Plenty of fun for children in Fairfield City

Published Thursday, 14th December 2017

Pool inflatable

Fairfield City Council is offering a wide range of exciting activities and workshops these summer school holidays to keep kids active and entertained.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said parents and guardians can be sure there is something for every child to get out of the house and have fun with a range of child-related activities spanning across Council’s libraries, leisure centres and the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.

“Fairfield City Council will have a family and child-focused summer, preparing a wide range of fun and interesting activities and workshops to get children active in mind and body,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I encourage all families and children to make the most of our facilities this summer, choose the activities that appeal to you and register for Council’s summer school holiday activities.”

January School Holiday Fun Program

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield NSW 2164

3D Monster Faces
Wednesday 17 January 2017
10.30am – Noon
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child

Explore how to make big and wild 3 dimensional monster faces in this fun workshop while learning the art of collage and cut and paste techniques.  Make them big or make them small, and watch them pop out!

Creative Cardboard Creations
Thursday 18 January 2017
10.30am – Noon
Ages: 4+ (Parents or carers are welcome to sit in and assist for this workshop)
Cost: $8 per child

Using sustainable materials children will learn how to create their own magical castle, technical robot or double-storey house out of cardboard. It will be a  race to the finish as to who can design the biggest  and best!

Animals Alive!
Friday 19 January 2017
10.30am – Noon
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child

Learn how fun and easy watercolour painting can be!  Paint your favourite animals in wild and wonderful ways.

Magic Money-boxes
Thursday 23 January 2017
10.30am – Noon
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child

Learn more about collaging and decoupage techniques, in order to design your very own robot, alien or animal money box!

Short film workshop
Wednesday 24 January 2017
10am – 12.30pm
Ages: 10-16
Cost: $25 per child

Get hands-on experience in filmmaking, acting, photography and more in this half-day workshop! Guided by local professional film-makers, children will work in small groups to shoot, act, direct and edit a short film.

Out of this world!
Thursday 25 January 2017
10.30am – Noon
Ages: 6+
Cost: $8 per child

Run by exhibiting artist Lisa Sammut, explore astronomy, cosmic wonders, lines and geometric shapes in order to a design colourful watercolour paintings that reflect cosmic galaxies afar!

Active Kids School Holiday Program

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 (15 -19 January, 22 – 25 January) 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, trampolines and more. Prices start at $50 per day.

Fairfield City Leisure Centres
Learn to Swim holiday program:

1, 2, or 3 Week Intensive Programs - 2-5 Jan, 8-12 Jan, 15-19 Jan, 22-25 Jan 2018.
Enrolments commence 12 December. Call 9754 2078 to book.


Prairiewood Leisure Centre
Prairie Vale Road Prairiewood

Open every day of the school holidays, except Christmas Day.

Fairfield Youth and Community Centre
Vine Street, Fairfield Ph 9754 2078

Incredible Inflatables

Two hours of fun, 8-12 January, open from 10am–5pmExciting and fun inflatables, including Paw Patrol, slides, air pillows and mazes
Cost: $15 per child (parent must be present). No bookings necessary.


Libraries have a range of dedicated children’s activities including movies, holiday craft workshops and creating computer game activities.
To book go to

Lego Play
Bonnyrigg Library
Every Friday (5/1/18 - 19/1/18) 10.30am - 1.30pm
Every Saturday (6/1/18 – 20/1/18) 10am - 11.30am

Wetherill Park Library
Every Monday (8/1/18 – 29/1/18) 1pm–4pm

Fairfield Library
Every Wednesday (10/1/18 – 23/1/18) 1pm–4pm

Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Every Tuesday (16/1/18 – 23/1/18) 10.30am–12.30pm

Children’s Movie

Bring your own popcorn and watch movie favourites on the big screen

Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Monday 8, 15 and 22 January  11.30am–1pm

Bunnings Holiday Craft

Bonnyrigg and Whitlam Libraries
Wednesday 10 January 10.30am - 11.30am

Fairfield and Wetherill Park Libraries
Friday 12 January  10.30am - 11.30am

Code Club – Scratch Coding level 1
Use Scratch to create your own basic computer game. For ages 9 to 13 years. 5 sessions. Course starting 10 January, registration required.

Feature Creatures
Snakes, turtles, stick insects and crocodiles!

10.30am to 11.30am

Fairfield Library
Monday 15 January

Bonnyrigg Library
Wednesday 17 January

Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Thursday 18 January

Wetherill Park Library
Friday 19 January