School Holidays in Fairfield City

Published Friday, 11th September 2015

The Enviro Boot Camp held at Nalawala during the 2014 July school holidays.
Get fun and creative with arts and crafts at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery this school holiday period.

Holiday at home these school holidays and take advantage of the many amazing events and activities taking place in Fairfield City, including Fairfield City’s largest public event, Moon Festival 2015.

Enviro Boot Camp School Holiday Program

Enviro Boot Camp is a free, fun, interactive environmental education program designed for children between 5 and 12 years old, run by experienced and enthusiastic Council officers. The stories and activities are aimed at primary school aged children, but the environmental education messages are also aimed at parents who attend. 

The program raises awareness of environmental issues affecting the local area and environments outside of Fairfield City. Topics and activities include: 

  • Recycling – what is it all about? 
  • Native plants and animals and human impact on our natural environment. 
  • Litter and stormwater pollution and our creek life. 
  • “Hands-on” presentations, displays, storytelling and puppetry
  • Making art using recycled products
  • Cooking with leftover foods.

All activities will be run from the Nalawala Sustainability Hall and the Community Nursery.

Register here

For more information on the Enviro Boot Camp, contact Council's Waste and Sustainability Team  or phone 9725 0222.

NOTE: Program timetable available on request.

Museum and Gallery

Hey Hey – Let’s Play

Join the fun and games these school holidays at Hey Hey – Let’s Play! a one night only event on Saturday 19 September from 4pm-7pm. Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will host this FREE family friendly event, with activities sure to excite the child inside us all. 

The second instalment of this annual twilight event is a collision of contemporary art and all things fun and will feature interactive activities including playful art, a jumping castle, hide and seek and piñatas, as well as balloons, popcorn and fairy floss. 

Holiday Workshops

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will again host its creative, hands-on arts and crafts workshops for children. There are many exciting classes on offer including a Hula Hoop-making workshop, dynamic drawing classes, pop-up card design and creation and abstract art family workshops. With many more on offer, make sure you visit the Museum and Gallery website or call 9609 3993 for more details, session dates and registration.

Moon Festival Fun for the whole family

Entertainment for the kids at the Cabramatta Moon Festival on Sunday 27 September will have everyone in fits of laughter. Get ready for a madcap adventure with those crazy and loveable Minions of Despicable Me 2 from 2.25pm to 2.55pm at the Railway Parade stage.

These unpredictable larrikins of the big screen will have everyone in fits of laughter as they join with Professor Heidi Ho in her laboratory of inventions. What mischief will rain down on our poor professor as she tries to teach our hilarious trio about the delicate art of science?

Come and meet these whacky personalities and grab a photo between 3.30pm and 4pm at the Blue Star Air Conditioning Stage. A free, interactive children’s workshop, ‘Loony Minions Laboratory of Despicable Me 2’, will allow children to show off their scientific skills in the laboratory, using clay to create their own version of a Minion at Railway Parade from 11am to 4pm.

Hoot and Hootabelle’s Owl Pal Playdate will be on stage at noon and 2pm at the Blue Star Air Conditioning Stage.

Bring the kids along to the ultimate playdate to meet Hoot and Hootabelle from 1pm-1.20pm. Grab a photo with these adorable characters. (Sorry, Jimmy Giggle won’t make it on the day as he’s busy fixing the magic button.)

Moon Festival family favourites will again return in 2015 with the ever-popular moon cake eating, noodle eating, prawn peeling and children’s chopsticks competitions. A new, exciting challenge coming to the 2015 Moon Festival is the spring roll competition; the first person to roll all ingredients without any tears wins. And be sure to come down to witness an Australian Record attempt with the largest baked moon cake!

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Fairfield City Open Libraries 

Fly into spring at Fairfield City Libraries. Bonnyrigg, Cabramatta, Smithfield, Fairfield and Wetherill Park libraries will host fun workshops where children will be able to make their own birdhouse. 

If your children aren’t so craft, let them run away to the Circus. The libraries will host interactive shows by the Ramons Circus duo featuring magic, trick cycling, balancing, juggling, balloon animals and clown acts.

For more information about both exciting workshops and to book please contact you nearest library.

Fairfield City Leisure Centres

Fairfield City Leisure Centres will mark Water Safety Week with a number of free events, activities and demonstrations across all three centres. Australians love to swim and learning to be safe in and around water is an important message for our community. A staggering 266 people drowned in Australia from July 2013 to June 2014.   

Water Safety Week runs from 28 September to 2 October 2015.

To communicate the water safety message, there will be a number of free activities and demonstrations at Prairiewood on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at Fairfield on Tuesday, and Cabravale on Thursday.

Activities will include: 

  • CPR SAVE LIFE presentations
  • Visits from ActiveGator
  • Rescue and Survival demonstrations
  •  Fun pool inflatables
  • Aqua Play Waterpark
  • Colouring-in competition
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Free trial classes (limited availability)

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