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Our school holiday program offers lots of free or low cost activities for the kids. Visit our museums, libraries, art galleries and aquatic centres for some (COVID safe) summer holiday fun…

Check out What’s on Tweed and Visit the Tweed for more ideas!

Things to do

Treasure hunt at Tweed JUNKtion (tip shop)

Calling all young treasure hunters!

Tweed JUNKtion Tip Shop has a DIY treasure hunting activity at Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre over the summer holidays.

Teach your kids how things can be reused or made into new things.

Print out the treasure hunt list and see if you can find something:

  • really old
  • that would make a good gift
  • you can play with
  • you can read
  • that would be good to plant something in
  • you could take camping
  • you could build with

This activity is a search only, you do not get to keep the items you find.

Where: Tweed JUNKtion Tip Shop, Leddays Creek Road, Stotts Creek NSW 2487. View in Google Maps

When: JUNKtion is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am to 3:00pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.
(closed public holidays)

Printed copies of the Treasure Hunt List will be available at JUNKtion.

Phone: 0409 079 205 business hours only
(tip shop enquiries only)

Treasure Hunters tip

Google ‘Tweed Op Shops’ to find more treasures close to you

Treasure Hunter Anda Rowe at JUNKtion

Art Play at Tweed Regional Gallery

'Life is like a box of crayons' © Kenny Pittock

During the school holidays you can create your own ‘CLAYONS’ after exploring artist Kenny Pittock’s exhibition Planes, Trains and Bubble’O Bills.

Kenny is a Melbourne-based artist who uses humour and colour to playfully celebrate Australian culture.

A fun exhibition for kids and adults to explore together.

Take part in the ‘CLAYONS’ activity online and in the Gallery. For dates and details see ART PLAY at the Gallery

Summer at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

Water slide reopens at TRAC Murwillumbah

Our giant slide, 50m pool and kiddies leisure play pool reopen from Monday 21 December 2020.

Bookings are essential

There are 3 x 2 hour sessions available to book each day (sorry, back to back sessions are not available):

  • 10 am - 12 noon
  • 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

* Spectators must book and pay as well

Cost:

  • $5.50 per session
  • $2.50 unlimited slide for 2 hours

Our environment is friendly, safe and open, but can still be challenging with the current circumstances. Please call us if you have any questions on 02 6670 2750.

Book online

School holiday swim intensives

Fast track your child’s learning with a block of swimming lessons at a discounted price. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential:

Cost: $72.50 (5 days)

Dates:

  • Monday 11 – Friday 15 January 2021
  • Monday 18 – Friday 22 January 2021

Time: Several classes between 7.30 and 10.30am, please call to book.

Where:

School swimming racing clinics

Kids can prepare for swimming carnivals at one of our racing clinics at TRAC Kingscliff. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential:

Cost: $27.60 or 2 squad passes

Dates:

  • Saturday 16 January 2021 (breaststroke and butterfly)
  • Saturday 23 January 2021 (backstroke and freestyle)

Time: 8 am - 10 am

Includes:

  • underwater and over water video analysis
  • starts and turns fine tuning
  • drills to improve strokes and racing tips

Call TRAC Kingscliff on 02 6671 2945 to book.

Let’s play! museum treasure hunt competition

Are you ready for some adventure?

Take part in a fun treasure hunt around Murwillumbah that the whole family can enjoy.

Learn some local history and test your clue finding skills!

  • Collect your treasure hunt map from the Museum.
  • Follow clues around historical sites in Murwillumbah CBD to find all the answers.
  • Once you have all the answers, put your entry into the draw at the Museum.

Win prizes!

There are great prizes up for grabs:

  • family pass to Regent Theatre
  • family Slide and Dive pass to Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres
  • Mill & Make $100 gift voucher
  • Cracklepoint Games $100 gift voucher

Competition details

  • The treasure hunt takes place from 5 to 23 January 2021
    (free to enter).
  • The competition is open to children up to 18 years old.
  • All entries receive a surprise gift to take home.

Winners will be drawn on 27 January 2021.

For more information see museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Summer Reading Club

Escape with a good read over the holidays… and you could win a Samsung tablet!

Visit the library all summer long, and read, read, read. Library staff can suggest some good books, or you could explore different types of reading materials like magazines, comics, poetry books, newspapers and cookbooks.

List 5 books you read during the holidays using the online book log, then enter the prize draw. Get extra entries in the draw by doing the Five for Fun challenges.

Find out more and register

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