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Autumn School Holiday program for the kids

Gear up for a wide range of activities suitable for kids and perfect for the school holiday this coming autumn.

The Hawkesbury Regional Library, Museum, and Gallery teamed up again to provide entertaining workshops, sessions, and activities. The Library has the most activities this time, featuring upcoming film screenings, a magic show, and writing workshops.

Hawkesbury Library Service

On Friday, 12 April, the Library and the Gallery had a pop-up at Richmond Park during the YouthFest 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The free drop-in event featured art makerspace activities, giant games, and books for anyone to read.  

On the other hand, kids can have the chance to see two films for free at Tuesday Movies, which will be held at the Hawkesbury Central Library on Tuesday, 16 April 2024, and Tuesday, 23 April.

The former will feature Wonka (2023), directed by Paul King, and actors such as Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Calah Lane, and Keegan-Michael Key. No details about the film are available for the latter session.

Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite:

Mr Bamboozle Autumn School Holiday Programs
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Prepare for some magic woven with storytelling at Mr Bamboozle’s Magical Game Show on Wednesday, 24 April. The magic show will run from 10:30 to 11:30 AM and is perfect for kids aged 5 to 12. 

The Hawkesbury Library mentioned what attendees can expect on Wednesday: “A baffling magic show that blends storytelling with game show fun.”

According to the Library, all attendees must hold a ticket, and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost $5, and accompanying adults can select 1 free ticket per booking. Tickets can be reserved online via Eventbrite: Mr Bamboozle’s Magical Game Show.

Westwords Workshops For Autumn School Holiday Programs
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For the writing wiz, the Hawkesbury Library will host two WestWords creative writing workshops with the guidance of a local professional writer on Saturday, 20 April. The sessions are for kids aged 10 to 15 years old and 16 to adults.

Visit here to learn more about two sessions and the upcoming 2024 Living Stories Western Sydney Prize.

The Hawkesbury Library Service and two workshops are part of WestLit, a partnership with the WestWords and Western Sydney libraries that offers a series of activities and events.

Except for the YouthFest 2024, all the events will be held at the Hawkesbury Central Library, located at 300 George Street in Windsor, NSW 2753.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Pet Portraits At Autumn School Holiday Programs
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On the other hand, kids aged 5 to 10 can draw inspiration from over 50 portraits at the Archibald Prize exhibition and make pet portraits inspired by their favourite animals. The ‘Paint a Pet—Portraits of Animals’ workshop by the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery will be held on Wednesday, 17 April, from 10:30 PM to 12:30 PM.

“We will use collage and acrylic painting techniques to create onto a canvas and take it home!” the announcement said.”

“Young creatives can bring a photo of their pet, choose another animal image, or let their imaginations run wild!”

Tickets cost $15 and can be booked online via Eventbrite: Paint a Pet—Portraits of Animals. The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is located on the 1st Floor, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Magnifying Glass
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Kids interested in history and archaeology can participate in the ‘Can you dig it? ‘Mini Archaeologists workshop, which will explore the scientific way that archaeologists worked to unearth artefacts on display in the Museum’s current exhibition.

“Join in an exciting, hands-on workshop where you become a ‘mini archaeologist’ and dig deeper into the rich history of the Hawkesbury region!” the announcement said.

The session on Thursday, 18 April, is open to kids aged 5 to 10 years old and will run from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Tickets cost $15 and can be reserved online via Eventbrite: Can you dig it? Mini Archaeologists.

The Museum is located at 8 Baker Street, Windsor. 

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