Weekly What’s On Guide | 12th to 18th August

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Weekly What's On Guide 12th to 18th August

It certainly feels like spring lately! A jam packed weekend makes choosing what to do hard, there’s steam train rides, festivals and you can grab some new books while helping raise money for Rotary’s projects.

Things to do in the school holidays with little ones
Cabarita Ferry Wharf

With temperatures set to be in the mid 20’s during the week, why not go exploring outdoors along Parramatta River by Ferry or join in the rock painting craze and discover some parks such as Pinetree Park, Sturt Park or Noller Park. There are also over 120 FREE play areas with cafes nearby within a 20km radius of Parramatta CBD, so no need to miss out on your coffee hit now cause the kids want to play.

We have a not so little secret to share as well, The Container Cafe has opened in North Parramatta! It’s located where Crate use to be, opposite Doyle Ground and near Sherwin Park. Why not check it out for lunch, after a play in the park!

Highlights for the Week

Below we have highlighted a few of this week’s events. Click on each day to be taken to the What’s On Calendar for that day. There is also a list of key upcoming events at the end of this article for you to mark in your calendar. And if you haven’t used our What’s On Calendar before, here is a handy demo on the different ways you can use it.

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SATURDAY (12th August)Super Science Saturday

  • Riverfest 2017 is on at Auburn Botanic Gardens. Highlights include free bike ride tours, a jumping castle, face painting, market stalls as well as an appearance by West Tigers Players!
  • The Australian Museum brings science to life for everyone at Super Science Saturday. With live animal shows, face-painting, hands-on experiments and lectures, there is something for everyone.
  • All aboard! If you’ve booked your ticket, enjoy your Steam Train ride from Hornsby to Gordon and back on a vintage steam locomotive 3016.
  • Celebrate India’s Independence Day at Parramatta Park! A day filled with celebration, dance and music, rides, food, stall, performances and fire works!
  • Grab a book for a bargain at Rotary Club of Beecroft’s Book Fair! It’s on from 9am Saturday and Sunday!
  • Head out to The Ponds for the grand opening of a brand new park on Piddington Street, The Ponds.

SUNDAY (13th August)


MONDAY (14th August)

playgrounds by suburb
Doyle Ground playground

TUESDAY (15th August)

Wenty Leagues
Wenty Leagues

WEDNESDAY (16th August)Noller Park

  • If you missed out on Monday, you can rock with your little one at Eastwood, Gladesville or Ryde Libraries at 10:30am for Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time.
  • Get crazy with rock painting and finding today! Why not check out Pinetree Park, Sturt Park or Noller Park for new hiding places.

THURSDAY (17th August)Train Adventures


FRIDAY (18th August)disco night Lollipops Parramatta

  • Get you bulk deals on at Costco today! Costco Auburn and Casula are opening their doors between 10am and 8pm for you to experience Costco shopping without a membership. There are baby product giveaways and warehouse tours.
  • Have a girls night out at the Food and Wine Festival at The Epping Club while supporting Give and Take. Sample the best of food, wine, spirits, beers and delectable treats.
  • Kids can boogie at Lollipops Parramatta for $10 tonight by mentioning ParraParents (adult entry is free) at their Trolls themed disco.

Upcoming Events to Mark in Your Calendar


PLEASE NOTE: All care has been taken to have accurate information. We do not take responsibility for information that isn’t accurate. Events change and get cancelled and we try to keep up to date. Please make sure you check with the event host to find out if it is still on.

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