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14 Engaging Activities to beat the boredom these April School Holidays

Meet Jeanette Briggs, the proud owner of Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, nestled in St Helens Park. With a stellar record, including the prestigious title of Most Outstanding Performing Arts Studio in Campbelltown at the Local Business Awards, Jeanette knows a thing or two about keeping both kids and families entertained.

With three children and three grandchildren of her own, Jeanette understands the constant search for activities that captivate young minds. At Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, we recognize the challenges of keeping up with the boundless energy of kids. That's why we've taken the initiative to curate a list of 14 exciting ways to keep the little ones engaged right here in our local community during the upcoming school holidays. Let us take the stress out of planning and give you the tools to create unforgettable memories with your family this break.

1.     Gledswood Family Farm Day – Sunday 21st April  

900 Camden Valley Way, Gledswood Hills

Spend the day on the farm at Gledswood Homestead & Winery. Gates open 10:00amEntry $5pp (max $20/family)

The day includes: Sheep shearing Dog working Farm animals Jumping castle Garden games Food trucks Coffee Live musicBoutique wines Craft beers Cocktails Market stalls

Bring a picnic rug. Limited tables, chairs & shade available. No alcohol can be brought into the venue. No BBQ’s can be brought in.

 Prebook your tickets or pay at the entry Tickets will be available at the gate

 900 Camden Valley Way GLEDSWOOD HILLS 9606-5111



2.    Camden Valley Inn – April 16th – 24th

Obstacle Course, Reptile Show, Hero Visit & Magic Show


3.    Camden Kite Festival – Sunday 21st April at Onslow Oval, Camden

The Biggest Kite Festival of South West Sydney. come fly kites with us...colour the sky with us

FREE Entry for kids aged 12 and below.

Great activity for kids during school holidays. Teach them a new skill of flying a kite and have a great family day together.


Wide Variety of Kites & Threads

Delicious Food & Dessert trucks

Amusement Rides & Jumping castles

Ample free parking

DJ music all day

Face Painting & Henna

Merchandise Stalls

Family event

Fun activities

Entertainment unlimited


Registration Fee reimbursed with purchase of kites.


4.    Wests Leagues Club

Face Painting, Science Show, Kids Bingo


5.    Campbelltown Catholic Club – FREE Mini Fit Program – 15th April


6.    Menangle Country Club  - Mini Trotters Autumn Holiday Program

Menangle Country Club and Trackside are thrilled to partner with Mess It Up, Picasso Kids, KBK Collective, Lavender & Willow and Macarthur Bulls FC to present an exciting holiday program.

Check their facebook page to book

·     Bookings required


Monday 15 April:

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Candle Making

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Succulent Plants 


Tuesday 16 April:

Macarthur Bulls Family Fun Day at Club Menangle


Wednesday 17 April:

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Picasso Kids – Hootiful

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Picasso Kids – Donut Worry


Friday 19 April:

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Candle Making

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Succulent Plants

Week 2: 22 – 23 April 2024

Monday, 22 April:

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Mess it up – Slime

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:  Mess it up – Slime


7.    Campbelltown Golf Club


Bricks for kids, junior golf clinics, Meats Beats and Family Fun

Date: Sunday, April 14th

Time: 11am – 3pm

Location: Campbelltown Golf Club

This special gathering promises a day filled with fun, entertainment, and delicious treats for all ages.

Petting Zoo: Get up close and personal with adorable animals!

Face Painting: Transform into your favourite character, animal, or superhero.

Live Entertainment: melodic performances will create the perfect ambiance for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Sit back, listen, and enjoy the music.

Delicious Menu: Indulge in our specialty smoked meats menu, offering a mouthwatering selection of flavors and dishes. From tender smoked brisket to savory pulled pork

Admission: This event is free for all to attend! Simply come along with your family and friends for a fantastic day out.

Whether you’re enjoying the delicious food, making new furry friends at the petting zoo, getting creative with face painting, or relaxing to the tunes of Gavin Bowles, there’s no shortage of entertainment at Campbelltown Golf Club. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable day of family fun!

Clubhouse bookings are available on their website New outdoor space is treated as first come first served.

8.    Campbelltown PCYC

PCYC NSW runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure they offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, gymnastics and boxing to painting, dance and crafts. From pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding, we have lots on offer!

PCYC Campbelltown school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Their programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities and a cost-effective school holiday option for all families.

Check out their timetable of upcoming school holidays activities below.


9.    Dharawal National Park

 Get out in nature. Take a self guided walk or bike ride through the National Park - Wedderburn

10. Campbelltown Bicycle Education Centre

FREE – Monday 15th – Friday 19th April 10am – 3pm

Bring your own helmet and bicycle


11.   Liverpool Catholic Club

From free film screenings to kids bingo, Liverpool Catholic Club offers something for the whole family.

Plus, if your little ones love climbing, they'll have a blast at our Indoor Playground. There's even an interactive play section for toddlers. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee while their children play.

For a cool down, be sure to visit the LCC Ice Rink for endless fun skating throughout the entire holidays.



12. Ambarvale Hotel

16th April – Donut decorating

23rd April – Paint & Juice for  2- 12 years old.  Plaster sets $12 per child


13. Gregory Hills Hotel Thursday 18th April

The Ghostbusters free event

Reserve your table for lunch

Come and meet the Ghostbusters 12 – 2pm . The best dressed Ghost or Ghostbuster wins $100 movie voucher.  A playground with kids meals $11.


14. Macarthur Square Monday 15th – 24th April

Meet Kung Fu Panda 22- 24th April

Kids at the Movies 22nd – 24th April

When I grow up 15th – 21st April (Say hello to our teacher Miss Gabi while you’re here)


About the Author: Jeanette Briggs owner of Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, St Helens Park. Winner of Most Outstanding Performing Arts Studio in Campbelltown at the Local Business Awards. With three children and three grandchildren, she has spent years looking for ways to keep the kids entertained.


What's the buzz? Well, we're all about crafting a journey that's not just fun, but unforgettable. Offering dance, drama, musical theatre , singing and cheerleading. We're all about nurturing creativity, firing up imaginations, and fostering a strong-knit community.


If you are looking for a fun activity to keep kids moving and make friends while creating confidence in a supportive, encouraging enviroment Contact us to book your complimentary introduction to performing arts: 



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