Spring into school holiday fun

Published Thursday, 13th September 2018

Water slides at Aquatopia

Keep the kids entertained these coming school holidays with an exciting program of activities from Fairfield City Council.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said this spring will usher in a new chapter for the City’s ever-popular water park Aquatopia, with new attractions on the way.

“Aquatopia has been a smash hit with families since it opened two years ago and I’m proud that we are turning up the thrill factor this season with the new Fishpipe ride to open before the school holidays and five new slides to come in summer,” he said.

“As always, there will also be plenty to keep the children active and interested at our libraries, leisure centres, Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.

“I encourage all families to take advantage of the holiday program this spring and pick activities that inspire and appeal to them.”

Aquatopia

Prairiewood Leisure Centre
Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood

The third season of Aquatopia will have swimmers in a spin when it starts on 22 September. The waterpark’s newest attraction – the Fishpipe – will make its debut these holidays. Prepare to get tumbled about while staying cool inside the Fishpipe.

The Fishpipe joins the WaveRider, slides, adventure aqua tower and toddler play area as the park’s main attractions. Later this year, five new high-speed thrill slides are scheduled to open.

Aquatopia is open every day of the school holidays from 11am to 4pm.

Admission:
$15 Fairfield City resident - individual
$20 non-Fairfield resident - individual
$50 family pass - Fairfield City residents
$60 family pass - non-Fairfield residents
 

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield

Cookie creations
Tuesday 2 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Ages: 6-12. Cost: $8.
Creative cookies you can make, bake and decorate!

Make a mini 3D garden
Wednesday 3 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Ages: 6-12. Cost: $8
Using recycled and found materials, be inspired by the season of spring and design your mini garden.

Weaving sticks
Wednesday 3 October 1pm – 2.30pm
Ages: 5-10. Cost: $8.
Creating woven art works out of found sticks and branches.

Beaded wind chime
Thursday 4 October, 10.30pm – 12pm
Ages: 7-12. Cost: $8
Learn how to make beautiful handmade beaded wind chimes.

Spring flower prints
Friday 5 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Age: 7-12. Cost: $8.
Make floral artworks using monoprint methods and flowers.

Family clay portraits
Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Ages: 7-14. Cost: $8.
Make a clay sculpture of a family member or yourself.

Costume making
Tuesday 9 October 1pm – 2.30pm
Age: 7-11. Cost: $8.
Using craft materials and cardboard make your own costume based on what you want to do when you grow up.

Cool colour wheels
Wednesday 10 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Age: 6+. Cost: $8.
Weave your own colour wheel using yarn.

Charcoal inspired drawings from the garden
Thursday 11 October, 10.30am – 12pm
Age: 9-15, Cost: $8.
Use the gallery’s garden as inspiration to make a large charcoal drawing populated with flowers, trees and plants.

Cupcake fun
Friday 12 October 10.30am – 12pm
Ages: 6-12. Cost: $8 per participant
Come and bake delicious cakes these school holidays and be inspired by arty decorations.
 

Fairfield City Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield Leisure Centre

55 Vine St, Fairfield, phone 9754 2078, fairfieldcityleisurecentres.com.au

Active Kids School Holiday Program
Kids aged 5-12 will have a ball at the Active Kids school holiday program, held over two weeks (2 – 5 October and 8– 12 October) at Fairfield Park Precinct including the Fairfield Leisure Centre, Youth and Community Centre and Adventure Park. The program runs 8.30am- 4pm daily and incorporates a large variety of physical activities to keep kids active and improve confidence. Children will enjoy a range of activities including badminton, table tennis, trampolining and more. Prices start at $50 per day.

Learn to Swim Spring Holiday Program
Learn to Swim classes that cater for people of all abilities and all ages from six-months to adults available over two weeks during the school holidays (2 – 5 October and 8 – 12 October). Option to undertake a four, five or nine-day Intensive Program.

 

Libraries

Our libraries have a range of activities. To book go to fairfieldcityopenlibraries.spydus.com

Ramon’s Spectacular Circus Show

Monday 8 October, 11am
Fairfield Library

Wednesday 10 October, 11am
Bonnyrigg Library

Thursday 11 October, 11am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Friday 12 October, 11am
Wetherill Park Library

This variety-packed show features trick cycling, magic, balancing, juggling, balloon, animals, comical clown acts, audience participation giveaways and small live animals.


Lego Fun

Tuesday 2 October, 11am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Thursday 4 October, 11am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Friday 5 October, 11am
Bonnyrigg Library

Wednesday 10 October, 11am
Fairfield Library

Thursday 11 October, 2pm
Wetherill Park Library


Lego WeDo Robotics

Tuesday 2 October, 2.30pm
Wetherill Park Libary

Thursday 4 October, 11am
Fairfield Library

Wednesday 10 October, 11am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Friday 12 October, 10.30am
Bonnyrigg Library

Like creating, coding and designing? Have fun with exciting and innovative activities and projects with Lego WeDo Robotics.

 

Craft Fun Day

Wednesday 3 October, 10.30am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Wednesday 3 October, 10.30am
Bonnyrigg Library

Friday 5 October, 10.30am
Fairfield Library

Friday 5 October, 11.30am
Wetherill Park Library

 

Kids’ Flicks

Friday 5 October, 11.30am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Friday 12 October, 11.30am
Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Bring your own popcorn and enjoy a movie.