Boredom-busting school holiday fun at Little Big Day Out, Thursday 5 October

Published: 27 Sep 2017 10:54am

From pint-sized yoga to a spellbinding ride on a witch’s broomstick, Little Big Day Out is set to put a smile on your child’s dial on Thursday 5 October.

Held each year in the Civic Centre Precinct, Wagga Wagga City Council’s Little Big Day Out sees staff create a morning of fun-filled activities for the community’s two to 12-year-olds.

“Wagga Wagga prides itself on being a family-friendly city and Little Big Day Out has proven to be a great event for our youngest community members over the years,” Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.

“There is a wide variety of activities on offer, whether it’s something hands on, creative or active.”

The always-popular Planning Permit Pursuit will be on again, with kids getting the chance to explore the Civic Precinct and go into the draw to win a family pass to Wicked and entry passes to the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre.

Kids can also get up close to the machines Council staff use, create a model playground and test out the Oasis’ water rollers.

Your child can experience something new at Bounce Yoga’s “Little Yogis” class, Allegro’s Tiny Tots Ballerina or Wagga Academy’s Baby Hip Hop Classes.

The fun doesn’t stop there, with three free inflatables, tasty treats, cute and cuddly animals, Lil’ Melodies drumming workshops, the toy library and entertainment from Wagga Wagga Academy and DJ Centennial.

Little Big Day Out was established in 2003 as an opportunity to showcase Council’s services to the community. The free annual community event is celebrated in the second week of the spring school holidays in the Civic Precinct from 9am to noon.

For more information on Little Big Day Out, visit or for a full list of school holiday activities see

Little Big Day Out

When: Thursday 5 October, 9am to noon

Where: Civic Precinct and Civic Centre

Little Big Day Out fun guide

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: Toy Mountain, Star Weave and Chill Out Zone. Come along and create stars, immerse yourself in the toys, free draw or just hang out and relax in the Chill Out Zone.

Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre: Take a ride inside the always-popular water rollers.

Parks and Recreation: Build a Box Playground. We’re looking for kids to come up with some creative ideas of what they would like to see in a playground, and also showing them that fun can be had by recycling a box.

Wagga Wagga Regional Family Day Care: Help us print a series of four canvases, with children able to use familiar household items and repurposed materials to experiment with design and patterns.

Civic Theatre: The community production Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is just around the corner and we’d like to see your witchy moves. Release your inner witch and fly on a broom through a puff of green smoke.

Museum of the Riverina: Take a sneak peek of Questacon’s Fascinating Science exhibition, coming soon to Museum of the Riverina. Roll up your sleeves and have some hands-on fun solving puzzles and discovering some fascinating science.

Assets/Infrastructure: Come and check out the giant grader.

Planning: Planning Permit Pursuit is a treasure hunt with questions and clues for kids to explore the Civic Centre and win amazing prizes.

Botanic Gardens: Make your own paper animals to go in the paper zoo, surrounded by a paper garden.

Little Yogis: Bounce Yoga presents Little Yogis kids yoga class to start the day in the best way.

Lil Melodies: Drumming workshops running throughout the morning.

Dough-Re-Mi Cookies: Create your own design on yummy Dough-Re-Mi Cookies.

Allegro’s Tiny Tots Ballerinas: Take part in a kid’s ballet class.

Wagga Wagga Academy: Awesome performance form the students at Wagga Wagga Academy and take part in a kids’ hip-hop class!

Centennial: DJ and hip hop performance.