With school holidays across New South Wales underway, kids around the Yass Valley are getting active in free sports, arts and cultural sessions from archery to beeswax wrap making and movie screenings.

The 2023 autumn school holidays run from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April, with students returning to the classroom on Monday 24 April.

Yass Valley Council has a bunch of great free activities around Yass and the surrounding villages during these school holidays.

Events will be running from Tuesday, 11 April until Monday, 24 April, so there is no excuse for the kids to not get out and about and enjoy their holiday break.

Positions are limited for some activities, so must be booked via the following links attached to avoid missing out.

Found Poetry with Wynn Beard – Wednesday, 12 April – Ages 8+ – 10.30am – 11.30am – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/found-poetry-with-wynn-beard-tickets-594273356607

Beeswax Wrap workshop with Southern Tablelands Arts – Thursday, 13 April – Ages 8+ – 10am – 11am or 11am – 12pm – Yass Memorial Hall – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beeswax-wrap-workshop-tickets-594284931227

Portrait Painting with Elmarie – Saturday, 15

April – Ages 10+ – 10.30am – 1pm – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/portrait-painting-tickets-594280006497

Thomas Eccles Gardens, reading and craft – Monday, 17 April – 10am – 12pm – Thomas Eccles Gardens – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/thomas-eccles-garden-tickets-597387491067

Craft for littlies with Therese – Monday, 17 April – Ages 4 to 10 – 10.30am – 11.30am – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/craft-for-the-littlies-tickets-594296245067

Underwater Artwork with Diane Hickey – Tuesday, 18 April – Ages 6+ – 10.30am – 11.30am – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/underwater-artwork-tickets-594283396637

Board Games and Pizza Day – Tuesday, 18 April – 11am – 2pm – Gundaroo Memorial

Hall – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/board-games-and-pizza-day-tickets-597459486407

Rock Climbing – Wednesday, 19 April – 10.30 – 3.30 – Canberra Indoor Rock climbing – bus will pick youth up at Rossi Street. Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rock-climbing-tickets-597466356957

Movie – Paws of Fury – Wednesday, 19 April – Ages 6+ – 10.30am – 12pm – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/movie-paws-of-fury-tickets-594271761837

Archery Festival – Bowning Thursday, 20 April to Saturday, 21 April – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/archery-festival-bowning-tickets-597482515287

Outdoor Family Movie – Blueback – Thursday, 20 April – Banjo Patterson Park – 7pm – 10pm. Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/outdoor-family-movie-tickets-597498292477

Craft for littlies with Therese – Monday, 24 April – Ages 4 to 10 – 10.30am – 11.30am – Yass Valley Library – Book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/craft-for-the-littlies-tickets-594296245067

Book your child’s spot today Alternatively, call Yass Valley Council for further information on 6226 1477

Tim Warren