Things to do with kids these school holidays

Children playing with arts and crafts

Needing some ideas and inspiration to get you through the upcoming school holidays? We’ve got you covered this month with some great events and affordable activities to keep the kids occupied and entertained.

Things to do with kids these school holidays

Ahoy Matey!

Jump on board the Nepean Belle for their Princess and Pirate School Holiday Cruises on Wednesday 12 April 10-11.30am or Thursday 20 April 10-11.30am. For just $19, children aged 3–12yrs will get to dress up as their favourite pirate or princess and cruise along the Nepean River in this majestic paddlewheeler playing fun games and perhaps even winning a prize. There will be party food and beverages for the kids, and adults can indulge in a scrumptious Devonshire Tea for just $25.

Workshops & Shows

Penrith Library has an exciting program of shows and workshops with something to suit kids of all ages and interests. See a unique combination of dance and magic at the Dance Magic Show or introduce them to the wonderful world of mime at the Big Bag Show.   There’s also a range of workshops to help children develop new skills in embroidery, electronics and illustrations. Penrith Regional Gallery is also offering a program of creative workshops from 17 – 21 April giving kids the chance to learn and fun with colour, lines, shapes and patterns.

Kids Bingo

Penrith Panthers is inviting kids to play Kids Bingo in the revamped Evan Theatre on Wednesday 12 April. For just $10 kids will learn to play with animals, numbers, shapes and more and there’s lots of prizes to be won. St Marys Leagues Club also has Kids Bingo on Friday 21 April and for just $8 they receive chips, lollies, drinks, and even their own bingo texta and bingo book!

Beauty & the Beast in the park

The remake of Beauty & the Beast may be breaking box office records around the globe, but it’s the Acting Factory’s production of this Disney classic that has everyone in Penrith excited. This free production at Regatta Park features all the movies favourite characters so pack a picnic, bring a rug and enjoy this special event by the river. Production runs from April 20-23, 11.00am and 1.30pm. Entry by donation. Learn more.

Dot and the Kangaroo at the Joan 

The Joan presents this very special retelling of the 1899 Australian classic Dot and the Kangaroo from April 12-13. This theatre performance for children aged 4-8 years combines physical theatre, interactive digital technology and storytelling in both show and interactive play-space. Tickets on sale now: Adult $25 Child $20 Family $80.


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