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Family Science Day. Saturday 19 August. 10am to 3pm. Parramatta Square, Parramatta.

Are your kids budding scientists bursting with curiosity? Bring them to Family Science Day in Parramatta where they can experience a world of ideas through workshops, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

Family Science Day is taking place at Parramatta Square on Saturday 19 August between 10am – 3pm. The City of Parramatta is proud to partner with Powerhouse to bring you Family Science Day, as part of the Sydney Science Festival.

Large crowds are expected so get there early and allow plenty of time to avoid disappointment. Events at PHIVE are now booked out.

Learn more here 


Jobs Fair at Castle Towers. Tuesday 15 August to Saturday 19 August. 

Looking to re-join the workforce or kick-start your kid’s career? Don’t miss the Jobs Fair at Castle Towers from Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 August. Connect with hiring retailers, attend resume reviewing and interview preparation workshops and book your spot for a complimentary headshot! For more information on how to get job ready, visit here.


Flavours of Blacktown. Saturday 19 August. 12pm to 8pm. Nurragingy Reserve.

Experience the diverse “Flavours of Blacktown” at Nurragingy Reserve on Saturday 19 August.  Representing the different cultures that make up their community, join the City of Blacktown for food and entertainment from all around the world and immerse yourself in this inaugural multicultural festival.

The event will feature something for everyone, including;

  • food trucks
  • multiple stage performers
  • market stalls
  • free First Nations face painting and designs
  • free camel rides 12 pm – 7 pm
  • free cultural workshops including Boomerang painting, African mask painting, Rangoli coloured sand, Lantern making, fan decorating, Basket weaving 12pm – 7pm
  • Henna art
  • Illuminated light installation 6pm – 8pm
  • Roving entertainment


Samuel Gilbert Public School Great Fete. Sunday 20 August. 10am to 3pm.


Maroota Muster. Sunday 20 August.


Visit Creatures of the Ice Age at Sydney Zoo. Saturday 1 July – Sunday 27 August

Get ready to chill with the coolest gang in town! Creatures of the Ice Age have emerged from their frozen hideaways and have made themselves at home at Sydney Zoo! FREE with your zoo ticket.

Follow the ice trail – grab your map and explore the zoo in search of the mighty woolly mammoth, ferocious sabre-toothed tiger, powerful polar bears and more. Go for a skate on the ice rink! Snap a pic with the larger-than-life Abominable Snowman. Check out the ride zone and craft village.
For more info & tickets visit sydneyzoo.com/ice-age/


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.


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.



  • Riverstone Food Markets – Saturday 12 August. 5pm to 9pm. Bambridge Lane, Riverstone.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 12 August. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • St Albans Village Market – Sunday 13 August. 10am to 2pm. St Albans.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 13 August. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.


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