Plenty of fun things to do in The Hills

Among the local kids' activities these school holidays are:

DINOSAURS LIVE

Dinosaurs will be roaming through the centre court of Castle Towers during the school holidays.

With thrashing tails and loud roars, these dinosaur animatronics will have you thinking they are truly back from extinction.

Kids can also suit up in an expert digger outfit to find their very own fossil.

■ Details: castletowers.com.au.

AT THE POWERHOUSE

There are plenty of activities to do at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre in Castle Hill during the break.

Kids can watch magic shows, take part in arts and crafts, make jewellery or join educational programs.

■ Details: castlehill.powerhousemuseum.com.

GAMES FOR KIDS

The Australian Hotel and Brewery at Rouse Hill has activities to keep the kids occupied during the summer break.

From noon daily, there will be arcade games, play equipment, face painting and colouring packs.

■ Details: 9679 4555 or australianhotelandbrewery.com.au

FAVOURITE MOVIES

Along with your favourite movies, Event Cinemas Castle Hill will host a school holiday program full of free activities.

Activities will include the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, two colouring-in competitions, C2K Swimming Day, theme days, craft, face painting, meet Hop the Kangaroo and much more.

■ Details: eventcinemas.com.au.

FRIENDS HAVE FUN

The Friends of Bella Vista will hold a Kids Fun Day on Wednesday, January 22, from 10am to 3pm. Bring your rugs, packed lunch and enjoy a journey back in time.

Cost: $5 a person or $10 a family.

■ Details: 0408 027 516.

WRITING WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, January 21, Castle Hill Library (10.30am to 12.30pm) and Dural Library (2.30pm to 4.30pm) will hold creative writing workshops. Cost: $15 a person. Bookings essential.

■ Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au.

■ What activities around town do you recommend?

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