School holiday programs

School holiday programs
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#CFS​ervices - Council's leisure centres, Arts Centre and libraries are the place to be these school holidays for the City’s children and youth. School Holidays Programs canterbury bankstown Council's leisure centres, Arts Centre and libraries are the place to be these school holidays for the City’s children and youth. School Holiday Programs; Library Services

Winter School Holiday Activities Program

We’ve planned a range of fun activities to help keep children and youth entertained these Winter School Holidays.

From learning traditional games, discos and experimenting with robots, there’s something for kids with all interests.

Check out the program and join us these school holidays. View the booklet here or see the details below. 

         

​​Belmore Youth Resource Centre (BYRC)

Activity
Details​
​Bowling and laser tag
Join us for a fun day, filled with bowling, laser tag, food and friends!
  • When: ​Monday 4 July, 10.30am-3pm 
  • Location: Meet at BYRC and travel to/from Zone Bowling, Villawood 
  • Ages: 12-18 
  • Cost: $5 per person
​Yulunga traditional Indigenous games
Learn about our First Nations People and how to play games that have been played for thousands of years.  
• Prizes to be won 
• FREE BBQ 
Bookings essential as limited spots are available.
  • When: Tuesday 5 July,  10am-3pm
  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
  • Ages: 10-16
  • Cost: FREE
Mini Golf
Ready...Set...Mini Golf! No experience necessary, come and have a laugh. Wear your walking shoes. Lunch will be provided.
  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 11am-3pm
  • Location: Meet at Paul Keating Park in Bankstown – transport provided to and from Putt Putt, Milperra 
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost: $5 per person
​Tween disco
Put on your dancing shoes for the Tween disco this school holidays. There will be a live DJ, lunch, prizes for best dressed and epic dance moves!
  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 12-3pm
  • Location: Canterbury- Earlwood Caring Centre Hall, 15 Clarke St, Earlwood
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Cost: FREE
​Oz Tag and sausage sizzle
Join us for a friendly round of Oz Tag and a sausage sizzle at Roberts Park.   
  • ​When: Friday 8 July, 10am-2pm
  • Where: Roberts Park, 105 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre
  • Ages: 12-18 
  • Cost: FREE
​Cycling and lunch at Bicentennial Park
Hop on a bike and enjoy the sights around Bicentennial Park. Lunch and bike hire included.
  • When: Monday 11 July, 10am-2pm
  • Location: Meet at BYRC, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore – transport provided to and from Bicentennial Park 
  • Ages: 12-1
  • Cost: $5 per person
Pizza-making class and movies  
Learn to make pizza with your favourite toppings at our cooking class. You can then enjoy your creations while watching an Avengers movie.
  • ​When: Monday 11 July, 11am-4pm
  • Location: BYRC, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore 
  • Ages: 12-18 
  • Cost: FREE
Ninja Playground
Do you have what it takes to become a ‘Ninja Warrior’? Test your flexibility, strength, cardio and coordination by attempting the largest ninja obstacle course in Sydney. Wear comfortable clothes and sport shoes.
  • When: Wednesday 6  July, 10am-2pm
  • Location: Meet at BYRC, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore – transport provided to and from Ninja Playground & Fitness, 35 Sunblest Crescent, Mount Druitt
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost: $5 per person
​BYRC Open Day
Curious about the Belmore Youth Resource Centre? Pop in and take part in fun activities like ping pong, board games, basketball etc., or simply chill with other young people from the centre.   
  • ​When: Thursday 14 July, 12-4pm
  • Location: BYRC, Building 3, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost: FREE
CFI Big Day Out
A fun day to be enjoyed by the whole family! Activities include crafts, dancing, sports, and more! This event is in partnership with the Canterbury Children and Family Interagency.

  • When: Wednesday 13 July, 10am-1pm
  • Location: Hampden Park Public School, 39/75 Hampden Rd, Lakemba NSW 2195
  • Ages: All ages
  • Cost: FREE

Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre  (MIISC)

​Activity
Details​
​Soccer and net sports skills day
Morning session: Soccer skills
Our coaches will teach basic soccer skills, plus tips and tricks that kids can try out in our mini soccer games.
Afternoon session: Net sports 
Badminton, volleyball, table tennis and more… Kids can try out different net sports and have fun while expanding their skill set.
  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 9am-4pm
  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore North Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $40 (per child, per session)
Book online or call 9153 0441
Basketball skills and schoolyard games
Morning session: Basketball skills 
A fun and interactive session that strengthens kids’ knowledge and abilities when it comes to one of the biggest sports we see here at MIISC. 
Afternoon session: Schoolyard and Minute to Win It games 
Oreos, ping pong balls, cups and balloons! These are just some of the items that will be used in our team-building and individual challenges  that build kids’ confidence while they have fun! 
  • ​When: Thursday 14 July, 9am-4pm
  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore North Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $40 (per child, per session)
Book online  or call 9153 0441

Book here

Bankstown Library

​Activity
Details ​
​Little Bang Science Club
Fun-filled, hands-on session for little enquiring minds to discover science.

  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 11am-noon and Wednesday 13 July, 11am-noon
  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9708
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen.
  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event on 9707 9708
​Dungeons and Dragons
Help create your own hero’s story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, create allies, find clues and defeat evil!
  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 10am-2pm and Thursday 14 July, 10am-2pm
  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost: FREE
​Kubo robots
Learn to code with our cute Kubo robots.



  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 2-3.30pm and Thursday 14 July, 2-3.30pm
  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9708
Sharing culture
Gwenda Stanley shares the stories, dances, languages and artefacts of her First Nations culture with students of all ages.

  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9708

Campsie Library

​Activity
Details​
Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen 
  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9423
​Family movie
Enjoy a family movie in front of the big screen.

  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 10.30am and Wednesday 13 July, 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
  • Ages: Families
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 
97899423
Bingo
Enjoy the classic number-matching game of chance. Be the first to yell BINGO!



  • ​When: Thursday 7 July 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
  • Ages: Families
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9423
​Sharing culture
Gwenda Stanley shares the stories, dances, languages and artefacts of her First Nations culture with students of all ages.



  • ​When: Thursday 14 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9423

Chester Hill Library

​Activity
Details​
​Aquarium diorama
Create an aquarium diorama.

  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-4pm
  • Location: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9740
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen



  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9740
​Moon phase projector
Learn about the phases of the moon with this craft.



  • ​When: Tuesday 12 July, 2.30-4pm
  • Location: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9740
​Little Bang Science Club
Fun-filled, hands-on session for little enquiring minds to discover science.



  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 11am-noon
  • Location: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9740
​Handprint art
Celebrate NAIDOC week with this indigenous-inspired craft.



  • ​When: Thursday 14 July, 2.30-4pm
  • Location: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9740

Earlwood Library

​Activity
Details ​
​Bingo
Enjoy the classic number-matching game of chance. Be the first to yell BINGO!



  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Homer and William Streets, Earlwood
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9417
​Building Blocks
Build something amazing with our bricks.



  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Homer and William Streets, Earlwood
  • Ages: 5-10
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9417
​Online slime, sherbet and bubbles workshop
Create slime, bubbles and sherbet!



  • ​When: Tuesday 12 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Homer and William Streets, Earlwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9417
​Guribil and Aboriginal flag
Celebrate NAIDOC week with this indigenous-inspired craft

  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Homer and William Streets, Earlwood
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9417

Greenacre Library 

​Activity
Details ​
​Little Bang Science Club
Fun-filled, hands-on session for little enquiring minds to discover science.



  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre, Community Place, Greenacre
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9744
​Flapping butterfly
Create a flapping butterfly craft.

  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre, Community Place, Greenacre
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9744
​Paper plate aquarium
Create a paper plate aquarium.



  • ​When: Tuesday 12 July, 2pm
  • Location: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre, Community Place, Greenacre
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9744
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen.

  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre, Community Place, Greenacre
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9744

Lakemba Library

​Activity
Details ​
​Kubo robots
Learn to code with our cute Kubo robots.



  • ​When: Monday 4 July, 2.30-4pm
  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9419
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen.



  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9419
​Recycling workshop
Create something amazing while helping our planet.



  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Ages: Families
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9419
​Dungeons and Dragons
Help create your own hero’s story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, create allies, find clues and defeat evil!

  • ​When: Monday 11 July, 2-5pm
  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
​Sharing culture
Gwenda Stanley shares the stories, dances, languages and artefacts of her First Nations culture with students of all ages.



  • ​When: Tuesday 12 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9419
​Recycle me
Create craft with recycled material.



  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre, 62 The Boulevard, Lakemba
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9789 9419

Padstow Library 

​Activity
Details​
​Clay play
Make an air-dry clay creature.



  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre, 132 Cahors Road, Padstow
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9747
​Rain sticks
Create a rain stick.

  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre, 132 Cahors Road, Padstow
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9747
​Scratch boards
Create rainbow art.

  • ​Where: Wednesday 13 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre, 132 Cahors Road, Padstow
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9747
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen. 



  • ​When: Friday 15 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre, 132 Cahors Road, Padstow
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9747

Panania Library

​Activity
Details​
​Brick Building
Build something amazing with our bricks.

  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Anderson Avenue and Tower Street, Panania
  • Ages: 5+
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9737
​NAIDOC craft
Celebrate NAIDOC week with this indigenous-inspired craft.

  • ​When: Thursday 7 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Anderson Avenue and Tower Street, Panania
  • Ages: 5+
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9737
​Kubo robots
Learn to code with our cute Kubo robots.

  • ​When: Tuesday 12 July, 2.30-4pm
  • Location: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Anderson Avenue and Tower Street, Panania
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9737
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen. 



  • ​When: Thursday 14 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Anderson Avenue and Tower Street, Panania
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 9737

Riverwood Library 

​Activity
Details​
​Kubo Robots
Learn to code with our cute Kubo robots.



  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, 10.30am-12pm
  • Location: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 5436
​Brick Building
Build something amazing with our bricks.

  • ​When: Wednesday 6 July, 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 5436
​Liquid Nitrogen Show
The science show with a bang – come and see the science (and magic) behind liquid nitrogen 

  • ​When: Friday 8 July, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Location: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 5436
​Turtle weaving
Weave yourself a turtle craft.
  • When: Wednesday 13 July, 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 5436
​Sharing culture
Gwenda Stanley shares the stories, dances, languages and artefacts of her First Nations culture with students of all ages.
  • ​When: Friday 15 July, 2-3pm
  • Location: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: FREE
Call to book from 9.30am on the morning of the event 9707 5436

Bankstown Arts Centre 

​Activity
Details​
​Wishing Tree
Create wishing flags using coloured fabrics and mono printing with artist Kassandra Bossell.
  • ​When: Saturday 9 July, 10am-noon or 1-3pm
  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: 10-16 (parental supervision required for under 12s)
  • Cost: $20 per person
​NAIDOC Family Day
Join us for our NAIDOC Family Day as we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our City.
  • ​When: Saturday 2 July, 10.30am-3pm
  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: Families
  • Cost: FREE
Click here for more information.
​NAIDOC Week movie night at Bankstown Arts Centre
Come along to watch Bran Nue Dae, a 2009 Australian musical comedy-drama film which tells the story of the coming of age of an Aboriginal Australian teenager on a road trip in the late 1960s.
  • ​When: Friday 8 July, 6pm 
  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: Families
  • Cost: FREE

Book here

​Tree creatures
Create a tree creature or talisman using found objects from nature with artist Amanda Farquharson.

  • ​When: Wednesday 13 July, 10am-noon
  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: all (parental supervision required for under 12s)
  • Cost: $20 per person
​Frame your dream
Bring a dream and make it real using a collection of media such as collage, painting, drawing, photography and writing.

  • ​When: Tuesday 5 July, Thursday 7 July, Tuesday 12 July and Saturday 16 July 10am-1pm
  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: 12- 16–parents and guardians welcome
  • Cost: FREE

Library and ​​​​Knowledge Centres

Keep your children entertained at your local library and knowledge centres​ during school holidays!

Bankstown Arts Centre

Bankstown Arts Centre has a fantastic range of programs for children.

Bankstown Arts Centre
5 Olympic Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

Belmore Youth Resource Centre

Belmore Youth Resource Centre runs a great range of activities and supervised excursions for young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Belmore Youth Resource Centre (BYRC)
Building 3, 38-40 Redman Parade
Belmore  NSW  2192
Phone: 9718 9848

Children's Centres

Our Vacation Care program offers plenty of choice for parents and is an inexpensive way to keep children active during the break. We host an action-packed program of activities at our Children's Centres, for children aged between five and 12 years. Some of the activities which take place include:

  • Planetarium
  • SkyPeak
  • Foosball
  • Mini Olympics
  • Bollywood
  • Sports
  • Art workshops

Parents are advised to pack the following for their children to bring with them:

  • Nutritious lunch and drink
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

This program is for children, so getting dirty is part of having fun!

Vacation Care Centre

Clemton Park Public School
185 Bexley Road, Earlwood NSW 2206

Contact 9718 6766 or 0414 191 275

Other activities

Canterbury-Bankstown is always hosting fun events for young people! These include dance parties, camps and mini Olympics activities. Other activities are recreational in nature with fantastic health benefits, like Zumba.

We also often host educational sessions over the summer holidays; ranging from safer driving classes, swimming lessons, classes for parents, and trips to museums or gardening. You can learn a life skill or simply meet new people.