■ Blacktown Arts Centre
Kids can experiment with mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, acting and music at the school holiday workshops. For ages five to 17 years.
Details: 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, 9839 6558, www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ Blacktown Leisure Centre
Four-day intensive holiday swimming program for preschool and school children.
Details: Acceler8, July 2-7, corner Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens, 9421 2600, www.blsc.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ Blacktown libraries
Winter stories and crafts from around the world. Free. For ages 3-8 years.
■ July 2, 4, 9, 11: Dennis Johnson Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.
■ July 2, 9: Lalor Park Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am;
■ July 3, 4, 10, 11: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am;
■ July 1, 2, 8, 9: Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, 10.30am-11.30am;
■ July 2, 9: Riverstone Library & Digital Hub, 10.30am-11.30am.
Details, locations: www.libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ Blacktown Sportspark
■ July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: The International Goalkeeper's Academy offers day, morning and afternoon camps for goalkeepers of all skill levels. 9am-1pm daily, 1pm-4pm daily, 9am-4pm daily, all day camp, or live-in camp.
Details: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Bookings: Sue, 0402 390 705 or visit internationalgoalkeepers.com.
■ Blacktown Westpoint
■ Until July 13: Adventure round Westpoint 11am to 4pm with your fellow paleontologist friends to find the code words for a Dinosaur Adventure Treasure Hunt. Collect all three code words found throughout the centre to win a Dinosaur Adventure Prize. Claim it at the customer service desk on level 3. For kids aged 12 and under.
Details: Blacktown Westpoint, 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown, 8825 2400.
■ Dennis Johnson Branch Library
■ July 10: Hands-on stars and planets workshop. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Ages 9-12. Free but book.
Details: Corner Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens, www.libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ July 12: Amusement rides, entertainment, stalls, 9am-3pm.
Details: Corner Cross Street and Hillend Road, Doonside, 9839 6000, www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
Emerton Leisure Centre
■ August 1-2, 8-9: Family Fish In. 5pm-6pm, 6.10pm-7.10pm, 7.20pm-8.20pm. Book. Cost: $11 a session (adults), $5.50 (under 15).
Details: 35 Jersey Road, Emerton, 9628 7016, www.elc.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ Featherdale Wildlife Park
Hand-feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu; meet other animals at one of the nation's largest homes for animals. Cost: $29 adults, $16 children (3-15 years), $22.50 students, $20 seniors, $82 family (two adults/two children).
Details: Kildare Road, Doonside, featherdale.com.au.