Western Sydney Parklands 50th Anniversary
- Fri Jul 20 - Sat Aug 04 2018
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Sydney's biggest backyard - Western Sydney Parklands - goes on show this July.
Set in the heart of Western Sydney, The Parklands is a place for people of all backgrounds to meet, celebrate, learn, play, exercise and appreciate our beautiful natural environment. In celebration of 50 years it’s throwing open the gates with a series of free events and activities for all ages.
Known as Sydney’s Biggest Backyard, Western Sydney Parklands covers 5,280 hectares and 27 kilometres from north to south. It’s home to award winning picnic and recreational areas such as Bungarribee, Lizard Log and Wylde Mountain bike park, as well as major entertainment facilities and sports venues.
Take a lap in the family car:
Imagine taking your own car around Sydney Motorsport Park's Gardner GP circuit, followed by an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Race Control Tower.
Where: Sydney Motorsport Park, Ferrers Rd, Eastern Creek
When: Friday 20 July 2018; venue access & registration 6am
Cost: FREE (bookings essential as spots are limited)
The Night Sky through Aboriginal Eyes:
Join Aboriginal Astronomer Kirsten Banks as she takes you on a journey through the night sky over Western Sydney Parklands from an Indigenous perspective. Listen to star stories and discover how Aboriginal Australians have used the sky for their culture and astronomy for tens of thousands of years.
Where: The Dairy, Cowpasture Rd, Abbotsbury
When: Saturday 28 July and 4 August 2018; 5.30-7.30pm
Cost: FREE (bookings essential)
Going Wylde Day:
Get your ride on! The hugely popular Wylde Mountain Bike Trail has persuaded celebrity riders, Alex Cameron and Tom Wrigley, to visit Sydney's Biggest Backyard as part of our On Show celebrations. This will be an activity-packed day including escorted coach rides (6km and 12km), jump displays, pump track skills sessions, bike health checks and more. There will be great giveaways for all participants.
Where: Wylde MTB Trail, Range Rd, Cecil Park
When: Saturday 4 August 2018; 8am-4pm
Street Paws Festival:
What better way to experience Western Sydney Parklands than getting dragged along by your four‑legged friend? Join in for a two-kilometre amble through the beautiful pathways at Bungarribee, as we warm up for the Western Sydney Parklands Street Paws Festival, later this winter.
Where: Bungarribee Park, Doonside Rd, Doonside
When: Friday 20 July 2018; 10-11am
Cost: $8/adult (dogs free). 100% will be donated to Pet Stock Assist, which helps local rescue groups foster and adopt out animals in need.
Join celebrated bird expert, Mark Fuller in the wilds of Sydney’s Biggest Backyard as we record the birds and other wildlife that call Western Sydney Parklands home. More than 40 species are often recorded in a single morning of exploration.
Where: Plough and Harrow, Cowpasture Rd, Abbotsbury
When: Saturday 21 and 28 July 2018; 9-11am
Parklands Tree Planting:
Did you know Western Sydney Parklands has restored more than 13 square kilometres of native Cumberland Plain bushland since 2008? And that this includes more than 350,000 native trees, plants and wildflowers? Help make the future grown by heading down to plant a tree or two. Sessions will be run by Greening Australia.
Where: Bungarribee Park - Doonside Rd, Doonside
When: Friday 20 July 2018; from 10am
Cost: FREE (bookings essential)
To help make the future grow, come down and plant with us. Your handiwork will be there for generations to come! The session will be run by our friends at Greening Australia.
Calmsley Hill City Farm:
A rural wonderland, close to the heart of Sydney, just off the M7 at Elizabeth Drive. It’s a place where the whole family can enjoy exciting shows and exhibits, and get up close to native and farmyard animals. You can bring a picnic, or use the Farm’s electric BBQ’s to cook your own while you enjoy their beautiful grounds. Spend a discount day with the family at the farm for only $65 ($82.50 RRP) and go in the running to win a night’s family camping!
Where: 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When: Offer available from 5 July - 5 August 2018
Cost: $65/family (must redeem between Sept 2018 – April 2019, subject to availability)
Hang Out in the TreeTops:
Get your Tarzan on and enjoy a special “buy-one-get-one-free*” offer from TreeTops Western Sydney Adventure Park, at Plough and Harrow in Abbotsbury. TreeTops Western Sydney is the place to experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. Climb, weave and fly through magnificent gum trees on self-guided rope courses, with ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines - more than 100 elevated obstacles. 3yrs+
Where: Plough & Harrow East, 749 Elizabeth Drive, Abbotsbury
When: Offer available Monday 23 July - Friday 3 August 2018
Cost: Book online using the promo code WSP502018 to get your Buy One Get One Free deal!
Bookings essential for most events and to redeem special offers view the full program HERE.
Share your parklands experience: @westernsydneyparklands #Parklands50
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