■ Blacktown Arts Centre

Kids can experiment with mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, acting and music at the school holiday workshops. For ages 5-17 years.

Details: 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, 9839 6558,

■ Blacktown libraries

Winter stories and craft from around the world. Free. Ages 3-8.

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

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

■ July 10, 11: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am.

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

Details, locations:

Multicultural Storytime is a free, fun-filled hour for preschoolers, parents and carers to share stories and songs from different countries and crafts.

■ July 16: Lalor Park Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.

■ July 23: Dennis Johnson Branch Library, Stanhope Gardens, 10.30am-11.30am.

■ Fridays: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am.

Details, locations: 9839 6677 or www.libraries.blacktown.nsw,

■ Blacktown Sportspark

■ July 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.

Details: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Bookings: Sue, 0402 390 705 or visit

■ Blacktown Westpoint

■ Until July 13: Adventure round Westpoint, 11am-4pm, with friends to find the code words for a Dinosaur Adventure Treasure Hunt. Collect the three code words found throughout the centre to win a Dinosaur Adventure Prize. Claim it at the Customer Service Desk on Level 3. For kids aged 12 years and under.

Details: Blacktown Westpoint, 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown, 8825 2400.

■ 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,

■ Featherdale Wildlife Park

Meet Australian native animals and bird life. Cost: $29 (adults), $16 (children), $22.50 (students), $20 (seniors), $82 (families).

Details: Kildare Road, Doonside,

■ Seven Hills Plaza:

■ July 8-11: Free jumping castle at Centre Court; free balloons.

■ Saturday, July 12: Free Tumbletown Playland.

Details: corner Prospect Highway and Federal Road, Seven Hills, 9621 3144.

■ Lalor Park Branch Library

■ July 8: Free DIY class, decorate a treasure chest, 10am-11.30am. Materials provided.

Details: Corner Freeman Street and Northcott Road, Lalor Park, 9624 5243.

Max Webber Library

■ July 8: Free Madlab Electronics Workshop, where children make their own electronic device, 2.30pm-4pm. Materials provided. Ages 9-12.

Details: Max Webber Library Function Centre, Level 1, corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blacktown. ■ July 11: Free DIY class; make button badge accessories, 2pm-3pm. Materials provided.

Details: Corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blacktown. Free but book: 9839 6677,.

■ 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,



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