Free Things To Do In Western Sydney These School Holidays


Free fun for kids… it’s what we all need in school holidays.

Here are some ideas for families in Western Sydney and for others too as there’s lots that’s well worth travelling to in the west.



Free Activities in Shopping Centres

Check out your local shopping centre as many offer free fun for kids in school holidays.

Westpoint Blacktown

Castle Mall, Castle Hill:

Macarthur Square, Campbelltown:

Richmond Marketplace:

Rouse Hill Town Centre:




Family-Friendly Walks

Read this post on Hills District Mums about walks in the Hills area

One of them is the Platypus Track, there’s a detailed post about it below.


The Platypus Track at Bidjigal Reserve, Baulkham Hills

This 1.7km loop makes a great walk for younger children. Read all about it and find photos on the Weekend Notes website here.



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Plough and Harrow Park playground

Great free playgrounds in Western Sydney

Here’s our post on this blog about 29+ fab playgrounds in Western Sydney

NB: Check out the newest one at Bungarribee Park on this post here

Hills District Mums has a post about top playgrounds in The Hills here

Fairfield Adventure Park



Kid-Friendly Cafes In The West

Cafes can be great for a not-too-expensive treat in school holidays, especially the ones that have playgrounds in them or alongside.  Here’s our list.

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Parraparents is a terrific website with all the info on what’s on in Parramatta plus the best of local ki-friendly places and activities.

There is of course the excellent Facebook page Fun For Kids Western Sydney, a good place to find things to do.



So what have I missed?

The more info the merrier, please do leave a comment with other great stuff.

Happy holiday fun hunting,

Seana xx



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