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WHAT’S

ON school holidays

SUMMER 2016

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THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

BOREDOM-BUSTING ACTIVITIES ALL SUMMER LONG You don’t have to leave town to get in on the holiday action, we have more than enough activities to keep the whole family entertained over the summer break. Theatre shows, movies, cooking classes, art and even a fireworks spectacular to farewell 2016.

SUMMER READING CLUBS

WAGGA WAGGA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Borrow and read as many books as you can over the Summer Holidays. Enter your borrowing slip into the entry boxes in the library for your chance to win a fabulous prize. Wagga Wagga City Library, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis & Morrow Street’s. Ph: 6926 9700

6.30pm to 9.30pm. Free entry. An array of local artists, choirs and dance groups. Music Bowl, Botanic Gardens, Macleay Street. Ph: 6932 6037

All holidays

GAMES AND CRAFTS AT THE LIBRARY All holidays

The children’s area will be full of board games, craft activities, the Xbox Kinect and of course books galore. Bring in a coffee and relax in the air conditioning. Wagga Wagga City Library, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis & Morrow Street’s. Ph: 6926 9700

OASIS REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN All holidays

Splash, play, laugh, family fun happens 7 days a week at the Oasis for less than $20. • The 50m outdoor pool is now open • Indoor whirlpool - AWESOME! • Indoor leisure area for all ages • Inflatable play for little ones & not so little one’s • Outdoor play area All children under the age of 5 years must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian. Morgan Street. Ph: 6926 9390

ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2016 - CHILDRENS TRAIL Sat 3 December to Sun 15 January

Explore Australia’s favourite art exhibition at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery over summer with the free children’s trail. Pick up a booklet at the front desk or visit www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/ artsets/eyh1km. Closed Mondays. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets. Ph: 6926 9660

WILLANS HILL MINIATURE RAILWAY

Sun 4 & 18 December & Sun 1 & 15 January 10.30am to 4pm. Covered footwear essential. $2 per ride. Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Macleay Street. Ph: 6925 2249

Sun 11 December

STURT MALL - ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS Thu 15 to Sat 17 and Thu 22 to Sat 24 Dec

Roving entertainment in the mall. Thursday: Frosty the Snowman, Friday: Minion, Saturday: Mrs Claus. 11am to 2pm. Santa photos available until Christmas Eve. Sturt Mall, Baylis Street. Ph: 6921 4594

LIGHT THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Thu 15 to Sat 17 December

5.30pm to 10.30pm. Magical Christmas light display for families to walk through and enjoy. Over 3 kilometres of lights, giant Christmas trees and displays. Civic Centre Precinct, off Tarcutta Street. Ph: 0419 213 541

COMBINED CHURCHES OF WAGGA CAROLS IN THE PARK 2015 Sun 18 December

Join us for the Christmas carols. Sausage sizzle available for purchase from 6pm and the Carols starting from 7:30pm. Victory Memorial Gardens, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets. Ph: 6931 7322

FOOD I AM COOKING CLASS: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GINGERBREAD HOUSES Sun 18 December

$115 per adult, $75 for children 8 to 16 accompanying an adult ticket. Food I Am, 29 Kunzea Place. Ph: 0427 250 498 or visit www.foodiam.com.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN AT THE MARKETPLACE

Mon 23 to Wed 25 & Fri 27 & Sat 28 January 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Crocodile encounter, Operation Backpack and other events will also be held throughout the holidays. Wagga Marketplace, Baylis Street. Ph: 6931 7277


WAGGA LIVE 2016

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Gates open at 5pm, activities and entertainment from 6pm, two fireworks displays. Cost: Adults $5, Kids $2, Family $15. U/2 Free. Location: Victory Memorial Gardens and Civic Centre Precinct, off Baylis St.

Presented by the Children’s Theatre Workshop. 11am and 2pm weekdays and 2pm Sat and Sun. Tickets $7, available at the door. Basement Theatre, Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way, off Tarcutta Street. Ph: 6921 4678

Sat 31 December

THE JACKDAW FILM SERIES: SUMMER SCREENINGS FOR KIDS

Wed 11 to Fri 13 & Wed 18 to Fri 20 January 10am and 2pm. Free event – no bookings required. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets. Ph: 6926 9660

GLOW FIBRE OPTIC WORKSHOP

Thu 12 January 10.30am to 12pm. Create your own fibre optic headpiece to add highlights to fantasy makeup. $10 (must be 12+ to attend) Bookings essential. Wagga City Library, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets. Ph: 6926 9700

SCHOOL HOLIDAY HORSE RIDING PROGRAM Mon 16 to Fri 20 January 9am to 4pm daily. An introduction to the world of horses in a safe and fun environment! Ages 6 and up. $55 half day & $95 full day. Bookings essential by email: info@belisi.com.au. Belisi Equine Park, 1103 Oura Road. Ph: 0421 277 717

KIDS CAMPS

Mon 16 to Fri 20 January

Loads of action packed fun. Summer Camp for ages 7 to 12 and Sport, Health and Fitness Camp for ages 9 to 12. Borambola Sport and Recreation Centre, Sturt Highway. Ph: 13 13 02

Sun 15 to Sun 22 January

COMEDY WORKSHOP - CLASS CLOWNS Thu 19 January

Class Clowns is a national secondary school comedy competition and in 2017 for the first time there will be a heat held in Wagga on 16 March. Open for students in Years 9 -12, aged 14-18 around the country. To get you ready to compete, the Theatre will hold a comedy workshop presented by Dane Simpson, places limited, cost $15 per. Wagga Wgaga Civic Theatre. Ph: 6926 9688 or book online www.civictheatre.com.au

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017 Wed 25 & Thu 26 January

Wed: Australia Day Awards, picnic and movies at the Oasis. Thu: free community breakfast, the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, and entertainment and activities for the whole family at Wagga Beach, Johnston Street. Ph: 1300 292 442

STAINES TENNIS HOLIDAY TENNIS CAMP Please contact for dates Ph: 0407 146 648

PAPER PEAR ART CLASSES Please contact for dates Ph: 0429 301 631

CHILD’S PLAY AT THE MUSEUM botanic gardens site

Lord Baden Powell Drive.Ph: 6926 9650 Kidzone - Lose yourself in a world of dress-ups, puzzles, puppets, books, games and activities. Kidzone is a dedicated discovery space for children aged 0-12. Museum Balcony - With recycled pallet vertical gardens, heirloom plants, child’s play area and comfortable seating, the Museum Balcony is a haven with magnificent views over our fair city. Tea, coffee and bottled water is available for a small donation.

historic council chambers site

Corner Baylis and Morrow Street’s. Ph: 6926 9655 Rock a Costume - Get in the spirit of the Stagelights Exhibition with dress up costumes and props to help little imaginations run wild! Suitable for ages 2 – 12. The Big Blocks - What would you do if your lego got supersized? Build fantastical contraptions, mechanical wonders and structural behemoths with our ginormous collection of building blocks. All summer holidays. Suitable for ages 2-12. Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm, Closed Monday


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