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Parramatta Park - Kidtopia, 10am - 6pm, From $15

Parramatta Park - Kidtopia, 10am - 6pm, From $15

After an amazing 2016 event, Kidtopia Festival presented by Qantas Assure is back! Held across three days of the October school holidays, the event is packed with live music, theatre, circus, delicious food from Sydney's best and tonnes of activities for kids and grown-ups to enjoy together. 

If great live musical performances are your thing, our Sound Stage is for you. You might decide to flip and twirl at Circus School, or dance and jam in one of our Masterclasses. Check out comedians, acrobats and magicians at our Cinema Stage, be entertained by roving performers throughout the day, or be thrilled on the rides at the Funfair with an unlimited rides pass. The little ones can join the fun at Littletopia, while big bro or sis gets the creative juices flowing at Craftworks.

Mum and dad can check out our Market Stalls before the whole family can finish the day with a movie at the Open Air Cinema. 

All live music and interactive activities are open from 10am - 6pm, with Open Air CinemaFunfair and Good Food open until 8pm

For kids under the age of 5, we have our special little friends looked after in our Littletopia area including games, play areas and fun activities.  We also have a small number of rides for under-5s. We advise buying single-ride tickets for these once at the event. Animals in our Furry Friends area are suitable for ages 3 and up and Roaming Performers throughout the festival grounds for all ages. Our Sound Stage doesn't discriminate any age wanting to shake their booty and acts in our Cinema Stage Dr Professor Neal Portenza and Chores! will cover kids 3+

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Age: Activities are mainly curated for kids aged 5-12, however suitable for all ages

When: Friday, 6 October - Sunday, 8 October 2017
10am - 6pm

Cost: Varies depending on presales, prices start from $15 online and children under the age of 4 have free entry upon registration online, purchase these tickets online

Where: Cattle Paddocks in Parramatta Park, NSW
The festival site is an easy 8 minute walk from Westmead train station.
Parking: Limited parking spaces are available at Parramatta Park. These spaces are timed and cannot be pre-booked. We advise taking public transport to Westmead train station, which is a short 8 minute walk from the festival, or stay tuned for more parking options and offers closer to the event dates.

Nearby Food: Kidtopia have a great range of food options along with kid-friendly choices. Check out our Good Food page for more on what’s on offer.

Apart from provisions for infants and toddlers, additional food will not be permitted into Kidtopia. Kidtopia staff reserve the right to conduct bag checks on entry.

Awesome Coffee: Suggest to get coffee before the festival check out The Elevation Cafe, Shop 5, 31 Phillips St, Parramatta, NSW 2150.

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