Parramatta Foundation Day 2019

A huge family day at the North Parramatta Heritage precinct with heritage tours, chats with local historians, ‘rare trades’ demonstrations, arts, crafts and skills workshops, live music, market stalls, great food, ecologists and scientists, horse and cart rides and activities for everyone. Plenty to do for children including Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo! Meet realistic life-size dinos.

  • Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo show at 12 midday and 2:30 pm. See realistic life-size dinosaurs including baby dinos.
  • Heritage skills, arts, and crafts workshop
  • Horse and cart rides
  • ‘En plein air’ outdoor painting
  • Classic cars - Citroens, Holdens and Lancers Museum military vehicles
  • Dance, painting, pottery, weaving, woodworking, whip making, stonemasonry, glass-blowing
  • Music - RAPT folk group and the retro tunes of the debonair Gramophone Man
  • Western Sydney Indigenous artists including Darug women Kerrie Kenton (weaving artist) and Peta Strachan (dance and workshops)
  • Handmade gifts and interesting food
Children's Activities
Art, music, craft skills, storytelling, giant Lego with play leaders, horse and cart rides, chat with the dinosaur scientist and see the realistic Erth dinosaurs, plus Spellbound Storytime. Listen to multi-lingual stories and participate in craft for children.
Talks and Tours with Experts, Specialists and Enthusiasts
  • Parramatta Gaol tour with Deerubbin Aboriginal Land Council. Visit the Eventbrite website to purchase your tickets
  • Parramatta Men’s Shed open day Heritage Walk from CBD to North Parramatta with National Trust president Brian Powyer Dr Paul Willis
  • Our literal foundations - Parramatta geology
  • Australian dinosaurs Flying Fox camp tour with wildlife ecologists
  • Parragirls - Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association (PFFP) tour and exhibition Friends of the Female Factory site tour
  • Parramatta & District Historical Society
  • Lancer’s Military Museum personnel

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show. Image: David Collins


Parramatta Female Factory is listed on Google Maps The address is Greenup Drive, off Fleet St, North Parramatta It's in the south end of the Cumberland Hospital precinct. 5 minutes walk from Parramatta Leagues Club. 

Getting There

Free 900 shuttle bus to Parramatta Leagues club stop, then 5 mins walk Taxi is 2 km from Parramatta Town Hall. 


The site is easy for prams and wheelchairs though there is mostly grass. Motorised chairs will need to go slowly on grass but it's not bad. Accessible toilets are on-site. Email us to reserve an accessible parking spot or to discuss anything you need to make the day easier. 




North Parramatta Heritage Precinct
Fleet Street North Parramatta 2150

How much

Free Event


City of Parramatta
(02) 9806 5050