Youth Programs

Forbes Shire is a safe and welcoming community.  Forbes boasts a large calendar of events targeting youth and children, which include but is not limited to Youth Week, School Holiday Programs aimed at fostering inclusion and building positive relationships.

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School Holiday Program! 

We have some exciting things coming up these school holidays!! 

We are hosting a variety of activities across the two weeks.

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*Registration is essential. Places are limited, please register using the form below. If you are registering for more than one, please ensure that after hitting submit you "refresh" the page before entering the next attendee's details. 

Children are Stinky! Children's Theatre Performance. 

Children are Stinky challenges children to step on stage and prove themselves worthy, smart, coordinated, and imaginative against these ridiculous circus performers resulting in wonderful interaction and an audience of proud kids and parents. Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This is an enjoyable show for all ages that encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves.

Winner Best Children’s Show, Fringe World 2018.

Suitable for ages 3-12.
Date: Saturday 30 September 2023 
Venue: Forbes Town Hall, Harold Street 
Time: Session 1 - 11:00am-11:50am, Session 2 - 1:00pm-1:50pm 
Tickets are FREE but essential,

Forbes Shire Council presents a Circus Trick Tease production, proudly funded by NSW Government.

For more information, please contact Council's Events Team on or 02 6850 2300.   


Outdoor Movie - Shazam! Fury of the Gods! 

Join us for an outdoor movie screening of Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Popcorn and soft drink available. 

Date: Friday 29 September
Venue: Lions Park, Forbes 
Time: 6:30pm onwards 

*Registrations not required. 

For more information, please contact Council's Events Team on 


Craft Day 

Forbes Shire Council will be hosting a Craft Day these coming holidays!

Date: Wednesday 4 October
Time: Session 1 - 9:30am-11:30am FULLY BOOKED. 
Session 2: 12:30pm - 2:30pm SPACES STILL AVAILABLE. 
Venue: Forbes Town Hall

*School aged children only. 
*Registration is essential. Places are limited, please register using the form below. If you are registering for more than one, please ensure that after hitting submit you "refresh" the page before entering the next attendee's details. 
*Parent/Guardian supervision not required. 


Creative Community Concepts 

Join Creative Community Concepts at Lions Park on Thursday 5 October from 10am-1pm. League Tag, Laser Tag and much more!! 

Registrations not required. 

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Magic Festival! 

Do You Believe In Magic?

Come on down to Lions Park on Saturday 7 October for the Forbes Magic Festival, the first of it's kind !! Don't miss this magical experience.
Bring your chairs and rugs to Lake Forbes for sunset for a magical evening being bedazzled and mystified by our roving magicians. There will be food vans with roving entertainment from 5pm-7pm and a stage spectacular from 7pm-8pm to leave you spellbound.
Gates open at 4:30pm.

Date: Saturday 7 October
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Lions Park, Junction Street
All Ages !!

Tickets are free but essential at: Forbes Magic Festival Tickets (

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Registration Form

If you are registering for more than one, please ensure that after hitting submit you "refresh" the page before entering the next attendee's details

Event Information:

Event Contact Person: Kristi Breen, Youth Officer. 
Event Contact Person (2): Sarah Williams, Acting Community Relations Officer. 

Participant Information:

*Participant under the age of 18 require parental consent (section 3 and 4)

*Participants under the age of 9, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to all school holiday events. 

*Participant under the age of 18 require parental consent (section 3 and 4)

*Participants must be aged 9 or over to attend this event. 
Additional Information:
Does the participant have any allergies?* - required
Does the participant have any dietary requirements?* - required
Does the participant have any medical conditions?* - required
Does the participant identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?* - required
Are there court orders in place that Event Organisers should be aware of?* - required
Do you consent to images being taken of the participant during the event and used for promotional purposes?* - required

*If yes, please provide management plans and information as required

**if yes, please discuss with Event Organisers in confidence

***Please see Event Organisers for a copy of Councils Image Consent Policy.

Parent/Guardian Information
Will you be collecting the participant?* - required

*All participants aged 12 years or younger must be collected by the parent/guardian listed above. If the participant is 13 years or older and will not be collected by a parent or guardian, please complete the Parent/Guardian Collection Exemption Form. 

Alternative Emergency Contact Information:

COVID-19 Conditions Of Entry: 

Participation in the School Holiday Program are subject to compliance with Forbes Youth and Community Centreโ€™s Covid-19 Safety Plan and Conditions of Entry, available on Councilโ€™s website at

Privacy Statement:

The personal information provided in this document is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, 1998 (PPIPA). PPIPA provides for the protection of personal information and for the privacy of individuals. Council will not disclose your personal information to any person or body if it is not directly related to the purpose for which the information was collected. If you require any further information about the collection and use of personal information, please contact Councilโ€™s Privacy Officer on 02 6850 2300.


I (the Parent/Guardian), hereby give consent for the participant to attend the Event as outlined in this form. I acknowledge that during participation in the Event the participant may be exposed to the obvious risks associated with such. I indemnify Council, including its Officers, and keep them indemnified against all claims, demands, actions and liabilities of any kind (other than due to wilful negligence) arising from the participantโ€™s attendance at the Event.

In the instance of injury or illness occurring at the Event, I understand that Council will contact myself or the Alternate Emergency Contact as soon as practical. I authorise Council to provide appropriate medical assistance (which could result in hospital admittance) for the participant depending on the nature of the injury or illness and agree to meet all expenses thereby incurred. In the instance that the participant acts in a manner or displays behaviours which could foreseeably result in injury or harm to other participants, I understand that myself, or the Alternate Emergency Contact, may be requested to collect the participant prior to the defined Event conclusion time.

Parent/Guardian Consent:

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Please be advised that Council will contact you to confirm your place in the school holiday program. 

PRIVACY COLLECTION NOTICE: Council collects personal information in order to provide services and information to customers. Information is stored securely in Councilโ€™s records and enterprise management systems and accessible only to authorised Council Officials unless required to be released to other parties in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, 1993 or other relevant legislation.

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