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Save the Date for the 2019 Bathurst Family Fun Day

Saturday 18th May from 11am – 2pm….add the Bathurst Family Fun Day to your calendar!

Held in Macquarie River Bicentennial (Peace) Park, near the children’s play equipment behind the Girl Guide Hall.

The Bathurst Family Fun Day celebrates the importance of families in our community with a completely FREE and unique community festival-like fun day.

Bring your whole family for free fun, games, activities, entertainment, giveaways, workshops, food, jumping castle, prizes and more.

Plus start making something from a cardboard box that you can carry or wear and join the Cardboard Box Parade at 12pm and go into ‘lucky box’ draw to win a prize!

Stay tuned for more details and like us on Facebook to stay updated 🙂

Celebrating National Families Week in Bathurst

Save the Date for the 2018 School Starters Picnic

The FREE 2018 School Starters Picnic is on Friday 16th November from 4.30 to 6.30pm at the Adventure Playground, Durham Street Bathurst.

Celebrating this milestone for all children starting big school in 2019. Enjoy FREE fun, games, activities, giveaways and more….

Pack a picnic, bring your whole family and meet others transitioning to school – you might make a friend going to the same school.

Keep up to date on Facebook

What you told us about the 2018 Bathurst Family Fun Day (BFFD)

Children were led by African drums as they paraded their awesome cardboard box creations through the 2018 Bathurst Family Fun Day festivities.

Crowds enjoyed the community spirit and festival feel on Sat 19th May at the Bathurst Family Fun Day, where everything was free!

On the day, families told us what they like most: “the whole thing because it’s free, activities, free fun for kids, family-friendly, child-friendly, freebies, music, information about lots of services for children, the support, fab food, seeing what services are available in Bathurst, entertainers, performers, openness and friendliness of it all, everyone was friendly and helpful, variety of activities, sense of community spirit, cardboard box parade, happy spirit and friendliness of the event, people mix with each other, wide variety of activities and stalls, everything, it was the best day ever!”

Stay tuned for the rest of the feedback you gave us – we’ll add it to the Your Say page in the coming days.

We’re already planning the 2019 BFFD. So add it to your calendar – Sat 18th May 2019 …….. see you there 🙂

Save the Date for the Bathurst Family Fun Day – Sat 19th May

Add Saturday 19th May to your calendar for the Bathurst Family Fun Day (BFFD) at Macquarie River Bicentennial Park (Peace Park) from 11am – 2pm.

The BFFD celebrates National Families Week in Bathurst and is for all families to enjoy. There’s fun activities, games, entertainment, food, prizes and more…

Start making something from a cardboard box to wear or carry and join the cardboard box parade during the BFFD.

Like and share Bathurst Child and Family Network posts and events on Facebook to keep up-to-date with news and events.


Congratulations to all children starting kindergarten

Starting big school is an important transition for children and families. It can be exciting for some children but a little scary for others.

Families are important learning partners that help children connect and feel a sense of belonging with their school. Children love it when their teacher knows them and their family – it builds an important emotional bridge between home and school.

For more information about helping your child starting school click here

We hope all children and families have fun, find friends and love learning!

Bathurst’s first-ever School Starters Picnic was a success!

Bathurst’s first-ever School Starters Picnic was a success, despite the threat of rain! It was wonderful to see so many children and families enjoying the games and the School Starters Parade. Each school starter received a certificate and a book, plus a drink bottle and an apple. Families told us that they loved the whole event and provided lots of positive comments. They said, “everyone was so friendly and excited for the children”, “keep doing it”, and loved that it “got children together that are starting school next year”.

2017 School Starters Picnic

Come to the School Starters Picnic, Friday 24th November from 4pm-6pm at the Adventure Playground on Durham Street Bathurst for Bathurst’s first-ever School Starters Picnic for all children starting kindergarten in 2018. It’s FREE! Bring the whole family and a picnic, picnic rug or chairs and enjoy free activities, games and entertainment. Bring your 2018 school starter to the registration table on the day to receive their School Starters Certificate. Plus the first 200 school starters to register at the picnic will receive a free gift!

Welcome to the Bathurst Child and Family Network website

The Bathurst Child and Family Network (BCFN) is a not-for-profit proactive cross-sector network of agencies to improve outcomes and opportunities for children and their families in Bathurst.

Visit us regularly to find out what’s on for children and families in Bathurst.