The summer school holidays can feel like they go on forever if kids have nothing to do.
So here are some great activities that will make the holidays fly by in no time.
Campbelltown Council’s Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre will host open days from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and Sundays during the January school holidays (excluding public holidays).
Free activities will include balance bike sessions, a jumping castle and face painting.
Entry is free – just bring your own bike or scooter and helmet.
Campbelltown’s three leisure centres will make a splash with water loving children.
Eagle Vale Central, Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre and Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre will hold pool inflatable events on different days throughout the holidays.
Taronga Zoo’s travelling Zoomobile will visit Campbelltown Arts Centre on Monday, January 15.
The arts centre will also host Arty Party, a workshop inspired by Indonesian culture on Wednesday, January 17, followed by Art Explorers on Thursday, January 18.
For the music lovers, the arts centre will host Einsteinz Music – interactive music classes taught by professional musicians on Friday, January 19.
Campbelltown library service will also offer a great range of activities to keep kids busy during the break.
Crocodile Encounters, Macrame Madness and a screening of the Batman Lego Movie (PG) are just some of the activities being held at the library.
Explore the outdoors with the new summer ‘sensory’ walk at Dharawal National Park on Saturday, January 20.
The summer walk is suitable for all ages and will give participants the opportunity to taste bush foods.
Mount Annan Leisure Centre will host a range of activities for kids who love sport.
Throughout January the centre will host Action Break Fitness Fun, Learn to Play Sports, Camp Games, Action Break Survivor and more.
Children can also enjoy swimming in the pool or riding the water slide.
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living will host Recycle Art, Craft and Waste school holiday workshops for five to 12 year olds throughout the month of January.
Head down to Onslow Oval on January 16 to take part in the free Sydney Thunder Super Clinic.
Professional cricketers will be giving coaching tips to the juniors as well as signing autographs at the end of the session, but spots fill up fast so be sure to book early at camden.nsw.gov.au.
Camden Council library services will also offer a range of activities.
Teens can take part in a Lego Robot Workshop on January 25 and a Legal Matters workshop on January 24.
Children can get up close and personal with reptiles at the Crocodile Encounters show on January 16, enjoy a magic show on January 18 or explore the stars on January 23.
Macarthur residents can also head to the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan for some outdoor fun.
Take a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the gardens or take part in a range of science-based workshops like the Eco Art workshops on January 16.
More adventurous kids can tackle a forensics or the Gross and Gory workshop on January 19.
Other school holiday workshops will take place until January 25.
Wollondilly Leisure Centre will host a jumping castle and pool inflatables from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 21.
Wollondilly Library at Picton will also run Summertime Crafts on Tuesday, January 16 between 10am and 12pm and Where’s Wally in the Library? on Monday, January 22 between 10am and 12pm.
The cost for each of the library’s events is $5 per person.
If your child is more into learning about how things work than the great outdoors, take a trip to Trainworks at Thirlmere.
The train museum has a range of things happening throughout the summer holidays.
Families can take a ride on a heritage train or enjoy the museum’s new exhibit, ‘The Strike That Never Ended’ which is the story of the great NSW railways strike of 1917.
For a nice day in the sun, head to the Picton Botanic Gardens.