KEY DATES

  • Labour Day Public Holiday – Monday 1 October.
  • Daylight Saving starts – Sunday 7 October. More information on time changes here.
  • School Term 4 starts on Monday 15 October.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

  • Shopping centre activities:
    • Castle Towers. Slide into fun at The Play Pool! Check out the a fun ball pit filled with pool toys, shapes, beach balls and more. It’s the perfect place for fun and selfies, so come and join the pool party. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years. Tuesday 2 October to Sunday 14 October. 10am to 4pm (open until 8pm on Thursdays).
    • Castle Mall Shopping Centre. Free craft activities. Wednesday 3 October 2018: Floating fish crafting. Thursday 4 October 2018: Kaleidoscope Making. 10.30am to 1.30pm.
    • Stanhope Village.
      • Creative Kid Chill Zone. Enjoy Essential Oil Bead Making, Mindfulness Colouring-In & Moon Sand Craft. Monday 1 October through to Friday 12 October (excluding Saturday and Sunday). 11am – 2pm.
      • Kids Yoga. Designed specifically for children, join us for daily yoga these school holidays to increase strength, flexibility and coordination, whilst making new friends and having loads of fun.Monday 1 October through to Friday 12 October (excluding Saturday and Sunday). 11am – 2pm.
    • North Rocks Shopping Centre. Go Wild. Join us these school holidays for a fun-filled reptile adventure and win your very own reptile toy.  Then get creative by making a reptile puppet. Tuesday 2 October to  Friday 5 October. 10am to 1pm.
    • Cherrybrook Village.
      • Kids cake magic masterclass. Little bakers get ready to showcase your imagination! In this tasty class, your little ones will learn how to create magic in the form of a deliciously decorated cupcake. Learning alongside our expert baker, kids will learn decorating techniques and have fun exploring colours, flavours, edible glitter and decoration combos, with sweet treats to take home at the end. Tuesday 9 October. 12pm – 2pm. $5.
      • Kids DIY veggie patch. What better way to get your kids excited about fruits and veggies than to show them how to grow their own! In this interactive class, kids can get their hands dirty as they learn how to grow their own seeds and seedlings into fresh, edible produce.  Wednesday 10 October. 12pm – 2pm. $5.
    • Rouse Hill Town Centre.
      • Dino Dig. Discover your own Dino fossil with this interactive activity. Don’t miss your chance to meet a giant Velociraptor once you have found your fossils! Tuesday 2 October to Saturday 6 October. 11am to 3pm.
      • Lego Nexo Knights. Race in to the LEGO Nexo Knights Play Zone to race your friends in build competitions, knock down the enemy in the NEXO challenge, play LEGO tablet games and simply enjoy some LEGO building! Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October. 11am to 2pm
      • Billy Cart Decorating. Join us in Town Square to decorate the awesome billy carts used in each year’s derby PLUS have a test run down Main Street! Wednesday 3 October and Thursday 4 October. 10am to 2pm.
      • Carnival on Main Street. Jump right in with a carnival in Main Street! Tea cups, lady bugs, bungee trampolines, fairy floss & more. Friday 5 October to Sunday 14 October. 10am to 1pm. Ride $5, 3 hour wristband $30.
      • Spendless Kids Morning. Get crafty and join the team from Spendless Shoes to decorate your very own pencil case – plus walk away with some goodies!! Tuesday 2 October to Thursday 4 October. 10am to 1pm.
      • Grill’d Kids Masterclass. Turn your kids into burger making experts at Grill’d Rouse Hill’s very own Kids Masterclasses! Let’s learn to make some healthy burgs, and eat them too! Tuesday 2 October, Wednesday 3 October and Monday 8 October through to Wednesday 10 October. 11am to 12pm. $10 per child, includes a burger, chips & drink! Booking essential and can be made in-store or by calling 9836 5666
      • Farmers Funds Day. FUN for families, funds for farmers. Join us for a day of fundraising, to support our aussie farmers. Bring your family and friends, kick your heels up and have fun with our animal farm, carnival and more! Friday 12 October. 10am to 3pm.
      • Children’s Craft with Life Without Barriers. Join the lovely people from Life Without Barriers for some FREE craft activities these School Holidays! Friday 5 October. 11am to 2pm.
      • Plaster creations. Enjoy creating and painting a HUGE range of 3D figures. Monday 1 October through to Sunday 14 October. From $5.
    • Seven Hills Plaza.
      • Free Spring Planting Workshops. Decorate your pot and plant your own succulents. Tuesday 2 October to Thursday 4 October. 10am to 1pm.
      • Design your own Pencil Cases. Tuesday 9 October to Thursday 11 October. 10am – 1pm.
    • Stockland Baulkham Hills.
      • Finger bun decorating with Bakers Delight. Monday 1 October and Monday 8 October. 11am to 2pm.
      • Pizza making. Children and families make their very own healthy pizza, using fresh ingredients from Panetta Mercato. Each workshop includes pizza dough making, dough throwing and making healthy pizzas. Tuesday 2 October through to Friday 5 October.  3 workshops. 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Books essential.
    • Winston Hills Mall.
      • Free Petting Zoo. Tuesday 2 October to Friday 5 October. 10am to 2pm.
      • Cedric the Human Balloon and Juggling Show. Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October. Two shows daily: 11am and 1pm.
    • Parklea Markets – Chase and Marshall will be visiting Parklea Markets these school holidays for some FREE paw-some fun and create your very own Paw Patrol mask! Kids will get the chance to meet Chase & Marshall PLUS there will be face painting, balloon twisting and a colouring in competition. One weekend only – Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, 10am to 2pm daily. In the Parklea Kids Zone, near door 7.
  • Spot On Children’s Festival at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, 9-13 October. Now in its seventh year, the premier arts festival for kids features live entertainment, films, workshops and free activities it is sure to hit the spot for ages 2 – 10+ years and their families. Find out more and book here.
  • Be a Zookeeper for a Day at Featherdale Wildlife Park.  Friday 5 October, Tuesday 9 October, Wednesday 10 October and Friday 12 October. 9am to 3.30pm.  More information here.
  • Kids Days at Castle Hill RSL:
    • Teen Titans Go! Kids Day. Mask painting, colouring in competitions and more. Friday 5 October. 11am to 2pm.
    • Toy Story Kids Day. Games, face painting, balloons and more! Tuesday 9 October. 11am to 2pm.
  • Kids Days at Lynwood Country Club:
    • Teen Titans Go! Kids Day. Mask painting, colouring in competitions and more. Thursday 4  October. 11am to 2pm.
    • Disney Kids Day. Entertainers, games, face painting and more! Saturday 13 October. 11am to 2pm.
  • Rouse Hill House & Farm.
    • Morning Kites at Rouse Hill House and Farm. Saturday 29 September until Sunday 14 October. 10am to 12pm. Find out more here.
    • Earn Your Tucker at Rouse Hill House and Farm. Sunday 14 October. 10.30am to 12.30pm.
    • Boomerang Art and Throw. Various days.  More info here.
  • Be a Farmer for a Day at Golden Ridge Animal Farm. Friday 12 October, Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. Purchase tickets here.
  • Open Day at The Little Gym Dural. The Little Gym Australia invites you to their Open Day during the holidays to celebrate their 3rd Birthday! Grab a friend and join in the free fun from 11am – 2pm on Friday 5 Oct at their Dural location. There will be an open gym, prize giveaways and of course cake!
  • Inflatable Holiday Fun at The Centre in Dural! Tuesday 2 October to Friday 5 October and Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October. 9.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Library fun:
    • Evening Holiday Storytime – Pennant Hills Library. Wednesday 3 October. 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Stories, songs, craft and refreshments. All ages welcome.
    • Grandparents Storytime – Bring along your grandchildren to share in stories and songs as we celebrate the special role grandparents play in life. Suitable for children in school years K-2. Friday 5 October. Baulkham Hills Library. 10.30am to 11.30am.
    • The Lost Dinosaurs – Children will be amazed to come face to face with life-like dinosaurs with realistic movements and sounds! Learn about the prehistoric world of dinosaurs, including a hands on fossil dig and plaster painting for each child. Suitable for children in school years K-6. Tuesday 9 October. Castle Hill Library and Community Centre.  Session 1:  10am-11.30am. Session 2: 12pm to 1.30pm.
    • Robohaus Robot Riot – Challenge your friends to duels with Sumo Robots, Boxing Robots, Soccer Robots and more while learning valuable coding skills. This will be a truly entertaining educational experience your child will love! Suitable for children in years 2-6 at primary school. Wednesday 10 October. Castle Hill Library. 10am to 12pm.
  • Backyard Bugs with Rangers on the Run – Pennant Hills Community Centre. Monday 8 October. 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Kaleidoscope Science – The Great Big Science – Pennant Hills Community Centre. Thursday 11 October. 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
  • Take part in the fun activities listed below at Event Cinemas Castle Hill!

WHAT’S ON

  • Every Tuesday Castle Hill RSL has Kids Day from 10.30am to 11.30am in their Courtyard.  See their Facebook page for special events during school holidays.
  • Magic Mike Night at the Bella Vista Hotel. Wednesday 3 October. From 7.30pm.
  • The Farm at Lynwood Country Club. Open every Sunday 11.30am – 3.30pm. Bring the kids along to see baby animals! They’ll be entertained by the animal feedings and learn about life on the farm.
  • Parramatta Lanes. Tuesday 9 October to Friday 12 October. From 5pm until late.
  • You sessions at Stanhope Village. More info here:
    • Becoming a Calmer and Happier Mum. Tuesday 9 October. 11am to 1pm.
    • You’ve Got This with Cassie Mendoza-Jones. Thursday 11 October. 11am to 2pm.
    • Unleash the Best Version of Yourself with Rachel Finch. Monday 15 October. 7pm to 8.30pm.
    • Everything Hills District Mums with founders Justine and Jenni. Wednesday 17 October. 11am to 1pm.
    • How to live a decluttered and organised life in your home and mind. Thursday 18 October. 7pm to 8.30pm.
  • You session at Cherrybrook Village. More info here:
    • Becoming a Calmer and Happier Mum. Monday 8 October. 10am to 11am.
    • You’ve Got This with Cassie Mendoza-Jones. Friday 12 October. 10am to 11am.
    • Unleash the Best Version of Yourself with Rachel Finch. Wednesday 17 October. 10am to 11am.
    • How to live a decluttered and organised life in your home and mind. Friday 19 October. 1pm to 2pm.
  • Disney Trivia Night at the Bella Vista Hotel. Thursday 11 October. From 7pm.
  • Lifeline Giant Book Fair Castle Hill. Friday 12 October, Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. 8am to 5pm. Oakhill College.
  • Get Your Groove On. Saturday 13 October. From 1pm. Bella Vista Farm.
  • Earn Your Tucker at Rouse Hill House and Farm. Sunday 14 October. 10.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Galston Valley Railway Open Day. Sunday 14 October. 9.30am – 3pm.
  • Best of 80s v 90s at the Bella Vista Hotel. Friday 19 October. From 8pm.
  • Granny Smith Festival. Saturday 20 October. 9am to 8.30pm. Eastwood.
  • Garage Sale Trail 2018. Saturday 20 October.
  • NSW Corvette Show and Shine. Sunday 21 October. 9am to 2pm. The Australian Hotel and Brewery.
  • Kings Langley Village Fair. Sunday 21 October. Pearce Reserve Kings Langley.  11am to 6pm.
  • Spooky Storytime at Rouse Hill Library. Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? Come along to Vinegar Hill Memorial Library dressed as your scariest creature and enjoy stories, games and craft. Suitable for children in school years K-2. Thursday 25 October. 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
  • Halloween Kids Day at Lynwood Country Club. Saturday 27 October from 11am to 2pm.
  • Deepavali 2018 at Rouse Hill. Saturday 27 October. Rouse Hill Town Centre. 10am to 11pm.
  • Deepavali 2018 at Cherrybrook. Sunday 28 October. Cherrybrook Village. 10am to 5pm.
  • Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival. Sunday 28 October. 10.30am to 5pm.
  • Halloween Disco at Castle Hill RSL. Sunday 28 October. Ages 5-8 years: 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Ages 9-12: 8pm to 9.30pm.
  • Spooky Storytime at Baulkham Hills Library. Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? Come along to Baulkham Hills Library dressed as your scariest creature and enjoy stories, games and craft. Suitable for children in school years K-2. Monday 29 October. 4pm to 5pm.
  • Spooky Storytime at Castle Hill Library. Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? Come along to Castle Hill Library dressed as your scariest creature and enjoy stories, games and craft. Suitable for children in school years K-2. Tuesday 30 October. 4pm to 5pm.
  • Halloween Kids Day at Castle Hill RSL – celebrate from 11am to 2pm in the Courtyard on Tuesday 30 October.
  • Glenorie RSL’s Halloween Bop till you drop! Wednesday 31 October 5pm. $5 entry per child.
  • Halloween Trivia Night at Bella Vista Hotel. Wednesday 31 October. From 7pm.
  • Halloween at Stanhope Village. Wednesday 31 October. 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
  • Spooky Storytime at Dural Library. Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? Come along to Dural Library dressed as your scariest creature and enjoy stories, games and craft. Suitable for children in school years K-2. Wednesday 31 October. 4pm to 5pm.

FAIRS AND FETES

  • St Paul the Apostle School Fete. Saturday 20 October. 10am to 3pm. Winston Hills.
  • Beecroft Multicultural Fair. Saturday 27 October. 10am to 3pm. Beecroft Public School.
  • Halloween Carnival at Toongabbie West Public School. Saturday 27 October. 3pm to 8pm.

MARKETS

  • Sydney Boutique Markets – Sunday 7 October. 10am to 4pm. Rouse Hill Town Centre.
  • Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Free Spirit Markets – Sunday 7 October. 9am to 2pm. Bella Vista Farm.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 13 October and Saturday 27 October. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Beaumont Village Markets – Saturday 27 October. 4pm to 8pm. Beaumont Village.
  • Glenorie Growers Market – Sunday 28 October. 8am to 1pm. Glenorie RSL.
  • The Hills UPMarket – Sunday 28 October. 8.30am to 3pm. Hills District Pony Club.

STORYTIME

  • 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. Note: these sessions aren’t run during school holidays.
  • Sing, Rhyme and Story Time at North Rocks Shopping Centre. Every Tuesday from 10am – 10.30am. Note: these sessions aren’t run during school holidays.

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