GLOW at Sydney Zoo. Friday 10 May through to Saturday 1 June.

After two sell out years, GLOW at Sydney Zoo is back – BIGGER than ever before!

Immerse yourself in the largest GLOW yet, featuring new, never-before-seen installations, a reimagined and interactive light walk, and returning favourites like the iconic GLOW Lion Lantern, magical KIIS Eye Ferris Wheel, Glowy Golf, and the mind-blowing Vortex Tunnel. Explore the Aquarium after-dark and encounter hundreds of critters in the largest Reptile and Nocturnal house in the world. Plus food trucks, rides, GLOW bar and so much more. To find out more and buy tickets click here.


Blacktown City Medieval Fayre. Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May.

Head back to the middle ages at the spectacular Blacktown City Medieval Fayre. Watch knights clad in shining armour compete in epic battles of strength, skill and bravery in both stand-up battles and incredible jousting competitions, which features riders from all over the country fighting for the prestigious title.

Be immersed in the medieval culture through the feathered friends show, medieval displays, combat artillery, handmade arts and crafts, a working Blacksmith and Woodturners village, and medieval-themed food. Even better when you come dressed in medieval garb and compete in the Best Dressed competition.

Experience the excitement and pageantry of a bygone era in a truly authentic way. This event should not be missed.

Tickets are $10 per person per day including booking fee. Children 3 years and under are free. Book tickets here.

Note: The Nurragingy Miniature Railway will also be running on both days from 10am to 3pm with rides at just $4 each. All visitors are welcome.


Brickbuilt Sydney. Saturday 18 May, 9am to 5pm and Sunday 19 May, 10am to 4pm.

Brickbuilt is the biggest LEGO fan event in NSW and it’s on this weekend at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Two full days with hundreds of exhibits created with LEGO® bricks. A family friendly event suitable for all ages, raising funds in partnership with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.  Find out more here.


Pick your own fruit

Throwing all the kids in the car and heading off fruit picking is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy! It’s a great way to show kids where their fruit comes from while also being out in the sunshine and fresh air. We’re lucky here in the Hills to have fabulous farms right on our doorstep so the journey isn’t too far – as we all know, with young kids there’s no such thing as enjoying a long, leisurely drive!

Here are our tips for places to visit this Autumn. Most places charge a price for for what you pick. Also, things change due to seasons and weather, so make sure you check the farm’s website or Facebook page for opening times before you set off. And don’t forget to take your own bags.


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