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School Holidays

There's always something fun and educational on for kids of all ages every school holidays across our libraries, community centres and other local spaces.

School Holidays @ Your Local Community Centre

A range of activities are available across our community centres for the upcoming School Holiday period beginning on Monday, 28 September.

Starting from just $5 per child, there's a host of fun activities on offer to suit kids of all ages.

Bookings are essential for most sessions.

Community Centres School Holiday program

School Holidays @ Your Local Library

This September/October School Holidays, we're back for a range of activities in our Civic, Hindmarsh and West Lakes Libraries, with a special joint event at our Henley & Grange Community Centre.

There will also be a Manga Mayhem Hunt every day of the school holidays. Find all the Manga characters hidden in the shelves at any of our five libraries and submit your answers to the library desk, and you will go in the draw to win a prize.

Bookings are essential for all sessions except the scavenger hunt. See the individual events listed below, or click onto our timetable for all sessions.

Library School Holiday Program

School Holiday Sports Program

Kids will get active with a range of free sports and activities in the April and October school holidays every year.

School Holiday Sports Program

Please be aware that safe hygiene practices will apply and there will be restrictions on numbers in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Oct SHP

    Chinese Knotting Workshop (5-14 years)

    28th September 2020 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    • Library
    • School Holidays
    • Free
    Come along for an introduction to the skill of traditional Chinese knotting using simple materials such as colour string and a basic pattern
  • School Holidays Nature Decorated Candle Workshop

    28th September 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    • Workshop
    Decorate a candle for a special occasion using leaves and flowers
  • Oct SHP

    Manga Drawing Workshop (8-14 years) - BOOKED OUT!

    29th September 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Library
    • School Holidays
    • Free
    If you love reading Manga why not try your hand at drawing your own in this free workshop run by illustrator Tsunami Hee Ja?
  • School Holidays Study Support

    29th September 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    • Free
    Need help with your study or getting your resume ready these school holidays?
  • School Holidays Nature Flower Crowns

    29th September 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    These school holidays celebrate spring while making your own nature inspired flower crown to wear
  • School Holidays Dungeons & Dragons

    29th September 2020 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    • Workshop
    Heard of the game D&D but not quite sure how to play this role playing fantasy game? Then this is the session for you
  • Oct SHP

    Paper Lantern Decorating (4-7 years)

    30th September 2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Library
    • School Holidays
    • Free
    Decorate your very own paper lantern with watercolour paints in one of two sessions run at our West Lakes Library
  • School Holidays Kite Decorating Workshop

    30th September 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    Decorate and make your own kite then head outdoors and see it fly
  • School Holidays Yoga - Nature Play Mandalas

    30th September 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    • Workshop
    Participants will experience the physical elements of yoga and also make their own nature inspired mandala to take home
  • School Holidays Acrylic Flow Art Workshop

    30th September 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Children
    • Community
    • School Holidays
    • Workshop
    Working in a small group with Instructor Ana this workshop is an exciting and new way of making beautiful abstract art thats fun and easy