Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide - 25 to 31 January 2024 - Hope 103.2

Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide – 25 to 31 January 2024

Need ideas on how to fully embrace the Sydney summer vibes and celebrate them with hope? We have you covered!

By Hope 103.2Wednesday 24 Jan 2024Station NewsReading Time: 4 minutes

Don’t spend all your time researching how to embrace the summer vibes in Sydney. Let us do the work for you with our weekly Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide!

Each week we’ll bring you:

  1. The best fun activities to enjoy around Sydney. We’ll include some from each area of Sydney, so no matter how close to home or far you want to travel we’ve got a recommendation for you.
  2. Summer book and film recommendation from the Hope Book Club and The Watchlist.
  3. Song of the week from FRESH online, perfect to start expanding your summer playlists.

A brand-new Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide will be released every Wednesday right here on hope1032.com.au or register below to have it sent straight to your inbox each week.

Current Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide

Explore Sydney

Powerhouse Museum Ultimo

Last chance to get in and spend time in the wonderful Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, before it is closed for a 3-year renovation project. Closing from February 5 so get in this weekend to see exhibits like the ‘3001 Remarkable Stories’ that allows you to tell the stories inspired by the objects in the ‘3001 Remarkable Objects’ exhibit. Add your story to the wall and read other people’s stories. Learn how steam engines developed and changed the world at the ‘Steam Revolution’ in this exhibition featuring hands-on displays, old boilers, videos and 12 steam engines. Plus, even more exhibits and activities.

The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo is open 10am – 5pm daily until 5pm on February 4. General entry is free. Some programs are ticketed. Find out more at Powerhouse.com.au/visit.


Art Nights: Culture Alive at Bankstown Arts Centre

At dusk on Saturday 27 January, Bankstown will transform into a thriving festival hub of culture with music, dance, creative workshops, screenings, panel talks, arts market and exhibitions. There is something on offer for everyone! This arts-led, three-night (27 January, 15 February and 1 March) program connecting Bankstown Arts Centre with Incubate Studios, Paul Keating Park and Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre through an augmented reality and installation art walk.

Free entry – Experiences from $5.  Choose your experience and book your free tickets through Eventbrite.

BAC Art Nights Culture Alive

NSW Rail Museum Summer Railmotor Rides

The ‘NSW Rail Museum‘ in Thirlmere is where rail heritage comes to live! Since 1975 the historic town of Thirlmere in Sydney’s southwest has been home to a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW. Bring your museum experience to life with a heritage train ride, enjoy a ride aboard a heritage 1920s timber-bodied railmotor running the historic Loop line, every day from 1 – 28 January!

Tickets are between $5 and $35 depending on age and if it includes a train ride as well as museum entry. Under 2 years are free. Find out more and get tickets at nswrailmuseum.com.au

Glenorie Village Markets

Set in amongst horse properties, old agricultural land, flower growers, orchards, chickens farms, market gardens, pet boarding establishments and the like. Designed to have a great family atmosphere, good vibes and quality, sustainable products. Hosting stalls with quality artisans, local organic produce, food trucks and more. Make it a day for the family, the markets are a dog friendly so friendly fur babies are welcome.

The Glenorie Village Markets will be held at the Les Shore Reserve, Glenorie on Sunday 28 January 2024, 9am – 1pm. Find out more at Dural Village Markets.

Find more inspiration for Sydney community events on the Hope Community Noticeboard.

Summer Reads


A memoir by the American author Tara Westover. Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college and emphasizes the importance of education in enlarging her world.

Watch/listen to more reviews from The Hope Book Club or join them in the Hope Book Club Facebook Group.

Summer Film Hotlist


“Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Rated PG – Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children. In cinemas now. 

Watch/listen to more reviews from The Watchlist!

FRESH Song of the Week

Colony House – Cannonballers

Colony House is an indie rock band, started by Will & Caleb Chapman (Steven Curtis Chapman’s sons). Cannonballers is the summery surf rock title track to their latest album.

Find this and more on the FRESH online Spotify Playlist.

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