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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What's On these Autumn School Holidays

Youth Speaks - Prepare a 5 minute speech on an issue of concern to you and selected entries go on to compete in our Finals Competition.  The top 3 speakers will win cash prizes of up to $500!
  • When: Video entries close 26 March 2021. The Finals Competition on Wednesday 21 April
  • Who: Open to students in Years 7 to 10
  • Details: Upload your speech to YouTube and send the link to commdev@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
BYRC Open Day - Grab your mates and come together for a fun day featuring live music, an ice cream bar and food truck!
  • When: Tuesday 6 April, 12-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Tween Dance Party - Join our dance party featuring a DJ, photo booth and FREE dinner!
  • When: Wednesday 7 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 8-12 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Symbio Wildlife Park - Have a fun day out with us visiting Symbio Wildlife Park and see all the animals!
  • When: Friday 9 April, 8am-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-17 years
  • Where: Meet at Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: $10
  • Details: Register here
Listen to the Chef - Do you have a passion for cooking or want to learn a few basic skills in the kitchen? Join us for a FREE intergenerational cook off with prizes to be won.
  • When: Monday 12 April
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years and seniors
  • Where: Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, 11 Ryan Rd, Padstow
  • Cost: To register for FREE, call 9774 2426
Dungeons and Dragons @ BYRC - Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons? We will be hosting a unique Dungeons and Dragons story, based on the themes of Youth Week. Lunch will also be provided. Bookings essential.
  • When: Tuesday 13 April, 10am-3pm
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
be HEARD - Come down to ‘be HEARD’! Get your voices heard and make an impact today, and enjoy some FREE food, great entertainment and music in the outdoors, on us. No registration required.
  • When: Friday 16 April, 4-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: For more, email admin@humanitymatters.org.au or call 0429 278 354
CBCity's Amazing Race - Get a team of four together to take part in the biggest adventure across CBCity. Complete a series of challenges to have a shot at winning some great prizes.
  • ​When:  Friday 16 April, 10am-3.30pm
  • Who: 15-24 years
  • Where:  Belmore Youth Resource Centre 3/38-40 Redman Pde, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • More details

CBCity Lego Masters - Team up with a mate and let your imaginations run wild for your chance to win the prized CBCity Lego Masters Title! Teams of two builders will have four hours to create their best mythical creature they can for a change to take home some awesome prizes.

  • When: Monday April 19, 4-8pm
  • Who: 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
be HEARD - Come down to ‘be HEARD’! Get your voices heard and make an impact today, and enjoy some FREE food, great entertainment and music in the outdoors, on us. No registration required. The much-loved Totem Skateboarding crew will also join us on the day to run a fest trick skate jam session!
  • When: Thursday April 22, 4-7pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Revesby Skate Park, Revesby
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: For more, email admin@humanitymatters.org.au or call 0429 278 354
Skate Party - Roll in for a fun time with FREE entry, roller skate hire and food!
  • When: Thursday 22 April, 6-9pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Roundabout Youth Centre, 104 Carlingford St, Sefton
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: For more, and to register, call 9644 9436
Dungeons and Dragons @ Lakemba Library - Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons? We will be hosting a unique Dungeons and Dragons story, based on the themes of Youth Week. Bookings essential.
  • When: Thursday 22 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Lakemba Library, 62 The Boulevarde, Lakemba
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here

Clothes Swap Party - Do you have unwanted clothes or want to refresh your wardrobe? CBCity is hosting a clothes swap so you don’t have to throw them out or buy new ones.  Reduce waste by drop your clean clothes off to the BYRC by Thursday 15 April. Get tokens in exchange for your items and discover you next favourite piece of clothing. And simply use your tokens at our Swap Party to enjoy a night of awesome live music and FREE food.

  • When: Friday 23 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here

Heli Yang Painting Workshop - Learn how to paint small scenes using inspiration from everyday events. This workshop is part of Heli's exhibition, A New Life, currently on at Bankstown Arts Centre as part of our School Holidays Series.

  • When: Tuesday 6 April
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre
  • Cost: $20 (materials included)
  • Details: Register here

School Holidays Clay Club - Under the sea! Learn how to make clay sea creatures over the school holidays. Clay classes for kids (8-12 years) and teenagers (13-16).

  • Who: Ages 8-16 years
  • When: Friday 9 April & Friday 16 April
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre
  • Cost: $20 (materials included)
  • Details:
Multi Sports Day - Take some time to learn basic rules and practise your techniques in a few different net sport games such as volleyball, nukenball,  light volleyball, dodgeball, badminton, table tennis and more. The beauty of Multi Sports day is these clinics are simple by nature and can be played by people of all ages and abilities. Put your skills into practise with our mini games once you have learnt the skills.
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Monday 12 April
  • Time: Drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick-up from 12-12:15pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Details: Call 9153 0441
  • Note: $8 late pick-up fee applies for every 30 minutes after the finishing time
School Yard games - We’ve lined up favourite classic games, such as elastics, handball, capture the flag and parachutes, for an unforgettable time at MIISC. Have fun as everyone gets involved in this activity, even our coaches!
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Tuesday 13 April
  • Time: Drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick-up from 12-12:15pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Details: Call 9153 0441
  • Note: $8 late pick-up fee applies for every 30 minutes after the finishing time
Minute To Win It team challenges - Oreos. Ping pong balls. Cups. Balloons. These are just a few items we’ll be using in our exciting challenges. Make your own team flag and team colours to wear and go head-to-head with other players to win points for your team! We’ll have a range of team building activities and individual games to help you build your confidence, and make new friends while having a good time.
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Tuesday 13 April
  • Time: Drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick-up from 12-12:15pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Details: Call 9153 0441
  • Note: $8 late pick-up fee applies for every 30 minutes after the finishing time
Ball Sports Day - Take some time to learn basic rules of each game, and practise your techniques in different sport disciplines such as basketball, netball, futsal, dodgeball and more. The beauty of Ball Sports Day is these clinics are simple by nature, and can be played by people of all ages and abilities. Once you have learnt the skills, put them into practise with our mini-games.
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: Drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick-up from 12-12:15pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Details: Call 9153 0441
  • Note: $8 late pick-up fee applies for every 30 minutes after the finishing time
Dungeons and Dragons @ Bankstown  - Help create your own hero’s story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, create allies, find clues and defeat evil! This tabletop role-playing game is sure to inspire your cooperative problem solving, maths and literacy skills. Find out what all the fuss is about and book today.
 
NOTE: Social distancing and hygienic practices will be in place for this activity.
 
Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 12+ years
  • When: Thursdays 8 and 15 April
  • Time: 2pm
  • Details: Bookings are essential
Trojan Horse Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 7 April 
  • Time: 2.30pm
Author Talk and Bear Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Little Bang Science Club - This fun-filled hands-on program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children, and any accompanying adults such as parents, will thoroughly enjoy. Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 3-5 years
  • When: Thursday 15 April
  • Time: 10am
Bingo - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Tuesday 6 April
  • Time: 10.30am
Robot workshop - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 7 and 14 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Bookings essential for this activity. Call 9789 9423.
Treasure Chest Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Thursday 8 April
  • Time: 10.30am
Fish Tank Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Tuesday 13 April
  • Time: 10.30am
Z-thing Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Thursday 15 April
  • Time: 10.30am
​Honey Bee Cup Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 year olds
  • When: Wednesday 7 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Recycling Workshop - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5- 12 year olds
  • When: Monday 12 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Wind Chime - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 year olds
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Diorama Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 7 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Bauble Buddies Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Tuesday 13 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Bobble Heads Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: 15 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Games Day - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5+ years
  • When: Thursday 8 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
Turtle Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 7 April
  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Bookings essential for this activity. Call 9789 9423
Turtle Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 7 April
  • Time: 10.30am
Honey Bee Cup Craft - Tickets for these FREE activities are available half an hour before the event from the main desk.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Who: 5-12 years
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 10.30am
Little Bang Science Club - This fun-filled hands-on program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children, and any accompanying adults such as parents, will thoroughly enjoy.
  • ​Who: Ages 3-6 years
  • Details: 9707 9708

​​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.