New South Wales

Free school holiday fun day provides learning and play

Lismore City Council’s fourth annual Upcycle Your Holidays event is coming up on Thursday, 11 October 2018, offering free fun during the school holidays.

Visitors will be able to explore, build and create in a series of fun activities while learning more about recycling and our local native plants and animals.

“This is a wonderful day for local families and is a free family event,” Environmental Strategies Officer Barbara Jensen said.

“We are very proud of our recycling facility and the many ways we recycle our community’s waste, from glass and organics to polystyrene and problem household items.

“People who visit us here and take our tours are surprised at what they learn and how complex and interesting waste can be.”

Upcycle Your Holidays is a great outdoor event with fun activities for young and old.

  • Tour our amazing recycling facility
  • Operate a garbage truck
  • Make a beeswax wrap
  • Have fun and learn about water with our Catchment Model
  • Pot a seed in our compost to take home and grow
  • Koala Watch – get to know more about koalas
  • Be a native plant artist or scientist
  • Build a nesting box for wildlife

The Revolve Shop will be open for second-hand treasure hunting, and $5 bags of compost will be for sale.

Bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water. You may also like to bring a picnic to have in the botanic gardens as you watch out for a koala. Please take extra care moving around the carpark.

Upcycle Your Holidays runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm in the Environment Education Centre and botanic gardens at Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Wyrallah Road, and all children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Entry is free for all ages.

Source: Lismore City Council