What’s on cal

May
10
Mon
Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes @ Nemesia Park Hall
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

May
11
Tue
Heart of Play Draft Masterplan Community Consultation | North Parramatta @ Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
May 11 all-day

Have your say on the important Heart of Play masterplan for 7 parks in North Park! This masterplan provides the blueprint for an outdoor sporting and recreation network across seven open spaces in North Parramatta. One of the spaces, Dan Mahoney Reserve, will be remediated and upgraded as a priority due to asbestos contamination.

Heart of Play North Parramatta

In July 2020, Council consulted with the community and key stakeholders and the information gathered has informed the draft master plan – an overarching plan that will guide upgrades across this area over the next 20 years. You can read the full community consultation outcomes report or download a summary in the resources section.

Heart of Play North Parramatta

Now you can provide feedback on the draft master plan and the proposed actions Council has identified. The proposed actions align with four principles that were developed based on community input:

  1. A connected and accessible network of parks
  2. A welcoming place for all to play, day and night
  3. Improved spaces for active sport and recreation
  4. A healthy and sustainable environment.

HAVE YOUR SAY!

You’re invited to have your say on the Heart of Play draft master plan by participating in any of the following activities:

  • Take a short online survey.
  • Come along to one of the drop-in sessions:
    • Saturday 15th May between 9am and 12pm at Doyle Ground (near playground)
    • Saturday 15th May between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at Doyle Ground (near playground)
    • Tuesday 18th May between 2pm and 5pm at Doyle Ground (near kiosk)
    • Saturday 22nd May between 9am and 12pm at PH Jeffery Reserve
  • Hear from the designers and ask a question at our online Q&A webinar on Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Register your interest.

Submissions about the Heart of Play draft master plan can also be made:

  • By email to [email protected]
  • By phone to 02 9806 5050
  • By mail to:
    Reply Paid 32 (no stamp required)
    Property & Place
    City of Parramatta
    PO Box 32Parramatta NSW 2124

The submission period will close at 4pm on Monday 24th May 2021.

St Mary’s Parish Playgroup | Rydalmere @ St Mary's Parish
May 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

A new playgroup is starting on 24th July at St Mary’s Parish in Rydalmere.

St Mary's Parish playgroup rydalmere

 

Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church @ Granville Community Baptist Church
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Playtime | Granville Community Baptist Church @ Granville Community Baptist Church | Granville | New South Wales | Australia

Playtime is for parents and preschool children and includes craft, morning tea, playing time and music.

  • Tuesday 9:30—11:30 am
  • Cost is $2 per family
  • The playgroup is on the corner of South and William Streets Granville. And close to all the yummy charcoal chicken shops.
  • For more information call or message Nyssa on 0414 017 996.
Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes @ Nemesia Park Hall
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta @ Sherwin Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Sherwin Park in North Parramatta on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm.

Sherwin Park North Parramatta

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Due to covid19, there are restrictions on how many families can attend. All adults and children require a ticket each, which you can get by emailing [email protected].

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule

Play Van Playgroup NSW

May
12
Wed
Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes @ Nemesia Park Hall
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park @ Rosella Park
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Rosella Park in Harris Park on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.

Rosella Park
Rosella Park

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Due to covid19, there are restrictions on how many families can attend. All adults and children require a ticket each, which you can get by emailing [email protected].

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule

Play Van Playgroup NSW

Storytime at FC Social | Rydalmere @ FC Social
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime at FC Social | Rydalmere @ FC Social | Rydalmere | New South Wales | Australia

The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs.

Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise & Shine Kindergarten Educator takes you through storytime, songs and rhymes. Bring a picnic blanket. There’s also the cafe, play equipment and plenty of backyard for a run around!

Runs each week on Wednesdays from 10am

May
13
Thu
CCA Play in the Park | Rydalmere and West Ryde @ Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come and join us for our Play in the Park play sessions. There are lots of activities and toys to play with to help your children discover and learn new gross motor, fine motor, communication and literacy skills. You can stay and play for as little or as long as you like.

CCA Play in the Park

There’s no need to book, everyone is welcome to join us. The play sessions alternate between Lions Park in West Ryde (1st week of school term – 22nd April) and Upjohn Park in Rydalmere (2nd week of school term – 29th April).

For more information, please call the Family Day Care office, on 98740066 or email: [email protected]

Breastfeeding Drop-In Clinic | Merrylands @ Merrylands Community Health Centre
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Merrylands Community Health Centre offers a breastfeeding drop-in clinic every Thursday from 10am to 12pm for new mums who would like some help with breastfeeding and have any concerns or questions. The clinic is run by qualified Child and Family Health Nurses.

New Parent Meet and Greet Sessions (aka Mother’s Group)

Every Tuesday (1pm-2:30pm) at Telopea and Wednesday (10:30am to 12pm) at Merrylands, during school term, there is a Meet and Greet for new families with children aged from birth to 12 weeks old. It is an information sharing session facilitated by a Community Nurse.

New Parent Meet and Greet

The sessions are parent centred, and provide a support network, as well as professional advice, which is offered in an open and inclusive environment. The program is offered as a drop in service, with no appointment required. It provides a great opportunity to get to know other parents, avoid isolation, and find out about child health care.

 

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes @ Nemesia Park Hall
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Toongabbie @ McCoy Park
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at McCoy Park in Toongabbie on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

McCoy Park

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Due to covid19, there are restrictions on how many families can attend. All adults and children require a ticket each, which you can get by emailing [email protected].

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule

Play Van Playgroup NSW

River’s Edge Playgroup | Newington @ 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River's Edge Playgroup | Newington @ 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington | Newington | New South Wales | Australia

Join the River’s Edge Playgroun from 10am to 11:30am every Thursday during school term in Newington. The playgroup is suitable for kids 0-5yrs and it costs $2 per visit to attend.

There is play time, craft and song time. Plus a byo morning tea to finish. Contact Ali on 0409 635 802 for more details.

May
14
Fri
Northmead Uniting Church Cafe Play – Supported Playgroup | Northmead @ Northmead Uniting Church
May 14 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

The Northmead Uniting Church Supported Playgroup is called Café Play. It is a great morning of fun, learning and friendship for young children and their families/carers.

In addition to Cafe Play on Monday, there is a new Supported Playgroup starting on Fridays during School term beginning on 11th May.

ALL WELCOME

Please note: Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children

  • Every Monday during school terms. And from term 2, 2018 it will also run on Fridays.
  • 9:15-11:45
  • Northmead Uniting Church Hall at 3 Hammers Rd. Northmead

What to Bring Each Week:

  • $4 per family
  • Hat
  • Drink of water
  • Wear play clothes for painting & craft

Café Play Routine:

9.15 Café play starts (Arrive, sign in, put $3 in basket, put on name tags and put on hats and sunscreen
Play and Chat
10.00 inside toys packed away – start
10.15 inside toys packed away – finish
10.30 Group Time (Includes story, singing, story & grace, celebrating birthdays monthly)
11.15 Share Morning Tea together
11.45 Café Play finishes

 

Northmead Uniting Church

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Parramatta CBD @ Jubilee Park
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Jubilee Park in Parramatta on Fridays from 10am to 12pm.

Jubilee Park Parramatta

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Due to covid19, there are restrictions on how many families can attend. All adults and children require a ticket each, which you can get by emailing [email protected].

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule

Play Van Playgroup NSW

May
15
Sat
Heart of Play Draft Masterplan Community Consultation | North Parramatta @ Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
May 15 all-day

Have your say on the important Heart of Play masterplan for 7 parks in North Park! This masterplan provides the blueprint for an outdoor sporting and recreation network across seven open spaces in North Parramatta. One of the spaces, Dan Mahoney Reserve, will be remediated and upgraded as a priority due to asbestos contamination.

Heart of Play North Parramatta

In July 2020, Council consulted with the community and key stakeholders and the information gathered has informed the draft master plan – an overarching plan that will guide upgrades across this area over the next 20 years. You can read the full community consultation outcomes report or download a summary in the resources section.

Heart of Play North Parramatta

Now you can provide feedback on the draft master plan and the proposed actions Council has identified. The proposed actions align with four principles that were developed based on community input:

  1. A connected and accessible network of parks
  2. A welcoming place for all to play, day and night
  3. Improved spaces for active sport and recreation
  4. A healthy and sustainable environment.

HAVE YOUR SAY!

You’re invited to have your say on the Heart of Play draft master plan by participating in any of the following activities:

  • Take a short online survey.
  • Come along to one of the drop-in sessions:
    • Saturday 15th May between 9am and 12pm at Doyle Ground (near playground)
    • Saturday 15th May between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at Doyle Ground (near playground)
    • Tuesday 18th May between 2pm and 5pm at Doyle Ground (near kiosk)
    • Saturday 22nd May between 9am and 12pm at PH Jeffery Reserve
  • Hear from the designers and ask a question at our online Q&A webinar on Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Register your interest.

Submissions about the Heart of Play draft master plan can also be made:

  • By email to [email protected]
  • By phone to 02 9806 5050
  • By mail to:
    Reply Paid 32 (no stamp required)
    Property & Place
    City of Parramatta
    PO Box 32Parramatta NSW 2124

The submission period will close at 4pm on Monday 24th May 2021.

Autumn Harvest Festival | Rouse Hill House and Farm @ Rouse Hill House and Farm
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet some of Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill Estate as you taste, savour, browse, and shop from a handpicked selection of products, including jams and relishes, teas, cured meats, artisan bread, cheeses and more.

Discover the story behind your food, and listen to a range of fascinating talks and live food demonstrations. Explore the property and hear the stories that reveal the life of the estate over 160 years. Take a peek inside the historic house, view outbuildings, and meet farm animals. Or simply bring a picnic rug and enjoy the picturesque setting with a delicious spread from our ready-to-eat food vendors.

Autumn Harvest Festival

Plus learn all there is to know about pickling and fermenting with Cornersmith. Kids can also make traditional hand-rolled pasta to take home and try. Gin lovers can join Archie Rose Distilling Co in the Old Schoolhouse at Rouse Hill Estate for a guided tasting of five limited-edition Archie Rose gins (licensed event, ages 18+). Bookings essential for these ticketed workshops, see below to find out more.

Please note: this event takes place mostly outdoors. They’ll continue to monitor the latest NSW Public Health advice. Please read the COVID-19 conditions of entry before registering and check back for updates. They will also be posting event updates on this webpage and Facebook event page.

Newington Pop Up Markets | Newington Marketplace @ Newington Market Place
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Newington Pop Up Markets | Newington Marketplace @ Newington Market Place | Newington | New South Wales | Australia

EAT, DRINK, SHOP and PLAY at the Newington Pop Up Markets. With fine foods, gorgeous jewellery and homewares, fashionable kids-wear, kid’s activities and more they’ll be something the whole family can enjoy. And you can take the kids across the road to Pierre de Coubertin Park for a play. Or walk around to the newer Cumberland Park nature playground.

  • When: Every third Saturday of the month
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Parking: 2 hours Free on grade parking is available.
  • Who’s there: We have regular vendors who are with us month to month (which we love!) but we also like to spice things up with new and exciting stall holders.