No holiday blues for the Clarence Valley

Grafton Shoppingworld

AMBER Jenkins and Breanna Maghazey-Hayes have been putting on performances and arts and crafts at Grafton Shoppingworldto keep the kids entertained over the two-week break.

"The kids seem to enjoy the shows and join in on the songs," Ms Maghazey-Hayes said.

Here, the kids are enjoying a little craft using Beados to create pictures.

Sophie, a young girl joining in on the craft activity of the day, said she was just going around and adventuring during the school holidays.

Performances and craft sessions are on from Monday to Saturday during the school holidays.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Annabelle, Sophie, Winter and Harlow enjoy doing craft at Grafton Shopping World with helpers Amber Jenkins and Breanna Maghazey-Hayes.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Annabelle, Sophie, Winter and Harlow enjoy doing craft at Grafton Shopping World with helpers Amber Jenkins and Breanna Maghazey-Hayes. Caitlan Charles

Grafton Tenpin Bowl

BY THE second week of the school holidays, most parents are pulling their hair out looking for activities to entertain their kids.

Down at the Grafton Tenpin Bowl, Anita Miller is hanging out with her children Andrew and Tegan.

But surprisingly, she isn't sick of them just yet.

"I love spending time with them," she said.

Sheree Clark, who works at Grafton Tenpin Bowl, said they had been very busy over the school holidays.

They have been running a special of two games at a discounted price to encourage people to play and throwing lots of parties.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Rachelle O'Mally enjoys her birthday party at the Grafton Tenpin Bowl with her friends.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Rachelle O'Mally enjoys her birthday party at the Grafton Tenpin Bowl with her friends. Caitlan Charles

 OOSH

RACHELLE O'Mally, who celebrated her eighth birthday yesterday said she was going to have cake, and play with her friends. For most of the week, Rachelle has been going on adventures with the Grafton Community OOSH.

Kelly Timms from the OOSH said they would head to Yamba on Friday to see the Jungle Book and had an indoor sports day planned for Tuesday next week.

Yesterday the group had an exciting day at the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour.

Art workshop

Get your hands dirty at the Grafton Community Function Centre with Rhondella Hyde's workshop for young budding artists.

During today's session, the kids made collages, drew pictures and painted their favourite things.

Ms Hyde, who is the Youth Art Co-ordinator of the Grafton Art Club, puts on the workshops every school holidays so kids can have loads fun and do a little art while their parents get a break.  

Grace Milligan, Krystal Mcmahon, Ellamay Smith, Lexi and Kirby Bryant, Lilly Fletcher, Kane McPherson, Tori Mccosker with art teacher Rhondella Hyde.
Grace Milligan, Krystal Mcmahon, Ellamay Smith, Lexi and Kirby Bryant, Lilly Fletcher, Kane McPherson, Tori Mccosker with art teacher Rhondella Hyde. Caitlan Charles

Here's what you said...

WE asked our readers what are the best ways to keep kids entertained during the school holidays in the Clarence Valley?

Rae-Ann Finlay: "We've had play time in various parks with friends and family. Kids have enjoyed that. And having the show in the holidays was a good activity."

Saffron Walsh: "So far it's been paint by numbers, baking and our dog."

Belinda Cameron: "Learn how to make paper cranes to support Maclean High School's 'Affirmations' project. Come along and teach others your crane making skills. Yamba Industrial Estate. Follow the Plunge Pop Up Hub signs off the main road. Bring a coffee and relax!"

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