We were thrilled to find so many great activities and events on for kids on the Beaches and across Sydney this summer! Here’s the list so far and we’ll keep adding to it. Book quick for some of these due to number restrictions, and please get in touch if you know of or are holding a great activity…
Evolve Sports, Northern Beaches
Evolve Tennis Academy & Game Ready Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroots school holiday camps on the Northern Beaches. 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…
When: 4th Jan – 22nd Jan (7.30am-5pm)
Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm)
Discounts for full week bookings…
Contact: (02) 9971-0644
Skateboard Art Workshop, Brookvale
Are you between the age 8- 18 and love art / skateboarding? This is the perfect workshop for you! Located in a creative space at Brookvale, this workshop will be fun, bringing your creativity alive,and you also get to bring home an artistic skateboard made by you!
When 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th of December (4 LESSONS INCLUDED)
Where Shuffle Studio, Brookvale. 10d/106 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
For any questions, please DM Shuffle on Facebook/Instagram, or e-mail email@example.com.
Cricket Camp and Basketball Clinic, Mosman and Terrey Hills
These summer holidays, Mosman Church of England Preparatory School, is excited to once again partner with Cricket Appeal to offer a two-day cricket clinic at Balmoral Oval and a basketball clinic at the School.
The clinics are open to boys and girls, and are a great opportunity to learn new skills, improve techniques and make new friends. Spaces are limited, book your spot now. Hope to see you there!
Cost $80 per day for a single player.
When: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 January
Time: 8am – 3.30pm
Carlile Swimming, Killarney Heights & Freshwater
Jump into Carlile Swimming’s holiday program!
Looking for a fun, holiday activity that can boost your child’s confidence and swimming skills then you’ll find it at Carlile Swimming. The summer holiday swimming program is on weekly for three weeks from January 4.
- A lesson every day for a week! If your child is currently in lessons, then there is no better way to help them progress with the skills they are trying to master. Cost is a discounted $100 for a week, you effectively pay for four lessons and get one FREE!
- Specialised Clinics for Mastering Butterfly and Breaststroke, Dives and Turns or being Carnival Ready. Coaches work with your child on the specific areas they need to improve. These can be booked individually for $23.25 per clinic.
Sessions and schedules vary at each pool and you can book now at the Carlile pool which suits you:
Killarney Heights –(02) 9451 3677
Freshwater – (02) 9137 4545
Castle Cove – (02) 9417 2060
Balmoral Watersports Multi-activity School Holiday Camp
Book your child in for 1,3 or 5 days of fun on the water and on the beach!! Days are split into 3 sessions with morning tea and lunch break.
We also have a range of sailing boats, kayaks, SUP and windsurfers to hire 7 days a week.
Age from 5 to 15yo. Must be able to swim.
Price starts at $177
When: December 7th for 6 weeks.
Debating and Public Speaking, Speaking Schools Australiasia
Speaking Schools Australasia will be running fun LIVE online and a limited number of face-to-face programs to help students build their confidence in Debating and Public Speaking over the Summer break. Come and join either a four-day online workshop, or head over to Southern Cross Vocational College, Burwood and choose one of the two or three-day workshops.
When: 11-14 January or 18-21 January 2021.
Time: 9:30 am – 1 pm with a half-hour break.
Cost: From $180
Where: Southern Cross College, Burwood (17 Comer St, Burwood)
When: 18- 22 January 2021
Time: Staggered Start and Finish Times
Cost: From $220 W: https://speakingschools.com.au/
Let’s Get Merry… And Go Round!, Luna Park Sydney
Christmas Season is here, and Luna Park Sydney wants to celebrate with you! Join Lunabob & Lunabelle and get your Santa photo!
“Spin, twirl and twist your way around the Park for the great price of $50 per person! You’ll receive park entry, unlimited rides, fantastic entertainment and MUCH more! Not to mention our latest rides Power Surge and Round Up! Don’t forget, Santa will be visiting through the day for that special photo and our elves will whirl up some merry-goodness at the X-mas Factor show. With special seasonal treats, there is no better way to spend your silly season!
Good to Know: Unlimited Rides includes our two new rides: Power Surge and Round Up! Open Saturdays and Sundays until 19th December, then open daily until 24th December. Limited tickets available. Must book online in advance.
Dates: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Dec
Times: Day sessions – 10:30am – 4pm Every Sat/Sun (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20) and 21, 22, 23, 24 Dec
Evening Sessions – 5pm – 10.30pm (Saturday nights): 5, 12, 19 Dec
Pre-Christmas fun for the young ones is being taken care of by the Northern Beaches Council’s Kid on the Coast – Christmas Rangers’ school holiday program. Activities suitable for ages 6-12 years include a bushwalk, a science experiment and some Christmas craft and games. Remember to bring a hat, a refillable water bottle, some morning tea (nut-free) and enclosed wet shoes. The program’s being run between December 17-23 from 10am to 3pm. Book here.
Address: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen, NSW 2101
Phone: 1300 000 232 (Hillary Hay)
Fuel your child’s imagination with a stage show that will immerse them into a multi-sensory world. Here are four productions you and the family can enjoy these holidays:
The Wind in the Willows
From 6 to 24 January, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will host the critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production of The Wind in the Willows. Watch the Head Chief Rabbit transform the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ear and a wiggle of the nose. The ‘young rabbits’ will be encouraged to join in the action, scream and sing along all the way through the interactive adventure.
Address: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tickets: $20 to $30 per person over 12 months old.
Room on the Broom on Stage
A cat and a witch sat on a broom, grinning as they fly high in the air. But a strong wind blows and takes away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Luckily, a dog, bird and frog find her lost things but as they sit on the broom for a ride, snap it breaks from the weight of five. That’s the high energy treat you and the young ones will be in store for with the Room on the Broom! There are two shows each day between 14 to 17 January with varied timings. Find more info here.
Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Tickets: $36, $45.
MINI MAESTROS – Mimi’s Symphony
Children’s entertainer Justine Clarke and conductor George Ellis lead a beautiful children’s concert where a little magpie, blown from her nest, learns to survive in the suburbs, and brings all the animal gangs together in a joyous symphony.
It’s playing at Chatswood’s Concert Hall on 20 January between 10am to 11am and then again from 1pm to 2pm.
Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
The 91 Storey Treehouse on Stage
The CDP Kids presents The 91 Storey Treehouse, an adaptation of the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Follow the adventures of Andy, Terry and Jill in an engaging mix of song, physical comedy, puppetry and more. Kids between the age of 6-12 will absolutely love it!
The show runs from 20 to 24 January with multiple performances on most days. Find more info here.
Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Ticket: $36, $45.
Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo
Swing, step and climb at Wild Ropes in Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo and wave a big hello to the koalas, emus and kangaroos at the Australian Walkabout. It’s the perfect activity for kids who love a fun challenge. The course can take from 45 minutes to two hours depending on the type of package and path you choose. Wild Ropes is welcoming all visitors every Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. For more information and rules on COVID-Safety, visit Taronga Zoo’s website.
Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Tickets: From $22.
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. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 with sessions running between 8 December to 21 January (9am to 4pm).
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.
Address: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives
Cost: $70 per child.
The Australian Museum
Image: James Morgan courtesy of the Australian Museum
After a massive $57.5 million building transformation that took 15 months, the Australian Museum reopens to the public on 28 November (10am to 5pm). To celebrate, for a limited time, Museum general entry is free!
These holidays, families can also travel back in time 66 millions years ago in a special interactive exhibition “Tyrannosaurus – Meet the Family’.
“This summer the world’s most feared dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, comes crashing out the Cretaceous and into the new blockbuster gallery at the Australian Museum. But watch out, the 13-metre-long, saw-toothed predator isn’t coming alone – the whole tyrannosaur clan will be roaring to meet you. Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex, run for your life in a virtual experience, you can even hatch a dino egg in this interactive exhibition.”
Please note the AM’s major exhibition, Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family requires a paid ticket.Address: 1 William Street, Sydney
Book here: https://australian.museum/exhibition/tyrannosaurs-meet-the-family/#tickets