School holiday entertainment awaits Bathurst children

ALL GOOD FUN: Sisters Ruby-Rose and Lilly Hamilton enjoyed themselves at one of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's summer school holiday workshops last year. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 011917cbrag1
ALL GOOD FUN: Sisters Ruby-Rose and Lilly Hamilton enjoyed themselves at one of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's summer school holiday workshops last year. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 011917cbrag1

NO matter their interests, every child in Bathurst should be able to find a school holiday activity to entertain them. 

Organisations around the city have coordinated programs to help parents with care over the break that their children will love to be part of.

Bathurst PCYC offers a comprehensive school holiday program where variety is one of the priorities. 

Among the activities available from Monday are team building games, laser tag, ball games, craft, drama games, circus skills and an excursion to Bathurst Tenpin. 

A full program can be found on the club’s Facebook page.

The PCYC offers morning and afternoon sessions daily, with parents able to book their child into one or more of these.

Parents with more than one child will receive a discount on their bookings. 

Bookings can be made by calling 6331 2191.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will offer four holiday workshops from Tuesday.

“There is one workshop each day and we tried to coincide them with the exhibitions we’ve been showing,” audience engagement officer Penny May said.

The first workshop will involve still life drawing.

“Joyette will be looking at the artworks that have gone on display and get the children to arrange their objects and sketch them,” Ms May explained. 

The other workshops, Make your own robot, 3D wire portraits and Make your own drawing machines, will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively. 

Ms May said there are still places available for each workshop. 

To book, contact BRAG on 6333 6555.

Each workshop costs $10 per child and runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

Another option for the holidays is Bathurst Regional Council Vacation Care, which offers activities daily. 

The first activity for the week will be a teddy bear picnic, but the program will take a much different direction from then. 

“Council's Vacation Care has a summer program jam packed with fun activities for children aged five to 12 years,” a council spokesperson said. 

“Activities include an excursion to the movies, visits to museums, water games and much more.”

A copy of the program can be found on the website.

Vacation care is conducted at 7 Lee Street, Kelso, and bookings can be made in person or over the phone by calling 6338 2800. 

Enrolment forms can be found on the vacation care website and need to be completed before a booking can be accepted.