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  • Easter Monday – 1 April.
  • Daylight saving ends – Sunday 7 April.
  • School holidays – start Saturday 13 April. School goes back on Monday 29 April (but usually first day for public schools is a staff development day and hence kids return on Tuesday 30 April)
  • Anzac Day – Thursday 25 April.




Do you still need to arrange a camp, class or activity if you need to work or just need to fill in a half-day, a day or more? Here are some options in and around the Hills that may have some spots left.

Parramatta Council Outdoor Cinema Series

These April school holidays, City of Parramatta is delivering five free fun-filled family events throughout the community! Bring a picnic blanket, bring your family and friends and head down to a site near you and enjoy live music, kids workshops, roving entertainment and garden games, followed by an outdoor movie screening. Each event is free with food options available. Events will take place in the following locations, with movies starting from around 6pm.

  • Caber Park – Friday 12 April – 22 Clackmannan Rd, WINSTON HILLS – DC League of Super Pets (PG)
  • Boronia Park – Saturday 13 April – 37 Bridge St, EPPING – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mayhem (PG)
  • Arthur Phillip Park – Friday 19 April – 62A Redbank Rd, NORTHMEAD – Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (PG)
  • Sturt Park – Saturday 20 April – 12 Sturt St, TELOPEA – Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG)
  • Silverwater Park – Friday 26 April2 Clyde St, SILVERWATER – Wonka (PG)

For more info click here.

Castle Hill RSL

  • Crazy Science. Monday 15 April. 10.30am. A unique mix of science, magic, humour and the arts.  Tickets can be purchase here.
  • Wick’d Candles Kids Workshop. Thursday 18 April. 10.30am. Children will create two unique wax candles using coloured beads. Find out more here.
  • Disney Family Trivia. Monday 22 April. 6pm. Find out more here.


Sweet Delights Diner at Castle Towers

Little chefs are invited to the Sweet Delights Diner where they can craft delicious treats. Kids will assemble banana bite sundaes and decorate their own ice cream cones before scooping up their soft serve!  Location: Level 2, opposite David Jones. Time: 10am – 2pm daily, walk-ins.

  • Week 1: 15 – 21 April. Wafer cone decorating. Kids can scoop up their soft serve once perfected
  • Week 2: 22 – 28 April (excluding ANZAC Day 25 April). Whip up Banana Bite Sundaes


Free plaster craft at Castle Mall

Children can decorate their very own plaster with their favourite colours. Monday 15 April to Friday 19 April, 10am to 2pm daily. Level 1, near Sushi Yo and Creative Nails at Castle Mall Shopping Centre. 4-16 Terminus Street, Castle Hill.


Inflatable Holiday Fun at The Centre Dural

These school holidays, your kids can get out some energy jumping on a wide range of inflatable rides at The Centre in Dural while you can sit back and enjoy their cafe. 2 hour sessions are available between the hours of 9am to 4pm, no prior booking required. Tickets start at $9 for kids 4 and under, and $17 for kids 5 and over, but discounts are available for multiple kids or multi day bookings. See website for details.


Journey to Wonderland at HomeCo. Castle Hill.

Take a whimsical journey to Wonderland. Step through the looking glass into a fantastical realm, where enchantment comes alive through oversized teacups, colourful mushrooms and vibrant flowers. Enjoy a fun round of Putt Putt Golf, guided by the delightful Alice in Wonderland, the entertaining Mad Hatter and the slightly bossy Queen of Hearts! Plus, free White Rabbit Fairy Floss and face painting! All located on the North side at HomeCo. Castle Hill. Tuesday April 16 to Saturday April 20. 10am to 2pm. home-co.com.au/castle-hill


Youth Week

Youth Week is held state-wide in April each year with activities organised by young people, for young people from 11 to 21 April. Free films, festivals, workshops and art exhibitions are on offer to young people from The Hills Shire to enjoy in celebration of Youth Week 2024.  Local events and activities include: 

  • Free film, food and fun times11 – 28 April at Rouse Hill Town Centre.  Council has partnered with Rouse Hill Town Centre to make 100 of their popular Entertainment Bundles FREE with vouchers for a movie at Reading Cinemas, a meal and games at Timezone.  More details here.
  • Popcorn and Pandas – Monday 15 April from 3pm – 5:30pm at Event Cinemas, Castle Towers. Grab your friends for a fun afternoon watching Kung Fu Panda 4 for FREE on the big screen with FREE popcorn and a bottle of water. More details here.
  • Art Therapy Workshop – Tuesday 16 April from 2pm – 4pm at Castle Towers Community Hub. Enjoy a relaxing art therapy workshop focusing on looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing. This event is held in partnership with Uniting.
  • Hills Community Aid Family Fun DayWednesday 17 April from 10am – 1pm at Balcombe Heights Estate, Turner Buildings carpark. Don’t miss these fun activities for families including information stalls, jumping castle and more. Details here.
  • Hills Youth Fall Festival – Thursday 18 April from 1pm – 5pm at Castle Hill Showground. Enjoy free local entertainment, food, outdoor gym, photobooth, stalls and more! Artworks from the Creative Arts Competition will also be on display for voting in the peer’s choice award. This event is hosted by Youth Rezolutions and raises awareness of youth homelessness.  Details here.


Riverside Theatres

There’s plenty on these school holidays at Riverside Theatre Parramatta.

  • Tempo – Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April. Book tickets now.
  • 360 Allstars.  Friday 19 April to 22 April. Book tickets now. BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns!


School Holiday Activities at Hudson Hotel

Get ready for an action-packed Autumn School Holidays at Hudson Hotel! See schedule of activities below.   All activities are FREE unless noted and they take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm unless specified. Book online now.

WEEK ONE: Mon 15: Trolls World Tour Movie Night | Tue 16: Harry Potter Bingo | Wed 17: Disney Trivia: 7pm – 9pm | Thurs 18: Pizza Class $20 (inc: 2 kids pizzas, Apron & Chef Hat) | Friday 19: Slime Making $10 (includes take-home slime)

WEEK TWO: Mon 22: Inside Out Movie Night | Tue 23: Plaster Painting | Wed 24: Pizza Class $20 (inc: 2 kids pizzas, Apron & Chef Hat) | ANZAC Day: Face Painting & Activities 12pm – 2pm | Friday 26: Kids Disco Party




  • Aussie NightMarkets (see above for The Hills Easter Show)
  • Sydney Boutique Markets – Sunday 14 April. 10am to 4pm. Rouse Hill Town Centre.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 13 April and Saturday 27 April. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 14 April. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.
  • The Hills UPMarket  Sunday 28 April. 9am to 2pm. Castle Hill Showground.

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