Council School Holiday Program

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In need of entertainment these school holidays? We run and support school holiday events across the Coast and have pulled together a great program of events and activities for all ages to keep the family entertained.

Download the programs below or scroll down for the complete Council school holiday program.

What's On at our Leisure Centres

There is plenty of swimming and sporting fun these holidays at our Leisure Centres right across the Coast. From intensive learn to swim classes, to basketball clinics plus pool inflatable and jumping castle fun. We even have a special Autism / Sensory friendly inflatable play program at Niagara Park Stadium for children that require more space in a quieter environment.

Download the holiday program

What's On at The Entrance

Bring the kids down to The Entrance these school holidays for a range of fun free activities including our special Dinosaur Train Show plus live entertainment, pelican feeding from 3.30pm and amusement rides daily. The inaugural Chalk the Walk will also turn the Waterfront Plaza at The Entrance into one giant canvas, with a number of ways that you can get involved.

Download the holiday program

What’s On at the Gallery

Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden is a peaceful place where you can tap into your talents and get creative – Mum and dad can grab a coffee at the Café too! Explore the gardens, draw from observation and paint a colourful Wreath using the wet on wet technique of Illustration Artists, be introduced to the Ancient techniques of intertwining textured yarn and fabric to create your very own woven Wall Hanging or join us for a workshop that investigates the languages of texture and portraiture inspired by the portrait of Ben Mendelsohn.

What’s On across our Libraries

Make the most of our Library Service this school holidays with a full program of free events for all ages. The program kicks off with a Curious Creatures scavenger hunt at all our library branches throughout the holidays. Join us for our Funky Slime Craft, Sun Catcher Making, FIFA 19 PS4 Gaming Tournament or our test out one of our Escape Rooms. You can also get up close with a range of Australian animals in a special presentation by Australian Wildlife Displays.

Download the holiday program

Council’s School Holiday Event Program and Bookings

All Holidays

Pelican feeding

From 3.30pm, amusement rides and live music at The Entrance.

Curious Creatures Scavenger Hunt

14-25 January

A number of Curious Creatures have escaped and hidden themselves in the Library…it’s up to you to track them down. Collect a Curious Creature Hunt Checklist and start searching, then collect your sticker once you’ve found them all!
No bookings required. Call 4304 7013 for more information.
All ages. All our library branches during opening hours.

 

Date

Week 1

Ages

Monday, 7 January

Autism / Sensory Friendly Inflatable Play
A special hour session for children that require more space in a quieter environment – strictly limited to 20 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 9.30-10.30am
$5 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Monday, 7 January

Swish Technics Basketball Clinic and Inflatable Play
1.5 hours of advanced basketball coaching delivered by a high level coach for players involved in local competitions followed by 1 hours play on the stadiums brand new inflatables. Includes a free ice block at the end – strictly limited to 30 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 9.30am-12noon
$17.50 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Monday, 7 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Monday, 7 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 7 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting).
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 7 January

Live Entertainment with Marlee Carter
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-1pm

All ages

Monday, 7 January

Indoor Inflatable Play
2 hours of jumping castle fun with a separate court to shoot hoops.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5.30pm
$5 per child. No bookings required.

5-12 years

Tuesday, 8 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Tuesday, 8 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 8 January

Dinosaurs – Life Long Ago
Memorial Park, 10am-1pm

Up to 13 years

Tuesday, 8 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 8 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Dinosaur Train Show
Memorial Park Stage - 10am, 11am, 12pm

Up to 13 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Jumping Castle Fun
2 hours of jumping castle fun, a different activity these holidays for kids to burn off energy.
Peninsula Leisure Centre, 12-2pm or 2-4pm
$7.50 per child. No bookings required.

2-12 years

Wednesday, 9 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Thursday, 10 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Thursday, 10 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 10 January

Dinosaur Train Show
Memorial Park Stage - 10am, 11am, 12pm

Up to 13 years

Thursday, 10 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 10 January

Jumping Castle Fun
2 hours of jumping castle fun, a different activity these holidays for kids to burn off energy.
Peninsula Leisure Centre, 12-2pm or 2-4pm
$7.50 per child. No bookings required.

2-12 years

Thursday, 10 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Friday, 11 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Friday, 11 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Friday, 11 January

Dinosaur Train Show
Memorial Park Stage - 10am, 11am, 12pm

Up to 13 years

Friday, 11 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Saturday, 12 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Sunday, 13 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Date

Week 2

Ages

Monday, 14 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Monday, 14 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 14 January

Create a Plate
Decorate your own porcelain plate. Take your finished creation home and bake your design in the oven to set it for use.
Bateau Bay Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1580

6-12 years

Monday, 14 January

Decorative Wreaths - Sandra McArthur
Explore the gardens, draw from observation and paint a colourful Wreath using the wet on wet technique of Illustration Artists.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Monday, 14 January

Live Entertainment with Nick Read
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Monday, 14 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 14 January

Animal Portraits – Sandra McArthur
Bring along an image of your favourite animal to help recreate a realistic drawing using the Grid Method of Renaissance Artists.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Monday, 14 January

Drawing Lab: Strange Creatures
Bring your imagination and create your own curious creature. Be inspired by mythological beasts, aliens, monsters and insects and use crayons on a black background to bring your creation to life.
Gosford Library, 2-3pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7500

8-12 years

Monday, 14 January

Newspaper Sit-Upons
Planning to visit the beach this summer but don’t want to be stuck sitting on the ground? Come on in and learn to weave your own sit-upon using newspaper.
Lake Haven Library, 2-3pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1570

9-12 years

Monday, 14 January

Indoor Inflatable Play
2 hours of jumping castle fun with a separate court to shoot hoops.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5.30pm
$5 per child. No bookings required.

5-12 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Squad Camp
Come for a morning of team work, training stroke development, and professional knowledge. Meet and go over program, training and video session. Have video feedback and lunch. Back in the water for training and games.
Minimum requirements: 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and
know starts and turns.
Wyong Olympic Pool, 9am-1pm
$48 – current members, $78 – non members.
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 8050

 

Tuesday, 15 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Skateboard Deck Art
Do you love skating and art? Come along and learn to create awesome art on a skateboard deck that you get to keep once finished! All materials provided.
Kincumber Library, 10.30am-12pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7641

10-16 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Sing and Stomp
Come down and enjoy a relaxed morning of songs, stories and movement.
Toukley Library, 10.30-11am
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1540

4-8 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Funky Slime Craft
Who likes slime!? Learn how putting soap, starch and baking powder together and adding colour creates slime.
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1560
Tuggerah Library, 10.30-11.30am

5-10 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Weaving with Vanja Zetovic
Be introduced to the Ancient techniques of intertwining textured yarn and fabric on prewrapped looms and create your very own woven Wall Hanging.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Live Entertainment with Dylan Pollard
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

Up to 13 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Bonsai Trees – Vanja Zetovic
Inspired by our very own Ancient Black Pines in the Japanese Garden, form your very own miniature Bonsai tree created from decorative beads and wire.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Swish Technics Basketball Clinic
1.5 hours of advanced coaching delivered by a high level coach for players involved in local competitions.
Lake Haven Recreation Centre, 2.30-4pm
Cost $17.50 per session. Bookings required. Phone 4304 8020

10-16 years

Tuesday, 15 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Monster Bubbles
Memorial Park Stage, 10am-1pm

Up to 13 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Duplo Drop-In Club
Does your toddler or preschooler love Duplo? We provide the Duplo and your kids provide the imagination.
Gosford Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings not essential. Enquiries 4304 7500

3-6 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Sun Catcher Making
Come along and learn how to make a beautiful sun catcher.
Umina Beach Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7333

6-12 years

Wednesday, 16 January

My Little Book of Prints – Sandy James
Walk away with a collection of Relief Prints that explore Positive, Negative and Repetitive Printing which are all inspired by Japanese Woodblocks, Margaret Preston, Julie Paterson and Andy Warhol.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

6-14 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Drawing Lab: Strange Creatures
Bring your imagination and create your own curious creature. Be inspired by mythological beasts, aliens, monsters and insects and use crayons on a black background to bring your creation to life.
The Entrance Library, 12-1pm or 2-3pm
Spaces limited. Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1550

8-12 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Jumping Castle Fun
2 hours of jumping castle fun, a different activity these holidays for kids to burn off energy.
Peninsula Leisure Centre, 12-2pm or 2-4pm
$7.50 per child. No bookings required.

2-12 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Print ‘N’ Paint – Sandy James
Using the style of Japanese Woodcuts’, print your very own Monochromatic Relief Print that can be either hand coloured using Art Pencils or painted in Acrylics.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

6-14 years

Wednesday, 16 January

FIFA 19 Gaming Tournament (PS4)
Do you like playing FIFA 19 on Playstation 4? Kincumber is hosting a FIFA 19 tournament, so book in early and kick some goals to win!
Kincumber Library, 2-4pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7641

9-14 years

Wednesday, 16 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Squad Camp
Come for a morning of team work, training stroke development, and professional knowledge. Meet and go over program, training and video session. Have video feedback and lunch. Back in the water for training and games.
Minimum requirements: 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and
know starts and turns.
Peninsula Leisure Centre, 9am-1pm
$48 – current members, $78 – non members.
Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8123

 

Thursday, 17 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 17 January

Chalk the Walk
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-4pm

All ages

Thursday, 17 January

Escape Room
Put your deductive skills to the test in this interactive, Escape Room style event. Unravel the clues and discover where loot from the infamous Gold Reserve Heist is stashed, but beware, your rivals are closing in and the race is on to see who can find it first.
Lake Haven Library, 10-10.30am, 11-11.30am, 12-12.30pm or 1-1.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1570

12-17 years

Thursday, 17 January

Tactile Selves – National Portrait Gallery
Join us for a workshop that investigates the languages of texture and portraiture inspired by the portrait of Ben Mendelsohn. We will explore how textures function in portraits from the exhibition, Express Yourself and then experiment with surfaces to create a self-portrait.
Please bring a photograph of yourself to help get you started and a piece of old clothing or fabric if you can. All other materials provided. We will have a short break, so please bring a snack and drink bottle.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

8-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Live Entertainment with Marlee Carter
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Thursday, 17 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting).
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 17 January

Jumping Castle Fun
2 hours of jumping castle fun, a different activity these holidays for kids to burn off energy.
Peninsula Leisure Centre, 12-2pm or 2-4pm
$7.50 per child. No bookings required.

2-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Autism / Sensory Friendly Inflatable Play
A special hour session for children that require more space in a quieter environment – strictly limited to 20 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 1.30-2.30pm
$5 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Swish Technics Basketball Clinic and Inflatable Play
1.5 hours of advanced basketball coaching delivered by a high level coach for players involved in local competitions followed by 1 hours play on the stadiums brand new inflatables. Includes a free ice block at the end – strictly limited to 30 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 1.30-4pm
$17.50 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

7-12 years

Thursday, 17 January

Portraits using the Environment – Susan Ingham
Use your creativity to Collage a Portrait using the Japanese Garden Environment as a source of inspiration to grow your Identity.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

6-14 years

Friday, 18 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Friday, 18 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Friday, 18 January

Chalk the Walk
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-4pm

All ages

Friday, 18 January

Flower Pot Mushroom House
Learn to make and decorate your own mushroom house to display in your room or garden at home.
The Entrance Library, 10.30-11.30am or 2-3pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1550

4-8 years

Friday, 18 January

Curious Creatures or Something Wild!
Get up close with a range of Australian animals in this great presentation by Australian Wildlife Displays. A wonderful way to introduce kids to some of native Australian Curious Creatures!
Woy Woy Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7555

6-12 years

Friday, 18 January

Live Entertainment with Bryce Sainty
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Friday, 18 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Friday, 18 January

Friday Fun Craft
Come along and get crafty with a variety of paper crafts.
Erina Library, 2-4pm
Bookings not required. Enquiries 4304 7650

4-8 years

Friday, 18 January

Lego Club
Come along for some creative building fun with Lego. Finished creations will be displayed in the Library.
Gosford Library, 3.30-4.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7500

6-12 years

Saturday, 19 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Saturday, 19 January

Chalk the Walk
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-4pm

All ages

Saturday, 19 January

Live Entertainment with Stevie Pounder
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Sunday, 20 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Sunday, 20 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Sunday, 20 January

Chalk the Walk
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-4pm

All ages

Sunday, 20 January

Live Entertainment with Dominique Morgan
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Date

Week 3

Ages

Monday, 21 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Monday, 21 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 21 January

Seaside Plaster Art
Calling all junior artists! Come down and enjoy painting two plaster art figures with a seaside theme. Materials provided, but please bring your own paint smock.
Bateau Bay Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1580

7-12 years

Monday, 21 January

Sing and Stomp
Come down and enjoy a relaxed morning of songs, stories and movement.
Erina Library, 10.30-11am
Bookings not essential. Enquiries 4304 7650

4-8 years

Monday, 21 January

Mandala Designs – Sandra McArthur
Take your Dot for a walk in the spirit of Artist Paul Klee to design and paint Mandala Patterns of your own.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7550

7-14 years

Monday, 21 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Monday, 21 January

Live Entertainment with Quinn Carter
Waterfront Plaza, 11am-3pm

All ages

Monday, 21 January

Bird Illustrations – Sandra McArthur
Develop your concentration and creative mindfulness by recreating simple and delicate watercolour birds using the wet on wet technique of Illustrators.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Monday, 21 January

Super Science Fun
Enjoy an afternoon of science and adventure in a creative and fun learning environment.
Lake Haven Library, 2-3pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1570

6-12 years

Monday, 21 January

Skateboard Deck Art
Do you love skating and art? Come along and learn to create awesome art on a skateboard deck that you get to keep once finished! All materials provided.
Woy Woy Library, 2.30-4pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7555

10-16 years

Monday, 21 January

Indoor Inflatable Play
2 hours of jumping castle fun with a separate court to shoot hoops.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5.30pm
$5 per child. No bookings required.

5-12 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 22 January

African Drumming Participation
Memorial Park, 9.30am-12.30pm

All ages

Tuesday, 22 January

Gel-tastic Air Freshener
Calling children with smelly brothers or sisters, we have the solution! Come along and learn how to make your very own air freshener to take home.
The Entrance Library, 10.30-11.30am or 2-3pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1550

6-12 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Tales from the Tea House
Add a little colour to your day when you join us in the Japanese gardens for a colourful Storytime and craft.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7650.

4-8 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Crafty Stitches – Vanja Zetovic
Learn the basics behind Textile Arts & Crafts with threading, simple embroidery stitching and embellishing to create a decorative placemat.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7550

7-14 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Babushka Dolls – Vanja Zetovic
Discover Russian Culture through decorating a series of 5 stackable wooden dolls inspired by traditional Folk Art Deigns.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

7-14 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Gaming in Libraries: Skirmish
The forces of evil are invading and only an alliance of Dwarves and Elves can stand against them. Come along and learn to play this exciting table top game, Skirmish, which is part of our popular Gaming in Libraries program.
Kincumber Library, 2-4pm
Bookings Essential. Phone 4304 7641

12-17 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Swish Technics Basketball Clinic
1.5 hours of advanced coaching delivered by a high level coach for players involved in local competitions.
Lake Haven Recreation Centre, 2.30-4pm
Cost $17.50 per session. Bookings required. Phone 4304 8020

10-16 years

Tuesday, 22 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Autism / Sensory Friendly Inflatable Play
A special hour session for children that require more space in a quieter environment – strictly limited to 20 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 9.30-10.30am
$5 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Swish Technics Basketball Clinic and Inflatable Play
1.5 hours of advanced basketball coaching delivered by a high level coach for players involved in local competitions followed by 1 hours play on the stadiums brand new inflatables. Includes a free ice block at the end – strictly limited to 30 children.
Niagara Park Stadium, 9.30am-12noon
$17.50 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Slime Workshop
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-1pm

Up to 13 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Duplo Drop-In Club
Does your toddler or preschooler love Duplo? We provide the Duplo and your kids provide the imagination.
Gosford Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings not essential. Enquiries 4304 7500

3-6 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Curious Creatures or Something Wild!
Get up close with a range of Australian animals in this great presentation by Australian Wildlife Displays. A wonderful way to introduce kids to some of native Australian Curious Creatures!
Tuggerah Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1560

6-12 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Print ‘N’ Paint – Sandy James
Using the style of Japanese Woodcuts’, print your very own Monochromatic Relief Print that can be either hand coloured using Art Pencils or painted in Acrylics.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

6-14 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Wednesday, 23 January

My Little Book of Prints – Sandy James
Walk away with a collection of Relief Prints that explore Positive, Negative and Repetitive Printing which are all inspired by Japanese Woodblocks, Margaret Preston, Julie Paterson and Andy Warhol.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

6-14 years

Wednesday, 23 January

Coding for Beginners
CIY.Club – Let's Try Coding! CIY.Club and Umina Library would like to invite kids aged 7-13 to attend our FREE 2 hour Introduction to Coding session. Participants will learn the foundations underlying some of today's most exciting areas of technology, and create their own interactive scenes and games that they can take home to share with their family and friends.
Umina Beach Library, 2.30-4.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7333

7-13 years

Thursday, 24 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Thursday, 24 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 24 January

Slime Workshop
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-1pm

Up to 13 years

Thursday, 24 January

Lego Scavenger Hunt
Challenge yourself with a Lego Scavenger Hunt! As you build, stealthily conceal an item for others to find.
Kincumber Library, 10.30am-12pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7641

6-12 years

Thursday, 24 January

Clay Mega Beasties – Shelley McGavin
Create a frenzy by bringing Horror sculptural Creatures to Life, which will give anyone nightmares after seeing their Gruesome Features.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

9-15 years

Thursday, 24 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Toukley Aquatic Centre, 11am-2pm
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Thursday, 24 January

Clay Dungeons & Castles – Shelley McGavin
Build your very own ghastly dungeon or fantasy castle using slab construction techniques that will be enhanced through surface decoration details.
Gosford Regional Gallery, 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings essential. Book now or phone 4304 7550.

9-15 years

Thursday, 24 January

Crafty Afternoon for Kids
Come on down and have a relaxing, crafty afternoon before school starts again for 2019.
Toukley Library, 1-2.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4350 1540

5-12 years

Thursday, 24 January

Sun Catcher Making
Come along and learn how to make a beautiful sun catcher.
Kariong Library, 3-4pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8155

6-12 years

Thursday, 24 January

Holiday Multi Sports Afternoon
1.5 hours of multisport fun which will include time spent on our brand new inflatables, trampolines, wheelchair basketball, soccer, indoor hockey and more. Includes a free ice block at the end.
Niagara Park Stadium, 3.30-5pm
$11 per child. Bookings essential. Phone 4325 8199 (ext 2)

5-12 years

Friday, 25 January

Intensive Learn to Swim
Fast track your child’s swimming progress with our intensive swim program – 5 continuous days this January school holidays.
Gosford Pool / Peninsula Leisure Centre / Toukley Aquatic Centre
$84 per child for 5 consecutive lessons. AM classes.
Bookings essential. Phone your Leisure Centre for more details.

3-12 years

Friday, 25 January

Waterslide & Pool Inflatable Fun
Action and adventure at Peninsula Leisure Centre, either ride the waterslide of challenge yourself across the pool inflatable.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
10am and 1pm – Pool Inflatable obstacle course
11am and 2pm – Waterslide
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Friday, 25 January

Live Entertainment with Dylan Pollard
Waterfront Plaza, 10am-4pm

All ages

Friday, 25 January

Create a Plate
Decorate your own porcelain plate. Take your finished creation home and bake your design in the oven to set it for use.
Umina Beach Library, 10.30-11.30am
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7333

6-12 years

Friday, 25 January

Pool Inflatable Fun
Attempt to complete our pool inflatable obstacle course.
Gosford Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Wyong Olympic Pool, 11am-2pm (weather permitting)
Price included with pool entry. Bookings not essential.

Up to 18 years

Friday, 25 January

Friday Fun Craft
Come and get crafty with a variety of paper crafts.
Erina Library, 2-4pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7650.

4-8 years

Friday, 25 January

Lego Club
Come along for some creative building fun with Lego. Finished creations will be displayed in the Library.
Gosford Library, 3.30-4.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 4304 7500

6-12 years

Other Council events over the holidays:

Our new FREE, interactive pavement chalk art event will hit the streets.

On 17-20 January the first ever ‘Chalk the Walk’ will turn the Waterfront Plaza at The Entrance into one giant canvas, with a number of ways that you can get involved.

The event will feature two large 3D artworks by renowned street artist, Anton Pulvirenti, with another 20 chalk masterpieces being produced by our very own local artists to make an interactive pavement gallery. On Sunday, 20 January we also have a special opportunity for 10 young artists to register and take part in a major collaborative piece. The artwork will grow during the day and the finished piece will show what can be achieved by working together.

  • Date: 17-20 January Location: Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance
  • Time: 10am-4pm All ages

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Last updated : Fri 14 Dec 2018