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Entertain the Kids (July)

Looking for some fun ways to entertain the kids? Check out some of these upcoming events in & around St Ives.

kids riding toboggans
Snowtime in the Garden

Snowtime in the Garden

29 June - 28 July | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Rd, Pokolbin 

Willing to go a little further afield to entertain the kids? Head straight up the M1 and take the Kids to explore the Hunter Valley’s very own Winter Wonderland! Running from June 29th to July 28th, The Hunter Valley Gardens will be home to Snow Time in the Garden. Create a snow angel or build a snowman in the Mega Snow Play Zone, race down the Giant Ice Toboggan and glide across the massive Ice Skating Rink. 

There’s also amazing amusement rides: Superslide, Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Tea Cups and Swing Chairs! All this plus roving entertainment, hearty food and warm beverages will all be available to ensure an exciting day for the whole family.

Lego Robotics Holiday Camp

July 11 | Half Day (9am - 12pm) | Full Day 9am - 4pm

Gordon Uniting Church

Do you have a budding Engineer in your house? This one’s for you! Head out for a day of fun and learning! Your kid(s) can build Lego models and make them come to life through Mechanical and Robotic Engineering! 

The Bricks Challenge group (School years 1-2) will build super fun models that work with real motors. The Robo Bricks group (School years 3-4) will add in smart motors and be introduced to entry-level coding. Then the senior Robotics group (School years 4-7) will take coding and Robotics to the next level!

kids with reptiles
Wildflower Gardens

Camping and Cooking

July 19 | 9am - 4pm | 6-12 years

Head to the Wildflower Gardens for a special day-camping experience. Kick off the morning by preparing and pitching your own tent in the specially designated bush campground. Then you’re ready for a jam-packed day full of adventures and challenges. Learn outdoor skills such as compass work, BBQ cooking and more!


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