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
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Summer school holiday program

We’ve planned nearly 40 different activities to help keep children busy with fun these summer school holidays.

From coding robots to outdoor adventures at the beach, check out our program below and join us this summer. We hope to see you soon!

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​Event

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Leisure and Aquatic Centre Colouring-in Competition
Show us your creative flair for your chance to win a Speedo prize pack. 
  • ​When: Until Friday 31 Dec
  • Ages: 5-12 years
  • Visit here
Aboriginal Dual Naming Colouring-in Competition
Did you know...? We've now got two names for each ward, named after an Aboriginal term in the Dharug language. Enter our colouring-in competition to promote your ward's dual name for a chance to bag one of more than $500 worth of prizes to be won.
  • ​When: Coming soon!
  • Ages: 3-6 years and 7-14 years
  • For more, visit here
Scavenger Hunt
Walk about and check it out! Grab your ‘passport’ from Bankstown or Padstow Library to take on an epic challenge of investigating clues and finding solutions to quizzes. There are cool prizes to be won!
  • ​When: Monday 20 December – Monday 31 January
  • Ages: 5-12 years
  • Where: Bankstown and Padstow Library and Knowledge Centres
  • For more, call 9707 5436 or visit here.
Take home craft packs
Stay busy with our take home craft packs, sure to keep your creative flare going these school holidays. Collect your packs from one of our libraries today.
  • ​When: Monday 20 December – Monday 31 January
  • Ages: Ages 5-12
  • Where: All Library and Knowledge Centres (except Campsie Library)
Dungeons and Dragons - Online
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: Thursdays 6, 13 and 20 January, 2pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre
  • To register, visit cb.city/libraryevents
Aqua Water Park
Enjoy a day out jumping on a bunch of inflatable slides, runways and jumping pillows.
  • ​Cost: $10 
  • When: Thursday 6 January, 10am-4pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: Meet at BYRC
  • Register here
Dungeons and Dragons (beginners workshop)
Learn everything you need to know to start epic adventures With Dungeons and Dragons.
  • ​When: Friday 7 January 11am-3pm 
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: BYRC
  • Register here
Learn to swim
Gain a valuable skill for life and learn how to swim during your summer holiday. Use First Lap or Active Kids vouchers to help pay for the cost of swimming lessons.
  • ​Week 1: Monday 10 to Friday 14 January
  • Week 2: Monday 17 to Friday 21 January
  • Age: From 3 years 
  • Where: Birrong, Canterbury, Revesby and Roselands Leisure & Aquatic Centres 
  • For more, visit cb.city/CBSwim or call:
    • Birrong - 9644 8300
    • Canterbury – 9789 9303
    • Revesby - 9771 2148
    • Roselands – 9789 9302
Kayaking and BBQ
Enjoy a day spent kayaking the calm waters of Bundeena, going for a swim, playing some activities before tucking into a BBQ lunch.
Lunch will be provided
  • ​Cost: $10
  • When: Monday 10 January, 8.45am-3pm
  • Age: 12-18 years 
  • Where: Meet at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
  • Register here
Camera Etiquette
Work on some self-development skills and gain some insightful tips from the other side of the camera to learn how to engage whilst online or in front of a camera. Lunch provided.
  • ​When: Tuesday 11 January,  11am-2pm
  • Age: 15-24 years 
  • Where: BYRC 
  • Register here
Tweens Cultural Art
With Aunty Noelene and Uncle Matt
Dive into the Dreamtime with Aunty Noelene as we learn about stories through art.
Uncle Matt will also share the connection of Country with sounds of music and dance.
Lunch provided.
  • ​When: Wednesday 12 January, 11am-3pm
  • Age: 8-14 years 
  • Where: BYRC 
  • Register here
BYRC open day
Come see our regular Drop-in – only this time on a bigger scale! Enjoy fun activities, music, and a food truck and dessert van.
Get to know who we are and learn more about the awesome free youth services we can offer you at BYRC.
  • ​When: Thursday 13 January, 12-4pm
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Where: BYRC
  • Register here
Learn to surf at Cronulla Beach
Learn to surf at one of Sydney’s iconic beaches and enjoy the summer while cooling down among the waves.
Lunch provided.
  • ​Cost: $10
  • When: Friday 14 January, 8.45am-3pm
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Where: Meet at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
  • Register here
Safer Drivers Course – add 20 hours to your logbook
Looking at gaining learner driving hours for your logbook? Join this two day program and learn about road safety with special guest speakers, learn new theory and take some driving lessons.
Ts&Cs apply. For more, please call, Michelle O’Connor on 0456 894 342.
Lunch provided.
  • ​Cost: $35 or FREE with concession card. 
  • When: Monday and Tuesday 17, 18 January, 10am- 5pm
  • Age: 16-24 years
  • Where: BYRC
  • Register here
Cultural bushwalk and swim at La Perouse
Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture at La Perouse. Discover the local flora and fauna, and learn about the region’s diverse history.
Lunch provided. 
  • ​When: Wednesday 19 January, 10am-3pm
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Where: Meet at BYRC
  • Register here

Hands on ukuleles
Along with gaining hands-on experience, children will learn some fun facts about the ukulele and how many styles of music (including disco, funk, pop and jazz) can sound great when played on this tiny instrument with only four strings. 
For more, call:

  • Panania – 9707 9737
  • Riverwood -  9707 5436
  • Bankstown – 9707 9704
  • Chester Hill – 9707 9740
  • Padstow – 9707 9747
  • Campsie – 9789 9405
  • Lakemba – 9899 4197
  • Greenacre – 9789 9744
  • Earlwood - 9789 9417
  • Monday 10 January (Panania)
  • Tuesday 11 January (Riverwood and Padstow)
  • Wednesday 12 January (Bankstown and Chester Hill)
  • Thursday 13 January (Campsie)
  • Friday 14 January (Lakemba, Greenacre and Earlwood) 

 

  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: CBCity Libraries 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event from the main desk.
  • For more, call 9707 5436 or visit here
Bingo
Enjoy a game of change by matching numbers. Be the first to yell “bingo!”
  • ​When: Tuesday 11 January
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie (10.30am) and Earlwood (10am) Knowledge and Learning Centres 
  • For more call: 9789 9405 for Campsie or 9789 9417 for Earlwood or visit here
Kubo Robot Workshop Part 1 & 2
Learn coding with our newest and cutest members of the Library. (This is a two-part workshop, please book for both dates)
  • ​When: Wednesday 12 January, 10.30am 
  • Age: 8-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9405 or visit here
Little bang science
Join this fun-filled hands-on session for little enquiring minds to discover science.
  • ​When: Thursday 13 January, 10.30am 
  • Age: 3-5 years 
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event, from the main desk. For more, call 9789 9417.
Cat story craft
Create your very own storybook. Pick up a take-home craft. 
  • ​Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9417.
Interactive story time - CANCELLED
Join local author Nisrine El-Choueifati for a fun-filled interactive story time and be enthralled listening to her read her I have a magic ball  book.
Please bring a soft ball to the story time. 
  • ​When: Tuesday 18 January, 10am 
  • Age: 3-5 years 
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Call us on 9707 9704 after 9am on the day to get your ticket.
Paper lanterns craft
Create a beautiful lantern to take home. Pick up a take-home craft.
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9405
CBCity’s Big Day Out
Join our CBCity Big Day Out event and participate in fun activities, ball games, crafts, dance and more. This event is run in partnership with our local children and family organisations. 
  • ​When: Tuesday 18 January, 10am-1pm
  • Age: All ages and families 
  • Where: Terry Lamb Reserve, Belmore
  • For more, visit here

Animals of OZ - CANCELLED
Enjoy the ‘Something Wild” show by the Australian Wildlife Displays and be captivated by the range of native animals we have in our own country. 
For more, call:

  • Lakemba – 9789 9419
  • Campsie – 9789 9405
  • Chester Hill – 9707 9740
  • ​When:
    • Wednesday 19 January (Lakemba and Campsie)
    • Friday 21 January (Chester Hill)  
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: CBCity Libraries 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event, from the main desk. For more visit here.
Kubo robot workshop - CANCELLED
Learn coding with our newest and cutest members of the library. 
  • ​When: Thursday 20 January, 10.30am 
  • Age: 8-12 years 
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event, from the main desk. For more, call 9789 9417.
Cold air balloons craft
Create your very own air balloon to take home.  Pick up a take-home craft.
  • ​Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9405
Oztag Tournament - CANCELLED
Do want to be part of an oztag tournament?
Get a group of friends together or register yourself for some a great time.
Lunch provided. 
  • ​When: Thursday 20 January, 11am-3pm 
  • Age: 12-18 years 
  • Where: Clemton Park 
  • Register here
Raging waters
Go on an adventure to an amusement and water park featuring 42 water slides, rides and attractions. Book fast to secure your spot.
  • ​Cost: $10 
  • When: Friday 21 January, 8.30am-5pm
  • Age: 12-18 
  • Where: Meet at Paul Keating Park  
  • Register here
Building blocks - CANCELLED
Create something amazing with our bricks.
  • ​When: Monday 24 January, 10.30am 
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event, from the main desk. For more, call 9789 9417.
Movie Marathon
Come to our movie marathon and enjoy The Matrix and Ghostbusters with popcorn, a drink and choc-top. Join us for a great way to end these summer holidays.
  • ​Cost: $5
  • When: Monday 24 January, 5pm - 10pm 
  • Age: 15-24 years 
  • Where: HOYTS Bankstown 
  • Register here
Zoo Mobile Animal Encounters - CANCELLED
Meet some wonderful Australian animals such as Ink the black headed python, Spike the echidna and Puff the bearded dragon. 
  • ​When: Tuesday 25 January (Greenacre 2.30am and Panania 10.30am) 
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: CBCity Libraries 
  • Tickets are available 30 minutes before the event, from the main desk. For more, call:
    • Greenacre: 9707 9737
    • Panania: 9707 9737
Tweens Nerf Wars
Nerf wars takes nerf to a whole new level. Battle it out on the grounds of Belmore.
Lunch provided.
  • ​Where: Tuesday 25 January, 10am-2pm
  • Ages: 8-13 years 
  • Where: Terry Lamb Reserve 
  • Register here
Marble Maze Craft
Create and play your own marble maze. Pick up a take-home craft.
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9405.
Shadow Collage Craft
Learn how to create a shadow collage. Pick up a take-home craft.
  • Age: 5-12 years 
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 
  • For more, call 9789 9405.

​​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 their 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; and 
  • Art workshops.

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

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

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

Please refer back for an updated program of events and​ details of registration.

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.