Summer Holiday Fun Coming to the Region

Young people in the region will be able to enjoy a vast range of activities during the upcoming summer school holidays, thanks to the NSW Government’s $10 million Holiday Break Program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the latest suite of activities and said they offer great opportunities for young people to stay connected, have fun and maybe even discover a new interest.

“Across the electorate, events and workshops will be delivered to help the youth in our region access social and recreational activities within their local communities while on their summer holiday break,” Ms Cooke said.

“These activities are a wonderful way to ensure we break down barriers for our regional youth, making it easier for them to socialise and have some fun during the summer break.”

Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin said young people can expand their horizons over the break with more than 60 programs covering everything from science and art to sport and cultural connections.

“The NSW Government invests in this program because we know it is important to provide opportunities for young people to connect, socialise and have fun during the school holidays,” Mr Franklin said.

“We also know that keeping the kids entertained over the holidays can be costly for families, so these free activities will help to relieve the financial pressure on family budgets these Summer holidays.

“The programs on offer will provide social and recreational outlets to help regional youth become more involved in their local communities, and to show that living in a regional location is not a barrier for young people to try new things.

“Our continued program partnerships mean we’re able to deliver an assortment of activities that allow youth to hone their artistic skills, explore a completely new area of interest or get moving with a fun physical activity over the school holidays.”

A list of events across the electorate includes:

Cootamundra Youth Council

31/12/2022    7:30pm – 12:30am

New Years Eve Movie night for ages 12-17 – The Arts Centre Cootamundra.

16/01/2023    9am – 3pm

Family Fun Sports Day – Cootamundra Sports Stadium.

20/01/2023    10:30am – 12:30pm

Skate, Scot & Grip tape workshop – Cootamundra Skate Park.

Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre

13/01/2023    3pm – 4:30pm           

Teen boot camp-fun and fitness in the sun – Carberry Park (opposite Council Chambers Gundagai).

20/02/2023    2pm – 3:30pm

Skateboard and scooter lessons and grip tap art workshop – Gundagai Skate Park.

13/01/2023    6pm – 9pm

Open Night at the Gundagai Pool – Swimming, games and giveaways – Gundagai. Memorial Pool.

Hilltops Youth Action Group


Back 2 Skool Pool Party featuring the World’s oldest Rocking DJ’s & Nursing home escapee’s the Rockafellas.

Temora Shire Council

05/01/2023    9am -10:30am

Cooking Class with Local Caterer – Platform Y.

06/01/2023    9:45am – 3pm

Trip to Wagga with lasertag and Shopping time – Platform Y.

09/01/2023    9:30am – 10:15am

Yoga Class for ages 12-24 – Platform Y.

09/01/2023    11am – 2:30pm

Mixed Media Art Workshop – Platform Y.

12/01/2023    10am – 11:30am

Gaming Day – including VR headsets – Platform Y.

Narrandera Shire Council

04/01/2023 – 03/02/2023    10am -9pm

The Summer Sessions will include two Paint with mates sessions, a cultural tour and an afternoon of music followed by a movie night – Lake Talbot Water Park.

Weddin Shire Council

21/01/2023    10am – 7pm

Beach themed pool party. Laser Tag, Water inflatables, Craft activities and beach themed catering. To find out more about activities near you and for program guidelines, visit holidaybreak

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