School Holidays

Spring school holiday

With NSW Health stay-at-home orders extended in Greater Sydney, Liverpool City Council's spring school holidays program will be completely online.

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.

Virtual Bootcamps with Belgravia

Tuesday 21 September | 10.30am-11.30am | Suitable ages 10-17

Thursday 23 September | 10.30am-11.30am | Suitable ages 10-17

Tuesday 28 September | 10.30am-11.30am | Suitable ages 10-17

Thursday 30 September | 10.30am-11.30am | Suitable ages 10-17

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

What you need: Stable internet, access to Zoom and sufficient space to do physical activity

Get up and about these school holidays with fun and engaging physical activity sessions focusing on movement and exercise. Email khanmu@liverpool.nsw.gov.au to register and receive further booking instructions.

Bootcamp


FIFA 21 - eGames Tournament with Games2U

Monday 20 September | 10am-12pm | Suitable ages 7-11 | Register here

Monday 27 September | 10am-12pm | Suitable ages 7-11 | Register here

Take part in our online FIFA tournament, where you get to test your skills and enjoy a bit of FIFA fun these school holidays.

Games will be played on PS4 and you will require access to Discord.

Click on this link to register an account with Discord. Access to the Discord server for the tournament will be provided by Games2U before the start date.

FIFA

Spark your imagination and creativity through fun, affordable hands-on school holiday activities at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre where experimentation, exploration and curiosity is celebrated.

There is plenty on to keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays so be sure to check out CPAC's full program. Here are some of our top picks:


Move About

Monday 20 September 2021 | 10am - 11am | Suitable ages 8+

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

What you need: Paper and pencils

Join us for an entertaining and fun workshop all about movement. Perfect for kids that have been sitting around too long, this workshop will be a mixture of drama exercises to get you moving and will also focus on some relaxation techniques.

There will also be an opportunity for children to do some drawing at the end of the class to focus on bodies in space and they can sketch their hands, feet or poses of movements.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Move About


Collection Kids

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | 10am - 11am | Suitable ages 8+

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

What you need: Paper and pencils

Are you curious about how we go from art in storage to art on walls or websites? Join Megan Hillyer, Casula Powerhouse's Head of Registration to look at our online collection, including our new online additions.

The workshop participants will be lead in a guided fun activity based on one of the many interesting artworks in our collection.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Collection Kids


Mythical Creatures

Friday 24 September 2021 | 10am - 11am |  Suitable ages 6-9

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

What you need: Paper and any type of colouring material

Join our fully qualified Art Therapist and educator Di in an online art class where your child will learn to design and colour their own mythical being created using paper and coloured pencils or textas/crayons/pens/paints.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Mythical creatures


Design Your Own Exhibition

Monday 27 September 2021 | 10am - 11am | Suitable ages 13+

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

What you need: A ruler, paper and pencils

In this workshop, Casula Powerhouse curator Ellen Hewitt will tell you about the many jobs that a curatorial team has to do before, during and after an exhibition. She will also talk about the unique building of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, and how the space influences the creation of exhibitions.

As part of the workshop, we will examine our online 3D gallery spaces and you will design your own exhibition by drawing your own space or using our downloadable template of the Upper Turbine Gallery.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Design your own exhibition


KinderBoogie

Tuesday 28 September 2021 | 11am - 12pm | Suitable all ages

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

Emma AKA Betty Grumble is a Sydney based performance artist, who is ready to show the whole family, how to get the blood pumping. Betty Grumble will join us on the day LIVE on Zoom. No prior boogie experience is needed for this session.

Please make sure you have enough room around you for this KinderBoogie session.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

KinderBoogies


Nature Makers

Friday 1 October 2021 | 10am - 11am | Suitable ages 6-9

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Cost: $10

What you need: Paper or a sketch book and any type of colouring material

Enjoy spring and join Di McClaughlin in learning all about Land Art. You will learn about the British artist, Andy Goldsworthy and how you can use the materials you find around your yard, neighbourhood or house to create beautiful natural art.

We will forage for materials and create a sculpture that can be documented. First Nations peoples have been using the earth as inspiration for millennia, join us in considering how we can respect the earth we live upon and create from its resources.

Book your spot here. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Nature Makers

Forces, Friction and Movement

Tuesday 21 September | 10.30am-11.30am & 2pm-3pm | Suitable ages 7-12

Monday 27 September | 10am-11am | Suitable ages 7-12

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Be like Isaac Newton and discover some basic laws of physics – but not with an apple dropping on your head or boring equations but real-life, hands-on experiments. Register here.

Forces, Friction and Movement


Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesday 22 September | 10am-1pm | Suitable ages 13-25

Online | Bookings essential

A beginners level program where participants will learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons, an adventurous game of imagination and dice rolling. Register here.

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Koori Kinnections

Wednesday 22 September | 2pm-3pm | Suitable ages 5-12

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Presented by Aboriginal educators, this program celebrates the world’s oldest continuous culture through a demonstration of bushfood cooking to try at home with the help of an adult. Register here.

Koori


Introduction to Python Programming

Thursday 23 September | 10am-11.30am | Suitable ages 13-18

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

This program focuses on the basics of the programming language, Python. In this introduction to text-based coding, participants will learn the concepts of coding on the web, and how to create games. Register here.

Python


Play Fit, Stay Fit

Tuesday 28 September | 10am-11am | Suitable ages 5+

Wednesday 29 September | 2pm-3pm | Suitable ages 5+

Thursday 30 September | 10am-11am | Suitable ages 5+

Work out like a rock star at home! Drum, move and collaborate to learn about fitness, musicality and yourself. This multi-age, all fun fitness program is a supportive environment for everyone. Register here.

Play Fit, Stay Fit

Kids Curator and Collector Club

PART A: Wednesday 22 September | 11am-11.40am | Suitable ages 9-14

PART B: Wednesday 29 September | 11am-11.40am | Suitable ages 9-14

Online via Zoom | Bookings essential

Are you a collector?

Since ancient times people have collected objects. Museums collect objects to tell stories and preserve artefacts for future generations.

Join the Liverpool Regional Museum Kids’ Curator and Collector Club to learn the art of collecting and to share your collection with other collectors in this two-part online program. For more information or to register click here.

Curator


Virtual Museum Resonances Exhibition Trail

From Monday 20 September

Take a virtual visit to Liverpool Regional Museum.

Use the 360 Matterport video to take a virtual walk through the Resonances exhibition to discover some of the amazing objects donated to Liverpool Regional Museum.

The accompanying .pdf trail will help you to find and learn about different objects and has some fun activities to children to complete.

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