■ Blacktown Arts Centre
Kids can experiment with mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, acting and music at the school holiday workshops. For ages 5-17 years.
Details: 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, 9839 6558, www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
■ Blacktown libraries
Winter stories and craft from around the world. Free. Ages 3-8.
■ July 9, 11: Dennis Johnson Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.
■ July 9: Lalor Park Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.
■ July 10, 11: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am.
■ July 9: Riverstone Library & Digital Hub, 10.30am-11.30am.
Details, locations: www.libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
Multicultural Storytime is a free, fun-filled hour for preschoolers, parents and carers to share stories and songs from different countries and crafts.
■ July 16: Lalor Park Branch Library, 10.30am-11.30am.
■ July 23: Dennis Johnson Branch Library, Stanhope Gardens, 10.30am-11.30am.
■ Fridays: Max Webber Library, Blacktown, 10am-11am.
Details, locations: 9839 6677 or www.libraries.blacktown.nsw,gov.au/Whats_On/Events/Childrens_Activities_and_Events.
■ Blacktown Sportspark
■ July 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.
Details: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Bookings: Sue, 0402 390 705 or visit internationalgoalkeepers.com.
■ Blacktown Westpoint
■ Until July 13: Adventure round Westpoint, 11am-4pm, with friends to find the code words for a Dinosaur Adventure Treasure Hunt. Collect the 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 years and under.
Details: Blacktown Westpoint, 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown, 8825 2400.
■ 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
Meet Australian native animals and bird life. Cost: $29 (adults), $16 (children), $22.50 (students), $20 (seniors), $82 (families).
Details: Kildare Road, Doonside, featherdale.com.au.
■ Seven Hills Plaza:
■ July 8-11: Free jumping castle at Centre Court; free balloons.
■ Saturday, July 12: Free Tumbletown Playland.
Details: corner Prospect Highway and Federal Road, Seven Hills, 9621 3144.
■ Lalor Park Branch Library
■ July 8: Free DIY class, decorate a treasure chest, 10am-11.30am. Materials provided.
Details: Corner Freeman Street and Northcott Road, Lalor Park, 9624 5243.
Max Webber Library
■ July 8: Free Madlab Electronics Workshop, where children make their own electronic device, 2.30pm-4pm. Materials provided. Ages 9-12.
Details: Max Webber Library Function Centre, Level 1, corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blacktown. ■ July 11: Free DIY class; make button badge accessories, 2pm-3pm. Materials provided.
Details: Corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blacktown. Free but book: 9839 6677,.
■ 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.