Group of young friends

Fairfield City Council is offering a wide range of exciting activities and workshops these summer school holidays to keep kids active and entertained. Parents and guardians can be sure there is something for every child to get out of the house and have fun with a range of child related activities spanning across Council’s libraries, leisure centres and the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.

January School Holiday Fun Program

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield NSW 2164

3D Monster Faces
Wednesday 17 January 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child
Explore how to make big and wild 3 dimensional monster faces in this fun workshop while learning the art of collage and cut and paste techniques. Make them big or make them small, and watch them pop out!

Creative Cardboard Creations
Thursday 18 January 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm
Ages: 4+ (Parents or carers are welcome to sit in and assist for this workshop)
Cost: $8 per child
Using sustainable materials children will learn how to create their own magical castle, technical robot or double-storey house out of cardboard. It will be a race to the finish as to who can design the biggest and best!

Animals Alive!
Friday 19 January 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child
Learn how fun and easy watercolour painting can be! Paint your favourite animals in wild and wonderful ways.

Magic Money-boxes
Thursday 23 January 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: $8 per child
Learn more about collaging and decoupage techniques, in order to design your very own robot, alien or animal money box!

Short film workshop
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am–3.00pm
Ages: 7–13
Cost: $35 per child
Get hands-on experience in filmmaking, acting, photography and more in this one-day workshop! Guided by local professional film-makers, children will work in small groups to shoot, act, direct and edit a short film. Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and water for this workshop.

Out of this world!
Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm
Ages: 6+
Cost: $8 per child
Run by exhibiting artist Lisa Sammut, explore astronomy, cosmic wonders, lines and geometric shapes in order to design colourful watercolour paintings that reflect cosmic galaxies afar!

Active Kids School Holiday Program
Fairfield Leisure Centre
55 Vine St, Fairfield

Kids will have a ball at the Active Kids school holiday program, held over two weeks (15–19 January, 22–25 January) at Fairfield Leisure Centre Precinct. The program runs 8.30am–4.00pm daily and incorporates a large variety of physical activities to allow children to make friends and learn new skills in a safe environment with top-class facilities. Children will enjoy a range of activities including badminton, table tennis, trampolines and more. Prices start at $50 per day.

Fairfield City Leisure Centres Learn to Swim holiday program
1, 2, or 3 Week Intensive Programs
2–5 January, 8–12 January, 15–19 January, 22–25 January 2018.

Enrolments commence: 12 December 2017

To book Learn to Swim, contact: 9754 2078

More information on the Fairfield Leisure Centre holiday activities and Learn to Swim program


Libraries have a range of dedicated children’s activities including movies, holiday craft workshops and creating computer game activities.

Lego Play
Bonnyrigg Library: Every Friday (5/1/18–19/1/18), 10.30am–1.30pm; Every Saturday (6/1/18–20/1/18), 10.00am–11.30am
Wetherill Park Library: Every Monday (8/1/18–29/1/18), 1.00pm–4.00pm
Fairfield Library: Every Wednesday (10/1/18–23/1/18), 1.00pm–4.00pm
Whitlam Library Cabramatta: Every Tuesday (16/1/18–23/1/18), 10.30am–12.30pm

Children’s Movie
Bring your own popcorn and watch movie favourites on the big screen.
Whitlam Library Cabramatta: Monday 8, 15 and 22 January 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm
Bonnyrigg and Whitlam Libraries: Wednesday 10 January 2018, 10.30am–11.30am
Fairfield and Wetherill Park Libraries: Friday 12 January 2018, 10.30am–11.30am

Code Club – Scratch Coding level 1
Use Scratch to create your own basic computer game. For ages 9 to 13 years. 5 week course starting 10 January, registration required.

Feature Creatures
Snakes, turtles, stick insects and crocodiles!
Fairfield Library: Monday 15 January 2018
Bonnyrigg Library: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Whitlam Library Cabramatta: Thursday 18 January 2018
Wetherill Park Library: Friday 19 January 2018

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