Get set for winter wonderlands and super cool activities these winter school holidays, with bush adventures, a kindi farm, crazy science, rock climbing, kids’ shows, teddy bears’ picnics, tennis, ice skating and so much more. Some activities are free and will need to be booked fast! 

Evolve Sports, Northern Beaches

Evolve Tennis Academy & Game Ready Football unite these winter school holidays 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: (7.30am-5pm)

Mon 28th – Fri 2nd July
Mon 5th – Fri 9th July
 

Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) 

Discounts for full week bookings… 

Contact: (02) 9971-0644

Website: https://evolvesports.com.au/evolvesports-holiday-camps

Inspire Tennis, Terrey Hills Tennis Club

Inspire Tennis’ School Holiday Programs are fun, exciting and provide a learning pathway for every child. School holiday camps are held in a variety of convenient tennis club locations on the Northern Beaches and North Shore. It’s a brilliant way for kids to spend over 20 hours each week, improving their tennis skills. There is also flexibility with casual bookings, plus before & after care. The programs are held every week of the holiday period rain, hail or shine! 

Dates and Times:

June 28 to July 9 (Wed to Fri)

Half Day 9:30am till 12:30pm OR Full Day till 3pm. 

Location: Terrey Hills Tennis Club

Cost: From $37-$50 per day

How to Book: Online Registration System https://www.inspiretennis.com.au/location/tennis-lessons-terrey-hills-tennis-club/ OR Call 9498 1902

Harbord Diggers’ Winter School Holidays Weekend Fun & Major Fun

Harbord Diggers is celebrating winter school holidays with free Face Painting every Saturday on the Ocean Terrace from 10am-12pm, and a KindiFarm every Sunday from 9am-11am. 

And don’t forget to visit Major Fun, the newest indoor play centre on the Beaches!

“Come and experience the Northern Beaches’ most exciting new playcentre, Major Fun! Major Fun Freshwater has many features including:
👉Fully secured (gated) play venue
👉Multi-level play structure
👉Separate toddler play area
👉Interactive floors, slides and walls
👉Fully carpeted and air-conditioned
👉Comfy seating with free wifi
👉Two fully themed party rooms
👉Quality food and beverage menu
👉Ample undercover car park with wet weather access
Plus check out Drop & Dine which is available from Thursday – Saturday 6pm-9:30pm For more information & bookings please visit 👉 www.majorfun.com.au/majorfun-freshwater

Location: 88 Evans Street, Freshwater 

Website: https://harborddiggers.com.au/

Winter School Holidays at the Wildflower Garden, St Ives

Join us at the Wildflower Garden during the School Holidays for a variety of nature based activities for kids of all ages. We offer a full day program for primary aged children with a focus on fun and adventure, as well as our morning Nature Play sessions for children 0-5 and 4-6 years.

This winter we’ll learn Aboriginal Bush Skills, explore Off The Beaten Track, cook over a campfire, learn all about Animalia, try our hand at Bushcraft and Camping, create Nature Art and become Nature Detectives!

Details and Bookings: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Ku-ring-gai-Wildflower-Garden/Kids-programs/School-holidays-at-the-Wildflower-Garden

The 13-Storey Treehouse, The Concourse Chatswood

Would you please welcome to the stage…. Andy and Terry!

Yes that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. AND YOU’RE INVITED!

Curtain up! Today’s the day. There’s just one problem. They forgot to write it! And where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla? Luckily the theatre has an extensive prop and costume collection and some very impressive stage technology.

Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 13-Storey Treehouse has sold out at Sydney Opera House, and around Australia, and is brought to life with a seriously funny cast and magical moments of theatrical wizardry.

Cost: Premium $45, A Reserve $36

When: Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6PM
Friday, 9 July 2021, 10AM
Saturday, 10 July 2021, 10AM, 12PM, & 3PM
Sunday, 11 July 2021, 10AM, & 12PM

Bookings: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=13STOREY21

The Owl & The Pussycat, Glen Street Theatre Belrose

Ahoy! Come set sail in a pea green boat with the Owl and Pussycat for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay.

Adventure calls these winter school holidays and love conquers all in this charming and nostalgic musical journey with an irresistible blend of romance and nonsense. Be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical puffins. Meet colourful and eccentric new friends including a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig as they are brought to life on deck.

Created by a national team of award-winning artists based on Edward Lear’s beloved poem, this interactive journey will inspire, educate and enthral children and their families.

Location: Corner of Glen Street & Blackbutts Road Belrose

Dates: July 14-19

Tickets: $28 or $100 for a family of four

Bookings: https://glenstreet.com.au/whats-on/owl-and-pussycat-0

Winter in the Domain

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Doman presents ‘’Winter in the Domain”, a festival experience showcasing music, culture and entertainment in the heart of Sydney

From June 25 to July 18, The Domain will transform into a winterland featuring two unique spaces – Big Top and Winterpark.

The Big Top will host a diverse range of live performances from some of the Australia’s best artists and include family-friendly concerts.

From June 26, the area surrounding the Big Top will be transformed into a free Winterpark with activities for visitors of all ages and heated outdoor spots to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to the Winterpark where you can glide along the ice rink, jump on the family-friendly rides and taste a range of delicious food and drinks these winter holidays.

Entry for the Winterpark outside of concert times is free! For hours of operation CLICK HERE. Ride tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Booth inside the event. For ice skating session times and pre-purchase please follow the Winter in the Domain Facebook and Instagram.

For more information: https://winterinthedomain.com.au/

Winter School Holidays Ice Skating Spectacular, Pittwater RSL

Ice Skating Spectacular is coming to Pittwater this June/July school holidays. Join us for ice skating fun from Saturday 26 June and every day until Sunday 11 July at our pop-up ice skating rink located at Pittwater RSL.

Sessions are 45mins and start on the hour every day from 11am until 9pm.

Ideal for kids, families, parties, and for all ages! Why not bring your workmates in for a team-building session or EOFY celebrations (catering packages available)!

Use your NSW Discover voucher when you book before 30 June. To redeem your Discover vouchers visit the Club and see Guest Services on the lower floor of Pittwater RSL to purchase your tickets (sorry, Discover vouchers can not be redeemed online, only in person).

Hurry, tickets are selling fast. All-weather venue, suitable for all ages (4yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Cost: $20 adults (15yrs and over), $18 parent package (4yrs and under with parent – all 4yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult), $15 child (5-14yrs unassisted), Penguin skating aid available $5 extra

More information: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/ice-skating-spectacular-pittwater

Big Science Show, Mona Vale

See gigantic bubbles, flying toilet paper, hair-raising electricity experiments, bubbling liquid nitrogen demonstrations, levitating beach balls, volunteers on a nail chair, a giant gyroscope, fire balls, and much more!

Ages 6+. All attendees must purchase a ticket.

Bookings: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/big-science-show

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).

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

Contact: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal-environment-centre/school-holiday-program

 

PCYC Winter School Holidays Activities, Dee Why

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! 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 Creative Kids vouchers at all of our clubs.

Location: 40 Kingsway Dee Why
What to bring: Recess, Lunch, Water Bottle, Enclosed Shoes
Times: Drop Off – 8am-9am Program – 9am-3pm Pick Up – 3pm-4pm *Must be picked up by 4pm or $20 late fee will be charged.
Dates: 6-9 April and 12-16 April PLUS April 19
Cost: $65 per day

Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo

Image: Tim Coulson courtesy of 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. Book by clicking here Shows at The Concourse

Indoor Climbing, Umbrella Nine Co Brookvale

 Umbrella Nine Co is a family focused bouldering gym located in Warringah Mall. “We are keen on getting more kids into the climbing scene and wanted to create a space specifically for them and their families.” There is one main point of difference with this indoor climbing centre – no ropes! “The walls are obviously lower, and they are surrounded by soft padded mats (in case you fall). It’s fun, challenging and empowering. It is super social and best of all anyone can do it.”

UNCo Holiday camps are back these holidays by popular demand. ‘Our holiday camps blend climbing fun with a bit of relaxation too. Book now to grab your place as the groups are small. Head to our website, hit book now and put in the date you are looking for.


Location:
Shop 6010, Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/pg/umbrellanineco/about/ and website: https://umbrellanineco.com.au/

Teddy Bears’ Sleepover, Various Locations

Bring your teddy bear or soft toy friend along for this special evening story time at the library. We’ll be sharing stories, songs and rhymes.

Your teddy is then welcome to have a sleepover at the library. The next day come and collect your teddy and find out what they got up to after we left. All ages family event.

30 minute session. No bookings required. Pick teddy up from 9am the next day.

Enquiries: 8495 5028

Winter School Holidays Fun at the Australian Museum

Image: Anna Kucera


The Australian Museum offers a great day out during these winter school holidays. This winter they have several school holiday activities include archaeology workshops, theatre-making experiences, a prehistoric playground, exhibition tours and more.

For details visit https://australian.museum/event/school-holidays/

We’ll keep adding to the Winter School Holiday Guide, so check back in right up to and during the holidays for more great activities.

If you know of or run a school holiday activity and would like to add it to the list, please email naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au 

 

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