Fun and games for all: What school holidays activities are available? | List

BUILDING MEMORIES: Ruby Kind, Evelyn Rose, Sora Burrell and Emma Jurd using foam blocks to make a fort at PCYC Orange during the school holidays earlier this year. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY
BUILDING MEMORIES: Ruby Kind, Evelyn Rose, Sora Burrell and Emma Jurd using foam blocks to make a fort at PCYC Orange during the school holidays earlier this year. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY
  • STORYTIME AT THE GREENHOUSE: 3pm, Sunday, July 8 and Sunday, July 15. Freya Blackwood and Margete Lamond sharing children’s stories in The Greenhouse’s Family Pavilion. Open to all ages and free. For more information head to www.thegreenhouseoforange.com.au/whats-on.
  • PCYC HOLIDAY PROGRAM: 8.30am-5.30pm, Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, and Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. A variety of supervised activities including gymnastics, ninja warrior-style course, fort building, sports, movies, dancing and gymnastics. For children in kindergarten to year 6. Located at PCYC Orange in Seymour Street. Cost is $40 per day, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is not supplied. Bookings essential. For more information contact 6360 2249 or email orange@pcyc.org.au.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Young fans of everything Lego should head to Orange City Library on Monday, July 9.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Young fans of everything Lego should head to Orange City Library on Monday, July 9.

  • LEGO CLUB: 10am, Monday, July 9. Projects include building a Minecraft world, Millenium Falcon, Technic Car or Architecture Studio. For children aged six to 13. Free event. Located at Orange City Library. To book head to www.eventbrite.com.au.
  • GLEE CLUB – A TOUCH OF DISNEY: 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm, Monday, July 9. Learn a Disney classic – singing and movement, with a performance at the end of the session. Children aged four to seven in 10am-12pm session, children aged eight to 12 in the 2pm-4pm session, teenagers and adults in the 5pm-7pm session. Cost is $15. Located at Orange Regional Conservatorium. For more information contact 6361 7974.
  • DO-IT-YOURSELF SAND TIMER: 10am-12pm, Monday, July 9  and Monday, July 16. Children will plan, ‘paint’ and assemble their own working sand-timers. For children aged eight and over, children aged six and seven must be accompanied by an adult. Located in the east room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $15. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
SHAKING IT: Hula hoop competitions will be just one part of the sports days at Glenroi and Margaret Stevenson ovals.

SHAKING IT: Hula hoop competitions will be just one part of the sports days at Glenroi and Margaret Stevenson ovals.

  • SPORT DAYS: 2pm-4pm, Tuesday, July 10 at Glenroi Oval, and 11am to 1pm, Thursday, July 12 at Margaret Stevenson Oval. Country Rugby League will hold community sports events, including roll-a-ball, bocce, jenga, races, hula hoop competitions and a barbecue. 
  • BUGS IN THE GARDEN: Tuesday, July 10, Thursday, July 12, Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 19. Horticulturalist Phil will be showing children around the gardens at The Greenhouse, introducing them to the good and bad bugs, as well as harvesting seeds, doing bug-inspired craft and preparing their own fruit with a chef. For children aged four to 13. Cost is $13. For more information head to www.thegreenhouseoforange.com.au/whats-on.
  • COME SING POP: 2pm-4pm, Tuesday, July 10. Amelia Nell teaching pop singing techniques. For children of all ages. Located at Orange Regional Conservatorium. For more information contact 6361 7974.
ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Jude Keogh will teach students all they need to know about the art of pinhole photography. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Jude Keogh will teach students all they need to know about the art of pinhole photography. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

  • PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY: 10am-1pm, Tuesday, July 10. Local artist Jude Keogh will guide children through the design, construction and use of their own pinhole camera. Each child will capture and develop a unique set of images. For children aged 10 or older. Located in the east room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $25. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
  • EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING LUCKY DIP: 10am-12pm, Wednesday, July 11. Jaq Davies will lead a drawing class focused on experimental mark making and the creative exploration of different drawing media. For children aged eight and over. Located in the west room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $15. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
GET ROLLING: Board games enthusiasts should head to Orange City Library on Wednesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 18.

GET ROLLING: Board games enthusiasts should head to Orange City Library on Wednesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 18.

  • BOARD GAME DAYS: 9am-3pm, Wednesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 18. Roving librarians will help people with board games. For children of all ages. Located at Orange City Library. No bookings required
  • WINTER SUN-CATCHERS: 10am-12pm, Thursday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 17. Using simple folding techniques children will plan and make a beautiful waxed-paper sun catcher for their window. For children aged eight or older, children aged six and seven must be accompanied by an adult. Located in the east room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $15. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
WORLD CUP WINNER?: Orange Ex-Services' Club will hold virtual reality games on Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20.

WORLD CUP WINNER?: Orange Ex-Services' Club will hold virtual reality games on Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20.

  • VIRTUAL REALITY COMPETITIONS: 10am-1pm, Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20. Groups will take over the dance floor, feel FIFA World Cup fever, or break out the battle axe in simulated games. It is a free activity, but places are limited. For more information head to www.thegreenhouseoforange.com.au/whats-on
  • ARTOOLS: 10am-1pm, Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20. Children will spend the morning designing and making their own set of sculptural mark-making tools before creating several works on paper. For children aged eight and over. Located in the west room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $15. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
  • SCULPTURAL ASSEMBLAGE: 10am-12pm, Thursday, July 19. Artist Jaq Davies will lead a sculpture workshop using a range of weird and wonderful materials. For children aged eight and over. Located in the east room next door to Orange Regional Gallery. Cost is $15. For more information contact 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au.
HILARIOUS: Renown kids performer Sean Murphy will delight and entertain at Orange Library on Thursday, July 19.

HILARIOUS: Renown kids performer Sean Murphy will delight and entertain at Orange Library on Thursday, July 19.

  • SEAN MURPHY: 10.30am-11.30am and 11.45am-12-30pm, Thursday, July 19. Sean will lead kids on a hilarious interactive exploration into the best games from around the world. Located at Orange City Library. Cost is either $2 or $5, depending on the session. To book head to www.eventbrite.com.au.
  • TECH TOYS: 10am, Friday, July 20. Children will use spheros, iPads and more. For children aged between six and 12. Located at Orange City Library. Free event. To book head to www.eventbrite.com.au.

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