Why explore Holroyd?
Holroyd is a great place for families to visit and explore.
There are many fantastic facilities, excellent events throughout the year, and great places to eat and shop.
Holroyd is located between Parramatta and Blacktown, and a half way point from the Blue Mountains to Sydney, making it the perfect place to stop for a break.
Holroyd is the place for heritage lovers. There are unique heritage self-guided walking tours around some of the oldest places in Western Sydney with unique stories. Top heritage sites include:
Old Brickworks, Brickworks Drive, Holroyd
The former Goodlet and Smith site is significant for being the first mechanised brick plant in the region. The site retains physical remains of the original brickmaking plant great for picnics. Also home to a Workplace Tragedy Memorial.
Linnwood House, 25 Byron Road, Guildford
For those into heritage, Linnwood House, constructed in 1891 is a significant example of a late Victorian country retreat on a large estate.
Aqueduct, 3 Macquarie Road, Greystanes
A site not to be missed, the Greystanes Aqueduct is located in the Lower Prospect Canal and was completed in the 1880’s. It is an interesting site to visit and a pleasurable walk through the quiet Greystanes bush area.
Parks are a great place for families and friends to gather. Holroyd has a range of parks with fabulous facilities, the perfect places to stretch your legs, let the kids play or have a BBQ. Major parks include:
Holroyd Gardens, Pitt Street, Merrylands
Beautiful park with a fabulous playground, rotunda, bicycle training track and BBQ picnic areas.
Central Gardens, Merrylands Road, Merrylands
Spectacular park showcasing beautiful water features, lakes, animal enclosure and picnic facilities.
Marrong Reserve, Butu Wargun Drive, Pemulwuy
Newly established reserved with spectacular views from the highest point in Holroyd.
Holroyd is a great place for those shopaholics, with 8 shopping centres and 370 retail stores!
No matter where your taste buds want to take you, there are so many choices for dining with family or enjoying a coffee and cake with friends with 110 restaurants and cafes.
Five of the best Club’s in NSW belong to Holroyd.
Each have unique venues which include fabulous dining experiences, great entertainment, amazing gaming and awesome children’s activities.
- Merrylands RSL
- Club Merrylands
- Guildford Leagues
- Wenty Leagues and
- Cumberland Golf Course.
Getting to and around Holroyd
Holroyd is very central and easy to get to and around.
Holroyd is located just off the M4 Motorway and is between Parramatta and Blacktown. There is free parking across the City. Train stations include Merrylands, Guildford, Wentworthville, Toongabbie and Pendle Hill.
There is also a number of cycle ways and taxi services.
Looking for some overnight accommodation in Holroyd?
IBIS Budget Wentworthville
Great Western Highway, Wentworthville
Harborne Bed and Breakfast
21 Boundary Street, Parramatta
15 Aurelia St, Toongabbie
Held annually on 26 January. The Ultimate Summer Pool Party at Merrylands Swim Centre and Concert in Merrylands Regional Park with free entertainment, amusements, stalls and a fireworks spectacular.
Holroyd Family Festival
Holroyd’s premier family twilight event held annually in March/April at the stunning Holroyd Gardens with live entertainment, celebrity appearances, free children’s activities and amusements, stalls and a fireworks display.
The ultimate school holiday entertainment. Held annually in April. A free fun day out with entertainment, workshops, activities and giveaways.
The popular PetFest attracts over 10,000 pet lovers and their pets to Holroyd Gardens each September raising funds for local pet rescue and promoting responsible pet ownership.
Other annual events include Waitangi Day, Mustang Muster, Wentworthville Garden Open Day and Linnwood House Open Days.