Spring School Holiday Activities 2016

Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 7 October 2016

Spring is finally upon us, and the spring school holidays are fast approaching!

We recently put a shout-out for all the awesome things that can help fill your spring school holiday break throughout the Greater Port Macquarie area, and this is what we’ve found so far. If there is anything else to add here, please let us know.

School holiday activities

Spring school holiday activities in Greater Port Macquarie area include:

Little Chefs School Holiday Workshops

Little Chefs School Holiday Workshops Greater Port Macquarie

Little Chefs Workshops are about providing children with skills to last a lifetime, encourage creativity, give them an appreciation of where food comes from and its exciting (and tasty!) possibilities. It’s about promoting pleasure through flavour and texture, and encourage children to talk and think about food in ways that employ all the senses.

Kids Cooking Class

For kids 8 to 16 years old. All kids cooking classes are held at The Creative Hub, Level 1 Port Central in Port Macquarie at the cost of $15.00 per child per session. Booking essential, spots are limited.

Coloured Pasta
  • Saturday 8 October 2016 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Sushi Class
  • Saturday 1 October 2016 from 10:30am – 12:00pm

Bookings essential: 02 5525 1000 or lchurcher@gowings.com
More information: Nick’s Cooking Classes


Out There Creative Kids Holiday Art Workshops

Out There Creative Kids Holiday Art Workshops aim to inspire creativity and exploration of art materials and art techniques, using an amazing array of natural and recycled materials to create fun artworks.

  • Tuesday 27 September & Thursday 6 October 2016
    Out There Creative Space, 45 Wallace Street, Wauchope
    6 – 9 yr olds 9am -12 noon $25
    10 -14 yr olds 1pm – 4pm $30
  • Thursday 29 September & Tuesday 4 October 2016
    PMPA Performing Arts, Albert Circuit, Port Macquarie
    6 – 9 yr olds 9am -12 noon $25
    10 -14 yr olds 1pm – 4pm $30

Bookings essential: 0402 856 582 or chessca@gmail.com
More information: Call Francessca O’Donnell on 0402 856 582


School Holidays @ Glasshouse

Glasshouse Sprouts' Art Sessions Greater Port Macquarie

Glasshouse Sprouts’ Art Sessions

For kids 4 to 9 years old and their carers. All Glasshouse Sprouts’ Art Sessions are held at Glasshouse in Port Macquarie at the cost of $5.00 per child per session. Booking essential, spots are limited.

  • Wednesday 28 September 2016 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 5 October 2016 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday 8 October 2016 from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Bookings essential: 02 6581 8888
More information: Glasshouse Port Macquarie


School Holidays @ Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre

Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre school holiday program for children aged 6+, includes a group lesson, trail ride, ground work and plenty of hoisin’ around. Catering for beginners through to more experienced riders.

  • Monday to Friday of NSW School Holidays
    Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
    Cost: $110 per day

Bookings: 0487 004 483
More information: Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre


School Holidays @ your Library

Your local Library has heaps of free activities and events on offer to keep the kids busy over the school holiday break.

Games Day

All ages welcome! Bring along your favourite board game or try ours. Meet with Douglas from Board & Dicey and find out about Eurogames and Trading Card Games!

  • Tuesday 27 September 2016
    Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room

Rollands Plains Family Fun Day

All ages welcome! Will be on rain, hail or shine. Games for all ages – potato race, egg and spoon, pluck a duck, giant chess, hoop game, toss the bean bag and lots more. Jumping castle and the Library Van. Craft including paper plate creations and zentangle. Balloon Lady. Free sausage sizzle and drinks. Try the 3D virtual reality VR glasses. Meet Whizzy Water Drop and Face Painting. For free transport from Wauchope, call Melissa at Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre on 02 6586 4055.

  • Thursday 29 September 2016
    Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Rollands Plains Upper Public School, Upper Rollands Plains Road, Rollands Plains

Presenting Andy Jones!

Great entertainment for school aged children. Bestselling children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones will present a hilarious literacy and musical show about jokes and humour.

  • Friday 30 September 2016
    Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Laurieton School of Arts Hall, Cnr Bold & Laurie Streets, Laurieton
    Bookings essential: 02 6581 8177 or https://andyjoneslaurieton.eventbrite.com.au

Pop up I.T. open day @ Wauchope Library

You are invited to come in and try the latest in weird techie stuff – Virtual Reality Glasses, 3D Printer, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi and 3Doodler.

  • Wednesday 5 October 2016
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Cost: Free
    Location: Wauchope Library
    Bookings essential: 02 6581 8162

Are YOU interested in stamp collecting?

For kids 7 to 12 years old. Celebrate Stamp Collecting Month with staff from Port Macquarie Post Office. There will be games, information and an opportunity to show your stamp collection if you have one. Plus giveaways and prizes generously provided by Port Macquarie Post Office.

  • Wednesday 5 October 2016
    Time: 10:00pm – 11:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Port Macquarie Library Technology Room
    Bookings essential: 02 6581 8755 or https://stampcollect.eventbrite.com.au

Port Macquarie Picnic in the Park

Fun and games for all the family! Free sausage sizzle, craft and lots more plus visit the Library Van. Kindly brought to us by Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre.

  • Thursday 6 October 2016
    Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Findlay Park, Findlay Avenue, Port Macquarie

Pop up I.T. open day @ Port Macquarie Library

You are invited to come in and try the latest in weird techie stuff at Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Tech Room – Virtual Reality Glasses, 3D Printer, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi and 3Doodler.

  • Friday 7 October 2016
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Cost: Free
    Location: Port Macquarie Library Technology Room

We hope you enjoy your Spring School Holidays in Greater Port Macquarie!


We’d appreciate your help in keeping this information up to date and in ensuring we have covered everything on Spring School Holiday Activities for 2016 in the Greater Port Macquarie area. If you have anything to add to this post, want to be include in future feature articles, want to write a review about any of the listings or feel a correction should be made, please contact us today, we’d love to hear from you!
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