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  • Father’s Day – Sunday 3 September
  • Public school holidays start Saturday 23 September and school goes back on Monday 9 October.



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.

Spot On Children’s Festival 2023 at Riverside Theatres. 23 September to 4 October.

Across 12 jam-packed days, this year’s festival features a fun-filled line-up of events, all guaranteed to keep your little (and big ones) entertained throughout the school holidays.

From 23 September to 4 October, Riverside Theatres is excited to present a program full of joy and wonder, hosting magical theatre and musical performances, workshops and many more entertaining events for the whole family.

Find out more here.


Fun at local shopping centres

  • Castle Mall – Free Bricks 4 Kids® Workshops with LEGO® Bricks at Castle Mall! Monday 25 to Friday 29 September. 10am to 1pm daily.
  • Castle Towers – Colour Quest. Monday 25 September to Sunday 8 October. 10am to 2pm.
  • Rouse Hill Town Centre – Adventure Camp. Saturday 30 September to Sunday 8 October. 10am to 2pm.
  • North Rocks Shopping Centre – Reptile Rascals. Check out their website for more details.


Castle Hill RSL and Lynwood Country Club


Bella Vista Hotel

Hudson Hotel 

School Holidays at Powerhouse Castle Hill 

The Powerhouse Spring School Holidays Program runs from 23 September to 8 October 2023 and provides a range of in-depth workshops and free drop-in creative experiences, including popular digital programs Minecraft, Coding and Digital Design. Find out more here.


  • Orange Blossom Festival Night Markets. Saturday 2 September. Castle Hill Showground. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Sydney Boutique Markets – Saturday 2 September. 10am to 4pm. Rouse Hill Town Centre.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 9 September and Saturday 23 September. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • St Albans Village Market – Sunday 10 September. 10am to 2pm. St Albans.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 10 September. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.
  • The Hills UPMarket  Sunday 24 September. 9am to 2pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Hills Fair Trade Market. Saturday 30 September. 10am to 2pm. St Paul’s Castle Hill.


  • 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 session don’t run through school holidays.

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