Summer School Holidays Guide

Keep the kids out of the heat this summer school holidays, with plenty of cool activities throughout The Hills Shire.

From storytime and illustration workshops to an interactive aquatic adventure and solar system discovery fun, there’s something for all curious little minds.


Summer Reading Club

Read and reap the rewards when you borrow from one of The Hills Shire Library branches this summer, with five great prizes to collect. Suitable for children aged 5 to 14 years.

Where: Hills Shire Libraries

When: Runs until January 31



Rockpool Adventures

Interact with live sea creatures and learn all about them and their friends who live under the sea. Suitable for children in school years K to 3.

Where: Castle Hill Library

When: Wednesday, January 9


Curious Creature Storytime

From real creatures to the imagined! Inquisitive minds will be entertained with stories, songs and craft celebrating these amazing creatures. Suitable for children in school years K to 2.

Where: Baulkham Hills Library, Dural Library

When: Thursday, January 10 & Friday, January 18


Starting School Storytime

Help ease first day jitters with a storytime session all about starting school! Suitable for children starting Kindergarten in 2019.

Where: Baulkham Hills Library, Castle Hill Library

When: Tuesday, January 15 & Monday, January 21


Escape Room

Outwit, outsmart and get out! Work as a team to face pirates, aliens and zombies in your attempt to solve the mysteries and escape. Suitable for children in school years 4 to 7.

Where: Castle Hill Library

When: Wednesday, January 16


Starr’s Planetarium – Astronomy for Kids!

Take a trip through the solar system and onwards to the very edge of our galaxy to discover stars, planets, constellations and more! Suitable for children in school years K to 3.

Where: The Pioneer Theatre

When: Tuesday, January 22


Australia Day at The Farm

Celebrate with HI-5 this Australia Day, from noon to 9pm, at Bella Vista Farm. With food trucks, rides, Australiana displays and, of course, fireworks, there’s so much to see and do!

Where: Bella Vista Farm

When: Saturday, January 26


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