Kids in the Kitchen at Castle Towers. Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August. 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Get the little ones plating up under the guidance of renowned chefs in our monthly kids cooking classes. This month its Pasta Making with Italian Chef & Restaurantor, Tony Piccolo. This month it’s Pasta Making with Italian Chef & Restaurantor, Tony Piccolo.

Saturday 11 August  – 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Sunday 12 August – 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Level 2, Centre court. Bookings are required and can be made here.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Tribute Show at The Australian Brewery. Saturday 11 August. 10.30am.

Do you have a Katy Perry or Taylor Swift fan in your house? If so, warm up your vocals because the Katy Perry & Taylor Swift Tribute show is heading to The Australian Hotel & Brewery this Saturday/.  This interactive show features a live band covering all of their top hits! There will be prizes, giveaways for the best dancers plus a 30 minute meet and greett after the show!

Tickets – Kids 16 years and under: $10pp including a juice pop top & small packet of potato chips. Adults 17 years and over: $5pp.

Doors Open: 10:00am
Show Begins: 10:30am
Meet & Greet: 12:30pm -1pm

Rouse Hill House and Farm Family Fair. Sunday 12 August, 10am – 4pm.

Playfulness and merriment abounds as Family Fair returns for another year.  Bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a day of fun and nostalgia.

Try your hand at a range of old fashioned activities and games including kite flying, jumping sacks and vintage lawn sports. Experience farm life with our farmer, who will teach you how to feed the cows, ride a Shetland pony, and get up close and personal with the baby animals at the Petting Farm.  Take a sneak peek inside Rouse Hill House and experience the 1880s schoolhouse with school mistress Mrs Fox.

For some quiet time, sit back and relax with story book readings under the fig tree or get crafty at our tinkering station with printed materials derived from our collection.

A full program of activities, including timings, can be found here.

Galston Valley Railway Open Day. Sunday 12 August, 9.30am – 3pm.

Run by the Hornsby Model Engineers’ Co-operative, Galston Valley Railway is an amazing and unique experience, particularly if you have a train fanatic in the family! It’s a miniature railway with a main line length of about 1km running through a picturesque bush setting, with a mix of steam and diesel trains. And it’s right here in the outer Hills, although you’d never know from simply driving past! You can read more here. Open Sunday 12 August from 9.30am to 3pm. 29 Mid Dural Road, Galston. Make sure all train riders are in enclosed shoes!

Alan Clarkson Colour Run Festival. Sunday 12 August. Galston Recreation Reserve. From 10.30am.

Alan Clarkson Colour Run and Foam Festival is a 3km social run/walk obstacle course around Galston Recreational Reserve. Wear white and get covered in a rainbow of coloured powder along the course. Enjoy a BBQ at the end provided by the Rotary Club of Galston. And of course don’t forget to wear your white T-shirt and sunglasses.

This event aims to raise much needed funds for Youth Insearch, a proven, early intervention program of counselling, support, mentoring and empowerment for at risk young people aged 14-20. All entry fees will be donated to Youth Insearch. Bookings essential.


  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 11 August. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Norwest Marketown Markets and Family Fun Day. Saturday 11 August. 9am to 2pm. Norwest Marketown.
  • My Kids Market – Sunday 12 August. 9am to 12pm. Hills Basketball Stadium.



ArtsBeat: 17 Aug – 1 Sept

ArtsBeat, hosted by Hills Grammar, is a two week celebration of ‘The Arts’ with a spectacular program of workshops, concerts and family events  ….. there’s something for everyone, from 3 years old to 93! Arts Beat offers an exciting 2 week program where Hills Grammar invites you to enjoy a selection of experiences from over 25 events! Find out all about it here.

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