Strathfield Council develops, coordinates and evaluates the provision of accessible high quality services to meet the diverse needs of children, young people and their families within the Strathfield Local Government Area.

Some of the programs and activities for children and young people in Strathfield include:

School Holiday Programs

Every School Holiday period, Council offers programs for children and young people aged 5-12 years. The programs usually run for two weeks four times a year and offer activities such as sporting clinics, art & craft workshops, excursions, music and dance workshops and events.

Council is involved in organising a number of community events such as Children's Week, as well as participating in consultative forums such as the Families NSW interagency.

See Council’s Calendar of Events for more details on community events. 

After School Craft Club

Strathfield Council is launching a new after school craft activities at High Street Community Library. Children aged 5 to 12 can join in weekly fun-filled activities to express their creativity. 

Children's Playgrounds

Strathfield Council has 27 playgrounds located in parks and reserves throughout the Municipality. These playgrounds are designed for many different age groups, and each playground provides a different range of activities for its users. Improvements and maintenance aim to ensure that playgrounds meet a diverse range of current and future community needs including specific age groups and people with disabilities.

Library Activities for Children

Baby Bounce is held every Tuesday from 10.00am to 10.30am and 11.00am to 11.30am and Pre School Storytime  is held every Wednesday from 10.30am 11.30am.

Strathfield Library also offers:

  • a large range of literature to encourage early readers
  • an exciting holiday program filled with craft, stories, films, cookery and more
  • a Summer Readathon held annually from November 1 until January 31
  • Book Week activities involving local schools and pre-schools.


Go4Fun is a healthy program for children aged 7-13 and are above a healthy weight.

Strathfield Youth Film Project

A council initiative working with local students to create videos from Council events. To view the videos visit our YouTube channel. Many schools were involved in this project and captured some excellent footage from a range of Council events.

Click here to see Homebush Boys High School's video of White Ribbon Day. 

Young Women's AFL

Were you inspired by the inaugural AFL Women’s League last year? Register now for Council’s Young Women’s AFL program for ages 12-18! The course is 4 weeks long and a great chance to have fun, get fit and make new friends. Please see the flyer below for more information.