Plenty on offer these school holidays
Published Monday, 18th September 2017
Children of all ages will be kept active and entertained throughout the upcoming school holidays, with Fairfield City Council offering a large range of school holiday programs.
”Activities and events are being held at Fairfield City Leisure Centres, Libraries, Museum & Gallery and Nalawala Sustainability Hub with countless opportunities for kids to have fun, keep active and continue learning throughout the school break.” Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said.
“Council wants children and families to have fun and enjoy what’s on offer at our facilities these school holidays. I encourage parents to register their children at any of Council’s wonderful school holiday activities on offer across our City.”
Fairfield Leisure Centre
55 Vine St, Fairfield
Please call 9754 2078 to register your child (ages 5-12).
Kids will have a ball at the Active Kids school holiday program, held over two weeks (25–29 September and 3–6 October) at Fairfield Leisure Centre Precinct. The program runs 8.30am- 4pm daily and incorporates a large variety of physical activities to allow children to make friends and learn new skills in a safe environment with top-class facilities. Children will enjoy a range of activities including badminton, table tennis, trampolining and more. Prices start at $50 per day.
Fairfield City Open Libraries - FREE
Please call 9725 0333 to register your child.
Bunnings Holiday Craft - Fun craft projects for school age children.
Monday 25 September, Smithfield Community Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 27 September, Whitlam Library and Bonnyrigg Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Friday 29 September, Fairfield Library and Wetherill Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Lego Play - Make, build and play with Lego.
Tuesday 26 September, Fairfield Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
Friday 29 September, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 10.30am-12.30pm
Tuesday 3 October, Wetherill Park Library, 2.30pm–4.30pm
Mr Puzzles will delight the whole family with amazing magical circus tricks.
Tuesday 28 September, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 11am-Noon
Wednesday 4 October, Bonnyrigg Library, 11am-Noon
Thursday 5 October, Fairfield Library, 11am–Noon
Friday 6 October, Wetherill Park Library, 11am-Noon
Bring LEGO to life at this hands-on workshop and create your own robot.
Friday 29 September, Bonnyrigg Library, 10.30am–11.30am
Wednesday 4 October, Wetherill Park Library, 2.30pm–3.30pm
Bring your own popcorn and watch your favourite movie on the big screen.
Friday 6 October, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 2.30pm–4pm
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Please call 9725 0190 to book as places are limited. Below costs are per child.
Spring Flower Cookies - $12
Bake delicious cookies and adorn them with a splash of colour.
Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am–Noon or 1pm-2.30pm
Cupcakes Extravaganza - $12
Learn some tasty tips and create cupcake masterpieces.
Wednesday 27 September, 10.30am–Noon or 1pm-2.30pm
Radical Robots - $8
Repurpose materials destined for the recycling bin to create your own radical robot.
Friday 29 September, 1pm–2.30pm
Fabulous Fedoras - $8
Calling all fashionistas! Create your own unique fashion accessory to wear as you want.
Friday 29 September, 1pm–2.30pm
Garden Dioramas - $8
Bring a memory to life by recreating your home, garden or a place that you love.
Tuesday 3 October, 10.30am–Noon
Clay Signs - $8
Decorate your name into a sculptural sign for your home.
Wednesday 4 October, 10.30am–Noon
Abstract Canvases - $8
Working with canvas and sharpies, create your own geometrical abstract painting.
Thursday 5 October, 10.30am-Noon
You can make a book! - $8
Create your own wild picture book using bright pictures that tell an amazing tale.
Friday 6 October, 10.30am-Noon
Enviro Bootcamp at Nalawala Sustainability Hub
443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood
Please call the Environment and Sustainability team on 9725 0222 to register.
The Enviro Bootcamp is a free, fun and interactive environmental education program designed for children aged between 5 to 12 years run by experienced and enthusiastic Council officers.
Sustainability Show & Recycling Truck Presentation
Children will explore sustainability through discussions and games followed by a demonstration of how a recycling truck works.
Monday 25 September, 9.30am-Noon
Children will be shown how to use recycled materials to create vertical gardens. You will even get to take home your own small vertical garden.
Tuesday 26 September, 9.30am-Noon
Cooking with Leftovers
Children will learn about the importance of not wasting food and will get an opportunity to cook with food items that are generally thrown out.
Wednesday 27 September, 9.30am-Noon
This is a photography workshop where children will go out into the field and learn how how sun and shade affect their nature pictures.
Thursday 28 September, 9.30am-Noon
Veggie Seedlings & Planting
Children will learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables in minimal space.
Friday 29 September, 9.30am-Noon
Local Aboriginal people will show children how to create their own artwork that captures Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal art techniques.
Tuesday 3 October, 9.30am-Noon
Native Flora Bush Walk
Children will go on a bush walk to learn about the native plants and animals found in the local area, as well as ways to protect them.
Wednesday 4 October, 9.30am-Noon
Plastic Pollution & Animal Show
A Sammy & Shellie perform their plastic pollution show about plastic pollution and its effects on oceans and waterways followed by native animal show.
Thursday 5 October, 9.30am-Noon
Recycled Art Fun Day & BBQ
Participants get to create their own arts and craft projects using recycled materials and their imagination turning junk into something funky.
Friday 6 October, 9.30am-Noon