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Jun
26
Sat
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours.

Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre runs regular guided tours of the historic Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park on Mondays and Saturdays.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal heritage, along with some more recent history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings and current COVID restrictions, entry is limited to small groups.

Jun
27
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Jul
4
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Jul
11
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

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 also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Jul
25
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Aug
1
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Aug
2
Mon
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours.

Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre runs regular guided tours of the historic Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park on Mondays and Saturdays.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal heritage, along with some more recent history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings and current COVID restrictions, entry is limited to small groups.

Aug
8
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

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 also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Aug
22
Sun
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours.

Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre runs regular guided tours of the historic Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park on Mondays and Saturdays.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal heritage, along with some more recent history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings and current COVID restrictions, entry is limited to small groups.

Aug
29
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Sep
5
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Sep
12
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

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 also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Sep
26
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours.

Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre runs regular guided tours of the historic Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park on Mondays and Saturdays.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal heritage, along with some more recent history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings and current COVID restrictions, entry is limited to small groups.

Oct
3
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Oct
10
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

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 also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Oct
25
Mon
Behind The Scenes Series: Brickpit & Bell Frogs | Sydney Olympic Park @ Brickpit, Sydney Olympic Park
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Behind the Scenes series is a set of tours run by Sydney Olympic Park delivered by qualified guides, subject experts and special guests. With more than 20 years having passed since the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympics, the precinct is now a vibrant community with more reasons than ever to come and visit – Sydney Olympic Park: one park, many experiences.

The Behind the Scenes series will take you on a deep dive into the industrial and cultural heritage of the site, give an understanding of ecological and environmental considerations, and allow you to discover some of the stories and hidden layers that go beyond our sporting and entertainment venues. Locations such as Newington Armory and the Brickpit are reminders of the complex landscapes we manage, conserve and celebrate.

In this Behind the Scenes Series tour, you will be joined by Special Guests from the Environment & Ecology team at Sydney Olympic Park and the Visitor Programs team to hear first hand the stories this landscape has to share.

Brickpit Tour

Once the site of the former State Brickworks at Homebush Bay, this powerful and dramatic landscape now has a quieter pace. Join the Behind the Scenes tour and be engaged in the layered history of the site from its industrial past to its current role as a biodiversity haven.

Inspect endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog habitat and learn from experts the methods used to manage and protect this threatened species and other fauna that call the Park home. Learn techniques that you can use at home to attract animals to share your backyard.

2021 Dates

  • 9th May
  • 25th October

Brickpit Tour

Oct
30
Sat
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Dairy Tours | Parramatta Park @ Parramatta Park | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by exclusive guided tours.

Delivered in partnership with Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre runs regular guided tours of the historic Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park on Mondays and Saturdays.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal heritage, along with some more recent history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings and current COVID restrictions, entry is limited to small groups.

Oct
31
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Nov
7
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

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 picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]