Learn how to code while making your own video games, iPhone apps, modding minecraft or battling Lego robots. The full-day workshops are designed to be both fun and educational, letting children explore and develop their computer and coding skills. Details: 9am-3pm, July 3-14. The Ponds High School, 180 Riverbank Dr, The Ponds. Cost: $99 per day, per child. Bookings essential: learncode.com.au/blacktowncity/
Street Art Workshops
Learn the art of paste-ups with hip-hop and street artist Tianna Vokac aka ‘Rose’. Details: 10.30am-12.30pm, July 3 and 10 (6-9 years), July 4 and 11 (10-12 years). Free. Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown. Bookings: 9839 6558 or blacktownartscentre.eventbrite.com.au.
NAIDOC Family Fun Day 2017
The day will feature a range of activities including face painting, cultural workshops, music and dance performances and a free barbecue. The Blacktown’s Got Talent Show is always popular, with the chance to win some great prizes. Details: 11am-4pm, July 4, Blacktown Showground, Richmond Rd, Blacktown. Free. 9839 6000.
Participants will learn important skills of the game in a safe and fun-filled learning environment. For children 5–12 years. Details: July 3-6, Blacktown Tennis Centre Stanhope, Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens. Cost: $42 per day or $130 for 4 days. Bookings: 9421 2600 or blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
Healthy Burger Masterclass
Kids will make their own burger and learn about the importance of eating healthy at Rouse Hill Town Centre’s Grill’d. Details: Various times between July 4-12. Cost: $10 per child. Also available for private group sessions and kids birthday parties. Bookings essential: rhtc.com.au/what-s-happening/kids-healthy-burger-masterclass
NAIDOC Week Storytime
Join Punkii this NAIDOC week as she shares her culture through storytelling and craft. An Aboriginal Australian, from the Wiradjuri Nation in Peak Hill NSW, Punkii will inspire a sense of wonder while children learn about dreamtime, Australia, animals and family. Suitable for children in school years 1-2. Details: 10.30am-11.15am, July 5. Free. Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill Town Centre, 29 Main St, Rouse Hill. Places limited, bookings essential: eventbrite.com.au/e/naidoc-week-storytime-rouse-hill-library-tickets-34944769747