FUN: Shoshana Cussel-Barnes, 9 of Lismore, Tilly Smith, 10 of Goonellabah making slime at the Lismore Library earlier this year.
FUN: Shoshana Cussel-Barnes, 9 of Lismore, Tilly Smith, 10 of Goonellabah making slime at the Lismore Library earlier this year. Cathy Adams

School holidays gig guide

THE drive to get your first soy chai caramel latte was a breeze and the streets are deserted, which makes you feel almost like you are on holidays.

But wait, what is that noise coming from the back of the car?

It’s the kids! Why are they still in the car?

Dear parent, it’s time for a second coffee. Welcome to school holidays.

We have compiled an extensive list of family-friendly activities around the Nortehrn Rivers for the next couple of weeks.

Monday, July 4

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • B-Space, 32 Swift St, Ballina: Jam Night 5pm. Free
  • Ballina Library: Fairy House Workshop for 8-12 year olds.
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kids Bingo 1pm. Free.
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Monster craft 2pm
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Mullum Ex Services Club: Uke Mullum 7pm. Adults $15. Kids $5.

Tuesday, July 5

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • B-Space, 32 Swift St, Ballina: Light graffitti workshop 8am; Girls Space 3.30pm. Free.
  • Byron Theatre: 9th Arakwal Naidoc Film Screening 6.30pm $12 (age 15+)
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Kids Glow Disco with DJ Disco Static 5.30pm. Free.
  • Goonellabah Library: Sock puppets workshop 2.30pm. Free.
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm. Free.
  • Lismore Library: Beaded bracelets workshop 10.30am. Free.
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Macadamia Castle, Knockrow: Wildlife Guardians (7-11 years) 9am $75
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Kids art and crafts 8.30am. Free
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: The Wizard of Oz (1939, rated G) 12.30pm. $10 includes popcorn

Wednesday, July 6

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Ballina Library: Play Reading Group 10.30am; Night Owls book club for children 8 to 12 years of age.
  • Brunswick Heads Library: Stories, songs and games 2.30pm
  • Kingscliff Library: Basket weaving with ribbons and beads 3pm
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Flip Books workshop 2pm. Free.
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Mullumbimby Library: Story party 10.30am

Thursday, July 7

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Erik the Robot Dog and Joel Salom’s Super Fun Family Show 1pm
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Tic Toc Drums 2pm
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • The Hub, Lismore: Kids open mic 5.30pm

Friday, July 8

  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Erik the Robot Dog and Joel Salom’s Super Fun Family Show 1pm
  • Byron Library: Macrame plantholder workshop 2pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Kids Bingo 1pm. $2.
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kids Bingo 10am. Free.
  • Goonellabah Library: Lego at the Library 3.15pm
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Lego at the Library 3.15pm
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Lismore Regional Gallery: Rock Star for a Day: Gallery Tour & Picnic 11am $8 per person or $15 per family
  • Macadamia Castle, Knockrow: Keeper for a Day (12-18 years) 9am $125
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Spaghetti Circus workshops and arts and crafts 8.30am. Free.

Saturday, July 9

  • B-Space, 32 Swift St, Ballina: Alice in Wonderland screening 6pm. Free.
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Dandyman, circus and comedy special 1pm

Sunday, July 10

  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Dandyman, circus and comedy special 1pm; Family Film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) screening 4pm

Monday, July 11

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Ballina 10 Pin: Ten Pin Bowling organised by B-Space 12noon. Free.
  • B-Space, 32 Swift St, Ballina: Jam Night 5pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kids Bingo 1pm. Free.
  • Brunswick Heads Ex-Services Sub Branch Hall: With Coco (Curly Cousins) drama games and workshop for children 11am to 1pm (every day until Friday, July 15) $120.
  • Lennox Library: Teddy Bears Picnic 10am; Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Minion craft 2pm. Free.
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Macadamia Castle, Knockrow: Wildlife Guardians (7-11 years) 9am $75
  • Mullum Ex Services Club: Uke Mullum 7pm. Adults $15. Kids $5.

Tuesday, July 12

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including a visit to the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • B-Space, 32 Swift St, Ballina: Girl Space 9am. Free.
  • Goonellabah Library: Collages 2.30pm
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Make a clock workshop 10.30am
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Macadamia Castle, Knockrow: Wildlife Guardians (7-11 years) 9am $75
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Kids art and crafts 8.30am. Free
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Inside Out (2015, rated PG) 12.30pm. $10 includes popcorn
  • Tweed Library: Bag decorating workshop 10am

Wednesday, July 13

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including a visit to the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Salt dough sculptures 2pm. Free.
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Tweed Library: Mad Hatters Tea Party 11am. Free.

Thursday, July 14

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including a visit to the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Byron Library: The Loaded Dog performance 11am
  • Kingscliff Library: Crocodiles and dragons reptile show 10am. Free.
  • Lennox Library: Recycled CD weaving craft 10am; Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Teenagers and the Law (by solicitors from Lismore Office of Legal Aid NSW) 5pm
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Mullumbimby Library: The Loaded Dog performance 2.30pm
  • Murwillumbah Library: Crocodiles and dragons reptile show 2pm. Free.
  • Nimbin (Mobile Library): Fish magnet workshop 11am. Free.
  • The Hub, Lismore: Kids open mic 5.30pm

Friday, July 15

  • Australian Seabird Rescue, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina: Educational tours for all ages including a visit to the turtle hospital. 10am $5.
  • Ballina Library: The Loaded Dog School Holiday Show. 4pm. Free
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kids Bingo 10am. Free.
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Kids Bingo 1pm. $2.
  • Goonellabah Library: Loaded Dog performance 1.30pm; Lego at the Library 3.15pm Free
  • Lennox Library: Mr Chicken craft and badges 3.30pm
  • Lismore Library: Loaded Dog performance 10.30am; Lego at the Library 3.15pm. Free.
  • Lismore PCYC: Free activities at Kadina Park in Goonellabah from 2pm. Includes a free sausage sizzle.
  • Macadamia Castle, Knockrow: Keeper for a Day (12-18 years) $125
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Spaghetti Circus workshops and arts and crafts 8.30am. Free.

Saturday, July 16

  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Dr Hubble’s Bubble Show 1pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Kids Dress ups Glow Disco 5.30pm. Free.
  • Lennox Head: Love Lennox Festival 9am
  • Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, Wyrallah Road, East Lismore: Lismore Recycled Market 9am. Free.

Sunday, July 17

  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Head: Dr Hubble’s Bubble Show 1pm; Family Film Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) screening 4pm

NOTE: If you have any school holidays family-friendly activities and events, please let us know by emailing starent@northernstar.com.au. We will be updating this list regularly.



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