School Holidays

Autumn school holidays

We've got your holidays covered with activities at our librariesart gallery and swim centres!

Autumn school holidays printable poster.

Date Time Activity Description Location Age Cost Book
Every Sunday 10.30am-noon Art Space Young children can enjoy some self-directed art activities while engaging with the current exhibitions in our supervised art making space. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery   Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book
Monday 16 - Friday 20 April   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive program. Beginner to transition levels are available. Charlestown or West Wallsend Swim Centres 3+ years $55 for five day program Contact local swim centre.
Tuesday 17 April 10.30am-12.30pm Architectural prints Children can enjoy exploring printmaking techniques using the current exhibition as inspiration. Participants must wear closed in shoes. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child per session Book online
Tuesday 17 April 11-11.45am Farmyard friends Moo-ve and groove with stories, songs and craft at our special story time. Windale Library 3-6 years Free Fully booked
Wednesday 18 April 10.30am-12.30pm Textile tie-dye textures Children can enjoy exploring textile art techniques including dying and printing, using the current exhibition as inspiration. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child per session Fully booked
Wednesday 18 April 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm or 3-3.45pm Let's draw dinosaurs Learn how easy it is to draw some of your favourite dinosaurs using free online tutorials. Join the fun as we draw these prehistoric giants following step-by-step instructions on the big screen. Morisset Library 8-12 years Free Book online for 10am, 11.30am or 3pm session
Thursday 19 April · 10.30-11.30am Rainbow connection Young children and their carers can enjoy some interactive time through art activities and storytelling. Why not enjoy a picnic in the lakeside sculpture park afterwards? Guided by experienced artists and educators. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years

$10 per child/adult couple per session

Book online

Thursday 19 April 10.30-11am Read and rhyme time: crazy for colour Dress in your favourite colour, and join us for a special Read and Rhyme Time, where we will move and groove with stories, songs and musical instruments. Belmont Library 1-3 years Free Book online
Thursday 19 April 4-5pm LEGO builders Come along and join us to create something amazing. Toronto Library 6+ years Free Fully booked
Friday 20 April 1.30-2.15pm Discovering spiders and insects Discover fascinating facts, and some of the unique and bizarre creatures that make up the world of spiders and insects. Presented by Newcastle Museum. Charlestown Library 6+ years Free Fully booked
Monday 23 - Friday 27 April   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive program. Beginner to transition levels are available. Charlestown or West Wallsend Swim Centres 3+ years $44 for four day program Contact local swim centre.
Monday 23 April 9am-noon Crafty kids: make a poppy for ANZAC Day Make a poppy flower, ready for ANZAC Day, at our craft table. Speers Point Library Suitable for all ages Free No need to book
Tuesday 24 April 10.30am-12.30pm Architectural Prints Children can enjoy exploring printmaking techniques using the current exhibition as inspiration. Participants must wear closed in shoes. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child per session Fully booked
Tuesday 24 April 3.30-4.30pm Meet the author and illustrator: Perfect Petunias Join us for Stories in the Big Blue Chair with author Lynn Jenkins and illustrator Kirrili Lonergan, as they read their new book Perfect Petunias. Perfect Petunias is a book especially for those little people who find it hard to make mistakes, designed to 'shape' perfectionistic tendencies towards being a little more self-accepting and flexible. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Toronto Library 3-8 years Free Book online
Thursday 26 April 10.30-11.30am Rainbow connection Young children and their carers can enjoy some interactive time through art activities and storytelling. Why not enjoy a picnic in the lakeside sculpture park afterwards? Guided by experienced artists and educators. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child/adult couple per session Book online
Thursday 26 April 10-10.45am or 11.30am-12.15pm Meet the author and illustrator: Flaming Charli and Dancing Charli Join us for a special story time with author Ant Wood, as he reads his books Flaming Charli and Dancing Charli. Everyone will make their own cockatoo to take home. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Morisset Library 3-8 years Free Book online for 10am and 11.30am session
Friday 27 April 10.30am Water fun storytime Splash into Swansea Library for our water fun story time with stories, songs and craft. Swansea Library 3-7 years Free Fully booked
Saturday 28 April 10.30-11.30am Jungle adventures with The Rover  There's a rumble in the jungle at Valentine. Visit The Rover to hear stories, play games and have a wild time. The Rover, Allambee Park, Dilkera Avenue, Valentine 4-8 years Free Fully booked

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