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This weekend is the first ever King’s birthday long weekend since we’ve been alive and sorry Charles, it’ll never be as good as the Queen’s Birthday long weekends of our childhood! In days of old, the Queen’s birthday long weekend involved crackers, bonfires and lots of them! As kids, we were always dressed in highly flammable plastic parkers and dressing gowns, standing way too close to crackers being let off by dads who had consumed too many Reschs or VB tinnies. We’re not sure why they banned them, ha ha! Party poopers! We’ll be grabbing a pack of sparklers and glow bands for old time’s sake this weekend. Here are some other ideas for you.

King’s Birthday Long Weekend events at The Australiana Pioneer Village. 

 

Galston Valley Railway Open Day. Sunday 11 June. From 9.30am to 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! Read more about it here. See the Facebook page for details.

 

Pick your own fruit

Check out our list of places to visit here. At the moment mandarin picking is the thing to do! And you can also get tomatoes and pink lady apples.

 

GLOW at Sydney Zoo. Friday 12 May through to Saturday 17 June. 5.30pm – 10pm each night.

GLOW is back at Sydney Zoo – bigger, brighter and better! Be dazzled by over 70 giant animal lanterns and installations including the enormous 27m Kaurna Skink. Explore an underwater world in the After-Dark Aquarium. Test your skills in the retro Neon Arcade and play Glowy Golf. Check out the view from the glowing Ferris wheel and have a blast in the Rides Zone. Top off your night with an incredible selection of food trucks. GLOW sold out in 2022 so be sure to grab your tickets. Visit Sydneyzoo.com/GLOW
GLOW is an accessible and inclusive event for everyone to enjoy, designed for varying levels of mobility with no hills or steps.
Sydney Zoo – 700 Great Western Highway, Bungarribee.  Sessions: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm – Limited tickets each night.
  • Adults 16+ $29.99
  • Children 3-15 $24.99
  • Infants 0-2 FREE
FREE parking.

Visit House Down Under at Rouse Hill Town Centre – HDMs receive 10% off

Visit Australia’s first inverted house photo experience at Rouse Hill Town Centre! House Down Under is here to stay, open every day and Hills District Mums receive 10% off tickets! With no time limit you’re able to perfect your poses and take as many photos as you like.
  • 12pm to 6pm: Monday – Friday
  • 10am – 6pm: Saturday – Sunday

Do something different on the weekend! Enter code HillsMums10 when purchasing tickets for a 10% discount. For more info & tickets visit https://housedownunder.com.au/

 

The Farm at Lynwood Country Club. Every Sunday 11am – 2pm.

Bring the kids along to Lynwood Country Club to see rabbits, goats and sheep! They’ll be entertained by the animal feedings and learn about life on the farm.

 

Markets

  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 10 June. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • St Albans Village Market – Sunday 11 June. 10am to 2pm. St Albans.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 11 June. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.

 

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