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Free Ways to Play in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard

Looking for FREE things to do in western Sydney? There’s plenty of free ways to explore, get active and back to nature in Western Sydney Parklands.

For a leisurely day out, visit the Parklands' Urban Farm stalls (located along Ferrers Road) to pick up some of Sydney’s freshest fruit and veg. Follow this with a walk along the Sugarloaf Loop, and stop for a picnic at Sugarloaf Ridge to enjoy district views alongside your snacks.

Next head on over to one of the best kids’ parks - Lizard Log. The nature-themed playground offers some seriously fun kids outdoor play equipment including flying foxes, balancing beams, giant swings and a water play deck to keep the little ones entertained for hours.

A big morning of play calls for a barbecue lunch! Take your pick from one of Lizard Log’s electric or coal barbecue stations available for everyone to use, free of charge. Or head over to one of our many picnic shelters for a fun family get-together.

Don’t forget a trip to scenic Bungarribee Park! Spot some kangaroos, wallabies and native wildlife as you wander along the Bungarribee Trail or visit Warrigal Dog Run - one of Sydney’s largest off-leash dog parks. Plus, there’s an awesome, ultra-modern playground with a climbing tower, swings, flying fox and more, and plenty of free amenities for a fun family day out.

For the wild ones, an excursion to Wylde MTB & BMX is a must. As Australia’s largest combined mountain biking and BMX hub it really is one of the best free things to do in western Sydney.


Affordable Fun in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard

Have you heard? Our newest event series, Greener Wilder West is making a return to the Parklands this summer, and events are only $5 to attend!

Join our Foraging Walk on Sunday 15 January and Sunday 5th February to learn about the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds from renowned forager Diego Bonetto.

Have you got kids to entertain these holidays? Drop them off for two hours of Nature Play fun at our Wild Kids program! Our experienced team of Education Rangers will help children experience the beautiful outdoors in new ways through playing multi-sensory games, developing natural awareness, building habitats, creatively crafting with nature and more! The program is running on 10th, 12th, 19th and 24th January. Book now!

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