Start your Easter School Holiday Adventure in Parkes!

Be out there. Be curious. Be inspired.

What's On these school holidays to fascinate and inspire young and old?

Shop. Eat. Explore.

Just a taste of the unique things to do in the Parkes Shire.

Pop into the Parkes Visitor Information Centre for more great ideas!

The Dish Cafe

Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Start your Easter Adventure in the Parkes Region and explore the iconic attractions that Parkes is famous for including 'The Dish', and uncover those that are not so well known, but are sure to create memorable holiday experiences.

There’s even a chance to win $1,000 in Parkes shopping dollars by collecting QR codes from select locations on the Adventure map.

Be Adventurous!

Free Family Friendly Concert

Come along to a FREE family-friendly afternoon in Cooke Park!

Enjoy live entertainment from the well renowned local band, Foxxy Cleopatra on Sunday 11 April, 1.30pm-5.30pm in Cooke Park, Parkes.

Bring your own picnic rug & enjoy a fabulous afternoon out.

Be Entertained!

School Holiday Fun at the Library

There's plenty to do at the Parkes Library these school holidays!

From music performances, free friday movies & concerts there's something for all ages at the Parkes Library. Limited spaces & bookings are essential.

Be Educated!

Cirkus Maximas Kids Show

Friday 16th April, 10am - Parkes Services Club

Come along to a fabulous interactive 50 minute action packed kids show! Enjoy international acrobats, chinese juggling, fastest hula hooper in Oz & a 30 minute circus and skills workshop!

Be Impressed!

2021 Van Nationals

Saturday 3 April 9.30am-4.30pm

Come along to Parkes Showground to be a part of this amazing event. See award winning vans from across Australia, over 150 vans, food, coffee and official event merchandise.

Be Out There! 


Opens 1 May 2021

Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society proudly presents WICKED!

Tickets only $35 per adult, $30 per aged pensioner/student & $20 per child under the age of 12.

Be Entertained!

Kids at The Dish

Plenty to see and do at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitor's Centre.

Marvel at the beauty of The Dish. Explore the astronomy and space science exhibition. Discover the universe in the high-def 3D theatre. Challenge yourself with the AstroKids Scavenger Hunt.

Be Even More Amazed!