Children and Youth

Children and Youth Tours

Parramatta Tales

On this family-oriented walk, heritage sites reveal the stories of our city. Engaging children’s games and activities included.

Date: Monday 8 July

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

Suitable for: Families Cost: $5 per person 

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Digging Up Deep Time

Learn about Parramatta’s pre-historic past and early animals through immersive games and activities.

Date: Tuesday 9 July

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

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Nature Walk and Wheel for Kids

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

Date: Wednesday 10 July, Sunday 29 September

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

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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More than Games

Children discover their local heritage through playing Aboriginal, colonial and environmental games.

Date: Thursday 11 July

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Jubilee Park, Harris Park

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Bush Detective School

Learn how to think and act like a detective as you follow the clues to uncover how the bush works.

Date: Tuesday 16 July

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Lake Parramatta

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Riverkeepers

Learn about our amazing eels through storytelling, puppet fun, riverscape creation and craft.

Date: Wednesday 17 July

When: 10am – 11:30am Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 5-8 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Aboriginal Cultural Activity – Introduction to Darug Culture

Discover Aboriginal culture with a Darug traditional owner – toolmaking storytelling and plant uses.

Date: Thursday 18 July

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Rydalmere Wharf

Suitable for: Everyone Cost: $5 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: Friday 19 July

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Parramatta Park

Suitable for: High school students Cost: $5 per person

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Nature Ramble

Engaging activities and a pleasant meander in a parkland setting introduce children to the wonders of nature.

Date: Tuesday 7 August, Wednesday 30 October

When: 10am – 11:30am Meet: Third Settlement Reserve and Lake Parramatta

Suitable for: 3-5 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 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: Saturday 28 September

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Lake Parramatta

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 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: Monday 30 September

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

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Environmental Treasure Hunt

Explore the bush to uncover a range of natural treasures.

Date: Tuesday 1 October

When: 10am – 11:30am Meet: Edna Hunt Sanctuary, Epping

Suitable for: 5-8 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Mini Master Builders

Children explore the world of design and construction, taking a walk to look at our built heritage and completing a range of building tasks.

Date: Wednesday 2 October

When: 10am – 12:30pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Art in the Park – Batty for Bats

Come and be creative in a beautiful bush setting. Delve into the fascinating stories of our local microbats and flying foxes while you create bat-themed craft items, ready for Halloween.

Date: Thursday 3 October

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: John Curtin Reserve, Winston Hills

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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River Through Time

This new program introduces the natural and cultural interactions around the river, revealing how these have changed over time. Engaging activities tell the story of our city’s lifeblood – the Parramatta River.

Date: Friday 4 October

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

Suitable for: 5-8 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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More Than Meets the Eye

An immersive activity based walk where children will use all of their senses to become in tune with the bush and nature.

Date: Wednesday 9 October

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Lake Parramatta Reserve

Suitable for: Families with children 5 and up Cost: $5 per person

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Aboriginal Cultural Activity – Culture Camp

Discover Aboriginal culture with an Aboriginal guide, as you enjoy storytelling, song and traditional plant uses.

Date: Wednesday 9 October

When: 10am – 12pm Meet: Boronia Park, Epping

Suitable for: Everyone Cost: $5 per person

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The Life-Giving River

The Parramatta River was once a place of orchards, market gardens and farms. Children will discover the stories of the colonists who tended the crops and try their hand at keeping the colony alive.

Date: Thursday 10 October

When: 10am – 11:30am Meet: Wentworth Point

Suitable for: 7-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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Youth Archaeology

Join a qualified archaeologist on this walking tour visiting some key archaeological sites in Parramatta. Discover the many cutting-edge technologies utilised in modern archaeology.

Date: Friday 11 October

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

Suitable for: High school students Cost: $5 per person

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Christmas Craft

Create your own heritage and nature-themed craft and cards, to use as festive decorations or gifts.

Date: Sunday 8 December

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

Suitable for: 5-11 year olds and their carers Cost: $5 per person

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