Spring into the holidays

Ready for action: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole along with Rebecca Stewart, Baily Nielsen, James Stewart, Alicia Gaiser and mayor Kathy Sajowitz at the new Oberon Skate Park and Youth Precinct. Photo: File.
Ready for action: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole along with Rebecca Stewart, Baily Nielsen, James Stewart, Alicia Gaiser and mayor Kathy Sajowitz at the new Oberon Skate Park and Youth Precinct. Photo: File.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, despite the recent fun snowfalls, which means the school holidays are just around the corner. For those facing the everlasting question - how to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, Oberon Council has the answer. There is a wide range of activities with a mixture of indoor and outdoor events on offer to keep local children, along with their visiting guests, busy and creative across the school holidays.

One of the highlights is the long awaited official opening of the Oberon Skate Park. The Oberon Skate Park and Youth Precinct comprises of a new 542 square metre in-ground, bowl-style skate park, as well as landscaping, street furniture, gable roof shelters and lighting at the Oberon Common. The park will be opened by the Hon. Paul Toole MP who said the facility was great for the youth in Oberon.

"The community has been calling for this skate park for several years, so I'm thrilled it's come to fruition," he said. "This project will deliver a space for locals to call their own, to skate or ride a BMX bike in the family-friendly setting at the Oberon Common". The facility will cater for skaters of all ages and abilities and will include a beginner level quarter pipe, grind ledges and grind rails around the edges of an intermediate to advanced level bowl.

Hands On: From simple sets to complex constructions, the never ending list of Lego projects are only ever limited by your mind. Photo: Shutterstock.

Hands On: From simple sets to complex constructions, the never ending list of Lego projects are only ever limited by your mind. Photo: Shutterstock.

The official opening will be held at 11.30am on Saturday, September 28 and coincide with a skating clinic. The clinic will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm and is open to all skill levels. There will also be plenty of demonstrations, prizes and giveaways for the crowd.

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The Oberon Library also promises to be a hive of activity across the two week break, with plenty of entertainment and activities available.

  • Comic Strip Adventures

Aimed at eight years and over, this workshop will allow kids to create their own amazing comic strip adventures. It will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 1.30am to 2.00pm.

  • Pink Up Oberon Morning Tea

As part of the Pink Up You Town fundraising efforts, the Pink Up Oberon Morning Tea will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 10.30am to 12.00pm and help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation and Breast Cancer Research. There will be the opportunity to also create some amazing craftworks on the day.

  • Lego Challenge

The always popular Lego Challenge is on again with those aged five and over invited to come and use their creative skills to build some fantastic Lego projects. The Lego Challenge will take place on Tuesday, October 8, running from 10.30am to 12.00pm. For more information call 02 6329 8220.