School Holidays

Winter school holidays

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

Winter school holidays printable poster.

Date Time Activity Description Location Age Cost Book
Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels. West Wallsend and Charlestown Swim Centres 3+ years $55 for five-day program Contact local swim centre.
Monday 9 July 10.30-11.30am Mindfulness for kids This workshop will step children through simple yoga, breathing and mindfulness techniques to help them deal with anxiety and worries. Presented by Lynn Jenkins from Life Matters. Lynn is a qualified psychologist and yoga teacher. Toronto Library 5+ years Free Fully booked
Monday 9 July 2.30-3.30pm Crafty kids: paper pet portraits Using paper collage, children will create a portrait of their pet or favourite animal to take home. Wangi Wangi Library 3+ years Free Fully booked
Tuesday 10 July 3.45-4.30pm Stories in the big blue chair: celebrating NAIDOC Week Celebrate NAIDOC week with us as we read some of our favourite stories by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Toronto Library 5-9 years Free Fully booked
Tuesday 10 July 10.30am-12.30pm Art workshop with Aboriginal artist Michelle Napanangka Earl

Discover Aboriginal culture by listening, discussing and illustrating a Dreamtime Story.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child per session Fully booked
Wednesday 11 July 10.30am-noon or 1.30-3pm Coding for kids Learn how to program your own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch. Suitable for absolute beginners. Morisset Library 8-11 years Free Fully booked
Wednesday 11 July 2.30-3.30pm Greener bin waste show Join Kazza and Gazza from Ship'OFools for a mini musical with a difference. Learn how to sort it right using Lake Mac's new greener 3-bin service though songs and stories. Everyone will plant and take home their very own cherry tomato seed pot. Council's Green Team will also be on hand to answer your questions about the upcoming waste service changes. Belmont Library 4+ years Free Book online
Wednesday 11 July 10.30-11.30am Rainbow connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child/adult pair Fully booked
Thursday 12 July 10.30-11.15am SMART Science Show Join the SMART team from Newcastle University for this cool science show exploring physics, chemistry and states of matter with liquid nitrogen. Charlestown Library 5+ years $10 members, $12 non-member Fully booked
Thursday 12 July 2-4pm Coding with Ozobots Discover the world of coding using Ozobots. This workshop is aimed at first time coders. Edgeworth Library 10-14 years Free Fully booked
Thursday 12 July

1.30-3pm

Basketry workshop

 

Join Aboriginal artist Michelle Napanangka Earl as she guides you in traditional basketry.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years

$20 per child

Fully booked
Friday 13 July 10.30-11.15am NAIDOC storytime with Fern Martins Join local illustrator Fern Martins for a special storytime featuring stories, songs and craft to celebrate NAIDOC week. Swansea Library 3-7 years Free Fully booked
Friday 13 July 2-3pm CPR for kids Learn the latest CPR and first aid techniques. Presented by Lake Macquarie Council beach lifeguards Speers Point Library 5+ years Free Fully booked
Saturday 14 July 10.30-11.15am Food fun storytime Bring along a rug, and join us for a special outdoor storytime, with stories, songs and craft. This event is weather dependant. The Rover - Rathmines Park, Stilling Street 3-7 years Free Book online
Monday 16 - Friday 20 July   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels. West Wallsend and Charlestown Swim Centres 3+ years $55 for five day program Contact local swim centre.
Monday 16 July 10.30-11.15am Marble mazes Create your own maze game using recycled materials. Cardiff Library 5+ years Free Fully booked
Tuesday 17 July 11am-noon Spy school: become a super sleuth Bring your super investigative skills to Swansea Library these holidays and learn to be a super sleuth, with games, craft and top-secret activities. Swansea Library 8-12 years Free Fully booked
Tuesday 17 July 1-4pm Young writers workshop Fuel your imagination and build writing confidence. Young writers will enjoy practical exercises and learn valuable tips to develop creative writing skills under the instruction of a qualified teacher and experienced tutor from Hunter Writers Centre. Presented in partnership with Hunter Writers Centre and Maitland Library. Charlestown Library 11-14 years $25 member, $30 non-member Fully booked
Tuesday 17 July 3.45-4.30pm Stories in the big blue chair: celebrating friendship Bring along your bestie, and join us for stories that celebrate friends and friendship. Everyone will make a friendship bracelet to take home. Toronto Library 5-9 years Free Book online
Tuesday 17 July 10.30am-12.30pm Art workshop with Aboriginal artist Michelle Napanangka Earl

Discover Aboriginal culture by listening, discussing and illustrating a Dreamtime Story.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child per session Fully booked
Wednesday 18 July 10-10.45am, 11.30am-12.15pm or 3-3.45pm Storytime ninjas Dress up and join us for ninja stories, songs and craft. Morisset Library 3-7 years Free Book online for 10-10.45am, 11.30am-12.15pm or 3-3.45pm
Wednesday 18 July 10.30-11.30am Rainbow connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child/adult pair Fully booked
Thursday 19 July 10am-noon Crafty kids: winter wonderland craft Come in out of the cold and get creative at our drop in craft table. Speers Point Library 3-9 years Free No need to book
Thursday 19 July 10.30-11am Read and rhyme time: safari adventures: Go wild with stories, songs and musical instruments for toddlers one to three years. Belmont Library 1-3 years Free Book online
Thursday 19 July 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm Art workshop with Aboriginal artist Saretta Fielding

Learn local traditional stories and contemporary art forms in this multi-generational workshop.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery All ages $10-20 per participant 10.30am session fully booked. Book online for 1.30pm session.

Page last updated: 13 July 2018