SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

■ Blacktown Arts Centre

Kids can experiment with mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, acting and music at the school holiday workshops. For ages five to 17 years.

Details: 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, 9839 6558, www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

■ Teddy bear fun: Go Bananas, corner Forrester and Boronia roads, St Marys offers children the chance to make their own bear and take part in a teddy bear's picnic on Wednesday as part of their school holiday program. Cost $60 a child plus $15 for a bear. Details: 9677 7799 or gobananas.net.au.

■ Blacktown libraries

Winter stories and crafts from around the world. Free. For ages 3-8 years.

■ July 2, 4, 9, 11: Dennis Johnson Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.

■ July 2, 9: Lalor Park Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am;

■ July 3, 4, 10, 11: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am;

■ July 1, 2, 8, 9: Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, 10.30am-11.30am;

■ July 2, 9: Riverstone Library & Digital Hub, 10.30am-11.30am.

Details, locations: www.libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

■ Blacktown Sportspark

■ July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: The International Goalkeeper's Academy offers day, morning and afternoon camps for goalkeepers of all skill levels. 9am-1pm daily, 1pm-4pm daily, 9am-4pm daily, all day camp, or live-in camp. Details: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Bookings: Sue, 0402 390 705 or visit internationalgoalkeepers.com.

■ Blacktown Westpoint

■ Until July 13: Adventure round Westpoint 11am to 4pm with your fellow paleontologist friends to find the code words for a Dinosaur Adventure Treasure Hunt. Collect all three code words found throughout the centre to win a Dinosaur Adventure Prize. Details: Blacktown Westpoint, 8825 2400.

■ Dennis Johnson Branch Library

■ July 10: Hands-on stars and planets workshop. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Ages 9-12. Free but book.

Details: Corner Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens, www.libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

■ Kidz Arcade: Holiday program for children aged 8-12, Thursday, July 3 and 10, 10am-1pm at St Clair Youth Centre, 97a Cook Parade. Fun and safe environment for children to make new friends and get involved with art, cooking and outdoor activities. Cost $5, includes lunch. Details: TeRina, 9834 2708 or email info@scynt.org.au.

Emerton Leisure Centre

■ August 1-2, 8-9: Family Fish In. 5pm-6pm, 6.10pm-7.10pm, 7.20pm-8.20pm. Book. Cost: $11 a session (adults), $5.50 (under 15).

Details: 35 Jersey Road, Emerton, 9628 7016, www.elc.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

■ Featherdale Wildlife Park

Hand-feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu; meet other animals at one of the nation's largest homes for animals. Cost: $29 adults, $16 children (3-15 years), $22.50 students, $20 seniors, $82 family (two adults/two children).

Details: Kildare Road, Doonside, featherdale.com.au.

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