Children of all ages will need their bike, walking shoes, cozzies or even their creativity to fully enjoy the huge variety of activities on offer through Campbelltown City Council’s Summer School Holiday Program.
Council’s Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre will host open days from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and Sundays during the January school holidays (excluding public holidays). Free activities will include balance bike sessions – Monday 15 and 22 January, 10am to midday; a jumping castle – Wednesday 17 and 24 January, 10am to 3pm; and face painting – Friday 12 and 19 January, 10am to midday. Entry is free – just bring your own bike or scooter and helmet.
Pool inflatable days are always popular, and will be held at Campbelltown City’s three leisure centres in January. The activities, free after pool admission, will be held at Eagle Vale Central on 2, 9 and 16 January from 2pm to 4pm; Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre on 3, 10 and 17 January from midday to 2pm; and Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre 4, 11 and 18 January from 10am to midday. A wealth of activities will also be held across the three leisure centres on Australia Day, Friday 26 January, and entry will be half-price on the day.
Campbelltown Arts Centre will provide children with the opportunity to learn and explore their artistic talents with activities including a visit from Taronga Zoo’s travelling Zoomobile on Monday 15 January; Arty Party, an action-packed workshop inspired by Indonesian culture on Wednesday 17 January; Art Explorers, where kids will explore the Arts Centre and use different materials and textures to create their own ideas inspired by its exhibitions and gardens, on Thursday 18 January; and Einsteinz Music, interactive music classes taught by professional musicians on Friday 19 January.
School Holiday Care at Campbelltown and Eagle Vale is a great option for working families, with a range of excursions and theme days on offer. It runs from 7am to 6pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) and will ensure the kids have lots of fun, with activities including a Hide'n'Seek tournament, a pizza party and a sports gala day, in addition to excursions to Illawarra Inflatable Play Centre, Dumaresq Street Cinemas and Kingpin Bowling and Laser Skirmish.
Our Library Service will offer a great range of activities to keep kids busy during the break. Crocodile Encounters, Macrame Madness and the Batman Lego Movie (PG) are just some of the activities of interest to five to 12-year-olds, while 12 to 18-year-olds will enjoy Retro Gaming, and kids of all ages can take part in board games with friends and family during Games Week,
2 to 7 January.
A new summer ‘sensory’ walk on Saturday 20 January, added to the annual program of Guided Walking Tours of the beautiful Dharawal National Park, is an option for kids keen on the outdoors. The summer walk is suitable for people of all ages, and will give participants the opportunity to taste bush foods, touch and smell the diverse native vegetation and hear the sounds of the bush.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said local children had a huge program of activities and events to choose from, catering to diverse interests, ages and abilities.
“There’ll be no reason for Campbelltown’s kids to get bored these school holidays, with a summer program bursting with opportunities to learn or just have fun at Council’s libraries, leisure centres, school holiday care centres, arts centre and even at the national park,” he said.
School holiday programs are popular and can book out fast.