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 March. Plus, we recommend checking out our fruit picking calendar and top autumn playgrounds.


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.


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[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Australian National Maritime Museum
World’s Biggest Playgroup Day this year will be bigger and better than ever. Exciting entertainment line-up this year includes Lah Lah’s Big Live Band, The Beanies, Kinderling and the two very lovable Hey Duggee and[...]
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
Mar 30 @ 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[...]
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Join the GIANTS Team when they are presented their 2019 playing dresses at our GIANT Day Out this March. Meet our newest GIANTS and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games with fellow GIANT Fans.[...]
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Museum of Fire
The Penrith Working Truck Show is on at the Museum of Fire on Sunday 31st March 2019 from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/PenrithWorkingTruckShow/videos/673790779726293/ Up to three Children, are admitted FREE with a paying adult[...]
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm West HQ
NAB RunWest is Western Sydney’s premier annual community event and the first ever major running festival in Western Sydney on Sunday March 31st 2019. https://www.facebook.com/runwestofficial/videos/2189137294679070/ Featuring 12km and 4km Fun Run‘s the course takes in[...]
Mar 31 @ 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 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
Riding the Rails takes visitors on a short ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot – now a 52 hectare heritage site known as Newington Armory. Once used to transport missiles,[...]
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely love going along to this FREE outdoor storytime each month. The Bush School Storytime starts with a nature craft and discovery activity.   Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy[...]
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. FEBRUARY 12 | CHARACTER PARTIES Clowns, fairies and superheros 19[...]
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Kiosk in Blaxland Riverside Park
Explore the natural environment in a fun and interactive way with Ranger Judy and Joseph, reading stories, doing craft and wondering amongst the trees. The FREE Mini Park Rangers program runs each Tuesday morning during[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am James Ruse Reserve
Dads and Kids Breakfast is a free BBQ breakfast and play time for dads and kids fortnightly in Parramatta. The breakfast is normally at Pavilion Flat in Parramatta Park, right near  The Grounds Keeper Cafe. But[...]
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore & Develop Parramatta
Calling all dads! Following the success of two DADS&bubs playgroups in 2017 and 2018, another one is starting on 2nd February 2019 at Explore & Develop Parramatta (near Camellia train station). It’s a free weekly playgroup for dads[...]
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Apr 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[...]
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Village Green, Blacktown
The Village Green is transformed on the 1st Sunday of each month into a farmer’s wonderland with the very best fresh food that Blacktown and Western Sydney has to offer. There will be an abundance[...]
Apr 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[...]
Apr 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[...]
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
Riding the Rails takes visitors on a short ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot – now a 52 hectare heritage site known as Newington Armory. Once used to transport missiles,[...]
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wenty Leagues
Tiny tots Tuesday takes place each week at Wenty Leagues, at a new time of 9:30am to 11:30m. There is a different activity each week. FEBRUARY 12 | CHARACTER PARTIES Clowns, fairies and superheros 19[...]
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Kiosk in Blaxland Riverside Park
Explore the natural environment in a fun and interactive way with Ranger Judy and Joseph, reading stories, doing craft and wondering amongst the trees. The FREE Mini Park Rangers program runs each Tuesday morning during[...]