• Discovery Walkthrough: Dream Holiday. Every Saturday and Sunday in February. Powerhouse Castle Hill. 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
  • Rouse Hill Estate open to the public. Every Sunday. 10am to 4pm.
  • Bella Vista Farm Open Day. Sunday 4 February. 9am to 2pm.
  • The Farm at Lynwood Country Club. Every Sunday 11.00am – 2.00pm. Bring the kids along to see rabbits, birds and sheep! They’ll be entertained by the animal feedings and learn about life on the farm.
  • Messy Makers every Tuesday at Castle Hill RSL. 10.30am to 11.30am – resumes 8 February after School Holiday break.
  • Messy Makers every Tuesday and Wednesday at Lynwood Country Club. 11am to 12pm – resumes 6 February after School Holiday break.
  • Lunar New Year workshops. Tuesday 6 February to Thursday 8 February, PHIVE Parramatta will hold free Year of the Dragon-themed workshops including stamp carving, cooking, storytelling and amulet card making so you can exchange stories, unleash your creativity and bring good fortune for the year ahead.
  • Lunar New Year Parramatta. Saturday 10 February. 4pm to 10pm. Centenary Square and Parramatta Square, Parramatta.
  • Family Day: Lunar New Year. Saturday 10 February. Powerhouse Castle Hill. 10am to 4pm.
  • Lunar New Year, Blacktown. Saturday 10 February. Nurragingy Reserve. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Galston Valley Railway Open Day. Sunday 11 February. 9.30am – 3pm.
  • Painting Workshop with Barbara Dias at Lucy’s. Castle Hill RSL. Thursday 15 February. From 7.30pm.
  • Jellybean Jam live at Bella Vista Hotel. Saturday 17 February. From 9pm
  • City of Ryde Lunar New Year Festival. Saturday 17 February. 4pm to 9pm. Eastwood Oval.
  • Taste of the World Cultural Festival. Saturday 17 February. 4pm to 8pm. Hornsby Mall.
  • Taylor Swift Trivia at Castle Hill RSL. Thursday 22 February. From 7pm.
  • Hills Shire Council Lunar New Year Lantern Festival. Saturday 24 February. 3pm to 9pm. Arthur Whitling Park, Castle Hill.


  • Aussie NightMarkets – Saturday 3 February. 5pm to 10pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Sydney Boutique Markets – Sunday 4 February. 10am to 4pm. Rouse Hill Town Centre.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 10 February and Saturday 24 February. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 11 February. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.
  • Riverstone Food Market. Saturday 17 February. 5pm to 9pm.
  • The Hills UPMarket  Sunday 25 February. 9am to 2pm. Castle Hill Showground.


  • FREE storytime sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are held by libraries in the Hills throughout the week. For the full calendar see here. Sessions are not run during the school holidays.

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