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.
School Holiday Fun Day
Monday 28 June | 10am-1pm | Edwin Wheeler Reserve, Sadleir | All ages
Join us for a day of school holiday fun – tackle our giant obstacle course, challenge your mates to a game of laser tag or try your hand at a new sport. Register here.
Tuesday 6 July | 10am-12pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct (Plaza area) | Registrations essential
Suitable for pre-school aged children, Ready Steady Go Kids’ program will teach the fundamentals of 10 different sports and essential motor skills in a fun environment. To register please send an email to Muizz Khan at email@example.com
Basketball & BBQ
Wednesday 7 July | 2pm-4pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct (Skate Park) | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 5-18
Shoot, dribble, and pass your way through the day in this basketball clinic facilitated by Hoops Connect. This will be followed by a BBQ lunch from CORE Community Services. Register here.
Thursday 8 July | 11am-2pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct (Plaza area) | Registrations essential | Suitable all ages
Finetune your footwork skills in these unique against-the-clock challenges – all in a giant hexagon. It’s football with a twist! Suitable for all ages and abilities. Register here.
Adrenaline Rush Inflatable
Thursday 8 July | 11am-1pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct (Picnic area) | Registrations essential | All ages
Register here to navigate your way through a giant inflatable obstacle course.
Basketball Clinic with Hoops Connect
Thursday 8 July | 10am-12pm | Abel Dunn Courts, Lawrence Hargrave Road, Warwick Farm | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 5-15
Learn the basics of basketball at this clinic which will have you playing like a pro in no time. Register here.
Skateboard workshops (BOOKED OUT)
Saturday 10 July | 9am-12pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct (Skate Park) | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 4-18
Get padded up and join Totem Collective at the Carnes Hill Skate Park these school holidays – whether you’re a beginner or looking to master a new trick. Register here.
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:
Monday 28 June 2021 | 9.30am - 10.30am | Kitchen Garden/Outside | Suitable ages 2-5
Monday 5 July 2021 | 9.30am - 10.30am | Kitchen Garden/Outside | Suitable ages 2-5
$15 per session (all materials included)
Holiday KinderGarden encourages understanding of the natural world through making. You and your pre-schooler will explore elements of the natural world, through our garden and create an artwork in response. Your children get to make art, whilst learning about biology, chemistry, and nature!
Tuesday 29 June 2021 | 10.30am - 3.30pm | Ceramics Studio | Ages 12+
$80 - Note: Child is required to bring their own OR parents/friend's digital camera or mobile phone for this workshop.
This workshop will show you how to use your camera or mobile phone and get creative with your photography. We will cover topics from composition, lighting, and exposure to capture creative images. This fun and hands-on digital photography workshop has been designed for children age 12+ with absolutely no camera knowledge or/and for those who use a digital camera or mobile phone.
Land Art Drawing Camp
Friday 2 July 2021 | 11.30am - 3.30pm | Ceramics Studio / Amphitheatre | Suitable ages 8-10
$60 (all materials included)
Land art or earth art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs. In this camp children will explore Land Art and create their own artwork in the grounds around the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Children will then be encouraged to draw their land artwork while examining composition, patterns found in nature, shading and mark making. Please wear appropriate clothing for this partial outdoor activity.
Plein Air Drawing Camp
Wednesday 7 July 2021 | 10am - 2pm | Kids Studio | Suitable ages 10+
$60 (all materials included)
In this Plein Air Drawing Camp children get to experiencing drawing outside in the Casula Parklands. The Plein Air drawing camp lets the young artists to experience smells, sounds, taste, and the feel of the place while learning about composition, shading, blending and observing. Please wear appropriate clothing for this outdoor activity.
Tinkering with Toys
Monday 28 June | 2pm-3.30pm | Carnes Hill Community Centre | Suitable ages 7-13
Friday 2 July | 2pm-3.30pm| Moorebank Community Centre | Suitable ages 7-13
Equipped with easy-to-use tools and some instructions, have a blast disassembling gadgets to explore what makes things work and how and why pieces connect. Great for any curious kid and all the future engineers, builders and mechanics.
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Learn to Write Science Fiction
Tuesday 29 June | 10am-12pm | Liverpool City Library | Bookings essential | Suitable ages 12-18
Looking to be the next great Science Fiction writer?
Delve into the endless possibilities that Science fiction has to offer in a morning of writing and brainstorming with author Dal Ouba. Bring a pen and your bright ideas. Register here.
First Aid for Kids
Tuesday 29 June | Various times | Liverpool City Library & Carnes Hill Community Centre | Bookings essential | Suitable ages 5-12
Know what to do to help in an emergency. This hands-on workshop, especially formulated for kids, will cover calling 000, CPR and basic treatment for burns, cuts and choking. Register for a workshop here.
Wednesday 30 June | 10.30am-11.30am | Green Valley Community Centre | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 5-12
Friday 9 July | 2pm-3pm | Liverpool City Library | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 5-12
Celebrate the world’s oldest continuous culture and learn about Aboriginal engineering and material use in this hands-on workshop from Indigenous educators. Build a palm-sized paperbark canoe to take home. Register for this event here.
The Balancing Man
Tuesday 6 July | 10.30am-12pm | Green Valley Community Centre | Registrations essential
Wednesday 7 July | 10.30am-12pm | Moorebank Community Centre | Registrations essential
The Balancing Man has nine World Records, and he is here to share his amazing skills. After an exciting, interactive show, children (and game parents) will learn balancing skills. Great for the whole family!
Register for the event here.
Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday 6 July | 1pm-4pm | Moorebank Library | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 13-25
Ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons? Join us for an adventurous afternoon of imagination and dice rolling. Beginners encouraged.
Register for the event here.
Augmented Reality Workshop
Thursday 8 July | 10am-12pm | Liverpool City Library | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 12-25
Learn the magic of Augmented reality in this workshop for Youth! Get hands-on in this interactive workshop. Use your phone to learn how augmented technology works. Register for the event here.
How to be a Curator! Curator Bootcamp
Wednesday 30 June | 10.30am-12pm | Registrations essential
Learn how to curate your own home collection by attending a workshop run by museum professionals.
Using the permanent gallery Resonances as an example, children will learn the behind-the-scenes work and how curators tell the story of an object. Follow the curatorial process looking at the exhibition, theme and object labels to thinking about displays and programs to help interpret the exhibition.
Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday 7 July | 10.30am-12pm | Registrations essential | Suitable ages 7-12
Using the Resonances gallery objects as inspiration and drawing on historical information, this workshop will examine some of the Museum objects and ask the writer to consider:
- Who owned it?
- What did they use it for?
- Why is it special?
- What is the period of time it came from?
- Where has it come from?
- How did they come to own it and pass it to the museum?
All with the goal of creating their very own mini storybook about a Museum object. Register for this workshop here.
Resonances: Cut and Paste the Exhibition
Saturday 10 July | 10.30am-12pm | Registrations essential
Resonances are the sounds and feelings of the past heard in familiar everyday objects. Together we will create cut and paste artworks respecting the past objects in our collection.
Considering our own lives too, we will draw and write about an object that has the most emotion and sound of your life within it, perhaps one day it will become a respected museum object too?
Join us at Liverpool Regional for our regular Create from the Collection Saturday children's program. Register here.