School Holiday Calendar

Click on the link to have a look and pencil some plans for keeping the kids entertained.

WHEN: During School holidays…check out this page.
WHERE: Various Locations in and around the Blue Mountains
TIME: Most daytime activities, but click below for full details.
COST: Low cost and Free and more expensive activities are listed in this calendar.
MORE INFO: Visit this School Holiday Calendar

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES in the Blue Mountains

The most Wonderful experiences in the Blue Mountains are found in enjoying our Beautiful Outdoors.

Click the link below to go to our ‘Outdoor’ page where I will highlight a range of Outdoor fun that is little people friendly, including:

Bushwalks,

Outdoors Pools and watering holes,

Gardens and nature walks,

Caves,

Fruit Picking.

MORE INFO: Click Here to look through all the fun ideas available to you.

Fairmont games room

INDOOR ACTIVITIES in the Blue Mountains

Sometimes the weather is not conducive to exploring outdoors, but you still want some options to enjoy the day with your family

Click on the link below to go do our ‘Indoor’ page, listing all the fun destinations that you can make rain, hail or shine. Including:

Indoor Playareas,

Indoor pools,

Museums,

Cinemas.

MORE INFO: Click Here to look through all the fun ideas available to you.

SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD

Scenic world are hosting the annual Sculpture exhibition in the Valley, truely beautiful art showcased in the gorgeous Blue Mountains Valley. Then wrap up the adventure with a ride on the world’s steepest railway.

WHEN: April 1st- May 2nd 2021

WHERE: Scenic World Katoomba
TIME: 9am-5pm weekends and school holidays. 10am-4pm weekdays.
COST: Varies- check website for cost and to book. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.
MORE INFO: Website CLICK HERE

mushrooms

WILD MUSHROOM HUNT

The wild mushrooms foraging season in cool climate pine forests around Sydney ends in late May with the first frosts, so why don’t you grab this opportunity to hunt for the forest delicacies highly prized by the best Australian chefs?
Joining a guided mushroom foraging tour with an experienced forager is a great opportunity to learn how to find, pick and process wild edible mushrooms.

WHEN:  Saturday March 13th and 27th, Sunday 28th, Saturday April 3rd and 24th, Sunday 25th

WHERE: Hampton
TIME: 9.30am-2.30pm

COST: $95 for adults, $5 for children
MORE INFO: Website CLICK HERE

Remembrance evening for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

On the eve of Mothers Day, A Butterfly’s Embrace invites you to join them for the official project launch ‘Butterfly Kisses’.

A Remembrance Garden for Pregnancy and Infant loss.

WHEN:  Saturday May 8th

WHERE: There secret Garden and Nursery, Richmond

TIME: 6pm

MORE INFO: Website CLICK HERE

Parenting Courses

Gateway Family Services provide a range of parenting courses in various parts of the Blue Mountains. These courses are run to help support and educate parents and carers with the tools and insights to help them raise children and feel more confident in their parenting. Most courses have childcare available, so you are better able to come. These courses are a great resource to tap into.

WHEN: Parenting classes running each Term- see website link below for all the dates.
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: For all courses including sessions times and venues Click Here.

Parenting Courses

Thrive Services is a not for profit community organisation that supports children, families & others living in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas.

All our programs are free and voluntary. We do this by providing parenting and family programs, along with practical assistance. At Thrive we believe in celebrating people’s achievements and strengths, as well as supporting them through the challenges of parenting and life.

WHEN: Parenting classes running each Term- see website link below for all the dates.
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: For all courses including sessions times and venues Click Here.

WASCOE SIDING

First Sunday of each month, Wascoe Siding is open to the public. A ride on train experience for the kids, and parents too of course. You buy your ticket and ‘all aboard’ for a ride around the grounds, over bridge under tunnel, each ticket gets you a few laps. There is a kiosk on site, lots of room for picnics as well as covered area with tables and chairs. You must wear covered shoes to board the train- so take note if you are planning to visit and bring the right footwear.

WHEN: Every 1st Sunday 
WHERE: 15 Grahame St Blaxland
TIME: 10-4pm
COST: $4 tickets
MORE INFO: Follow Wascoe Siding on facebook

Glenbrook Markets

GLENBROOK MARKETS

Located in the beautiful lower Mountains town of Glenbrook, is the popular Glenbrook Markets. Lots to check out with 30-40 stall hosted by locals, and activities for the children are sometimes provided.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
WHERE: Glenbrook Public School
TIME: 8am-1pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow Glenbrook Rotary Markets on Facebook

Blackheath Markets

BLACKHEATH COMMUNITY MARKET

CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO RESTRICTIONS!!!

Markets in beautiful Blackheath. Stroll through the market stalls enjoying a relaxed morning with the family. Browsing local produce, creations and business.

WHEN: Every 1st Sunday 
WHERE: Blackheath Public School – (Leichardt St Blackheath)
TIME: 9-1pm
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: Follow Blackheath Community Market on facebook

vegetables

BLACKHEATH GROWERS MARKET

Purchasing Local where we can is such a great consideration to make. Putting your local growers market into your calendar to do your shopping will make that easier. Be sure to keep this one in mind if you are Upper Mountains, or even if you are not.

WHEN: Every 2nd Sunday 

WHERE: Blackheath Community Centre (Cnr Gardiner and Great Western Highway, Blackheath)
TIME: 9-1pm
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: Follow Blackheath Growers Market @katoomba growers on facebook

MAGPIE MARKETs LAWSON

CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO RESTRICTIONS!!!

Mid Mountains families come out on the 3rd Sunday of the month, to support other local businesses. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning

WHEN: Every 3rd Sunday 

WHERE: Lawson Public School, (Cnr Wilson St & Great Western HIghway, Lawson)

TIME: 9-2pm
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: Follow Magpie Markets on facebook (@magpiemarketslawson)

Springwood Growers Market

SPRINGWOOD GROWERS MARKET

Local produce and wares displayed on the grounds of Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood. Come sample some of Blue Mountains best and support our Local families.

WHEN: Every 4th Sunday 
WHERE: Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub
TIME: 9-1pm
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: Follow Springwood Growers Market on facebook