Wed December 2, 2020

Playgroups in the Ryde Area

Playgroups in the Ryde Area
02/12/2020 @ 9:00 am

We’ve created a listing of all the playgroups local to the Ryde area including times, activities and locations. Feel free to email us if you know something we don’t! You can also find more options on the Playgroups NSW website.

 

Monday

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

North Ryde Coxs Road Playgroup

North Ryde School of Arts Community Centre (above the library) – 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am during school term. All ages are welcome. The first two trial weeks are free. After that, you will be asked to become a member of Playgroup NSW and contribute $3 a week to cover costs.

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup

Rydalmere Public School – 397 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere

9:30am to 11:30am during school term for 0-5-year-olds Gold coin donation to attend.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Tuesday

 

Eastwood Young Mothers Playgroup

167 Shaftesbury Road, Eastwood

10am during school term. For Mums under 24ish with children of any age. Free entry, cake and coffee provided. For more information contact

Elsie: 9874 7458 or Julie: 0432 584 032 & julie.bullen@savethechildren.org.au

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

St George’s Hall Balaclava Rd Eastwood

10am – 12pm for 0-5-year-olds. Play with others, listen to Bible stories and have fun! Both playgroups are full but have a waitlist.

 

St John’s Anglican Church

152 Coxs Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am every Tuesday morning during school term – $3 per session.

Villa Maria Playgroup

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall, corner of Gladesville Rd and Mary St Hunters Hill

9.30am-11.30am during school term. Children from 0-5 years. All welcome. A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit.

 

Wednesday

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

Figtree Playgroup

Fairyland Hall – Church St, Hunters Hill

10am – 12pm for children 0-5 years old. Indoor and outdoor play, toys, games and craft. $30 per term per family or $7.50 per session per family. Bring a piece of fruit to share!

 

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

Anzac Park, West Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. There are different stations set up (craft, blocks, books, babies, sport) plus the playground. Children can move between stations freely and there’s no need to stay for the full 1.5 hours

Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville Playgroup

Parish Hall – Cnr Westminster Road and Oxford Street, Gladesville

9:00am -10:30am during the school term for children 0-5 years old. There is craft, morning tea, prayer, story and music time.

 

West Ryde Anglican Playtime

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11am during school term. All ages welcome.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

Meet at Field of Mars on Wednesday and Friday from 9.30-11am during school term. $135 term (2.5yrs to 5). Book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

Thursday

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

 

Gladesville-Boronia Park Uniting Church Playgroup

93 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

9.30am – 11am during school term. Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with their pre-school children get together to have fun playing, doing craft, singing and enjoying morning tea together. $2 per child. For more info contact Marilyn 0419164140.

 

Marsfield Minis Playgroup

Marsfield Community Church – 58-60 Agincourt Rd, Marsfield

10am-12pm during the school term for children 0-5 years. Free play, singing, story, craft and morning tea (provided). Cost is $35 per family per term or $5 per casual visit. Contact Liz to join 0438 328 807

 

North Ryde Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

River’s Edge Playgroup

River’s Edge Church – 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington

10am to 11:30am during the school term. Enjoy coffee or tea whilst the kids enjoy playtime, craft and song and finish with morning tea (BYO). Suitable for kids 0-6 yrs and costs $2 per family, per visit.

For more information please contact Ali on 0409 635 802 or Ivanka on 0405 312 971

 

St Charles Primary School, Ryde

2a Charles Street, Ryde

9am – 11am during school term. Join in for a morning of craft, play and friendship. Bring along recess, ahat & water bottle for your child. Located in the Parish Centre.

For further information contact Philippa Manley philippa.manley@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

53 Maxim St Meadowbank – Parish hall (enter via school)
9.15am- 11am during term time in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a morning of friendship, play, arts and craft, group time with a book and songs, a morning tea and outside playground time. Bring $2 and a piece of fruit to share!
Each session is themed and full event details can be found on the Facebook page or by emailing the Family Educator –  kirrily.mcdermott@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

West Epping Uniting Church – Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

9.30 – 11am for children 0-5 years old. Cost is $3, BYO a drink and snacks.

 

 

Friday

 

Junior Jivers

Christchurch Gladesville Upper Hall – entry from Western Crescent

10am – 11:45am during the school term. It is a music and movement group for children aged 2-5 years (younger siblings welcome) taught within a Christian context. The cost is $27 for the term for one child or $45 for 2 or more children ($3 per child per week/$5 per family per week).

 

Mainly Music, Epping

LifeWay Lutheran Church – 56 Norfolk Rd, Epping

10am – 12pm during the school term. Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free). The group is full but they welcome you to come along to one session for free and leave your details on the waitlist.

West Ryde Anglican Music and Play

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11.30am during the school term. They sing, dance, play instruments, hear Bible stories, play, chat and have fun! There’s also a bible chat time that runs after the formal part of the program where parents are welcome to chat about the bible or hear Bible storytelling in Mandarin. All welcome, bring your own morning tea ? The cost is $15 per term per family to cover craft supplies and to buy new equipment for the children.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years old. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30 – 11am during school term for 2.5 – 5-year-olds. $135 term, book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

 

Magic of Storytelling playgroup

Magic of Storytelling playgroup
02/12/2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling Playgroup is a free outdoor playgroup. Families with children aged 0-5 are welcome to join the playgroup – you simply turn up on the day, no prior registration required.

They have a range of activities each week including different toys and games, sports equipment, books and craft.

Please BYO water and snack, plus weather appropriate clothing. Join their Facebook group to receive updates and connect with the community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/magicofstorytelling

For more information contact: Melanie Bye: melanie.bye@unitedway.com.au

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
02/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

Thu December 3, 2020

Playgroups in the Ryde Area

Playgroups in the Ryde Area
03/12/2020 @ 9:00 am

We’ve created a listing of all the playgroups local to the Ryde area including times, activities and locations. Feel free to email us if you know something we don’t! You can also find more options on the Playgroups NSW website.

 

Monday

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

North Ryde Coxs Road Playgroup

North Ryde School of Arts Community Centre (above the library) – 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am during school term. All ages are welcome. The first two trial weeks are free. After that, you will be asked to become a member of Playgroup NSW and contribute $3 a week to cover costs.

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup

Rydalmere Public School – 397 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere

9:30am to 11:30am during school term for 0-5-year-olds Gold coin donation to attend.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Tuesday

 

Eastwood Young Mothers Playgroup

167 Shaftesbury Road, Eastwood

10am during school term. For Mums under 24ish with children of any age. Free entry, cake and coffee provided. For more information contact

Elsie: 9874 7458 or Julie: 0432 584 032 & julie.bullen@savethechildren.org.au

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

St George’s Hall Balaclava Rd Eastwood

10am – 12pm for 0-5-year-olds. Play with others, listen to Bible stories and have fun! Both playgroups are full but have a waitlist.

 

St John’s Anglican Church

152 Coxs Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am every Tuesday morning during school term – $3 per session.

Villa Maria Playgroup

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall, corner of Gladesville Rd and Mary St Hunters Hill

9.30am-11.30am during school term. Children from 0-5 years. All welcome. A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit.

 

Wednesday

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

Figtree Playgroup

Fairyland Hall – Church St, Hunters Hill

10am – 12pm for children 0-5 years old. Indoor and outdoor play, toys, games and craft. $30 per term per family or $7.50 per session per family. Bring a piece of fruit to share!

 

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

Anzac Park, West Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. There are different stations set up (craft, blocks, books, babies, sport) plus the playground. Children can move between stations freely and there’s no need to stay for the full 1.5 hours

Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville Playgroup

Parish Hall – Cnr Westminster Road and Oxford Street, Gladesville

9:00am -10:30am during the school term for children 0-5 years old. There is craft, morning tea, prayer, story and music time.

 

West Ryde Anglican Playtime

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11am during school term. All ages welcome.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

Meet at Field of Mars on Wednesday and Friday from 9.30-11am during school term. $135 term (2.5yrs to 5). Book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

Thursday

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

 

Gladesville-Boronia Park Uniting Church Playgroup

93 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

9.30am – 11am during school term. Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with their pre-school children get together to have fun playing, doing craft, singing and enjoying morning tea together. $2 per child. For more info contact Marilyn 0419164140.

 

Marsfield Minis Playgroup

Marsfield Community Church – 58-60 Agincourt Rd, Marsfield

10am-12pm during the school term for children 0-5 years. Free play, singing, story, craft and morning tea (provided). Cost is $35 per family per term or $5 per casual visit. Contact Liz to join 0438 328 807

 

North Ryde Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

River’s Edge Playgroup

River’s Edge Church – 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington

10am to 11:30am during the school term. Enjoy coffee or tea whilst the kids enjoy playtime, craft and song and finish with morning tea (BYO). Suitable for kids 0-6 yrs and costs $2 per family, per visit.

For more information please contact Ali on 0409 635 802 or Ivanka on 0405 312 971

 

St Charles Primary School, Ryde

2a Charles Street, Ryde

9am – 11am during school term. Join in for a morning of craft, play and friendship. Bring along recess, ahat & water bottle for your child. Located in the Parish Centre.

For further information contact Philippa Manley philippa.manley@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

53 Maxim St Meadowbank – Parish hall (enter via school)
9.15am- 11am during term time in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a morning of friendship, play, arts and craft, group time with a book and songs, a morning tea and outside playground time. Bring $2 and a piece of fruit to share!
Each session is themed and full event details can be found on the Facebook page or by emailing the Family Educator –  kirrily.mcdermott@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

West Epping Uniting Church – Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

9.30 – 11am for children 0-5 years old. Cost is $3, BYO a drink and snacks.

 

 

Friday

 

Junior Jivers

Christchurch Gladesville Upper Hall – entry from Western Crescent

10am – 11:45am during the school term. It is a music and movement group for children aged 2-5 years (younger siblings welcome) taught within a Christian context. The cost is $27 for the term for one child or $45 for 2 or more children ($3 per child per week/$5 per family per week).

 

Mainly Music, Epping

LifeWay Lutheran Church – 56 Norfolk Rd, Epping

10am – 12pm during the school term. Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free). The group is full but they welcome you to come along to one session for free and leave your details on the waitlist.

West Ryde Anglican Music and Play

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11.30am during the school term. They sing, dance, play instruments, hear Bible stories, play, chat and have fun! There’s also a bible chat time that runs after the formal part of the program where parents are welcome to chat about the bible or hear Bible storytelling in Mandarin. All welcome, bring your own morning tea ? The cost is $15 per term per family to cover craft supplies and to buy new equipment for the children.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years old. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30 – 11am during school term for 2.5 – 5-year-olds. $135 term, book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

 

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
03/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

Fri December 4, 2020

Playgroups in the Ryde Area

Playgroups in the Ryde Area
04/12/2020 @ 9:00 am

We’ve created a listing of all the playgroups local to the Ryde area including times, activities and locations. Feel free to email us if you know something we don’t! You can also find more options on the Playgroups NSW website.

 

Monday

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

North Ryde Coxs Road Playgroup

North Ryde School of Arts Community Centre (above the library) – 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am during school term. All ages are welcome. The first two trial weeks are free. After that, you will be asked to become a member of Playgroup NSW and contribute $3 a week to cover costs.

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup

Rydalmere Public School – 397 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere

9:30am to 11:30am during school term for 0-5-year-olds Gold coin donation to attend.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Tuesday

 

Eastwood Young Mothers Playgroup

167 Shaftesbury Road, Eastwood

10am during school term. For Mums under 24ish with children of any age. Free entry, cake and coffee provided. For more information contact

Elsie: 9874 7458 or Julie: 0432 584 032 & julie.bullen@savethechildren.org.au

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

St George’s Hall Balaclava Rd Eastwood

10am – 12pm for 0-5-year-olds. Play with others, listen to Bible stories and have fun! Both playgroups are full but have a waitlist.

 

St John’s Anglican Church

152 Coxs Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am every Tuesday morning during school term – $3 per session.

Villa Maria Playgroup

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall, corner of Gladesville Rd and Mary St Hunters Hill

9.30am-11.30am during school term. Children from 0-5 years. All welcome. A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit.

 

Wednesday

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

Figtree Playgroup

Fairyland Hall – Church St, Hunters Hill

10am – 12pm for children 0-5 years old. Indoor and outdoor play, toys, games and craft. $30 per term per family or $7.50 per session per family. Bring a piece of fruit to share!

 

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

Anzac Park, West Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. There are different stations set up (craft, blocks, books, babies, sport) plus the playground. Children can move between stations freely and there’s no need to stay for the full 1.5 hours

Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville Playgroup

Parish Hall – Cnr Westminster Road and Oxford Street, Gladesville

9:00am -10:30am during the school term for children 0-5 years old. There is craft, morning tea, prayer, story and music time.

 

West Ryde Anglican Playtime

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11am during school term. All ages welcome.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

Meet at Field of Mars on Wednesday and Friday from 9.30-11am during school term. $135 term (2.5yrs to 5). Book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

Thursday

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

 

Gladesville-Boronia Park Uniting Church Playgroup

93 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

9.30am – 11am during school term. Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with their pre-school children get together to have fun playing, doing craft, singing and enjoying morning tea together. $2 per child. For more info contact Marilyn 0419164140.

 

Marsfield Minis Playgroup

Marsfield Community Church – 58-60 Agincourt Rd, Marsfield

10am-12pm during the school term for children 0-5 years. Free play, singing, story, craft and morning tea (provided). Cost is $35 per family per term or $5 per casual visit. Contact Liz to join 0438 328 807

 

North Ryde Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

River’s Edge Playgroup

River’s Edge Church – 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington

10am to 11:30am during the school term. Enjoy coffee or tea whilst the kids enjoy playtime, craft and song and finish with morning tea (BYO). Suitable for kids 0-6 yrs and costs $2 per family, per visit.

For more information please contact Ali on 0409 635 802 or Ivanka on 0405 312 971

 

St Charles Primary School, Ryde

2a Charles Street, Ryde

9am – 11am during school term. Join in for a morning of craft, play and friendship. Bring along recess, ahat & water bottle for your child. Located in the Parish Centre.

For further information contact Philippa Manley philippa.manley@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

53 Maxim St Meadowbank – Parish hall (enter via school)
9.15am- 11am during term time in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a morning of friendship, play, arts and craft, group time with a book and songs, a morning tea and outside playground time. Bring $2 and a piece of fruit to share!
Each session is themed and full event details can be found on the Facebook page or by emailing the Family Educator –  kirrily.mcdermott@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

West Epping Uniting Church – Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

9.30 – 11am for children 0-5 years old. Cost is $3, BYO a drink and snacks.

 

 

Friday

 

Junior Jivers

Christchurch Gladesville Upper Hall – entry from Western Crescent

10am – 11:45am during the school term. It is a music and movement group for children aged 2-5 years (younger siblings welcome) taught within a Christian context. The cost is $27 for the term for one child or $45 for 2 or more children ($3 per child per week/$5 per family per week).

 

Mainly Music, Epping

LifeWay Lutheran Church – 56 Norfolk Rd, Epping

10am – 12pm during the school term. Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free). The group is full but they welcome you to come along to one session for free and leave your details on the waitlist.

West Ryde Anglican Music and Play

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11.30am during the school term. They sing, dance, play instruments, hear Bible stories, play, chat and have fun! There’s also a bible chat time that runs after the formal part of the program where parents are welcome to chat about the bible or hear Bible storytelling in Mandarin. All welcome, bring your own morning tea ? The cost is $15 per term per family to cover craft supplies and to buy new equipment for the children.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years old. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30 – 11am during school term for 2.5 – 5-year-olds. $135 term, book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

 

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
04/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

Sat December 5, 2020

Kids Christmas Cake Pop Masterclass

Kids Christmas Cake Pop Masterclass
05/12/2020 - 07/12/2020 @ 12:00 am

Tis the season to be sweet!

Let the little ones join the team from Sugar Pop Bakery as they teach them to create and decorate Christmas themed cake-pops.

  • Where: Level 5 near Running Bare
  • Date: Saturday 21 November + Saturday 28 November
  • Time: 12pm | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm (1 hour workshop)

This fa-la-la-tastic workshop includes an hour of freestyle Christmas decorating.

Take home the perfect pop sure to garner a round of a Santa-plause.

The team will be working hard all day to make your little ones experience is very special, so as they take care of every child there may be a slight delay. To help, please arrive 5 minutes before your ticket time slot with a printed or digital copy of your ticket.

ACM Community Garage Sale - Epping Gospel Church

ACM Community Garage Sale - Epping Gospel Church
05/12/2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a community garage sale with a difference… All proceeds go to charity!

There will be clothes, toys, plants and lots more. Try some Armenian breakfast with a freshly ground coffee and support an amazing cause!

5th December, from 8am.

Fresh Cut Xmas Trees - 1st East Ryde Scouts

Fresh Cut Xmas Trees - 1st East Ryde Scouts
05/12/2020 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

1st East Ryde Scouts is excited to announce our long standing tradition of selling Christmas trees is now available for 2020.  However, in light of 2020 being a little different, our Christmas Tree sale will also be a little different this year.

For the comfort of everyone we are offering a pre-sale with delivery to the Ryde / Gladesville / Eastwood / Hunter Hills/ Macquarie Park / Marsfield areas.  If you would like, delivery can be contactless with the tree left at your front door ready to decorate.

The fires and floods earlier this year impacted the growing season in NSW so all trees will be 6 ft this year.  Trees will be available for $75 including delivery with all deliveries made on Saturday 5th December 2020.  Don’t forget to order a stand if you don’t have one.

With limited supplies, we suggest you get in early and order at https://www.trybooking.com/BMOMH.

If you would prefer to select and collect a tree yourself, any remaining trees will be available until sold out at the Scout Hall at 25B John Miller St, Ryde NSW 2112 on Saturday 5th December from 8am.  Please note this is a change of address to our usual location.  Click here to see the location on google maps.

For more information, please email trees@eastrydescouts.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
05/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

Christmas Terrarium Bauble Workshop

Christmas Terrarium Bauble Workshop
05/12/2020 - 07/12/2020 @ 11:00 am

Join the team from Little Succers for a Christmas Bauble Terrarium workshop and create the perfect homemade gift or ornament for the festive season.

Where: Westfield Chatswood, Level 5 near Running Bare
Date: Sunday 22 November + Sunday 29 November
Time: 11am | 11:45am | 12:30pm | 1pm (30 minute workshop)

Create your very own terrarium complete with Christmas decorations and gorgeous succulents.

Workshop recommended for 12 years and above.

Sun December 6, 2020

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
06/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

Mon December 7, 2020

Playgroups in the Ryde Area

Playgroups in the Ryde Area
07/12/2020 @ 9:00 am

We’ve created a listing of all the playgroups local to the Ryde area including times, activities and locations. Feel free to email us if you know something we don’t! You can also find more options on the Playgroups NSW website.

 

Monday

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

North Ryde Coxs Road Playgroup

North Ryde School of Arts Community Centre (above the library) – 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am during school term. All ages are welcome. The first two trial weeks are free. After that, you will be asked to become a member of Playgroup NSW and contribute $3 a week to cover costs.

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup

Rydalmere Public School – 397 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere

9:30am to 11:30am during school term for 0-5-year-olds Gold coin donation to attend.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Tuesday

 

Eastwood Young Mothers Playgroup

167 Shaftesbury Road, Eastwood

10am during school term. For Mums under 24ish with children of any age. Free entry, cake and coffee provided. For more information contact

Elsie: 9874 7458 or Julie: 0432 584 032 & julie.bullen@savethechildren.org.au

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

St George’s Hall Balaclava Rd Eastwood

10am – 12pm for 0-5-year-olds. Play with others, listen to Bible stories and have fun! Both playgroups are full but have a waitlist.

 

St John’s Anglican Church

152 Coxs Road, North Ryde

9.30am -11.30am every Tuesday morning during school term – $3 per session.

Villa Maria Playgroup

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall, corner of Gladesville Rd and Mary St Hunters Hill

9.30am-11.30am during school term. Children from 0-5 years. All welcome. A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit.

 

Wednesday

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

 

Figtree Playgroup

Fairyland Hall – Church St, Hunters Hill

10am – 12pm for children 0-5 years old. Indoor and outdoor play, toys, games and craft. $30 per term per family or $7.50 per session per family. Bring a piece of fruit to share!

 

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

Anzac Park, West Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. There are different stations set up (craft, blocks, books, babies, sport) plus the playground. Children can move between stations freely and there’s no need to stay for the full 1.5 hours

Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville Playgroup

Parish Hall – Cnr Westminster Road and Oxford Street, Gladesville

9:00am -10:30am during the school term for children 0-5 years old. There is craft, morning tea, prayer, story and music time.

 

West Ryde Anglican Playtime

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11am during school term. All ages welcome.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

Meet at Field of Mars on Wednesday and Friday from 9.30-11am during school term. $135 term (2.5yrs to 5). Book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

Thursday

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

 

Gladesville-Boronia Park Uniting Church Playgroup

93 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

9.30am – 11am during school term. Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with their pre-school children get together to have fun playing, doing craft, singing and enjoying morning tea together. $2 per child. For more info contact Marilyn 0419164140.

 

Marsfield Minis Playgroup

Marsfield Community Church – 58-60 Agincourt Rd, Marsfield

10am-12pm during the school term for children 0-5 years. Free play, singing, story, craft and morning tea (provided). Cost is $35 per family per term or $5 per casual visit. Contact Liz to join 0438 328 807

 

North Ryde Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

River’s Edge Playgroup

River’s Edge Church – 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington

10am to 11:30am during the school term. Enjoy coffee or tea whilst the kids enjoy playtime, craft and song and finish with morning tea (BYO). Suitable for kids 0-6 yrs and costs $2 per family, per visit.

For more information please contact Ali on 0409 635 802 or Ivanka on 0405 312 971

 

St Charles Primary School, Ryde

2a Charles Street, Ryde

9am – 11am during school term. Join in for a morning of craft, play and friendship. Bring along recess, ahat & water bottle for your child. Located in the Parish Centre.

For further information contact Philippa Manley philippa.manley@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

53 Maxim St Meadowbank – Parish hall (enter via school)
9.15am- 11am during term time in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a morning of friendship, play, arts and craft, group time with a book and songs, a morning tea and outside playground time. Bring $2 and a piece of fruit to share!
Each session is themed and full event details can be found on the Facebook page or by emailing the Family Educator –  kirrily.mcdermott@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

West Epping Uniting Church – Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

9.30 – 11am for children 0-5 years old. Cost is $3, BYO a drink and snacks.

 

 

Friday

 

Junior Jivers

Christchurch Gladesville Upper Hall – entry from Western Crescent

10am – 11:45am during the school term. It is a music and movement group for children aged 2-5 years (younger siblings welcome) taught within a Christian context. The cost is $27 for the term for one child or $45 for 2 or more children ($3 per child per week/$5 per family per week).

 

Mainly Music, Epping

LifeWay Lutheran Church – 56 Norfolk Rd, Epping

10am – 12pm during the school term. Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free). The group is full but they welcome you to come along to one session for free and leave your details on the waitlist.

West Ryde Anglican Music and Play

Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church)

10am – 11.30am during the school term. They sing, dance, play instruments, hear Bible stories, play, chat and have fun! There’s also a bible chat time that runs after the formal part of the program where parents are welcome to chat about the bible or hear Bible storytelling in Mandarin. All welcome, bring your own morning tea ? The cost is $15 per term per family to cover craft supplies and to buy new equipment for the children.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years old. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30 – 11am during school term for 2.5 – 5-year-olds. $135 term, book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

 

Young Archie 2020

Young Archie 2020
07/12/2020 @ All Day

Visit the eighth annual Young Archie competition exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to discover the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman Prize, Marikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings.

A perennial favourite at the Gallery, the Young Archie competition is part of the family program for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 exhibition.

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. The ten finalists in each age category are on display at the Gallery exhibition until 10 January 2021.

Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/

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