Keep up to date with what has been happening in Penrith by reading our latest blog articles.

A family fun day out in Penrith

28 November 2018

There’s so many ways to have fun with your family in Penrith, check out our ideas for your next family day out.

Walk or bike the Yandhai Nepean Crossing

27 November 2018

The opening of the new pedestrian bridge across the Nepean River gives you another reason to be active in the great outdoors.

People sitting on motor tricycles in front of a view of mountains

26 November 2018

Don’t waste hours trawling shops in search of the perfect gift this year because we’ve got your Christmas gift shopping all wrapped up.

There’s lots of great events to get you in the Christmas spirit

25 November 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the festive season this month.

The best places for Christmas drinks

22 November 2018

It’s the silly season after all and if you’re planning celebration drinks we’ve got your guide to the best bars in Penrith.

Christmas decorations on a table with a wine glass and candles

19 November 2018

Take the fuss out of Christmas and book a delicious lunch at one of the great restaurants open in Penrith on Christmas Day. 

Matildas player taking selfie of herself and crowd

06 November 2018

Headed to Penrith to see the Westfield Matildas take on Chile? Here’s everything you need to know for game day.

Eating out in Penrith is now even easier!

31 October 2018

We've got the low-down on a new app that can help you choose where to eat in Penrith. 

Getting to and around Penrith

04 October 2018

Planning a trip to Penrith to enjoy some of the exciting things to do, delicious places to eat or luxurious places to stay? This guide will help.

Your perfect golf weekend

25 September 2018

See Australia’s top golfers go head to head in the 2018 NSW Open Championship then stay in Penrith for a weekend of fun.

Grug on stage at The Joan.

24 September 2018

Looking for interesting, fun and affordable ways to keep the kids occupied these Summer school holidays? We've got you covered.

Ride the wave all the way to Penrith

23 September 2018

With the weather getting warmer, suddenly putting on your swimsuit and venturing into the water doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea.

Penrith’s big weekend for kids

21 September 2018

Watch the Westfield Matildas take on Chile then try one of Penrith’s family friendly experiences or delicious foodie destinations.

Penrith’s accessible attractions

28 August 2018

Find out about the accessible activities and attractions in Penrith.

High St Social opens for breakfast

28 August 2018

Penrith’s go-to place to catch up with family or friends now offers breakfast on weekends.

Kayaking on the Nepean River

28 August 2018

Hop in a kayak, it’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors in Penrith.

A young man using a water jetpack on the Nepean River

28 August 2018

Stand out from your siblings and give your Dad the gift of adventure for Father’s Day.

The gold medal goes to the Sydney International Regatta Centre

28 August 2018

For Olympic-sized fun in the great outdoors, there’s only one place to go. 

A side view of a large indoor kids playground.

28 August 2018

Keep young kids entertained and occupied for hours at these great play areas in Penrith.

A Night Of Beauty & Ballet Under The Stars In Penrith

21 August 2018

Enjoy a visual feast of dazzling costumes, amazing sets and gravity defying choreography, when The Australian Ballet returns to Penrith Lakes for its third performance of Ballet Under the Stars.

Where to find markets in Penrith this month

01 August 2018

Discover all the great markets happening across Penrith this month; take a stroll through the stalls and pick yourself up something unique. You deserve it.  

Where to go for a $10 lunch in Penrith

30 July 2018

When your funds are limited but your hunger is huge, make your way to any of these great places serving up delicious $10 lunch specials.

The best things about winter in Penrith

27 July 2018

There are so many amazing things about winter in Penrith, but we’ve managed to compile this into a list of three. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of the last month of winter!

The best attractions to visit in winter

24 July 2018

When it’s cold, wet or windy outside, there’s always plenty of indoor fun to be had in Penrith. Step inside our guide to the best places to visit in winter.

Fun dining experiences for kids

10 July 2018

Eating out with kids doesn’t need to be stressful. Keep the whole family happy by visiting one of these great kid-friendly places for lunch or dinner in Penrith.

Penrith's dog friendly cafe

27 June 2018

Enjoy great home-style food with your canine companion at Thor’s Cafe. 

Top suggestions for your next date

25 June 2018

A candlelight dinner for two is just so predictable, so think outside the square and have fun with these awesome date suggestions.

Five things you didn't know you could do in Penrith

25 June 2018

You probably already know a few things about Penrith, but there’s more to uncover and we’ve got at least 5 more reasons to visit.

Affordable fun for kids in Penrith

21 June 2018

Keep your kids occupied and entertained with lots of fun and affordable activities in Penrith.

Where to have brunch in Penrith

23 May 2018

We’ve profiled some of the best places across Penrith to enjoy brunch - your favourite meal of the day.

All the musical greats perform in Penrith

23 May 2018

Grab your best toe-tappers because it’s musical tribute shows galore across Penrith this month – let’s get excited people!

Everything you need to know about Percy Plunkett

22 May 2018

It’s a celebration of food and history at Penrith’s newest cafe, and we’ve got the low-down on the newly opened Percy Plunkett.

Old barn shed used as a museum with farming equipment outside it.

22 May 2018

A three-day weekend is the perfect time to explore and enjoy the best of Penrith’s fun and affordable experiences. 

Top Tea Spots in Penrith

21 May 2018

Whether you like yours in loose leaf or bags, in a cup or a mug, brewed, steeped or sweet - there’s a tea for you in Penrith.

Penrith's restaurants with views

24 April 2018

On the menu for you to choose from is a delicious selection of food served with a side of amazing views. 

A young family with two kids enjoying themselves at a street fair

24 April 2018

Spend quality time enjoying great food with your Mum. We’ve tracked down the best places serving up delicious meals this Mother’s Day.

Top places to catch live music

23 April 2018

You can enjoy live music at many great venues across Penrith but we’ve come up with a list of the best. You’re welcome. 

Penrith's best new cafe

22 April 2018

Sometimes the best things are worth searching that little bit harder for. Tucked away in an arcade off High Street is Notion Café. It’s well worth the effort. 

A woman and man on a ledge holding onto a flying fox about to jump

21 April 2018

It’s highly likely that over the years your mum has been gifted unloved or unwanted items that are currently cluttering up her house, the outside shed or storage area.

Five free things to do in Penrith

17 April 2018

No money, no worries? Don’t go digging around in your wallet because we’ve come up with a list of the best free activities in Penrith. 

Reimagine Ageing in Penrith

26 March 2018

No matter how ‘old’ you are or feel, it's time to reawaken your spirit of fun and adventure in Penrith.

Young man and woman posing with Escape 51 sign and props

26 March 2018

With Youth Week being celebrated from 13-22 April across NSW, there’s no better time to focus on some of the unique things Penrith has to offer for young people.

Stars in night sky

26 March 2018

April 12 is International Day of Human Space Flight and the clear skies of Penrith in autumn make it a great place to be dazzled by the wonder of all things astronomical.

Old cars lined up on grass

26 March 2018

Penrith showcases the best and the latest in cars, bikes, trucks and earthmoving equipment this month.

Woman relaxing against tree trunk with autumn leaves on ground

26 March 2018

Fall in love with a different side of Penrith this month by visiting some places that really show their best colours in the cooler months.

There’s so much fun to be had in Penrith this Easter!

28 February 2018

There’s some really eggcellent activities to enjoy in the lead up to Easter. So hop to it! 

A woman dressed in festive Easter costume accompanied by someone in a rabbit costume.

28 February 2018

Easter is the one time of year where you're guaranteed to get four days off in a row (if you're lucky) and that amount of time opens up a lot of opportunities.

Your next girls day out is in Penrith

19 February 2018

In desperate need of a girl’s weekend? We’ve got you sorted with our Girls Day Out guide; full of festivals, films, food and more, designed with the whole girl gang in mind.

It’s a collector’s paradise this month in Penrith

12 February 2018

Immerse yourself in the world of Australia’s most prolific collectors and delight in their treasures both small and large.

Enjoy spectacular views of the River

05 February 2018

Autumn hues of red, yellow and orange set against the magnificent Blue Mountains makes a bushwalk in Penrith a must-do activity this month.

Smiling woman surrounded by glitter

30 January 2018

World class performances in theatre, music, dance and more… check out what’s in store at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in 2018.

Smiling girl on Skypeak aerial adventure equipment

30 January 2018

St Marys is the place to be this summer with plenty to eat, see and do for the whole family.

Man holding 2 axes standing in front of wooden targets

30 January 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to throw an axe (and really, who hasn’t?) this one’s for you. Throw Axe is now open in Penrith so get ready to unleash your inner lumberjack.

Ian Thirpe holding baton

30 January 2018

Penrith will host the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday 4 February. Find out where you can cheer on the batonbearers and join in the fun of this historic event.

Young couple smiling and eating ice cream at a cafe

10 January 2018

Whether your loved one enjoys being wined and dined, or they live for the thrill of adventure - you’ll find something special for your special someone in Penrith.

Get the adrenaline pumping at Cables Wake Park

19 December 2017

Get wet, stay cool and have a lot of fun in Penrith this summer at Cables Wake Park. Try wakeboarding, kneeboarding, the aqua park and more! 

Make a splash at Ripples Leisure Centre

19 December 2017

With two outdoor pools, a playground, a café, gazebos offering shade and a fun new splash pad there is only one place you need to be on a hot summer day.

The Holy Grail of breakfast is at Manic Organic

18 December 2017

If your New Year’s resolution is to try new things, make one of those things Manic Organic Café. Trust us, your tastebuds (and waistline) will thank you.

Climb into this exhilarating indoor activity

18 December 2017

Climb the wall like Spiderman and enjoy hours of active indoor fun at the Climbing Centre in Penrith. All ages and skill levels welcome! 

New restaurants to indulge at this silly season

29 November 2017

Tis the season to be merry and there’s plenty of places to get into the festive spirit throughout December.

Everything you need to know about Penrith’s new bar

28 November 2017

Penrith is home to some culinary heavyweights and the newest addition Mr Watkin's is no exception.

The Rebel Women’s Big Bash League is coming to Penrith

26 November 2017

Get ready to be bowled over! Sydney Thunder take on the Melbourne Stars in Penrith, and you can watch for free!

New art exhibition explores the Australian outback

22 November 2017

Summer is finally here and you know what that means; there’s a new art exhibition to see at the Penrith Regional Gallery.

Top 10 Things To See and Do At Real Festival

03 November 2017

Set aside your entire weekend, that’s right block out your calendar, because there is just so much to see and do at Real Festival this year. To help you out, we've come up with a list of unmissable activities, attractions and experiences. You're welcome.

Be Bowled Over By The Nurturing Goodness Of Mamata

29 September 2017

With a name that means ‘Mother’s Love’ it’s no wonder this new café in Penrith is providing us all with new and totally delicious ways to look after our health. 

It’s A Great Month To Do The Great River Walk

29 September 2017

Make this month your time to get outside and explore, the Great River Walk could be the perfect way to end your day.

Fishing Around For Something Fun To Do?

29 September 2017

If you’re keen to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and do something new and fun, then we have a weekly free activity that ticks all those boxes. 

Score Yourself Free Tickets To The Golf

29 September 2017

Experience golf at its best, and for FREE, at the 2017 NSW Open Golf Championship in Penrith from 16-19 November 2017.

Embrace Adventure And Fun At Real Festival

29 September 2017

Real Festival returns with an weekend of free activities and experiences in the beautiful natural setting at the Nepean River.

Major events served up in Penrith this weekend

11 September 2017

If you’re going to one of the three major events in Penrith this weekend, plan your travel ahead of time so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Come for the game, stay for the food.

06 September 2017

You’re going to need some sustenance to get you through the game or fill you up after the thrilling match between the Westfield Matildas and Brazil. 

Spring exhibition celebrates Modernist art and living

28 August 2017

Once the home and studio of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, the Penrith Regional Gallery continues to be a place of lively debate, artistic creation and exhibition on the banks of the Nepean River.

Three reasons why you should head to The Village

28 August 2017

If you’re looking for a restaurant with rustic decor, a great atmosphere and delicious food– then look no further than The Village in Penrith. 

Three big events, one huge weekend!

21 August 2017

Get ready for an explosive weekend of world-class events as the very best in soccer, tennis and music head to Penrith to play and perform for their biggest fans.

Matilda's player Katrina Gorry kicking a soccer ball during a match

08 August 2017

There is a buzz across the city and excitement is building as Penrith gears up to host the Matildas vs Brazil match on Saturday 16 September at Pepper Stadium.

The Nepean Belle cruising on the Nepean River

01 August 2017

If you’ve heard the terms ‘Date card’, ‘Group date’ and ‘Final rose’ before, then it’s fair to say you’re familiar with a little program called The Bachelor.

A close up of a burger with cheese, tomato and mayonaise

28 July 2017

Penrith is in the spotlight after winning two awards in The Daily Telegraph’s Best of Sydney campaign.

Two young ladies walking on a footpath alongside the water at the Regatta Centre pushing strollers

27 July 2017

 Your 3-day guide to Penrith, ideas for date nights and events galore!

A man and woman holding hands whilst floating in the air

25 July 2017

It’s a testament to the popularity of indoor skydiving that the Australian Indoor Skydiving Championships has grown into a two-day event.

Bragging Rights

03 July 2017

Hundreds of locals shared their love of Penrith on social media last month as part of Council’s #BraggingRights competition.

A couple looking for the correct key for a padlock in Escaperoom 51

29 June 2017

Don't let the cold stop you from discovering new and exciting places with your family and friends on the weekends.

A cup of coffee on a saucer

29 June 2017

It's a well-known fact that a bad coffee can absolutely ruin your day, but there's a sure-fire way to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to you in the future.

Young, excited children in front of two vintage fire trucks in a museum

28 June 2017

Children don't need to spend hours in a classroom or on a computer to learn something new.

Things to do on a rainy day in Penrith

28 June 2017

There's plenty of indoor entertainment and activities to keep you warm and dry on cold, rainy days in Penrith...

Penrith comes to life at night

01 June 2017

The revitalisation of Penrith’s CBD has attracted a raft of new restaurants and many of the established and most popular restaurants are keeping their doors open for dinner.

The best steaks in Penrith

10 May 2017

There are plenty of places to enjoy a good meal in Penrith, but finding the best T-Bone, Rib-Eye, Fillet or Rump can be time consuming and expensive.

The best pizza in Penrith – get ready for a slice of heaven!

02 May 2017

Whether it’s eaten at home or in a restaurant, pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular meals consumed by Australians.

A taste of Germany in Penrith

28 March 2017

If it’s comfort food you’re after, take a stroll down Riley Street and head on in to the newly opened Bavarian restaurant.

Two young ladies enjoying cocktails and drinks at a table.

03 February 2017

First stop on our cocktail tour of Penrith is Coco Cubano which is part of the vibrant Riley St Precinct.

Learn something new in 2017

31 January 2017

If you’ve got creative flair and an interest in music, drama and dance then check out what’s on offer from Penrith Performing and Visual Arts.

Young woman smiling whilst indoor skydiving

25 January 2017

Whether you’re a family looking for fun, a couple looking to explore somewhere new together, an adrenaline junkie looking for a challenge or a group of friends wanting to enjoy the great outdoors...

Burger Heaven in Penrith

24 January 2017

If you haven’t already noticed, the humble hamburger has received a facelift in recent years.

Ever dreamt of flying through the air? It’s possible in Penrith

03 January 2017

Jetpack Adventures operates out of the Sydney International Regatta Centre, which is approximately 50 mins from Sydney’s CBD.

The silhouette of a man up in the air using a water jetpack on a river

07 December 2016

Located only 50 mins from Sydney’s CBD and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Penrith is the perfect place for your next day trip or weekend adventure.

When you need something to eat, take a stroll down Riley Street

28 September 2016

A suite of new restaurants and street scaping has transformed Riley Street in Penrith’s CBD into a vibrant alfresco dining precinct with a growing number of cafes, and restaurants.

Young family enjoying a picnic on a blanket in a park

30 August 2016

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the once drab and grey streetscapes are being sprinkled with the colours of spring.

Explore Penrith by foot

29 July 2016

With so many attractions located within walking distance of Penrith’s train station, there’s really no need to bring your car to Penrith.

Ten things you didn't know about Sake

26 July 2016

Sake has been around for approximately 2000 years but it’s only been produced in Penrith for the past 30 years.

Take your adventure to new heights

11 July 2016

If climbing, swinging, jumping, soaring or free-falling from great heights peaks your interest - then we’ve got the perfect place for you to hang out this month.

The street that's a batt above the average

28 June 2016

If you’ve ever travelled along busy Mulgoa Road then you’ve definitely travelled past it.

Toast with icecream sprinkled with crushed nuts and strawberries

01 June 2016

If you’re planning on eating your way through winter, High St is a great place to start.

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