Spring into the school holidays

Come and explore the murals in the city centre including this one outside Liverpool City Library.
Come and explore the murals in the city centre including this one outside Liverpool City Library.

It's the first week of the school holidays and families do not have to travel far from home to enjoy an adventure.

There are plenty of free and affordable activities available in Liverpool for you to enjoy in-person adhering to social distancing and online.

Whether you are searching for a holiday book to read, studying or joining a workshop, council's libraries are great places to start your adventure.

For the little ones, Storytime Online continues every Thursday during the school holidays from 10am via the Liverpool City Library Facebook page.

Older children can have fun learning how their body, organs and senses work by attending the Human Body online workshop on Friday, October 9 at 10.30am or 2.30pm.

Learn how to make your own no-sew 'Bright Butterflies' or 'Daring Dragons' costume for Book Week, Halloween or dress ups, at Carnes Hill Community Centre and Moorebank Community Centre on Wednesday, October 7.

If you can't get the kids there, you can take part in the Munch, Make and Mend online tutorial on Friday, October 2 and have fun creating your own costume with materials you have at home.

Bookings are essential. Visit mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/whats-on for more information.

With the HSC exams starting on October 20, a range of study notes and guides are available through the online platform EdUnlimited, which is free when using the Library website.

Creative kids will enjoy the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre's digital programs where they can virtually tour the 'Kids Gallery' or download an activity sheet to draw a Manga face or make clay or a lava lamp at home.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is closed for restoration work to the Koori Floor - a major First Nations public artwork on the Turbine Hall floor by Waanyi artist Judy Watson - and will reopen on November 16. Bellbird Dining and Bar is also closed during this time.

The school holidays are a great time to explore the murals in Liverpool's CBD or walk along the trails at Casula Parklands or Western Sydney Parklands.

The warmer weather may also have you thinking about buying a pool or spa for your family.

Before you do, you can find out how to choose the right pool or spa and get tips to reduce water usage and energy costs at the free Smart Pools and Spas workshop on Sunday, October 18 from 1pm to 2pm.

Bookings are essential. The location will be advised on booking.