From water fights to board games: what to do in the school holidays

CREATIVE: Ava Elmes, Annabelle Tink and Evelyn Marr build a tower at PCYC during the last school holidays. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
CREATIVE: Ava Elmes, Annabelle Tink and Evelyn Marr build a tower at PCYC during the last school holidays. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

It’s Monday morning, there’s no school and the children get a sleep in.

Well, until they get a little bored and ask the question, “What can I do?”

And that’s where the range of school holiday activities kicks in across Orange.

The PCYC in Seymour Street is running various daily activities.

Orange library has a Lego day and a board game day each week while there are other activities including a church kids’ club and the major Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica display kicking off next week at the Orange Regional Musuem.

PCYC general manager Geoff Potts said parents and guardians needed to book children in at the PCYC before attending the activities.

He said it cost $40 a day per child for the regular activities.

This Thursday is movie day where there is an extra $15 cost however he said that was now sold out.

“Some of the other days are getting close to booked out but on Monday, Wednesday and Friday it isn’t too bad,” he said.

WHAT TO DO

Activities for the first week of the school holidays in Orange.

Monday

  • Court play and outdoor play, get to know you games, foam pit, craft and court play. PCYC, 2-10 Seymour Street, 9am-5pm, $40,6360 2249.
  • Lego Club, Orange City Library, Byng Street, 10am-noon, free, bookings required, 6393 8132.

Tuesday

  • Court  play and outdoor play, fort building, outdoor races, In Club movie, PCYC.
  • Kids’ Club, craft, games, food, music, bible stories. Orange Presbyterian Church, Anson Street and Mathews Avenue, 9am-noon, 6362 6304.

Wednesday 

  • Court play and outdoor play, group fitness class, art, fort building, design your own hat, PCYC.
  • Kids Club, Orange Presbyterian Church.

Thursday 

  • Movie: Captain Underplants or The Lego Ninjago Movie, science experiments, volcano making, PCYC. [sold out]
  • Cardboard Challenge III, Orange City Library, 10am-noon.
  • Kids Club, Orange Presbyterian Church.

Friday 

  • Court play and outdoor play, Ninja Warrior, spring party/disco, water fight, PCYC.
  • Board game day, Orange City Library, 9am-7pm.