Keep kids busy these April school holidays
Published Friday, 24th March 2017
Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many April school holiday programs.
From events at Fairfield City Leisure Centres to workshops at Fairfield City Open Libraries and Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, there are many opportunities for children to spend their energy, continue learning and keep up their creativity during the school break.
Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, encourages parents to get their children involved.
“Fairfield City Council wants to ensure that children can channel their energy into a positive and productive outlet, which is why I encourage parents to register for any number of the great school holiday activities happening across our City,” Mayor Carbone said.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Drawing Olympics (Age 6+) - $8
Learn new approaches to drawing by creating drawings from sound, memory and touch!
Tuesday 11 April, 10.30am-12pm
Abstract Art (Age 6+) - $8
Create a brilliant artwork using bright colours, shapes and repetition.
Wednesday 12 April, 10.30am-12pm
Hula Hoop Fun (Age 5+) - $14.50
Design and decorate your own Hula Hoop to take home and keep! Followed by an exciting workshop learning crazy new Hula Hoop games and tricks.
Thursday 13 April, 10.30am-12pm
The Magic Garden (Age 5+) - $8
Create a magical garden out of leaf rubbings, collage and paint.
Tuesday 18 April, 10.30am-12pm
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Age 6+) - $8
Too many Easter eggs? Transform leftover chocolate eggs into delicious cookies.
Wednesday 19 April, 10.30am-12pm
Monster Mash (Age 5+) - $8
Build a crazy, colourful monster from paper and glitter.
Thursday 20 April, 10.30am-12pm
Fairfield Leisure Centre
55 Vine St, Fairfield
Kids aged 5-12 will have a ball at the Active Kids school holiday program, held over two weeks (10 – 13 April and 18 – 21 April) at Fairfield Leisure Centre Precinct. 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.
Fairfield City Open Libraries
Waste and Recycling – FREE
Learn how to be a recycling superhero and reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills. Every attending child receives a small gift.
Monday 10 April, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 10.30am-11.30am
Tuesday 11 April, Fairfield Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 12 April, Bonnyrigg Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 19 April, Wetherill Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Thursday 20 April, Smithfield Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Bunnings Anzac Day Craft (Age 5+) - FREE
Get into the Anzac Day spirit and make your own special commemorative craft.
Presented and sponsored by Bunnings.
Monday 10 April, Fairfield Library, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Monday 10 April, Smithfield Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 12 April, Whitlam Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 19 April, Bonnyrigg Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 21 April, Wetherill Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Nalawala Sustainability Hub
443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood
Bushwalk – Orphan School Creek – FREE
Learn about the natural environment and history as you walk upstream. Wear comfortable shoes, sun smart clothing, sun screen and bring water.
Wednesday 12 April, 9am-11am
Bike Ride – Fairfield City’s Cycleway Network - FREE
Enjoy a two hour ride along Fairfield’s cycleway network. Wear comfortable covered shoes, sun screen, helmet and bring water.
Wednesday 19 April, 9am-11am
Community Nursery Day – FREE
Learn how plants grow, plant identification, propagation methods, nursery maintenance and seed collecting. Wear comfortable shoes, sun smart clothing, sun screen and bring water.
Friday 21 April, 9am-11am
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