A little leaven of shopping love. You will never know what you'll find here.
Westfield Parramatta is undoubtedly the glue that holds this second Sydney CBD together, and is the hub of well, everything.
You've probably noticed that shopping centres in Sydney are social hubs, and can be more so than places to actually buy goods at. For example, shopping centres such as Westfield's at Parramatta have comfortable lounges to sit on and chill out at, and the food courts are (generally) now cooler places to eat at...albeit to be seen.
Cool pot plants decorate this centre
Come to this shopping centre on either a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon, and crowds wise it's worse than Pitt Street Mall. Now that says something.
Westfield Parramatta is spread out across five different floors. On the top level you will find the busy food court, together with supermarkets and other great retailers. The fashion fun really begins at level two, and then spreads way up to level four. Any popular brand under the sun is here - from Oroton to Peter Alexander. It feels like a one-stop mecca for new clothes. Very wise to plan ahead before impulse buying.
The carpet to walk on is a nice touch
There is some decent play equipment for the kids too, although they do need to remain supervised. It often gets busy in this area, like the rest of the shopping centre. Around these two play spaces, there are kids clothing stores, and parents beware, there is also a lolly store nearby this space as well.
This shopping centre is also an amazing place to indulge in some self care. There are a few beauty salons vying for your business, and will offer some great deals at times to lure you in. A perfect place to get some waxing done, as well as a manicure and/or pedicure. Love the carpet laid on the walkways. Natures Energy, on the ground food court level (there are two different food courts here) connecting the train station is a great place to pick up the current edition of Living Now, and enjoy some spirituality - only if this resonates with you.
Plenty to see
All the banks here appear to be open on weekends, making life more convenient to allow more time for the fun stuff. Daiso has a large shop here as well. Westfield Parramatta is also home to David Jones and Myer department stores.
Outside Natures Energy
I believe there is a service where you can exchange your loose coins to equal value in the form of a Westfield Gift Card here also.
Plenty to do here. You can easily spend a good couple of hours. Furthermore, if you need to arrange repairs for your mobile phone, you're literally covered.
People everywhere on the weekends
Where: 159-175 Church Street Parramatta NSW
Why: Everything under the one roof - Sydney's second CBD's glue.
Cost: Depending on you.
When: Centre trading hours are constantly updated on their website.
Good for kids: Absolutely. This centre has kids in mind.