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FREE January Events in the Cumberland Area

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Published January 4th 2019
There is still time to book an event for the school holidays
Some shires put on more programs than others and the Cumberland Council is one of these. With many events for children during the school holidays, you can have your pick. But remember some of these sell out very quickly, especially as they are all FREE, so if you like any on this list, make sure you do your bookings or register immediately.

1. Cumberland Superbowl
American Football will be coming to Cumberland with this primary school adaption of Flag Gridiron. Flag Gridiron is a fun, non-contact sport and your child does not need to have any previous experience to attend this one.

This activity will be held from on 16th January, from 9 am to 11 am at CV Kelly Park, 33 Oramzi Rd, Girraween. Although it is free, you will need to register your child here.

Cumberland Superbowl is for children aged 5 to 12 years old that live in the Cumberland Local Government Area. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

2. Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Learn how to make your very own animation using clay, Lego and props at this workshop.

This activity will be on 16th January, from 10.00 am at the Merrylands Library, Cnr Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands.

This is for children aged 10 to 18 years and bookings are essential and you can make yours here.

3. Craft at Regents Park Library
This will be an event where you need to turn up a bit early to get a place. It is a craft session where school-aged children will make a collage creature which they can name.

This activity will be on 16th January, from 10.30am at the Regents Park Library, 1 Amy Street, Regents Park.

Once again, children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. For more details contact the library on 8757 9066.

This program will also be held on 17th January at both Greystanes Library and Guildford Library.

4. Movies in the Park at Holroyd Gardens
These will be family-friendly movies under the stars in the open air of the beautiful Holroyd Gardens, Pitt St & Walpole Street, Merrylands. These outdoor movies will be held over three nights with a different movie each night and gates open at 7 pm with the movie starting at 8 pm.

Bring a blanket, pillow and a snack for the following program:

17th January - The Beautiful Fantastic [PG]
18th January - Ali's Wedding [M]
19th January - Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation [PG]

5. Gardening Party
Children aged 5 to 12 years old will be able to learn about basic plant requirements and potting their own plant. It will be hosted by Bunnings Lidcombe and there will be soil demonstrations and children can choose their own herb seedling to pot up and take home.

It will be held on 18th January, from 9 am to 11 am at Bunnings, 23-29 Parramatta Road, Lidcombe. You can register here, and get more information here.

6. Basketball Fun
This will be for ages 12 to 18 years and is for all levels. Basketball is ideal for fitness and is also heaps of fun.

Basketball will be on at the Cumberland Basketball Centre, Wyatt Park, from 9 am till 11 am on 18th January.

Bookings are essential and you can register here.

7. Dive in Movie
Merrylands Swimming Centre will turn into a floating movie lounge when you can bring an inflatable doughnut or similar to watch Disney's Moana.

Relax in the water and do something different here and if you do not have an inflatable, there will be plenty provided.

This will be held on Saturday 19th January, from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. It will be held at the Merrylands Swimming Centre, 17 Burnett Street, Merrylands.

Hurry, make your bookings here.

8. Brick Building Exhibition
The Sydney Lego Users Group (SYDLUG) will be displaying some of their incredible brick creations at this exhibition at the Merrylands Library.

This will be on Sunday 20th January, from 2 pm till 5 pm and address for the library is Cnr Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands. This is suitable for all ages and more information can be obtained by phoning the library on 8757 9065.

9. Try 2 Wheels
This workshop will be for 5 to 12-year-olds and children will learn basic skills in balance and control for bike riding without training wheels. The course will also cover helmet safety and you do not need to supply bikes and helmets as all equipment will be supplied. You can, however, bring your own if you wish.

This will be held at Holroyd Gardens at the Road Safety Bike track, Pitt St & Walpole St, Merrylands on 22nd January, from 9 am to 11 am.

You can register here.

10. Minnamurra Rainforest Hike and Picnic
You can read all about this hike at this link.

Make your booking here.

11. Jack Attack
This will be an outing on the green for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Jack Attack will have school children participating in an engaging, fun game.

It will be held on Thursday 24th January, from 11 am to 12.30 pm at Guildford Bowling Club, 97 Bursill St, Guildford.

Book for this event here.

12. Fortnite Battle Guildford
Fortnite is, of course, the rage throughout the world! Now, you will be able to take a challenge in Fornite battle and join the summer holidays competition fun. There will be prizes for the winners.

If you love gaming and want to compete in this challenge, then this activity will be on 25th January for ages 12 to 18 years.

It will be held at the Guildford Community Centre, from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm and snacks and a drink will be provided.

Make your bookings here.

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Cost: FREE
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