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.

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.

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

MODEL TRAINS

TRAINS, TRAMS AND T'S

See all the Museum’s regular attractions including trains, large & small, and take 20 minute rides on the Heritage Listed Steam Tram. Don’t forget the two model rooms and take time for a coffee or snack in the café, before you browse the shop.
WHEN: Sunday 23rd February
WHERE: Valley Heights Locomotive- 17b Tusculum Rd, Valley Heights
TIME: 10am- 4pm
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs
exercise

READY TO RUN

Do you want to start running to gain the many benefits, but have questions and concerns surrounding whether your body is ready or how to avoid problems?
Join this powerful duo- Jo a local physiotherapist and Gillian- a local Personal trainer, for this fun and informative session.
Both women are passionate about women receiving the education and support they need to feel good in there skin and carry a wealth of knowledge to pass onto you.
WHEN: Saturday February 29th
WHERE: Lower Mountains Physiotherapy- Shop 6,7-9 St Georges Crescent, Faulconbridge
TIME: 1.30-4.30pm
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs- bookings required
toy and hobby

COLLECTORCON TOY AND HOBBY FAIR

The capacity for 150 tables filled with collectable goodness – including action figures, Star Wars, MOTU, Marvel, DC, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, plus POPS, plus LEGO, Living Dead Dolls, plus vintage and new collectable die-cast model cars, plus trading cards and more!!!
WHEN: March 29th
WHERE: Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre- 30 Herbert St, Cambridge Park
TIME: 9- 2.30pm
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs
Wiggles

WIGGLES

The Wiggles need no introduction. This never before seen show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon singing and dancing their way around Australia with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and newest Wiggly Friend; Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!
WHEN: Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd March
WHERE: Penrith Panthers- 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
TIME: Sessions 10am & 12.30pm
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs- bookings required

GIGGLE AND HOOT

Set off on a pirate adventure to find Mini Hoot, and witness the self-proclaimed ‘World’s Greatest Magician’ – Magician Jimmy Giggle-ini – then hoot off into the Giggle Galaxy to help Hootabelle ‘Twinklify’ the stars, with plenty of good times along the way.

WHEN: Sunday 19th April
WHERE: Joan Sutherland Centre- 597 High St, Penrith
TIME: 10am session and 12.30pm session
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs- bookings required
Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss- Cat in the Hat

 This much loved story comes to life in a wonderful performance. The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s home. Their outraged pet Fish is astounded, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. 

WHEN: Sunday 26th April

WHERE: Penrith Panthers- 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
TIME: 10am session and 12.30pm session
MORE INFO: Click Here for more information including costs- bookings required

WINMALEE ARTISAN MARKETS

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

SPRINGWOOD FOUNDATION DAY

Springwood Foundation Day is always a fun and festive Day for families. It celebrates the village’s heritage and showcases what it has become and is held in the main street of Springwood. Lots of local stall holders, concerts by local creatives and fun activities for the kids. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
WHEN: Saturday March 28th
WHERE: Macquarie St, Springwood
TIME: 9am-4pm
COST: Free to enter but bring some money to support local stall holders
MORE INFO: CLICK HERE
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 Saturday of the month
WHERE: Glenbrook Public School
TIME: 8-12
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Follow Glenbrook Rotary Markets on Facebook

Blackheath Markets

BLACKHEATH COMMUNITY MARKET

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

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

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