School Holidays


Council is committed to providing children and families in the Liverpool area 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.

Each school holiday period, we proudly host a number of free and affordable events and workshops across our venues and our great outdoor spaces.

Visit our What's On page to find out what's happening in the Liverpool area throughout the year.

Hoops Connect Basketball Clinics

Tuesday 5 July | 10am - 11am | Ages 5-9 | Book here

Tuesday 5 July | 11am - 12pm | Ages 10-15 | Book here

Carnes Hill Skate Park, 600 Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill | Bookings essential

Wednesday 6 July | 10am - 12pm | Ages 5-15 | Book here

Abel Dunn Basketball Courts, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Warwick Farm | Bookings essential

Thursday 7 July | 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Ages 5-9 | Book here

Thursday 7 July | 2.30pm - 3.30pm | Ages 10-15 | Book here

Michael Wenden Aquatic Leisure Centre, 62 Cabramatta Avenue, Miller | Bookings essential

Learn the basics of basketball and new tips at the Hoops Connect clinics which will have you playing like a pro in no time.

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Hexagol Football Activation

Session 1 | Thursday 7 July | 11am - 12pm | Book here

Session 2 | Thursday 7 July | 12pm - 1pm | Book here

Session 3 | Thursday 7 July | 1pm - 2pm | Book here

Austral Public School Sports Ground, 219 Edmondson Avenue, Austral | Bookings essential

Finetune your footwork skills in these unique against-the-clock challenges – all in a giant hexagon. It’s football with a twist!

Suitable for children of all ages and all abilities welcome!

Please note in case of wet weather Hexagol will go ahead inside the Austral PS School Hall

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Lawn Bowls - Rookie Roller Program

Thursday 7 July | Ages 5-13 | Maximum capacity 30

Session 1 | 10.30am - 11.15am | Book here

Session 2 | 11.45am - 12.30pm | Book here

Austral Bowling Club, 165 Edmondson Ave, Austral | Bookings essential

The Rookie Roller Program aims to allow clubs to introduce bowls to children during the school holiday period, covering the basics of the game in a fun and friendly environment.

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Skate & Scooter Jam

Friday 15 July | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable ages 6 and up | Book here

Carnes Hill Skate Plaza, 600 Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill | Bookings essential

Workshops for beginners and intermediate riders, plus a mentoring and tricks session with the Totem Skate coaches.


Games2U Interactive Session

Thursday 14 July | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable ages 7 and up | Book here

Picnic area at Carnes Hill Precinct, 600 Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill | Bookings essential

A state-of-the-art game theatre bus that offers an exciting place for gamers to play all the hottest games like Minecraft, Fortnite, FIFA 21, Rocket League, Just Dance, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, NBA 2K21, Halo, Call of Duty and much more.

There will also be Laser Tag for the kids to burn up all their energy with the latest equipment available!


Social Chess

Wednesday 6 July | 10am-12pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable for ages 12-18 | Book here

Play against other chess enthusiasts in this friendly environment at Liverpool City Library.

A basic knowledge of chess is recommended but all ability levels welcome.

Customers under the age of 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

Light refreshments provided.

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Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons

Thursday 7 July | 1pm - 4pm | Moorebank Library | Suitable ages 13-25 | Book here

Ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons?

Join us at Moorebank Library for an adventurous afternoon of imagination and dice rolling.

Beginners encouraged.

Dungeons and Dragons

Flappy Parrot Coding Challenge!

Session 1 | Wednesday 13 July | 10am - 10.50am | Carnes Hill Library | Book here

Session 2 | Wednesday 13 July | 11am - 11.50am | Carnes Hill Library | Book here

Join us at Carnes Hill Library for a morning of School Holidays Coding using SCRATCH!

Learn how to build your very own Flappy Parrot Arcade Game in this inclusive technology activity for kids.

Get hands on and learn the magic of code this school holidays.

Event suitable for ages 8 to 11.

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Coding Electronics with Arduinos

Thursday 14 July | 10am - 11.30am | Liverpool City Library | Suitable for ages 12-16 | Book here

Get hands on in this introduction to electronics, learn how to program and use an Arduino to make and control simple circuits in this inclusive youth workshop!

Knowledge of computers required.


Fossils Rock

Session 1 | Thursday 7 July | 2.30pm - 3.30pm | Green Valley Library | Book here

Session 2 | Tuesday 12 July | 2.30pm - 3.30pm | Carnes Hill Library | Book here

Session 3 | Wdnesday 13 July | 2.30pm - 3.30pm | Casula Library | Book here

Who says old has to be boring? Be transported into the past in this hands-on fossil workshop!

Delve into the world of palaeontology, exploring life that existed over 10,000 years ago.

Investigate real fossils, reconstruct a dinosaur from fossil evidence and make casts from genuine fossil molds to take home.


Wik'd Candles

Session 1 | Thursday 14 July | 10.30am - 12pm | Carnes Hill Library | Book here

Session 2 | Thursday 14 July | 2.30pm - 4pm | Liverpool City Library | Book here

Learn the art of candle-making and create your very own unique wax candles. Create the perfect gifts (or keep them for yourself!).

We provide a safe environment using a candle-making method that does not involve any melting or hot wax.


Racing Cars and Planes

Use everyday objects to design and build a car or a plane, then race them to figure out why some things move faster than others. Learn about the science of motion through play and experimentation.

For more information go to Liverpool City Library's What's On page:


School Holiday Winter Craft

Session 1 | Saturday 2 July | 10.30am - 12pm | Suitable ages 5-10 | Book here

Session 2 | Thursday 7 July | 10.30am - 12pm | Suitable ages 5-10 | Book here's cold out there!

Join us at Liverpool Regional Museum for a morning of winter craft activities.

Have fun making your own polar bear, snowflake or sparkling icicle.


School Holiday Resonances Kids Trail and Activities

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 16 July | 10am-4pm | Suitable ages 5-12 | No bookings required

Can you find all the special objects that tell stories of Liverpool’s past?

Use the Kids Trail and Activities to explore the Resonances exhibition and investigate Liverpool’s past and unique stories to help discover the missing label of the special object.

Come and discover your local Museum collection.


Collingwood Kids

Tuesday 5 July | 10.30am - 12pm | Collingwood House, Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool | Suitable for ages 5-12 | Book here

Take a journey back in time to discover Collingwood House.

Built in 1810, Collingwood House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Australia and has been recently restored and decorated to reflect the time.

Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of Collingwood House through activities, games and a tour.

Collingwood House

The Tomorrow Podcast Workshop

Tuesday 12 July | 10am - 11.30am | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable ages 12 - 18 | Book here

Liverpool City Council is turning 150 and we're creating the Tomorrow Podcast to celebrate!

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on Liverpool now and how it may change in 50 years’ time.

Join us at Liverpool Regional Museum and learn how to podcast in this inclusive activity for youth.


'What Liverpool means to me' street photography workshop

Wednesday 6 & 13 July | 11am - 2pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable ages 16-18

In 2022 Liverpool City Council celebrates 150 years since its establishment as a municipality.

To commemorate Liverpool Regional Museum is seeking applications from local youth aged 16-18 with an interest in street photography to attend two free workshops.

The workshops facilitated by professional photographer Michael Waite will be held in the July school holidays.

The students' works will be featured in a small temporary exhibition titled what “Liverpool means to me”

Please note places are limited and will be allocated through a competitive process judged by a panel from Liverpool Regional Museum.

For any further information please contact Liverpool Regional Museum:

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