18 September 2017
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.
- Their wide network of centres includes locations such as Glenmore Park, Cranebrook, St Clair, St Marys and Werrington.
- For full details and to book, contact Penrith Council’s Children’s Services Hotline 4732 7844 or by email at [email protected].
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].
High school kids aged 12 to 17 can explore the elements for free these school holidays in Penrith.
- Fusion Youth are running a 3 day Elemental holiday program filled with outdoor adventure and exploring.
- Teenagers can meet new people, be adventurous and have fun, all for free.
- Jump online to register your interest, and one of their youth workers will be in touch.
- 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!