Penrith is located approx. 50km west of Sydney, at the foot of The Blue Mountains.
There is a lot to see and do here so let me share with you 3 of our favourite family friendly activities in the area.
The Nepean River
The Nepean River is the perfect place for a family friendly day out. Arrive early and grab yourself a gazebo for the day. Bring your own picnic or make use of the fantastic bbq facilities to cook a snag or two while the children play at the nearby playground.
After lunch have a game of cricket on the plentiful grass areas or take a walk down by the river where the children can ride along on their scooters or bikes and take a look at the Nepean Belle paddlewheeler. You could even go on one of the bush walks featuring amazing lookouts or perhaps try your hand at fishing further up the river.
The river is home to family fun every weekend all year round, it’s just a beautiful place to be and best of all it’s free!!
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Aqua Golf is a lot of fun for the whole family, even our youngest gives it a good go.
Aqua Golf is open 7 days a week from 8am til midnight and Friday and Saturday nights til 1am (way past my bedtime !!!) It’s a great way to fill in an afternoon and gives a whole lot of laughs if you play anything like I do or hubby can use it as a bit of stress relief after a particularly hard week at work and it’s cheaper than therapy!!
It is an especially great activity to partake in on hot summers nights. Your children can even have their birthday party at Aqua Golf with full use of their seating areas and bbq facilities!
It’s easy to find as it’s located at Panthers Leagues Club!
The Museum of Fire
The Museum of Fire is a wonderful place to take the family. With interactive displays and fire engines dating as far back as the 1800’s the kids will be entertained whilst learning without even realizing it…bonus! It even has an area dedicated to educating about home fires which is eye opening.
You can go through the museum at your own pace so expect to spend a few hours there.
There is an area inside for the kids to dress up in firemen’s jackets and helmets and play on a few fire engines and outside there is a playground and tables where you could enjoy your picnic lunch and soak up some sun.
The Museum should definitely be on your list of family things to do in Penrith. You can find out more details about admission prices and opening hours at The Museum of Fire website.
So there you have three of our favourite things to do in Penrith, believe me, there is so much more to see and do locally so why not plan a day trip or even a weekend to come and explore what Penrith has to offer.
This is a guest post by Veronica Neal. Veronica lives in Penrith with her hubby and 5 daughters. To share her passion for the area she has developed an online directory/marketplace which includes a blog, “Our Penrith” as well!