Summer Holiday Fun Across Fairfield City
Published on 15 December 2022
When it comes to finding the best value school holiday activities, Fairfield City Council has you covered.
Keep the kids entertained with an exciting range of activities at Fairfield City Open Libraries branches, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield City Leisure Centres this summer. 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 the affordable variety of activities 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.
“Whether your child is curious, creative or sporty – I guarantee you will find an activity for all interests 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.
Fairfield City Open Libraries
Our libraries have a range of free activities for children and teens. For enquiries call 9725 0333.
Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program
Ages: 0-4 years and 5-13 years
Join an exciting reading program through the holiday season to maintain and improve children’s reading skills while school is out. Simply visit your local library to register and collect your Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program reading passport! Each child must register using their own library card (membership is free).
Christmas Preschool Storytime
Ages: 3+ years
Celebrate the festival season with a special Christmas storytime session with lots of stories, songs and craft.
Saturday 17 December, 10.30am – 11.30am | Fairfield Library, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Family Movie Time
Ages: 5+ years
Children and their families are invited to join us for movies on the big screen these school holidays.
Monday 9 January, 16 January and 23 January, 11.30am – 1pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Australia Day Bunnings Craft
Ages: 5+ years
Join us for a fun craft activity these school holidays courtesy of Bunnings Bonnyrigg, Smithfield and Villawood. Places will be held for only 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Wednesday 11 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Bonnyrigg Library, Whitlam Library Cabramatta and Fairfield Library
Friday 13 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Wetherill Park Library
Monday 16 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Smithfield Library
Lunar New Year Craft
Ages: 4+ years
Celebrate the year of the rabbit with a festive Lunar New Year craft with all supplies included.
Tuesday 17 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Wetherill Park Library
Wednesday 18 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Wetherill Park Library, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Thursday 19 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Bonnyrigg Library
Friday 20 January, 10.30am – 11.30am | Fairfield Library
Monday 23 January, 10.30am –11.30am | Smithfield Community Library
Oh Rats! Puppet Show
Ages: 4+ years
Oh Rats! Takes the audience on a journey of comic events presented by the Sydney Puppet Theatre.
Tuesday 17 January, 10.30am – 11.15am | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Thursday 19 January, 10.30am – 11.15am | Wetherill Park Library
Friday 20 January, 10.30am – 11.15am | Bonnyrigg Library
Tuesday 24 January, 10.30am – 11.15am | Fairfield Library
Ages: 13+ years
Try the latest gaming experience with Virtual Reality (VR). Choose from popular games including Beat Saber and Fruit Ninja.
Tuesday 17 January, 1pm – 2pm | Bonnyrigg Library
Wednesday 18 January, 1.30pm – 2.30pm | Wetherill Park Library
Thursday 19 January, 1pm – 2pm | Bonnyrigg Library, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Tuesday 24 January, 1pm – 2pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Wednesday 25 January, 1.30pm – 2.30pm | Fairfield Library
Mindful Making – Youth Zone
Ages: 13 – 24 years
Explore colours, textures, techniques and find ways to express your creative ideas as artworks.
Tuesday 17 January, 2pm – 4pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Wednesday 18 January, 2pm – 4pm | Fairfield Library
Tuesday 24 January, 2pm – 4pm | Bonnyrigg Library
Wednesday 25 January, 2pm – 4pm | Wetherill Park Library
Ages: 5+ years
Become a Lego engineer, demystify circuitry and build 3D models in Mad Lab. Join us for endless STEAM inspired learning in this diverse program.
Wednesday 18 January, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm | Wetherill Park Library
Thursday 19 January, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm | Bonnyrigg Library, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Wednesday 25 January, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm | Fairfield Library
Ages: 5+ years
Drop in, discover and experiment with all the exciting technology on offer in our labs. Give Lego Robotics a go, try 3D modelling or test your circuitry skills with littleBits!
Tuesday 17 January, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm | Bonnyrigg Library
Tuesday 24 January, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Lion Dance Workshop
Ages: 8-12 years
Children will learn the folklore that surrounds the Chinese celebration of New Year while being introduced to the basics of lion dance instruments and movements.
Thursday 19 January, 11am – 12.30pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Taronga Zoomobile – Animals of the Dreaming Show
Ages: 3+ years
Hear stories and songs about animals from the dreaming as told by Aboriginal Elder Col Hardy. This event delivers an engaging experience of storytelling, music and encounters with native Australian animals, such as a frog, lizard, turtle, possum and echidna.
*Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council
Monday 23 January, 10.30am – 11.30am, 12pm – 1pm | Whitlam Library Cabramatta
Tuesday 24 January, 10.30am – 11.30am, 12pm – 1pm | Bonnyrigg Library
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield | 9725 0190
Check out what crafty fun is in store at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery from Wednesday 18 January – Friday 20 January.
Bookings are essential. Register at www.fcmg.eventbrite.com.au
Registrations open Friday 16 December 2022.
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 from 9-25 January (excluding weekends). 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 3-6 January, 9-13 January, 16-20 January and 23-27 January (excluding 26 January) 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.
Aquatopia Water Park
Prairiewood Leisure Centre
Prairievale road, Prairiewood
Get ready for another bumper season at Fairfield City’s hottest attraction Aquatopia! With the 55m heated wave pool, 20-metre race slides, Adventure Aqua Tower and toddler pool, Aquatopia is the go-to-place this summer.
Prices start at $16 per person or $59 for a family pass for Fairfield City residents. Aquatopia is open every day during the school holidays except Christmas Day.
For more information and where to buy tickets visit www.fairfieldcityleisurecentres.com.au/aquatopia
Illuminate- Fairfield City’s New Year’s Eve celebration
443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood
Join us for a magical night filled with entertainment, free rides, roving acts, jetpack shows and food trucks as we countdown to a spectacular fireworks finale at 9.30pm.
Cost: $5 per person aged 12 months and older
Saturday 31 December, 5pm – 10pm
For more information and where to buy tickets visit https://fal.cn/3ukHw