Free School Holiday activities for children and teens

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Free School Holiday activities for children and teens

Inner West Council has an extensive calendar of free events to keep the kids and teenagers busy during the upcoming school holidays. Many activities will be in high demand, so bookings are recommended. All bookings can be made through www.eventbrite.com.au unless otherwise stated.

Explore colours and make your own yarn Mandala
Kids will make a ‘mandala’ inspired by the classic story, The Legend of the Paintbrush by Tomie de Paola and an ancient, meditative yarn craft, wrapping and weaving different coloured wool. Using rustic or more refined smooth sticks as a frame, every design is totally unique.

For children 8-12 years. Children 10 years and under need adult supervision.
Bookings essential – www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Emanuel Tsardoulis Community Library (Dulwich Hill)
Monday 25 September, 10.30am – 12 noon


St Peters/Sydenham Library
Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am – 12 noon

Stanmore Library
Wednesday 27 September, 10.30am – 12 noon

Marrickville Library
Thursday 28 September, 10.30am – 12 noon

Yoga for kids
Fun, interactive yoga workshop with a dance warm up, games, balancing, flowing sequences and gentle strength work. There will also be a relaxation/meditation element.

For children aged 5-12 years. Bring yoga mat or towel.
Bookings essential - www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Ashfield Library
Tuesday 26 September, 10am

Haberfield Library
Wednesday 27 September, 10am

Yoga for teens
Teens can participate in an hour of yoga for the full body, focusing on deep stretches for relaxation and stress relief.

Bring towel and water. A yoga mat is provided.

Bookings essentialwww.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Marrickville Town Hall
Tuesday 26 September, 2pm – 3pm


Buster Kaboo Comic Show
Comic artist and performer Rob Feldman presents his Buster Kaboo Comic Show involving storytelling, acting, music and big doses of comedy and surprises.

For children 5 – 12 years.
Bookings essential – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/leichhardt-library-service-353806429

            Balmain Library

            Tuesday 26 September, 1.30pm – 3pm

CD Dream-catcher workshop

Kids will have fun and use their creativity with beads, markers and wool to make colourful CD dream-catchers for spring.

For children 8 – 12 years.
Bookings essential - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/leichhardt-library-service-353806429

Leichhardt Library
Wednesday 27 September, 2pm – 3.30pm

Candle making workshop
Kids will make their own candles with assorted scents and colours, as well as decorating the jars.

For children aged 8-12 years.
Bookings essential - www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Ashfield Library
Thursday 28 September, 10am

Arts and crafts workshop – Peg Puppets

For primary school aged children.  Booking essential – please call 9810 1622 or email jlcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Jimmy Little Community Centre, 19 Cecily Street Lilyfield
Thursday 28 September, 10.30am – 12pm

Spring origami DIY
The art of paper folding was once a pastime for the elite. Now, the ancient art of origami has grown to be a much-loved symbol of Japanese culture.

For teens 12-15 years.  Bookings essential – www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Marrickville Library
Friday 29 September, 10am – 12.30pm

Drama games
For primary school aged children.  Booking essential – please call 9810 1622 or email jlcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Jimmy Little Community Centre, 19 Cecily Street Lilyfield
Friday 29 September, 1.30pm – 3pm

Innovate and invent with LEGO
Lego lovers aged 5-9 can get stuck in to constructing a dream invention, following the theme of innovation. Plan a visit to the library in advance for some innovation inspiration from famous historical figures, and stick around after the activity for a fun discussion on what the future could look like with young inventors at the helm.

For children 5-9 years, with adult supervision.

Bookings essential – www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au


            St Peters/Sydenham Library
            Monday 2 October
            10.30am – 11.30am

            Emanuel Tsardoulis Community Library (Dulwich Hill)
            Tuesday 3 October
            10.30am – 11.30am

            Stanmore Library
            Wednesday 4 October
            10.30am – 11.30am

            Marrickville Library
            Friday 6 October
            10.30am – 11.30am

Under the sea: Upcycling plastic waste
Plastic waste has a big impact on the environment, especially oceans. Kids can re-use a rainbow of plastic materials such as plastic bags, packaging, bottle caps and more to make a weird and wonderful sea creature of their own.

For children aged 5-12 years.  Bookings essential - www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

            Ashfield Library
            Wednesday 4 October, 10am

Wearable circuits
Accessory designer Nadine Schmoll will show how to create both simple and complex electrical circuits and apply them to wearable art such as an armband, bowtie or necklace.

For teenagers aged 12-18 years.  Bookings essential – www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

            Ashfield Library
            Wednesday 4 October, 2pm

Special effects make up workshop: Casualty wounds
Work with an industry professional to create realistic cuts, bruises, burns and more.

For teenagers aged 12-18 years.  Bookings essential - www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

            Ashfield Library
            Thursday 5 October, 10am

Arts and crafts workshop – Make a ‘soctopus’
For primary school aged children.  Booking essential – please call 9810 1622 or email jlcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

            Jimmy Little Community Centre, 19 Cecily Street Lilyfield
            Thursday 5 October, 10.30am – 12pm

CD Dream-catcher workshop
Kids will have fun and use their creativity with beads, markers and wool to make colourful CD dream-catchers for spring.

For children 8 – 12 years. Bookings essential - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/leichhardt-library-service-353806429

            Balmain Library
            Thursday 5 October, 2.30pm – 4pm

What’s The Joke? Andy Jones Show
Ridiculously funny jokes and cool music. Kids aged between 6-12 years can join bestselling-author and entertainer, Andy Jones, when he presents his wildly popular musical show. There will be dancing, acting, joke-telling and more (don’t forget to bring your own jokes to tell on the day). Check out Andy’s awesome books now, and warm up those dancing feet.

For children 6-12 years. Children 10 years and under need adult supervision. Parents and carers are encouraged to come along and dance!
Bookings essential – www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

            Marrickville Town Hall
            Thursday 5 October
            11am – 12 noon

Special effects make up workshop: Robots
Kids will transform themselves into futuristic robots using non-toxic, professional grade make up under the supervision of an industry professional.

For children aged 8-21 years.  Bookings essential - www.innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

 Ashfield Library
Friday 6 October, 10am

Drama games
For primary school aged children.  Booking essential – please call 9810 1622 or email jlcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

 Jimmy Little Community Centre, 19 Cecily Street Lilyfield
Friday 6 October, 1.30pm – 3pm

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