October is all about purple for me – starting with wisteria in bloom and ending with jacaranda’s flowering towards the end – and BBQ dinners in a park. It’s such a lovely time to be outdoors enjoying one of the many great local events, parks, bushwalks or ferry adventures. Here are our top 10 picks of local family-friendly events this month, listed in date order. And make sure to look over all the other great family-friendly events happening in Octoberlisted at the bottom.

Plus, remember to ‘spring’ forward your clock on Sunday 7th October with the start of day light saving!

Weekly What's On Guide 30th September to 6th October

1Wistaria Gardens | October

Right next to Parramatta Park, the gorgeous Wistaria Gardens are a must visit in spring! It has a wonderful ‘secret garden’ feel about it and is rather magical to visit with kids. There are beautiful displays of wisteria and cherry blossoms to enjoy, even though sadly the has been no spring planting this year. Take a picnic, good book and your camera…..and enjoy! And make sure to wander around the banks of the river to see the sleeping fruit bats and across to Domain Creek playground for a play. Plus at the main entrance to Parramatta Park, the rose garden is in bloom.

  • Location: Next to Parramatta Park (north end), in Cumberland Hospital, Westmead
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2Fiji Day | 6th October

Fiji Day Festival is an annual event held to commemorate the Fiji Independence Day on the 10th October 1970. The festival is a celebration of our rich Fiji culture, its people with food, music and dance.

  • Location: Parramatta Riverside Foreshore Reserve
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3West Fest | 6th to 21st October

Celebrate the diverse culture and heritage of Western Sydney at this year’s West Fest! Take a tour and learn all about the iconic heritage sites in our City in ‘Step into Parramatta’s Past’ or enjoy the taste of Australian classic and modern fusion cuisines in ‘Taste of Australia’. There’s so much to discover and celebrate! And it kicks off with Creativity Unleashed on 6th Saturday, presented by the Community Migrant Resource Centre

  • Location: Parramatta CBD and across Western Sydney
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4Parramatta Lanes | 9th to 12th October

Parramatta Lanes is a fantastic annual foodie event in the heart of Parramatta- curated eats, chilled beats and art installations. And this year there are 14 lanes! If taking little ones, best to go early for dinner and then wander around afterwards.

5Spot On Festival | 9th to 13th October

Spark your child’s imagination and embark on new adventures together at Parramatta’s very own wonderful kids arts festival from 9th to 13th October at Riverside Theatres. Families will be treated to a great mix of live shows, drama workshops, movies and free activities!

  • Location: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
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6Riverfest | 12th to 21st October

Riverfest is the premier annual community festival for Our Living River, which celebrates the Parramatta River and all of our local waterways that flow into it. Riverfest! 2018 will occur between Friday, 12 October and Sunday, 21 October.

7Granny Smith Festival | 20th October

The annual Granny Smith Festival celebrates the life and legacy of one of the Ryde district’s most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith – aka Granny Smith. Back in 1868, she ‘accidentally’ grew the first batch of little green apples that bear her name and are now grown all over the world. Celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, the Granny Smith Festival has some serious fun on offer for families, with free entertainment, international food fair, great giveaways and parade.

8Invictus Games | 20th to 27th October

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be the Games in which the community embraces our wounded, injured and ill veterans and serving defence personnel and the family and friends who support them. The spirit of mateship will shine as we strive to create a sense of belonging for all, both during the Games and everyday going forward.

9Garage Trail Sale | 20th October

Garage Sale Trail is one BIG WEEKEND of garage sales that’s happening right across Australia on October 20 and 21. Garage Sale Trail happens with the support of 146 Council partners and more than 400,000 bargain hunting, reuse loving Australians – who this year will shop and sell at more than 15,000 garage sales Australia-wide!

  • Location: Hundreds of homes across Australia
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10Little India Fair | 27th October

Experience a slice of India without flying all the way! Enjoy exciting all-day Bollywood entertainment, colourful stalls selling everything from delicious Indian curries to beautiful Indian handicrafts. Plus amusement rides for the kids and lots more. It’s great fun for everyone during Deepavali time!


What’s On In October – Other Key Events

Here are the other fabulous key events for October. Plus, you can see more on our Facebook page. Remember to also check back as more events are announced for October and added to our What’s On Calendar.

May 11 all-day Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
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.[...]
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Granville Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
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[...]
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
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[...]
May 15 all-day Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
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.[...]
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Rouse Hill House and Farm
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[...]
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Three locations in Sydney - Orchard Hills Emergency Services Academy, Museum of Fire and Alexandria Fire Station
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[...]
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
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[...]
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm. Train rides are $18 per family group (up to[...]
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Granville Centre
You’re invited to our free community BBQ as we celebrate five years since proclamation, with five events over five days in our five council wards. Granville Ward community BBQ will he held at the Granville[...]
May 18 all-day Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
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.[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
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[...]
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Auburn Park
You’re invited to our free community BBQ as we celebrate five years since proclamation, with five events over five days in our five council wards. Regents Park Ward community BBQ will he held at Auburn[...]
May 19 all-day Across Australia
Wednesday 19th May is Wear Orange Wednesday or ‘WOW Day’. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am Online - International Space Station
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools,[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Regents Park Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Friend Park
You’re invited to our free community BBQ as we celebrate five years since proclamation, with five events over five days in our five council wards. Wentworthville Ward community BBQ will he held at Friend Park[...]
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
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[...]
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Auburn Forecourt
You’re invited to our free community BBQ as we celebrate five years since proclamation, with five events over five days in our five council wards. South Granville Ward community BBQ will he held in the[...]
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ermington Library
Put your knowledge to the test for a great evening of fun with your family. To celebrate Australian Library and Information Week, we have put together a quiz of all things about Aussies. Use all[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
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[...]
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bathurst Street Park
You’re invited to our free community BBQ as we celebrate five years since proclamation, with five events over five days in our five council wards. Greystanes Ward community BBQ will he held at Bathurst Street[...]
May 22 all-day Doyle Ground, PH Jeffery Reserve and Online
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.[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
Archaeology unearths hidden stories from our past, much like cold case detective work brings to light the truth about past crimes. See how it works in this exciting set of hands-on activities, where you will[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Dawson Mall, Cleeve Close, Mount Druitt
2021 marks the 24th year of the Reconciliation Walk and Gathering Concert at Dawson Mall in Mount Druitt. There will be activities for the whole family including stage entertainment, stalls, dreamtime stories, cultural workshops, art displays,[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
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[...]
May 23 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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[...]
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
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[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Auburn Library
A story telling activity held fortnightly on Tuesday at Auburn Library, with books, songs and rhymes for children aged 0 to 3 years. Event dates 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bowman Hall, Campbell Street, Blacktown
oin Bluey and Bingo on stage for their live and interactive show. Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and energetic Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her Mum, Dad and little sister Bingo. Children[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Merrylands Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
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[...]
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm pin Village Green, Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
Oh sugar, it’s back! The dessert lover’s paradise ‘Sweet Indulgence’ is returning to Blacktown Festival! Sugar lovers will flock to the Village Green to satisfy their sweet-tooths with mouth-watering creations from some of Sydney’s top, hand-picked dessert[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bowman Hall, Campbell Street, Blacktown
Play School is heading back on the road in 2021 after a long break with a BRAND new show “Lets Play Together” . Join Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty from Play School as[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
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[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Blacktown International Sportspark
The pinnacle Blacktown City Festival event ‘Streets Alive’ is back but with a new name and location at Blacktown International Sportspark. Featuring several performance areas, art and crafts, market stalls, free amusement rides, roving entertainment[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
May 29 @ 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 are essential! You can bring your broken items and they’ll put[...]
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Powerhouse Community Space at Parramatta Square
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[...]
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Park
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[...]
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nurragingy Reserve
Come along and feel the vibe at Nurragingy Reserve whilst listening to some of Sydney’s best jazz, blues, soul, funk and R’n’B bands. Pack a picnic basket and rug, or purchase food from one of[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
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[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Auburn Town Hall
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
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[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
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[...]
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm George Kendall Riverside Park
How lucky are we to be able to walk, cycle, play and picnic by Parramatta River! But it’s only nice to enjoy when its clean and healthy…. which all starts with each of us helping[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Pecan Lady
The Pecan Lady Orchard will be opening for a special pick your own session on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June from 10am to 4pm. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! The Pecan Lady Orchard is situated less[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Castle Hill Showground
Castle Hill NightMarkets are on the the first Saturday of the month from 5PM to 10PM. Enjoy over 70+ food, dessert & retail vendors. Castle Hill Showgrounds, Showground Road Castle Hill FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT[...]
Jun 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Cintra Park Car Park
Concord Farmers Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month (except January) in Cintra Park Concord from 0830 to approximately 1230. A great way to spend time with the family on a[...]
Jun 6 @ 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[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Haslams Creek, Sydney Olympic Park
Get your vitamin D up, make friend and clean up the world. Join you local War on Waste group for our next cleanup at Haslam’s Creek. (We generally meet on 1st Sunday of the month).[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bilpin - Pine Crest Orchard, TNT Produce, Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Apple picking season started Australia Day long weekend in Bilpin and continues until May/ June. Plus, the Bilpin Markets is on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. There are different varieties of apples available to pick[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Pecan Lady
The Pecan Lady Orchard will be opening for a special pick your own session on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June from 10am to 4pm. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! The Pecan Lady Orchard is situated less[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wascoe Siding
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels). **IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing[...]
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
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[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Auburn Library
A story telling activity held fortnightly on Tuesday at Auburn Library, with books, songs and rhymes for children aged 0 to 3 years. Event dates 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
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[...]
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
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[...]
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm will be opening for orange and mandarin picking starting Saturday 12th June from 10am to 4pm, each weekend. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL and can be done on Facebook or via their website. Numbers are[...]
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fords Farm
Fords Farm re-opens for pick your own mandarins on 29th May 2021 and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Read our review to find out more about visiting Fords Farm. Ford Farm has been a Pick Your Own[...]
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ryde Wharf, Anderson Park
After opening on 8th November 2020, Ryde Wharf Market is now on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  It’s grown into a beautiful community event on the banks of Parramatta River in just a few[...]
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watkins Family Farm
The farm gate at the Watkins Family Farm opens for the 2021 mandarin season on Saturday 29th May. And the trees are FULL of fruit! Bring the kids for a great day out. There are[...]
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm will be opening for orange and mandarin picking starting Saturday 12th June from 10am to 4pm, each weekend. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL and can be done on Facebook or via their website. Numbers are[...]
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sherwin Park
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[...]
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
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[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Blacktown Arts Centre
Songlines and Sightlines is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
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 &[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Granville Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lytton Street Park, Wentworthville
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alternates between Upjohn Park and Lions Park
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[...]

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