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There’s plenty to do locally these school holidays

Our school holiday program has a lot to offer from indoor activities at your local library, museum and gallery to water play at the Murwillumbah pool. We've got everything covered and all activities are free or low cost.

Museum and Library school holiday flier (3.48mB PDF)

Things to do

Splash and slide into a day of fun for the whole family at TRAC Murwillumbah

If you're looking for something different to do with the kids these school holidays – TRAC Murwillumbah is a great family friendly destination.

  • Take on the Giant Hill Slide.
  • Cool off at the shaded toddler play pool.
  • Chill out in the indoor/outdoor pools.
  • Thrill seekers can jump off the two diving boards.
  • Sit back and relax at the grassed picnic and BBQ areas where you can buy lunch at the Starting Block café or BYO food.

Family pass only $30 when purchased online.

Slide and Dive open 10am to 4pm every day during NSW school holidays.

More information trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au/summer

Wendell and Friends

Find Wendell, Tilley and Snap hidden in the libraries and museums. Get a special sticker each time you find them!

Free, no need to book; just turn up, grab an activity sheet and get started!

Saturday 21 December 2019 to Sunday 26 January 2020 Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff Libraries and Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads

Hiromi Hotel - Healing Wednesdays

Drop into ‘Hiromi Hotel’ for a free program of creative and meditative activities inspired by the summer exhibition Healing Circle - Home. Explore mindfulness, meditation, slow art, yoga, dance and movement, music and circle drawing with our healing facilitators. Check the Gallery's website for the weekly program.

Free, no bookings required. Adults and children welcome.

*Excludes public holidays.

Wednesdays 11am – 2pm DST throughout the NSW school holidays* Tweed Regional Gallery

Free guided tours of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Free guided tours are hosted by trained volunteer gallery guides at 11.30am (NSW time) Wednesdays to Sundays (except public holidays). The tours last approximately 45 –60 minutes and provide a glimpse into the history of the Gallery and the exhibitions on display.

There's four exciting new exhibitions that have just opened including Hiromi Tango's Healing Circle — Home, Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front, Vicki Stavrou’s Coastal Muse and For Country, For Nation, a touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial.

You can also enjoy design activities in the Gallery Foyer | MOAC Kids' Guide, digital drawing, painting and symphony on the iPads.

To join the free tour, meet the Gallery Guide at the front foyer before 11.30am (NSW time), and for more information visit artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/TheGallery/VisitUs. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm (NSW) including Boxing Day and New Years Day. Closed Christmas Day.

Summer Reading Club

Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading Club!

The more you read the better your chance to win a mini iPad.

See staff at your local branch library to register. Registrations start Monday 2 December.

1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020
Kingscliff Library (02) 6674 1607
Murwillumbah Library (02) 6670 2427
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

Badge making workshop

Create your own Wendell and Friends badge to take home.

Free. No bookings necessary, just call in during this time to make your badge.

Tuesday 21 January 2020 10am – 12 noon
Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads

Lil' Fi Sing don’t scream

Lil' Fi is coming to the library with her big bin full of musical fun.

Sing, dance and join in with the merry adventures of Lil’ Fi and her holiday fun, ukulele adventures, musical instruments and more.

For ages 0 to 7.

Bookings essential

Tuesday 21 January 9.30am
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

Tuesday 21 January 11am
Kingscliff Library (02) 6674 1607

Wednesday 22 January 11am
Murwillumbah Library (02) 6670 2427

Claymation Magic

Get the creative juices flowing and create your own mini Claymation movie.

For children aged 9 and over.

Bookings essential.

Wednesday 22 January 10am
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

Wednesday 22 January 2pm
Murwillumbah Library (02) 6670 2427

DreamWorks Animation: the Exhibition – Journey from Sketch to Screen

Virtual interactive tour via live link up with the National Museum of Australia. Discover the behind-the-scenes world of DreamWorks Animation’s most popular films. Stay for a Flipbook Animation Workshop at the library or the screening of DreamWorks’ Abominable movie at the Regent Cinema after the tour.

Free. Bookings essential

Thursday 23 January, 10am
Simultaneous event at Tweed Heads Library and Regent Cinema Murwillumbah

Flip book animation

Create your own unique flip cartoon book.

For ages 5 and up

Thursday 23 January 11am
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

Starting February - Create Space for ages 6 to 12

Drop in between 3pm and 4:30pm for fun hands on activities where you can create and learn new skills.

Activities covered: Robotics, Literacy games, Science experiments, Lego build challenges, Scratch animation coding, Art space and Strategic Board Games.

Thursdays 3pm-5pm starting 13 February 2020
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

Harry Potter book night

Calling all witches, wizards and muggles! Join us for magical competitions, games, fun and laughter. Dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character or creature or wear your wizard robes. For ages 8 and over.

Bookings essential

Thursday 6 February 4pm – 5.30pm
Tweed Heads Library (07) 5569 3150

For more events across the Tweed, please visit our official events calendar www.whatsontweed.com.au.

Other things to do

Visit Tweed Coast beaches

The Tweed has 37 kilometres of coastline featuring some of the most pristine and stunning beaches in NSW and some of the best surf spots on the east coast - all just a short drive from Murwillumbah.

Explore the National Parks

Tweed is home to the world-heritage listed National Parks of Wollumbin / Mount Warning, the Nightcap Ranges, the Border Ranges and a portion of Lamington National Park.

Visit our playgrounds and parks

Visit one of our fun playgrounds and parks. Here's some of our favourites:

  • Knox Park , Murwillumbah
  • Tyalgum Memorial Reserve
  • Ambrose Brown Park, Pottsville
  • Old Fingal Boat Harbour, Fingal Head
  • Cudgen Foreshore Park adjacent to Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff

To view all parks and playgrounds across the Tweed visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Parks.

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