Key Events

We are currently enjoying some family time and slowly updating our What’s On Calendar for January. You can though see a fuller 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 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Stockland Merrylands
Celebrate Australia Day at Stockland Merrylands with a FREE craft activity everyday from Monday 21st to Friday 25th January in the Australia Day Craft Activity Zone. Activities Monday 21 – Design a boomerang Tuesday 22 –[...]
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park
Gather your friends and family, sit back and enjoy movies under the stars when Movies by the Boulevard returns to Sydney Olympic Park these summer holidays. Arrive early for a selection of tasty food, drinks[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Krispy Kreme Auburn
Ever wanted to decorate your own Doughnut? Well come to Krispy Kreme these school holidays for some Doughnut Decorating fun! Running on 9th, 11th, 17th, 23rd and 25th January, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Stockland Merrylands
Celebrate Australia Day at Stockland Merrylands with a FREE craft activity everyday from Monday 21st to Friday 25th January in the Australia Day Craft Activity Zone. Activities Monday 21 – Design a boomerang Tuesday 22 –[...]
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park
Gather your friends and family, sit back and enjoy movies under the stars when Movies by the Boulevard returns to Sydney Olympic Park these summer holidays. Arrive early for a selection of tasty food, drinks[...]
Jan 26 @ 6:00 am – 9:30 pm Parramatta Park
Enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment from dusk until dawn at Parramatta’s massive all day Australia Day party in the World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park. Read our family guide here. Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic[...]
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
There are a number of family friendly events across Fairfield City to enjoy on Australia Day. Aquatopia 11am–5.30pm Saturday, 26 January 2019  Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood  Cost: $30 family pass Prairiewood Leisure[...]
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Join in the fun at the Epping Aquatic Centre this Australia Day, with the FREE giant inflatable obstacle course! The inflatable will be out from 11am to 2pm. The food truck will also be open from 11am –[...]
Jan 26 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm Village Green
Western Sydney is set to host one of the largest Aboriginal cultural gatherings this Survival/Australia Day. The Healing Feeling Gathering will commence with a cultural opening ceremony at Parramatta Park, then head off to Blacktown[...]
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park, Olympic Boulevard
Come to Olympic Park to celebrate Australia Day 2019 at a special extended Movies by the Boulevard. Our free community celebration start at 2:00pm and include roving entertainment, jumping castles, kids’ activities and sports activities[...]
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Holroyd Gardens
On Saturday 26 January, Cumberland comes to life for Australia Day in Holroyd Gardens. Enjoy the live entertainment on the main stage, free carnival rides, stalls, children activities and a spectacular Fireworks display. Enjoy the best of[...]
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park
Gather your friends and family, sit back and enjoy movies under the stars when Movies by the Boulevard returns to Sydney Olympic Park these summer holidays. Arrive early for a selection of tasty food, drinks[...]
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park
Gather your friends and family, sit back and enjoy movies under the stars when Movies by the Boulevard returns to Sydney Olympic Park these summer holidays. Arrive early for a selection of tasty food, drinks[...]
Feb 2 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 9 @ 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[...]
Feb 10 @ 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[...]
Feb 10 @ 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[...]
Feb 13 @ 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[...]
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Centenary Square
Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig in the heart of Parramatta. There will be fun for all ages with food, entertainment, performances, workshops and more. Enjoy delicious food and drinks from[...]
Feb 15 @ 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[...]
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
Feb 17 @ 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[...]
Feb 20 @ 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
Feb 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 2 @ 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[...]
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Mar 6 @ 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[...]
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
Mar 10 @ 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[...]
Mar 10 @ 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[...]
Mar 13 @ 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[...]
Mar 15 @ 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[...]
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Mar 17 @ 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[...]
Mar 20 @ 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[...]
Mar 24 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]