SWIMVAC, Killarney Heights

Get a month’s worth of lessons in just one week! The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track the swimming skills of preschool and school age children. And Carlile Swimming has the credentials to do that with more than 60 years experience and world renowned expertise in teaching children to swim well.

Our holiday Swimvac program is designed to boost confidence and consolidate skills through the intensive, daily repetition of lessons. It can provide significant results, especially for new swimmers or those needing to master specific skills. Held in our warm indoor pools – it’s a great daily dose of fun and fitness!

Good to Know: This program is very popular, so please book early with our customer service team. There are new stroke clinics (breaststroke, butterfly) and Dives & Turns Clinics now available during the July school holidays.

When: Week 1 Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October
Week 2 Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October

Cost: Swimvac $94.30 for 5 days of lessons, $75.40 for four lessons. Stroke Clinics $21.75 per Clinic

Location:  14 Tralee Avenue, Killarney Heights

Contact: Website: www.carlile.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarlileSwimming Phone: 02 9451 3677

Motiv8sports Northern Beaches

“Book your child in now to get MEGA motivated for Motiv8sports 2-day multi sports camp. Campers who attend Mega Camp will compete for the EAST SIDE ALL STARS, WEST SIDE ROLLERS, SOUTH SIDE SONICS & NORTH SIDE COMMANDO’S earning points over the two days to be crowned Mega Camp champions.

With their trademark array of non-contact sports and team building challenges, this is sure to be the best two days of your child’s holidays. Mega Camp is designed to cater for all sporting abilities with a strong focus on energy and effort rather than sporting capability.

Check out the Facebook page to see the raving reviews received from the parents of happy children. Don’t miss out! Their July camp’s SOLD OUT with 450 campers booked!”
Good to Know: Suitable for kindy to year 6. Camps are for two full days 8.30am-3.30pm (non-sleep over). Camps consist of non-stop sports music and high energy all day long! New campers receive their very own ROOKIE Jersey as part of their milestone rewards program that they get to wear during camp.

Dates & Venues: Killarney Heights High School – September 30th & October 1st 
Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater – October 8th & 9th

Cost: $112.50 – $125.00 for 2 days EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE 10% FIRST 100 CAMPERS ONLY! Click on the website below to book.

Phone: 0402 281 842 E: northernbeaches@motiv8sports.com.au W: https://motiv8sports.com.au/events/northernbeaches/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motiv8sportsnorthernbeaches/

Big Music Holiday Rock Camp, Crows Nest

It’s a bit further afield but sounds so great! If your child has ever dreamed of being in a rock band, or just really likes music – Big Music at Crows Nest is the place to be these school holidays. Big Music has been running their Holiday Rock Camp program with great success, and all the staff are qualified musicians who are passionate about encouraging a love of music in their students. There’s no experience necessary with a course to suit all levels. The emphasis of the camp programs is on fun and participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids.

Good to Know: These popular Holiday Camps cater for all kids aged 5+ regardless of their prior musical experience. Each day runs from 9am to 3pm, culminating in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Places are limited and often sell out, so ROCK ENROL NOW!

When: Mon 30th Sep – Thu 3rd Oct (9am-3pm), Tue 8th Oct – Fri 11th Oct

Cost: $480 (Early Bird Price -$440 before 6th Sep)
Optional 5th Party Day Fri 4th Oct for an additional $120
Optional extended care from 8am drop off -6pm pick up available each day for an additional $20 per hour.

Location: 85 Alexander Street (Cnr Ernest Street), Crows Nest

Contact: (02) 8622 6550 W: www.bigmusic.com.au/

Resilience Camp, Collaroy Plateau

We’re now taking bookings for our popular 1-day Resilience Camps – book now to avoid disappointment! Our camps are for everyday K-6 children experiencing everyday challenges. They are fun and play-based and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and LOTS of games. Kids LOVE them!

We explore a whole range of topics, including confidence, friendship, emotions, the inner voice, the growth mindset, positive psychology and LOTS more, all in a safe and supportive environment. They run from 9am-4pm at Collaroy Plateau, Roseville, Neutral Bay and the Inner West. Not sure whether your child should participate again? They absolutely should! No two camps are the same. Resilience is a skill like any other, it needs practice.

Good to Know: You don’t need to be attending our term-time workshops in order to benefit from our camps. Wondering whether to do our camps and our term-time workshops? Absolutely, practice makes progress!

What Parents are Saying: “Simply fantastic! Big thanks to Erin. My son had a superb day.” and “My daughter said this day was the best thing she did last holidays. She’s regularly using some of the tools she made, and it made a big difference for us. Thank you”

When: Mon 30 Sept: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2), Tues 1 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Superpower Camp (K-2), Weds 2 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Calm Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Confidence Camp (K-2), Tues 8 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Resilience Boot-Camp (3-6), Weds 9 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Friendship Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Superpower Camp (K-2), Thu 10 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2). Camps also available in Lilyfield, Annandale and Drummoyne.

Cost: $105 including GST per day per child.

Contact: Bookings: www.resilienceinkids.com.au/bookholidayworkshops E: hello@resilienceinkids.com.au or Ph: 0406776800

Coastal Environment Centre, Narrabeen

This would have to be one of the best resources in the area when it comes to helping kids be aware of how lucky they are to live by the coast! The Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) also 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. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about our environment and how they can help preserve it. The holiday program is suitable for children six to 12 years. (unless otherwise noted).

Good to Know: You can choose from Junior Rangers, Junior Fun Day, Fishing Workshop, The Wild Ones, Build It Fly It Float It, Junior Marine Biology, Long Reef Adventures, Under the Sea, and Coastal Kids.

Cost: $65

Location: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen

Contact: 1300 000 232 Email: cec@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au W: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal-environment-centre/school-holiday-program

Disco, Magic Show & More, Harbord Diggers

Always a great place for school holiday activities and so reasonably priced! Book fast for these events because they do sell out. These holidays you can choose from:
Kids Disco: Friday 27th September, 5.30pm-7pm. Tickets $8
Bricks4Kidz Tuesday 1 & 8 October, 1pm – 2.30pm
Jack Sharp Magic Show Thursday 10 October, 1pm Tickets $12
Kids Cinema: Incredibles 2 Friday 4, 2.30pm

Kids Cinema Friday 11 October – The Lego Movie 
Kindifarm Sunday 29 September, 6 & 13 October, 9am – 11.30am

Contact: https://harborddiggers.com.au/page/what-s-on/school-holidays

Play World 2019, ICC Darling Harbour

Presented by Nintendo, this two-day event creates the most unique atmosphere for kids and allows them to play in a dynamic, fun and educational environment that is bound to get everyone excited! Play World will light up Sydney’s ICC this October school holidays where kids aged 4 to 12 can let their creativity and imagination run free. Get ready to play with the latest games from Nintendo, go on a musical adventure with The Beanies, laugh until your bellies hurt with The Listies, take part in drumming workshops and explore the world where kids’ imagination is the only limit.

Good to Know: Play World Australia gives kids the opportunity to learn and educate themselves on some crazy skills; from intricate coding with the experts from Code Camp to creating beautiful flower crowns with Sydney Flower School. Play World Australia are proud to support Kids Helpline as the official charity partner.

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darling Harbour

When: October 5-6, 2019 Time: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday

Cost: Tickets: Kids 4-12 years $19.95. General Admission: 13+ Years $24.96 Tiny Tots: 0 – 3 Years: FREE

Contact: Tickets are on sale now at https://www.playworldaustralia.com.au/en/Tickets.html.

Manly Surf Guide Surfing Lessons, Dee Why

What could be better for little locals? Manly Surf Guide has made teaching surfing their business and in the school holidays they run surf camps that operate from Dee Why Beach from 10am-2pm. On the camp kids will learn:

  • Ocean safety & surf etiquette
  • Ocean & wave positioning
  • Paddling & catching waves
  • Control, standing up & riding waves

Good to Know: Surf school is for beginners to intermediate levels, for kids aged 6 to 15 years old. What’s included: 2 x surf Lessons, use of surfboard and wetsuit, lunch and beach games, surf education

Cost: 1 day $79 per head or 5 day package $350 per head (days can be split up over the holiday period

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/msguide/

Swoop Physical Theatre, Collaroy

Swoop Physical Theatre has been highly recommended in the NBL Facebook Group and it sounds like everything kids could wish for. School holiday activities include: hula hooping, juggling, static trapeze, silks, acrobalancing, stilt walking, tight-wire walking, acrobatic jumps and dynamic tumbling. “A guest tutor will be teaching aerials from 12-3pm each day. We also play lots of games and work with each participant at their own level.”

Good to Know: These workshops are for ages 6 and up. Existing Swoop students are also welcome. Circus works best with a wide range of ages! We have children aged 6-15 regularly attending.
– Please pack morning tea, lunch and an extra snack (circus is hungry work!) as well as a big bottle of water.
– Shorts, leggings, t-shirts/singlets are recommended. Please do not wear jeans or skirts.
– Kids will be given 20 minutes for morning tea and 45 minutes for lunch. The hall has kitchen facilities available (fridge etc) if needed.

When: 8th, 9th and 10th October 2019. 9-3pm
Location: Collaroy Masonic Hall
Cost: $200 for 3 days, $130 for 2 days or $68/day ​

​To book, simply email swoop.physicaltheatre@gmail.com with your child’s name and age. You can also text Danielle these details on 0411 512 049. Too easy 😉


Harry Potter Potions Workshop, Brookvale

A magical workshop for kids these holidays. Image: Northern Beaches Council

Fans of Harry Potter – or even just mixing stuff together – will enjoy this workshop held at Warringah Mall Library. The ingredients aren’t familiar, but they sound suitably gooey! “Discover the ancient art of potion making, using authentic magical ingredients such as bubotuber pus, crushed gurdeyroot powder and tentaculargel.”

Good to Know: Suitable for ages 8 – 12. Bookings are essential and open Monday Sept 9.

When: Tue, 1 October 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Warringah Mall Library, 145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Cost: $8 per child

Contact: For bookings https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/harry-potter-potions-workshop-at-warringah-mall-library-tickets-69824973375

If you know of or run a school holiday activity please get in touch via naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au so we can add it to the Guide.

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