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

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Holiday Worshops- Penrith Regional Gallery

Penrith Regional Gallery has an art gallery, cafe and they also run some great events throughout the year for kids (and adults).

During the school holidays they have some great workshops so click below to see more details.

MORE INFO: Click Here

Holiday Flix

Blue Mountains Theatre and Hub are once again offering families movie sessions in their theatre.

Great priced movie viewing with the option for great movie watching food also. Click on the link to see what movies are on offer and when.

WHERE: Blue Mountains Theatre and Hub- 106 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
TIME: See website for session times
COST: $7 tickets
MORE INFO: 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.


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


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

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

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