School Holiday Programs

September 2022


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

 

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Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Monday 26 September
Wind Chimes ages 5+ 10.30am - 11.30am Nundle Library Free Book into this workshop now to create musical wind chimes to take home here.
Robot Red Rover ages 9+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm Barraba Library Free Take control of VEX Robots, Spheros and Robotic Arms, score points and avoid traps as you take part in this high-tech version of Red Rover! Book now here.
Tuesday 27 September
Music Jam Session 1:00pm-3:00pm Youthie Free  An opportunity to try-out an instrument, have fun making music and new connections!
Cartooning with Danny Stanley - 5 - 8years 10.30am-11.30 am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00  A class for young artists who just love drawing. An opportunity to create amazing characters. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills.
Cartooning with Danny Stanley 8 - 12 years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00  A class for young artists who just love drawing. An opportunity to create amazing characters. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills.
Robot Red Rover ages 9+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm South Tamworth Library Free Take control of VEX Robots, Spheros and Robotic Arms, score points and avoid traps as you take part in this high-tech version of Red Rover! Book now here.
Cartooning with Danny Stanley 10 - 16 years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00  A class for young artists who just love drawing. An opportunity to create amazing characters. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills.
Wednesday 28 September
Wind Chimes ages 5+ 10:00am - 11:00am Barraba Library Free Book into this workshop now to create musical wind chimes to take home here.
Weaving with Sophie Honess 5-8 years 10.30am - 11.30am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00 Join artist Sophie Honess for this freestyle art class. All material supplied. Participants will use recycled looms to make their own wall hanging weaving.
Wind Chimes ages 5+ 10.30am - 11.30am Kootingal Library Free Book into this workshop now to create musical wind chimes to take home here.
Totum Skate Workshop 11:00am - 2:00pm Tamworth Skate Park Free "Get out there, have a go, and create through knowledge, respect, and understanding for skateboarding. Come along, get skating and have fun." Bookings essential - www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tamworth-skatepark
Weaving with Sophie Honess 8 - 12 years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00 Join artist Sophie Honess for this freestyle art class. All material supplied. Participants will use recycled looms to make their own wall hanging weaving.
Wind Chimes ages 5+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm South Tamworth Library  Free Book into this workshop now to create musical wind chimes to take home here.
Weaving with Sophie Honess 10 - 16 years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00 Join artist Sophie Honess for this freestyle art class. All material supplied. Participants will use recycled looms to make their own wall hanging weaving.
Thursday 29 September
Pool Comp 1:00pm - 3:00pm Youthie Free Enjoy a game of Pool at the Youthie, who can sink the 8 ball first?
Wind Chimes ages 5+ 10:00am - 11:00am Manilla Library Free Book into this workshop now to create musical wind chimes to take home here.
Sculpty with Danny Stanley 5-8 years 10.30am - 11.30 am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00 This workshop is a perfect complement to our current exhibition JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. Each participant will be given pieces of clay and has free reign to explore their own creativity.
Sculpty with Danny Stanley 8 - 12 years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00 This workshop is a perfect complement to our current exhibition JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. Each participant will be given pieces of clay and has free reign to explore their own creativity.
Sculpty with Danny Stanley 10 - 16 years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00 This workshop is a perfect complement to our current exhibition JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. Each participant will be given pieces of clay and has free reign to explore their own creativity.
Friday 30 September
Disco 5:00pm - 7:00pm Youthie  Free Come dressed in your costume and dance the night away.
Tuesday 4 October
Cooking Experience 1:00pm-2:00pm Youthie Free Opportunity to have experiences with food, cooking and eating. Practice cooking including following recipes and developing particular skills, opportunities to try new foods, work as a team work and socialise
 Scratch Art ages 5+ 1:000am - 11:00am Manilla Library Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
 Scratch Art ages 5+ 10.30am - 11.30am Nundle Library Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
Painting with Watercolours 5-8 Years 10.30am - 11.30am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00 This workshop will inspire as students explore how to create composition, balance, and harmony. Each student will take home their very own original artwork.
Dinosaur Stickers with Numbers ages 5+ 11:00am - 12:00pm Tamworth City Library Free Book now for this fun numeracy activity here.
Painting with Watercolours 8 -12  Years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00 This workshop will inspire as students explore how to create composition, balance, and harmony. Each student will take home their very own original artwork.
Indigenous Designed Wooden Serpent Diorama ages 5+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tamworth City Library Free  Build a diorama to take home in this very special activity - book now here.
Painting with Watercolours 10 - 16 Years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00 This workshop will inspire as students explore how to create composition, balance, and harmony. Each student will take home their very own original artwork.
Wednesday 5 October
Board Games Day 1:00-3:00pm Youthie Free Sensory friendly board games, activities and fun at the Youthie
Scratch Art ages 5+ 10:00am - 11:00am Barraba Library Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
Diorama Making with Danny Stanley 5- 8 years 10.30am - 11.30am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00 Miniature landscapes are all part of our thinking at the moment, thanks to our current exhibition, JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. All participants will receive a construction box full of crafting items to get them started with their model building.
Scratch Art ages 5+ 10.30am - 11.30am Kootingal Library Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle ages 8+ 11:00am - 12:00pm Tamworth City Library Free Book now to build your own wooden dinosaur puzzle to take home here.
Diorama Making with Danny Stanley 8 - 12  years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00 Miniature landscapes are all part of our thinking at the moment, thanks to our current exhibition, JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. All participants will receive a construction box full of crafting items to get them started with their model building.
Lego Challenge ages 5-12 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tamworth City Library Free Take part in our Lego challenges, with buckets of lego at the library  to help you solve them! Book now here.
Scratch Art ages 5+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm South Tamworth Library Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
Diorama Making with Danny Stanley 10-16 years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00 Miniature landscapes are all part of our thinking at the moment, thanks to our current exhibition, JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder. All participants will receive a construction box full of crafting items to get them started with their model building.
Thursday 6 October
Freestyle making with Sophie Honess 5-8 years 10.30am - 11.30am Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $10.00 Each student will explore their creativity with freestyle making, tutor Sophie will have a range of activities on hand and students can choose what they wish to make. Students will be able to make and play in a creative way however they choose.
Dinosaur Sand Art ages 5+ 11:00am - 12:00pm Tamworth City Library Free Book now to create dinosaur sand art to take home here.
Freestyle making with Sophie Honess 8-12 years 12.00pm - 1.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $15.00 Each student will explore their creativity with freestyle making, tutor Sophie will have a range of activities on hand and students can choose what they wish to make. Students will be able to make and play in a creative way however they choose.
Dress-up for Movie Time! ages 2+ with parental supervision
2:00pm - 3:00pm Tamworth City Library Free Dress up as your favourite dinosaur for a special movie - book now here.
Freestyle making with Sophie Honess 10 - 16 years 2.30pm - 4.30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Esther Halliday Studio $20.00 Each student will explore their creativity with freestyle making, tutor Sophie will have a range of activities on hand and students can choose what they wish to make. Students will be able to make and play in a creative way however they choose.
Friday 7 October
Storytime Arts and Crafts ages 2-5 years
11:00am - 12:00pm Tamworth City Library  Free Come for a very special Story Time and Arts and Craft activities - book now here.
Scratch Art ages 5+ 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tamworth City Library  Free Scratch away at our magical art cards to create beautiful rainbow art - book now here.
Movie Night 5:00pm-7:00pm Youthie  Free Enjoy a movie at the Youthie with fresh popcorn

 

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