School Holidays

Council is committed to providing children and families in Liverpool with things to see and do that promote creativity, learning and play.

Many of our school holiday activities allow children and teenagers to get creative through arts and crafts, music, dance and more. Other activities, such as yoga, basketball and skateboarding workshops, promote the importance of keeping young people healthy and active.

There'll be a number of events and workshops, many of which are free, held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, all Liverpool City Library branches and our great outdoor spaces.

Spark your imagination and creativity through fun, affordable hands-on school holiday activities at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Bookings are essential as places are limited. All workshop materials will be provided.

For Bookings / General enquiries email reception@casulapowerhouse.com or phone 8711 7123.

TUESDAY, 14 JANUARY 2020

10 - 11am : Holiday KinderCraften
Creative playgroup
Ages 2-5 
$10 (all materials included)
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11.30am - 3.30pm : STEAM Holiday Party
Workshop that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths
Ages 8-10 
$40 (all materials included)
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WEDNESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2020

10 - 11am : Holiday Yoga
Yoga class for children and parents
Ages 2+ 
$10 (mats will be provided)
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11am - 3pm : Art School Holiday School | DAY 1
2 day art workshop 
Ages 6-9 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Art School Holiday School will take place on Wednesday 15 January and Thursday 16 January
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THURSDAY, 16 JANUARY 2020

11am - 3pm : Art School Holiday School | DAY 2
2 day art workshop
Ages 6-9 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Art School Holiday School will take place on Wednesday 15 January and Thursday 16 January
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11am - 3pm : Manga Magic Holiday School
Comic-inspired art workshop
Ages 10+
$35 (all materials included)
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11.30 - 3.30pm : Drama Camp | DAY 1
Drama workshop 
Ages 10-12 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Drama Camp will take place on Thursday 16 January and Friday 17 January
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FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 2020

10 - 11am : Holiday KinderCraften
Creative playgroup
Ages 2-5 
$10 (all materials included)
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11 - 3pm : Sculpture Holiday School
Sculpture workshop 
Ages 8+ 
$35 (all materials included)
Book here

11.30 - 3.30pm : Drama Camp | DAY 2
Drama workshop 
Ages 10-12 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Drama Camp will take place on Thursday 16 January and Friday 17 January
Book here


MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2020

10 - 11am : Holiday KinderCraften
Creative playgroup 
Ages 2-5 
$10 (all materials included)
Book now

11 - 3pm : Sculpture Holiday School
Sculpture workshop 
Ages 8+ 
$35 (all materials included)
Book here

11 - 3pm : Tell Your Own Story
Storytelling and acting workshop
Ages 10-14 
$35 (all materials included)
Book here

TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY 2020

10.30 - 11.30am : Holiday Yoga
Yoga class for children and parents
Ages 2+ 
$10 (mats will be provided)
Book now

11.30 - 3.30pm : Clay School Holiday School | DAY 1
Ceramics/clay workshop 
Ages 6-9 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Clay School Holiday School will take place on Tuesday 21 January and Wednesday 22 January
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11.30 - 3.30pm : Drawing From Nature
Drawing workshop 
Ages 12+ 
$30 (all materials included)
Book here

WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2020

10 - 11am : Holiday KinderCraften
Creative playgroup
Ages 2-5 
$10 (all materials included)
Book now

11.30 - 3.30pm : Clay School Holiday School | DAY 2
Ceramics/clay workshop
Ages 6-9 
$65 for 2 days (all materials included)
*Clay School Holiday School will take place on Tuesday 21 January and Wednesday 22 January
Book here

12 - 4pm : Street Art Holiday School
Street art workshop
Ages 12+
$40 (all materials included)
Book here

THURSDAY, 23 JANUARY 2020

11.30 - 3.30pm : Places & Spaces: Collage Making
Collage workshop
Ages 8+ 
$35 (all materials included)
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11.30 - 3.30pm : Dance Your Art Out Holiday Workshop
Dance workshop
Ages 6-9
$35 (all materials included)
Book here

There are plenty of fun, FREE activities for children at your local library. All materials will be supplied. Bookings are essential and open two weeks prior to each event.

SCHOOL’S OUT
Drop-in to our regular School's Out program at your local library, running at an earlier time throughout the January school holidays. Explore your creativity with craft and Lego activities, alternating weekly.
Friday 3 January, 10.30am – 11.30am 
Friday 10 January, 10.30am – 11.30am
Friday 17 January, 10.30am – 11.30am 
Friday 24 January, 10.30am – 11.30am 
Ages 5+

MAPMAKING WITH LIZ ANELLI
A unique opportunity to tell the story of your place using pictures with mapmaker and celebrated artist and illustrator Liz Anelli.
Wednesday 8 January, 9.45am – 10.45am – Liverpool City Library
Wednesday 8 January, 11.30am – 12.30pm – Miller Library
Wednesday 8 January, 2pm – 3pm – Moorebank Library
Ages 7 – 12

CHEEKY EMUS
Play instruments, dance, learn songs and be enchanted by the stories of Baime, the dark Emu found in the sky, and other stories from the Murrawari tradition.
Thursday 9 January, 10.30am – 11.30am – Casula Library
Thursday 9 January, 1.30pm – 2.30pm – Carnes Hill Library
Ages 5 – 8

PUPPETRY OF PAPER WORKSHOP
Scrunch, twist and tear as you learn to make a puppet out of paper and the skill of bringing it to life.
Monday 13 January, 10am – 11.30am – Miller Library
Monday 13 January, 1.30pm – 3pm – Moorebank Library
Tuesday 21 January, 10am – 11.30am – Casula Library
Tuesday 21 January, 1.30pm – 3pm – Green Valley Library
Ages 5+

ROCK PAINTING
Create an artwork with paint markers and rocks. When you're finished, leave it in Liverpool for someone to find. This workshop could get messy, so we recommend wearing old clothes or a paint shirt.
Monday 6 January 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am - Green Valley Library
Monday 6 January, 10.30am – 11.30am – Miller Library
Tuesday 7 January, 10.30am – 11.30am – Moorebank Library
Tuesday 7 January, 1pm – 2pm – Carnes Hill Library
Wednesday 15 January, 10am – 11am – Casula Library
Thursday 23 January, 10.30am – 11.30am – Liverpool City Library
Ages 5+

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
Get the family together to create a colourful, crazy hat and enjoy a catered morning tea.
Tuesday 14 January, 10am – 11.30am – Liverpool City Library
Tuesday 14 January, 10am – 11.30am – Green Valley Library
Wednesday 22 January, 10am – 11.30am – Moorebank Library
Ages 3 – 12

CODING STORIES
A fun, hands-on workshop to explore coding basics through creating your own unique story.
Wednesday 15 January, 10am – 11am –  Carnes Hill Library
Monday 20 January, 2pm – 3pm – Liverpool City Library
Wednesday 22 January, 10am – 11am –  Miller Library
Ages 7 – 12

ANIMALS OF THE DREAMING
Explore fascinating native animals and Dreamtime stories with the Taronga Zoomobile and Brewarrina Elder, Colin Hardy.
Thursday 16 January, 10.30am – 11.30am – Casula Library
Thursday 16 January, 1pm – 2pm – Green Valley Library
Ages 5 – 12

GOODBYE SUMMER READING CLUB!
Meet native wildlife from Taronga Zoo, have your face painted and enjoy the many stories in the library.
Thursday 23 January, 10.30am – 12.30pm – Carnes Hill Library
All ages

Fun, FREE outdoor activities that will get children and teens up and moving during the school holidays.

WATERWORLD CENTRAL
Saturday 28 December - Monday 27 January
Woodward Park, Liverpool
Splash into summer with the family at this pop-up water park, complete with slides, paddle boats, a tube ride, water zorb cylinders and wading pool for little ones. Visit waterworldcentral.com.au for tickets, which start at $25.
All ages

WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS
Open all year round, 8am – 6pm (until 8pm during daylight saving)

The Parklands has more than 60 km of scenic tracks and trails which are easy to navigate, free to use and ideal for the whole family to explore. Eight new feature trails ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours cater for everyone, from beginners to advanced, and are perfect for running, walking and cycling.

Discover breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline, award-winning playgrounds with areas for water play, picnic and event spaces, exciting sports and recreation facilities including Raging Waters Sydney, Tree Tops, Calmsley Hill City Farm, Wylde Mountain Bike Trail and the new Sydney Zoo.

All dogs are welcome on a leash and entry is free. Visit westernsydneyparklands.com.au for further information.

BASKETBALL BASICS
Improve and develop new basketball skills with accredited coaches before taking on others in a three-on-three challenge. Visit hoopsconnect.com.au/programs to register.

Sessions at Carnes Hill Skate Park
600 Kurrajong Rd, Carnes Hill
Saturday 4 January, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (under 10s)
Saturday 4 January, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (under 12s)
Saturday 11 January, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (under 10s)
Saturday 11 January, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (under 12s)
Saturday 18 January, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (under 10s)
Saturday 18 January, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (under 12s)
Saturday 25 January, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (under 10s)
Saturday 25 January, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (under 12s)
Ages 5 – 12

Sessions at Abel Dunn Court, Warwick Farm
Thursday 16 January, 10am – 11am
Thursday 23 January, 10am – 11am
Ages 5 – 12

OUTDOOR OBSTACLE TRAINING
Burns Outdoor Obstacle Training
25 Dwyer Road, Bringelly
Get excited, get fit and take on a fun obstacle course that will keep you moving. Visit www.boot.net.au to register using a code that corresponds to the session date – 13january20 or 20january20.
Monday 13 January,  9am – 11am
Monday 20 January, 9am – 11am 
Ages 6 – 18

SKATE, BMX & SCOOTER JAM
Children and teens are invited to learn to skate – boards and helmets will be provided – before more experienced teens partake in the Skate Jam competition. There'll also be great giveaways. Suitable for ages 5+. Register here.

Kelso Skate Park, Moorebank
Wednesday 15 January, 3pm-7pm
3pm-4pm: Beginner Workshop
4pm-5pm: Intermediate Workshop
5pm-7pm: Skate Jam competition

Carnes Hill Skate Park
Thursday 23 January, 3pm-7pm
3pm-4pm: Beginner Workshop
4pm-5pm: Intermediate Workshop
5pm-7pm: Skate Jam competition

With a community rich in cultural diversity, Australia Day is a cherished celebration for thousands of people who have come to call Liverpool home.

Council's free, all-ages Australia Day celebration returns to Woodward Park in Liverpool on Sunday 26 January 2020, 5pm - 10pm.

There will be a stellar line-up of live entertainment, amazing international cuisine that reflects the city's diversity, children’s activities, carnival rides and games, showbags and the Channel 10 Fireworks Spectacular at 9pm.

Gates at the all-ages celebration will open at 4pm, with entertainment to commence at 5pm.