School Holiday Activities

We've got your holidays covered with activities at our libraries, art gallery,swim centres and in Lake Mac's amazing natural environments!

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Date Time Name Description Location Age Cost Bookings
Monday 8 July 2.30pm Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Wangi Wangi Library 3-10 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Monday 8 July 4pm Kids book club: Go wild "Go wild" at our special school holiday book club. We will be chatting about novels and book series about animals in the wild. We will also play word games, and discover quirky animal facts. Cardiff Library 6-12 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Tuesday 9 July 10am-3pm Westlakes NAIDOC celebrations Drop in to Lake Mac Libraries stall at the Westlakes NAIDOC celebrations for free colouring and craft activities for kids. Toronto foreshore All ages Free Not required
Tuesday 9 July 11am Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Windale Library 3-10 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Monday 8-Friday 12 July 9am Holiday Intensive Program Five-days of intensive lessons reinforce the skills gained in Learn to Swim classes and helps your child retain information quicker. Watch your child improve their ability over the course of just one week. West Wallsend Swim Centre 3 years and over Five-day program $55 Bookings essential, call West Wallsend Swim Centre on 4921 0738
Wednesday 10 July 11am Storytime -Discover frogs Discover the fascinating world of frogs and their lifecycle with stories and hands-on activities. Speers Point Library 3-8 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Wednesday 10 July 4pm Comics - Us Love drawing pictures and creating stories? Come share your love of drawing with other teens as we explore a progressive comic, fusions and drawing challenges throughout the year. Toronto Library 12-17 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Wednesday 10 July 4pm Maker Creator: Toad-ally Awesome Learn how you can make frog and toad crafts with moving parts using simple techniques. Morisset Library 5-11 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Thursday 11 July 10am Traditional basket weaving Join Aboriginal artist, Michelle Napanangka Earle from Kilipiynpiyn, and learn traditional weaving techniques to make a bracelet Belmont Library 10-14 years $15 per person Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Thursday 11 July 10.30am and 11.30am Wombat Stew puppet show and storytime Join us for a morning of wombat stories and songs, including a puppet show based on the Australian classic book Wombat Stew Toronto Library 3-8 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Thursday 11 July 1pm Traditional basket weaving Join Aboriginal artist, Michelle Napanangka Earle from Kilipiynpiyn, and learn traditional weaving techniques to make a basket. Belmont Library Suitable for 14 years and over $15 per person Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Friday 12 July 9.30am Storytime - Discover butterflies Discover the colourful world of butterflies and the lifecycle of caterpillars with stories and hands-on activities. Swansea Library 3-8 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Monday 15- Friday 19 July 9am Holiday Intensive Program Five-days of intensive lessons reinforce the skills gained in Learn to Swim classes and helps your child retain information quicker. Watch your child improve their ability over the course of just one week. West Wallsend Swim Centre 3 years and over Five-day program $55 Bookings essential, call West Wallsend Swim Centre on 4921 0738
Monday 15 July 10am VR Awaba: experience history through virtual reality Journey back in time through virtual reality (VR) and explore Lake Macquarie's Aboriginal history through three stories: Niridiba about Moon Island; Malangbula, the story of two sisters Swansea Heads; and Kurrurkurraan, the story of Blackalls Park Petrified Forest Toronto Library Suitable for 13 years and over Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Monday 15 July 10am Storytime - Discover frogs Discover the fascinating world of frogs and their lifecycle with stories and hands-on activities. Morisset Library 3-8 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Tuesday 16 July 11am Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Edgeworth Library 3-10 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Tuesday 16 July 1-3pm Crazy critter recycled art Create your own crazy critter from recycled materials at our drop-in art session. Charlestown Library 3-12 years Gold coin entry
Tuesday 16 July 4pm Children's book club: Go wild "Go wild" at our special school holiday book club. We will be chatting about novels and book series about animals in the wild, and animals in them. We will also play word games, discover quirky animal facts Morisset Library 6-12 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Wednesday 17 July 10am-noon Water Colour Wonderland Create a beautiful artwork using water-based materials while being inspired by the current SEEN@Swansea exhibition 'Art of the Scott Sisters' Swansea Library 6-10 years Tickets $15 per person, includes all materials and entry to SEEN@Swansea Bookings essential at watercoloursseen.eventbrite.com.au
Thursday 18 July 4pm LEGO® ‎Builders Join us to create and design your own LEGO scene Toronto Library 3-10 years Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Friday 19 July 10am VR Awaba: experience history through virtual reality Journey back in time through virtual reality (VR) and explore Lake Macquarie's Aboriginal history through three stories: Niridiba about Moon Island; Malangbula, the story of two sisters Swansea Heads; and Kurrurkurraan, the story of Blackalls Park Petrified Forest Morisset Library Suitable for 13 years and over Free Bookings essential at library.lakemac.com.au/events

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