Keep the kids active during the Summer 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. 

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.

See all the trailers for the latest release movies here including; The Grinch, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Mary Poppins Returns, How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World, Storm Boy, Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Kid Who Would Be King, Instant Family and more!

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.

Steve Backshall is back by popular demand with his Deadly 60 Downunder Tour this January!

Star of the hit TV series Deadly 60, Steve Backshall is returning to Australia. Don’t miss DEADLY 60 DOWN UNDER back by popular demand to Australia these summer 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!


Come eye-to-eye with the world’s largest animals. Dive into the immersive Whales Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life at the Australian Museum. Presenting the latest cetacean research from the international scientific community, Whales Tohorā explores the diversity, biology and adaptation of whales to life in their oceans and celebrates their role in South Pacific Islanders’ rich cultural history.


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.

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.

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.

This content is supported by Play-Doh. Play-Doh is a great school holiday activity for children, especially preschoolers. You can read about how you can develop your little ones fine motor skills with Play-Doh here and can buy Play-Doh at great prizes from Amazon Australia here.

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