What’s on cal

May
15
Sat
Mini Trains | West Ryde @ Mini Trains
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

West Ryde Mini Trains
Looking down from the overpass

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. They open on the third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm. DUE TO COVID, YOU MUST NOW PRE-BOOK AND SPOTS SELL OUT VERY FAST.

West Ryde Mini Trains

The information below is how the mini trains at West Ryde operated pre-covid… They have three miniature railways and offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains.

West Ryde Mini Trains

  • They have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc.
  • Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages UPDATED: August 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must wear enclosed shoes in order to ride the trains.

Other Things Nearby

West Ryde Library

May
17
Mon
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
18
Tue
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
19
Wed
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
May 19 @ 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.

May
20
Thu
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
May
21
Fri
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
24
Mon
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
25
Tue
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
26
Wed
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
May 26 @ 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.

May
27
Thu
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
May
28
Fri
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.

May
31
Mon
West Ryde Wombats Playgroup | West Ryde Community Hall @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.  

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.

The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.

Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.

West Ryde Wombats

Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.