Family Summer Days in Parramatta

  • Sun Dec 04 2016
  • Family
    Mums & Bubs
    Parents Only
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Summer in Parramatta is a great time of year for families with loads of activities, events and great local facilities

Row a boat on Lake Parramatta
Explore the picturesque suburb of Parramatta on the Lake by hiring a small water craft such as 4-person paddleboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats or stand up paddleboards.

Enjoy a 1, 2, 4 hour or whole day session on the lake, where there is also bushwalking tracks, barbecue and picnic facilities, a playground, native wildlife and bird watching, a café and a patrolled swimming area- the perfect place for a family adventure!
Where:    Lake Parramatta, accessed via Lackey Street off Bourke Street, North Parramatta
When:      Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays; 10am-6pm
Cost:         Check out their price list

NYE in Parramatta
Bring your picnic rug and settle in for an evening of family-friendly entertainment and spectacular fireworks as Parramatta hosts one of Sydney’s largest New Year’s Eve celebrations, set within the World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park. Get ready to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year with live music, tasty variety of food, amusement rides, roving entertainment and fireworks.
Where:    Lake Parramatta, accessed via Lackey Street off Bourke Street, North Parramatta
When:      Saturdays 31 December 2016; 4-9pm
Cost:         FREE

Australia Day
Great day of fun with loads of family-friendly events including roving entertainment, Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon sky display, 80m of meat  at the Big BBQ, vintage car and truck displays at CARnivale, Hottest 100 Triple J countdown, kid’s rides and a dedicated Kids’ Crescent with story time, wild jungle face painting, parade of creatures, a drumming workshop, sing-alongs, magic workshops, giant bubbles, boat making workshops and more!
Where:      Parramatta Park, Pitt St & Macquarie St, Parramatta
When:       Thursday 26 January 2017; 6am-9pm
Cost:          FREE

Parramatta Swimming Centre
The facility is hugely popular in summer with young families, kids, teenagers and lap swimmers. On hot summer days Parramatta Pool is an absolute must. Includes a 10 lane 50m swimming pool, a learn-to-swim pool, babies pool, dive towers, program room, modern changing facilities, lockers, picnic and BBQ areas and a kiosk.
Where:     O’Connell Street Parramatta
When:      Mondays – Fridays; 5am-8pm. Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 7am-7pm
Cost:         Adults – $6; Children – $4.50

Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre
The newly re-opened centre includes 6 lane 50m outdoor pool, covered toddlers play pool, change rooms and snack bar.
Where:     Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping
When:       Mondays – Thursdays 5.30am-7.45pm; Fridays 5.30am-6.45pm; Weekends 7am-6.45pm
Cost:          Adults – $6; Children – $4

Playgrounds & Water Play Parks
Council provides water play facilities that offer opportunities for children to participate in water-based activities during the warmer months of the year (closed during winter months).

James Ruse Reserve, 45 Hassall Street, Parramatta: Farm-themed Reserve with playground, two skate parks, water play area, slippery dips, a rope climbing frame, climbing mounds, swings and ride ons, and plenty of picnic tables and shelters.

Granville Park, 2 Montrose Ave, Merrylands: Includes seating, picnic tables and shelters, BBQs, sporting fields, a cricket pitch, cricket nets, a basketball court and a water play area next to the children’s playground.

Philip Ruddock Water Playground, Yates Ave, Dundas Valley: Includes playground with water features integrated into standard playground equipment, cubby house & climbing frame, BBQ and picnic shelters, path that loops around the playground for bikes and scooters.

For more information, visit the website.

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