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What’s on these school holidays in Yass Valley

Yes, it’s that time already! School holidays are just around the corner, and you might be wondering where you can take the kids to keep them entertained. The region’s got a cracker line up of activities, sure to keep everyone happy!

Here are just a few ideas to keep the young ones entertained this school holiday.

The Science of Bubbles

Don’t miss all the bubbletastic fun on offer this school holiday! The popular Poppy Bubble will deliver a super science show and invite everyone to make giant bubble wands at the end.

Date: Monday, 4 July
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location:
Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall
Ages:
All years
Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

Movie – Abominable (PG)

Watch three friends embark on a quest to reunite a lost Yeti with his family. A beautifully animated movie that everyone will love. 

Date: Tuesday, 5 July
Time:
2-3:30 pm
Location:
Yass Valley Library
Ages:
5+ years (15 spaces available)
Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

Craft Workshop

Learn and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in this fun craft workshop with Therese and Astrid at Yass Valley Library.

Date: Tuesday, 5 July
Time:
10:30-11:30 am
Location:
Yass Valley Library
Ages:
Fully booked
Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

Printmaking Workshop

Find a new purpose for potatoes from your kitchen in this NAIDOC-themed printmaking workshop. See how Ellen and Jess from Bandicute create handprinted garments and works using veggies on paper and even fabric.

Date: Wednesday, 6 July
Time:
10:30-11:30 am
Location:
Yass Valley Library
Ages:
6+ years (10 spaces available)
Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

PCYC – School Holiday Break

Enjoy some fun activities outdoors including ball sports, team games, tug-o-war and a free lunch! Enjoy a great day supported by our local Police.

Date: Wednesday, 6 July
Time:
10 am-2 pm
Location:
Riverbank Park, Yass
Ages:
5-18 years
Booking: None required

 

Visit the National Museum of Australia

Take a journey through Indigenous art and culture in ‘Connection’ – a breathtaking new digital experience in its world premiere at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Connection comes from the creators and producers of the most visited multi-sensory exhibition in the world, Van Gogh Alive. 

The Yass Valley Library have organised a bus to transport kids the the National Museum of Australia. Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

Date: Thursday, 7 July
Time:
9:15 am-2:30 pm
Location: National Museum of Australia
Ages:
12+ years

Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

Strange Objects Writing Workshop 

Using unusual objects as an entry point, award-winning writer Kaaron Warren will lead participants on an exploration of storytelling as we try to solve the mystery of the items and who used them.

Date: Monday, 11 July
Time:
2-3 pm
Location: Yass Valley Library
Ages:
12+ years (12 spaces available)

Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

 

Word Picture Workshop 

Join award-winning writer and performer of original poetry, Robyn Sykes, in this exciting word picture workshop. Robyn is a dynamic performer who entertains audiences around Australia.

Date: Wednesday, 13 July
Time:
10:30 am-11:30 am
Location: Yass Valley Library
Ages:
8+ years (15 spaces available)

Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

Movie – Jungle Cruise (M)

Join fan favourites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a rollicking thrill ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton.

Date: Thursday, 14 July
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Yass Valley Library
Ages:
12+ years (15 spaces available)

Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au

SELF Workshop

Would you like to build more SELF-confidence? Do you want to increase your SELF-esteem? Would you like to learn some awesome SELF-defence moves? Achieve all this and make some new friends in this powerful workshop for teens. 

Date: Thursday, 14 July
Time:
10 am-1 pm
Location: Tootsie Gallery Café
Ages:
13-18 years (10 spaces available)
Booking: Online via www.trybooking.com/CAMZE

 

Photo Necklace Workshop

Make a necklace and personalise it with your favourite photo!

 

Date: Friday, 15 July
Time:
1:30 pm-3 pm

Location: Yass Valley Library
Ages:
11+ years (15 spaces available)

Booking: Contact the library on 6226 1305 or via Library@yass.nsw.gov.au 

 

All activities are free. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

If you require any more information on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays, please don’t hesitate to give the Yass Valley Information Centre a call on (02) 6226 2557. 

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of 28/06/2022.