Mad about mummies? Crazy for cartouche? Passionate about pyramids?
Walk Like an Egyptian, an afternoon of Egyptian-inspired games, craft and storytelling at HJ Daley Library, is among a wealth of fun, free or low cost activities on offer to Campbelltown’s young people during the spring school holidays.
Campbelltown City’s four library services will host exciting activities for children and teenagers with a variety of interests, including Dungeons and Dragons and a cartooning workshop for 12 to 18-year-olds, creating and playing musical instruments, the Crocodile Encounters animal show for five to 12-year-olds, and PJ Storytime for three to eight-year-olds.
Come along to the ‘pop up library’ at the new Magic Garden at Campbelltown Mall from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 26 September, to find out what local libraries have to offer, join the library and borrow from a range of books, magazines and DVDs. There’ll also be special storytimes from 10am.
Campbelltown Arts Centre will host activities aiming to nurture creativity and appreciation of the arts. Children can enjoy creating something magical with their parents at the Fairy and Dinosaur Terrarium workshop, and plan a party – from costumes to decorations and music – at the Arty Party workshop. They’ll also be able to experience dance, music and art at a Sydney Dance Company workshop, and the popular Einsteinz Music and Art Explorers activities.
For children keen on getting outdoors and learning about the environment, Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living will give participants the opportunity to become ‘mini zookeepers’, exploring the micro-world of mini beasts, and learning about their importance to our habitat.
Council’s three leisure centres, Eagle Vale, Macquarie Fields and Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre in Bradbury, will hold intensive learn to swim programs – 30-minute lessons for five days in a row – and pool inflatable days, offering lots of fun in heated indoor pools.
Campbelltown’s Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre will be open from 10am to 3pm Sunday to Friday during the school holidays, offering activities including a road circuit with signage and traffic lights, a junior track for toddlers, shaded bicycle skills area, picnic tables and a powered barbecue. Entry is free – just bring your own bike or scooter and helmet.
Campbelltown City and Eagle Vale School Holiday Care centres are open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and offer a range of exciting activities and excursions, including baking delicious treats with a professional chef, a grandparents day, a hands on gardening workshop, and trips to Tree Top Adventure Park, Campbelltown Sports Stadium and Jump Zone. Council’s Family Day Care educators also hold activities and excursions during the school break.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said Council’s school holiday program was packed with new activities and old favourites, offering local children lots of opportunities to learn and have fun during the school holiday break.
“Whether they’re interested in art and music, animals and nature, or bike riding and swimming, I encourage residents to visit Council’s website to explore the full program of activities available to keep kids challenged and entertained during the spring school holidays,” he said.
School holiday programs are popular and can book out fast.