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

Summer School Holiday Activities Program

Spring into Summer school holidays with our fun activities to help keep children and young people entertained!

From cookery and craft though to shows and sport, we've  got something for kids with all interests.

Check back for our full Summer School Holidays Program, coming soon! 

​BYRC

Mosque Visit and Dodgeball
Come on a guided tour of the mosque and enjoy some rounds of dodgeball. Learn about Islam and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Lunch and return transport included.
  • ​When: Monday 16 January, 9.30am-2:00pm
  • Where: Meet at 69 The Mall Bankstown for transport to United Muslims of Australia Centre, Padstow
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE

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​Bus to Beach
Hop on Council’s FREE Bus to Beach and enjoy a day in the sun with your friends and family. No bookings required. Please note, this is a free transport service only and no staff supervision is provided.
  • ​​​When: Friday 13 and 20 January. Buses depart from 9am-3pm
  • Where: Various pick-up spots throughout CBCity
  • Age: All residents
  • Price: FREE

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Basketball Sports Day
Join other young people for fun, food and basketball. See how Twilight Sports runs. Giveaways, FREE food and prizes to be won!
  • ​When: Friday 20 January, 10.30am-2.30pm
  • ​Where: Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Third Ave, Condell Park
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE

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BYRC Open House 
With food trucks, games, arts and crafts, BYRC is opening its doors to young people to kick start the new year. Bring your friends and check out what our centre has to offer!
  • When: Wednesday 25 January, noon-4pm
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, Belmore
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE

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Hexagol – an exciting new way to play soccer!
With unique challenges, multiple targets and fast-paced drills, Hexagol is a new and exciting way to play football. Lace up your boots for a day full of outdoor fun. FREE lunch included.
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 11am-3pm
  • Where: Parry Park, Punchbowl Road, Lakemba
  • Age: 8-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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​Bankstown Arts Centre – Check out Bankstown Art Centre’s workshops as part of our current exhibitions Lockdown Locals and Seeking Colour! ​Learn all about portraits using different mediums these school holidays!

Music Adventure: Emily Who and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 
Bankstown Arts Centre and Sydney Symphony is pleased to present A Music Adventure - Emily Who and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Kids (and parents) will learn about the violin, viola and cello as we solve a series of fun musical clues.
  • ​​When: ​Tuesday 24 January, 11am-noon | 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: All Ages
  • Price: $5 per child

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Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

​Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment.
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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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 19 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE

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Chatter Books – a kids’ reading club
Love reading? Share your favourite books and discover new reads in our online book chat.
  • ​When: Thursday 19 January, 4-5pm
  • Where: Online
  • Age: 8-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Bingo
Bring your family for a fun game of bingo! Prizes to be won
  • ​When: Friday 20 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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​​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre

​Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment.
  • ​When: Tuesday 10 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Family movie
Bring the family and enjoy a movie together
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 10.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: Families
  • Price: FREE

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Stick insect craft
Come and enjoy a craft session at the library
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Family movie
Bring the family and enjoy a movie together
  • ​When: Wednesday 18 January, 10.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: Families
  • Price: FREE

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​​Cardboard creations
Get your creative juices flowing and create with cardboard
  • ​When: Thursday 19 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre

Aquarium diorama - SOLD OUT
Create an underwater world diorama
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 2.30-4pm
  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!” 
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we  play in looking after our environment.
  • ​When: Friday 20 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre

Bingo
Bring your family for a fun game of bingo! Prizes to be won
  • ​When: Tuesday 10 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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​Building blocks and games day
Come and play games and build some amazing creations
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Patty the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment.
  • ​When: Wednesday 18 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre

​Foam shape creations
Make awesome creations out of foam shapes
  • ​When: Wednesday 18 January, 2-3pm
  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment
  • ​When: Thursday 19 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre

Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment
  • ​When: Tuesday 10 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Jeral Puppet Show
Come and see a puppet show version of Treasure Island
  • ​​When: Tuesday 17 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-10 years
  • Price: FREE

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Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre

Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!” 
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment 
  • ​​When: Tuesday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Panania Library and Knowledge Centre

Bingo and games
Come and enjoy a morning of games with the family
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE       

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Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!”
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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Kubo Robots
Learn coding and robotics with our robots
  • ​When: Wednesday 18 January,  10.30-12noon | 2.30 - 4pm
  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 7-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre

Patti the Pig: “It’s not all rubbish!” 
Build a better world with the help of Patti the Pig and Jenny as they tackle recycling. Learn about which rubbish goes in which bin and the important role we play in looking after our environment 
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Price: FREE

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​Scratch art
Create rainbow art
  • ​​​When: Friday 13 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Cupcake liner sea creatures - SOLD OUT
Create sea creatures out of cupcake liners
  • ​​When: Tuesday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am        
  • Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE
Brick building
Build amazing creations
  • ​​When: Wednesday 18 January 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE

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Cycle Skills Fun Day  - SOLD OUT
Bike track bike riding, competitions and safety checks 
  • ​When: Tuesday 24 January 10am-1pm
  • Where: Walshaw Park Bike Track (CARES Facility) 6 Trebartha, Bass Hill
  • Age: 7-12 years old
  • Price: Free
​​Dungeons and Dragons - SOLD OUT
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 5 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE
Gymnastics and crafts - SOLD OUT
Join our local rhythmic gymnastics club, Avanti Rhythmics, for an introduction to the world of rhythmic gymnastics followed by kids’ choice craft!
  • ​When: Friday 20 January,9am-noon
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre (MIISC)
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: $25 (per child, per session)
​​Ball sports  SOLD OUT
Join our coaches in learning the fundamental skills and rules of a range of ball sports: soccer, basketball, netball and more!
  • ​When: Mondays 16 and 23 January, 9am-noon
  • Where: ​Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre (MIISC)
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: $25 (per child, per session)
Mini-portrait painting - SOLD OUT
Geared for younger students who will learn how to paint portraits of themselves with artist Machiko Motoi!
  • ​When: Wednesday 25 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 5-8 years
  • Price: $10
Abstract portrait painting  - SOLD OUT
Learn how to paint abstract portraits of yourself on a canvas in this fun creative workshop with Machiko Motoi!
  • ​​When: Wednesday 18 January,10.30am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 8-12 years
  • Price: $15
Youth Clay Club: face clay busts! - SOLD OUT
Learn how to make a clay bust of your face with ceramist Elsa Jara!
Week 1: Learn different hand building techniques using clay.
Week 2: Paint and decorate your clay creation after it’s been fired in the kiln
Tutor: Elsa Jara
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 1-3pm
    Tuesday 24 January, 1-3pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 10-14 years
  • Price: $30
Kids Clay Club: face clay reliefs - SOLD OUT
Learn how to make a clay relief of your face with ceramist Elsa Jara!
Week 1: Learn different hand building techniques using clay.
Week 2: Paint and decorate your clay creation after it’s been fired in the kiln
Tutor: Elsa Jara
  • ​When: Tuesday 17 January, 10am-noon
    Tuesday 24 January, 10am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 5-9 years
  • Price: $30
Printmaking workshop - SOLD OUT
Learn beginner print-making skills from an expert. Try your hand at cardboard and paper plate etching to create your very own sophisticated take-home prints. Lunch included.
  • ​When: Tuesday 24 January, 11.30am-4pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: $10 per person
NSW SES excursion - SOLD OUT
Explore behind-the-scenes at the state’s emergency and rescue service: the control room, the vehicles, the equipment. Learn from experts how to tarp, prepare sandbags, and run a generator to prepare for floods and storms. All participants receive a FREE lunch and safety goodies pack.
  • ​When: Thursday 19 January, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Meet at 69 The Mall Bankstown for return bus to NSW SES Bankstown Unit, Bass Hill
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE
Learn to surf - SOLD OUT
Hit the waves with us this summer and learn how to surf from qualified instructors. Lunch and transport from  Bankstown return included.
  • ​When: Tuesday 10 January, 9.30-3:30pm
  • Where: Meet at 69 The Mall, Bankstown for transport to Cronulla Beach
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: $10 per person
​​Flip Out - SOLD OUT
Jump into an epic trampoline world of bouncing fun, from foam pits to parkour courses. Lunch and return transport included.
  • ​When: Friday 13 January, 10.30am-2pm
  • Where: Meet at 69 The Mall Bankstown for transport to Flip Out Villawood and return.
  • Age: 8-18 years
  • Price: $10 per person
Dumpling cooking class - SOLD OUT
Learn how to make delicious dumplings and enjoy all the games and activities on offer at our Youth Centre. 
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 11am-3pm
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, Belmore
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE
Roller skating -SOLD OUT
Roller skate to a daytime disco. FREE food and skate hire included!
  • ​When: Monday 9 January, noon-4pm
  • Where: Roundabout Youth Centre, Sefton
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE
Martial arts and school yard games - SOLD OUT
Our local instructor from Martial Arts Sports Academy will be taking you through an introduction to martial arts followed by school yard games.
  • ​When: Wednesdays 18 and 25 January, 9am-noon
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre (MIISC)
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: $25 (per child, per session)
​​Dungeons and Dragons for tweens - SOLD OUT
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: Tuesday 10 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 8-12 years
  • Price: FREE
Paper kite craft - SOLD OUT
Come and build a kite that can fly
  • ​When: Tuesday 10 January, 2.30-4pm
  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE
Jeral Puppet Show - SOLD OUT
Come and see a puppet show version of Treasure Island
  • ​When: Wednesday 11 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE
​​Dungeons and Dragons - SOLD OUT
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 12 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: FREE
Simple quilling - SOLD OUT
Come and learn the art of paper quilling
  • ​When: Thursday 12 January, 2-3pm
  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE
Dungeons and Dragons for tweens - SOLD OUT
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: Tuesday 17 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Age: 8-12 yea​rs
  • Price: FREE
Bingo - SOLD OUT
Bring your family for a fun game of bingo! Prizes to be won
  • ​When: Thursday 12 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: Families
  • Price: FREE
Jeral Puppet Show - SOLD OUT
Come and see a puppet show version of Treasure Island
  • ​When: Thursday 12 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Age: 5-10  years
  • Price: 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
Email: byrc@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

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.