School Holidays

Spring 2022

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.

Games2U Interactive Session

Wednesday 5 October | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable ages 5-17 | Book here

Cameron Park, 73 Bardia Parade, Holsworthy | 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!

Games2u


Hoops Connect Basketball Clinics (new location)

Thursday 6 October | 10am - 12pm | Ages 5-15 | Book here

Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool | 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 (new location)

Session 1 | Thursday 6 October | 11am - 12pm | Book here

Session 2 | Thursday 6 October | 12pm - 1pm | Book here

Session 3 | Thursday 6 October | 1pm - 2pm | Book here

Michael Clarke Recreation Centre, 2 Margaret Dawson Drive, Carnes Hill | 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!

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Skate & Scooter Jam (new dates)

Friday 21 October | 4pm - 7pm | 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 scooter and skate jam to show off your tricks.

All safety equipment required.

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SCRATCH! coding for a better future

Monday 26 September | 10.30am-12.30pm | Suitable ages 8-11 | Book here

Learn to solve real world environmental problems using the computer programming language SCRATCH!

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Gaming in Virtual Reality!

Tuesday 27 September | 11am - 1pm | Green Valley Library | Suitable for ages 12-18 | Book here

Drop in to Green Valley Library to experience gaming in Virtual Reality!

Enjoy this free social gaming experience. Equipment provided by supplier.

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Junior League Chess Tournament

Wednesday 28 September | 10.30am - 2.30pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable for ages 10 - 18 | Book here

Test your skills in a fun day of competitive chess in this round robin Swiss style competition.

All equipment provided and prizes to the winners!

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Learn to Draw Manga

Session 1 | Thursday 29 September | 11am - 12pm | Moorebank Library | Book here

Session 2 | Thursday 29 September | 12.30pm - 1.30pm | Moorebank Library | Book here

Learn how to design and draw your own manga character from expert drawing artist Mathew Lin!

Join us for this engaging youth workshop where all materials are provided.

Program is suitable for ages 10 - 16.

Manga


Social Dungeons and Dragons

Friday 30 September | 1.30pm - 4.30pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable ages 13-18 | Book here

Ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons?

Join us at Liverpool City library for an adventurous afternoon of imagination and dice rolling.

Beginners encouraged.

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Learn smarty study techniques

Tuesday 4 October | 11am - 12pm | Carnes Hill Library | Book here

Learn the smart study mindset to achieve the top results for your HSC!

Learn how to organize your study habits and improve your final results at this inspirational talk.

Suitable for senior high school and university students.

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T-shirt Tie Dying

Thursday 6 October | 2pm - 3.30pm | Casula Library | Suitable ages 12-18 | Book here

Join us at Casula Library to learn how to Tie Dye T-shirts!

Learn different folding and twisting techniques to achieve incredible colourful designs to create a trendy new look.

One all size fits all T-shirt provided.

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Code a roll playing game in Python!

Friday 7 October | 10.30am - 12pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable for ages 10-16 | Book here

Have you ever wanted to learn how to begin coding your own Role Playing Game?

Learn how to code your first adventure game using the coding language PYTHON!

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School Holiday Resonances Kids Trail and Activities

Ongoing | Suitable ages 5-12 | Drop in - 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.

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Spring Craft Workshop

Tuesday 27 September | 10.30am - 12pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable for ages 5-10 | Join the waitlist here

Spring into the holidays with our spring themed craft workshop.

Make your own spring decorations to brighten your day.

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

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Springtime at Collingwood

Wednesday 28 September | 10.30am - 12pm | Collingwood House | Suitable for ages 6 - 12 | Join the waitlist here

Take a journey back in time to discover one of the oldest surviving houses in Australia. Collingwood House.

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

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

Collingwood House


Digging Dinosaurs with Fizzics Education

Thursday 29 September | 10.30am - 11.30am | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable for ages 5-12 | Join the waitlist here

Calling all junior Paleontologists!

Come to Liverpool Regional Museum to learn about dinosaurs in this hands-on science workshop where you'll:

  • Examine a life-size replica of a Velociraptor dinosaur skull and come face-to-face with a T-Rex
  • Work like a real paleontologist, dig out and analyse the specimens found
  • Find out how fossils are formed
  • Feel replica dinosaur skin
  • Learn about Australian megafauna
  • Make casts of ancient creatures to keep and more!

Beware, this program can get messy! Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

Dinosaur


What was life like in the past?

Friday 30 September | 2pm - 11.30am | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable ages 6+ | Book here

What games did people play? How did people listen to music? No computers and internet! What did people do?

In this interactive workshop older family members and carers answer the above burning questions often asked by children. There will also be an opportunity to handle and share stories about the many everyday objects in the collection display.

One ticket per person attending. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

what was life like


Your letter to the future - School Holiday Writing Workshop

Tuesday 4 October | 10.30am - 12pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable for ages 8+ | Book here

If you were to write a letter to the future, what would you say? Who would you address it to? What year would you like your letter be opened?

In this workshop, you'll have the chance to write your own letter to the future inspired by the letters Liverpool Regional Museum found enclosed in a time capsule buried 50 years ago.

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

letters


Learn to code in Morse Code!

Wednesday 5 October | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable ages 10-16 | Book here

Morse Code was essential communication before the telephone!

Hear about the history of morse code and learn how to program your own SOS Beacon at Liverpool Regional Museum.

Morse Code


Spooky Craft Workshop

Thursday 6 October | 10.30am - 12pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable for ages 5-12 | Join the waitlist here

Boo! Join us at Liverpool Regional Museum for some spook-tacular craft workshop in preparation for Halloween

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

Spooky


Spooky Stop Motion Animation

Friday 7 October | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Liverpool Regional Museum | Suitable for ages 8+ | Join the waitlist here

This workshop is all about the magic of animation. Participants will combine drawing and stop motion to create spooky original animations. Children get to have fun working with a variety of materials and activities that will develop their unique vision and imagination.

One ticket per child, accompanying parent/ caregivers do not require a ticket. If you can no longer attend the program, please cancel your ticket.

Spooky stop