School holiday fun in Penrith

The holidays are here! That means it’s time to come up with some boredom busting ideas that will keep the kids happy during the school holidays in Penrith without busting your budget.

Fun, free or cheap entertainment during the school holidays in Penrith

Free and creative library fun

Check out the awesome free kid’s activities hosted by Penrith City Council Libraries.

  • With locations at Penrith, St Clair and St Mary’s, there’s a huge range of activities to choose from.
  • School holiday workshops include a magic mystery and wonder show, traditional dance performance, denim and leather art, reptile display, science fun with Fizzics Education and drawing Pokemon and Manga.
  • Check out the program for full details and bookings for all of these great school holiday activities.

Be in the centre of the action

There’s many Children’s Centres around the Penrith area who run affordable Vacation Care programs for primary school aged kids.

Get active

There’s loads of active school holiday fun to be had at the YMCA Penrith.

  • The kids can jump around, learn some new tricks and even try some self-defence.
  • Their low cost school holiday activity program includes parkour, gymnastics, tumbling, rockwall and jumping castle fun.
  • For full details and to book call them on 4733 7388 or email [email protected].

Teen time

High school kids aged 12 to 17 can explore the elements for free these school holidays in Penrith.

Get arty

Creative kids should head to the Penrith Regional Gallery for some of their fun school holiday workshops.

  • Workshops include themed sessions with materials and techniques including making clay critters, design with watercolours, painting, collage, animation, and mosaic making.
  • There’s something to suit all ages. Check the online program for dates, details and booking information.

Holiday mania at the club

Penrith Panthers has an awesome array of activities to entertain the kids these holidays.

  • Their school holiday program has shows, classes, workshops and disco fun for kids of all ages.
  • Shows include the Panthers mini stars talent show, a magic show, and a free screening of the Lego Batman movie.
  • Classes and workshops include a backyard sports clinic, Little Builders Lego, craft sessions, plus kid’s bingo and a glow disco.
  • Check their website for full details.

Hit the park!

It doesn’t get much simpler – or cheaper! – than heading to your local park for hours of fun this school holidays in Penrith!

  • Throw some snacks and scooters into the car and get exploring – why not use the playground finder to venture to a new playground? Parks are a free, fun way to get the kids off your back and work off all of that excess energy!
  • Don’t forget to pack yourself a picnic rug and a book – if you’re lucky, you might even get a few moments peace to relax and enjoy the sunshine!