Heaps of fun and games for child, teens to enjoy in school holidays

THERE is a range of activities, classes and events for children to enjoy in Canterbury-Bankstown, during the upcoming Spring school holidays – and most are free.

Activities include:
• Watercolour Fans Craft at Riverwood Library on Monday, September 30, at 10.30am;
• Activity sessions, including junior warrior course, dodgeball, taekwondo classes, soccer, basketball, scooter and bike skills at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre on Monday, September 30, to Friday, October4);
• Something Wild. Meet native animals like snakes, lizards, frogs and birds and learn about their habitats at Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill and Riverwood libraries on (Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4);
• Games Afternoon for children aged 8-15 at Campsie Library on Wednesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 9, at 2.30pm;
• A Look Inside. Explore how the human body works, learn about skulls, skeletons, vision and organ systems (over 8 years) at Padstow Library on Thursday, October 3. Cost $5;
• Hot Air Balloon Craft. Make hot air balloons, paper flowers and frog holders at Chester Hill Library Thursday, October 3, Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10, at 2.30pm;
• Bunny Masks Craft. Learn how to make bunny masks, friendship bracelets and treasure boxes at Earlwood Library on Friday, October 4, Wednesday, October 9 and Friday, October 11 at 10.30am;
• Puppet Show. Catch the show and meet the puppets at Greenacre Library on Wednesday, October 9, at 2.30pm. Cost $5;
• Recycling Workshop at Lakemba Library on Wednesday, October 9 at 2.30pm;
• Toonimate Workshop. Create stop motion animation at Panania Library on Thursday, October 10 at 2.30pm. Cost $5; and
• Scary Party at Padstow Library on Friday, October 25 at 5.30pm.
From dinosaur battles to camel rides, Bankstown Central will be giving kids the chance to meet all creatures great and small.
Lovers of dinosaurs will have the chance to enjoy the Dino Rivals Jurassic World Craft Village Arena every day from Monday, September 30, to Friday, October 4, 11am-2pm, while animal lovers will get the chance to enjoy free camel rides and pat and feed their favourite furry and feathered friends at the Baby Animal Farm in the second week of the holidays or get up close and personal with a variety of non-venomous snakes and lizards at the Reptile Show.