Grandparents Day

Celebrate your grandparents, step grandparents, grand-friends, kin carers and the older people in your life at our FREE Grandparents Day event.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of fun activities everyone can enjoy. There is a number of fun activities for young children too.

Activities include:

  • Aboriginal arts and crafts
  • Billy cart racing, with the carts built and supplied by Nepean Mens Shed
  • Community gardening workshop facilitated by the Thornton Community Group
  • Council Play Van with activities for children under 6
  • Community music and dancing
  • Giant soccer dart
  • Hat making with grandparents
  • Jumping castle
  • Picnics -- bring a rug and have a family picnic!
  • Pony rides
  • Story tent

Billy cart racing
If you intend to ride the billy carts, please ensure you wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants, and bring a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads. There may be some spares on the day you can use.

Community gardening workshop
The workshop has limited spaces. Please contact us at  or 4732 8381 to book your place.

The Thornton community garden is Penrith’s first community garden on publicly accessible land offering families and school children the opportunity to grow fresh, nutritious produce to feed themselves and share with neighbours and friends.

The workshop session is hands-on and will encourage you to make quality seed raising mix from scratch, sow seeds into that mix, and take home a pre-grown ready-made seedling to plant at home.

There will be a free BBQ lunch with vegetarian options. Coffee will also be available for purchase.

Parking and access
The site has parking and disability access. Entrance is via King Street.


If you have any questions about the event, contact Council on 4732 7523

Dates & Times

Starts: 27 October 2019 - 10:00 AM
Ends: 27 October 2019 - 01:00 PM

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Parker Street Reserve
Parker Street
Penrith NSW 2750