School holiday activities in Central West, Orana

GET BUSY: There's no time to be bored these July school holidays.
GET BUSY: There's no time to be bored these July school holidays.

FROM learning acrobatics to a ukulele workshop, there's a host of boredom-busting activities being held across the Central West and Orana these July school holidays.

There's events being held in your own town, but also why not jump in the car and head down the road to find even more things to do.

Listed alphabetically by location are ideas for kids of all ages that cater to all budgets.

Bathurst - Winter festival fun, theatre and tours

This annual Bathurst Winter Festival has fast become the must-do for many people in the Central West. There's ice skating ($8 for kids aged 3-14), the ferris wheel ($5) and the double-decker carousel ($5).

See Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat on July 12. While HSC students are welcome to join a monologue workshop on July 16. Or, grab your torch for a night tour of Abercrombie House.

Cootamundra - Catch a movie, learn to knit

Check out the afternoon movie Wonder Park which includes a free afternoon tea; there's also a knitting for kids class; and your chance to meet Scoop McLaren - Detective Editor author Helen Castles. It's all happening at Cootamundra Library.


Get active, creative or just blow off some steam at Cowra PCYC; join the hand drumming workshop at Woodstock on July 9; or take part in a musical busking workshop on July 12.


Head to the Old Dubbo Gaol for a guided tour by a character; a twilight family night tour; or Beyond the Grave tour (16+ years). Or, let off some steam at Dubbo PCYC or head to the Macquarie Regional Library to make clay dragon eggs, make unicorn theme crafts or test your knowledge in the Harry Potter Trivia session.


Always wanted to learn some acrobatics? These school holidays is your chance.


Take part in a crafty kids workshop, a free contemporary movement workshop or go check out the fast-paced action at the Grenfell Kart Club Bob Hinde Race Day from July 19-21.


Be guided by a bungling bushranger to see the sights at Jugiong including the Murrumbidgee River, historic buildings and bush school. Details.


Blow off some steam, get creative, learn to cook, go on a treasure hunt, learn some backyard science or play laser tag at Lithgow PCYC these holidays. Or why not create your own 3D space picture or make a 3D kaleidoscope at Lithgow Library.

Head to Wallerawang Library to join in a space theme table-top gaming event on July 17. At Portland Library create your own library bag on July 13.


Get active and blow off some steam at Mudgee PCYC or take part in a wide range of space theme events at libraries across the region.

See the amazing space display at Mid-Western Regional Library and join in the 'roaring rockets, space mobiles and aliens' session on July 17, make a porcelain dish that glows in the dark on July 17. At Gulgong Library, make a galactic playdough and popsicle rocket on July 12 or join in the shooting star and moon playdough session on July 19. At Kandos Library, make a moonscape design on canvas (ages 3-5)


Head to Narromine Library to travel down the rabbit hole in this crafty session celebrating Alice in Wonderland's fantastical adventures on July 10. Unleash your inner wizard in this spellbinding activity full of crafts, games and magical fun on July 17. Both sessions run from 2.30pm-4pm.


Head to Nyngan Library to create a Lego masterpiece on July 11, from 10.30am until noon. Or come along for a morning of craft from 10.30am until noon on July 19.


Go bowling, create a mosaic masterpiece or learn how to create a magic winter landscape at Oberon Library.

Or, take a drive to Jenolan Caves for the children's 'bones and stones' tour.


Get creative during the Orange Regional Gallery school holiday workshops, attend the kids pompoms and tassles workshop on July 10 or learn to weave on July 11.

See the much-loved musical Oliver! on stage on July 26.


You might need another holiday to recover from everything that's on offer at Parkes PCYC, including: a petting zoo, gymnastics classes, Lego masters day, a ukulele workshop and a trip to the Forbes Cinema.

Don't miss the To the Moon and Back exhibition of works created by young people to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Check out the free screening of the I Kill Giants movie at Wellington Library (July 10) or Where the Wild Things Are (July 13).

Also on at Wellington Library - put your skills to the test in the Minecraft aquatic adventure; join a 3D printing session to create a fantastic beast (July 17) or use soft air-dry clay to create your own giant (July 18).


Lots of great movies will keep children of all ages entertained at Southern Cross Cinema. Now showing is: Toy Story 4; Spiderman Far From Home; The Lion King; The Secret Life of Pets 2; Peppa Pig Festival of Fun; and Wonder Park.