The holiday season is here, and families in Blacktown City can enjoy plenty of fun activities and events to keep everyone entertained.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said there was no better place for family fun and entertainment this summer than right here in Blacktown City.

“After the extremely tough and challenging year we’ve had, families in Blacktown City are looking forward to coming together and enjoying the things they’ve missed out on for so long,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“I encourage families to have a look at the great activities and programs available these summer holidays in our City.

“Blacktown City Libraries will host a range of activities for children, while kids can also enjoy swimming lessons at our aquatic centres or get creative at Blacktown Arts.

“Celebrate Australia Day in Blacktown by enjoying breakfast with the wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

“Families can also enjoy an evening of spectacular entertainment for Council’s annual Australia Day Concert and Fireworks at the Rooty Hill, featuring singer Dami Im and classic rockers The Angels.”

Blacktown Arts’ Creative School Holiday Program will return in January with 6 low-cost art workshops. Children can enjoy the summer break being creative with experienced, local facilitators.

Blacktown City Libraries has a fantastic line-up of activities for kids of all ages these holidays, including craft workshops and a ukulele workshop.

Children can get active at one of Blacktown City’s aquatic and leisure centres through the Acceler8 swimming program and junior tennis summer holiday clinic.

The popular Kids Blitz program, for children aged 6 to 12, will also return, with arts and crafts, pool games, sport, science and dancing activities on offer. Bookings are essential.

Families can also enjoy a range of recently-upgraded playspaces across Blacktown City, including Corbin Reserve in Quakers Hill and Glenwood Reserve in Glenwood, which recently opened after major revamps.

For a full list of events and activities in Blacktown City these summer holidays, check out the Council School Holiday Guide here: