Stop the kids bugging you these school holidays and take them to a workshop in The Hills.
Bunnings Warehouse offers free do-it-yourself workshops for kids these school holidays.
They are available for kids up to 11 years and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.
Bookings are recommended.
■ Details: 8846 4500; 14 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill.
Join award-winning children's author Aleesah Darlison in creating works of art at Castle Hill library on Wednesday, September 25, at 10.30am.
Design and decorate a fun journal to record your memories.
Suits 7 to 12.
The Australian Hotel and Brewery at Rouse Hill has activities to keep the kids occupied during the spring break.
From noon daily, there will be arcade games, play equipment, face-painting and colouring packs.
■ Details: 9679 4555 or australianhotelandbrewery.com.au
At the movies
Event Cinemas Castle Hill have organised a free school holiday program which includes painting workshops, colouring competitions, games and a One Direction karaoke day.
■ Details: 8850 9777 or eventcinemas.com.au
From Tuesday, children can watch the puppet show Nella's Wings at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
The show takes visitors on a journey through an imaginative world.
They can also see the adventurous play, Emily Eyefinger, and Play School presenter Justine Clarke will have kids up and dancing to her songs.
■ Details: 8839 3399 or riversideparramatta.com.au
Join free shows and workshops at Castle Mall for the kids' sweet treats with a cupcake decorating workshop on Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27, from 10.30am to 1.30pm, on ground level outside Piece of Cake.
The team from Fizzics Education will be back with their Flight and Pressure show on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, at 10.30am and 11.30am.
■ Details: castlemall.com.au