Keep the kids busy during July school holidays

Published Friday, 16th June 2017

Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many July 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 use their energy whilst continuing to learn over the school break.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone encourages parents to get their children involved in the many creative programs that Council is offering.

“Council is excited to present such a full program of events for the July school holiday period,” said Mayor Carbone. “This is a time for parents and children to be together and do some fun and creative activities.”

“With so many events on offer, kids will be kept active and energised these school holidays,” Mayor Carbone said.

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield, phone 9725 0190

Super-Sized Selfies (Age 6-12) - $8
Create a life size self-portrait that reflects your true dimensions! Draw, paint and colour it to reveal something fun and special about you.
Wednesday 5 July, 10.30am-12pm

Circus Hooplah! (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 6 July, 10.30am-12pm

Swan Pencil Holders (Age 4+) - $15 per family (1 adult + 1 child), $2 per child thereafter
Spark imagination and creativity through the whole family with our holiday program for adults and children! Using air-dry clay, learn how to create and decorate a swan shaped pencil holder with exhibiting artist, Anney Bounpraseuth.
Friday 7 July, 10.30am-12.30pm

Lights, Camera, Action! (Age 8-14) - $8
Calling all future stars! Play fun drama and theatre games to learn improvised acting skills to bring a short play to life. This is an active workshop so please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.
Tuesday 11 July, 10.30am-12pm

Ceramic Pets (Age 6-12) - $8
Create a clay sculpture of your favourite animal. Then decorate it, give it a name and take it home to be your very own pet!
Wednesday 12 July, 10.30am-12pm

Plate Portraits (Age 4+) - $15 per family (1 adult + 1 child), $2 per child thereafter
Children, parents, grandparents and carers are invited to engage with art in a fun and playful way! Facilitated by exhibiting artist Anney Bounpraseuth, families will use special bake-on porcelain paints and pens to decorate a set of vintage plates to display at home.
Thursday 13 July, 10.30am-12.30pm

Crazee Cardboard Costumes (Age 2+ - Children under 5 will need to be accompanied by an adult) - $8
Who likes dressing up? Using cardboard boxes, glue and tape, paint and other collage materials design your own wearable artwork. Become a robot or a superhero! A butterfly or a princess!
Friday 14 July, 10.30am-12pm

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 (3 – 7 July and 10 – 14 July) 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 Winter 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 (3-7 July and 10-14 July), option to undertake a five or 10-day Intensive Program. Enrolments commence Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Fairfield City Open Libraries

Big Bag Show with Dennis Clare – Mime Artist – FREE – registration not required.
Mime Artist Dennis Clare presents a spontaneous show for the whole family. The audience help create the action with this interactive mime show.

Monday 10 July, Fairfield Library, 11am-noon
Wednesday 12 July, Bonnyrigg Library, 11am-noon
Thursday 13 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 11am-noon
Friday 14 July, Wetherill Park Library, 11am-noon

Children’s Movie – registrations required
Meet the guardian of the trees, one of our favourite Dr Seuss characters.

Monday 3 July – Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Bunnings Naidoc Week Craft (Age 5+) – registrations required
Craft activities to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Presented and sponsored by Bunnings Villawood and Bonnyrigg.

Monday 3 July, Smithfield Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 5 July, Bonnyrigg Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 5 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 10.30am-11.30am
Friday 7 July, Wetherill Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am
Friday 14 July, Fairfield Library, 10.30am-11.30am

Lego Robotics Workshop (Age 8-12) – registrations required
In this hands-on workshop participants will get to build, create and program LEGO robots and solve really exciting challenges.

Friday 7 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 10.30am-11.30am

Manga Drawing Workshop (Age 13-18) – registrations required
Learn how to draw monsters and comic characters with easy step by step instructions in a fun workshop with the multi-talented Matthew Lin. 

Thursday 13 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 1pm-3pm

Comic Script writing Workshop (Age 13-18) – registrations required
Scriptwriting for comics is a different skill than scriptwriting for the stage, film or TV. But how do you go about writing one? In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of comic scriptwriting, the visual language of comics and panel transitions, and have a go at writing a comic script.

Wednesday 12 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Comic LAB
 
Drop in and meet comic creators Queenie Chan and Alex Hammond as they set-up shop at Whitlam Library for the afternoon. Feel free to have a chat or simply watch these talented artists work their magic around their latest creations. 

Tuesday 11 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 1pm-4pm

Lego Free play (Age 5+) – registrations not required
Lego free play sessions are suitable for the beginner or experienced Lego builder. This session offers children the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Lego. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. The library will provide the Lego, while the kids provide the imagination! Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer, families are welcome. 

Wednesday 5 July, Fairfield Library
Friday 7 July, Bonnyrigg Library
Tuesday 11 July, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Wednesday 12 July, Whitlam Library Cabramatta

Super Smash Bros Winter Tournament (Age 12-24) – registrations required
Held over three days, players will battle it out for a spot in the final on day three. Be ready for thrills in the battle of the fittest and the best. Prizes will be awarded to the grand final and runner up winners.

Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July, Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 11am-4pm

The Art of Creating the Perfect Selfie
Be picture perfect with these great tips on filters, lighting, framing and much more.

Saturday 8 July, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Ireland’s Bridge Reserve, Lansvale

Guided Walk – Cabramatta Creek – FREE
Learn about the natural environment and history of Cabramatta Creek as you walk downstream. Wear comfortable and covered shoes, sun smart clothing, sun screen and bring water.

Wednesday 5 July, 9am-11am

Nalawala Sustainablity Hub

Fairfield Showground, 443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood, phone 9725 0222

Recycled Art Workshop - FREE
Bring your old jewellery and bottles to paint and revamp into recycled works of art. Wear comfortable and covered shoes, sun smart clothing, sun screen and bring water.

Friday 7 July, 9am-11am

Community Nursery Open Day – FREE
Learn how to identify plants, how to make plants grow, nursery maintenance and seed collecting. Wear comfortable shoes, sun smart clothing, sun screen and bring water.

Friday 14 July, 9am-11am