Whether your kids are creative kids, active kids or curious kids. The school holidays are great for discovering things both old and new and we’ve found 10 activities for under $10 that won’t break the bank!
 

Aboriginal Culture Activity & Workshop

In an interactive workshop, discover Aboriginal with Darug traditional owners. Hear stories of Aboriginal life, uncover the cultural significance of local plants and animals, and pick up the basics of a traditional cultural practice. 

When: Thursday, 12 July   
Cost: $5 per person
Where: Parramatta Heritage and Information Centre, 346A Church Street Parramatta 2150 
Visit the Eventbrite website for more bookings and information
 

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays!

Burger Masterclass

Got a budding masterchef on your hands? Get their name down for a burger workshop at Grill’d. By the end of this hour long workshop, your little one will be able to whip up a burger, perfect for hungry tummies. Price also includes burger, chips and a drink!  

When:  9 – 12 July and 16 – 19 July 
Where: Westfield Parramatta, 159-175 Church Street Parramatta 2150
Cost: $10 per person
Visit the Westfield Parramatta website for more information

Burramatta NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week wraps up with a fun filled family event at Burramatta NAIDOC at Parramatta Park with live performances from Casey Donovan, Evie J Willie and Rebecca Hatch. There will also be lots of arts, craft, games, food stalls and more!  

When: Sunday, 15 July 
Where: Flat Pavilion, Parramatta Park, Entrance George Street Parramatta 2150 
Cost: Free
Visit the Burramatta NAIDOC event page for more information
 

Burramatta NAIDOC

Frozen Sing-a-Long

Got a Frozen fan on your hands who just won’t ‘Let it go’? Riverside Theatres are having a full screening of Frozen complete with lyrics on screen so you can sing-a-long. Frozen fans are invited to dress up in their favourite character and join in on the Frozen fun! So tell us, ‘Do You Want a Build a Snowman?’ 

When: Tuesday, 10 and 17 July
Cost: From $10 per person
Where: Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets Parramatta 2150
Visit the Riverside Theatre website for more bookings and information
 

Armory Express Train Tour

Choo choo choose an express train tour of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot at Newington Armory. The 40-minute tour will show you highlights of the Armory and is great for all ages. Make a day of it, bring a picnic and take let the kids roam at the popular Blaxland Riverside Park playground nearby after the tour.  

When: 9 – 13 July and 16 – 20 July. 
Cost: $5. Kids under 3 are free. 
Where: Newington Armory, Jamieson Street Sydney Olympic Park 2127
Visit the Sydney Olympic Park website for more bookings and information

Armory Express Train. Image: Sydney Olympic Park

WSW Football Clinic

We sing for Wanderers! For three days, Western Sydney Wanderers will be hosting free football clinics so young football enthusiasts can brush up on their skills and drills, learning tips and tricks from the best. 

When: 13 - 15 July 
Cost: Free
Where: Westfield Parramatta, 159-175 Church Street Parramatta 2150
Visit the Westfield Parramatta website for more information

Environmental Treasure Hunt 

Calling all environmental pirates! Embark on a hunt in local bushland to discover and examine natural hidden treasures Mother Nature has left for all to find. So what arr you waiting for? 

When: Thursday, 19 July 
Cost: $5 per person
Where: Thurd Settlement Reserve, 3 Edison Parade Winston Hills 2153
Visit the Eventbrite website for more bookings and information

Environmental Treasure Hunt. Image: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Centre

Origami Workshop

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding with at the Waterbirds Origami workshop. By the end of the workshop, crafters will master the basics of origami, make waterbirds and create small gifts for family and friends. 

When: Thursday, 19 July 
Cost: Free 
Where: Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street Sydney Olympic Park 2127
Visit the Sydney Olympic Park website for more bookings and information

Source of Life Bushwalk

Explore Parramatta river but not as you know it! On the Source of Life bushwalk, young bushwalkers can learn how to protect our urban waterways as well as how to safely provide water for the inhabitants that share our waterways. 


When: Wednesday, 11 July.
Cost: $5 per person
Where: Vineyard Creek Reserve, Robert Street Telopea 2117
Visit the Eventbrite website for more bookings and information

The Bower Workshops

Upcycle and recycle at The Bower Kid’s recycled art and sculpture and mosaic arts workshops. An opportunity to get their creative hats on, young artists can use their imaginations to create masterpieces experimenting with using different materials to turn something ordinary into extraordinary.  

When: 11 and 18 July 
Cost: $5 - $10 per person 
Where: The Bower, Shop 1, 10 Hunter Street Parramatta 2150
Visit The Bower Facebok page for more bookings and information