Keep the kids active during the Spring School Holidays in and around Sydney

As parents ourselves we understand the joys (and challenges) of school holidays. For working parents, this can be a real juggling act. Fortunately, there are so many amazing options for School Holiday Care, School Holiday Classes and School Holiday Camps available. For those who have time at home over the holidays, our advice is PLAN, PLAN, PLAN! 

The School Holidays are a great time to try a new activity, learn new skills in an activity that they already love, get out and about, catch up with friends and visit somewhere new in and around Sydney.

Our online directory is the perfect tool to search for fun and family-friendly school holiday classes, activities and fun days out in your area.

Enjoy a family day out at Event Cinemas to see one of their latest movie releases.

New release movies out this September include; Christopher Robin (PG), Teen Titans Go to the Movies (PG), The House with a Clock in it’s Walls (PG), Smallfoot (PG), Paw Patrol Mighty Pups (G) and Steve Backshall and Deadly 60 fans will love seeing Steve on the big screen in Deadly Dinosaurs.

You can view more details and trailers on the latest cinema releases here.

Live Shows, Concerts and Musicals

Enjoy seeing a live stage show, musical, concert or a trip to the ballet with the kids. This is such a great opportunity for kids to experience the joys of music, dance and the arts first hand.

Fringe Kids returns for another bumper year of festival fun. The Vegetable Plot return with Who Plot Picnic Time, with a brand new album to perform.
Head on over to the Sydney Opera House to discover the inspiring story of Bambert, an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Sending his stories into the world on tiny balloons, Bambert hopes that whoever finds them will return them with a stamp from the city they landed in. But will anyone return them? Reinhardt Jung’s internationally lauded novel is brought to life as a thrillingly inventive and remarkable production that will enchant  children and parents alike.

The Riverside Theatre’s five-day Spot on Children’s Festival will feature a fantastic line-up of theatre, musical performances, film and free activities that are guaranteed to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

 

Indoor Venues

Lego City is going to the Australian Museum to host free Lego City Arctic Expedition themed sleepovers. Kids and their parents will have the opportunity to experience the Australian Museum after dark with a string of exciting sub-zero Lego City Arctic Expedition inspired activities!

 

Nature and the Great Outdoors 

Bring the kids along for a fun night under the stars. A nature filled night of camping and outdoor activities is easy and fun at Centennial Parklands. This authentic camping experience just 10 minutes away from the CBD, is a special way to bond with family.
Science loving kids will love getting out of the house at the Australian Botanic Garden to find out all about light, sound, movement, energy changes, air pressure and more using hands-on science toys and child-friendly experiments.
Pack a picnic and enjoy a family day out at the National Children’s Week Picnic . The event includes a range of activities such as storytelling, roving entertainers, seed planting and a mud kitchen.  Families can also participate in the fun nature trail experience to discover some of the delights of the garden for children.

Adventurous kids will love seeing Sydney from new heights on Taronga Zoo Sydney’s exhilarating high ropes courses. Navigate suspension bridges, climbing walls, flying foxes and more against epic views of Sydney Harbour and of the zoo itself.

Holiday Camps, Classes and OSHC

 

Do you have a soccer mad child who would love to develop and enhance their soccer skills? Or perhaps your child is keen to try a new sport? Goal Soccer Academy School Holiday Classes are a great way for children to be active during the holidays and to improve their soccer skills whilst making friends and having fun. Classes run from Double Bay and Waverley Park throughout the holidays

 

 

Coding and Robotics is beginning to play a large part in our children’s school curriculum. PIEX cutting edge School Holiday Program helps future proof your children. Their S.T.E.A.M School Holiday Programs are the perfect opportunity for your child to enhance their skills, learn new concepts, meet new friends and of course have lots of fun. Classes run in Neutral Bay, Forestville, Hurtsville and Dural.

 

Bop till You Drop‘s School Holiday Workshops are guaranteed fun! Their structured Performing Arts Program offers rotating classes each day with a main focus on increasing your child’s skills in Singing, Dancing and Acting. Kids will also get to enjoy other hands on activities such as cooking, science and craft to break up the day. On the second day the children will perform a concert where family and friends can witness their new found talents. Camps run throughout the holidays at St Leonards, Waverley, Lane Cove and Gladesville.
If you have a child who loves to dance, skip on over to Pretty Little Ballerinas. Their Butterfly inspired School Holiday Workshop will be full of rainbow wings, flowers, flying and twirling.

If you are looking for School Holiday Care that is just that little bit different, creative and fun, check out Garden Grubs. Kids spend the day exploring the garden and connecting with nature through planting, harvesting, nature based arts and crafts and more.

Join Josephine Wants to Dance Drama Workshop for an immersive and engaging workshop that will provide kids with the opportunity to delve into the world of Josephine, a kangaroo from Shaggy Gully who simply loves to dance! This workshop is guaranteed to help participants develop their confidence in drama, whilst exploring the beloved picture book in a new and exciting way!
Young writers will love the Riverside and Australian Theatre for Young People’s ATYP STORYTELLING WORKSHOP This is aimed at  helping kids to unleash their imagination and enjoy the improve their writing skills.
Uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts with this jam-packed journey through the Sydney Opera House. The Junior Adventure Tour is filled with interactive activities and games for the whole family: explore with our expert guides, and inspire your inner performer to become a Sydney Opera House star.

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