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Summer School Holiday Guide

Summer School Holiday Guide Richmond Valley

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Summer School Holiday Guide

Throughout the months of December and January, the Richmond Valley will come alive with a jam-packed schedule of events, activities, and Christmas-New Year celebrations.

From free kids discos and family trivia nights, to Beechies at the Bowlo and twilight mini rail rides, there will be something to keep the kiddos entertained this school holiday season. Check out a list of highlights below!

Keep up to date with our activities by visiting our Facebook page.

A full copy of the guide can be viewed by clicking here.


December Highlights

14 December | Rappville

Rappville Community Christmas

Bring your chairs and a picnic rug for a heart-warming celebration of Christmas cheer with festive music and entertainment, a free barbeque and drinks, jumping castle and face painting, Fitness Kidz activities and a visit from Santa.

Time: 3pm – 6pm 
Date: Saturday 14 December
Location: Rappville Sportsground
Contact: 6660 0300

14 December | Woodburn

Woodburn Carols by Candlelight 

The Woodburn Carols by Candlelight will be held in the Riverside Park overlooking the mighty Richmond River. Watch performances by the local schools and live music from Diamond Duo as the sun sets in the distance. Bring a rug or a chair and enjoy a pleasant evening celebrating this special time of year.

Time: 6pm – 9pm 
Date: Saturday 14 December
Location: Woodburn Riverside Park
Contact: Woodburn Event Team

15 December | Casino

Casino Miniature Railway Twilight Run

The Casino Miniature Railway and Museum will be hosting a special twilight run on Sunday, 15 December to celebrate the festive season. Santa will be present from 10am – 11am, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, and 6pm – 8pm. Please note enclosed footwear is required.

Time: 10am – 8pm 
Date: Sunday 15 December
Location: Casino Miniature Railway station
Cnr Queensland Road & West Street, Casino
Contact: 0472 638 044

19 – 20 December | Casino

Nerf Wars at the Sports Stadium

Nerf Wars are returning to the Casino Indoor Sports Stadium over the summer holidays! Enjoy a thrilling afternoon of fun and get the heart rate pumping. Guns and ammo are supplied. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Time: 12pm – 1.30pm
Date: 19 – 20 December
Location: Casino Indoor Sports Stadium
Cost: $5 per child
Contact: 0428 624 500
Facebook: Casino Indoor Sport Stadium

21 December – 31 January | Evans Head

Beechies at the Bowlo

The ever-popular Beechies at the Bowlo is back this year and is predicted to be bigger and better than ever! Inflatable water slides will be set up on the bowling green with options suitable for all ages. Shaded tables and chairs are supplied. Sit on the green, watch the children play, enjoy a cold beverage and soak up the summer fun.

Time: 2pm – 6pm daily
Date: 21 December – 31 January
Location: Evans Head Bowling Club
Cost: $7 per child
Contact: 6682 4334
Facebook: Evans Head Bowling Club

27 December – 7 January | Evans Head

SUFM Evans Head

SUFM is returning to Evans Head this year and is set to be a fun-filled 10 days. Morning, afternoon and evening activities for all ages (including the adults!) will run daily from 27 December – 7 January 2020. The SUFM tents will be located at Stan Payne Oval and programs will be available in and around Evans Head from late December onward. 

Time: Morning, afternoon and evening sessions
Date: 27 December – 7 January
Location: Based from Stan Payne Oval, Evans Head
Facebook: SUFM Evans Head

31 December | Casino

New Year’s Eve on the Green

Spend New Year’s Eve at the Casino Golf Club for the second annual NYE on the Green event! With rides, inflatables, courtesy bus and a live DJ to take you into the night, there’s no better way to ring in the new year.

Time: 6pm – midnight
Date: Tuesday 31 December
Location: Casino Golf Club
Contact: 6662 1259
Facebook: Casino Golf Club

31 December | Evans Head

New Year’s Eve Family Fun by the River

Celebrate the new year on the lawn beside the beautiful Evans River with FREE live entertainment, jumping castles, face painting and glow sticks! There will be food trucks and a licensed bar for the adults. Bring your blanket or some chairs and enjoy a balmy summer night under the stars.

Time: 6pm – 9pm
Date: Tuesday 31 December
Location: Behind Club Evans RSL
Contact: 6682 4282
Facebook: Club Evans RSL


January Highlights

6 – 9 January | Casino

Kids Multi-Sports Clinic

The Casino Town Tennis Club is hosting a kids multi-sports clinic from Monday 6 January – Thursday 9 January. Outdoor sports, water slip n’ slide, slime making, arts and crafts, music, and water fights are just some of the activities that’ll be on offer. Bookings are essential. More more information, please contact 0435 299 198.

Half Day: 9am – 12pm
Full Day: 9am – 3pm
Date: Monday 6 January – Thursday 9 January
Location: Casino Town Tennis Club
Cost: Half day – $25 per day or $90 for four days
Full day – $35 per day or $120 for four days
Contact: Jake – 0435 299 198
Facebook: Casino Town Tennis Club

6 January | Evans Head

Free Kids Disco

Club Evans RSL is hosting a series of free kids discos over the summer school holidays! The first of four discos will be themed from the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of free entertainment just for the kiddos. 

Time: 6pm – 9pm
Date: Monday 6 January
Location: Club Evans RSL auditorium 
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6682 4282
Facebook: Club Evans RSL

10 January | Casino

Macrame Key Chain Workshop 

Come on down to the Casino Library on Friday 10 January and learn how to create your own macrame key chain. For ages 10 – 16 years. Bookings are essential. For more information, please contact the Casino Library.

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Date: Friday 10 January
Location: Casino Library Branch 
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6660 0250

11 January | Evans Head

Abra-KID-Abra: The Ultimate Kids Magic Show

Award-winning magician Magic Jake brings his brand-new children’s magic show on-tour in 2020 and it’s BIGGER and BETTER than ever!

This fun-filled 50 minute show features amazing magic routines, hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy perfect for kids, lots of audience participation so the kids become the stars of the show, breath-taking stage illusions, live animals and so much more…

PLUS – every child also receives a FREE balloon animal after the show!

You don’t want to miss this fantastic show!

Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Date: Saturday 11 January
Location: Club Evans RSL auditorium 
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6682 4282
Facebook: Club Evans RSL

11 – 12 January | Evans Head

Great Eastern Fly In

Welcome to the 2020 Great Eastern Fly In, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the WWII RAAF Station Evans Head with flying fun for everyone and so much more!
All types of planes – war birds, vintage, gyros, helicopter gliders, GA, planes small and large. Joy flights available over the weekend giving you the opportunity to see the beautiful NSW north coast from a birds eye view.

Date: Saturday 11 January – Sunday 12 January
Location: Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome  
Cost: Gold coin donation
Facebook: Great Eastern Fly In

13 – 16 January | Evans Head

Top Deck Kids Club

Enjoy a lovely dinner child-free at the Break Restaurant. Supervised activities for children on the Top Deck when dining in at the Hotel Illawong. $5 per child (4 – 10 years) during hours 6pm – 8.30pm.
Running Monday – Thursday throughout the month of January.

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Date: Monday 13 January – Thursday 16 January 
Location: Top Deck at Hotel Illawong
Cost: $5 per child
Contact: 6682 4222

15 January | Casino

Self-guided Helicopter Craft

Come on down to the Casino Library Branch where children have the opportunity to keep busy with some self-guided helicopter craft. For more information, contact the Casino Library.

Time: All day
Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Location: Casino Library Branch  
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6660 0250

20 January | Evans Head

Free Kids Disco

Club Evans RSL is hosting a series of free kids discos over the summer school holidays! The last of four discos will be themed from the popular movie Frozen II. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of free entertainment just for the kiddos. 

Time: 6pm – 9pm
Date: Monday 20 January
Location: Club Evans RSL auditorium 
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6682 4282
Facebook: Club Evans RSL

26 January | Casino

Richmond Valley Australia Day Celebrations

The 2020 Richmond Valley Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Drill Hall precinct in Casino with a fun-filled program of activities for all ages. Highlights include the official opening Australia Day awards ceremony, performances, markets, food stalls, kids entertainment and much more!

Time: 10am – 1pm
Date: Sunday 26 January
Location: Casino Drill Hall precinct 
Cost: FREE
Contact: 6660 0300
Facebook: Richmond Valley Australia Day Awards

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