School Holiday Activities

City of Parramatta Council's Holiday Activities will once again provide plenty of fun filled activities for children. Art and cultural activities are on offer, plus children can be enrolled into a selection of great sporting programs.

Spring 2016 School Holidays Online Brochure

Enrolment


For your convenience most of our council activities have moved to an online enrolment system. Below are few easy to follow steps to help you through the process. If you’re still not sure how to register online, please call the Recreation Programs and Services team on (02) 9806 5130.

  1. Find the program you would like to enrol your children in and click the Register button.
  2. View the program details and then under quantity pick the number of children you would like to enrol in our program; proceed by clicking Register.
  3. Enter your information first, under the heading Ticket Buyer. Then for each child, you will need to complete the fields listed under Ticket Information.
  4. Once all fields with a red asterisk are completed, click Complete Registration at the bottom of the page.
  5. A confirmation page will appear once your registration has been successfully received. You will also receive a confirmation email.
Don't have internet access?

If you’d like to attend a program that requires an online registration, check out our offline options below. Please note: We will not take any phone registrations. For assistance enrolling online visit the following Council facilities:

  • Granville Youth Centre, 3A Memorial Dr, Granville

Internet access is also available at all of our libraries, please be mindful that you may need to book a computer in advance.

If you need to cancel or change your enrolment, please contact the Recreation Programs and Services team on (02) 9806 5130 or email: recreation@parracity.nsw.gov.au. Due to popularity, all of our programs are likely to have waiting lists. To be fair to all, we ask that you give us notice if you won’t be attending on the day, so that we can offer the place to another child.

If less than 7 days notice is given, no refund under any circumstances will be available (if applicable).

Yes. Activities may be cancelled if insufficient enrolments are received or in the case of poor weather. If an activity has been cancelled, participants will be notified, and a refund (if applicable) will be issued. Please ensure contact details are correct on the enrolment form for this purpose.

Looking to advertise your company’s services within our school holiday guide? Approximately 12,000 copies are distributed to primary schools throughout the Parramatta local government area. In addition to this a database of over 1775 recipients are sent an electronic copy via email – your organisation could take advantage of this massive distribution list for just $150! To find out how to get involved please contact the Recreation Programs & Services team on 9806 5130 or recreation@parracity.nsw.gov.au

Tuesday 27 September 2016
27Sep 2016 Reina Girls Only Program
27th Sep 2016 9:00am-3:00pm

A leadership program for young women.

27Sep 2016 AFL Auskick Clinic (5 to 12 years)
27th Sep 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Have fun whilst learning all the skills of AFL

27Sep 2016 Digging up deep time
27th Sep 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Do you love fossils?

27Sep 2016 Gravel Art at Dundas Library (7 to 12 years)
27th Sep 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September.

27Sep 2016 Hip Hopping from Bollywood to Brazil at Ermington Library
27th Sep 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September

27Sep 2016 Mobile Mini-Beasts (5-12 years) at Granville Library
27th Sep 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September.

Wednesday 28 September 2016
28Sep 2016 The Eatable Garden
28th Sep 2016 9:00am-3:00pm

A day of cooking using some ingredients from our community garden.

28Sep 2016 Paddle About (8 to 14 years)
28th Sep 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Try various water craft at Lake Parramatta

28Sep 2016 Antoine the Musician (5-12 years) at Guildford Library
28th Sep 2016 11:00am-12:30pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September

28Sep 2016 Hip Hop Dance Workshop (5-12 years) at Constitution Hill Library
28th Sep 2016 11:00am-12:30pm

Learn Hip Hop!

Thursday 29 September 2016
29Sep 2016 Ultimate Challenges
29th Sep 2016 9:00am-3:00pm

Challenges yourself through sports and games.

29Sep 2016 Holiday Hockey (6 to 12 years)
29th Sep 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

This program is a fun, safe way to try field hockey for the first time

29Sep 2016 Craft in the Afternoon (8-14 years) at Guildford Library
29th Sep 2016 3:00pm-5:00pm

An afternoon of craft and fun!

Friday 30 September 2016
30Sep 2016 NLG Performing Arts Company Workshop (4 to 15 years)
30th Sep 2016 10:00am-12:30pm

This workshop will introduce children to dance, so come along for a fun filled morning at Parramatta Town Hall.

30Sep 2016 Introduction to Beading (6 to 12 years)
30th Sep 2016 10:30am-3:30pm

Enjoy a fun introduction to beading and jewellery making at Banjos Bead House.

30Sep 2016 Think Tank
30th Sep 2016 11:00am-3:00pm

High tech workshop.

30Sep 2016 World Building : The Art of Digital Storytelling (13-18 years) at Parramatta Library
30th Sep 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm

If you are a budding director, artist, game developer or writer then this is the program for you.

Saturday 01 October 2016
Sunday 02 October 2016
Monday 03 October 2016
Tuesday 04 October 2016
04Oct 2016 Magical Mobiles (5 to 12 years)
4th Oct 2016 9:30am-2:30pm

Construct a sculpture that explores balance through line, movement and bold organic shapes

04Oct 2016 Code Club for Kids (11-14 years) at Parramatta Library
4th Oct 2016 10:00am-1:00pm

Want to start learning how to create your own computer games?

04Oct 2016 Inter Youth Centre Football Competition
4th Oct 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

Football competition at Granville Park.

04Oct 2016 Western Sydney Wanderers FC – Holiday Taster Clinic (5 to 12 years)
4th Oct 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Come and learn to play the Wanderers Way with our highly dynamic and fun clinic

04Oct 2016 Mosaic Workshop (8-14 years) at Guildford Library
4th Oct 2016 11:00am-12:30pm

Registrations will open 9.30am Monday 12 September.

04Oct 2016 Tropical Fish Frames and Suncatchers (6-12 years) at Granville Library
4th Oct 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September

Wednesday 05 October 2016
05Oct 2016 NRL Finals Oz Tag
5th Oct 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

Oz tag, kick ball and games.

05Oct 2016 Paddle About (8 to 14 years)
5th Oct 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use different water craft at Lake Parramatta

05Oct 2016 Basket Weaving (5-12 years) at Constitution Hill Library
5th Oct 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Make colourful baskets!

05Oct 2016 Create Your Own Barnyard at Ermington Library (5 to 12 years)
5th Oct 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September

05Oct 2016 Dream Catcher Workshop at Dundas Library (7 to 12 years)
5th Oct 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Registrations open 9.30am Monday 12 September

05Oct 2016 Come and Try Girl Guides! (7 to 10 years)
5th Oct 2016 1:30pm-4:00pm

Come and experience the fun, friends and adventure of Girl Guides!

05Oct 2016 Bush Detectives (7 years and older)
5th Oct 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm

Make like a detective to find out how the bush functions

Thursday 06 October 2016
06Oct 2016 White Card Training
6th Oct 2016 9:00am-5:00pm

White card training course.

06Oct 2016 Playful Planters (5 to 12 years)
6th Oct 2016 9:30am-2:30pm

Explore art and the environment whilst making cool hanging planters using recycled bottles

06Oct 2016 Experience Krav Maga Systems (6 to 12 years)
6th Oct 2016 10:00am-2:00pm

Krav Maga is a modern, relevant and proven reality-based defensive tactics system

06Oct 2016 Riverkeepers
6th Oct 2016 10:00am-11:30am

Parramatta’s name comes from the Aboriginal words for “the place of eels”

06Oct 2016 CSI Forensics - First Session (8-12 years) at Parramatta Library
6th Oct 2016 10:30am-11:30am

This workshop is designed to intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama.

06Oct 2016 CSI Forensics - Second Session (8-12 years) at Parramatta Library
6th Oct 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm

This workshop is designed to intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama.

Friday 07 October 2016
07Oct 2016 Gunnamatta Bay
7th Oct 2016 9:00am-5:00pm

Fishing at Gunnamatta Bay

07Oct 2016 Jump on Board with Skateboarding (8 to 12 years)
7th Oct 2016 10:00am-12:00pm

Come down to Don Moore Reserve and take advantage of Sydney's best skateboard coaches

07Oct 2016 Mystery Movie Morning (11-18 years) at Parramatta Library
7th Oct 2016 11:00am-1:00pm

The movie is a mystery, but there will definitely be popcorn! Hint

07Oct 2016 Goin' Batty for Bats (7 years and older)
7th Oct 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm

Learn about these amazing creatures and what we can do to protect them

Saturday 08 October 2016
Sunday 09 October 2016
Monday 10 October 2016
Tuesday 11 October 2016

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Last updated on 02 Sep 2016