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40+ Amazing Local Activities to Captivate the Kids these School Holidays!

Welcome to our biggest Winter School Holiday Guide ever! From the coolest camps to the bounciest giant jumping castles, magic shows and stage shows, ice skating and camp fires, exotic animal and shark encounters. Some activities are even free!

If you have a suggestion to add to our Winter School Holiday Guide, feel free to email mosman@thelivingcollective.com.au.

Land’s Edge School Holiday Programs, Clifton Gardens

Step into a world of outdoor excitement with Saltwater School’s Holiday Programs at Chowder Bay. We offer children a unique opportunity to connect with nature and embark on a journey of joy and learning in the great outdoors with our 1 and 3 day programs!

Activities include: kayaking, raft building, bushwalking, scavenger hunts, stand up paddle boarding, sandcastle competitions, beach games and arts and crafts.

DON’T MISS OUT‚Ķ.‚Ķ.BOOK NOW

Times
8.30am – 3.30pm

Location
Clifton Gardens – Mosman

Dates
Monday 8th July
Tuesday 9th July
Wednesday 10th July
Monday 15th July
Tuesday 16th July
Wednesday 17th July

Cost
1 Day – $110.00 per child
3 Day – $330.00 per child

Bookings
https://www.saltwaterschool.com.au/

RISE Youth Basketball Academy, North Sydney

Get ready for a holiday filled with fun, excitement, and learning at RISE Youth Basketball Academy! Our Holiday Camps are designed for young athletes of all skill levels, offering a dynamic mix of basketball drills, team-building activities, and friendly competitions. Each week concludes with an exciting tournament day, where campers can showcase their skills and enjoy some friendly competition. Led by our experienced coaches, each camper will develop their skills, gain confidence, and make new friends in a safe and supportive environment. Plus, with our fantastic discounts on 5-day and 10-day packages, you can save big while ensuring your child has an unforgettable holiday experience.

Spaces are limited to 40 slots per age group, so don‚Äôt wait ‚Äď secure your spot today!

Location: Shore School, Blue Street North Sydney

Dates: Monday 08 July to Friday 12 July 2024, and Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2024

Times: 9AM to 3PM
Ages: Rising Hoopers (Beginners, 6 to 8 years old) and; Rising Stars (Intermediate, 9 years old and up)
Price: $76 per day for 10-Day Package (15% off); $81 per day for 5-Day Package (10% off) or $90 per day
Website: https://www.riseyouthbasketball.com/

Onyx Gymnastics, Mosman

Discover The Magic Of Onyx Gymnastics Holiday Club: Where Fun And Fitness Collide!

Onyx Holiday Club is for 4-10 year olds with or without previous gymnastics experience. In our safe, air-conditioned studios, children at holiday club can explore the gym and spend extra time perfecting skills they have almost mastered in class.

We play exciting games linked to the theme of the day, with a strong focus on teamwork and fun. We have two seperate studios so run 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds in the other. Children enjoy fresh air at morning tea and lunch plus get to do craft projects every day!

Where: Building 13A, 1110 Middle Head Road, Middle Head at Headland Park, Mosman

When: Weekdays from July 8-22

Time: 9am-3.30pm (additional care hours available)

Cost: Holiday Club is $110 a day. We offer 10% off every third day, 15% off every fourth day and 20% off every fifth day booked at one time.

Bookings: https://onyxgymnastics.com.au/holiday-club

Complete Football Camp, Mosman

Sydney FC star Will Kennedy and coach Matt Simpson will be holding a football holiday camp at Balmoral Oval. It’s open to ages 5-12 and all skill levels.

Where: Balmoral Oval, Mosman

When: July 15-17

Time: 9am to 3pm

Cost: $75 per day

Bookings: Call 0400 633 492 or email completefootball7@gmail.com

Crockd Pottery Classes, Neutral Bay

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: 81-91 Military Road Neutral Bay

Time: 10am or 1pm sessions

When: 10 July, 11 July, 12 July, 16 July, 17 July, 18 July

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

Big Music, Crows Nest 

Join¬†Big¬†Music¬†for an unforgettable holiday adventure filled with¬†music, fun, and friendship! Their popular holiday camps cater to all levels of¬†musical¬†experience and ability, with a focus on¬†playing and performing popular¬†music¬†with other kids. All kids have access to¬†Big¬†Music’s extensive studio facilities and the latest equipment, guided by their team of inspiring¬†music¬†coaches.¬†For further details and online bookings¬†visit the website.

Dates:

  • 1 – 5 July
  • 8 – 12 July
  • 15 – 19 July

Time:¬†9am ‚Äď 3pm daily

Suited for:¬†5 ‚Äď 17 years

Cost:  5 day program $625

Early birds get a 10% discount until 16 June with code EARLY10 at checkout.

Optional early/late care at $20/hr (8:30am – 5pm)

Book: (click here)

e: info@bigmusic.com.au ph: (02) 8622 6550

Website: www.bigmusic.com.au

Ninja Kids School Holiday Programs, Brookvale

Did you know that hiding behind the back of Brookvale is one of Sydney’s best Ninja Warrior gym‚Äôs and it‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď $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‚Äôt 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

Primrose Park Tennis Camps, Neutral Bay 

Enjoy Tennis Coaching, team events ,fun games ,singles and doubles tournaments

Winners trophies and a Friday BBQ. Minimum age 5 maximum age 16.

Dates: Private School Camp: 1st ‚Äď 5th July 2024; 8th ‚Äď 12th July 2024 and 15th ‚Äď 19th July 2024

Location: Primrose Park Tennis , Matora Lane, off Young Street Neutral Bay

Cost: 5 day camps $320 4 day camps $280 daily $85

Bookings: Book online at www.primroseparktennis.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 Autumn 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 ‚Äď 5.00pm, with extended care available.

Location: Stella Maris Manly, PIttwater Road.

Cost:¬†$147 ‚Äď CCS available (cost with max % CCS per day ‚Äď ¬† $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

Taronga Zoo Mobile

Join us to get an up-close look at some of Australia‚Äôs famous wildlife. The Taronga Zoomobile team will be visiting Barry O’Keefe Library bringing with them some of Australia’s native animals whilst talking about the role of wildlife in the environment.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, bookings essential.

When:  8 July 2024, 10.30am Р11.30am

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)

Website link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/taronga-zoo-mobile

 

Public Speaking and Debating Workshops, North Sydney

Looking for a way to help your child boost their confidence these holidays?

SSA runs a range of engaging and educative public speaking and debating workshops for students in Kindy to Year 10. By mixing fun with learning, their team of experienced coaches helps children boost their confidence and bring their words to life.

Whether your child is an introvert or an extrovert, novice or experienced, there is a program designed just for them.

Join them these holidays and watch your child transform into a confident speaker!

Where: The Shore School (North Sydney), Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga), Online and other locations

Good to know: Supervision available; Creative Kids Vouchers accepted; Students need to bring food & drink.

Dates: 8 to 19 July 2024

Times: Approx 9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking link: https://speakingschools.com.au/holiday-workshops

Creative Starz: Annie The Musical, Manly Vale 

At Creative Starz, our holiday program is a fun and envigorating mix of dance, drama, and singing. Building life skills, fostering creativity, and boosting confidence are just some of the incredible benefits the stage has to offer.

Sign Up Today – spots limited!

Age: 6-13

When:

Week 1 : Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2024

Where: St Kieran’s Catholic Church (2 King St, Manly Vale NSW 2093)

When: Week 2 : Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2024

Where: St Matthews Church Manly (1 Darley Road Manly NSW 2095)

Time: 9:00am – 3.00pm. Drop off from 8:00 AM. Pick up until 5.30 PM (4pm on the last day)

Booking: https://creativestarz.com.au/holiday-program

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 ‚ÄúFlavours of Mexico‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúBella Italia‚ÄĚ 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 p√Ętissier.

It’s a ‚ÄúPizza Party‚ÄĚ Showdown. Make dough and create saucy masterpieces, plus milkshakes that dance in your mouth.

Embark on an ‚ÄúAsian Bites‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúSweet Temptations‚ÄĚ 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. They will be reminded to wear closed shoes for safety reasons.High school students only

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


Mini-Olympics Day

Get ready for some friendly competition at Mosman Youth’s Mini-Olympics! We’ll have basketball, soccer, and more. The fun starts at 12pm sharp at Allan Border Oval. Bring your water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and wear your country’s colors! Major prizes and medals are up for grabs, so come with friends or join a team on the day. Don’t miss out!

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 8 July 2024, 12.00pm Р1.30pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/mini-olympics-day

Holiday workshop – Shadow-boxes and Memory (5 – 7 years)

Responding to the work of Kirtika Kain in The Cube gallery space, we will experience the work and think about special memories of places, people, things, plants and animals that are important to us. In the studio we will learn about the poetic shadow-boxes of Joseph Cornell and will be guided in drawing and collage techniques to make our own, embedding treasured memories within them.

This is a part-day holiday workshop from 9am – 2pm designed for 5 -7 year olds.

Bring a friend, a hat and some lunch for the break, we will provide light snacks and water.

We have a new Membership category for Families so you can receive discounts for all our kids programs!

When: 9 July 2024, 9.00am Р2.00pm

Where: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/holiday-workshop-shadow-boxes-and-memory-5-7-years

Olympic Medal Design Workshops

Join us for a fun-filled session where artistic vision meets the Olympic spirit!

Everyone will have the exciting opportunity to become medal designers, crafting their own unique Olympic medal. Each design will be laser cut into a wooden medal, ready to be decorated on day 2 of the workshop. This hands-on activity sparks imagination and teaches valuable skills in design and technology.

Workshop 1- Tuesday 9 July, designing your medal
Workshop 2- Tuesday 16 July, decorating your medal

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required.

When: 9 July 2024, 10.00am Р11.00am

Where:¬†The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/olympic-medal-design-workshop-1

Beyond The Gloves

Join us at 11.30am for LocalKinds award-winning workshop run by Coach and Manly Woman of the Year Georgie Furze at this exciting boxing mentoring session. Georgie is bringing back her awesome workshops to the centre ‚Äď build resilience, confidence and practical skills.¬†Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When:  9 July 2024, 11.30am Р1.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/beyond-gloves-3

Holiday Workshop: Surface Matters (8 – 11 years)

In this workshop, we will be collaborating using paper and textile techniques to create layered surfaces. Led by artist educator Cameron Stead, we will respond to Kirtika Kain’s exhibition in The Cube by experimenting with multiple materials and processes to share ideas and techniques.

This is a part-day holiday workshop from 9am – 2pm designed for 8 – 11 year olds.

Bring a friend, a hat and some lunch for the break, we will provide light snacks and water.

We have a new Membership category for Families so you can receive discounts for all our kids programs!

When: 10 July 2024, 9.00am Р2.00pm

Where: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/holiday-workshop-surface-matters-8-11-years

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Ryka Ali

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Ryka Ali who will perform songs and dances from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and play the didgeridoo. Dances will feature unique Australian animals such as the kangaroo and the emu, and audience participation is greatly encouraged. The show is entertaining and educational!

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, bookings essential.

When: 10 July 2024, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/celebrate-naidoc-week-ryka-ali

Aunty Time (NAIDOC WEEK)

Celebrate NAIDOC Week and immerse yourself in a space of warmth and connection with Aunty Time, a unique workshops led by Aunty Suzie and Aunty Caroline as part of the Gai-mariagal Festival. These sessions are all about forming meaningful connections, inclusion, and having a yarn with our wonderful Aunties. Free pizza included for all participants. Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 10 July 2024, 1.30pm Р3.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/aunty-time-naidoc-week

Marbling Workshop

Get ready to dive into the colorful chaos of our Marble Art Workshop! Using a fun, hands-on technique, you’ll create unique marble masterpieces while embracing the theme of “Letting Go” and “Going with the Flow.” Expect a messy, vibrant adventure, so wear something you don‚Äôt mind getting splashed with creativity! Spaces are limited, so don‚Äôt forget to register and secure your spot for this exciting, one-of-a-kind art experience.

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 11 July 2024, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/marbling-workshop

Make & Take Crafternoon – NAIDOC Inspired Art

Come and go anytime between 2-4pm and create NAIDOC inspired art with us in the Children‚Äôs Library at Barry O’Keefe Library.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required. Parent/caregiver is required to attend with their child.

When: 11 July 2024, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/make-take-crafternoon-naidoc-inspired-art

Movie Day

Join us for a G-rated, family-friendly movie on the big screen! Bring your own snacks* and a blanket to sit on.

*Please bring nut free, single-serve snacks for your child. Snacks are not to be shared.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

When: 12 July 2024, 10.00am Р11.30am

Where:¬†The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/movie-day-1

Console Comp

Gear up for a gaming showdown at Mosman Youth Centre! Brace yourself for the Console Clash competition from 12pm, where gaming prowess takes centre stage. Console champions, this event is your chance to conquer digital realms and claim victory. Grab your controllers, dive into the pixelated adventures, and let the gaming frenzy begin!

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 12 July 2024, 12.00pm Р3.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/console-comp-1

Creative Cartooning Workshop (ages 7-11)

Join us to explore the art of cartooning in this fun-filled, interactive workshop. Unlock the power of your mind with step-by-step exercises designed to get kids to doodle their way to greatness!

Every child will receive their own drawing activity booklet to take home.

Free event, suitable for ages 7-11, bookings essential.

When: 15 July 2024, 10.00am Р11.00am

Where:¬†The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/creative-cartooning-workshop-ages-7-11

Rhythmic Movement Workshop

Get ready to groove with our Rhythmic Movement Workshop! Led by Sheron from Yatimba, you’ll jam to the latest beats and learn some new moves in the process. It‚Äôs all about having fun, staying active, and discovering your rhythm. This is your chance to show off your moves and connect with friends through music, so don’t miss out and make sure to register!

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 15 July 2024, 12.00pm Р1.30pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/rhythmic-movement-workshop

Baking Day

Today we’ll be making our own dough from scratch making some fresh bread and tasty delights. From 12pm we’ll be learning some basic cooking skills and you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour.  Afternoon tea provided. Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 16 July 2024, 12.00pm Р2.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/baking-day-1

Robo-Olympics Relay Races

Children will team up to program their robots to race through a dynamic obstacle course, navigate challenges, complete tasks, and then pass the baton to the next bot in line.

This workshop combines the festivity of the Olympics with the spirit of friendly competition! Come and go anytime between 10am-12pm.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

When: 17 July 2024, 10.00am Р12.00pm

Where:¬†The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/robo-olympics-relay-races

Smartphone Photography Workshop

Join the team from Photo Workshop Australia and learn how to master your smartphone camera with essential techniques like focusing, exposure control, and composition, then dive into image processing and personalisation tips. Capture uplifting moments during a photo walk and submit your best shots to the NSW Health Youth “Need a Lift?” photography competition for a chance to win amazing prizes!¬†Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 17 July 2024, 1.00pm Р3.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/smartphone-photography-workshop

Koori Kinnections Bushfood Workshop

Indulge in the taste of Australia’s native bush foods at our Bushfood Cooking Workshop with Koori Kinnections! Join us from 1:30 ‚Äď 3:30pm for this hands-on culinary experience where we will make Johnny Cakes, Native Fruit Jam and Wattle Seed cream. A perfect afternoon tea for you to savour after learning from our great facilitator Trent. Registration is a must! Don’t miss out on this cultural and flavourful adventure. Afternoon tea provided.

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 18 July 2024, 1.30pm Р3.30pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/koori-kinnections-bushfood-workshop

Air Ball Basketball

How many baskets can you score? Sport meets science in this creative construction workshop as we explore the nature of air and how it behaves.

Discover how air moves around round surfaces and construct a remarka-ball Air Ball Basketball device to take home!

Free event, suitable for ages 9-12, bookings essential.

When: 19 July 2024, 10.00am Р11.00am

Where:¬†The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/air-ball-basketball

Make & Take Crafternoon – Art Explosion Books

Come and go anytime between 2-4pm and create art explosion books with us in the Children‚Äôs Library at Barry O’Keefe Library.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required. Parent/caregiver is required to attend with their child.

When: 18 July 2024, 2.00pm Р4.00pm

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/make-take-crafternoon-art-explosion-books

Movies & Pizza Afternoon

Enjoy a double feature on the large ProWise screen from 3:30pm, including free pizza and popcorn for all to enjoy! The centre will be open from 12pm and we will wrap up our second movie by 7pm. Grab a beanbag, relax and get stuck into some a couple fun movies (voted on by the group!). Afternoon Tea Provided ‚Äď register so we know how much pizza to order!

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at¬†youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au,¬†Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 19 July 2024, 3.30pm Р7.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/movies-pizza-afternoon

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Mini Maestros

Illustration credit: Peter Engel

‘Once upon a time, long, long ago there lived a beautiful Queen… Actually, it wasn‚Äôt long, long ago. It was long, long, long, long‚Ķ long, long, long, long‚ĶLONG ago. The Queen‚Äôs name was Tyrannosaurus Regina, which means ‚ÄúTyrant Queen of the Lizards‚ÄĚ and she was queen of all the dinosaurs.’

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

‚ÄėCarnival of the Dinosaurs‚Äô is sure to delight children and their families with interactive melodic moments, a ‚Äėtricera-top‚Äô 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 ‚Äėstego-smiles‚Äô.

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, NORTHS

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) 

Join a guided bush walk for families around Berry Island with the Bushland team.

Parents and children are invited to join the Bushland team for a guided bushwalk around the Gadyan Track, Berry Island these school holidays.

Please wear enclosed shoes, sun protection and bring a bottle of drinking water.

Public toilets available.

When: 11 July 2024, 10:30am – 12pm

Where: Berry Island Reserve

Website Link: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/276/family-bush-walk

Our teenage etiquette workshops provide hands-on mentoring.

Your young adult will learn how to interact with others and why these skills are so important.

Over the past 20 years the use of technology, in particular smart phones, has significantly changed the way we interact with each other. Used to communicating through screens, teenagers are losing the art of face-to-face communication.

Our Teenage Etiquette Workshop is designed to teach students how to act, behave and communicate with polish and presence in a modern world.

What your teens will learn:

  • Everyday essential manners
  • First impressions
  • Introduction and greeting skills
  • Positive posture and body language
  • Walking, sitting, standing and gesturing
  • Conversation etiquette
  • Grooming and attire
  • Social media protocols
  • Table and dining etiquette

When:

13 July 2024
9:30am – 2:30am

Where: North Sydney Community Centre

Website Link: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/628/etiquette-workshop-for-teens

Plush Paradise Workshop, Norths Cammeray

Create your very own toy pet, design a unique coat or vest for your new friend, and take it home for endless fun and memories.

Where: Norths Cammeray

When: Thursday July 11

Time: 11am-12pm

Cost: $10 per child

Bookings: https://norths.com.au/events/plush-paradise/

Messy Makers, Lane Cove

School holiday activities have never been more fun at The Alcott!

Join us from 11am on Tuesday 16 July to harness the power of science to create your own galaxy in a jar!

At just $10 per child, this affordable school holiday activity will sell out quickly!

Where: The Alcott, 1 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove

When: 16 July, 11am

Bookings: https://thealcott.com.au/events/messy-makers-galaxy-in-a-jar/

Candle Making Workshop, Norths Cammeray

Use wax candle beads to make your own unique layered candle, then decorate the jar to light up your home with a fun and creative touch!

Children must be supervised at all times | Parents don’t require a ticket

Where: Norths Cammeray

When: 15 July

Time: 11am-12pm

Cost: $10 per child

Bookings: https://norths.com.au/events/candle-making/

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holiday

 

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 ‚Äď Adult: $15

How to book: https://puppeteria.com/

 

S’mores at The Greens, North Sydney

Do a little campsite cooking in the School Holidays around the campfires at The Greens! Step 1 -Melt the marshmallow to your liking over the fire Step 2 ‚Äď Make a sandwich using the biscuits on the outside and the chocolate on the inside Step 3 ‚Äď Place the warm, gooey marshmallow in between, and watch it all melt together ready for you to eat

Location: 50 Ridge Street North Sydney

Contact: https://thegreensnorthsydney.com.au/

Plaster Painting, Lane Cove

School holiday activities have never been more fun at The Alcott!

Join us from 11am on Monday 8 July to paint a plaster sculpture to take home! Let your imagination run wild as you bring it to life with paint and glitter

At just $10 per child, this affordable school holiday activity will sell out quickly!

Where: The Alcott, 1 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove

When: July 8, 11am

Bookings: https://thealcott.com.au/events/messy-makers-plaster-painting/

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/

Tuff Nutterz Giant Obstacle Course, Mona Vale

The world‚Äôs biggest inflatable obstacle course is setting up at St Ives Oval these school holidays. ‚ÄúThe event features Australia‚Äôs 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‚Äôre looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your little ones, or you‚Äôre a thrill-seeker looking for a new adventure, Tuff Nutterz has something for everyone!‚ÄĚ

Where: Mona Vale & Centennial Park

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

Tickets: https://www.tuffnutterz.com/tuffnutterznsw-act

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://taronga.org.au/sydney-zoo/special-experiences/zoo-adventures

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 ‚Äď pop! ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď The Very Hungry Caterpillar ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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/

 

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/

Disney on Ice, Sydney Olympic Park

Hit the road to adventure when Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures skates into Australia! Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway, jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and magic at every turn at Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

When: July 17-21

Website: https://www.disneyonice.com/en-au/

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