School Holidays

School Holidays

Event Dates

Monday, 16 September to Thursday, 31 October
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

School Holidays

What's On for our Youth

Skateboarders

Council’s Youth Services team have developed another dynamic program of free activities these holidays including the return of the popular Bowl Groms’ skate skills workshops to be held at the Bato Yard in Bateau Bay. Three professional skills development workshops are also on offer to help young people improve their job interviewing and job application skills or take their first step into an exciting hospitality career by obtaining their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification.

See all Youth events.

What's On at our Leisure Centres

Kids swimming

Council’s Leisure Centres have lots of swimming and fun sporting activities these holidays to help kids burn off some energy! Council’s pools will be offering a variety of swimming programs to help youngsters improve their skills in the water, while the sport centres will host a kids’ yoga class, two basketball clinics for juniors and teens, as well as a fun session with obstacle courses, slides and jumping castles!

See all Leisure Centre events.

What's On at our Town Centres

Kids smiling

Fun and free activities are the name of the game these holidays! Bring the kids down to Kibble Park in Gosford to meet the gang from the hit TV show dirtgirlworld, play mobile video games, have a go at Hover S.A.F.E archery and more. See all Gosford events.

At The Entrance, come and see the Thomas & Friends Stage Show or join in the range of other activities including storytime with Parker the Platypus, a fossil dinosaur workshop, amusement rides and daily pelican feeding from 3.30pm. See all The Entrance events.

In Toukley, kids can enjoy the Smurfs - The Lost World show and an inflatable obstacle course, or get up close to a range of animals with a Kindifarm and live reptile show. See all Toukley events.

The kids will enjoy the activities in Wyong, with rock wall climbing, a 9D cinema plus more. The Central Coast is the place to be these school holidays! See all Wyong events.

What's On across our Libraries

Libaries

With more than 35 free events, Council’s Libraries are the place to be for fun and learning these school holidays! Kids can enjoy a pat and cuddle with the Spring Animals Petting Zoo, learn to make a clay critter, a zine, a dog toy and pretty paper flowers, or take the robotics challenge to learn basic coding skills using Sphero robots. Plus, there are a range of Green Living Kids workshops to inspire junior green thumbs, a Hogwarts Wizard Tournament for Harry Potter fans, and much more!

See all Libraries events.

What's On at Gosford Regional Gallery

Painting

Kids can explore their artistic side at the Gosford Regional Gallery these holidays while you enjoy a coffee or even a tour of the Edogawa Commemorative Gardens. They can learn to create a mini food collection using clay, weave their very own woven wall hanging, use recycled fabrics to create colourful Pom Pom flowers, immerse themselves in Indigenous culture by decorating a boomerang or creating an Aboriginal style painting – and much more!

See all Galleries events.

Event Program

Sun, 29 Sep
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Rock Pool Rambles

Rock Pool Rambles

Rock Pool Rambles
Mon, 30 Sep to Fri, 04 Oct
9:00 am to 11:30 am
Swim

Holiday Learn to Swim

Use these holidays to fast track your child's swimming progress with our intensive swim program.
Mon, 30 Sep
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kids smiling

Rock climbing and giant games

Bring the kids to Wyong these school holidays for a range of fun and FREE activities.
Mon, 30 Sep
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
School Holidays

Monster Bubbles - The Entrance

Bring the kids to The Entrance these school holidays for a range of fun and FREE activities.
Mon, 30 Sep
10:00 am to 10:45 am
animals

Spring Animals Petting Zoo School Holiday Program at Kincumber Library

Celebrate Spring at Kincumber Library as we welcome an assortment of Sweet Valley’s adorable baby farm animals. Enquiries: 4304 7641
Mon, 30 Sep
10:30 am to 11:30 am
clay

Crazy Clay Critters School Holiday Program at Lake Haven Library

Experiment with shape and form and craft your very own imaginary creature from Clay! Enquiries: 4350 1570
Mon, 30 Sep
11:00 am to 11:45 am
animals

Spring Animals Petting Zoo School Holiday Program at Kincumber Library

Celebrate Spring at Kincumber Library as we welcome an assortment of Sweet Valley’s adorable baby farm animals. Enquiries: 4304 7641
Mon, 30 Sep
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
animals

Spring Animals Petting Zoo School Holiday Program at Kincumber Library

Celebrate Spring at Kincumber Library as we welcome an assortment of Sweet Valley’s adorable baby farm animals. Enquiries: 4304 7641
Mon, 30 Sep
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Rock Pool Rambles

Rock Pool Rambles

Rock Pool Rambles
Events Map

Programs

We are pleased to pull together a complete program of free and ticketed activities across the Coast each school holidays, making it easier for you to plan how to keep the family entertained.

This school holidays we have activities:

  • for our Youth
  • at our Leisure Centres
  • at our Town Centres
  • across our Libraries
  • at Gosford Regional Gallery