Local families will have access to more playgrounds and play spaces these July school holidays through the state government's Share our Space initiative.
Carroll Public School, Curlewis Public School, Mullaley Public School, and Tambar Springs Public School will have their doors thrown open between 8am-5pm until Friday, July 19 for families to access their outdoor facilities.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said he hoped families in these smaller communities would take advantage of the school playgrounds, "knowing they are safe, clean, and well maintained".
"There are families across the region battling this unprecedented drought and this will be a great help to entertain the kids while the business of caring for livestock carries on," Mr Anderson said.
"Many of our schools have beautiful open spaces and well-designed play equipment to suit kids of all ages and abilities. It's wonderful to be able to share these with the surrounding community - especially where space is limited."
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the $30 million Share Our Space initiative was launched in April last year after a successful pilot trial.
"After our pilot program, we heard feedback that opening up playgrounds for school holidays really did encourage families to play together in the outdoors," Ms Mitchell said.
"Our vision is for more and more schools to participate in the Share Our Space initiative. We're also working to ensure we can accommodate this in harmony with other shared use initiatives like out-of-hours care, and local sporting facilities."
The number of participating schools has continued to grow, with nearly 200 schools across the state joining for these holidays alone.
For a full list of participating schools, visit the Share Our Space website.