School Holiday Programs

June/ July 2021 Programs

 

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Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Monday, 28 June
Movie and Dress up Day 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Dress up and watch a movie! South YRC - 'Spirit Untamed' at Forum6 Cinema $15 or East YRC - 'The Secret Garden' inhouse. Bookings are essential, book here.
Tuesday, 29 June
Enchanted Garden Pot Painting 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Spend the day painting post for the enchanted garden! Bookings are essential, book here.
School Holiday Program - Sports Day 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $46 A full day jam packed of sports and activities on offer including basketball, futsal, pickleball, dodgeball, handball, four square plus more! Book here.
String Art Age 7-15yrs 12-1pm Tamworth Library Free Come and make your own string art. Bookings are essential, book here.
Movie Afternoon 'Blinky Bill' Age 2-10yrs 3-5pm Tamworth Library Free Come and watch the classic movie 'Blinky Bill'. Bookings are essential, book here.
Art Afternoon Age 12-18yrs 3-5pm The Youthie Free Come down to the Youthie and have fun creating artwork!
Flip Book Animation with Danny Stanley Age 5-8yrs 10:30am-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 Join animator Danny stanley in taking a closer look at the process of animation, including designing fun characters, telling great stories and the importance of colour. Students will focus on creating their own characters and stories, and then bring them to life by making a small flip book animation, in an art style of their choosing. Book here.
Flip Book Animation with Danny Stanley Age 8-12yrs 12-1:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Join animator Danny stanley in taking a closer look at the process of animation, including designing fun characters, telling great stories and the importance of colour. Students will focus on creating their own characters and stories, and then bring them to life by making a small flip book animation, in an art style of their choosing. Book here.
Flip Book Animation with Danny Stanley Age 8-12yrs 2-3:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Join animator Danny stanley in taking a closer look at the process of animation, including designing fun characters, telling great stories and the importance of colour. Students will focus on creating their own characters and stories, and then bring them to life by making a small flip book animation, in an art style of their choosing. Book here.
Wednesday, 30 June
Enchanted Garden Planting 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Spend the day planting in the enchanted garden. Bookings are essential, book here.
School Holiday Program - Sports Day 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $46 A full day jam packed of sports and activities on offer including basketball, futsal, pickleball, dodgeball, handball, four square plus more! Book here.
Animation: Create your own story Age 5-15yrs 11am-12pm Tamworth Library Free Design and create your very own animation story. Bookings are essential, book here.
Makey Makey STEAM activity Age 8-15yrs 2-3pm Tamworth Library Free Learn how to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet in this fun filled inventions workshop. Bookings are essential, book here.
Dream Catchers Age 5-10yrs 2-3pm South Tamworth Library Free Come and make your very own dream catcher. Bookings are essential, book here.
Gardening Afternoon Age 12-18yrs 1-3pm The Youthie Free Make your mark on the Youthie's newest addition - a raised garden bed! You will learn gardening tips and work to create a beautiful edible garden for young people to enjoy.
Movie making with Danny Stanley Age 5-8yrs 10:30am-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 "Welcome some Hollywood to Tamworth as we use studio lighting, microphones and green screen technology to make a (very) short film, written and directed by the class. Students will have the opportunity to contribute in a manner of their choice, such as acting, painting backgrounds, etc. With a quick premiere for parents at pick up time. Book here.
Movie making with Danny Stanley Age 8-12yrs 12pm-1:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 "Welcome some Hollywood to Tamworth as we use studio lighting, microphones and green screen technology to make a (very) short film, written and directed by the class. Students will have the opportunity to contribute in a manner of their choice, such as acting, painting backgrounds, etc. With a quick premiere for parents at pick up time. Book here.
Movie making with Danny Stanley Age 12yrs + 2-4pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $20 "Welcome some Hollywood to Tamworth as we use studio lighting, microphones and green screen technology to make a (very) short film, written and directed by the class. Students will have the opportunity to contribute in a manner of their choice, such as acting, painting backgrounds, etc. With a quick premiere for parents at pick up time. Book here.
Thursday, 1 July
Excursion Day! 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Choose between Escape Rooms; Down the Rabbit Hole or Tenpin Bowling. $15 per child. Bookings are essential, book here.
Dream Catchers Age 5-10yrs 12-1pm South Tamworth Library Free Come and make your very own dream catcher. Bookings are essential, book here.
Writing Workshop Age 8-15yrs 3-4pm Tamworth Library Free Do you love to write? Learn how to plan and write your own stories. Bookings are essential, book here.
Language and games Age 12-18yrs 2-4pm The Youthie Free Lear, practice and share Gamilaraay language through fun activities and games at The Youthie!
Eco dyeing with Lyniece Keough Age 5-8yrs 10:30am-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 Using items from nature and eco friendly materials, you will create your own unique fabric artwork. See how different leaves and natural materials create different effects and colours. Book here.
Eco dyeing with Lyniece Keough Age 8-12yrs 12pm-1:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Using items from nature and eco friendly materials, you will create your own unique fabric artwork. See how different leaves and natural materials create different effects and colours. Book here.
Eco dyeing with Lyniece Keough Age 8-12yrs 2-3:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Using items from nature and eco friendly materials, you will create your own unique fabric artwork. See how different leaves and natural materials create different effects and colours. Book here.
Friday, 2 July
Movie and Dress up Day 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Dress up and watch a movie! South YRC - 'The Secret Garden' inhouse or East YRC - 'Spirit Untamed' at Forum6 Cinema $15. Bookings are essential, book here.
Science Club Age 5-10yrs 12-1pm Tamworth Library Free Do you love science? Then science club is the place to be! Fun filled science experiments that will blow your mind. Bookings are essential, book here.
Lunch and Trivia Age 12-18yrs 1-3pm The Youthie Free Put your NAIDOC knowledge to the test at our trivia afternoon! There will be a delicious lunch to top it off!
Saturday, 3 July
Movie Afternoon: Satellite Boy Age 12-18yrs 4-6pm The Youthie Free Come and enjoy an afternoon movie at The Youthie!
Monday, 5 July
Excursion Day - NAIDOC Week! 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Go on an excursion to the Tamworth Botanical Gardens and Marsupial Park and receive a tour from elder Len Waters $10. Bookings are essential, book here.
Building and Gaming Workshop Age 8-15yrs 10:30-11:30am Barraba Library Free Build and wire a custom video game controller with our circuit boards and electrically conductive play-dough. Play classic arcade games and try to beat the high scores! Bookings are essential, book here.
Tuesday, 6 July
Story Time 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Bookings are essential, book here.
Writing Workshop Age 8-15yrs 12-1pm Tamworth Library Free Do you love to write? Learn how to plan and write your own stories. Bookings are essential, book here.
Movie Afternoon Age 5yrs + 3-5pm Tamworth Library Free Come and watch a timeless classic either Anne of Green Gables or Black Beauty. Bookings are essential, book here.
Art Afternoon Age 12-18yrs 3-5pm The Youthie Free Come down to the Youthie and have fun creating artwork!
Weaving with Sophie Honess Age 5-8yrs 10:30am-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 Be inspired by The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition and create your very own woven textile work of art to take home with you. You will use vibrant colours and a range of textures to make a masterpiece! Book here.
Weaving with Sophie Honess Age 8-12yrs 12-1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Be inspired by The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition and create your very own woven textile work of art to take home with you. You will use vibrant colours and a range of textures to make a masterpiece! Book here.
Weaving with Sophie Honess Age 8-12yrs 2-3:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Be inspired by The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition and create your very own woven textile work of art to take home with you. You will use vibrant colours and a range of textures to make a masterpiece! Book here.
Wednesday, 7 July
Thalu - Mini Series 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Watch the Thalu mini series that follows the story of a group of Indigenous children. Bookings are essential, book here.
String Art Age 7-15yrs 11am-12pm Tamworth Library Free Come and make your own string art. Bookings are essential, book here.
Makey Makey STEAM activity Age 8-15yrs 2-3pm Tamworth Library Free Learn how to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet in this fun filled inventions workshop. Bookings are essential, book here.
String Art Age 7-15yrs 2-3pm South Tamworth Library Free Come and make your own string art. Bookings are essential, book here.
Diorama Boxes 10-11am Barraba Library Free Come and make a scene from your favourite book in a diorama box. Bookings are essential, book here.
Gardening Afternoon Age 12-18yrs 1-3pm The Youthie Free Make your mark on the Youthie's newest addition - a raised garden bed! You will learn gardening tips and work to create a beautiful edible garden for young people to enjoy.
Clay animals with Emma Stilts Age 5-8yrs 10:30-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts in this workshop and create your very own clay creature. You will make your own critter to take home on the day. Book here.
Clay animals with Emma Stilts Age 8-12yrs 12-1:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts in this workshop and create your very own clay creature. You will make your own critter to take home on the day. Book here.
Clay animals with Emma Stilts Age 12yrs + 2-4pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $20 Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts in this workshop and create your very own clay creature. You will make your own critter to take home on the day. Book here.
Thursday, 8 July
Bumbira Arts & Culture Program 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Take part in the Bumbira Arts & Culture Program that works with the local Gomeroi Community. Bookings are essential, book here.
Diorama Boxes 10-11am Manilla Library Free Come and make a scene from your favourite book in a diorama box. Bookings are essential, book here.
Dream Catchers Age 5-10yrs 12-1pm Tamworth Library Free Come and make your very own dream catcher. Bookings are essential, book here.
Animation: Create your own story Age 5-15yrs 2-3pm Tamworth Library Free Design and create your very own animation story. Bookings are essential, book here.
Movie Afternoon: Top End Wedding Age 12-18yrs 4-6pm The Youthie Free Come and enjoy a movie afternoon at The Youthie!
 Printmaking with Kate Armstrong Age 5-8yrs 10:30am-11:30am Tamworth Regional Gallery $10 Using ink, specialist artist materials and your imagination this workshop will encourage you to make your very own series of unique artworks. Printmaking is a creative technique used by many famous artists including Picasso and Michelangelo. Why not come along and try you hand at it? Book here.
 Printmaking with Kate Armstrong Age 8-12yrs 12-1:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Using ink, specialist artist materials and your imagination this workshop will encourage you to make your very own series of unique artworks. Printmaking is a creative technique used by many famous artists including Picasso and Michelangelo. Why not come along and try you hand at it? Book here.
Printmaking with Kate Armstrong Age 8-12yrs 2-3:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery $15 Using ink, specialist artist materials and your imagination this workshop will encourage you to make your very own series of unique artworks. Printmaking is a creative technique used by many famous artists including Picasso and Michelangelo. Why not come along and try you hand at it? Book here.
Friday 9 July
Cooking with Bush Ingredients 6:30am-6pm Year Round Care: South and East Tamworth $52 Make Wattleseed biscuits, damper and jam and kangaroo spaghetti. Bookings are essential, book here.
Science Club Age 5-10yrs 12-1pm Tamworth Library Free Do you love science? Then science club is the place to be! Fun filled science experiments that will blow your mind. Bookings are essential, book here.
Lunch and Trivia Age 12-18yrs 1-3pm The Youthie Free Put your NAIDOC knowledge to the test at our second trivia afternoon for the holidays! There will be a delicious lunch to top it off!
Saturday, 10 July
NAIDOC Youth Showcase Age 12-18yrs 4-8pm The Youthie Free To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021, The Youthie will be hosting a NAIDOC Youth Showcase full of music, dance and art! A great opportunity to come together as a community.

 

Activities to do anytime

F.A.S.T Video Workshops

The Library Innovation Studio and Children's Services bring you more fun Food, Art, Science and Technology (F.A.S.T) video workshops to do at home - from creating your own Moving Holograms, making a Solar Oven, cooking Giant Rainbow Pancakes and more!

These will be released on the first day of the school holidays (19 December 2020) and will be available for you to do at any time you choose.

They will include:

  • Baking ANZAC Biscuits
  • Build a Solar Oven
  • Make Moving Holograms
  • Super Rainbow Pancakes
  • Remote Camera
You will be able to access the videos here.

 

Veggie Patch Science workshops

Get busy in the garden these holidays and grow your own veggies! In this series of video workshops we show you how to dig and plant the perfect veggie patch, make a watering can, build a bird feeder, make compost and more!

The videos will be available on the following dates:

  • Friday, 11 December 2020 - Bee Billabong
  • Friday, 18 December 2020 - Bean Pole Update! Encouraging growth, picking and harvesting.
  • Friday, 8 January 2021 - Build a natural Bird Feeder
  • Friday, 15 January 2021 - Batch Composting with a DIY Bin
  • Friday, 22 January 2021 - Make Sun Dial
 

You will be able to access the videos here.

All year activities

Check out the great virtual activities we have put together which means you can participate from home anytime and join in the fun!

Make a night scape with Kate

Make a beautiful night scape artwork with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong, using things you can find in your home. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years.

You'll need:

  • White paper
  • Blue, black and white paint
  • Paper or plastic plate for paint
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Yellow, grey and black crayons or oil pastels
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Lego/building blocks
  • Foil
  • Old or disposable cup
  • Newspaper

 

Workout with Blake - Animal & Tabata

Animal workout - ages 5 to 12

Based on animal movements including a bear, inch worm and spider, this workout is a great way to get your body moving and have fun with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella!

 

Tabata Workout - ages 12 to 18

Join Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this Tabata workout, combining 20 seconds of exercises and 10 seconds of rest. But don't be fooled, this workout will get you hot and sweaty! 

 

Coding with Julian

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part One of this video tutorial which shows you how to use the Makecode website (https://makecode.microbit.org) to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. The Micro:bit is a pocket sized computer with built-in LED screen, compass, accelerometer, temperature sensor and buttons. It is an excellent tool to learn electronics and coding. Best suited to ages 8-14.

 

Make a t-shirt bag with Kate

Using an old t-shirt, make your very own reusable bag with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong. This is a no sewing technique that allows you to use that old t-shirt you loved but grew out of!

You'll need:

  • An old t-shirt
  • Scissors (you might need a grown up to help you)
  • Paper or plastic
  • Texta, pen or marker

 

Workout with Blake - Broom & EMOM

Broom workout - ages 5 to 12

Using your standard household broom, follow along with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this great workout to get active and move your body!

 

EMOM workout - ages 12 to 18

This EMOM workout which stands for 'Every Minute On Minute' is a high intensity workout. Get the blood pumping and keep your body moving with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella.

 

Coding with Julian - Decisions and Loops

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part Two in the video tutorial on coding with the program Micro:bit. This lesson is on 'Decisions and Loops'.

The tutorial uses the Makecode website to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. It can be found at https://makecode.microbit.org.

 

 

Workout with Blake - Hand eye coordination game

Hand eye coordination plays an important role in a range of sports and activities. In this video, Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella shows you some simple games to improve your hand eye coordination skills.

Suits all ages.

Learn cartooning with Danny

Join local artist Danny Stanley for a 101 in cartooning! All you need is a piece of paper and a pen, texta or pencil!

This activity can be enjoyed by all members of the family but is best suited for ages 7+.

 

Other activities to entertain the kids

Home Water Efficiency Audit
Homes can use a lot of water and often water is wasted without our knowledge. Students like you can help to see if your home is water efficient and where fixes and savings can be made by doing the Water Efficiency Audit for your home.
Just follow the steps and have fun with your family members doing some of the activities.
Click here to do the Home Water Efficiency Audit 

Interactive Science Workshops
Fun interactive science based workshops for primary aged children to keep them busy over the school holidays. Best suited to ages 6-16.
Click here to view the introduction video
A new video will be released every weekday on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page in the school holidays starting Tuesday 14 April. Activities will include Escaping Water, Jumping Marbles, Chromatography (Separating Colours), Hanging Arch, Lava Lamp, Catapult, Colour changing milk, Hi-Tech Claw and Bicarb fun!
These tutorials are coordinated by Central Northern Regional Library (CNRL). 

Andrew Daddo Interview
Listen to an interview between Amy Rake and Andrew Daddo about all things reading and writing and how Andrew comes up with ideas, sets it out and organises his writing. You will also learn about his new book and offer the parents some tips to encourage reading. Best suited to ages 5-16.
Click here to listen