Parliament to host free Family Fun Day in school holidays

Janelle Saffin MP is encouraging local families to book for a free Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament in early October.
Media Release

FAMILIES are invited to visit NSW Parliament House in the second week of school holidays on Friday 7 October, from 10am until 3pm to take part in our free Family Fun Day.

State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said it will be a fun way for children to learn about how Parliament works – and to find out how the people of NSW can get involved.

“We are inviting families with children aged 4 to 12 years to come along to the Family Fun Day.

“Children will be able to take part in a voting exercise called ‘Vote for me!’, which will be run by the NSW Electoral Commission on the day. They can also have a say in mock committee hearings,” Ms Saffin said.

For the first time, Family Fun Day will feature cartoon workshops, which will be run by award-winning illustrator Eric Löbbecke.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW began in 2010 but was in recess due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Ms Saffin said families really enjoy the crafts activities as well as the roving actors and musicians at Family Fun Day.

“Children will be engaged in conversation by an actor playing former NSW Premier Sir Henry Parkes, known as the father of Federation,” Ms Saffin said.

“History will also be bought to life by the actors portraying suffragettes who will be roving around.”

‘Democracy sausages’ will be available on the Family Fun Day, including a vegetarian option.

AUSLAN interpreters for members of the deaf community will be onsite at a number of activities.

To come along and join the fun, people need to register in advance at Eventbrite.