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School holiday fun

There's plenty happening in Lane Cove to keep our young locals busy these school holidays. 

Winter in the Village


Join us in Lane Cove village from 9-17 July for an exciting array of activities to warm you up as part of Winter in the Village

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Ice Skating in Lane Cove, The Canopy  

Saturday 9 – Sunday 17 July

Tickets on sale now, book your tickets online today! 

Skate into winter this July school holidays at Lane Cove’s first ever ice-skating rink! Made with SlickIce synthetic ice and designed to feel like real ice-skating, the ice rink is open daily in the square. Skates are provided. Penguin skating aids for kids are available for free. 

Sessions start on the hour from 10:00am – 8:00pm. Each session runs for 45 minutes. 

Tickets: 

  • Child 5 years and under $10 

  • Child 6 – 17 years $15 

  • Concession $15 

  • Adult $20 

  • Family ticket $40 (4 people – maximum two adults, minimum one adult) 

Tickets on sale now, book your tickets online today!

For enquiries please refer to the online ticketing website which includes contact details to assist you.

Stars on Ice

Saturday 9 July, 5:45pm and 7:45pm, The Canopy

Be mesmerised by the magical world of ice dancing with two special 15-minute performances by Stars on Ice at Lane Cove’s Winter in the Village Ice Rink. Bookings not required for this free event however numbers are limited.


Winter Screen on the Green, THE BAD GUYS (PG)

Friday 15 July, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Canopy

Bring your warmest clothes and your favourite picnic blanket and join us for a free film screening of The Bad Guys (PG). Several misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with plenty of disasters along the way. There will be a special fire dancing performance to warm us up ahead of the film screening plus giveaway winter-themed colouring-in packs. Don't forget to pick up a delicious takeaway from nearby businesses or make a booking before or after the event (please note that we request adult supervision of children attending this event). 

School Holidays at the Youth Centre 

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These school holidays are packed with free activities that you will want to brag about when you go back to school in Term 3! Firstly we have loads of competitions including a champion board for every competition we host. Plus we have activities to keep you warm this winter, and free food every day of the holidays! Please note that drop-in will run after the activity times.

Activities include:

  • Pool table competition 
  • Bake Day
  • Youth Up Front Wellbeing Days
  • Bring It On Sports
  • Gamer Days
  • Volleyball Games
  • Foosball Table Competition 
  • Paint Vibes

Download a copy of the Winter School Holiday Program to find out more. No bookings required. 


Bike Bag Giveaway 


Collect your free bike bag giveaway from the front counter at Council's Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove) and enjoy your biking experience more these July school holidays. 

Best suited for children between the ages of 6-11 years.

Please note that the contents in each bag may vary slightly (depending upon availability of stock). No more than three bags per family.

Junior Events

 
Celebrate NAIDOC Week – NAIDOC Reading Challenge: July 

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is observed in Australia every July. This year, you're encouraged to "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!" to help amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Throughout July Shorelink members aged 0 to 17 are encouraged to read 10 books written by Indigenous Australian authors or illustrators. When you complete this NAIDOC Week challenge you can collect an activity pack from your local library.

Young people and their carers should log each book they finish on Beanstack to acquire badges or complete the paper challenge sheet available at any Shorelink Library. 

Visit the Beanstack website at shorelink.beanstack.com and sign in as a member of Shorelink Libraries, or with the Beanstack App.  Free event. No booking required. 

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Monday 4 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library 

Enjoy creating mini versions of our most iconic wildlife!  Craft some cute Australian animals using recycled materials, foam stickers and colourful paper.  Free event for ages 4-10.  Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Australian Animal Craft  

Tuesday 5 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Enjoy creating mini versions of our most iconic wildlife! Craft some cute Australian animals using recycled materials, foam stickers and colourful paper. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Making Machines Craft 

Tuesday 5 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Jump into this fun STEM activity these holidays! Build cool, simple machines, including a pop stick catapult, a shooting spaceship and a hand cranked winch! Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

NAIDOC Preschool Storytime 

Thursday 7 July, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

This Storytime celebrates NAIDOC week. Held at Lane Cove Library. Ages 3-6 years. No booking required. 

Busy Box Craft 

Thursday 7 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Create some amazing personalised boxes, including a money box, a pop-up card box and a creature shaped Paper Mache box. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online. 

Scratch Jr Coding 

Monday 11 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library 

Explore the very basics of coding with Scratch Jr by completing fun challenges. Use drag and drop block coding for an early primary school level STEM experience. Learn how to make your character's drive, walk, dance and talk using the Scratch Jr iPad app. Free event for ages 6-8. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online.  

Scratch Jr Coding 

Tuesday 12 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Explore the very basics of coding with Scratch Jr by completing fun challenges. Use drag and drop block coding for an early primary school level STEM experience. Learn how to make your character's drive, walk, dance and talk using the Scratch Jr iPad app. Free event for ages 6-8. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Colour Mix Art 

Tuesday 12 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Come along and use markers and paint on water diffusing paper to create colourful art pieces. Free event for ages 6-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

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Wednesday 13 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Design and sew your own felt creations, including a felt cup warmer and a fruit inspired case. Free event for ages 10-17. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Making Machines Craft 

Thursday 14 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Jump into this fun STEM activity these holidays! Build cool, simple machines, including a pop stick catapult, a shooting spaceship and a hand cranked winch! Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Storytime 

Mondays, 11:00am – 11:30am, Greenwich Library 

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required. 

Baby Bounce 

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Ages 0-3 Years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

Preschool Storytime 

Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. No booking required.