A RANGE of physical and artistic activities are available to children over the last few weeks of the summer school holidays to keep them busy.
The bulk of the activities will start next week, but there are some locations around Bathurst already offering programs.
Bathurst PCYC began its program on December 19.
The club offers activities almost daily, with jam-packed morning and afternoon sessions available.
Among the activities available to students are ball games, parkour, gymnastics and circus skills.
There are also opportunities to use the club's new foam pit.
PCYC senior activities coordinator Katrina Harrison has previously encouraged people to book their children in early, as activities have been so popular that the club has had to turn people away.
Parents can view the club's summer holidays program online and make a booking by calling 6331 2191.
Activities are available every weekday until January 28, with the only exception being the Australia Day public holiday on January 27.
Bathurst Library and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) will start their programs early next week.
The Library's first activity, kids yoga, will be held on Monday from 10.30am to 11.15am.
This activity is free and is for kids aged between four and 12 years.
Other activities on offer that week include a workshop on how to draw Pokémon, making Macramé wallhangings, and a workshop all about frogs.
Workshops can be booked by calling the library on 6333 6281.
BRAG will start its holiday program on Tuesday with its Game of Stones workshop, which will be led by Fiona Howle.
The gallery will run additional workshops on January 15, January 21 and January 22.
A full program is available on the gallery's website and bookings can be made by calling 6333 6555.
The Evans Arts Council has also put together some workshops for the school holiday period.
President Wendy-Lou Tisdell said there had been increased demand for workshops, particularly for children.
"There seems to be a great surge in craft. People want to learn," she said.
The group will hold its acrylic workshops at at the former Evans Shire Council Chambers in Lee Street on January 13 and January 20.
Another workshop, called Introduction to Shibori, will be held at the same venue on January 15 and January 22.
Both workshop costs $10 and should be booked in advance. Payment details are available on the Evans Arts Council Facebook page.