Thank you for attending Family Fair yesterday. We had unprecedented interest in the event this year, with more than 4000 people in attendance, including 2500 visitors who purchased tickets on the day at the event.
With such a large number of sales on the day, our carpark, food offer and programmed activities were put under significant pressure. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience this caused to our visitors.
We will be working on ways to ensure a quality audience experience for next year’s event and will be reviewing our program to ensure that more visitors can enjoy what is on offer.
We invite you to share your experience and suggestions for ways to develop this event via our event survey.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone for supporting Sydney Living Museums, and for the interest you have shown in our historic properties.
We look forward to announcing a new and improved program for 2019.
Bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a day of fun and nostalgia.
Try your hand at a range of old fashioned activities and games including kite flying, jumping sacks and vintage lawn sports.
Experience farm life with our farmer, who will teach you how to feed the cows, ride a Shetland pony, and get up close and personal with the baby animals at the Petting Farm.
Take a sneak peek inside Rouse Hill House and experience the 1880s schoolhouse with school mistress Mrs Fox.
For some quiet time, sit back and relax with story book readings under the fig tree or get crafty at our tinkering station with printed materials derived from our collection.
Important update: Online ticket sales are no longer available as the event has reached capacity. Limited tickets may be available at the gate. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Already purchased? Your tickets were emailed to you at the time of booking. Please bring a print out or show the tickets on your mobile phone to gain entry to the event.
Food & drink
Pack a home crafted picnic or enjoy a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors selling traditional country fare.
Bring along a refillable water bottle and keep hydrated at Sydney Water’s refill stations.
Location & parking
Important update: Onsite parking is now at capacity. Please utilise on street parking along Guntawong Road.
Rouse Hill House & Farm is located at 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill. Entry for this event is via our secondary entrance on Guntawong Road, which is about 200 metres down from the Windsor Road intersection.
What to wear
We recommend wearing enclosed shoes and clothing suitable for walking around a farm property, and bring wet weather gear if appropriate. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, as significant parts of the program are conducted outdoors.
Visitors with low mobility can take a ride in the people mover from the carpark to the top of the site; and there is wheel chair access to the house. Please note, that the dirt paths surrounding the house are fairly uneven.
Please note that no pets with the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs) are allowed on site at Rouse Hill House & Farm.
Our museums and places are on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the First Nations Peoples, the traditional custodians, and we pay respect to the Elders, past and present. Rouse Hill House & Farm is on Darug country.
- Pony rides cost an additional $8 per person.
- Update as of Saturday 11 August: Rouse Hill House & Farm with LEGO® Bricks tickets for Sunday 12 August have reached capacity. LEGO® tickets for Sunday 12 August also include entry to Family Fair.
- As it is a rural site with old farm buildings, uneven terrain, dams and insects, children must be supervised at all times.
- There will be an ATM on site (it attracts an ATM withdrawal fee)
- No pets, with the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs), are allowed on site at Rouse Hill House & Farm.
Important update: Online ticket sales are no longer available as the event has reached capacity. Limited tickets available at the event.
Infants (0-1) free
Additional charges may apply for onsite activities such as the pony rides and Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks.