Market Day

Come and celebrate National Home Ed Week with your local home ed community.

Face painting * Live music * Greek BBQ * Bargain books, clothes and other second hand toys and resources.

Children’s stalls * Cottage business stalls (regular stalls have been cancelled, but the kids blanket stalls are going ahead)

Information stall on Home Education * Kids’ projects display (feel free to ask any homeschoolers there your questions)

Raffle: win amazing prizes (tickets will still be available but will be drawn at a later date, before Christmas)

Raising funds for shared educational resources and community building activities (taking donations to cover hall hire, anything over that will go to the bush fire recovery)

WHEN: Tuesday 29th October 2013, 11am-2pm

COST: FREE (but bring some money to buy all the fantastic market finds and a picnic lunch!)

WHERE: Mid Mountains Community Centre, Lawson

It was decided in 2010 to use National Home Education Week to celebrate BMHEN as a group and to raise community awareness of the number of families in the Blue Mountains involved with home education.

After considering different ways of acknowledging the children, parents and tutors associated with our group, we settled on the idea of hosting an annual Market Day at the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre in Lawson, timed to coincide with Home Education Week. Our inaugural Market Day involved free workshops, market stalls, circus skills, face-painting, a raffle, food and music and was a huge success, attracting hundreds of members of the homeschooling community and the general public.

BMHEN Market Day is a big undertaking involving many elements of the community coming together in celebrating our way of life. We always welcome assistance from people willing to volunteer their time to contribute to the success of the day. If you would like to assist please contact

Photos courtesy of Toni Hutchison Photography