School Holidays

School Holidays2019-09-27T16:14:27+10:00

Be entertained in the Parkes Region these school holidays

Be out there. Be curious. Be inspired.

What's On these school holidays to fascinate and inspire young and old?

Markets. Motorbikes. Morning Walks.

Just a taste of the unique things to do in the Parkes Shire.

Pop into the Henry Parkes Centre for more great ideas!

The Dish Cafe

Bogan Gate Village Fair

9:30am to 3:00 pm Sunday 29 September

A wonderful and eclectic range of activities for children and adults.

Be Out There!

A gate without a fence?

Monthly Markets

10:00am to 2:00pm Sunday 29 September

Market stalls abound, and such variety. Held each month at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club.

Bag a Bargain!

How many different crafts can you find?

Cosies at the Corner

4th, 5th and 7th October

Parkes Craft Corner presents its biannual Tea Cosy Competition.  Crazy stripes, wacky colours and out of this world decorations ... on a tea cosy!?

Be Inspired!

Why do we keep teapots cosy?

Motorcycle Rally

5th to 7th October

Based at the Henry Parkes Centre, a great opportunity to see some heritage and modern motorcycles before they start touring the Central West.

Be Amazed!

Keep an eye out for these rare vehicles.

Landcare Walk & Wellness Morning

8:00am to 11:00am Saturday 12 October

Central West Lachlan Landcare are hosting a Walk and Wellness morning, finishing at PAC Park Waterwise Garden.

Be Refreshed!

What makes a plant waterwise?

Kids at The Dish

Plenty to see and do at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitor's Centre.

Marvel at the beauty of The Dish. Explore the astronomy and space science exhibition. Discover the universe in the high-def 3D theatre. Challenge yourself with the AstroKids Scavenger Hunt.

Be Even More Amazed!

Will The Dish move while you're visiting?

Kids at the Library

A variety of school holiday activities are presented at the Parkes Library - from making bird feeders and flower crowns, cartooning and stage fighting workshops, an acrobatic show and tips on how to write crazy stories.  Bookings essential.

Be Entertained!

Stage Fighting? That's different!

Kids at the Pool

Parkes Aquatic Centre opens for the 2019-20 swim season on the October long weekend. With the weather warming up, local lifeguards are gearing up to dive into another fun packed season.

Be Cool!

Blue and Green will always be seen together.