Well autumn just marched on in…but it seems someone forgot to tell summer it’s time is up! Thankfully this means we can hopefully make the most of the last month of daylight saving with BBQ dinners at a local park.

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Autumn is a lovely time for a drive to the ‘country’ to pick your own fruit and nuts! In season this month are apples, tomatoes, eggplants, chestnuts and walnuts.

Pick Your Own Fruit
Tomato picking at Canoelands Orchard (photo credit: Josephine Sicad-Minerva Photography)

Top 12 Local Events – Listed in Date Order

Is it just us, or is autumn (and spring) when there is a mega line up of great events!?! Well we haven’t done a proper analysis but it sure feels like it. Plus we struggled more than usual with coming up with our top 10 this month.

Now seeing we are publishing this What’s On in March guide a bit later than we had hoped (thanks to a few days in hospital), and two events may have happened by the time you read it, we have listed our top 12 worth attending in March. But there are so many other great family-friendly events happening in Marchlisted at the bottom.

1Clean Up Australia Day | 3rd March

Is it just me or is the amount of rubbish littering us parks, streets and waterways getting worse? Clean Up Australia Day is a great time to come together as a community and help our natural environment shine.

  • Where: Various locations, including Subiaco Creek, Meadowbank Wharf, Toongabbie Creek.
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2Eel Festival | 3rd March

This family-friendly event celebrates Parramatta’s namesake, the eel, and its significance to the local Burramattagal people, who would gather in autumn to trade goods and share stories and food. You can enjoy performances and entertainment as the community comes together to celebrate Indigenous culture and connect to country. Join the fun and engaging activities on offer, with storytelling at the yarning circle, weaving, boomerang painting and more.

3Art Express | 5th March to 28th April

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work created by visual arts students for the 2018 New South Wales Higher School Certificate. This year’s ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is titled Curious Visions. With works by 61 students, it’s the largest of all the metropolitan exhibitions. And before/ after, you can visit the fab Blaxland Riverside Park and grab something yummy from the Armory Wharf Cafe.

4Nut Picking | From 9th March for about 6-8 weeks

Did you know that you can pick your own chestnuts and walnuts about an hours drive from Parramatta? Now pick your own nuts is more collecting them then actually picking as when the nuts ripen they fall to the ground.

There are some important things to keep in mind before setting off. Wear sturdy shoes and bring jumper/jacket/raincoat as the weather can change quickly. There is no petrol station at Mt Irvine so make sure you have a full tank before going (nearest petrol station is at Bilpin or Mount Victoria over 40kms away). And bring cash with you as there are no card facilities available.

5Cinema and Orchestra in the Park | 9th, 16th, 23rd March

On three weekends in March, City of Ryde is putting on two free outdoor cinemas and an orchestra performance for our enjoyment!

  • Where: Yamble Reserve in Ryde, North Ryde Park and Brush Farm House in Eastwood
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6Race for Grace | 13th to 14th March

The 7th Annual Race for Grace, is a 24 hour cycle challenge held inside The Children’s Hospital at Westmead from 4pm Wednesday 13th until 4pm Thursday 14th March. The event will again attract a number of high profile individuals from all sporting codes, coming together for one special day to cycle and show their support. In 2018 the event was a huge success, raising over $85,000 for much needed lifesaving medical equipment utilised inside the Grace Centre for Newborn Care.

  • Where: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, level 2
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7Parramasala | 15th to 17th March

The Parramasala welcome parade is our favourite part of any local festival! The costumes, colour, music and buzz is amazing and such a great cultural spectacular for kids to enjoy. The welcome parade starts at 7pm from Town Hall and ends at Prince Alfred Square. There are then markets, live entertainment and activities over the weekend all in celebration of Harmony Day/Week/ Month – many cultures, one Sydney.

  • Where: Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta
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Head down to Parramatta River Foreshore on Sunday 17th March for the Holi Festival of Colour. It’s free entry, with non-stop colour throwing, live DJ, kids activities, food stalls and merchandise stalls.

  • Where: Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve, Parramatta
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9Concord Carnival | 17th March

Concord Carnival is returning to Greenlees Park on Sunday 17th March from 10am to 4pm! Come along to the annual family fun day, with over 80 food, merchandise and information stalls, horse and carriage rides, vintage vehicle displays and FREE amusements.

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The Australiana Pioneer Village is opening for special weekend event – sharing some skills from days gone by. Try cracking a whip, learn about school in the olden days and eat at the Oxboro Inn or The Damper Camp, plus so much more, all on 28 acres of beautiful riverfront picnic grounds.

  • Where: Australiana Pioneer Village, Rose St, Wilberforce
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This year the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day is moving to the Australian National Maritime Museum. The FREE exciting entertainment line-up this year includes Lah Lah’s Big Live Band, The Beanies, Kinderling and the two very lovable Hey Duggee and Bluey as special guests!

  • Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
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12Penrith Trucking Show | 31st March

Each year over 200 of Australia’s finest trucks gather at the Museum of Fire for Australia’s Premier Working Truck Show, with all funds directed towards fire education and preserving the heritage of our community’s bravest. Up to three children, are admitted FREE with a paying adult. After entry, families get to enjoy 20+ of the best “thrill” rides and other amusements absolutely free, plus free face painting, giveaways and live music. And of course all the working trucks on display!

  • Where: Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive, Penrith
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What’s On In March – Other Key Events

Here are the other fun key events during March. Plus, you can see more events around Sydney on our Facebook page.

Apr 24 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 24 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Hospital at Westmead
Fortnightly on Wednesday, you’ll find the Hospital Farmers Market out the front of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The special event has live music, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around[...]
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday during school holidays, the Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago.   These April School Holidays come dressed as a[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Third Settlement Reserve
Bring your children along to explore the bush and uncover a wonderland of natural treasures! Kids will embark on a hunt for environmental clues in local bushland, discovering and examining many hidden treasures. This program[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cumberland Council libraries
Head to a Cumberland Council Libraries for celebrate great Australian literary creatures including Grug and the gumnut babies. Free session starting at 10:30am – no bookings required Monday 15 April – Regents Park Library Tuesday 16[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flower Power - all stores
In this FREE interactive workshop, kids learn about the unique environments plants thrive in from avid deserts to tropical rain forests. They also enjoy getting their hands dirty during a potting exercise, where they’ll plant[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Glenorie Bakery
Junior Bakers Academy is back at the delicious and fun Glenorie Bakery this Easter! Let your kids decorate their Easter Cupcakes and be part of an amazing cause! Date: 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th April[...]
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Westfield Parramatta
To celebrate the release of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu on the 9 May, costume character PIKACHU is visiting Westfield Parramatta for the April school holidays! When: Wednesday 24 April Time: 12pm – 3pm* Location: Level 2[...]
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lollipops Parramatta
Meet your favourite Transformers characters – Optimus Prime & Bumblebee – at Lollipops Parramatta these school holidays! The two Auto-bots will be rolling out at the play centre from 1-3PM. This exciting event is FREE[...]
Apr 25 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 25 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am Prince Alfred Square
The march will begin at 4:15am from Parramatta RSL Club. There will be a dawn service beginning at 4:30am and wreath laying at Prince Alfred Square. Afterwards, breakfast will be served at Parramatta RSL in[...]
Apr 25 @ 6:00 am Forest Park
The Epping ANZAC Day dawn service will begin with a march at 5:45am from the corner of Blaxland and Epping Roads to Forest Park. Then the service will commence at 6am.
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 26 all-day Riverside Theatres
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Armory Wharf, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
During the April School Holidays Blaxland Riverside Park will be the home to lots of fun with the The Fun Hub on the lawn at the Armory Wharf. Runs from 15th – 19th and 22nd[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Willsford Homes Playground, Northmead
The Active Parramatta Van is operating pop up sessions in local parks during the school holidays. There will be free sporting activities and games for all ages, including soccer, tennis, cricket, skipping ropes, hula hoops[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Civic Park, Pendle Hill
Fun 4 Kids is a free school holidays event designed for kids with a taste for adventure! Whether it’s running through jungle mazes, searching for dinosaur eggs, meeting a dinosaur, playing laser tag in our[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cumberland Council libraries
Head to a Cumberland Council Libraries for celebrate great Australian literary creatures including Grug and the gumnut babies. Free session starting at 10:30am – no bookings required Monday 15 April – Regents Park Library Tuesday 16[...]
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flower Power - all stores
In this FREE interactive workshop, kids learn about the unique environments plants thrive in from avid deserts to tropical rain forests. They also enjoy getting their hands dirty during a potting exercise, where they’ll plant[...]
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 27 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Yarramalong Turf Supplies
Nature and flower lovers, this one is for you! Pick your own gorgeous sunflowers at The Central Coast Sunflower Harvest on Saturday 27th April. It’s FREE entry and any sunnies you pick are just $1[...]
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Thornleigh Community Centre
Lifeline is celebrating 11 years of book fairs in Thornleigh! And you can pick up some quality pre-loved books, CDs and DVDs over the two days of the book fair with over 50,000 on sale,[...]
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 27 @ 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 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
The Parramatta River is the lifeblood of the city for a surprising array of creatures with fur, fins, feathers or scales. Learn about them, and maybe even meet some, on this activity based walk along[...]
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Golden Ridge Animal Farm
On the farm, there is always a hands on experience for children, parents and seniors. Each day Golden Ridge Farm open, there are set of activities for everyone to enjoy. But they wanted to find[...]
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 28 @ 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 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Golden Ridge Animal Farm
On the farm, there is always a hands on experience for children, parents and seniors. Each day Golden Ridge Farm open, there are set of activities for everyone to enjoy. But they wanted to find[...]
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Castle Towers - Level 3, Shop 490
Flip it, roll it, bake it, eat it! Head to Castle Towers these school holidays to make the funnest food there is; pizza, nachos, sushi, trifle and special Easter cupcakes – yummo! So chose a[...]
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th and 29th April, the sessions last 20 minutes and[...]
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
Apr 30 @ 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. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 1 @ 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[...]
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 4 @ 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[...]
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 4 @ 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[...]
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 5 @ 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[...]
May 5 @ 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[...]
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 5 @ 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[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Penrith Panthers
The National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo will return to Penrith Panthers on the Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. It’s a family friendly show perfect for construction loving kids and adults, with[...]
May 5 @ 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[...]
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 6 @ 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[...]
May 6 @ 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 the[...]
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 7 @ 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. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 8 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Hospital at Westmead
Fortnightly on Wednesday, you’ll find the Hospital Farmers Market out the front of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The special event has live music, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around[...]
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 8 @ 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[...]
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bunnings Northmead
Bring along your family and friends to the Free Mother’s Day Family Night at Bunnings Northmead! We have a lot of fun and exciting entertainment for the whole family to enjoy such as a live[...]
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 11 @ 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[...]
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society
Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society operate a miniature 5″ gauge live steam railway, which is located at Ruse Park, Hoskins Avenue, Bankstown. Their Public Running Day is the 2nd Saturday of each month (except January). Members[...]
May 11 @ 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[...]
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scenic World
Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition. It transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from Friday 12th April to Sunday 12th May. We ABSOLUTELY[...]
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Galston Valley Railway
The Galston Valley 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! You can[...]
May 12 @ 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[...]
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
May 13 @ 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[...]
May 14 @ 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. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Winston Hills Mall
Join Clown Sparkles with FREE Face Painting, Fun and Games on the second Tuesday of every month (exc. school holidays) from 10am – 2pm in the play area at Winston Hills Mall. It’s FREE for everyone[...]
May 15 @ 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[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Trainworks
A Day Out With Thomas is great fun for all ages and includes lots of fun Thomas activities. Plus access to ALL of the museums exhibits, use of the BBQ facility, playground and free parking[...]
May 18 @ 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[...]
May 18 @ 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[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
History will come alive this May at the Nurragingy Reserve over two spectacular days at the Blacktown City Medieval Fayre. Featuring regal pageantry from the past – Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies and Knights in[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Various Fire Stations
Fire & Rescue NSW will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2019, with fire stations across the State giving visitors a personal glimpse into Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service. More than[...]
May 18 @ 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[...]
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Trainworks
A Day Out With Thomas is great fun for all ages and includes lots of fun Thomas activities. Plus access to ALL of the museums exhibits, use of the BBQ facility, playground and free parking[...]
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
The RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event is happening at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 19 May 2019. The Million Paws Walk is a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with entertainment and activities for dogs[...]
May 19 @ 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[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
History will come alive this May at the Nurragingy Reserve over two spectacular days at the Blacktown City Medieval Fayre. Featuring regal pageantry from the past – Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies and Knights in[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
On every Sunday, Riding the Rails takes visitors on a 30min train ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot, on a train once used to transport missiles, torpedoes and other WW2[...]
May 20 @ 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[...]
May 21 @ 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. APRIL 2 | CHEEZELS AND EASELS PAINT-A-LONG Bring your own[...]
May 22 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Hospital at Westmead
Fortnightly on Wednesday, you’ll find the Hospital Farmers Market out the front of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The special event has live music, fresh organic produce, stacks of unique hot food stalls from around[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Lake Parramatta
Pre-schoolers discover the joys of the natural world, through engaging activities, storytelling and a pleasant meander in a parkland setting. Help them engage with the natural world, before they become slaves to the screen! This[...]
May 22 @ 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[...]

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