Plethora of activities across the region these holidays

INTEREST ABOUNDS: Jake Winsor at the Cootamundra Library's Travelbugs – Mobile Mini Beast Show last school holidays. Picture: Contributed

INTEREST ABOUNDS: Jake Winsor at the Cootamundra Library's Travelbugs – Mobile Mini Beast Show last school holidays. Picture: Contributed

School holidays are just around the corner with most local schools breaking up on Friday, September 22 and students returning the week commencing Monday, October 9. 

This year’s school holidays incorporates the October long weekend (Saturday, September 30-Monday, October 22).

Again there is a range of activities on offer in and around Cootamundra to keep kids entertained. 

Cootamundra Library 

Celebrate Dork Day with a free goodie bag and morning tea on Tuesday, September 26 between 11am and 12noon. Based on the books by Rachel Russell, the activity is free for ages eight to 14

Pamper and adorn your hands with Nail Art on Wednesday, September 27 from 10.30am until 11.30am. $5 per person, the class is for ages eight and up. Mums and grandmas welcome. (Four places left as of Monday morning)

Silly Sand craft activity on Friday, September 29 from 10.30am until 11.30am. Cost is $5 per child for ages five to 12. (Now booked out)

Percussion and drumming workshop on Thursday, October 5 between 11am and 12noon. Cost is $10 per child with the activity for ages six to 14


A Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council activity. Coming to Clarke Oval, Cootamundra on Thursday, October 5. Running time from 9.30am until 11.30am. Ages eight to 18. Free. 

Zac Brazenas dance workshop 

With Cootamundra dance school Dance 2590. On break from his regular gig as a back-up dancer for Britney Spears in Las Vegas, Brazenas will conduct a series of workshops on Saturday, September 23 at the dance studio (55 Cooper Street). 

Junior: 12noon until 1pm ($40 per student)

Intermediate: 1:15pm until 3:30pm ($65 per student)

Senior: 2:45pm until 5:45pm ($75 per student) 

Registrations now closed. 

Junior tennis 

School holiday coaching camp from Monday, September 25 until Thursday, September 28

Time: 2pm until 5pm 

Cost: $110 

Booking and inquiries: Tennis coach Col Maher 0438 228 364

Junior soccer 

South West Slopes Soccer Association is hosting a coaching clinic on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4

Location: Mitchell Park, Cootamundra 

Five to eight year olds from 9am until 10am, cost is $15 for one day or $20 for two days. 

Nine to 14 year olds from 10.30am until 2.30pm, cost is $50 for one day or $80 for two days. 

Email Jacinta English at stating child’s name, age and which day/s child is attending. 

All players welcome. 

Kite making 

An art workshop where participants take home a complete ready-to-fly lite along with some creative artwork.

Date: Friday, October 16

Session times: 9.30am until 10.45am or 11am until 12.15pm 

Location: Arts Centre 

Cost: $4 per student 

Ages: Five and up (younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult)

Tutor: Megan Holt  

Bookings: 0428 310 464

Art by Trina 

Art classes with Katrina McAinsh of Cootamundra. 

Date: Monday, September 25

Venue: The Arts Centre 

Tots painting session: 9.30am until 10.30am ($10)

Five to 10 years painting: 11am until 12.30pm ($15)

Five to 10 years drawing: 1.30pm until 2.30pm ($15)

Ten years and over mixed media: 3pm until 4.30pm ($15)

Sibling discounts apply. 

To book contact Katrina on 0434 498 645 or via ‘Art by Trina Cootamundra’ Facebook page. 

Dark Horse Stables 

Lots of horse riding, games and activities catering from complete beginners through to confident riders.

Everything supplied including horses, gear, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. 

Location: Stockinbingal 

Dates: Wednesday, September 27, Thursday, September 28, Friday, September 29, Tuesday, October 3, Wednesday, October 4. 

Drop-off/pick-up: 9.30am and 3pm

Cost: $60 per child 

Bookings: 0421 778 729 or via ‘Dark Horse Stables’ Facebook page.

  • To add your event to the School Holiday Activity Guide please email or call/text 0475 835 872.