There is plenty to do with the kids around the Gloucester region these July school holidays, from beeswax wrap making workshops to land art sculpture creating in the park.
MidCoast Council's libraries are offering a range of free school holiday programs across the region.
At the Gloucester library, students aged 10 to 17 years, can learn how to make beeswax wraps on Monday, July 15 from 10.30am until 12.30pm. There will be a crafty corner at Stroud library on Wednesday, July 17 from10am until 11.30am. It's a morning of puzzles, games, craft and a delicious morning tea. Bookings are essential for children aged five years and over. Or why try making a dream catcher at the Nabiac library on Thursday, 18 July from 9.30am until 11am. Bookings are essential for children aged five years and over. To view the full program and to book visit https://library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au
Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc (GACCI) and the Gloucester Gallery are offering outdoor land-art based workshops for children of all ages.
There's a stick weaving/wrapping, earth mandalas, grass bracelets with clay beads, and/or a nature clay-play Aussie animal workshops on Tuesday, July 16. Then there's a collect, sort design and contribute to a large ground art sculpture, based upon the Gloucester tourism - Platypus mascot workshop on Saturday, July 20. The workshops take place in Billabong Park near the Indigenous Minimbah Gardens Education Area beside the river from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Cost is $12 per child and bookings are essential through Uptown Country at 23 Denison Street, Gloucester.
The Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group is also getting creative with a variety of art-based workshops for school-aged children.
There's rock painting and bush art on Thursday, July 11, sand art on Tuesday, July 16 and mini plaster, photo frames and magnet decorating on Wednesday, July 17. It's $15 per session per child and includes a health morning tea. Sessions run from 9.30am to noon and are held at 88 King Street, Gloucester. Booking are essential by calling 6558 2454.