Skip to content



Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch

Summer fun locked in for January School Holiday Program

16 December, 2022

It’s summer and that means the school holidays are here!

Gunnedah Shire Council’s latest school holiday program is full of fun activities including skateboarding workshops, whip cracking, outdoor cinema, a free pool day, and theatre workshops in January 2023.

Louis Tennis Academy will run tennis coaching clinics in both Gunnedah and Breeza on Tuesday, 10 January, and Gunnedah Conservatorium is hosting a number of theatre and music workshops over a few weeks.

Splash into Summer with free entry for children to the outdoor pool at Gunnedah Memorial Pool on Wednesday, 11 January from 9am-6pm. There will even be a jumping castle!

Free skateboarding workshops are back on Friday, 13 January from 9am-11.30am. Places are limited, so book fast!

Learn whip cracking from the Wicks family on Tuesday, 17 January at the Griffith Pavilion in the Gunnedah Showground. The novice session is from 9am-10am and the advanced session is from 10.30am-11.30am.

Join us for an open-air screening of the new Dreamworks animation, The Bad Guys (PG) at Kitchener Park on Friday, 20 January from 6.30pm.

After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet - becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.

Pack a picnic and bring along a chair or rug to enjoy an evening of family-friendly entertainment under the stars. Don’t forget the mosquito repellent! The Civic is also screening $10 movies including Avatar: The Way of Water, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Gunnedah Shire Library has school holiday fun that includes Book Buddies for 0-7 years, and Crafty Creations for 8 years plus. On Wednesday, 11 January, 2023, from 3.30pm-4.30pm test your galactic movie knowledge at a space movie trivia afternoon. There will be four people per space station and dress-up is optional, with prizes on offer. Parents are welcome.

There will also be Crafty Creations sessions at the Curlewis Library from 2pm-3pm on Monday 9 January, 16 and 23. To find out more about the library’s activities, visit the Gunnedah Shire Library Facebook page. Bookings are essential.

To find out more, and make bookings for Gunnedah Shire Council’s School Holiday Program, visit

Caption: Whip cracking is making a return in Council’s summer School Holiday Program.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.