What’s on these school holidays

What’s on in the great Lakes this school holidays

  • NSW Country Championships, until Sunday, July 15, 55 Lake Street, Forster. Website:www.tennis.com.au/forstertennis, phone:0414874534, email:ellengordon3@gmail.com The Country Championships is an event steeped in history and considered to be the most prestigious country tennis event on the TNSW Calendar. 
  • Contemporary dance workshops, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10 and 11, 11am-1pm, Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Lake Street, Forster, website:www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/greatlakes, 6555 4617. Join in the fun of Contemporary Dance Workshops during the school holidays! Workshops are run by Karen Kerkhoven (who holds a Master of Arts in Dance). Cost: $15 per class from 11am to 1pm. 
  • Shoebox craft, Wednesday, July 11, 10:30am, Forster library, website:library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/,  6591 7256
  • Use a simple shoe box and your imagination to create mini worlds,10:30am-2:30pm. Bookings essential. Ages 5+ years.
  • Pool party, Wednesday, July 11, 12-2pm, Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre, website:www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/greatlakes, phone, 6555 4617. Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Pool Party featuring pool inflatables and water rollers. Entry: $10 per child or $15 per family.
  • Circus Phoenix, Wednesday, July 11-Sunday, July 20, 75 The Lakes Way, website:www.circusphoenix.com.au, phone:0438 488 001. This is new generation circus extreme. A thrilling and spellbinding show gathering all elements of new generation circus where performance and extreme sports collide in a two  hour high energy performance. 
  • Kids’ bingo, Wednesday, July 11, 4pm, Sporties Club, Tuncurry, website:www.clubforster.com.au/just-for-kids.html, phone, 6554 9270 Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games start at 4pm and entry is $8 per child.
  • Shoebox craft, Thursday, July 12, 9,30-11am,  Nabiac library, website:library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/, 6554 1355. Use a simple shoe box and your imagination to create mini worlds. Bookings essential, ages 5+ years. Supervised activity.
  • Kids’ bingo, Thursday, July 12, 10:30am, Hallidays Point library, website:library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/, 6559 3066. Enjoy the fast-paced game of Bingo from 10:3-11:30am, ages 5+. supervised activity. Bookings essential. 
  • Junior art workshops, Forster,  Thursday, July 12-19, Coco’s Closet,  1/64 Wharf Street, website:www.facebook.com/Cocos-Closet-185570474965/, 0410 577 050, suitable for ages 6-13 years. Your junior will draw, create and paint / collage their very own artwork. Held in the super cute, fun, warm and inspiring environment of Coco's Closet. Participants need to bring an apron and water bottle. Afternoon tea is provided. Cost: $35 per person, payable at time of booking. Bookings: Call or text Kristie on 0410 577 050
  • Kids’ bingo, Thursday, July 12,  4pm, Club Forster, website:www.clubforster.com.au/just-for-kids.html, 6591 6591. Both Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children.Games start at 4pm and entry is $8 per child.
  • Family fishing competition, Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, 99 Aquatic Road, Darawank, website:bit.ly/2kNMUpG. Join in the fun of this family focused catch and release fishing competition. You'll have the chance to win some amazing prizes, even if you don't catch a fish.
  • Kids free movie, Paddington, Monday, July 16, 11am and 4pm, Club Forster, website:www.clubforster.com.au/just-for-kids.html, 6591 6591. Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW school Holidays.  Popcorn and drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must accompany children to the movies.
  • Wilderquest bush detectives, Tuesday, July 17, 10am-12pm, 4370 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti, website:www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au, 4946 4112. Join a discovery ranger for a guided adventure of Booti Booti National Park. Explore this wonderful park and use your bush detective skills to solve the mystery of who lives in this amazing park. Price: $15 per child, accompanying adults free. Meeting point: The Ruins Campground, bookings essential. Call the Discovery co-ordinator on 4946 4112 to enquire or book.
  • Pool party, Wednesday, July 18, 12-2pm, Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Forster, website:www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/greatlakes, 6555 4617. Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Pool Party featuring pool inflatables and water rollers.
  • Puppet making, Wednesday, July 18,  2:30-3.30pm, Tea Gardens library, website:library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/, 4997 1265. Come along and create your own bright, imaginative, crazy hand puppets using socks.  All materials supplied. Bookings essential. Ages 5+ years. Supervised activity.
  • Kids’ bingo, Wednesday, July 18, 4pm, Tuncurry Sporties Club, website:www.clubforster.com.au/just-for-kids.html,  6554 9270. Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children.
  • George's Marvellous Medicine, Friday, July 20, 10.30am-12pm, Forster library, website:library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/, 6591 7256. Join us as we get arty and crafty in celebration of Roald Dahl's classic story, George's Marvellous Medicine, that will be performed onstage at the Manning Entertainment Centre in August. Join the team from the Manning Regional Art Gallery for this super duper crazy art experiment. Bookings essential.
  • Science on the move, Friday, July 20, 2-3pm, Hallidays Point library,website library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/, 6559 3066. Explore science through crazy, messy, slimey fun.We'll be making a balanced butterfly, an image spinner and skewering a balloon. Bookings essential. Ages 5+ years. Supervised activity. Cost $6 per child.
  • Free kids disco, Friday, July 20, 5-8pm, Tea Gardens Hotel, website:www.teagardenshotel.com, 4997 0203. Fully supervised event in the Dolphin Room of the Tea Gardens Hotel. Free entry and free finger food for the kids.
  • Free rock pool ramble, Sunday, July 22, 8:30am, Palmgrove Place, Forster, website:www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/MarineDiscovery, 6591 7222. Join marine naturalist Jeannie Lawson for a Rock Pool Ramble tour at Cape Hawke in Forster. You'll discover creatures you would never have spotted by yourself and learn about why the rock platform is so unique and diverse. Be quick to book below - Rock Pool Rambles are very popular and fill quickly. Free event - but bookings are absolutely essential - and there are some safety rules you must agree to before starting.