Boutique hotel. Includes restaurant and bar. - First Fleet surgeon Thomas Arndell's 1821 Cattai Farm and surrounds has grassy picnic areas, barbecues and shelter sheds beside the Hawkesbury River, and car-based camping is available year round (bookings essential). Tel: +61-2-9995-5000. Lots of walking tracks and the ruins of a windmill thought to be the oldest industrial building in NSW.
- Well worth a visit, only about a 15 minute drive north of Dural, at the junction of Hawkesbury River and Berowra Creek. Canoeing, camping, bushwalking, picnicking or birdwatching. Tel: +61-2-9995-5000. - near Windsor, is about a 30 minute drive. Conserves endangered ecological communities and species of the Cumberland Plain and Hawkesbury River catchment.
TreeTops Sydney The Hills Treetop Adventure Park is a recreation activity in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from... View details.
Voted Number 1 Favourite Kids Activity in in Epping, Hornsby, Thornleigh, Hills District, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Parramatta Area, Carlingford, St Ives, Turramurra, Gladesville, Pennant Hills, West Pennant Hills, Castle Hill and Cherrybrook in 2018 by active activites!!!! Aardy has performed all over the world- USA, UK, Dubai, France, Germany, NZ and of course his home country Australia You have seen him on SATURDAY DISNEY, heard his interactive tricks on 2UE, read about him in the...
Castle Hill Library Libraries are great! And while we imagine that they would be anti noisy children, they actually love having kids around. The simple act of exploring and borrowing a library item is fun for kids. You can even time it with one of the reading sessions held for children.
Just don’t forget the returning part! There are libraries located at Rouse Hill, Castle Hill, Pennant Hills, Carlingford, Dural , Galston and Baulkham Hills. Reopened in January 2015, this is a great spot to cool off for free! They even have lifeguards. You can check their website to see if it’s open and they manage a water quality program to ensure the water’s safe.
For more information see here. Cumberland State Forest There are some beautiful bush walks in our area suitable for young children through to older ones. Read our story on kid friendly bush walks in the Hills here. Crestwood Reserve Baulkham Hills We have some great playgrounds in the Hills and they are all FREE! We compiled a list of what we consider to be the best in the Hills here.
Ok, so technically this isn’t free as you often have to purchase an adult meal, but it does make for a cheaper night out. See our full list of places in or near the Hills that offer kids eat free deals here. Nurragingy Reserve Photo credit: Libby Grant Unfortunately there are no water playgrounds in the Hills as such, but there are 6 fairly close by.
Our calendar is usually chock a block full of ideas and most of them are free! Our events calendar can be found here. And we publish an article on a Thursday every week giving you ideas for things to do on the weekend – make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page so you don’t miss it! And here are a few ideas outside the Hills but worth considering: Go to the beach.
If you like waves, head to North Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club. If you like flatter waters there’s the lagoon and the rock pool at the northern end of the beach to keep you occupied. Have a picnic under the Kirribilli side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and then walk over the bridge.
Go swimming at Jellybean Pool Glenbrook, a naturally formed swimming hole in the shape of a Jellybean. Visit Merrylands Central Gardens. You can get close to Australian fauna without paying a thing! There are also two great playgrounds and plenty of space to explore.
Ideally located on the corner of Pennant Hills and City View Roads, in Sydney’s North West, Nesuto Pennant Hills Sydney Apartment Hotel is 25km from Sydney’s Central Business District and is very centrally located with access to Macquarie Park – approx 12km, Norwest Business Park – approx 16km and Sydney Olympic Park – approx 21km.