Weekly What’s On Guide | 1st to 7th July

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Weekly What's On Guide 1st to 7th July

The magic of winter is settling in around us this weekend, with the start of Winterlight, Market by the River winter wonderland and the Winterfest Medieval Fair. And of course, next week is the beginning of the school holidays. Make sure you have a read of our July School Holiday Guide, with 20 top picks and over 200 events. Plus, we have developed a special school holiday guide for families with little ones.

Highlights for the Week

Winterlight Family Guide 2017
Kids undercover ice rink at Winterlight

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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Market By The River
Diego’s Donuts ‘Winter ‘Magic tray available at Market By The River

SATURDAY (1st July)

  • Grab some gorgeous produce and artisan goods, plus warm up at the Market by the River Winter Wonderland. There will be a “warm up” zone with lots of hot food and drinks to keep you cosy, free kids activities, a winter dress up competition, plus a whole lot of yummy goodies to buy.
  • Join Blinky Bill as he goes on adventures with his friends Nutsy, Splodge, Flap, Marcia and Mr Wombat in a new musical production at the Riverside Theatre.
  • Watch the combats, cheer for your favourite knights, try your hand at traditional archery, browse merchant stalls, participate in the costume competition and enjoy the fun of the Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair at Hawkesbury Showground on Saturday and Sunday. Note: Pre-book tickets online for a discount.
  • Grab an end of financial year bargain at Homemaker Prospect and enjoy the free family fun day, with animal petting zoo, putt putt golf and rides.

SUNDAY (2nd July)


Storytime with Poppy
Storytime with Poppy

MONDAY (3rd July)


TUESDAY (4th July)

Winterlight Family Guide Parramatta 2017
Sydney’s largest open air ice rink at Winterlight
  • Take advantage of the Tuesday 2 for 1 deal for ice skating tickets, amusement rides and food at Winterlight between 11am and 4pm. Plus join one of the three FREE workshops – snowflake making, cotton ball penguins, hot choco making.
  • Play, listen to stories and catch up with other local parents at the monthly Magic of Storytelling playgroup in Miriam Park, West Ryde.
  • Set back in time at Australiana Pioneer Village and see blacksmith demonstrations, meet their new chickens or ride a mini train,
  • Celebrate NAIDOC week at the Family Day at Blacktown Showground, with live entertainment, workshops, stalls, face-painting, kids’ activities and a free barbecue.
  • Test your family’s general knowledge at the Family Trivia Night at Ikea Marsden Park.

Holiday PlayWEDNESDAY (5th July)


THURSDAY (6th July)

School Holiday Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts at Lidcombe Centre

FRIDAY (7th July) Fun4Kids


Upcoming Events to Mark in Your Calendar

Burramatta NAIDOC


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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