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School Holiday FUN at Rouse Hill Town Centre

School Holiday FUN at Rouse Hill Town Centre

Your favourite characters from The Smurfs and How To Train Your Dragon come to Rouse Hill these school holidays! Plus there's a Yamaha bike ride experience, several foodie themed workshops, donut decorating, potting & planting workshops and the Deepavali Festival.
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Castle Towers  |  see art differently with smART

Castle Towers | see art differently with smART

See art differently with smART. Make your mark with giant crayons, string and everything in between! These school holidays, you'll have the chance to create and learn about art in new and unexpected ways at Castle Towers' four interactive pods!
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CRU Camps – amazing holiday experiences!

CRU Camps – amazing holiday experiences!

Give your child a fantastic holiday experience on a CRU® Camp this spring! There are 10 awesome camp adventures to choose from, for children in Years K-12. From sailing to laser tag, water skiing to giant swing, ice skating to Year 12 study.
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Play World Australia is back in Sydney next school holidays!

Play World Australia is back in Sydney next school holidays!

Play World is a huge kids event created for kids by kids! It's a high energy, engaging, interactive and most importantly, fun experience unlike anything the kids of Australia have ever seen before. On over two days next school holidays at the ICC Darling Harbour.
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Train adventures: Sydney Metro Northwest

Train adventures: Sydney Metro Northwest

With the arrival of the Sydney Metro Northwest line, Hills families are now able to explore by train! If you're keen to test out the new trains, here are some ideas for adventures right by the stations serviced by the new line that little ones will enjoy.
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HDM visits The Bella Local

HDM visits The Bella Local

We've had our eye on the Instagram feed of this local cafe for some time now! We visited recently and had a delicious brunch at this lovely local cafe. And for the month of September they're doing a free coffee with every eat in meal from the breakfast or lunch menu! 
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Things to do on rainy days

Things to do on rainy days

Do you and your busy little ones go stir crazy when it rains for a few days? If you still like to get out each day with your little one even when it's raining, here are some ideas for things to do in the Hills and surrounds that won't leave you drenched!
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HDM visits Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley for brunch

HDM visits Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley for brunch

We'd driven past the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley several times before and always thought it looked gorgeous. We visited recently for brunch and can confirm it's as pretty as a picture and they offer numerous casual drop-in dining options that are great for mums!
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Host your child’s birthday party at Featherdale Wildlife Park!

Host your child’s birthday party at Featherdale Wildlife Park!

Featherdale Wildlife Park hosts amazing parties for kids with your own party venue, party host and the amazing opportunity for your kids and their friends to get up close with the animals! And book your next birthday party before 31 October 2019 and you’ll receive a $50 Gift Card to spend in the park!
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Enjoy the Emerge Festival from 1 September – 13 October

Enjoy the Emerge Festival from 1 September – 13 October

The Emerge Festival is the largest cultural and entertainment celebration on Sydney's North Shore featuring visual arts exhibitions, live entertainment, film & music performances, kids' & youth events and more. And with the Northwest Metro connecting the Hills to Chatswood, it's easy to join in the festivities!
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Soak up the sun & savings with Narellan Pools Hills District!

Soak up the sun & savings with Narellan Pools Hills District!

Narellan Pools Hills District has the skills, knowledge and expertise to transform your home with a beautiful swimming pool and surrounds - installing now means you'll be swimming in time for Summer! And the team has exclusive offers just for Hills District Mums that will help your pool dreams come true!
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Box Hill | The Gables | New playgrounds

Box Hill | The Gables | New playgrounds

With 3 new playgrounds opened within the last year and families moving in, The Gables in Box Hill is starting to come to life! The playgrounds are fresh, clean, new and a little different! Here are the details of each playground.
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HDM visits Panetta Mercato in Baulkham Hills

HDM visits Panetta Mercato in Baulkham Hills

We love a large fresh food and produce store that stocks EVERYTHING your heart (and stomach) desires! That's what Panetta Mercato in Baulkham Hills offers. And you can even enjoy a coffee and slice of Papa's cheesecake in store mid shop! We checked it out recently.
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The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow is a welcoming family run cafe in Cherrybrook that's serving up some delicious dishes! We visited recently.
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What is family mediation?

What is family mediation?

Separating from a spouse or partner can be extremely difficult and it's common to disagree on important aspects such as care of children and division of property and other assets. This is where mediation can be beneficial. But what does it involve and where do you start?
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Finding the will

Finding the will

As parents, the importance of having a Will in place can't be ignored. But what's involved and what do you need to consider? Here's some great information to get you started.
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Taming your toddler at bed time

Taming your toddler at bed time

Are you pulling your hair out at bed time and through the night with your toddler? Here are some issues that local child sleep consultant Chantal Cohen frequently see families with toddlers facing and some quick tips to help them go to sleep and stay there all night.
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