What’s on cal

May
15
Sat
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.

Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days | Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum, Menangle @ Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Family fun days at Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum are run by volunteers and are an opportunity for the public to see machinery from bygone days in operation, they include working steam displays and stationary oil engines, army vehicles, tractors, farm machinery, Blacksmithing and stalls. We have vintage rides, picnic facilities, onsite hot and cold food. This event is a great day out for the whole family.

  • Opening Times 9am – 3:30pm
  • Admission: Adults $12, Children and Pensioners $6, Family (4) $28.00

Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days

Fire Station Open Day 2021 | Greater Parramatta region @ 6 locations in Western Sydney
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE: due to a ban issued by the Fire Brigade Employees Union, a large number of fire stations will no longer be taking part in the Fire Station Open Day. The ones participating in Western Sydney are: Rhodes (at Rhodes Foreshore Park, next to The Connection), Penrith – Museum of FireOrchard Hills – Emergency Services AcademyRichmond, Windsor, Glenbrook.


Come behind the scenes of Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service at our Open Day on Saturday 15th May. From fires, chemical spills, car crashes, natural disasters and humanitarian relief across the state, the country and even overseas – our firefighters are prepared for anything!

Fire Station Open Day

Open Day is your chance to meet a firefighter, see our trucks in action, check out our equipment and find out more about what we do. We’ll be on scene to answer your questions, show you around and help you prepare your home for a safe winter. We can’t wait to see you and show you what we have been up to.

Online Open Day | Thursday 13th & Friday 14th May

Online Open Days will provide you with a unique insight into what it is like to be a firefighter. Jump online to be taken on a tour of some of our stations, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. Follow us on Facebook to be part of the action.

Station Open Day | Saturday, 15th May from 10am to 2pm

This year, the Fire Station Open Day will be held at key location hubs as well as a few fire stations throughout the state. The fire stations around the Parramatta area that still participating after the Fire Brigade Employees Union ban are (in alphabetical order):

The Open Day hubs in Sydney are:

Fire Station Open Day

Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣

Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are bookable on arrival and run for 45 minutes. Sessions are at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, with drop-in activities available in-between workshops.

STEM Workshop Program

There are four different workshop topics, and each is repeated once.

  • 10 April 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 17 April 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 24 April 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 1 May 2021 – Maker Space Music
  • 8 May 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 15 May 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 22 May 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 29 May 2021 – Maker Space Music

Finding the Powerhouse Community Space

Powerhouse Community Space is located at Parramatta Square, sitting directly above the Parramatta Transport Interchange. The address is 1PS Retail 6, Parramatta Square, Darcy St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta.

May
16
Sun
Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days | Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum, Menangle @ Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Family fun days at Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum are run by volunteers and are an opportunity for the public to see machinery from bygone days in operation, they include working steam displays and stationary oil engines, army vehicles, tractors, farm machinery, Blacksmithing and stalls. We have vintage rides, picnic facilities, onsite hot and cold food. This event is a great day out for the whole family.

  • Opening Times 9am – 3:30pm
  • Admission: Adults $12, Children and Pensioners $6, Family (4) $28.00

Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days

May
22
Sat
Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣

Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are bookable on arrival and run for 45 minutes. Sessions are at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, with drop-in activities available in-between workshops.

STEM Workshop Program

There are four different workshop topics, and each is repeated once.

  • 10 April 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 17 April 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 24 April 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 1 May 2021 – Maker Space Music
  • 8 May 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 15 May 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 22 May 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 29 May 2021 – Maker Space Music

Finding the Powerhouse Community Space

Powerhouse Community Space is located at Parramatta Square, sitting directly above the Parramatta Transport Interchange. The address is 1PS Retail 6, Parramatta Square, Darcy St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta.

May
29
Sat
Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Powerhouse STEM Workshops | Parramatta Square @ Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

The Powerhouse Museum is running free STEM workshops for kids 8 to 12yrs at its Parramatta Square Community Space this autumn.⁣

Taking place on eight Saturdays from 10th April till 29th May, the workshops are bookable on arrival and run for 45 minutes. Sessions are at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, with drop-in activities available in-between workshops.

STEM Workshop Program

There are four different workshop topics, and each is repeated once.

  • 10 April 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 17 April 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 24 April 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 1 May 2021 – Maker Space Music
  • 8 May 2021 – Make a Solar Powered Car with UNSW SunSprint
  • 15 May 2021 – Unity Lunar Game Design
  • 22 May 2021 – Arludo Data Science Through Gaming
  • 29 May 2021 – Maker Space Music

Finding the Powerhouse Community Space

Powerhouse Community Space is located at Parramatta Square, sitting directly above the Parramatta Transport Interchange. The address is 1PS Retail 6, Parramatta Square, Darcy St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta.