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7 Nov 2019

The best things to do this summer at Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is the place to be in Sydney this summer. 360 hectares of beautiful green spaces, walking tracks, events, activities, The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden, sports, cafes and more!

Our summer What's On calendar is teeming with great ways to spend time outdoors with activities suited to all interests and ages! Here are our top picks to do this summer across the Parklands.

Like events? 

Kicking off the season is Australia’s most popular outdoor beer festival, Beerfest, taking place in Centennial Park’s Brazilian Fields on the first weekend of December. 

Adults can also enjoy the Good Things event (7 December) or slow down with a ParkArts Painting in the Park Class with Kevin McKay (8 December). 

Beerfest, Centennial Park Sydney
Beerfest is an all inclusive event held on Brazilian Fields in Centennial Park, 30 November and 1 December
 

Get inspired for Christmas

Love all things Christmas? Enrol the kids in Santa’s Workshop and they will enjoy two hours of creative present making. Materials are collected from Lachlan Swamp and the natural materials are used to make beautiful Christmas-inspired art for your home or presents for loved ones.

Santa's Workshop, Centennial Parklands
Children will be introduced to a range of art mediums and natural materials – presents parents and grandparents will love
 

School holiday fun 

To keep the kids entertained during the school holiday break we recommend Pizza Party in the Bush (13 January), Kids Vs Wild (14 & 23 January) and Bush Rangers Water Fun (15 & 22 January). These water-themed activities educate children about the importance of water and problem solving to help them with their STEM classes in the next school terms.
 
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a fun family outing to the Australian Wildlife Show (15 January), Holiday Theatre fun – Alice in WonderPark (23 January) or a Spotlight Prowl after dark in Centennial Park (various dates).

Pizza Party in the Bush, Centennial Parklands
Combine the love of pizza, indigenous knowledge and the great outdoors at Pizza Party in the Bush!
 

Twilight fun

In the last month of summer we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with Stars for your Valentine. The perfect romantic night with a sunset picnic and professional stargazing guided by an astronomer.

Families can also dust off their camping gear and join us for a fun summer night camping experience in the heart of Centennial Park with Camping 101 (28 February).

Camping 101, Centennial Parklands
A nature filled night of camping and outdoor activities is easy and fun at Centennial Parklands
 

 For a full listing of events and activities on this summer in Centennial Parklands visit the website here.

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