We’ve found shark encounters, ice skating, Monster Jump, campfires, magic shows, and all the coolest winter school holiday camps – pottery, cooking, tennis, coding, Ninja and cheer camp! With something for everyone, it’s going to be the most fun ever. Book quick!..

Evolve Sports Winter School Holiday Camps


Evolve Tennis presents the ULTIMATE KIDS WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP

Evolve is bringing you the most exciting grassroots winter 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: Early Bird Discounts 10-15%, Sign up 2 kids get the second 50% off, FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…Free Pizza Lunch Fridays!!

Bookings: 1300 391 552

Website: https://evolvetennisacademy.com/book-now/

Ninja Kids Winter School Holiday Programs, Brookvale

Did you know that hiding behind the back of Brookvale is one of Sydney’s best Ninja Warrior gym’s and it’s just for kids? As well as regular term-time kids classes and birthday parties, we’re running full-day school holiday camps these winter school holidays!!

The gym is fitted out with a big range of obstacles – from warped walls and cargo nets to trampolines and spider walls. There are also monkey bars, slack lines, salmon ladders, rock walls and a foam pit!

Our camps are running every week day of the holidays 8.30am-3pm – $70 per day and you can sign your kids up for as many days as you like. We also offer morning sessions from 8.30am until 12pm if your kids aren’t up for a whole day of Ninja-ing.

Trained coaches will make sure you kids have loads of fun in our fully structured program of lessons and games.

Where: 2/130 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale

When: Every day of the school holidays

Crockd Pottery Classes, Fairlight

Let’s get our kids out of their heads and into their hands with this 2-hour immersive pottery workshop. Designed for kids aged 6-12 years old. Book one, or multiple dates.

Kiss and drop your kiddies with our WCCC certified teachers.

This workshop also includes a complimentary glazing class so you can custom glaze and fire your masterpiece in our hot to trot kiln.

Where: 243 Sydney Rd, Fairlight

When: 9 July

Time: 10am – 12pm

How to Book: https://studios.crockd.com/products/kids-school-holiday-claycamp

Gymstars Cheer and Dance Winter School Holiday Camps

WINTER HOLIDAY CAMP bookings are now OPEN at Gymstars.com.au. Drop off at 9am. Pick up 3pm. $60 for a full day of activities. ☃️

❄️Cheerleading and Dancing
☃️Acro and Tumbling
❄️Arts & Craft
☃️ Hot chocolate making
❄️ Friendship bracelet making
☃️Games

Everyone is welcome Ages 5 and over. Come along to have some fun, make new friends and keep warm & active these school holidays! Kids will need to bring their own morning tea, lunch and a drink bottle.

Dates: 10th & 11th July

Cost: $60pp

Time: 9am-3pm

Website: Gymstars.com.au

Camp Blue, Manly

No more parent guilt about dropping your child at a holiday program. Give them the experience of a unique and enriching Day Camp at Camp Blue, where they go beyond ordinary vacation care to create a dynamic and immersive environment for children to explore, learn, and thrive.

The Day Camps are more than just a way to pass the time during school breaks; they are vibrant communities fostering a sense of belonging, personal development, and pure enjoyment for every child.

Available for children in Kindy through to Year 9, the Camp Blue Manly program will be operating for two weeks these school holidays based out of Stella Maris College Benedict Campus. Combining the incredible facilities of Stella Maris with nearby Keirle Park, Lagoon Reserve and the iconic Manly Beach, the Camp Blue school holiday programs are diverse, unique and never boring!

Activities for Winter School Holiday Camp include Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Art, Drama Club, Makerspace, Beach Games, Rockpool Swim, Just Dance, Glee, Surfing, Curiosity Lab and much more. All are facilitated by our amazing team of staff in a supportive and vibrant atmosphere.

Dates: July 8-12 and July 15-19. Standard daily hours 8.30am – 5.00pm, with extended care available.

Location: Stella Maris Manly, PIttwater Road.

Cost: $147 – CCS available (cost with max % CCS per day –   $44.83 )

Phone: 9400 9413 Email: manly@campblue.com.au

Website: https://campblue.com.au/

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/campblue/

Website/booking link: www.campblue.com.au

The Young Chefs’ Kitchen, Manly – For Teens!

We’re firing up the burners again at Roving Larder Cooking School, and we want YOU to join the feast!

Dive into the “Flavours of Mexico” Fiesta. Make tortillas from scratch and enjoy frappes that’ll make you say, “More, por favor!”

Take a “Stateside Eats” Adventure and create sliders (yes! buns too!!!). Indulge in heavenly doughnuts and push it all down with a delicious Smoothie.

Say “Ciao” to “Bella Italia” Extravaganza. Roll pasta like the pros, fill cannoli with dreams, and sip on hot chocolate that’s a hug in a mug.

“Bonjour” sophisticated flavours with a French twist. Master quiches and flip tarte Tatins like a Parisian pâtissier.

It’s a “Pizza Party” Showdown. Make dough and create saucy masterpieces, plus milkshakes that dance in your mouth.

Embark on an “Asian Bites” Odyssey. Fold gyoza like origami and make bubble tea.

Rise and shine with our “Breakfast Special,” where eggs and pancakes are crafted with love and flair.

For sweet-toothed chefs, our “Sweet Temptations” Delight offers brownies, macaroons, and cookies that’ll have you baking for more.

Don’t let this gourmet journey pass you by. Book here!

Location: Roving Larder – Manly Cooking School, 2 Gunner Road, MANLY

Dates: 15 – 19 July

Times: 9 AM Morning sessions & 1 PM Afternoon sessions

Good to know: Everything is provided. Please wear closed shoes for safety reasons. High school students only

Booking link: https://rovinglarder.com.au/teens

Code4Fun at Warringah Mall

Want to learn how to code your own app or game?

Whether you’re brand new to coding or have some experience, we have the workshop for you with Code4Fun offering both Beginner and Intermediate sessions at the Library these School Holidays. Ages 7-12.

Both the Beginner and Intermediate workshops will be using Scratch, a free online educational platform developed by MIT. All equipment and materials are provided. Attendees will be able to save their projects online and access them from home after the workshop is over. Bookings essential, limited spaces.

Beginner and Intermediate level:

  • Beginner workshop (Aimed at ages 7-11): Learn the basics of block-based coding. No experience required. The main goal of this workshop is to introduce computer science and coding through game creation. Children will learn about loops, if statements, variables and how they all work together in a computer program.
  • Intermediate workshop (Aimed at ages 8 – 12): Learn more advanced algorithms. Best for those with some coding experience. The main goal of this camp is to introduce attendees to more sophisticated computer science and maths concepts. Attendees will use the X & Y coordinate system, angles and degrees, decimal and negative numbers, variables, loops and if statements and learn more about coding logic.

When: Warringah Mall, Tue 9 July, 2-3pm – Beginner
Warringah Mall, Wed 10 July, 11am-12pm – Intermediate
Forestville, Tue 16 July, 11am-12pm – Beginner
Forestville, Wed 17 July, 10-11am – Intermediate

Where: Warringah Mall Library

Website: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/code4fun-warringah-mall

Tuff Nutterz Giant Obstacle Course, Mona Vale

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is setting up at St Ives Oval these school holidays. “The event features Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle course (300m long), sure to provide an exhilarating experience for both kids and adults alike. Tuff Nutterz welcomes all ages to participate and enjoy the fun (Parents with kids under 5 years old can bounce for free!) So, whether you’re looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your little ones, or you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a new adventure, Tuff Nutterz has something for everyone!”

Where: Mona Vale & Centennial Park

When: 8th – 10th June 2024 (Mona Vale) and 11 – 21 July (Centennial Park)

Ticketshttps://www.tuffnutterz.com/tuffnutterznsw-act

Kids on the Coast, Narrabeen

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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).

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

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

Major Fun Indoor Play Centre, Freshwater

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.

Don’t forget your socks! Bookings and further information here: https://www.majorfun.com.au/freshwater/explore

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!

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

Mini Maestros, Chatswood

Illustration credit: Peter Engel

‘Once upon a time, long, long ago there lived a beautiful Queen… Actually, it wasn’t long, long ago. It was long, long, long, long… long, long, long, long…LONG ago. The Queen’s name was Tyrannosaurus Regina, which means “Tyrant Queen of the Lizards” and she was queen of all the dinosaurs.’

Get your rumble on with Maestro George Ellis and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for a ‘rex-cellent’ musical performance these winter school holidays. In this ‘dino-mite’ adventure, join Queen Regina and other scaly friends as they get ready for the dinosaurs’ annual carnival.

‘Carnival of the Dinosaurs’ is sure to delight children and their families with interactive melodic moments, a ‘tricera-top’ suite of music, and of course, opportunities to stomp, chomp and roar. It is the perfect introduction to live music for little ones and a chance to get up close and personal with an orchestra.

Don’t miss out on a day of ‘stego-smiles’.

When: Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Website: https://www.willoughbysymphony.com.au/Events/Mini-Maestros

The Ultimate Magic Show, Cammeray

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: July 10

Cost: $20 (+ $2 booking fee)

Tickets: (click here) 

Puppeteria 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 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 for the winter School Holiday period 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

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

Monster Jump, Moore Park

The Monster Jump is an inflatable obstacle course suitable for everyone, including adults! Children under 4 need to be accompanied by an adult.

You can slide, climb, bounce your way through more than 30 obstacles in the giant structure which is a colourful air filled adventure set up in the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter.

You just need to bring socks (or you can also purchase at the gate) for those taking part and a picnic rug for those observing, then sit back and enjoy the fun! Bookings recommended, and you’ll need to arrive 30 minutes before your session.

Where: Sydney Entertainment Quarter

When: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Cost: 2 hour pass (5 years and over) $35; 2 hour toddler ticket (under 5 years + caregiver) $35

Loctation: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park

Website: https://www.monsterjump.com.au/

Bondi Festival and Ice Skating

winter events - Bondi Festival

Set on the iconic shores of Bondi Beach, the Bondi Festival is an arts festival that takes place across a number of different venues over 17 days and nights.

There’s an ice rink on Campbell Parade, a ferris wheel on Queen Elizabeth Drive, and events at the Bondi Pavilion.

Performances include live shows from artists and comedians, theatre and cabaret shows, art exhibitions and interactive experiences.

There are some ticketed and some free events, but its recommended to buy tickets in advance.

When: 5 – 21 July 2024

Where: Bondi Beach 

Details: www.bondifestival.com.au

Walk On The Wild Side, Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is unleashing its wild side these school holidays, with an array of creative activities, hands-on workshops, and thrilling performances inspired by the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Get up close and personal with the Sharks of Sydney Harbour with Erth Theatre’s unmissable new performance experience, star in your own wildlife documentary in a TV Presenting Workshop, become the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year in our Cockatoo Island Photography Workshop, encounter fantastical creatures in our Fintastic Friday program, or participate in many of our other exciting exhibitions, trails, workshops, and encounters.

See the full school holiday program head to the website.

Website: https://www.sea.museum/

Zoo Adventures at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique school holiday program, as they join in animal themed activities and meet our wonderful keepers who care for the animals that live at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

When: 

Week 1: 8 July – 12 July

Week 2: 15 July – 19 July

Start: 08:30 am End: 03:30 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Where: Taronga Zoo

Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/art-now-kids-holiday-workshop-future-play

Aladino The Musical, Chatswood

Musical makers club proudly presents Aladino the musical!

Performed by our rising stars and mini stars program participants.

Embark on a magical journey with Aladino the musical, a timeless tale of love, adventure, and the power of friendship. Written by Edgardo Lar, this enchanting musical theatre production follows the journey of Aladino as he discovers a magical lamp, unleashing a genie who grants him three wishes. Thrill to the iconic scenes of soaring carpet rides, encounters with a scheming sorcerer, and the pursuit of true love.

Join us for an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with dazzling spectacle and heartwarming moments that will leave you spellbound!

Saturday 6 July 2024 performed by Forestville & Bellevue Hill rising stars cast and mini stars. 

Monday 8 July 2024 performed by Annandale & Allawah rising stars and mini stars.

When:

  • Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  • Monday, 08 July 2024 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Where: Zenith Theatre and Convention Centre, Chatswood

Website: (click here) 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chatswood

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider.

The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 & 91-Storey Treehouses will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Don’t miss out!

When:

Sunday, 07 July 2024 01:00 PM
Sunday, 07 July 2024 03:00 PM
Monday, 08 July 2024 10:00 AM
Monday, 08 July 2024 12:00 PM
Monday, 08 July 2024 03:00 PM
Tuesday, 09 July 2024 10:00 AM

Where: The Concourse

Link: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar/

The Gruffalo’s Child, Chatswood

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Running Time: Approx 55 minutes (no interval)

Children 12 months and under are admitted free, provided they are seated on a parent/carer’s lap. A ticket is required for everyone 12 months and over. Limited booster seats are available in the theatre (first-come, first-served).

When:

Friday, 12 July 2024 10:00 AM
Friday, 12 July 2024 12:00 PM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 10:00 AM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 12:00 PM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 03:00 PM
Sunday, 14 July 2024 10:00 AM
Sunday, 14 July 2024 12:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Link: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-gruffalos-child/

Creatures of Australia Experience, Sydney Olympic Park

Creatures of Australia, a stunning interactive digital experience showcasing some of Australia’s most beautiful and unique animals, is set to launch at Sydney’s Fever Pavilion at Sydney Olympic Park on July 5, 2024.

In an exclusive world-first WILD cinematic experience, arriving just in time for the winter school holidays, families and nature lovers can explore the extensive Australian wildlife through a captivating compilation of high-speed cinematography, larger-than-life projections, and immersive, experiential spaces.

The ten wildlife projections will offer an immersive journey into their animalistic behaviours, offering a new and colourful insight and education into our country’s most mysterious, cute and dangerous creatures promising an unforgettable experience.  From close-up views of kookaburras to detailed observations of koalas, kangaroos, and reptiles, guests will be transported into the natural habitats of these remarkable species.

Where: Fever Pavilion, Sydney Olympic Park

When: From July 5, various sessions available

Tickets: From $25 via https://feverup.com/m/181810

 

 

 

Have we missed any great school holiday activities? Contact us via northernbeaches@thelivingcollective.com.au and keep checking back in as we’ll keep adding to the list!

 

 

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