and 4pm. Fagan Park provides an insight into the history of[...]
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Community And Road Education, corner of Auto Place and Peter Brock Drive
Come and join Blacktown Police for their free Community and Road Education event at Prospect. It’ll be a fun day for the whole family where kids can enjoy riding their bike in a safe environment, with[...]
Oct 2 @ 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,[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Cintra Park Car Park
The Concord Farmers Market is located at Cintra Park car park (off Crane Street and near Concord High School). The Market is from 9am to 1pm on the first and third Sunday of each month (except January).[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Halvorsen Park
Market By The River is a great, local market on the 1st Saturday of the month at Halvorsen Park in Ermington. It launched in December 2016, with a line up of exciting food, drink, handmade and[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of the first DADS&bubs playgroup last year, a new playgroup is starting in July at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads and[...]
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rouse Hill Town Centre
Sydney Boutique Markets, the largest monthly boutique market in Sydney is back for 2018 at Rouse Hill Town Centre. Find us on the first Sunday of each month (apart from Father’s Day with the event[...]
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Hobby Sew, Top Ryde City
Forgot your shopping bag? 5 for Ryde want to make sure you always have a plastic-free option. That’s why they’re coming together to upcycle old material into new Boomerang Bags. They will be donating them[...]
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
Join Cumberland Council’s Children’s Services Team for a fun morning of stories, songs and a special guest – Poppy the Possum. Storytime with Poppy take place once a month on a Monday from 10am to 11am[...]
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
While enjoying the beauty of the city’s early architectural gems, discover the stories of her early inhabitants. This walking tour takes in highlights of Parramatta’s past, uncovering the city’s hidden history. This tour is aimed[...]
Oct 9 all-day Riverside Theatres
Riverside Theatres has gathered some of the best children’s entertainment from across the country for their seventh annual Spot On Children’s Festival from 9th to 13th October. The five-day Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre,[...]
Oct 9 @ 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,[...]
Oct 10 all-day Riverside Theatres
Riverside Theatres has gathered some of the best children’s entertainment from across the country for their seventh annual Spot On Children’s Festival from 9th to 13th October. The five-day Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre,[...]
Oct 11 all-day Riverside Theatres
Riverside Theatres has gathered some of the best children’s entertainment from across the country for their seventh annual Spot On Children’s Festival from 9th to 13th October. The five-day Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre,[...]
Oct 12 all-day Riverside Theatres
Riverside Theatres has gathered some of the best children’s entertainment from across the country for their seventh annual Spot On Children’s Festival from 9th to 13th October. The five-day Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre,[...]
Oct 13 all-day Riverside Theatres
Riverside Theatres has gathered some of the best children’s entertainment from across the country for their seventh annual Spot On Children’s Festival from 9th to 13th October. The five-day Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre,[...]
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of the first DADS&bubs playgroup last year, a new playgroup is starting in July at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads and[...]
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain, Parramatta River
Learn all about the Parramatta River the fun way, by bike! Join us on a slow paced family ride that visits each of the fish ladders along Parramatta River on an off road route. Along the way[...]
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre
The Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre Open Day is on again in 2018, from 10am to 2pm Saturday October 13. Join us for FREE family day of fun! The 2018 Open day will include: Kids[...]
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
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[...]
Oct 14 @ 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[...]
Oct 16 @ 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,[...]
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
Oct 19 @ 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[...]