A FREE, fun event for all ages jam-packed with activities, walks, talks and workshops. Love our lake – learn all about swamp critters and find out why they are are so special. Go on a swamp safari, get up close and personal with crayfish and turtles, make art and enjoy expert-led walks and talks. Book in for a specific activity, or just come along for a great day out!

WHEN: Sunday August 25th
WHERE: Wentworth Falls Lake
TIME: 10-2pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow the Facebook Page 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.


An afternoon of fun at Gloria Park Oval in Hazelbrook. Activities for the kids, stalls with a variety of services, products and food and fun. Come along for a fun filled community day with the family.

WHEN: Saturday October 12th
WHERE: Gloria Park Oval, Hazelbrook (Lester Avenue)
TIME: 12-4pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow the Facebook Page Here

Daffodil Festival

Come and see Spring on all its Golden Glory. Mt Tomah have a spectacular Daffodil display in their Gardens that will be sure to make the whole family Smile. The Gardens themselves are always a favourite for my family and who doesn’t Love a Daffodil.

WHEN: August 24th- September 1st
WHERE: Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens
TIME: 9-5.30pm weekdays, 9.30-5.30 weekends
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Check Website Here

Leura Markets


Local markets held at Leura Public School, run by the P&C as a fund raiser for the school. So come look amoung the 80 or so stalls and support local business as well as local education while having a fun morning out with the family.

WHEN: First Sunday of the month
WHERE: Leura Public School (Cnr Mount Hay Rd & Willow Park Ave)
TIME: 9-2pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow Leura First Sunday markets on Facebook


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


Lawson Markets are held at Lawson Primary school, just off the Great Western Highway. Come visit and support local stall holders and enjoy a morning out with the family.

WHEN: Every 3rd Sunday of the month
WHERE: Lawson Public School
TIME: 9am-2pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow Magpie Markets on Facebook


Winmalee Artisan Markets showcase the best of our local makers and bakers!
The markets are also a fundraiser for Winmalee Public School- great opportunity to support your community!
WHEN: Every 2nd Sunday of the month
WHERE: White Cross Rd, Winmalee
TIME: 10am
COST: Free to enter but bring some money to support local stall holders and a local school
MORE INFO: Follow Winmalee Artisan Markets on Facebook
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 Saturday of the month
WHERE: Glenbrook Public School
TIME: 8-12
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow Glenbrook Rotary Markets on Facebook

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

Blackheath Markets


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

School Holiday Calendar

Stronger Families Alliance has compiled a calendar for families in the Blue Mountains, listing many free and low cost activities happening over the school holidays. 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 throughout the Blue Mountains
TIME: Most daytime activities, but click below for full details.
COST: Low cost and Free activities are listed in this calendar.
MORE INFO: Visit this School Holiday Calendar