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Children and Youth

Children's and Youth activities have been temporarily suspended. This decision was made in response to the current circumstances presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit City of Parramatta's COVID-19 webpage for the latest information.

 

Children and Youth Tours
 

Bats, Birds and Beasties

An activity-based walk along the Parramatta River which introduces children to the amazing critters that live in and around it.

Date: Tuesday 14 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds Cost: $10 per person 

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Colonial Capers

Interactive games and activities will engage children as they discover the strange lives of colonial children and characters.

Date: Wednesday 15 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $10 per person

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Nature Walk and Wheel for Kids

This child-focused interactive bushwalk follows a wheelchair accessible, concrete pathway through beautiful bush surrounds. Sensory activities and hands-on experiences. Accessible toilets available.

Date: Thursday 16 April

When: 10am – 11:30am Meet: Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $10 per person

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Apprentice Archaeologists

Use genuine artefacts to try your hand at some archaeological recording and testing. Learn how archaeologists study sites and artefacts to unearth the stories of the past.

Date: Friday 17 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $10 per person

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Art in the Park - Photography

Pick up some professional tips on seeing landscapes, wildlife, architecture and heritage in a new light. Get the most out of your phone and camera.

Date: Tuesday 21 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Park

Suitable for: 12 - 20 year olds Cost: $10 per person

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Minibeast Safari

Children use a range of techniques and tools to get up close and personal with the tiny bugs and beasties that live in the bush.

Date: Wednesday 22 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Lake Parramatta

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $10 per person

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Building Bridges

Discover our amazing local bridges on a short walk then try building your own.

Date: Thursday 23 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds Cost: $10 per person 

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Aboriginal Cultural Activity - Ochre Painting Workshop

An opportunity to hear stories of Aboriginal life as you learn the basics of a traditional culture practice. Paint artworks in natural ochres on beautiful Eucalyptus trees.

Date: Friday 24 April

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Everyone Cost: $10 per person

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National Youth Week - Youth Archaeology

Test your archaeological skills through recording actual artefacts and piecing together the evidence they provide to draw your own scientific conclusions. Visit archaeological sites in the Parramatta CBD. 

Date: Saturday 2 May

When: 10am – 1pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 12-20 year olds Cost: $10 per person

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National Youth Week - Walking on Country

Join an Aboriginal guide to discover how traditional land owners cared for country. Learn what you can do to contribute to a sustainable future.

Date: Sunday 3 May

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 12-20 year olds Cost: $10 per person

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National Archaeological Week - Unpacking the PAst

This walking tour will visit some key archaeological sites in Parramatta, using each to shine a light on the intriguing stories being unearthed in the CBD.

Date: Sunday 31 May

When: 10am – 1pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Adults, children 7 and up Cost: $20 per person

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