Families and All Ages

22nd April, 2020
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Fun for families with 0 – 12 year olds. Art, craft, games, books, toys and morning tea. Come along and meet up with your friends and other families.


26th January, 2020
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Celebrate this Australia Day in style at Valley Heights Rail Museum.

Rarely open on Australia Day, the museum offers FREE* site entry for all on one day only, Sunday 26 January 2020, when the whole family can enjoy the museum’s amazing exhibits and great action. For a small fee, HOP ON OUR NEW RIDE EXPERIENCE* – 20 minutes in an 1890 carriage headed by newly certified diesel shunting engine X206. This is the FIRST DAY OF PUBLIC SERVICE for this near 60-year-old workhorse, so be a trendsetter and be there to join the fun on this special occasion!

*Please note: ‘multi-ride’ tickets can be purchased in the shop ($10/adult, $8/child, under 5 free – no other concessions or family rate) and are valid for all day (last ride at 3.30). Subject to operational conditions e.g. adverse weather, breakdown, crew availability etc.


12th January, 2020
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Come on in and enjoy the special ambience of the Museum on a rare NON-RUNNING day…no noisy steam engines to deal with! The loudest thing you’ll hear is the sound of excited children exploring the remarkable exhibits! Be amazed by the historic artefacts as you wander in the 106 year old roundhouse – ask a volunteer for background stories and extra facts.

Check out the two model rooms, then climb aboard engines and carriages, some over 100 years old. The whole family can join a special free* behind the scenes tour at 11:00 or 14:00 for a glimpse of rarely seen stuff.

Relax in the café with a hot or cold drink and maybe browse the shop for a gift for someone special, young or old?

Children from 5-15 can do the ‘Kid’s Quiz’ – 10 fascinating questions to answer as you wander round the museum – much more fun than school! Look up the answers at home, then print a personalised certificate – a unique memento of your visit!

No booking required – just turn up at the best little Museum on the Mountains.

*Included in admission


30th October, 2019
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Join us to celebrate Children’s week and the 40th birthday of Blue Mountains Family Support

There will be free fun games, mini putt-putt, face painting & (temporary) tattoos, Halloween mask arts & crafts, food, music and so more!

We will also have information about community support services and organisations & you will have the opportunity to chat with our workers if you’d like.

We would love you to join us at this family-friendly event to celebrate with BMFSS Thrive staff, friends and community.

Note:  the celebrations will start immediately after our Annual General Meeting (with Blue Mountains Women’s Health & Resource Centre) which will be held at Council Chambers 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (at the latest) so if you’d like to come along to find out more about our services and our year supporting the Blue Mountains and Lithgow communities you are very welcome to attend.

Proudly supported by Blue Mountains City Council.


10th October, 2019
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KAPUT
By Tom Flanagan

This multi award-winning family show has melted hearts around the world with its glorious brand of slapstick, acrobatics and total silliness.

Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him.

In the style of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, our likeable, luckless hero struggles to get the upper hand, taking one step forward and two steps back until everything is… well… kaput.
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“[Kaput] just reaches in and puts a string of coloured lights around your heart” – The Scotsman

“Tom Flanagan’s silent-movie clowning in Kaput is pure delight” – The Australian

“Watching this hilariously adept performer fighting the forces of chaos was a treat” – Sydney Morning Herald

Suitable for all ages.

A Koral Chandler and Critical Stages Production

 

Kaput 
Thursday 10 October, 10am
Tickets: $25 | $20 Child (16 & under) | $80 Family (4)


9th October, 2019
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Get Ready Blue Mountains FREE school holiday fun morning for families with 0- 12 yr olds.  Lots of activities: RFS Fire Truck; Bike and Scooter fun; Retro Hello; Art and Craft; Games and Billie Booksie!


8th October, 2019
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All-weather, affordable and – most importantly – tonnes of fun!  Blue Mountains Theatre’s Kids Flix are a fuss-free activity the whole family can enjoy.

All films begin at 11am and tickets are just $7 each.

Fresh popcorn, choc tops and drinks will be available from our snack bar before the movie.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 and online.

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Mary Poppins Returns (G)
Tuesday 8 October, 11am | $7

A sweet, nostalgic and toe-tapping family movie with Emily Blunt starring as everyone’s favourite nanny.  Entertaining and magical.

 


3rd October, 2019
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All-weather, affordable and – most importantly – tonnes of fun!  Blue Mountains Theatre’s Kids Flix are a fuss-free activity the whole family can enjoy.

All films begin at 11am and tickets are just $7 each.

Fresh popcorn, choc tops and drinks will be available from our snack bar before the movie.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 and online.

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The Secret World of Arrietty (G)
Thursday 3 October, 11am | $7

Inspired by the beloved childrens book The Borrowers.  This charming film centres on Arrietty, a tiny teenager who secretly lives with her family hidden in the walls and floors of a suburban house, and her friendship with Shawn, one of the ‘big people’ who live in the house.  Created by Japan’s award-winning Studio Ghibli, this gorgeous film will enchant the entire family with its stunning visuals and gentle, heartfelt story.

 


3rd October, 2019
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Special admission fee from $7.00 per child aged 5-15 years ; Accompanying adults $9.00 (kids  under 5 years – free!)
Come on in and enjoy the special ambience of the Museum on a rare NON-RUNNING day…no noisy steam engines to deal with! The loudest thing you’ll experience is the sound of excited children exploring the remarkable exhibits! Be amazed by the historic artefacts as you wander in the 105 year old roundhouse – ask a volunteer for background stories and extra facts.

Take in the two model rooms, view unique artworks and climb aboard engines and carriages, some over 100 years old. The whole family can join a special free* ‘behind the scenes’ tour at 11:00 or 14:00 for a glimpse of rarely seen stuff.

Then relax in the café with a hot or cold drink and maybe browse the shop for a gift for someone special, young or old?

Children from age  5-15 can do the ‘Kid’s Quiz’ – 10 fascinating questions to answer as you wander round the museum – more fun than school? Then look up the answers at home and print a certificate with the child’s name – a unique memento of your visit!

No booking required, so just turn up at the best little Museum on the Mountains. 

* Included in admission


2nd October, 2019
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 The Wacky Science Show
with the Crazy Scientist Darin Carr

Explore the wacky world of science in a fun, interactive show like no other!

You won’t believe your eyes:  giant bubbles that surround children, flying potatoes, fog geysers that soar into the air and amazing liquid nitrogen explosions!
The Crazy Scientist engages young minds and sparks their curiosity with this highly entertaining, weird and wacky science show.
See pulsating pressure demonstrations, spurting elephants’ toothpaste reactions and much more!

Keep your young scientist’s neurons pulsating with wacky science fun throughout the holidays with take home showbags filled with real science experiments, available for $10 (worth $20).

 

The Wacky Science Show
Wednesday 2 October, 11am

Tickets: $12 | Family of 4 $44