School Holidays

School Holidays2019-05-08T12:15:03+10:00

Be entertained in the Parkes Region these school holidays

Be out there. Be curious. Be inspired.

In the Parkes region where there is plenty of affordable and memorable experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

Waste To Art Exhibition

10am to 5pm 4 to 25 April.

This exhibition includes work produced by all ages, from pre-school right through all ages and groups in our community. The theme is Baling Twine and Strapping, but the exhibition includes a range of waste materials.

Be Curious!

What is Upcycling?

Anzac Day

5:30am Dawn Service Thursday 25 April
8:30am Anzac Day March Thursday 25 April

Join us to say 'Thank You' and to remember the service and sacrifice of our Veterans.


When was the first Anzac Day?

Art Exhibition

10am to 7:30pm 26 April to 2 May.

And there's even more art on display at the local Services Club. This year, there is an Anzac theme. Vote for your favourite work of art.

Be Inspired!

How many different media are on display?

Telescopes on the Lawn at The Dish

Saturday 27 April.

Members of the Central West Astronomy Society will be setting up their telescopes on the lawns at The Dish for daytime viewing.

Be Amazed!

Which stars can you see during the day?

Kookaburra 8's Carnival

12:30pm to 5:30pm Saturday 27 April
9:00am to 2:00pm Sunday 28 April

It's a fast, fun and flexible game of hockey for players aged under 11. Two days of Round Robin competition playing a half-field, modified format of the game.

Spectators Welcome!

How does a Round Robin work?

Opening Buildings for Quota

10:00am to 1:00pm Sunday 28 April

Unlock the doors to three unique buildings in Parkes as part of Quota International's fundraising. The locations are a surprise, only available after you buy your tickets. Children Under 16 free.

Be Intrigued!

Why do community organisations raise funds?

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 folding origami, to growing herbs and making pizza, and learning about bees and tasting different flavours of honey.  Bookings essential.

Be Entertained!

How un-BEE-liveable are bees!

PCYC Easter Holiday Fun

These holidays are jam-packed with a full week of Easter activities at Parkes, ANZAC day tributes, fishing at Forbes, as well as gymnastics at PCYC Orange and a trip to FLIP OUT.

To find out more and how to book, either call the club on 6862 3825 or email

Be Out There!

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