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Rockclimbing, bungee trampolining, live music and $5 drink specials  – this is one community festival you should attend. 

Campbelltown Catholic Club is celebrating 50 years of operation with a massive garden party. And it is absolutely free. 

From 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, 2 December, the western Sydney club will have jumping castles, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall and loads of games for the kids. 

Pick out a design at the henna studio and watch as the artists recreate it on your arms, legs or hands.

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Try the bungee trampolining at Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Campbelltown Catholic Club came about in 1968 as a result of a working bee at the local St John’s school. It is now Macarthur’s largest social and recreational club, proving sporting facilities, social clubs and community support. The complex also includes a swimming pool and a Rydges Hotel. 

“Over the past 50 years, we have grown and evolved with the Macarthur community, constantly innovating our services to meet the expectations of our customers. There is nothing more exciting than looking to the future with our community,” said Michael Lavorato, Chief Executive Officer of Campbelltown Catholic Club.

The Garden Party will have live music from 2pm so you can hit the dance floor with the kids. There’ll also be $5 drink specials on offer. 

Families can sample dishes from the club’s signature restaurant – Kyubi Modern Asian Dining and the family-friendly Embers Charcoal Chicken at the garden party event. 

In 2017, Campbelltown Catholic Club appointed chef Peter Sheppard (previously of Caveau and MoChi Dining) to oversee their food and beverage operations. The result is a fantastic dining offering to suit all tastes, including the sophisticated Kyubi Modern Asian Dining menu you would expect to see in a five-star city restaurant.

Kyubi Modern Asian Dining serves delicious Asian dishes including black pepper Angus short rib, slow-cooked lamb ‘crying tiger’ and an unbelievable chocolate veloute dessert. Embers Charcoal Chicken offers mouth-watering burgers, seafood, dogs, tacos and pork ribs cooked to perfection. The biggest hit with the kids will be the tempting dessert burgers. 

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Black Pepper Angus Beef short rib at Kyubi Modern Asian Dining. Picture: Campbelltown Catholic Club

Campbelltown Catholic Club also features an on-site brewery crafted by local favourite, Alan Barclay, now in his 30th year with the club. In recognition of the milestone, Barclay has created a limited release “Half a Ton” beer which reflects the new brand identity and will be available on-tap and in cans for purchase from December.

“It’s important that the community shares in our history and grows with our future. Our ongoing vision is to create a central dynamic hub where locals and families can enjoy a relaxed drink, quality food and celebrate a special occasion, all in a destination they are proud of,” Lavorato says.

While you eat, let the kids check out family-favourite Kids Kingdom. Designed for kids aged 0 – 10, this section of the club has two different playgrounds, the Mini Castle for the little ones, and the Mega Castle, for older and more adventurous kids. Kids Kingdom has a four-lane super slide,  a huge ball pit, boxing bags and hanging noodles. The ‘Super Cannon’ is always in high demand. Kids can shoot balls from the top of a castle onto the floor below. The balls are then sucked up and released from a UFO overhead. 

Pop the date in your diary and make sure you head out to Campbelltown this Sunday for this brilliant FREE celebration. 

Where: Campbelltown Catholic Club

Contact: 02 4625 0000

More information: Visit or follow Campbelltown Catholic Club on Facebook and Instagram. Share in the 50th celebrations by tagging #CCC50.

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