School Holiday Activities

Here’s a run down of some of the activities that are being run over the next two weeks — designed to make kid’s holidays interesting, educational and entertaining, and to help parents who might need a bit of a break.

Wednesday 24 September

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!

While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!

Bookings are essential. Contact: 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

KIDZ KLUB

The Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre is running its popular Kidz Klub program from Wednesday through to Friday in both weeks of the holidays.

Full day sessions run from 9.30am to 4pm, or kids can attend just a morning or afternoon session.

It costs only $40 for the full day or $20 for a half-day session.

This program is open to children from 4 and a half years olds to 16 years olds. Kidz Klub will be engaged in sports-based and clowning games, foozball, ping-pong, juggling balls and stilts; parachute games; team building games; art and craft activities; board games; dress ups and MORE!

Contact the Lennox Community Centre on telephone 6687 6291 to book a place today. Spaces are limited.

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — BUTTON PICTURES & TEXTILE POM POMS

From 10am-12pm come and make a button picture and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

From 1pm-3pm come for some textile pom pom fun and a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

Thursday 25 September

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!

While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!

Bookings are essential. Contact: 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

KIDZ KLUB

The Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre is running its popular Kidz Klub program from Wednesday through to Friday in both weeks of the holidays.

Full day sessions run from 9.30am to 4pm, or kids can attend just a morning or afternoon session.

It costs only $40 for the full day or $20 for a half-day session.

This program is open to children from 4 and a half years olds to 16 years olds. Kidz Klub will be engaged in sports-based and clowning games, foozball, ping-pong, juggling balls and stilts; parachute games; team building games; art and craft activities; board games; dress ups and MORE!

Contact the Lennox Community Centre on telephone 6687 6291 to book a place today. Spaces are limited.

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — BEADING & DREAMCATCHERS

From 10am-12pm come for some beading fun and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

From 1pm-3pm come and make a mandala and enjoy a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

Friday 26 September

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!

While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!

Bookings are essential. Contact: 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

KIDZ KLUB

The Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre is running its popular Kidz Klub program from Wednesday through to Friday in both weeks of the holidays.

Full day sessions run from 9.30am to 4pm, or kids can attend just a morning or afternoon session.

It costs only $40 for the full day or $20 for a half-day session.

This program is open to children from 4 and a half years olds to 16 years olds. Kidz Klub will be engaged in sports-based and clowning games, foozball, ping-pong, juggling balls and stilts; parachute games; team building games; art and craft activities; board games; dress ups and MORE!

Contact the Lennox Community Centre on telephone 6687 6291 to book a place today. Spaces are limited.

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — SILK PAINTING & BEADING

From 10am-12pm come and do some silk painting and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

From 1pm-3pm come for some beading fun and a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

LENNOX HEAD LIBRARY — RUDE STORY TIME

From 11am – Come along to hear the stories that we couldn’t read before you went to school. Accompanied by rude craft. Ages 5+

BALLINA LIBRARY – CRAFT

8 River Street, Ballina

From 11am, come and enjoy craft – make a diorama, treasure box and spring gardening workshops are planned too.

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — CHAIN JEWELLERY & MOBILE MAKING WORKSHOP

From 10am – 12pm, ‘Crafty Chain Jewellery and Mobile Making’ is offered. This allows children to take home their own piece from the class using links, buttons, stickers and pipe cleaners. Children will love the bright and colourful nature of this class. Cost is $25 and includes a cupcake for morning tea. For bookings please phone Riley Burnett on 6687 5739 or media@rileyburnett.com

CRAWFORD HOUSE MUSEUM

Open 10am-4pm. Come and enjoy local history and displays in an original farmhouse. 10 Wardell Road, Alstonville. Open Fridays and Sundays.

Saturday 27 September & Sunday 28 September

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — MOSS BALLS AND MANDALA PAINTING

On Saturday from 10am-12pm come and make a moss ball and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

On Saturday from 1pm-3pm come for some mandala painting fun and a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!

While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!
Bookings are essential. Contact: 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

CRAWFORD HOUSE MUSEUM

Open Sunday, come and enjoy local history and displays in an original farmhouse. 10 Wardell Road, Alstonville. Open 10am-4pm.

Monday 29 September

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!
While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!
Bookings are essential. Contact : 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — DECORATE YOUR THONGS & BUTTON PICTURES

From 10am-12pm come and decorate your thongs and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

From 1pm-3pm come and make a button picture and enjoy a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

LENNOX HEAD LIBRARY – COLLAGE PLACE MATS

From 11am – unleash your creativity and make a laminated collage to take home. Bookings required and 5+.

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — DREAMCATCHER

From 10am – 12pm, ‘Dream-catchers’ is offered. Learn how to make fantastic dream-catchers. This class is a lot of fun and full of colour, Cost is $25 and includes a cupcake for morning tea. For bookings please phone Riley Burnett on 6687 5739 or media@rileyburnett.com

SAILING FOR BEGINNERS – LAKE AINSWORTH

A fun introductory opportunity for children to learn sailing with qualified instructors. Over a 1 day workshop, children will learn rigging and sailing techniques, as well as safety and teamwork. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to practise their new skills on the day. Recommended age group 10-14 years and cost is $55. To enquire or enrol into this program, please phone Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre directly on (02) 6618 0400.

Tuesday 30 September

BUNNINGS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 2 October 2014 – 10am – 2pm at Ballina Bunnings, River Street, Ballina. Bunnings are conducting free school holiday workshops to keep the kids busy!
While mum and dad do some shopping around the Bunnings store let the kids explore their creative sides at one of the organised Workshops within the store!
Different activities, learn new skills and create a masterpiece!
Bookings are essential. Contact : 02 6618 5600 or email ballinawhao@bunnings.com.au

RILEY BURNETT HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS — DREAMCATCHERS & SILK PAINTING

From 10am-12pm come and make a dreamcatcher and have a cupcake for morning tea. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

From 1pm-3pm come and do a silk painting and enjoy a cupcake. $25 and bookings essential 66875739.

BALLINA LIBRARY — CRAFT

8 River Street, Ballina

From 11am, come and enjoy craft – make a diorama, treasure box and spring gardening workshops are planned too.

LAKE AINSWORTH — KIDS’ SPRING CAMP

A fun-filled daytime only camp with each day is full of action and activity. It’s a great way to get out in the open and release all that energy! Price includes lunch and morning and afternoon activities. Parents must organise transport to and from the Centre each day.Drop off each day between 8:30am and 9am, and pickup between 4pm and 4:30pm. Lunch included. Age group 7-12 years and $45. Call 131302 for enquiries.

RILEY BURNETT BEADING WORKSHOP

From 10am – 12pm, ‘Beading’ is offered. Get your child involved with making your own necklaces, bracelets and slinkies to take away.  Cost is $25 and includes a cupcake for morning tea. For bookings please phone Riley Burnett on 6687 5739 or media@rileyburnett.com

CLUB LENNOX KIDS’ MOVIE CHARACTER DISCO

From 5.30pm, Kids Movie Character Disco – Free entry, come dressed as your favourite movie character to win prizes

Other local attractions and activities

  • Amaze n Place – 149 Wardell Road, Alstonville. Featuring a unique hedge maze, relaxing café/restaurant with puzzle gift shop and puzzle play activities it has something for all tastes, ages and abilities. Open every day of the holidays
  • Australian Seabird Rescue Tours – North Creek Road, Ballina – Every Monday to Friday during school holidays from 10am -11am. $5 entry fee. Call 6686 2852 for further information.
  • Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum – Regatta Avenue, Ballina. Open 7 days, 9am to 4pm.
  • Ballina Ten Pin Bowls – 16 Clark Street, Ballina. Opening every day. Holiday special of 2 games for $14 and glow in the dark bowling 12pm-4pm.
  • Byron at Byron Resort Rainforest Walk – 77-97 Brokenhead Road, Byron Bay. Everyone is welcome to explore the rainforest at the back of the resort. A boardwalk through the rainforest weaves through water lilies, ducks and local vegetation.
  • Macadamia Castle – Pacific Highway, Knockrow. Open every day 8am -5pm with a daily animal activity program available at macadamiacastle.com.au or call 6687 8432.
  • Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) – Ballina – These school holidays the NRCG is offering a self- guided art making workshop on opening days during the holiday period (Wed-Fri 10am – 4pm and weekends 9.30am – 2.30pm)). No bookings required. Parents/Carers must supervise children at all times.
  • Summerland House Farm – 253 Wardell Road, Alstonville. Open every day from 9am – 4pm. Café, grocer, tractor ride, playground and waterpark and mini golf.
  • Thursday Plantation – Gallans Road, Ballina. Open weekdays 9am – 5pm and weekends 10am – 4pm. Enjoy the Rainforest Walk, Verandah Café, Sculpture Garden and Tea Tree Maze.
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve – Victoria Park Road, Dalwood. Walk the 300m boardwalk in the picturesque ‘Big Scrub’ remnant. BBQ and picnic facilities also available.
  • Watch the whales pass at one of the many spots including Lighthouse Beach – Ballina, Pat Morton Lookout – Lennox Head or the Byron Bay Lighthouse.

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