Five things to see and do

TO MARKET, TO MARKET: Exeter's Kaveh Haddadi buying some plants from Wollongong's Tony Booth at a previous Exeter Market. Photo: File
TO MARKET, TO MARKET: Exeter's Kaveh Haddadi buying some plants from Wollongong's Tony Booth at a previous Exeter Market. Photo: File

As the last days of summer holidays arrive, make the most of your time off by getting out and about this weekend. Here’s five things you can see and do in the Highlands.

Exeter Markets, Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter. Details: 0405 142 782.

Marketgoers can browse through a range of craft and collectibles, pick up produce fresh from farmers’ gates or sample some fine food, tea and coffee. The markets are family-friendly, with plenty of space for children to play, and plenty of spots to sit down and have a picnic lunch. 

Perennial Hill Open Garden, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 1 Nero Street, Mittagong. 

If you haven’t taken a trip to Perennial Hill, why not check it out this weekend? Take in the sights of a one-acre, cool climate garden on Mount Gibraltar. Highlights include conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and perennial borders.

Race Stars Simulator and Slot Racing, Saturday, 12pm. 12/40 Station Street, Bowral. Details: 4861 7714

Children and those who are children at heart can experience the thrill of motor racing with Race Stars Simulator and Slot Racing. Bring a friend or a family member and try out this new experience in the Highlands.

Summer Exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. 33 Station Street, Bowral. 

Pop in to the Milk Factory Gallery and view a range of artworks in the Summer Exhibition. Works include paintings, etchings, limited edition prints, photography, sculpture and glass. 

In These Hands exhibition at Sturt Gallery, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Corner of Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong. 

Six Indigenous artists from Ernabella came to Sturt in a groundbreaking residency to learn new weaving techniques. Today Ernabella in far north South Australia is a renowned Indigenous centre for art and design famous for paintings and ceramics. This exhibition will celebrate the historic links between two of Australia’s oldest craft centres, and the new contemporary work being produced by Ernabella artists.

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