When we read the media release for the FAMILY FAIR (12 August) at Rouse Hill House & Farm, it seems there is an activity for everyone: kite flying, jumping sacks, maypole dancing and vintage lawn sports including croquet and quoits. Exhausted by all these activities? Then sit for a bit at book readings by Michelle Law 


Sheep shearing, Shetland pony rides and a mobile animal farm are exciting, we promise and so you won't get bored, roving performers are all around including The Deep Sea Astronaut's native birds and a grass trio. What an odd concoction!




Collage workshops sounds like just the activity for young budding craftspersons, we think...




Of course, no Family Fair is worth its salt without lots of food...sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea, fairy floss, a gelato cart and lots of bakery goodies. Of course, for mom and dad there will be a coffee cart -- very strong coffee!


You won't want to overlook the Rouse Hill schoolhouse with mistress Mrs Fox -- she'll teach you a thing or two about lessons and school-room behaviour in 1880!



Parents: Parking is plentiful. a $20 family fee is quite modest for a day of great fun!

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So much to do these holidays – a long list – and such extraordinary places (far and wide) to do it! It seems that science and nature are the hot topics this school holiday. So, ‘I’m bored’ is not to be whinged in our household!.



Indoor Activity:


   MAAS Discovery Centre


Museums Discovery Centre (Castle Hill) offers a long list, so long we can’t list them all. There is an activity for all ages and the big theme here is science: Design & Make, 13 July, Jump into SuperScience, 19 July for kids ages 6 & 7. For kids a bit older, its Minecraft Multiplayer, ages 7 – 11, 19 July. Click here for more details




 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery


Hawkesbury Regional Gallery (Windsor) is into art, art, art! Gold leaf gilding, print mania, mythical creatures in clay and graphic letter art. All workshops are 10am - 2pm. (fee) for more details


Outdoor activity:



  • Australiana Pioneer Village is open Tuesday – Wednesday (10am – 4pm) and the theme is ‘Science & Nature’. On Sunday 22nd July, the favourite ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic is on. (fee) Check fhis out for more details



    Rouse Hill Lego Exhibition 


For life on the farm, it’s Rouse Hill’s Bush Tucker Search

  • Search for bush tucker plants around Rouse Hill House & Farm with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a johnnycake. Monday 16 July, Wednesday 18 July, 10.301m - 12 noon.   
  • The interactive LEGO Exhibition is still on. Great family fun. . . Get Creative! 




      Blue Mountains Botanic Garden




For life with Mossy Monsters in a Blue Mountains Garden

  • Why is green, green? How does colour get its colour? Plants as old as dinosaurs in a garden in the Blue Mountains? Yes, it’s the NERD ALERT again at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Hands on science for kids with curiosity.Get your tickets here



    Bilpin Cider Third Sunday


For the Family, its the Thirsty Third Sunday picnic & music at Bilpin Cider  -- Pick apples, Pet an alpaca and Play on a jumping castle. Picnics to order, Bilpin cider to taste.                        2369 Bells Line of Road.



  Great Day out in the Eastern Blue Mountains


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