School holiday programs

School holiday programs
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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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What's On these School Holidays

Family Movie Nights - Enjoy movies at your fingertips from the comfort of your own home, thanks to our Libraries. All you need is your library card number!
Book Cover Competition - Recreate your favourite book cover items found in your home.
  • ​When: Anytime. Competition closes Friday 9 October.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Where: at home
  • Booking: Send a photo of your recreation to
Craft Activities - Collect your take-home craft pack from any of our nine Canterbury-Bankstown libraries with activity books available.
  • When: Anytime
  • Ages: 3-12 years
  • Where: Online with the library and knowledge centres
  • Booking: Pick up your craft pack from your local library. To avoid disappointment, call ahead of time. Visit for more
CBCity Scavenger Hunt - Celebrate Mental Health Month during October and take part in a city-wide scavenger hunt at a park near you, with prizes to be won. All you need to do is go for a walk at a participating park, visit five stops at the park and follow the instructions to submit your Mental Health Month answers.
  • When: Anytime
  • Ages: All ages
  • Where: Multiple parks across Bankstown, Bass Hill, Canterbury, Revesby and Roselands
  • Booking: To view all participating parks and instructions on how to take part, visit
Ninja warrior obstacle course - Meet at Belmore Youth and Resource Centre (BYRC) and a bus will pick us up to take us to the venue.
  • ​When: Wednesday 30 September, 11am-5pm
  • Ages: 16-18 years
  • Where: Meet at BYRC
  • Booking: Register here
Trivia late night @YOUTH - Get a group of friends together, and get ready for a fun trivia night. Groups of four, with prizes to be won!
  • ​When: Thursday 1 October, 4-9pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth and Resource Centre
  • Booking: Register here
Family Baking - Bake the cutest bear cupcakes in this family-friendly activity! Participants will be given cake mix, patty pans and sweets to decorate. Participants have to provide their own egg/ egg substitute, milk, butter and oven tray.
  • ​When: Friday 2 October, 4-7pm
  • Ages: all ages
  • Where: zoom online
  • Booking: Register here


Meditation under the stars
  • ​When: Tuesday 6 October, 4-8pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: BYRC
  • Booking: Register here
Bowling Program - Active Canterbury-Bankstown has teamed up with Bowls Australia to deliver lawn bowls programs. All equipment is supplied, just bring flat sole shoes, sunscreen and a hat! COVIDSafe plans are in place.
  • ​When: Tuesday 6 October, 10am
  • Ages: ​5-12 years
  • Where: Padstow Bowling and Recreation Club, 109 Iberia St, Padstow
  • Booking: Find out more
HSC Study Space - For our HSC students, we’ve made quiet space available for you to come in, dedicated to study. Bookings are essential.
  • When: Tuesday 6 October to 9 November
  • Ages: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Booking: Find out more
Commonwealth of Games with Sean Murphy - Be part of the world's best Games with this hilarious performer. Adults and kids will enjoy this enthralling one-hour virtual show using Zoom to experience the world through fun.
  • ​When: Wednesday 7 October, 10-11am
  • Ages: All ages
  • Where: Online via zoom
  • Booking: Register here
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 in this classic tabletop role playing game!
  • ​When: Thursday 8 and 15 October, 2-5pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Booking: Register here
Yoga under the stars
  • ​When: Thursday 8 October, 4-8pm
  • Ages: 12-18 years
  • Where: BYRC
  • Booking: Register here
Family Trivia - Get your thinking caps on for this family-friendly trivia night and work as a team.
  • ​When: Friday 9 October, 4-8pm
  • Ages: All ages
  • Where: Zoom online
  • Booking: ​Register here
Calm for Kids - Mindfulness and relaxation activities to lessen anxiety and stress in children aged five to ten years. These sessions aim to help children build their emotional resilience, improve concentration and promote calmness. Sessions will be run by a qualified wellness practitioner
  • ​When: Saturday 10 October, 3pm
  • Ages: ​5-10 years
  • Where: CBTV
  • Booking: No bookings required. Tune in by visiting us on Facebook @CBTV or

​​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.​