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Top Winter Family-Friendly Festivals 2018 - Sydney & Surrounds

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Published July 1st 2018
Fill up the winter calendar with these fun events
The list below features Top winter family-friendly events ranging from fairs, fetes, festivals and carnival events. The list is perfect to keep the whole family entertained and beat the winter blues!

The list below includes free & ticketed events:

1. Winterlight
When: 6- 22 July 2018
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This event will be the ultimate winter festival of entertainment, open-air rink, ferris wheel, ice slide, kid's rink, food stalls, market stalls, activities, games, rides, workshops, shows, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Winterlight Facebook


2. Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair
When: 7 & 8 July 2018
Where: Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Rd, Clarendon
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$90pp or family tickets
Details: Step back into time and experience history and a touch of fantasy at this Winterfest event. The Fair will showcase all things from the middle ages with jousting, entertainment, workshops, activities, displays, combat, shows, art & craft, market stalls, cooking demonstrations, games, archery and much more. There will be something for everyone! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair Facebook


3. Winterland Campbelltown
When: 7- 22 July 2018: 10am-10pm or some dates 10am-11pm- see website
Where: Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown
Cost: Free
Details: Welcome to Winterland with this family-friendly event! This event will certainly bring magic this winter with a dazzling array of entertainment, activities, amusement rides, huge crystal ice rink, carnival festivities, food & drink stalls, workshops, games, shows, performances, ice slide, alpine food village, open-air rink and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Campbelltown City Council, NSW Facebook


4. Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair
When: 8 July 2018: 11am-9pm
Where: Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Rd, Paririewood
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival & fair will include an array of entertainment ranging from multicultural performances, activities, market stalls, traditional cultural entertainment, carnival festivities, an array of multicultural foods, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair Facebook


5. Bastille Festival Sydney
When: 12-15 July 2018
Where: The Rocks & Circular Quay, Sydney
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: There will be all things French at this multicultural and family-friendly festival! Celebrate the French culture with an array of foods, wine, entertainment, street entertainment, food villages, movie screenings, bar and beer gardens, kid's activities, activities, games, demonstrations, displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bastille Festival Facebook


6. Bankstown Bites Festival
When: 28 July 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This tasty family-friendly foodie event will feature all things food from all over the world, a massive line-up of food stalls, cooking demonstrations, guided food tours, exotic culinary treats, restaurants, cafes, patisseries & grocery stores, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Canterbury Bankstown Facebook


7. The Food & Wine Festival
When: 5 August 2018: 11am-5pm
Where: Mt Penang Gardens & Event Park, 16 The Avenue, Kariong (Entrance via Kangoo Rd and first driveway on the right)
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie event will include all things food and wine with entertainment, amazing wines, delicious food, demonstrations, market stalls, pop-ups, kid's activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Food and Wine Festival Facebook


8. Moocooboola
When: 5 August 2018: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Boronia Park Ovals, Park & Ryde Roads, Hunters Hill
Cost: Free
Details: The little ones will love this family-friendly event with the array of entertainment, market bazaar, performances, shows, lots of music, entertainment, activities, carnival rides, amusement rides, kid's activities and more. There will be something for everyone! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Moocooboola Festival Facebook


9. Carrington Fair
When: 11 August 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: 90 Werombi Rd, Grasmere
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This Fair will have it all! There will be a line-up of fantastic family-friendly entertainment, market stalls, food & drink stalls, dance displays, shows, performances, pony rides, amusement & carnival rides, farmyard animal display, train rides, kid's activities, raffles and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Carrington Facebook


10. City2Surf
When: 12 August 2018
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney to Bondi- see website
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will be back on this winter and it will showcase a 14km run. There will also be family-friendly entertainment, activities, food trucks, kid's activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook


11. Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
When: 17-26 August 2018
Where: Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm & Chiswick Roads, Auburn
Cost: See website.
Details: Celebrate the bursting of cherry blossoms with Japanese culture, entertainment, kid's activities, performances, food stalls, displays, exhibitions, martial arts, shows, acts, cultural festivities, traditional Japanese entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auburn Botanic Gardens Facebook


12. Broughton Anglican College Country Fair
When: 18 August 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Broughton Anglican College, 81-83 Menangle Rd, Menangle
Cost: Free
Details: There will be something for the whole family to enjoy at this Fair! There will be an array of entertainment, face painting, carnival & amusement rides, market stalls, international food stalls, performances, shows, silent auction, activities, games and more. Click here for the website.

13. Ferragosto Festival
When: 19 August 2018
Where: Great North Rd, Five Dock
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will be a celebration of things Italian with multicultural entertainment, performances, market stalls, cooking demonstrations, kid's activities, amusement rides, automotive displays, exhibits, activities, roving performers, and an array of Italian & cultural food and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ferragosto Facebook


14. Sydney Hills Curry Festival
When: 19 August 2018: 11am-6pm
Where: Castle Hill Showgrounds, Showground Rd, Castle Hill
Cost: $5pp
Details: Celebrate all things curry at this multicultural and family-friendly event. There will be a jam-packed line-up of entertainment, various chefs and restaurants offering curry and more curry, multicultural food stalls, performances, kid's activities, shows, displays, Bollywood performances, carnival rides, henna tattoos, giveaways and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Festivals Facebook


15. North Rocks Public School Fete
When: 25 August 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: North Rocks Public School, 359 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks (entrance from Tiernan Ave at the Don Moore Reserve)
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will include non-stop entertainment, amusement rides, carnival festivities, art & craft, kid's activities, food stalls, raffles, prizes to be won, art & craft stalls, market stalls and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from North Rocks Public School Fete Facebook


16. Loftus Public School Spring Fair
When: 25 August 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: Loftus Public School, 103 National Ave, Loftus
Cost: Free
Details: This event will be the perfect day out filled with entertainment, market stalls, food stalls, performances, activities, displays, games, cake stalls, shows, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Loftus Public School Spring Fair Facebook


17. Thornleigh West Public School Spring Fair
When: 25 August 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Thornleigh West Public School, Giblett Ave, Thornleigh
Cost: Free
Details: This Fair will feature plenty of entertainment, displays, kid's activities, market stalls, amusement rides, face painting, games, activities, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from TWPS Spring Fair 25th August 2018 Facebook


18. Thomas Hassall Anglican College South West Festival
When: 25 August 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Thomas Hassall Anglican College, Kingsford Smith Ave, Middleton Grange
Cost: Free
Details: The whole family will have a blast at this festival! This winter event will include entertainment, motor show, carnival & amusement rides, international food stalls, sports activities, kid's entertainment, silent auction, games, animal farm, reptile display, performances and more. Click here for the website.

19. Penrith Show
When: 25 & 26 August 2018
Where: Station St, Penrith
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Children (5-16yrs): $10pp & Family (2 adults up to 4 kids): $50pp
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase an array of entertainment, activities, art & craft, displays, dog events, demonstrations, shows, firework shows, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Penrith Show Facebook
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Why? Plenty of winter fun for everyone
When: 6-31July 2018
Where: Sydney & Surrounds- see above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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