School Holidays

Spring school holidays

We've got your holidays covered with activities at our librariesart gallery and swim centres!

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Date Time Activity Description Location Age Cost Book
Tuesday 2-Friday 5 October   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels. Charlestown, Swansea and West Wallsend Swim Centres 3+ years $35.20 for 4 day program Contact local swim centre.
Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 October Library opening hours Seasons craft table Come along and view our latest Launchpad exhibition "Seasons" by Lorraine Robertson, and then create your own "Seasons" artwork to take home. Belmont Library All ages Free No need to book.
Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 October 9-9.45am CPR awareness sessions Learn the latest CPR and first aid techniques. Presented by Lake Macquarie Council beach lifeguards. Swansea, West Wallsend and Charlestown Swim Centres All ages Free No need to book.
Tuesday 2 October 9.30am - noon Make a Splash storytime Join the fun at our special storytimes, with stories, songs and craft while you cool off by the pool at Lake Mac Swim Centres. West Wallsend Swim Centre 3-6 years Swim Centre entry Book online
Tuesday 2 October 10.30am-12.30pm Sculpture workshop Create 3D art with curved surfaces. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Book online
Tuesday 2 October 3.45-4.45pm Stories from the Big Blue Chair: Be yourself, be fabulous Join Amber Dexterous for an hour of fun, fabulousness and frivolity. There will be stories & craft and song & dance. Make your own crown or wand to take home.Drag Queen Story Hour is an international initiative which celebrates diversity, equality and self-confidence. Toronto Library 5-9yrs Free No need to book.
Wednesday 3 October 10.30-11.30am Rainbow Connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child/adult couple Book online
Wednesday 3 October 10am, 11.30am or 3pm Fold and fly paper planes Come along and build the perfect paper plane where you will receive step-by-step instruction on how to fold your own coloured paper planes. Be prepared to test your planes' aerodynamics! Morisset Library 7-12 years Free Book online for 10am, 11.30am or 3pm session. 
Thursday 4 October 10.30-11.30am Lantern making Families are invited to create a floating lantern at Charlestown Library. All materials and instructions are supplied. The floating lanterns will be used to float down the Hunter River as part of the Riverlights Multicultural Festival in Maitland. Charlestown Library All ages Free Book online
Thursday 4 October 11am-noon Meet the illustrator: Lessons of a Lac

Join illustrator Kirrili Lonergan for a fun and interactive session to discover the Lessons of a Lac series. This series aims to help children manage common emotions.

Speers Point Library 4-10 years Free Book online
Thursday 4 October 10.30am-12.30pm Jewellery making Create your own jewellery piece or 3D form with metal wire. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Book online
Friday 5 October 9.30am - noon Make a Splash Storytime Join the fun at our special storytimes, with stories, songs and craft while you cool off by the pool at Lake Mac Swim Centres. Charlestown Swim Centre 3-6 years Swim Centre entry Book online
Friday 5 October 9.30-10.15am Spooky storytime Come along to our spooky storytime at Swansea Library, with spine-tingling stories, songs and creepy craft. Dress up as your favourite frightening creature and join in the fun! Swansea Library 3-7 years Free Book online
Saturday 6 October 8am-noon (30 minute classes) Free Learn to Swim class To celebrate Learn2Swim Week, we are offering free learn-to-swim classes for kids aged five and under. Charlestown, Swansea, Speers Point and West Wallsend Swim Centres 5 years and under Free Contact local swim centre.
Monday 8-Friday 12 October   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive five-day program. Beginner to transition levels. Charlestown, Swansea and West Wallsend Swim Centres 3+ years $55 for 5 day program Contact local swim centre.
Monday 8 October 10am-2pm Planet Atheneum Fun Palace Does a magic pen intrigue you? How would you escape an accidental timeline? Who is the innkeeper and what is his currency? Just what is Prudence's problem? Immerse yourself in an interactive storyline where creativity is under threat. Add your words and drawings to our giant hand-made storybooks. Toronto Library 12 years and all abilities Free Book online
Monday 8 October 3-4pm Sketchy Monday Sketchy Mondays is all about fun, creativity and learning through art. If you love drawing, join us on Monday afternoons to practice your drawing skills and learn new techniques each week. Charlestown Library 6-12yrs Free Contact local Library
Monday 8 October 2.30-3.30pm Crafty kids: polar bear fun Get crafty and make your own polar bear to take home at our drop in craft session, and snap a selfie with our life sized yellow polar bear. Wangi Wangi Library 3-8 years Free No need to book.
Tuesday 9 October 9.30-10.15am Teddy bear storytime Bring your teddy, and join the fun with stories, songs and craft. Edgeworth Library 3-6 years Free Book online
Tuesday 9 October 10.30am-12.30pm Sculpture workshop Use 2D surfaces to create 3D art forms. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Book online
Tuesday 9 October 11am-noon Scare yourself silly party Calling all monsters, ghastly ghouls and frightening friends - come along to Swansea Library's Scare Yourself Silly Party! Play spooky games, create creepy craft and taste terrifying treats. Dress up as your favourite creature! Swansea Library 8-12 years Member $5, non-member $7 Book online
Wednesday 10 October 10.30-11.30am Rainbow Connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child/adult couple Book online
Wednesday 10 October 10.30am, 11.30am or 3pm Billy Goats Gruff storytime and puppet show Enjoy a special storytime featuring a puppet show based on the classic story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Morisset Library 3-7 years. Free Book online for 10.30am, 11.30am or 3pm session.  
Wednesday 10 October 2-2.45pm Mindfulness through art for kids Children will learn simple drawing activities which can be done at home to help quiet busy minds. Presented by a qualified art therapist. Belmont Library 7-12 years Member $8, non-member $10 Book online
Thursday 11 October 10-10.45am Wands for muggles Design and make your own unique wand. Speers Point Library 6-10 years Free Book online
Thursday 11 October 10.30am-12.30pm Jewellery making Create your own jewellery piece or 3D form with metal wire. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Book online
Friday 12 October Library opening hours Colour your world  Add your masterpiece to our giant colouring-in stencil. Cardiff Library 5-12 years Free No need to book.
Friday 12 October 2-3.15pm Trivia  

Join us for an afternoon of trivia especially for children. There will be heaps of fun questions from categories including books, movies, general knowledge and more!

Charlestown Library  7-12 years Free Contact local library.

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