Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Activities for Families with Babies & Young Children

Mon 9 October 2023, - Tue 19 December 2023,

Monday: Baby Sensory Playgroup – Forbes North Public School. For families with babies and young children. 10am to 12noon. Contact 6852 3008.

Monday: Parkes/Forbes ABA Catch Up – Mum to Mum support for breastfeeding mums at Forbes North Link Up. 4th Monday of each month. 10am.

Tuesday & Thursday: Link Up to School – A year long transition to school program for families of children who will be attending Forbes North Public School in 2024. Contact 6852 2187.

Tuesday: Thump, Jump & Rhyme – Early childhood music sessions with Forbes North SaCC and Mitchell Conservatorium of Music. Gold coin entry. Bookings essential. Contact 6852 3008.

Thursday: Forbes Community Playgroup – An affiliate of Playgroup NSW meeting at Forbes North School Hall, welcomes families with babies and young children. 10am to 12noon. Free. Contact 6852 3008.

Friday: Rhyme Time – Rhyme and Story Time at Forbes Town Library. Contact 6852 1463. Fridays during school terms from 10.30am. Welcomes families with young children.


Mon 9 October 2023,
Tue 19 December 2023,
Event Category:


Forbes, NSW 2871 Australia + Google Map


Local government area
Music, Other
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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