School Holiday Fun Across Fairfield City

Published on 23 September 2022

kids playing at Adventure Park swinging over sand

When it comes to finding the best school holiday activities, Council has you covered.

Keep the kids entertained with an exciting range of activities from 26 September to 7 October 2022 at Dutton Plaza Cabramatta, Fairfield City Open Libraries branches, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield City Leisure Centres. There is lots happening for children and young people to burn their energy, continue learning, and keep up their creativity during the school break.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone is encouraging parents and carers to take advantage of what’s on offer.

“Council is delivering a wide range of fun and interesting activities and workshops to keep children active in mind and body,” Mayor Carbone said.

“There is an activity for every child spanning across our sites. Register now to avoid disappointment.”

Registrations are essential for most activities and details can be found below. Places may be capped so register early.

Dutton Plaza Cabramatta

8 Dutton Lane, Cabramatta

Bookings not required.

Dutton Plaza will be hosting free badge making, face painting and balloon twisting these school holidays!

Badge Making

Monday 26 September – Wednesday 28 September, 10am – 2pm

Face Painting and Balloon Twisting

Saturday 1 October – Sunday 2 October, 10am – 2pm


Fairfield City Open Libraries

Our libraries have a range of free activities for children and teens. For enquiries call 9725 0333. 

Robogals: Introduction to Arduino

Ages: 13-16 years

Join Robogals UNSW in this exciting workshop exploring the world of electronics and micro-controllers. Learn about the basics of circuitry and coding of an Arduino in this hands-on workshop.

Registration required.

Tuesday 27 September, 12pm – 1.30pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta

Big Bang Science Workshop: Air All Around Us

Ages: 13+ years

Investigate air: what it’s made of, how it behaves, and how it keeps us alive! Explore air as a destructive force and make a tornado in a bottle to take home.

Registration required.

Wednesday 5 October, 1pm - 2pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta

Star Wars Trivia Day

Ages: 10+ years

Ignite your lightsabers and join the fight to duel your way to the ultimate victory of our Star Wars Trivia. Jedi, Sith or Mandalorian, put your knowledge to the test and be in the chance to win some prizes.

Thursday 6 October, 4pm – 5pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta

VR Experience

Ages: 12+ years

VR Experience is a drop-in gaming session that gives you the opportunity to try out the immersive gaming experience of Virtual Reality. With exciting games including Beat Saber, Fruit Ninja VR, Spider-Man, and Nature Experience, we have plenty of games on offer to cater to a wide range of age groups and interests.

Registration required.

Wednesday 28 September & Wednesday 5 October, 1.30pm – 2.30pm | Wetherill Park Library

Thursday 29 September & Thursday 6 October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm | Fairfield Library

HSC Mock Exams

Ages: Year 11 & 12 school students

Fairfield City Open Libraries is holding a mock exam to replicate what to expect in exam like situations to help you prepare for the final HSC exams.

Students are encouraged to use this great opportunity to evaluate their allocation of time in an exam like situation. Please bring along authorised materials (eg calculator) and if preferred a chosen past practice exam.

Registration required.

Tuesday 27 September, 4.30pm- 7.30pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta

Thursday 29 September, 4.30pm – 7.30pm | Fairfield Library

Mindful Qigong Sessions

Ages: all ages
Qigong is a great way to help clear the mind, improve your mood and incorporate movement into your day. Taught by an experienced instructor, learn qigong, breath work, relaxation and mindfulness exercises.

Tuesday 27 September, 2pm - 3pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Thursday 29 September, 2pm – 3pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Tuesday 4 October 2022, 2pm – 3pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Thursday 6 October 2022, 2pm – 3pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta


Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield | 9725 0190

Bookings essential.

Bread Sculptures and Storytelling

Ages: All ages

Cost: $19 per participant

Make bread or edible sculptures with herbs, then tell us their story.

Tutor: Marian Abboud

Friday 30 September, 11.30am – 1.30pm

Upcycled Art for Tots

Ages: 2-5 years

Cost: $9.50 per participant

Explore 3D art making with your little one as you create an artwork from upcycled materials.

Tutor: Gemma McKenzie-Booth

Tuesday 4 October, 10.30am – 11.30am

Upcycled Art for Kids

Ages: 6-12 years

Cost: $9.50 per participant

Get creative and crafty as you design, build and decorate a sculpture from upcycled materials.

Tutor: Gemma McKenzie-Booth

Tuesday 4 October, 1pm – 2.30pm 

Paint the City

Ages: 8-16 years

Cost: $9.50 per participant

Explore making cityscape artwork, by using a fun technique of applying acrylic printing inks onto carved out styrofoam and printing onto a watercolour background.

Tutor: Svetlana Panov

Wednesday 5 October, 10.30am – 12pm

Terracotta Pot Painting

Ages: All ages 

Cost: free 

Celebrate spring by painting your own terracotta pot. Choose your own patterns, designs and colours to welcome spring and keep your plants looking stylish.

Tutor: Jodie from Bunnings 

Wednesday 5 October, 10.30am – 12pm

The Puppet Masters

Ages: 3-10 years

Cost: $9.50 per participant

Design your very own puppet creation using various items like paper and paint. Learn how imaginative ideas can be transformed into tangible pieces of art.

Tutor: Freya Sombroek 

Friday 7 October, 10.30am – 12pm


Fairfield City Leisure Centres

Active Kids School Holiday Program

Fairfield Leisure Centre and Fairfield Youth and Community Centre

55 Vine Street, Fairfield

Children aged 5-12 years will have a blast at the Active Kids School Holiday program held between 26-30 September and 4-7 October. Sessions run from 8am-4pm daily and incorporate a variety of physical activities to allow children to learn new skills, make friends, improve their confidence and stay active. Prices are $55 per child, per day.


Learn to Swim Holiday Program

Private lessons and intensive class programs are available from 26-30 September and 4-7 October at Cabravale, Fairfield and Prairiewood leisure centres. Classes are $82.50 per 5-day week; $66 per 4-day week and $32 per private lesson.

For enquiries and enrolments call Cabravale Leisure Centre 9725 0335, Fairfield Leisure Centre 9725 0336 or Prairiewood Leisure Centre 9725 0337.

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