When the kids have tired themselves out on on the swings, slides, maze, playhouses and rope bridge, they can ride their bikes or rollerblade around the paths, play ball games or relax at the picnic shelters while their lunch cooks on the barbecue. Older children will enjoy the separate adventure playground and there is plenty of space for bikes and scooters.
Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry: Features include walking tracks, electric and wood (bring your own wood) barbecues, picnic areas, children’s playground and public toilets and there is also a Kiosk on site. It’s a great barbecue and picnic spot for day boat hires. There is a take away kiosk located in the park near the main entrance.
Its way cheaper than Taronga Zoo and a lot more hands-on. 84 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills: 10 acres of lush Rainforest, Eucalypt Groves and Native Gardens with Koalas, Red & Grey Kangaroos, Dingoes, Wombats, Echidnas, Emus, many Wallaby species and a large collection of Australian Native Birds. 686 Old Northern Road, Dural: We absolutely love this family fun animal farm.
Families have the chance to be involved in all activities on the farm including holding the baby chicks, ducks and rabbits, feeding little lambs and kids and milking cows. Guntawong Rd, via Rouse Rd, Rouse Hill: This amazingly preserved historic house offers city slickers the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the hopes and dreams of six generations of family life in rural New South Wales.
Tuesdays at 77 Castle Rd, Castle Hill: Looking for a relaxing coffee or lunch? Every Tuesday, bring the kids along to be entertained in the play area by a face painter and clown in their new courtyard. Its free! Corner of Commercial Road and Windsor Road, Rouse Hill: This great Irish pub has a fantastic kids playground for the young ones, a video game room for the older kids and their very own ice creamery right on site! Shop 10 Castle Towers/Old Castle Hill Rd Castle HillLocated in the Piazza at Castle Tower, you’ll always find this place full of young families.
26 Arthur Street Baulkham Hills: Fabulous new kid friendly cafe that has it all-really great food and cofee for mum and dad, fab kids menu, highchairs, change table and a play area with loads of toys. Unit 49/5 Gladstone Rd, Castle Hill: Get the kids off the couch and go to Peak Pursuits for some healthy, cool climbing fun! Activities includei a SkyTrail ropes course – a first in Australia, vertical activities, Leap of Faith, Fun walls, Big Drop Slide, Giant Spider Web and more.
11 Solent Circle, Baulkham Hills: Olympic sized ice arena overlooking a beautiful waterfront. Activities include public skating (make sure you check public session times to avoid disappointment!), ice hockey, learn-to-skate program which caters for skaters from 3 yrs to Adults and for older kids, each Friday and Saturday night the lights are dimmed, the music videos are shown on the big screen and the Disco lights are switched on.
Unit 3, 18 Anella Ave, Castle Hill: The Centre itself offers indoor cricket, netball and soccer and their Kids Play Land is a dedicated indoor play centre for children up to 5. There are games and toys, ball pits, cars, climbing equipment, jumping castles and much more. Unit 8 / 10 Hudson Ave, Castlle Hill: Even on the hottest or rainiest of days, your children will wear themselves out on the huge 6 metre high 3 level adventure playframe with 3 slippery dips, ball pit, climbing areas plus heaps more.
Best for the under 12’s. 172 Showground Rd – Castle Hill: The Powerhouse Discovery Centre is Ultimo’s Powerhouse Museum’s off-site storage and collection care facility with a unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spanning history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. You can book to visit Tuesday- Friday and the Centre is open every weekend for general admission.
Castle Hill Showground, enter off Carrington Road, Castle Hill: On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, come and enjoy the freshest produce the Hills has to offer. The perfect spot to grab breakfast, so bring your appetite! 29 Mid Dural Rd, Galston: This miniature railway operates the second Sunday of every month from 10am-4pm.
Picnic tables, BBQ, food, drinks and toilets on site. Be aware that this attraction can be tricky with a pram-there a few steps and uneven ground to traverse.
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Stretching from North Parramatta to historic Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River is Sydney’s Hills District where you’ll discover the mystique of colonial history mixed with cosmopolitan life. Wisemans Ferry is a serene river town set beneath towering cliffs of Hawkesbury sandstone. The ferry master still operates the punt 24 hours a day for vehicles to cross the Hawkesbury River a time honoured tradition since 1827.
No trip to this rural hamlet is complete without a walk on the convict built Great North Road The villages of Galston, Kenthurst, Annangrove and Dural hide a myriad of fruit orchards, hobby farms, antique and craft stalls. With over 60 nurseries in the area, this really is a gardeners’ heaven.
All this gives way to the modern amenities and vibrant events of Castle Hill. The Hills District is now a cosmopolitan hub with acclaimed shopping and entertainment precincts. A smorgasbord of quality restaurants and cafes cover the region. The leafy streets border open bushland and the area hosts Sydney’s only State Forest.