School holiday fun in Lake Macquarie

Keen to avoid the chorus of “I’m bored” this school holidays? Well Lake Macquarie council has you covered with these awesome holiday activities for the young and young at heart.

Farmyard tales story time

Moo-ve along and join us for our special storytime.
Wangi Wangi Library
Monday 30 June | 2.30-3.15pm
Edgeworth Library
Monday 7 July | 10.30 -11.15am

Recommended for ages 2-8 years. Entry is free

Bugged out storytime

Wriggle along for some stories and craft
Cardiff Library
Monday 30 June, Tuesday July, Wednesday 2 July, Thursday 3 July, Friday 4 July  at 11-11.45am

Recommended for ages 2-8 years. Entry is free

Gardening with dinosaurs

Get your hands dirty! Create your own potted Jurassic garden, with dinosaurs
Belmont Library
Tuesday 1 July | 10-10.45am
Morisset Library
Thursday 3 July | 10.30-11.15am

Recommended for ages 6 years +. Entry is $6

Monster mash

Join us for monster stories, and then make your own recycled monster to take home.
Charlestown Library
Wednesday 2 July | 10.30-11.15am

Recommended for ages 5-10 years. Entry is Free

Wombat Stew puppet show

Join the fun with stories and a puppet show based on the popular story Wombat Stew.
Morisset Library
Tuesday 8 July | 10-10.30am or 11.30-noon

Recommended for ages 2-8 years. Entry is free

The great outdoors

Join us round the “campfire” and warm up with some stories, songs and games
Swansea Library
Friday 11 July | 10-11am

Recommended for ages 5-10years. Entry is free

Discover dinosaurs workshop

Kids will help uncover, and identify fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus. Learn when each dinosaur lived, where they came from, what they ate and much more.
Belmont Library
Thursday 10 July | 10-10.45am, 11.15-noon, 12.30-1.15pm

Recommended for ages 5 years +. Entry is $8

NAIDOC storytime

Share stories and poems with award winning bush poets John and Kathy Edwards.
Toronto Library
Wednesday 9 July | 10-11am

For all ages. Entry is free

Design a shirt

Be inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Come along and design your own T-shirt. Participants will need to bring a plain white T-shirt to decorate.
Toronto Library
Wednesday 9 July | 11.30-noon

Recommended for ages 6 years +. Entry is $6

Stories on the Naruta-Ka-Wa quilt

Share in traditional stories, and make some music with Aboriginal musical instruments on the Naruta-Ka-Wa “The Great Sky Lizard of Pulbah Island” story quilt.
Swansea Library
Friday 4 July | 10-11am

Recommended for ages 5-10 years. Entry is Free


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