School holidays

Spring school holidays

We've got your holidays covered with activities at our libraries, Art Gallery and swim centres!

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Activity Description Ages When Where Cost Book
Living Smart Festival The Living Smart Festival promises to be a fun, family friendly day out for people to explore how they can adopt sustainable practices in their everyday life. Features free kids' activities. All Saturday 23 September, 8am-2pm Speers Point Park Free  
National Learn to Swim Day Free Learn to Swim lesson and First Aid Sessions. Places are limited. 5 years and under Saturday 23 September Charlestown, West Wallsend or Swansea Swim Centres. Free Bookings essential. Charlestown - 4921 0782 West Wallsend - 4921 0738 Swansea - 4921 0733
Ruby Wishfingers books four and five launch Join us for a morning of fun, as local author Deborah Kelly launches the latest books in the Ruby Wishfingers series King of the Castle and Funny Money. 6-10 years Saturday 23 September, 10-11.30am Cardiff Library Programming Space Free Book online or call 4921 0775
Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels are available. 3+ years Monday 25 to Friday 29 September Classes available at Charlestown, West Wallsend or Swansea Swim Centres. $44 (was $55 - 20 per cent off for Learn to Swim Week) Charlestown - 4921 0782 West Wallsend - 4921 0738 Swansea - 4921 0733
Crafty kids Get creative at our craft table. 2+ years Monday 25 September, 2.30-3.30pm Wangi Wangi Library Free Call 4921 0643
Fold and fly: Paper plane making Come along and build the perfect paper plane where you will receive step-by-step instruction on how to fold your own paper lanes. Be prepared to test your planes' aerodynamics! 5-12 years Tuesday 26 September, 10.30-11.15am Swansea Library Free Fully booked
Teddy bear tea party Bring your teddy for fun with friends; enjoy songs, stories and craft. 3-6 years Tuesday 26 September, 10.30-11.15am Edgeworth Library Free Fully booked
Creative Bookmaking   7+ years Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am-12.30pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $20 per child Call 4921 0382
Sea creatures of Lake Macquarie Join volunteers from Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives (OCCI) Lake Macquarie at our hands- on workshop. Discover some of the creatures that live in the waterways of Lake Macquarie, the important role they play in the lake's ecosystem and how we can help protect them. 5-10 years Wednesday 27 September, 10-11am or 11.30am-12.30pm Morisset Library Free Book online for 10am session or 11.30am session or call 4921 0573
Design. Build. Program. Robotics Design, build and program awe-inspiring robots using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. 8-14 years Wednesday 27 September, 9am-3pm Cardiff Library Programming Space Members $70, non-members $75 Fully booekd
Re-using old books to make beautiful artworks   7+ years Wednesday 27 Sept, 10.30am-12.30pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $20 per child Call 4921 0382
Frog Prince puppet show and storytime Hop in for a special storytime featuring the classic tale The Frog Prince puppet show. 3-6 years Thursday 28 September, 10.30-11am Charlestown Library Free Book online or call 4921 0792
Rainbow Connection: craft and storytime for the young ones   3-6 years Thursday 28 September, 10.30-12pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $10 per child/adult couple Call 4921 0382
Out of this world stories and craft Bring a rug and join us for outdoor fun, with stories in the park with The Rover. Everyone will make their own straw rocket to take home. 3-8 years Friday 29 September, 2.30-3.15pm Baxter Park, Marine Parade, Nords Wharf Free Call 4921 0263
The lost skill of wool craft Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? Join members of Toronto Craft Group, who will teach you some basic stitches to get you started. Please bring a ball of eight-ply wool and 4mm knitting needles or crochet hook. 10+ years Friday 29 September, 10am-noon Toronto Library Free Book online or call 4921 0641
Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels are available. 3+ years Tuesday 3 to Friday 5 October Classes available at Charlestown, West Wallsend or Swansea Swim Centres. $44 Charlestown - 4921 0782 West Wallsend - 4921 0738 Swansea - 4921 0733
Creative Bookmaking   7+ years Tuesday 3 October, 10.30am-12.30pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $20 per child Call 4921 0382
Out of this world stories and craft Bring a rug and join us for outdoor fun, with stories in the park with The Rover. Everyone will make their own straw rocket to take home. 3-8 years Tuesday 3 October. 10-10.45am Reserve in the Circlet (opposite shopping centre), Rathmines Free Call 4921 0263
Wombat Stew puppet show and storytime Join in the fun at this special storytime featuring a puppet show based on the favourite Aussie story Wombat Stew. 3-6 years Wednesday 4 October, 10-10.30am, 11.30am-noon, 3-3.30pm Morisset Library Free Book online for 10am session, 11.30am session or 3pm session or call 4921 0573
Re-using old books to make beautiful artworks   7+ years Wednesday 4 October, 10.30am-12.30pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $20 per child Call 4921 0382
Drive-in to Storybox Library Come along and decorate your own cardboard car, ready for our drive-in storytime, and discover our latest product for library members, Storybox Library. Storybox Library brings your favourite stories to life on screen, with some of Australia's best storytellers. 4-7 years (10.30-11.30am); 8-11 years (3-4pm) Wednesday 4 October, 10.30-11.30am (4-7 years) 3-4pm (8-11 years) Toronto Library Free Book online for 3pm session or call 4921 0641. 10.30am session fully booked.
Rainbow Connection: craft and storytime for the young ones   3-6 years Thursday 5 October, 10.30-12pm Lake Macquarie Art Gallery $10 per child/adult couple Call 4921 0382
Crafty kids: Bugged out Create your own crazy critter from recycled materials to take home. 3-9 years Thursday 5 October, 10.30-11.30am Speers Point Library Free Drop in anytime, no need to book
Go wild for stories Join us as we journey into the jungle with stories, songs and craft at our special holiday storytime. 3-6 years Thursday 5 October, 10.30-11.15am Swansea Library Free Book online or call 4921 0780
Augmented reality game design Learn how to design and program your own augmented reality game using simple to understand software. Presented by SLAM Education. Morning tea supplied, BYO lunch. 8-14 years Thursday 5 October, 9am-3pm Charlestown Library Members $70, non-members $75 Book online or call 4921 0792
Meet the author and illustrator: Ollie's Treasure Join Lessons of a Lac author Lynn Jenkins, and illustrator Kirrili Lonergan, as we celebrate their new book Ollie's Treasure.Ollie's Treasure is a tale of mindfulness for young minds. It is a story about how simply noticing and taking in what is on offer to our senses can lead to the Holy Grail of treasure - happiness. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 4-8 years Friday 6 October, 11-11.45am Belmont Library Free Book online or call 4921 0731
The lost skill of wool craft Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? Join members of Toronto Craft Group, who will teach you some basic stitches to get you started. 10+ years Friday 6 October, 10am-noon Toronto Library Free Book online or call 4921 0641

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