There’s SO MUCH on these April school holidays – kids can literally climb the walls at the House Down Under, or climb the trees at St Ives. There’s watersports, cheerleading, ninja, a dinosaur festival, tennis, Kids by the Coast, a Roller Derby – and more! Book fast for some…

Evolve Sports School Holidays Camps, Northern Beaches

Evolve Tennis Academy & Game Ready Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroots school holidays 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…

Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…
Dates: Mon 11th – Thurs 14th April
Tues 19th – Fri 22nd April (7.30am-5pm)
Locations: Avalon, Collaroy, Belrose, Roseville
Bookings: (02) 9971-0644 Website: https://evolvesports.com.au/evolvesports-holiday-camps

School Holidays at Harbord Diggers PLUS Major Fun Indoor Play Centre

Harbord Diggers always puts on fantastic school holiday activities – and most of them are free! Here’s what’s happening this April:

WED 13 MARCH: 11AM – 2PM: FREE BALLOONISTS – Grab some snacks and enjoy our free kids

SAT 16 MARCH: 12PM – 3PM: FACE PAINTING – Let the kids turn into Elsa or Spiderman with water-based paints.

MON 18 APRIL: 9AM – 11AM: KINDI FARM – Feed & pat all the animals including piglets and baby chickens

THURS 21 APRIL: 11AM – 2PM: FACE PAINTING – Let the kids turn into Elsa or Spiderman with water-based paints.

FRI 22 APRIL: 9AM – 11AM: KINDI FARM – Feed & pat all the animals including piglets and baby chickens!

See the website for more: https://harborddiggers.com.au/schoolholidays

And don’t forget Major Fun Indoor Play Centre is open at Harbord Diggers. “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.

We provide fun, educational and engaging play-based activities across the soft play zones, our high-level obstacle courses and projector slides and interactive elements like our projection wall, games mat and Max & Mala screens.” Don’t forget your socks! Bookings and further information here: https://www.majorfun.com.au/freshwater/explore

Aussie Gems, April School Holiday Program

Take your child on a fun adventure at the Aussie Gems Autumn School Holiday Program 2022! The best way to enjoy and learn at the same time.

  • 5 years and older are welcome
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Morning tea & lunch provided (GF/Vegetarian available)
  • 8 hours of non-stop fun
  • All types of activities including Ninja, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Free Play and a different craft activity to take home
  • Easter Special activity
  • Limited Spots
  • Prepaid Only

Good to Know:

– Drop off is any time from 8am to 9am at the latest. Pick up is between 3pm to 3:30pm. After 3:30pm you will be charged $1 per minute late. Please ensure you are on time.

– We provide morning tea and lunch; all you will need to bring is a drink bottle. We will be eating morning tea and lunch outside, if the weather is nice, so feel free to pack a hat and sunscreen.

– It is recommended that your child wear comfortable clothes they can move around in eg. a T-shirt, shorts, leggings etc. If your child is prone to accidents, please be sure to pack a spare pair of undies and pants.

– If your child has friends coming on the same day, they will be able to be in the same group. Please let the coaches know on the day and we can make this happen.

Dates: Monday 11th April, Tuesday 12th April, Wednesday 13th April, Thursday 14th April, Tuesday 19th April, Wednesday 20th April, Thursday 21st April and Friday 22nd April
Cost: $75 per day
Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest
Booking/contact details: Email: info@aussiegems.com.au Phone number: 02 9451 5706
Website: www.aussiegems.com.au/

Kids on the Coast

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“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.

What’s on for April: Rockpool Adventures, Junior Marine Biologist, Sea Kids Exploration, Our Brilliant Beach, Nature Detectives, Orienteering and Survival, Fossil Hunters, Survivor!

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). Please note – Active Kids Vouchers are not able to be accepted.
Address: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Website: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal-environment-centre/school-holiday-program

Balmoral Watersports School Holiday Activities

“Have Fun – Be Safe – Learn New Skills – Make New Friends” these school holidays!

Our “Multi-activity” water-sports camp offers different activities throughout the day, including Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and games on/off water, with a major emphasis on having fun, and gaining & improving water-sports skills!

Every day is a different day with changing weather conditions, new games and new challenges. We welcome kids with water-sports skills & abilities as well as total beginners. Our aim is to introduce kids to water sports, gain more confidence on the water, and learn sailing in a fun way. We also really encourage making new friends.

Kids can start from 5yrs up to 15 yrs, they must already be able to swim 25m confidently. We have 4 different age groups: 5 to 6yo; 7 to 9yo; 10 to 12yo; and 13 to 15yo. We will also make sure they are put together with friends on the 1st day if required. Be prepared for a fabulous week of fun and learning. It’s exactly where your kids want to be, rain or shine!

Good to know: Children are to bring their own packed lunch. The program will continue in wet weather conditions. Please ensure you or your child are aware of the weather forecast for the day and have packed accordingly.

Price: $550 for 5 days Monday to Friday
Dates: Apr 11, 2022 – Apr 15, 2022 and Apr 18, 2022 – Apr 22, 2022
Location: Balmoral Water Sports Center, Balmoral Sailing Club, The Esplanade, Mosman
Booking: Book here

Monsters and Aliens Puppet Workshops, Avalon Creative Space

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Let your kids express their inner monsters and aliens with puppetry at this imaginative and interactive workshop. The kids will discover various puppet types with live examples and then create their own puppet to take home. Perfect for curious, expressive, and creative children, ages 5-12.

Date: 11 & 18 April, 1pm & 3pm
Cost: $40
Tickets: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/monsters-aliens-puppet-workshops

Animation Workshops, Avalon Creative Space

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If your child loves moving images, film, music, and sound, then book them into Sardalya Creative’s Animation Workshops. Your child will bring a storyboard to life using mixed media and stop-motion animation (think Wallace & Gromit)! The end product will be delivered via e-mail so you can get ready with the popcorn to watch at home. Ideal for ages 11-15.

Date: 12 & 19 April, 1-4pm
Cost: $100
Tickets: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/animation-workshops

Roller Disco, PCYC, Dee Why

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Get your glam, sparkles, grunge, board shots and crazy wigs on and get down to Dee Why PCYC for a Roller Disco. Hosted during NSW Youth Week, this skating spectacular is a celebration of your kid’s unique sparkly self! There will be a rocking DJ, games, and prizes for the best dressed, best moves and more. BYO skates and blades are recommended but skates are available to hire or purchase in advance. The PCYC café will also be open for light refreshments. Roll on down!

Date: 12 & 19 April, 1-4pm
Cost: $20, Early bird: $18.50
Tickets: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/roller-disco-0

Kids’ Art Adventures, Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Art, sound, and movement collide at this creative school holiday workshop. Presented by multi-disciplinary artist Peta Morris, in collaboration with musician and artist, Noah Bloom, this engaging workshop will spark imaginative and creative play. Children are invited to explore the exhibition, Express Yourself 2022, and create a large collaborative experimental drawing inspired by the sounds of live piano, voice, and instruments.

Dates: 20 April, 10am-12pm
Cost: $25.20-$28
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kids-art-adventures-school-holiday-creative-workshop-5-11-years-tickets-288942794677

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids Activities

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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.
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.
Booking: Book by clicking here

Reptiles Up Close, Mona Vale

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Join us for an interactive reptile encounter these school holidays. This interactive reptile encounter aims to fascinate, inspire, educate and encourage a love for our reptile and amphibian friends and their environment.  During this hands on one hour show you will see multiple lizards, a bearded dragon, a freshwater turtle, green tree frog, pythons and a saltwater crocodile. This show is aimed at primary school aged children.

Date: April 20, 11am & 2pm
Show duration: One hour
Cost: $12
Booking: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/reptiles-close-mona-vale

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, Royal Botanic Gardens

Join the magical fairies on an exciting musical adventure at the Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies. In this family-friendly stage show, Tinkerbell and the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream embark on an enchanting adventure of song and dance in Bubble Land. Take part in the fun by dressing as a fairy, elf, Jedi, pirate or even a superhero, and pack a picnic (and perhaps some fairy bread)!

Dates: 9-24 April, 10-1pm daily
Cost Tue-Thur: $25, Family pass (4): $90, Fri-Sun: $30, Family pass (4): $110
Booking: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/What-s-on/Tinkerbell-The-Dream-Fairies

The Box Show, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Get ready for the most sustainable fun you’ve ever had at the Glen Street Theatre. This school holidays, the musical misfit Junkyard Beats will be presenting The Box Show. Watch ordinary household items be transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk come alive in exciting and surprising ways. This show is accessible to all ages and nationalities and will have you drumming, dancing, and laughing in your seat.

Dates: 13-14 April, 2pm & 4pm
Cost: $25-30, Family pass (4): $110
Booking: https://glenstreet.com.au/whats-on/box-show

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr, Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Based on the original Broadway production, Noteable Theatre Company proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Featuring the songs from the award-winning movie, this adaption is a story of transformation and tolerance. Will Belle break free from the spell of an enchantress and learn to love and be loved in return? A fun day our for the whole family!

Dates: 21-30 April
Cost: $27
Tickets: https://www.zeniththeatre.com.au/Whats-on/Events/Disneys-Beauty-and-The-Beast-Jr

Dinosaur Festival, Australian Museum

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Jurassic World dinosaurs have descended on the harbour city. This school holiday, the Australian Museum’s home of bones will be transformed into a six-day palaeontology party that will send you back 200 million years to the Age of Dinosaurs. The roaring free program features live experiments, performances, interactive activities, a closing night Dino Rave and more. While you’re there, check out their blockbuster Jurassic World exhibition; an adventure of 6 million LEGO bricks in the making.

Location: 1 William St, Darlinghurst
Dates: 9-14 April, 10-1pm & 1-5pm
Cost: Free
Program: https://australian.museum/event/dinosaur-festival/

The House Down Under, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Flip your life upside down at Australia’s first inverted house photo experience, House Down Under. This fun and unique attraction is not only for the kids but for adults too. Defy gravity and capture the most surreal photos to confuse your family and friends. A great way to have a good family time and a great upside-down experience.

Location: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Dates: 26 March – 25 July, 10am-10pm
Cost: Adults: $27, Kids (4-15 years): $19, Concession: $23, Family pass: $52-74)
Bookings: https://www.entertainmentquarter.com.au/event/house-down-under/

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

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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 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/

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 playground to explore as well!

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/

We’ll keep adding to the list as we come across more great activities, so keep checking back in.
Do you know of or run a school holiday activity that should be added to our School Holiday Guide – get in touch via naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au 

 

Looking for more great events? Check out our Easter Events Guide, with egg hunts, fun fairs and heaps of other eggcellent activities: https://northernbeachesliving.com.au/fun-easter-fun-fairs-egg-hunts-and-eggcellent-events/

 

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