We love uncovering fun events, workshops, camps and courses for kids for School Holidays, and this July there’s so much happening locally and further afield – including two of the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle courses!

Evolve Sports School Holiday Camps


Evolve Tennis Academy & Prodigy Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroots school holiday camps. 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 our Camps than any other location on the Northern Beaches and it comes as no surprise considering what’s on offer…

Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…
Bookings: (02) 9971-0644
Website: https://evolvetennisacademy.com/book-now/

Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club

Join us for a day of gymnastics, games, activities, moves and leap into our giant foam pit.

Our holiday program is suitable for all School Age Kids and is a great opportunity to make new friends. All staff are fully accredited and WWC checked and will keep the kids entertained the entire day. MWGC is the perfect venue for your children to spend their holidays! You can trust us to care and look after everyone and bring out glowing smiles.

Age: 5 yrs +

What to bring:  water bottle, healthy packed lunch and snacks

Dates: 3RD – 7TH, 10TH – 14TH JULY

Times: 8.30-3.00PM



Booking contact/website link: Bookings | Manly Warringah Gym Club | Cromer (mwgymclub.com)

Kids Cupcake Decorating Workshop – World Chocolate Day at Harbord Diggers

Back by popular demand and to celebrate World Chocolate Day. Join us for Kids Cupcake Decorating! 6 Sessions are available, each session goes for 30 minutes each. Includes a complimentary coffee for Mum or Dad – voucher will be provided on the day.

Suitable for from the age of 3 – 12 years. This event is extremely popular so we recommend booking immediately to avoid missing out.

Location: 88 Evans St

Date and time: Fri 7th Jul 2023, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: $12 per child + Booking fee (Members Only)

How to book: https://events.humanitix.com/kids-cupcake-decorating-workshop-world-chocolate-day-at-harbord-diggers/tickets

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.

Where: Ice Skating Spectacular, Mona Vale

When: Saturday 1 July 2023 – Sunday 16 July 2023 – multiple sessions available daily from 11am.

Cost: $15-$20


Kids on the Coast

Image: Northern Beaches Council

“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).
Address: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Website: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal-environment-centre/school-holiday-program

Drawing Workshop: Memory and Making

Suitable for ages 8 – 14 yrs

Come draw with contemporary artist Lisa Woolfe, who will guide a creative drawing activity, using coloured pencils and inks, that commemorates or celebrates an achievement, special person, or life event, inspired by our ‘Ink in the Lines‘ exhibition. Participants will be able to take home their unique ‘self-portraits’.

Lisa Woolfe is an artist living and working on Cammeraygal land in Sydney’s North. She situates her work in the field of expanded drawing, making two-dimensional drawings on paper and three-dimensional drawings that she calls drawings in space.

All materials included. Bring your own refreshments.

Location: Manly Art Gallery & Museum 1a West Esplanade

Date and time: 3 July 2023 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

How to book: https://events.humanitix.com/drawing-workshop-memory-and-making

Teddy Bears’ Sleepover at Glen Street

Your teddy bear is invited to sleep over at the library! Bring your teddy bear or toy along for this special story time, as we read stories and sing songs before you farewell your toy for the night.  What might they get up to? Find out all the mischief and fun on collection the next day. Aimed ages 3+

Free, bookings recommended

Location: Glen Street Library, Corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road

Date and time: 5 July 2023 – 05:00 pm to 05:45 pm

How to book: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/teddy-bears-sleepover-glen-street 

Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Glen St Theatre

Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits are ready to delight and disgust, in equal measure. Mr and Mrs Twit are the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet. Both are on a quest to be meaner than the other – but, is there someone out there who can out-twit the Twits?

Packed with Dahlicious mischief, hilarious mayhem and big belly laughs, The Twits is an unmissable fun for all ages, from shake & stir theatre co the award-winning team behind the sold out seasons of Fantastic Mr Fox, Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and George’s Marvellous Medicine. You’ve read the book – it’s time to experience this family classic from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller live on stage. You won’t believe your (glass) eyes.

Location: Glen Street Theatre

Date and time: Fri 07 Jul – Sat 08 Jul 2023

Cost: $30

How to book: https://glenstreet.com.au/whats-on/roald-dahls-twits

WAC Inflatable Fun and Diving Boards – July School Holidays

Get ready for some serious fun with our giant inflatable and diving boards at Warringah Aquatic Centre, Monday through to Friday of the July school holidays.

Inflatable Fun

  • Monday 3 July – Friday 7 July- 12:30  -3:30
  • Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July – 12:30 – 3:30

Diving Boards

  • Monday 3 July – Friday 7 July- 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July – 10:30am-3:30pm


No booking required. Swim test on arrival. You must complete a swim test to receive your wristband. Some T&C’s to make sure everyone has fun and is safe:

  • No wristband – no ride
  • Floatation aids and goggles are not permitted
  • Maximum age – 14 years
  • Maximum height – 1.7m
  • Follow lifeguard direction at all times

Location: Warringah Aquatic Centre

Pricing: $7.20

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! Perfect for spring school holidays!

Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Opening hours: School and Public Holidays Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm

Website: https://treetopsadventure.com.au/location/st-ives/

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids Activities

Get your young ones to step into nature at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives and enjoy the great outdoors with adventure-based play activities these spring school holidays. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. Depending on the session you choose, your kids could be learning bush survival skills, bushcraft and camping and so much more. Visit the Ku-ring-gai Council website for further details.
Location: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives
Cost: $70 per child.
Book by clicking here

St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground, St Ives

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!

When you’re done there’s a spectacular new playground to explore as well! Perfect for spring school holidays!

Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Opening hours: School and Public Holidays Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm

Website: https://treetopsadventure.com.au/location/st-ives/

Paint It Red Winter Festival, St Ives 

This family winter festival is a community event to remember, held at St Ives showground over two days in July.  It will feature a diverse food truck line-up, a huge market stall selection, as well as all your favourite carnival games and rides. There’s entertainment for everyone including face painting and fireworks, all for an entry fee of just $2. You can purchase wristbands for the rides at the event.

Dates: Friday July 7, 4pm – 10pm & Saturday July 8, 12pm-10pm 

Location: St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Road

Cost: $2 entry

Website: https://www.facebook.com/paintitredAU

Indigenous Workshop, St Ives

Bring your children along to a special workshop that offers a hands on and immersive experience on Indigenous culture. The Didgeridoo master will perform with native animal sounds and stories through the didgeridoo. There will also be storytelling, artefacts, weaponry and bush survival. Best suited for kids between 8-12 years.

Dates: Tuesday 4 July, 10-11.30am

Location: St Ives Showground, Douglas Pickering Pavilion, 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Booking: click here 

Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks

Explore the stories of shipwrecks like never before at this Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition. Brickwerks combines real shipwreck artifacts, hands-on interactives and audio-visual experiences with LEGO® models designed by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught. (He’s one of 14 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere). At the exhibition, kids can try different archaeology techniques, sink the Vasa warship, rebuild the portico from the Batavia wreck, see if they’d survive the Titanic sinking and build their own LEGO® models.

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum

When: Until late 2023

Cost: Starting at $12

Booking: https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/brickwrecks

Mini Maestros, Chatswood

Culture Bites Mini Maestros

Th enchanting Peter and the Wolf, the story of a young boy and his animal friends, will be brought to life by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra led by charismatic conductor George Ellis and the evocative narration of Australian author and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke.

The playful melodies of the flute, haunting strains of the oboe and the bold brassy sounds of the horns each portray a different character in this much-loved classic, creating a captivating symphonic experience for all ages. Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of Peter and the Wolf with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

When: 7 July

Pricing: All Tickets $30

Booking: https://aucentury.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/108830

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: July 6 – July 16, 9am – 5pm

Tickets: https://www.tuffnutterz.com/tuffnutterznsw-act

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: Thursday July 6

Cost: $15 (+ $2 booking fee)

Tickets: https://norths.com.au/events/jonus-jost-the-ultimate-magic-show/

The Coal Loader Kids Trail, Waverton

The Coal Loader
If you’re searching for something fun (and free!) to do with the kids, have a look at the kids’ trail on The Coal Loader website. It’s a mobile-friendly, self-timed way for your kids to explore the great outdoors whilst finding listed items and answering fun questions. They’ll uncover the site’s history, all its sustainability features, native planting, food gardens, bats, chickens and more. All you have to do is head to their website and use your mobile to navigate the trail. Easy!

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holiday
Image: Puppeteria Theatre

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 spring school holidays 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/

S’mores at The Greens, North Sydney

Do a little campsite cooking in the School Holidays around the campfires at The Greens! Step 1 -Melt the marshmallow to your liking over the fire Step 2 – Make a sandwich using the biscuits on the outside and the chocolate on the inside Step 3 – Place the warm, gooey marshmallow in between, and watch it all melt together ready for you to eat

Location: 50 Ridge Street North Sydney

Monster Jump, The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

Attention, adventure enthusiasts of all ages! Australia’s most thrilling inflatable obstacle course has arrived, and it’s ready to unleash a wave of excitement like never before! 😲 🙌

Come check out Monster Jump as the massive obstacle course bounces into the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney from 1st-16th July.

The Monster Jump course is the newest inflatable obstacle course to land in Australia! It is great for everyone, child or adult! Fun for the whole family! We encourage parents to join in!! U5’s are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, availability dependent. We suggest booking online to avoid disappointment.
Location: Sydney – Entertainment Quarter (122 Lang Road, Moore Park)
Dates: 1st – 16th July 2023 – mark your calendars now and come 1 day or ALL of them!
Experience: Fun for all ages with over 30 exciting obstacles to keep any kid or kidult entertained!

Website: https://monsterjump.com.au/

PCYC Northern Beaches

Looking for things to do in the upcoming school holidays?

PCYC NSW runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Our structured programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure we offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, gymnastics and boxing to painting, dance and crafts. From pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding, we have lots on offer!

Looking for school holidays activities while you’re vacation elsewhere in the state? PCYC membership gives you access to any of our 66 clubs! Drop your kids off for school holidays activities while you’re on your ‘staycation’!

PCYC Northern Beaches school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Our programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities that surround our clubs ensuring a cost-effective school holiday option for all families. We also accept Active and Creative Kids vouchers at all of our clubs.

Website: https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/northern-beaches/school-holidays

The Newport School Holiday Activities

July School Holidays Activities ae here!

Schools out and plays in. We’ve got you covered this school holidays. See the full list of activities we’ve got planned.
Week 1:

  • Monday, 3 July 2023: Cinema by the Sea – The Mighty Ducks. Popcorn, gelato and hot chocolate available .
  • Tuesday, 4 July 2023: Cupcake Decorating.
  • Wednesday, 5 July 2023: Beaded Keyring Making
  • Thursday, 6 July 2023: Mug Decorating – Friday, 7 July 2023 Science workshop

Week 2:

  • Monday, 10 July 2023: Cinema by the Sea – Super Mario Brothers. Popcorn, gelato and hot chocolate available
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023: Clay Modelling Workshop
  • Wednesday, 12 July 2023: Hogwarts Wizarding Workshop
  • Thursday, 13 July 2023: Magic Show
  • Friday, 14 July 2023: Slime Workshop

All activates are free of charge and first in first serve.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/thenewportsyd

Do you know of or run a School Holiday activity that should be in the Guide? Please get in touch via northernbeaches@thelivingcollective.com.au




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