School Holiday Programs

January Holidays 2023


We have an exciting calendar of events this school holidays! All Youthie activities are best suited to 12-18 year olds, but there are more activities below for younger ages!

Bookings are essential to confirm your attendance. 

To make a booking for Youthie events - Book Here 

 

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Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Tuesday 3 January
Board Games 1pm - 3pm The Youthie Free Sensory friendly board game afternoon
Wednesday 4 January
3 on 3 Basketball Night 5pm - 7pm The Youthie Free Show off your hoop skills at the 3 on 3 basketball night! Prizes to be won!
Thursday 5 January
Drop-In Service 12pm-7pm The Youthie Free  
Friday 6 January
Drop-In Service TBC The Youthie free  A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis.
Saturday 7 January
Movie Night 5pm - 7pm The Youthie Free  Join the Youthie and Orange Youth Hub in its pool tournament
Tuesday 10 January
Regional Pool Tournament 4pm-8pm The Youthie Free Join the Youthie and Orange Youth Hub in its pool tournament.
Dodgeball, Indoor Cricket and Badminton 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Wednesday 11 January
Pickleball, Volleyball and Dodgeball 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Drop-In Service 12pm-7pm The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis.
Thursday 12 January
Table Tennis, Futsal and Volleyball 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Drop-In Service 12pm-7pm The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis.
Friday 13 January
Oz Tag Game Day 1pm-2pm The Youthie Free A fun activity to have a laugh.
Saturday 14 January
Drop-In Service 12pm-7pm The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis
Tuesday 17 January
Regional Youth Radio Launch 12pm - 4pm The Youthie Free Join regional youth in the launch of Tamworth regional Youth Radio program launch event!>here.
Lawn Bowls, Badminton and Indoor Cricket 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Wednesday 18 January
Songwriting and Beats for Wellbeing! A two-day workshop will provide young people regardless of musical experience the opportunity to embrace the art of songwriting as a tool for self-reflection and healing through use of stream of consciousness methodology 10am - 3pm The Youthie Free * Intro to Stream of Consciousness Writing *Finding Your Sound *Distilling your Message *Song Structures.
Lawn Bocce, Dodgeball and Futsal 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Thursday 19 January
Songwriting and Beats for Wellbeing! A two-day workshop will provide young people regardless of musical experience the opportunity to embrace the art of songwriting as a tool for self-reflection and healing through use of stream of consciousness methodology 10am - 3pm The Youthie Free * Intro to Stream of Consciousness Writing *Finding Your Sound *Distilling your Message *Song Structures.
Tee Ball, Pickleball and Dodgeball 9am-3:30pm Sports Dome $58 Cost includes lunch, enrolments essential - https://tamworth.bookable.net.au/
Friday 20 January
Drop-In Service 12pm-7pm The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis
Saturday 21 January
Table Tennis & Pizza 1pm - 3pm The Youthie  Free Table Tennis tournament with mates followed by Pizza.
Tuesday 24 January
Kokedama Workshop 1pm - 2pm The Youthie Free Wrap, twist and bind a moss ball at DIY Kokedama workshop. You will learn how to make these hanging plants. Get your hands dirty alongside some friends or come solo and meet a few fellow green thumbs
Wednesday 25 January
Board Games 1pm - 3pm The Youthie Free Sensory friendly board game afternoon
Thursday 26 January
Closed The Youthie Closed .
Friday 27 January
BBQ Lunch & Music 12pm - 2pm The Youthie Free Enjoy a BBQ lunch and some chill out tunes at the Youthie!!
Saturday 28 January
Drop-In Service 12pm - 7pm The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis

 

To make a booking for Youthie events -  Book Here

Activities to do anytime

Tamworth Regional Gallery

- Tuesday 10 January – Upcycling artworks and painting workshops with Artist, Joanne Stead
- Wednesday 11 January - Mixed media, experimentation and textiles workshops with Artist and Teacher, Lisa Marple
- Thursday 12 January – Yoga, Movement and Light-inspired Murals workshops with Education Officer, Chanel Leaudais
- Friday 20 January - Jenny Mitchell (NZ) and Band – ‘I Hear Django’ Show Tamworth Regional Gallery (link attached)
- Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award 2022 – Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition with Second Look: remade and reimagined textiles Exhibition Tamworth Regional Gallery
- The Murmurings of Found Things Exhibition – Anita Johnson Tamworth Regional Gallery
- Anita Johnson – Artist Talk with the Exhibition Opening of 'The Murmuring of All Things', Second Look and Sees Stitch by the Australian Design Centre – Friday 9 December 2022
- Elemental: Light and The Landscape Exhibition – Liz Priestley Tamworth Regional Gallery

Visit their website here: www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au

Museums

Tamworth Powerstation Museum
- Extended opening hours from the 13th until the 22nd of January open every day during this period 10am till 4pm – Adult $5 entry and Concession $2 entry
- Steam Engines running on the 19th, 20th and 21st of January from 10am till 4pm – gold coin donation
- Outside of the above the Museum is open 9am till 1pm Wednesday till Saturday

 

Visit their website here: www.tamworthpowerstationmuseum.com.au

Australian Country Music Hall of Fame
- Extended opening hours from the 13th till the 22nd of January open every day during this period 10am till 5pm – Adult $10 concession $7 and kids under 12 for free
- Buskers performing outside the Museum from the 13th till the 22nd of January
- Outside of the above the Museum is open 10am till 4pm Tuesday till Sunday

Visit their website here www.countrymusichalloffame.com.au

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! These are best suited to 5-12 year old children. 

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!

Workshops include:

  • Bee Billabong
  • Bean Pole Update! Encouraging growth, picking and harvesting.
  •  Build a natural Bird Feeder
  •  Batch Composting with a DIY Bin
  • Make Sun Dial and more!
 

Access the videos here.

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 videos are available for you to do at any time you choose.

They 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.

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