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Plenty to do these school holidays

ThirroullibrarysunnyNORTHERN suburbs children are spoilt for choice when it comes to school holiday activities with a packed program of events happening at local libraries, Beaton Leisure Centres, Wollongong Art Gallery and the Botanic Garden.

“There’s no reason to be bored these holidays with something new to see and do every day,” said Acting Lord Mayor Cr Chris Connor.

Budding young artists can get messy making clay creatures or recycled robots at the Art Gallery. Outdoor adventure lover can take a walk in the footsteps of the dinosaurs at the Botanic Garden, and children with extra energy to burn there lots of activities at Beaton Park Leisure Centres, including the very popular pool inflatables.

Libraries across the northern suburbs, including at Thirroul, Corrimal and Helensburgh are holding a range of free events for all ages including a Harry Potter trivia and pizza afternoon, a movie screening of the popular “Frozen”, craft workshops and a fairies and elves tea party.

“No matter what the kids are into, there’s something to keep them entertained over the next two weeks. For more details on the full range of school holiday activities I encourage you to go to Council’s website,” said Cr Connor.

For more information call 02 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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