Gregory Hills school holiday survival guide for parents

Gregory Hills school holiday survival guide for parents

With the long end of year Christmas school holidays almost here, parents of school-aged children may be frantically searching for activities to keep the kids busy until the new school year kicks off in late January 2020 – while also trying to maintain their sanity. 

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a school holiday survival guide to help you and your little “occasional angels” get through the school holidays relatively unscathed. Religiously follow this handful of tips for things to do and places to visit in Gregory Hills and you’ll come out the other end of the Christmas school holidays unscathed.


Gregory Hills Community Christmas Party

What’s Christmas holidays without carols? On Saturday 21st December, Currawong Park in Gregory Hills is playing host to the Gregory Hills Community Christmas Party. Running from 5pm to 9pm, there will plenty of family friendly entertainment to keep everyone happy at this free event. 

It goes without saying that there will be Christmas carols, as well as a visit from Santa. And there will also be a petting zoo, garden games, live entertainment, jumping castles, face painting, plaster painting and food trucks for when all this Christmas fun makes you hungry. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Gregory Hills Community Centre

Gregory Hills Community Centre

Opened back in May 2019, the Gregory Hills Community Centre is a state-of-the-art facility ideal for hosting your next function or event. But why save the facility for only special events? Why not use this great resource to host playdates or get-togethers with your neighbours and their kids? With plenty of space for the kids to play, access to the sound system, and an industrial kitchen onsite, organising and hosting a super-sized playdate has never been easier or more affordable. For further information and how to book the Gregory Hills Community Centre, visit the Camden Council website.

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Howard Park: Our multi-purpose super playground

Another great addition to the Gregory Hills community is Howard Park, our $3 million multi-purpose super playground. Publicly unveiled on June 7, 2019, Howard Park is the centerpiece of the Gregory Hills community. Designed to have something for everyone, Howard Park does not fail on that promise. It has:

  • A gated area where toddlers can play safely, equipped with a sandpit, slide and log garden. 
  • A huge variety of equipment for school aged children including slides, tunnels, varying sized swings, large climbing net and rock climbing.
  • Multi-use hardcourt sports facility where older kids can play basketball, soccer, table tennis, and a skate park for skateboarding, rollerblading, scooter riding and BMX biking.
  • The entire park is designed with safety and aesthetics in mind, landscaped with synthetic turf and natural gardens, we have also installed foam matting to absorb the impact from falls.


Gregory Hills: Fun central

And don’t forget that Gregory Hills’ central location within the growing South West Sydney region means that our residents live in close proximity of any and every form of fun that children and teenagers love. Here’s just a few of in the surrounding suburbs:

  • Inflatable World (Smeaton Grange)
  • Jump Zone Revolution (Gregory Hills)
  • Maximum Skating (Smeaton Grange)
  • Mega Mini Golf (Campbelltown)
  • Campbelltown City Bowl (Leumeah)
  • Go karting (Smeaton Grange)
  • Indoor playgrounds (Monkey Mania and Lollipops, both in Leumeah)


Gregory Hills for all your needs

These are just some of the places in and around Gregory Hills that you and your children can enjoy during the Christmas school holidays. With 10 parks and play areas within Gregory Hills alone, there are plenty of outdoor facilities to take advantage of over the school holidays. View our Masterplan for the locations of our parks and facilities. And if you don’t live in Gregory Hills, visit our sales office to find out more about moving in. 

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