Visit Penrith in April
April is a great time to visit Penrith – think cool mornings, clear sunny days and evenings that invite getting out to explore and enjoy.
Eat, drink and be creative
Kick off the month with these two events running on Friday 1 April.
Penrith Producers, is a popular event in Triangle Park which celebrates talented food and beverage businesses, crafts people and musicians. This free, inclusive, family event is curated by Council and funded through the NSW Government’s The Festival of Place initiative. Head to Triangle Park from 6pm to 10pm on 1 April, to eat, drink and enjoy live tunes.
If you’d rather spend your Friday evening getting your creative mojo on, get in touch with the Creative Fringe and join a Kokedama String Garden workshop. Kokedama are hanging plants where the container is actually a moss ball wrapped in twine. The end result is stunning and can be hung, or sat on a shelf. BYO favourite wine, friends and nibbles for the 1 April, 6pm workshop.
School holiday fun
There are plenty of great reasons to stay and play in Penrith in the April school holidays. If you’re here over Easter, you and the kids will love the Luddenham Easter Festival.
The entry fee is just $2 (with free parking) and once your inside there’s all kinds of entertainment and rides, face-painting and showbags and festival food on offer.
If you’re after some supervised activities for your kids - the kind that allows you to slip off to a café for some quiet time - check out these school holiday activities.
And for everything else you need to know about where to stay and what to do in Penrith this school holidays head here.
With its cooler morning and sunny days, April is the perfect time to get out and get active in Penrith.
Park Runs are held at three locations across Penrith every Saturday (please note flooding has impacted the Penrith Lakes Park Run). And don’t be put off if running is not your thing! Plenty of people make it a “Park Walk” or even a “Park Shuffle”.
Penrith Regional Gallery
A visit to Penrith Regional Gallery is always a must, but particularly so in April. Time your visit for the first half of the month to catch three amazing exhibitions.
Dive into the colour and creativity of internationally acclaimed Brisbane fashion house Easton Pearson with the award-winning exhibition Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive.
A Tangled Bank brings together contemporary artists who draw on organic materials – often found, recycled, or repurposed – to create stunning works.
Learn more about the history of the Gallery and it’s previous owner, painter Margo Lewers, in the Six Thousand Hands exhibition. These exhibitions run until 17 April but there’s always something to see and do at this much-loved cultural institution.
To market, to market
Retail therapy in the great outdoors? Try Penrith Paceway Markets, every Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm. You’ll find a range of stalls selling produce, plants, clothing, tools, craft supplies, pets, bric-a-crac and more.
Time your visit to include the Luddenham Country Market which runs on Sunday 3 April and Sunday 17 April from 10am to 2pm. Perfect to combine with a lazy Sunday drive, these country markets include food stalls and entertainment for the whole family. For more information about stalls check out the market Facebook page.
Need more tips for an April trip?
Check out the dizzying array of year-round “business as usual” attractions in Penrith – there’s enough to see you through to April 2023! You’ll find everything you need to build a great itinerary in our things to do section.