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, coding, story writing and more. Other activities, such as basketball and skateboarding workshops, promote the importance of keeping young people healthy and active.

Around 30 events and workshops, many of which are free, will be held at Liverpool City Council’s libraries and parks, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Macquarie Mall between 15 and 26 April 2019.

Our school holiday activities, including relevant details and booking information, are organised by location below.

Fun, affordable art and creative activities for children, teens and adults with disability. All workshop materials will be provided.

Visit www.casulapowerhouse.com for CPAC activities and to book.

ART SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHOOL
TUESDAY 16 & WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
11.30AM – 3.30PM
KIDS STUDIO
Aspiring artists get to be creative and imaginative in this program, learning about various art mediums and artists as they create their own take-home art pieces. .
Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $50 for two days

HOLIDAY KINDERCRAFTEN
TUESDAY 16, THURSDAY 18 APRIL
10AM – 11AM
KIDS STUDIO
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
10AM – 11AM
ARTIST STUDIO
Children will be introduced to a range of creative encounters through art methods and materials. KinderCraften fosters a fun group environment with both individual and collaborative learning outcomes.
Ages 2 – 5
Cost: $10

STREET ART HOLIDAY SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY 17 & THURSDAY 18 APRIL
12PM – 4PM
ARTIST STUDIO
Want to be the next Banksy? Learn key concepts and techniques of street art before creating paste-up artwork to display at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Ages 12+
Cost: $50 for two days

THE MAGIC OF PAINTING THURSDAY 18 APRIL
11.30AM – 3.30PM
KIDS STUDIO
Children will learn how to express themselves through the magic of painting, exploring colour, texture and form.
Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $25

JUNIOR CLAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHOOL
THURSDAY 18 & TUESDAY 23 APRIL
11.30AM – 3.30PM
KIDS STUDIO
Squash it, shape it, roll it, and create with it. Clay School will give kids the chance to experience this amazing material, learn new skills and apply their imagination.
Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $50 for two days

DRAWING ON A YOUNGER MIND
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
11.30AM – 3.30PM
ARTIST STUDIO
Students will develop their visual thinking, be introduced to new perspectives on drawing and create innovative artworks to take home. Let your children engage in ideas based on the drawing practice of modern and contemporary artists.
Ages 10+
Cost: $25

DANCE BEATS HOLIDAY SCHOOL
TUESDAY 23 & WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL
12PM – 4PM
THEATRE
In this energetic and fun workshop series, children will explore the foundations of dance, while working on their rhythm and co-ordination to develop their skills. Program runs across two days.
Ages 10 – 12
Cost: $50 for two days

POWERHOUSE VOICES
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
10AM – 4PM
PERFORMANCE SPACE
Participants will enjoy exploring musical genres and learning essential choral skills in this fun a cappella experience.
Ages 8 - 12
Cost: $30

DRAMA CAMP
WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL
11.30AM – 3.30PM
PERFORMANCE SPACE
A comprehensive course for young drama geeks - students will learn about the art of performing and develop their skills, performing for family and friends at the conclusion of the program.
Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $25

ACCESS WORKSHOPS

In addition to regular access programming for adults living with disability, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre invites adult participants of all abilities to engage in art-making workshops over the school holidays. All are welcome and each workshop will be facilitated to cater for participants’ needs.

SHOWTIME TUESDAY HOLIDAY EDITION
TUESDAY 16 APRIL
11AM – 12PM
PERFORMANCE SPACE
Focus on skills development and creative expression through fun drama games, stage craft and sequencing, karaoke, magic and circus tricks.
Access Participants
Cost: $10

CAN DO CLAY HOLIDAY EDITION
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
11AM – 12PM
KIDS STUDIO
Have fun hand building, moulding and glazing with clay. Everyone will create one-off pieces to take home.
Access Participants
Cost: $10

ART ADVENTURES HOLIDAY EDITION
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
11.30AM – 12.30PM
ARTIST STUDIO
Participants of all abilities can engage in fun art making practices and take their creations home.
Access Participants
Cost: $10

Fun, FREE activities for children at your local library. All materials will be supplied.

Bookings open two weeks prior to each event. Visit mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au to book.

JACQUELINE HARVEY WRITING WORKSHOP
MONDAY 15 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM – Ages 7 – 9
11.45AM – 12.45PM – Ages 10 – 12
MOOREBANK LIBRARY
Join Jacqueline Harvey - best-selling children’s author of the Alice Miranda, Clementine Rose and Kensy and Max series - to develop ideas for your own story writing.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY STORYTIME
MONDAY 15 APRIL
10.30AM – 11AM
CARNES HILL LIBRARY & MILLER LIBRARY
and
THURSDAY 18 APRIL
10.30AM – 11AM
MOOREBANK LIBRARY
11AM – 11.30AM
GREEN VALLEY LIBRARY
Join us for a special holiday Storytime, followed by craft activities.
Ages 3 – 5

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
TUESDAY 16 APRIL
2.30PM – 3.30PM
LIVERPOOL CITY LIBRARY
Learn to drum to popular rhythms from around the globe.
Ages 7 – 12

ALL HANDS ON UKES!
TUESDAY 16 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
MILLER LIBRARY
2.30PM – 3.30PM
CARNES HILL LIBRARY
Tom the Pom will teach children how to play the ukulele using provided instruments.
Ages 8 – 15

SUPER ROBOTIX
TUESDAY 16 APRIL
10AM – 12PM
CASULA LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL
1.30PM – 3.30PM
LIVERPOOL CITY LIBRARY
Learn about robotics and solve exciting problems using robotic technology.
Ages 7 – 12

MAGIC OF BOOKS
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
CARNES HILL LIBRARY
Magician Lindsay Gardner will help kids explore the magic found in books.
Ages 5 – 12

LEARN TO CODE WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
CASULA LIBRARY
Learn the basics of Scratch programming and writing code to create a take-home game. Bring along a USB.
Ages 8 – 12

UNDER THE SEA
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
GREEN VALLEY LIBRARY
Learn fun facts about underwater creatures and get the chance to touch one in real life.
Ages 5 – 12

SCHOOL HOLIDAY TODDLERTIME
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10.30AM – 11AM
LIVERPOOL CITY LIBRARY
Join us for a special edition of Toddlertime – hear stories and sing along with your little one.
Ages 1 – 3

EASTER BASKETS
THURSDAY 18 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
MILLER LIBRARY
Make and decorate your very own Easter Basket to carry your Easter Eggs.
Ages 5 – 12

PILLOWCASE CREATIONS
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
2.30PM – 3.30PM
CARNES HILL LIBRARY
Children will be provided with their own pillowcase to decorate with fabric markers.
Ages 8 – 12

PLAYDOUGH PLAYTIME 
WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL
10.30AM – 11.30AM
CASULA LIBRARY
Children can create their own unique Playdough souvenir for Easter.
Ages 3 – 7

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


EASTER IN THE MALL
THURSDAY 18 APRIL 
10AM – 2PM
MACQUARIE MALL, LIVERPOOL 
Children and families can meet the Easter Bunny and join in an Easter egg hunt before 12.30pm. There will also be Garden Games, face painting, an animal farm and make your own Easter egg basket at the Liverpool City Library pop-up.
All Ages

OUTDOOR OBSTACLE TRAINING
MONDAY 15 – WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10AM – 12PM
THURSDAY 18 APRIL
1PM – 3PM
BURNS OUTDOOR OBSTACLE TRAINING
25 DWYER RD, 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 – 15april19, 16april19, 17april19, 18april19.
Ages 6 – 18

KELSO SKATE JAM
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
10AM – 12PM – Learn to Skate lessons
12PM – 2PM – Skate Jam competition
KELSO PARK, MOOREBANK
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.
Visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/bookskatejam to register.
Ages 5 – 18

BASKETBALL BASICS
Improve and develop new basketball skills with accredited coaches before taking on others in a three-on-three challenge. Free food and drinks will be provided.

TEENS (Ages 12 – 18)
THURSDAY 18 APRIL
4PM – 6PM
STREET UNIVERSITY
1 SPEED ST, LIVERPOOL

TEENS (Ages 12 – 18)
FRIDAY 26 APRIL
5PM – 7PM
COLLIMORE PARK, LIVERPOOL

CHILDREN (Ages 5 – 12)
TUESDAY 23 APRIL
10AM – 12PM
ABEL DUNN COURT, WARWICK FARM