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Five Things to Do in the October School Holidays

It's school holidays! No playgroup, no swimming lessons - just you and your children waiting to be entertained.... here are five suggestions of activities to do this school holidays.

1. Fagan Park

Fagan Park in Galston is a fantastic spot to spend a day these school holidays. Explore the different types of gardens and the Eco Garden. Play in the new nature playground near the Carrs Rd entrance or the more popular playground near the Arcadia Rd entrance that even has an accessible liberty swing. Have a picnic by the lake, stroll along the bushtracks or bring their bikes for a ride. 

Fagan Park Nature playground

2. Berowra Library

Hornsby Council are running a number of events at our local library, as well as the Hornsby and Pennant Hills branches. Holiday Story time is on Friday 4/10/2019 and is for all ages. There is a Science show on Tuesday 8/10/2019 and a Superhero Training Workshop on Thursday 10/10/2019. Both events are aimed at primary school children and both require booking. 

3. Dangar Island

Catch the train down to Brooklyn and the ferry to Dangar Island. Walk around the island, stop at the cafe or bowling club. Play at the playground or on the beach, then head back home. It's a beautiful way to spend a day this holidays with the kids.

Dangar Island Map

Photo credit: travelwithjoanne.com

4. Kalkari Discovery Trail

It's the perfect time for a bushwalk as many native flowering species are in bloom. The Kalkari Discovery Trail on the way down to Bobbin Head is a stroller friendly bushwalk that is easy for little kids. If you are lucky you can see emus and kangaroos. There is a large pond and a lookout as well. You enter this trail through the Kalkari Discovery Centre which is interesting itself and great for a rainy day getaway. This walk is inside the national park so you will have to pay the park entry fee of $12. 

Kalkari Discovery Centre

Photo credit: freeday.com.au

5. Jim Jams Studios

Jim Jams music studio in Hornsby have a number of workshops during the school holidays for kids under 6. They have even teamed up with Little Mess Makers for two 90 minute messy play sessions. You will need to book in advance. 


We hope you have a great school holidays! If you have planned something fun let us know in the comments. 

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