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5 Free Activities in Fairfield

Free Activities in Fairfield After news of the Federal Budget came in a couple of weeks ago, a lot of households in Fairfield have been concerned about the rising cost of living.

Fortunately, there are still some free services available for those who live in the Fairfield local government area, and so we thought we would list them to help Fairfield residents keep their costs down.

Free transport – City Connect Bus

Fairfield City offers a free commuter bus from Monday to Friday between major interchanges for those who live in areas that are poorly serviced by public transport.

Free entertainment and resources – Fairfield Libraries

Fairfield libraries offer a whole lot more than just books. Visitors can also take advantage of the Internet, eBooks, magazines and DVDs. The library also offers children’s activities, tutoring, multicultural services and more.

Free culture – Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery

All local residents are entitled to free general admission at the Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery – so why not head along for a culture-filled day out?

Free markets – Fairfield Markets

The Fairfield Markets are held every Saturday from 9am to 4pm. They contain plenty of unique items and family friendly entertainment.

Free entry for seniors – Fairfield Leisure Centres

Residents aged 60 years or older who hold an Aged Pensioner Concession Card or Seniors Card are entitled to free entry at Fairfield leisure centres within certain times.

We’re sure there are plenty more free services and activities in Fairfield, so if you know of any more then please feel free to leave a comment and share them with the rest of the Fairfield community.

Wishing Everyone in Fairfield a Happy and Safe Easter!

Easter in FairfieldOur team at Professionals Fairfield Real Estate would like to wish all of the Fairfield community a very happy and safe Easter long weekend.

We’re sure a lot of Fairfield households will be looking forward to treating themselves to a few chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns this weekend, or maybe taking part in an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter games.

There’s also plenty of fun activities to take part in this weekend around Fairfield, so don’t forget to check out our blog “Easter School Holidays 2014 in Fairfield” for some great events to take the kids to this weekend. Fairfield Revealed opens this weekend at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery; so don’t forget to check that out too!

In whichever way everyone chooses to celebrate Easter in Fairfield, we hope that everyone has a great weekend.

Happy Easter, Fairfield!

Fairfield Residents, It’s Time To De-Stress

I have to say that I’m not usually the type to forward emails, but the message I’m about to relay to you I found to be quite pertinent in this day and age when people appear to be stressed more often than not, so I thought I’d share it with the busy, hard working people in our Fairfield community.

“A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, ‘How heavy is this glass of water?’

Answers called out ranging from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, ‘the absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.’

He continued, ‘And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, the burden will become increasingly heavy, and eventually we won’t be able to continue carrying it.

‘As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.

‘So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down: don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, put them down for a moment if you can and pick them up again tomorrow, you may feel as though the burden has lightened and that you feel that little bit stronger.’

I don’t know that there would be many people who don’t have some kind of stress in their lives, whether it be work, family, money, health, relationships, time or something else.  With the New Year beginning, it’s the perfect time to think a little bit about yourself and what makes you happy, and start to manage any stress that you’re going through.

A few thoughts to take on board…

  • Just accept that some days, you’re the pigeon; and some days, you’re the statue.
  • Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be “recalled” by their maker.
  • If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
  • Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  • When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
  • If life sets you on a detour, enjoy the scenery.

And if all else fails I hear a good massage, cool beverage or block of chocolate can also work wonders…

If you have any relaxation strategies, or thoughts on coping with stress, please share them here and help your Fairfield community breath a little easier today.

Fairfield Little Athletics – A Great Term 4 Activity for the Kids

Going back to school in term 4 rarely brings the same level of excitement, anticipation or enthusiasm as it does at the start of the year.  In fact, when speaking with Fairfield parents at this time of the year a common complaint seems to be that their children are tired, unmotivated, and already looking forward to their summer holidays.

So what is the key to keeping children motivated and energized in this final term of the year?  Australian Little Athletics is aimed at helping children to develop positive attitudes and healthy lifestyles.  Little Athletics provides age-appropriate programs for all children aged between 5 and 15 years from October through until March.  Children of all skills and fitness levels are encouraged to get involved and have a go. The focus is on family, fun and fitness, which creates a happy, non-competitive and supportive environment in which children can strive to improve and achieve their personal best.

Little Athletics is a voluntary organization, so all parents, grandparents and friends are welcomed with open arms and encouraged to help out whenever they can.  This is one of the few occasions where you can be fully involved in your child’s sporting interests, watching and celebrating their every throw, sprint and jump.

To find your nearest centre please visit the Little Athletics Australia website..

If you know of other local activities that might be of interest to Fairfield families as the school year draws to a close, please share them here.  We’d love to hear what other Fairfield clubs and groups are doing.

Take a Tour of Fairfield’s Environmental and Engineering Projects

This Saturday October 15, you can visit Fairfield’s most fascinating environmental and engineering project sites thanks to a free bus tour that is being organised by the Fairfield City Council.
During the bus tour, local residents will get a chance to visit places such as the Flying Fox Reserve, Bowden Street Gross Pollutant Trap and Panorama Reserve Bushland Revegetation, just to name a few of the highlights.
The bus tour will be leaving from Council’s Administration Centre on 86 Avoca Road Wakeley at 8:30am this Saturday.
For those who are interested in visiting Fairfield’s environmental and engineering project sites and would like to make a booking for the free bus tour, get in contact with Nicole on 9725 0264 or email nthomas@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.