Waterways are important habitats for many living species, and they need your help to protect them. Bring your kids these holidays and equip yourself with the knowledge on how to protect local waterways with some fun outdoor activities. Attendees will receive a gift at the end for their achievements. Details: 9.30am-11am, October 7. Plumpton Park, Hyatts Road, Plumpton. Free. Places are limited, bookings essential: bit.ly/waterwarriorsplumpton.
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to support your organic garden with a natural approach to fertilising and pest control. Learn more about integrated pest management, good bugs and bad bugs, companion planting and how to make natural fertilisers and natural pest control remedies from items in your pantry and garden. You will leave the workshop feeling confident you can manage your garden organically. Details: 6pm-8pm, October 8. Address will be given during booking. Places limited, bookings essential: 9839 6055 or blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
OzTag Gala Day
Head to the Emerton Youth Recreation Centre to enjoy the last day of school holidays by participating in a 5v5 OzTag Gala day. There will be prizes for the winning team, and a free barbecue. Details: October 6, noon-4pm. Emerton Youth Recreation Centre, 56 Copeland Road, Emerton. Free. Contact: 9628 9292 or 0434 600 683.
Learn to Swim
Aqua Learn to Swim provides a safe, rewarding, fun and educational experience for infant, preschool and school aged children. Now enrolling for Term 4. Details: Term 4, October 9, Blacktown Aquatic Centre, 4 Boyd St, Blacktown. Bookings: 9622 2279.
Each year, between September and October the ‘Travelling Plant Giveaway’ run by Blacktown Council provides the community with numerous opportunities to collect free plants. There will be 2500 plants available to Blacktown LGA residents, first in first served. Residents must bring along proof of residency with a limit of two plants per residential allotment. Details: 9am-1pm, October 10, Popondetta Park, Emerton. Contact: 9839 6000.
Animal cupcake decorating
Kids will receive two cupcakes to decorate, and they can take them home or enjoy them straight after the class. Details: 10am-10.45am, October 4, Featherdale Wildlife Park, 217 Kildare Road, Doonside. Tickets: $10 (not include park admission). Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9622 1644.
Check out the map below for more fun school holiday activities around town.