School Holiday Programs

January 2022


We have an exciting calendar of events this summer holidays! Bookings are essential to confirm your attendance. 

 

  TAMWORTH SPORTS DOME   TAMWORTH REGIONAL GALLERY   TAMWORTH REGIONAL LIBRARIES   TAMWORTH YOUTHIE

 

Title Time Organiser Cost Description & Information
Tuesday 4 January
My Year! 2022 Goal Setting Workshop
 1pm-3pm  The Youthie    Free Diary making including goal setting for 2022 and create an action plan on how to get there! Book here
 Wednesday 5 January
 Arts and Crafts
 11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 3 to 5 will make and create their own piece to take home. Book here 
Digital Workshop with Tess Reading
 1pm-3pm  The Youthie   Free  Learn how to  build your own code program. Book here
Wooden Planes
 2pm-3pm  South Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5+ will construct toy wooden planes to take home from parts made by the Tamworth Men's Shed. Book here 
Thursday 6 January
 Ultimate Cubby House!
 11am-12pm  South Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5 to 7 will become little builders as they learn about construction and engineering concepts while working together to build a giant cubby house to play in! Book here 
 Jewellery Making
 11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 8 can spend time learning the art of jewellery making, and take home their own creation. Book here 
 Wooden Planes
 2pm-3pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5+ will construct toy wooden planes to take home from parts made by the Tamworth Men's Shed. Book here 
VR Hangout  

 2pm-4pm  The Youthie  Free  Immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality at the Youthie's VR hangout! Book here
Friday 7 January
 Ultimate Cubby House!
 10.30am-11.30am  Manilla Library  Free  Ages 5 to 7 will become little builders as they learn about construction and engineering concepts while working together to build a giant cubby house to play in. Book here 
 Terrariums!
 11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5+ will build their own terrarium complete with plants - terrariums are a micro-climate, so they only need watering once a month - or less! Book here 
 Ultimate Cubby House!
 1pm-2pm  Manilla Library  Free  Ages 5 to 7 will become little builders as they learn about construction and engineering concepts while working together to build a giant cubby house to play in! Book here 
 Coding Hour
 2pm-3pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 8+ will learn to code on the Scratch Platform, creating awesome games and their own custom graphics! Book here 
Pool Visit
 3pm-6pm  Olympic Pool  Free Summer fun in the Sun - connect with friends and stay cool on the Youthie's sun safe pool excursion to Olympic Pool. Transport included, bookings and enrolments are essential
*Please note: the Youthie will be closed for excursion.
Saturday 8 January
Garden Club
 3pm-4pm  The Youthie   Free  Connect with the natural environment and experience the joys of being outdoors and gardening. Book here
Monday 10 January
Decorate a Pot and Plant a Seed
 11am-12pm  Nundle Library  Free  Ages 5+ will decorate a pot - and sow a seed to grow into a beautiful plant at home. Book here 
Tuesday 11 January
Sports Fun and Activities Day at the Dome  
 9am-4pm Tamworth Sports Dome   5-12 years ($46)  A variety of sports and active recreation (Schoolyard games, poison ball, pickle ball, and badminton etc.). Book here

Poetry and Pictures Workshop with Arushi Nayar


10.30-11.30am (5-8 years)

12.00pm-1.30pm (8-12 years) 

2.00pm- 3.30pm  (12+ years)

 Tamworth Regional Gallery 5 - 8 years old ($10)
8-12 years old ($15)
12+ years ($15)
 All material supplied. Held in the Esther Halliday Studio. Book here
 Decorate a Pot and Plant a Seed  10.30am-11.30am  Barraba Library  Free
 Ages 5+ will decorate a pot - and sow a seed to grow into a beautiful plant at home. Book here 
 Terrariums!  11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5+ will build their own terrarium complete with plants - terrariums are a micro-climate, so they only need watering once a month - or less! Book here 
 Coding Hour
 2pm-3pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 8+ will learn to code on the Scratch Platform, creating awesome games and their own custom graphics! Book here 
 Music Workshop  1pm-3pm  The Youthie   Free  This exclusive Youth Music workhsop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here
Wednesday 12 January
Sports Activities Day    9am-4pm   Tamworth Sports Dome 5-12 years ($46)  A variety of sports and active recreation (Basketball, spike ball, volleyball, pickle ball, and badminton etc.). Book here
Experiment with Watercolours with Danny Stanley




10.30-11.30am (5-8 years)

12.00pm-1.30pm (8-12 years)  

2.00pm- 3.30pm (8-12 years)

 Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years ($10)

8-12 years ($15)
 All material supplied. Held in the Esther Halliday Studio. Book here
Arts and Crafts
 11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 3 to 5 will make and create their own piece to take home. Book here 
Coding Hour
 2pm-3pm  South Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 8+ will learn to code on the Scratch Platform, creating awesome games and their own custom graphics! Book here 
Drawing workshop  
 1pm-3pm  The Youthie  Free  Learn elements of sketching and drawing. Book here
Thursday 13 January
Sports Activities Day  
 9am - 4pm  Tamworth Sports Dome  5-12 years ($46pp)   A variety of sports and active recreation (bench hockey, Futsal, Table Tennis etc.). Book here
*Indoor Cricket from 1pm 
 Creative Collage with Sophie Honess 10:30-11:30am (5-8 years)
12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)
2pm - 3:30pm (8-12 years)
Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years ($10)
8-12 years ($15)
 All material supplied. Held in the Esther Halliday Studio. Book here
 Ultimate Cubby House!
 10.30am-11.30am  Manilla Library  Free  Ages 5 to 8 will become builders for an hour as they learn about construction and engineering concepts while working together to build a giant cubby house to play in! Book here 
 Wooden Planes
 11am-12pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 5+ will construct toy wooden planes to take home from parts made by the Tamworth Men's Shed. Book here 
 Ultimate Cubby House!  1pm-2pm  Manilla Library  Free  Ages 5 to 8 will become builders for an hour as they learn about construction and engineering concepts while working together to build a giant cubby house to play in! Book here 
 Jewellery Making
 2pm-3pm  Tamworth Library  Free  Ages 8 can spend time learning the art of jewellery making, and take home their own creation. Book here 
 VR Hangout
 2pm-4pm  The Youthie   Free  Immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality at the Youthie's VR hangout. Book here
Friday 14 January 
Healthy Minds and Bodies  
 1pm-2pm  The Youthie  Free  Develop an understanding of healthy minds and bodies, light refreshments provided. Book here
Saturday 15 January  
 Garden Club
 3pm-4pm  The Youthie   Free  Connect with the natural environment and experience the joys of being outdoors and gardening. Book here
 Movie Night  
 4pm-6pm  The Youthie  Free  Experience our pop-up cinema at the Youth for a Movie night. A PG rated movie will be screened, providing a space to connect and relax. Book here
 Monday 17 January
 STEM Challenge      10am-11am  Kootingal Library  Free  Get ready for a mystery STEM challenge! Bookings are essential. Book here 
 Tuesday 18 January
 Sports Fun and Activities Day at the Dome
 9am-4pm   Tamworth Sports Dome   5-12 years ($46)   A variety of sports and active recreation (Bocce, Pickle ball, Oz Tag, Noise map and navigation etc.). Book here
 Hoop-a-Thon  
 1pm-3pm  The Youthie  Free  Shoot some hoops or play a game of three on three! Book here
 Youth Country Music Jam Sessions  3pm-5pm  The Youthie   Free  This exclusive Youth Music workshop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here

 Wednesday 19 January
 Sports Activities Day and Golfing Day  
 9am-4pm  Tamworth Sports  Dome   5-12 years ($46)  A variety of sports and active recreation (Schoolyard games and Golfing fun). Book here *Golfing fun starts from 1pm 
 Touch Footy Game   .
 1pm-3pm  The Youthie  Free  Round robin touch football match. Book here
 Youth Country Music Jam Sessions  
 3pm-5pm  The Youthie  Free  This exclusive Youth Music workshop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here
 Thursday 20 January
 Sports Activities Day and Fencing Fun  
 9am-4pm   Tamworth Sports Dome  5-12 years ($46)  A variety of Sports and active recreation. Book here *Fencing fun starts from 1:00pm 
 Decorate a Pot and Plant a Seed
 10.30am-11.30am  Manilla Library   Free  Ages 5+ will decorate a pot - and sow a seed to grow into a beautiful plant at home. Book here 
 VR    2pm-4pm  The Youthie  Free  Immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality at the Youthie's VR hangout. Book here
 Youth Country Music Jam Sessions  3pm-5pm  The Youthie   Free  This exclusive Youth Music workshop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here
 
 Friday 21 January
 Movie Afternoon
 
 4pm-6pm  The Youthie   Free  Experience our pop-up cinema at the Youth for a Movie night. A PG rated movie will be screened, providing a space to connect and relax. Book here
 Youth Country Music Jam Sessions

 
 3pm-5pm  The Youthie  Free  This exclusive Youth Music workshop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here
 Saturday 22 January
 End of Summer Vacation bash  4pm-7pm    The Youthie  Free  The Youthie invites all of our community to come along and celebrate the talents of our young people and the end of a fantastic summer vacation with a concert featuring karaoke, dance, and live music. Book here
 
 Tuesday 25 January
 Digital Workshop with Tess Reading  
 
 1-3pm  The Youthie   Free   Learn how to build your own code project. Book here
 VR
 
 2-4pm  The Youthie   Free  Immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality at the Youthie's VR hangout. Book here
 Music Workshop
 4-6pm  The Youthie    Free  This exclusive Youth Music workshop is an opportunity to engage in a freestyle open forum of music, singing, learning a new instrument, or writing your own song. Book here
 Wednesday 26 January
 Closed - Public Holiday
 Thursday 27 January 
 Laser Tag  1-3pm  Excursion  Free  2 hour game of Laser tag and Barbeque included - The Youthie will be closed for excursion - Place are limited. Book here
 Friday 28 January
 Life Skills
 4-6pm  The Youthie   Free  Develop an understanding of good hygiene, opening bank accounts, money handling and how to build good relationships. Learn safe food handling practices and how to make quick healthy meal options. Book here
 Saturday 29 January 
 Garden Club
 3-4pm  The Youthie   Free  Connect with the natural environment and experience the joys of being outdoors and gardening. Book here
 Movie Night  
 4-6pm  The Youthie  Free  Experience our pop-up cinema at the Youth for a Movie night. A PG rated movie will be screened, providing a space to connect and relax. Book here

 

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