School returning is still a couple of weeks away, but fortunately there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained in the region this week.
Bells Family Carnival has graced Batehaven, on the NSW South Coast, for decades and is again gracing the region with its rides and fairy floss.
Also, a crash course in Thredbo will train up children in the ways of mountain biking; NSW Police is hosting a sausage sizzle at Goulburn Adventure Playground; and kids can live out their inner superhero fantasies at Goulburn Library.
There’s plenty for adults, too, with art, music, and a weekend of fishing at Tollgate Island.
Markets are also recommencing after a brief break during Christmas and New Year, with two notable returns to the Riverina region.
Due to COVID, make sure you check with organisers in case of last-minute event changes.
Bells Family Carnival at Batehaven
When: Friday, 14 January, to Sunday, 23 January
Where: Corrigans Beach Reserve, Beach Road, Batehaven
Cost: $2 entry; kids under eight free.
These summer holidays, the Bells Family Carnival comes to the seaside at Corrigans Beach. Treat your family to dagwood dogs and fairy floss, and lots of fun rides for all ages, including a giant slide. It is open daily (weather permitting). All-night armbands and special family tickets are available
MTB School Holiday Camps
When: Monday, 17 January, to Friday, 21 January
Where: 1 Friday Drive, Thredbo
Cost: $699 – book online.
MTB School Holiday Camps are a great way for kids aged seven to 14 years to develop their gravity skills in a fun, safe and controlled mountain bike environment. The schedule includes MTB fundamentals, gravity specific riding techniques, pump track skills and timed race sessions.
Hilltops Cherry Time Exhibition – ‘Fine Art and 3D’
When: Friday 14 January to Saturday 29 January
Where: Burrangong Gallery, Lovell Street, Young
The Young Society of Artists present Hilltops Cherry Time Exhibition ‘Fine Art and 3D’ at Burrangong Gallery until 29 January 2022.
The exhibition is open seven days a week and there is no entry fee. Organisers invite everyone to call in and enjoy the variety of works on show.
Simrad Tollgate Islands Classic
When: Friday, 14 January, to Sunday, 16 January
Where: Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club
Cost: $20 to $200 – book online.
Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club hosts a three-day game fishing tournament in Batemans Bay, with $30,000 to be won in cash and prizes.
Classical Music at Narooma Library
When: Friday, 14 January, from 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Where: Narooma Library
Cost: Free – register online.
Enjoy an evening of classical music at Narooma Library by Eurobodalla Clarinet Ensemble. The local trio has been playing together for five years and will perform works by Beethoven and Mozart.
All ages are welcome, and nibbles are provided.
Young and Region Farmers Markets
When: Saturday, 15 January
Where: Lovell Street, Young
Young and Region Farmers Market is held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of every month at Anderson Park in Young. There’s something for everyone, including plants, fresh fruit and produce, and hand-made goods.
The Young Lions Club and other local organisations also operate a barbecue at the market offering tea, coffee, sausage sandwiches, and bacon and egg rolls.
NSW Police Youth Command Sausage Sizzle and Sporting Arvo
When: Tuesday, 18 January, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Where: Goulburn Adventure Playground, Corner of Deccan Street and Verner Street
NSW Police Youth Command is hosting a free sausage sizzle and sporting afternoon at Goulburn Adventure Playground on Tuesday, 18 January.
Superhero Story Party
When: Thursday, 20 January, from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184-194 Bourke Street
The Goulburn Mulwaree Library is putting on a fun session that will help transform every child attendee into an awesome superhero. Participants will enjoy designing and decorating their own superhero mask, shield and wrist cuff. Children will also enjoy listening to some action-packed superhero adventure stories. Morning tea will be provided.
For ages three years and above. Parents are required to stay.
Riverina Producers Market
When: Thursday, 13 January, from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street
The Riverina Producers Market is run by producers to connect with people who love good food. A variety of stalls sell fresh and prepared foods, food related products and complementary homewares.