Castle Hill RSL Garage Sale. Thursday 25 June, Friday 26 June and Saturday 27 June. 1pm to 9pm.

There will be a great range of wine, beer and spirits, as well as glassware, plates and more – all available to purchase at cost, or below this weekend at Castle Hill RSL. Check out the club’s Facebook page – it looks epic!

Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Markets. Saturday 27 June, 8am to 12pm

Pop on down to these fresh food markets – it’s a great Saturday morning if the sun’s shining. If you haven’t been, click here for an idea of what to expect. There’s an array of locally made gourmet food and produce, including cheeses, breads, traditional pastas, fresh fruit and veg and in our opinion the best bacon and egg roll in the Hills. Castle Hill Showground, Saturday 13 June, 8am to 12pm.

Glenorie Growers Market, Sunday 28 June, 9am to 1pm

This is the first market back since the COVID-19 restrictions kicked in. Fresh, local, sustainable produce, artisans, fun for kids and good vibes. Les Shore Oval, 2658 Old Northern Road Glenorie.

Go tomato picking

Canoelands Orchard is our pick (‘scuse the pun!) for tomatoes. It has been owned by the Christie family since 1923 and is now managed by Hills District Mum Jaime and her husband Nathan. The orchid’s main produce is nectarines, but they also grow plums, peaches, passionfruit and tomatoes.

In addition to picking your own, you can explore the property. There are guinea pigs, chickens, horses, sheep, cows, pigs and goats. The animals are beautiful and friendly. They also have some play equipment for little ones and a large grassed area perfect for a picnic. And during the school holidays there’s a free tractor ride at 11am (outside of this, it’s $3 per person). Make sure you check out their Facebook page before you head out to see if they have ripe fruit for picking.

Go on a bushwalk

If you follow our Instagram or Facebook page you’ll see that we’ve done a LOT of bushwalking in the last 10 weeks! Check out our article here on the best bushwalks for kids in the area.

Visit the new Sydney Zoo or Featherdale Wildlife Park

They have only just reopened! We would recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visit Holey Moley or Strike Bowling

Holey Moley and Strike Bowling at Castle Towers are now both open. They’ve made a few changes to the way they operate to keep guests and their team safe and adhere to government guidelines. Check out their website for details and book before you head in.

Go for a bike or scooter ride

One of the great things that has happened during COVID-19 lock down is that more kids are out on their bikes! Here’s a list of places in the Hills for your kids to ride their bike or scooter.

If you’d like more ideas for things to do this weekend, head to the play section of our website for further inspiration.

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