From ice skating to the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, and lego dinosaurs to a magic show, there’s a heap of super cool activities nearby and further afield to keep kids entertained these winter school holidays.
Pittwater Winter School Holidays Ice Spectacular
Get ready to glide your way around Pittwater’s huge 30m x 8m Ice Skating Rink. Back by popular demand these winter school holidays, this Ice Skating Spectacular is ideal for friends, families and parties. It’s a great chance to use your NSW Government Discover & Parent vouchers, however, these must be pre-booked in person at the Club.
Where: Ice Skating Spectacular, Mona Vale
When: Saturday 9 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 6:45pm
Evolve Sports School Holidays Camps, Northern Beaches
Evolve Tennis Academy & Game Ready Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroots school holidays camps on the Northern Beaches these winter school holidays. Our team of dedicated coaches across both codes aim to give an experience like no other, offering a structured program which is key to delivering your child/children a quality array of Tennis & Football activities they will want to visit each and every school holidays. We cater for more children at Evolve Sports Camps than any other location on the beaches and it comes as no surprise considering whats on offer…
Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…
Locations: Avalon, Collaroy, Belrose, Roseville
Bookings: (02) 9971-0644 Website: https://evolvesports.com.au/evolvesports-holiday-camps
Winter School Holidays at Harbord Diggers & Major Fun Indoor Play Centre
Harbord Diggers always puts on fantastic school holiday activities – and most of them are free! Keep an eye on their website for what’s happening these winter school holidays: https://harborddiggers.com.au/k
And don’t forget Major Fun Indoor Play Centre is open at Harbord Diggers. “Major Fun boasts a gigantic and fun-filled play space, with designated age-specific play areas for babies, toddlers and bigger kids to ensure the whole family loves their visit to Major Fun.
We provide fun, educational and engaging play-based activities across the soft play zones, our high-level obstacle courses and projector slides and interactive elements like our projection wall, games mat and Max & Mala screens.” Don’t forget your socks! Bookings and further information here: https://www.majorfun.com.au/freshwater/explore
Aussie Gems July School Holiday Program 2022
Take your child on a fun adventure at the Aussie Gems July School Holiday Program 2022! The best way to enjoy and learn at the same time.
- 5 years and older are welcome
- Qualified Coaches
- Morning tea & lunch provided (GF/Vegetarian available)
- 5 hours of non-stop fun
- All types of activities including Ninja, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Free Play and a different craft activity to take home
- Limited Spots
- Prepaid Only
After School Holiday Program is finished on the first week of the school holiday, the fun continues with our Holiday Tumbling & Gymnastics classes. Get warmed up for Term 3 and develop your skills even on the holidays! Please check our timetables on our website for registration.
Good to Know:
– Drop off is any time from 8am to 9am at the latest. Pick up is between 3pm to 3:30pm. After 3:30pm you will be charged $1 per minute late. Please ensure you are on time.
– We provide morning tea and lunch; all you will need to bring is a drink bottle. Please pack a hat and sunscreen in case it’s a nice day and we eat lunch outside.
– It is recommended that your child wear comfortable clothes they can move around in eg. a T-shirt, shorts, leggings etc. If your child is prone to accidents, please be sure to pack a spare pair of undies and pants.
– If your child has friends coming on the same day, they will be able to be in the same group. Please let the coaches know on the day and we can make this happen.
Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest
Pricing: $75 per day for School Holiday Program, Holiday Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes $22 per 1 hour class OR $60 for the week and $30 per 1.5 hour class OR $90 for the week.
Dates: School Holiday Program: From Monday 4th July to Friday 15th July (No weekends); Holiday Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes: From Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July
Sesame Street Circus at St Ives Showground
Fun for all ages these holidays at St Ives showground under the heated big top. An amazing world class circus with motor-cycle daredevils, aerialists, acrobats and more plus Elmo and his Sesame Street friends.
Location: St Ives showground, 450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
Dates: 1-17 July
Tickets: Via Ticketmaster or call the circus direct on 0413 880044.
Parents NSW vouchers welcome (phone booking only)
Kids on the Coast
“The Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) offers a school holiday program with a difference. With a unique theme for each day, your child will learn about our natural environment through a range of fun and interesting activities. Fun filled, action packed school holiday programs are offered during the summer, autumn, winter and spring school holidays. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about our environment and how they can help preserve it.
Good to Know: The holiday program is suitable for children aged 6 (who have started school) to 12 years (unless otherwise advertised). Programs generally run from 10am-3pm (unless otherwise noted) and cost $68.00 per child (per program). Please note – Active Kids Vouchers are not able to be accepted.
Address: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Check out the program for these winter school holidays, and book fast! https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal-environment-centre/school-holiday-program
St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground
Families have a new experience to explore along the southern border of Ku-ring-gai National Park. St Ives is our newest Tree Ropes Course Park, hosting 95+ aerial obstacles and 10+ ziplines, all suspended between platforms to create a maze of activities in the treetops. Courses start at 1m for little climbers and jump up to 15 metres for bigger adventurers!
Sessions run for 2.5-hours to climb as many courses as you can during your session. You can choose to start on low easy courses or go straight up on a higher course. If you don’t feel like climbing up on a higher level, you are always welcome to complete a lower or same course again during your session. Your session includes harnessing, training and approx 2-hours of climbing.
When you’re done there’s a spectacular new playground to explore as well!
Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives
Opening hours: School and Public Holidays Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Winter School Holidays Bush Kids Activities
The House Down Under, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Flip your life upside down at Australia’s first inverted house photo experience, House Down Under. This fun and unique attraction is not only for the kids but for adults too. Defy gravity and capture the most surreal photos to confuse your family and friends. A great way to have a good family time and a great upside-down experience.
Location: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Dates: 26 March – 25 July, 10am-10pm
Cost: Adults: $27, Kids (4-15 years): $19, Concession: $23, Family pass: $52-74)
Winter School Holidays at thePuppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove
Enjoy the art of puppetry with your young ones at the Puppeteria Theatre in Castle Cove. Each holidays there are new shows to enjoy so check the program for details.
Location: Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove
Date and time: Various dates and times (please see program on the website)
Cost: Child: $12 – Adult: $15
How to book: https://puppeteria.com/
Tuff Nutterz, Centennial Park
The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is taking over Centennial Park these winter school holidays. There are 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete in their brand new, 300m supersize maze. Giant slides, hanging rails, climbing walls, balance balls, you name it… All ages are welcome (parents included) and there’s a smaller obstacle course for the little ones. Four sessions run each day for 1:45 mins and bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Where: Grand Drive, Centennial Park
When: Sat 9 July – Sun 17 July, 9am – 5pm
Bill Brushtail and the Case of the Missing Habitat, The Royal Botanic Gardens
Does your kid love to solve mysteries? Bill Brushtail the Private Detective has been called in by a mysterious client to find the missing client. Follow the clues and help Bill solve the case!
This roving performance through the garden will have plenty of audience participation and you’ll get to meet lots of fun and interesting characters along the way.
Where: Rathborne Lodge Lawn, The Royal Botanic Gardens
When: Mon 11 July, 10:30 – 11:30am & 1 – 2pm
Other activities at the Royal Botanic Gardens include:
10 & 24 June: Ghostly Garden Tour
11 & 12 July: Luminous Eco Lantern Making Workshop
11 & 12 July: Garden Grubs
Jurassic World by Brickman, Australian Museum
You don’t want to miss this immersive Jurassic World adventure at Australia’s largest LEGO® brick exhibition. It took 6 million LEGO® bricks, 2 years and more than 10,000 build hours to bring this exhibition to life.
As you walk through the iconic gates of the park, you’ll be greeted by large-scale dinosaurs, including the new, 4.8m long Baryonyx. The kids can also get hands-on with LEGO® brick palaeontology, mystery mosaics, island-building, hybrid dinosaur creations and more.
Where: Basement level, Australian Museum
When: Until Sunday 17 July, 10am – 5pm
Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach
Nothing says winter like a trip to the ice rink! The world-famous Bondi Festival Ice Rink will be open daily throughout the Bondi Festival these winter school holidays, and everyone is invited for a skate. You’ll get to glide across the ice (or shuffle if you’re a first-timer) – all whilst enjoying the best view in town. There are ice skates for all sizes and push-along penguins for the little ones.
Where: Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach
When: Friday 1 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 9pm
Taronga On Ice, Taronga Zoo
Zip up your puffer, brave the cold and have a wild time at Taronga Zoo Sydney’s open-air, pop-up ice rink these winter school holidays. Set against the backdrop of Taronga’s iconic heritage gates, Taronga on Ice is perfect for the entire family.
Taronga is proudly not-for-profit so a spin around on the ice not only gives you the chance to learn about the challenges facing Little Penguins in the wild, but also support the Zoo’s vital conservation efforts. There’s also a mini winter wonderland with pop up food stalls and hot chocolate to warm up after.
Where: Taronga On Ice, Taronga Zoo
When: Saturday 2 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 7pm
The Ultimate Magic Show, NORTHS
Prepare for some mind-blowing magic! Legendary, award-winning magician and illusionist, Jonas Jost, is hitting the NORTHS stage these school holidays. He’ll perform an action-packed show, featuring comedy and tricks that will impress kids and parents alike.
Where: NORTHS Auditorium, Cammeray
When: Tuesday 12 July
Looking for a new cafe with playground to try these holidays? Everyone’s talking about Frankie’s at Terrey Hills! Click here to read more: https://northernbeachesliving.com.au/fab-new-cafe-frankies-has-stunning-food-and-a-playground/
We’ll keep adding to the list as we come across more great activities, so keep checking back in.
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