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Absolutely Awesome April School Holiday Activities

Did you know there were so many great things for kids to do nearby? From drama to music, and martial arts to multi-sports, there’s something for everyone!

Sailing Camps, Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Discover Sailing Camps are a fun and unique school holiday or weekend activity where kids learn the ins and outs of sailing. The camps provide a safe, supportive and adventurous environment for kids to enjoy the outdoors through every season. A range of different age groups and skill levels are catered for.

Junior Discover Sailing Camp: For kids aged 8-12

Step 1 – Tackers 1 (Having Fun!) – This course aims to provide children aged 8-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. Kids sail in pairs in small boats, plus it’s a great way to meet new friends.

Step 2 – Tackers 2 (Tricks & Techniques) – This course aims to build on the fun participants had in Tackers 1, to progress their sailing skills. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Step 3 – Tackers 3 (Sailing Fast) – This course aims to build on skills learned in Tackers 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. This is a chance for the kids to sail boats on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games, all whilst still under the guidance and supervision of the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Youth Discover Sailing Camp: For Tweens (11-12) and Teens (13-18) 

Step 1.1 – Start Sailing 1 – Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. Areas covered in the course include basic clothing and equipment selection, sailing terminology, boat launch and recovery and capsize recovery.

Step 1.2 – Start Sailing 2 – Your Discover Sailing journey continues as you master all of the fundamental dinghy sailing skills. Rigging of the boat, capsize recovery in deeper water, sail a triangular course, basic sailing rules and theory is covered during this course to give the participant a deeper understanding of sailing.

When: Mon 15 April – Thurs 18 April; 9am – 3.30pm

Cost: All camps and all levels are Members $450, Non-Members $501
* Please note that the Junior and Youth Sailing Program requires MHYC Youth Membership (2018 / 2019 Season $51.00).  Please select “Member” or “Non-Member” during online registration.

Location: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Lower Parriwi Road Mosman

Contact: discoversailing@mhyc.com.au or 8969 3116

Bookings: Registrations Now Open

Big Music Holiday Rock Camp, Crows Nest

If your child has ever dreamed of being in a rock band, or just really likes music – Big Music at Crows Nest is the place to be these school holidays. Big Music has been running their Holiday Rock Camp program with great success, and all the staff are qualified musicians who are passionate about encouraging a love of music in their students. There’s no experience necessary with a course to suit all levels. The emphasis of the camp programs is on fun and participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids.

Good to Know: These popular Holiday Camps cater for all kids aged 6+ regardless of their prior musical experience. Each program runs for 4 days (9am-3pm) culminating in a performance for family and friends. Places are limited and often sell out, PLUS all kids are invited to our new Ultimate Rock Party so ROCK ENROL NOW!!

Cost: For the 4 days: $460, for the 3 days $345 – with optional early drop off/late pick up (8am-6pm) available each day for an additional $20 per hour.

When: Mon 15th April – Thurs 18th April, and Tues 23rd, Wed 24th and Fri 26th April. 9am-3pm.

Location: 85 Alexander Street (Cnr Ernest Street), Crows Nest

Contact: (02) 8622 6550 W: www.bigmusic.com.au/

Sydney Speaking School, North Sydney

Imagine a fun school holiday course that will not only assist children at school, but set them up with skills for life and increase their confidence. Sydney Speaking School uses their team’s combined skills and years of experience to create fun and engaging courses in Public Speaking, Debating and Presentation Skills. The courses are extremely popular and tend to book out quickly! Some of the past testimonials include:

“My daughter was hesitant to attend initially but just after attending the first day she totally loved it. She enjoyed the interactive games, learning tools for public speaking and making new friends.” Joyce

“My son is starting high school this year and it’s fantastic to have a school like yours, offering these courses to young people. About the course, he found it enjoyable and extremely useful. Well done guys!” Bea

Good to Know: The courses on offer are for children ages 6-15. Classes are kept small to ensure lots of practice in a welcoming atmosphere, and are taught by an experienced coach. Whilst classes normally run between 9am to 3pm, parents are able to leave their children at the venue until 5pm for a small fee.

Cost: The 2-day courses range from $200-$240. The 3-day courses are between $260-$300 (early bird specials are available).

When: 16 – 24 April

Location: Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney

Contact: www.speakingschools.com.au/sydney

Resilience Camps: Neutral Bay, Cammeray and Roseville

Could your child’s resilience do with a top up? Are you keen for them to do something fun and educational these school holidays? Send them to one of our popular Resilience Camps!
We have some fresh, new camps these holidays, including Superpower Camps (5-8yo), Chill-out Camps (5-8yo), Resilience Bootcamps (5-8 & 9-12yo) and one of our old favourites the Confidence Camp (9-12yo).
We do a range of activities in our camps, including drama, art, music, storytelling, movement, breathing and games. Everything is play-based, kids love them! In our Superpower Camp we explore what makes each child super. In our Resilience Bootcamps we give children strategies and tools for handling tricky stuff. In our Chill-out Camp we give children strategies and tools for staying cool and calm and in our Confidence Camp we help build children’s self-worth by creating a garden of greatness!
Good to Know: It doesn’t matter if you have previously attended one of our camps as we will be exploring new and fresh content. You also don’t need to be attending our term-time workshops in order to benefit. Wondering whether to do our camps and our term-time workshops? Absolutely! Children enjoy the mix of new and familiar games and activities. Book in soon to guarantee your spot – our camps are popular and sell out quickly!
What Parents are Saying: “Simply fantastic! Big thanks to Erin. My son had a superb day.” and ” My daughter said this day was the best thing she did last holidays. She’s regularly using some of the tools she made, and it made a big difference for us. Thank you”
Cost: The cost per full day is $105, per half day $75. Per child including GST
When: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – 15, 16, 17 & 18 April, East Roseville Scout Hall 17 & 18 April, Cammeray Scout Hall – 23 & 24 April. We also have workshops at Annandale Community Centre – 15 April and Lilyfield Community Centre – 16, 23 & 24 April

Action Adventure Holiday Camp: Mosman Martial Arts Academy

Has your child ever expressed an interest in Martial Arts? These Action Adventure Holiday Camps are a great place to start! Proud winner of the 2017 North Shore Business Awards for ‘Outstanding Fitness Services’, MMAA offers exciting action-packed Holiday Camps for kids aged 6 and up where children can learn new martial arts skills in a fun and inclusive environment, build confidence and above all have fun! Children will be introduced to ParkourJiu-JitsuSumo wrestlingsurvival skills and more. They will learn awesome kicks, gymnastics and acrobatics moves, make friends and have fun with the multitude of activities and mini Olympic obstacle courses. Action camps are led by famous coach, actor and stuntman William Temm, trained by controversial Hollywood star Steven Seagal as featured in Mosman Daily’s recent cover story. A highly experienced Boxing, Karate, Classical Weapons and Self-Defence instructor, William has been involved in fighting arts and combat sport for more than fifty years with outstanding qualifications. All MMAA staff members hold current First Aid Certificates and Working with Children checks.

Good to Know: MMAA is an approved NSW Active Kids Provider. Program is a fun-filled 3-hour action packed session that emphasizes fitness, coordination, body control and athleticism open to all kids, beginner to advanced, aged between 6-15. Non-members are welcome! Please ensure that your child wears comfy clothes (or a martial arts uniform) and brings 2 bottles of water with them, as well as a snack (no nuts please) for a morning tea break. Spots are limited, so please contact Reception on 0451 364 885 or (02) 8283 9243 (or email info@martialartsacademy.com.au) to secure your child’s spot!

Cost: Early Bird: $60 per day paid 1 week prior to first day or $65 per day after. Pre-paid early bird 10 days $550

When: April 15-26, Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm except public holidays (drop off 9am; collection 12pm)

Location:  4, 121-123 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089 (Corner of Bydown Street)

Contact:  Mosman Martial Arts Academy

Muscle Sprouts Autumn Sports Camp, Mosman

With more than 15 years experience in classroom teaching, skills development and elite sports, Muscle Sprouts provides a unique program for kids’ that fosters participation and facilitates achievement.

Designed by degree qualified NSW certified teachers and professional sports coaches, the Muscle Sprouts program equips kids to be the best they can be. Whether it’s learning to have a go, kicking a ball, improving existing skills or advanced sports training, Muscle Sprouts’ are experienced and focused and able to facilitate win / win solutions.

Services range from school holiday programs and after-school clinics to children’s parties and corporate events. Don’t wait – places are limited.

Cost: $80 per day
When: April 15 to April 18, 8am to 4pm & April 23 to April 24, 8am to 4pm
LocationMarie Bashir Sports Complex, Cross Street Mosman
Contact: Alex Jackson – 0422 200 286
Bookings: Book now and use discount code: ‘easter19’ for 15% off!

Adventure Camp, Balmoral, Northbridge and Greenwich

Northbridge – 15-17th of April (Already sold out) Our Northbridge Camp is based at the local sailing club and is made up of a number of teamwork challenges and water games – plus a sailing trip across to a nearby beach.  This camp has sold out in record time, so please stay alert for future camps to book in at Northbridge.

Greenwich Adventure Camp – April 2019 23rd-24th Greenwich is our newest Adventure Camp, and we’re excited to have a new home these holidays – at the Greenwich Sailing Club! We’ll be using this as a base to explore Cockatoo Island and take a trip to the Greenwich Baths for some fun in the water. Please note this a 2x day camp. Learn more and book tickets here:  https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/greenwich-adventure-camp-april-2019/tag/living

Balmoral Adventure Camp – April 2019 23rd-24th (formerly Chowder Bay) Balmoral Sea Scouts Hall is the new home for Adventure Camp these holidays. Based here, we’ll be exploring the local bushland, playing plenty of games in the park and enjoying the water with some water-sports too. Please note, this is a 2x day camp. Learn more and book tickets here: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/balmoral-adventure-camp-april-2019/tag/living

Please note that all camps are pickup / drop off (not overnight).  Kids must be dropped off between 8am – 9am daily, and picked up between 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

Good to Know: Adventure Camp is for boys and girls in primary school, aged 7-12. The day is generally broken up into four separate periods of activity – and plenty of rest is provided for lunch, morning & afternoon tea and drinks. Each Adventure Camp is run by highly experienced staff and instructors who work with children on a daily basis. All staff hold current First Aid certificates, and have completed a ‘Working with Children’ check. There is also an Adventure Camp Rewards & Referral Program!  When you buy a ticket, you’ll get a special referral code.  You can share this code with your friends, and every time someone uses your code to buy a ticket, you earn either Cash Back, or credits towards the next Adventure Camp!

Cost: All camps are $289.95 for three days.

Contact: www.adventurecamp.com.au

Humpty Sports Multi Sports, Castle Cove 

Humpty Sports multi-sport classes, camps and parties are designed specifically to meet the physical, emotional and social development needs of children 2½–6 and are run by energetic and professional staff. Our programs offer wonderful opportunities for children to have fun, develop their sporting and social skills and to increase their self confidence in a safe, caring and fun-filled environment.

Humpty Holiday Camps are a very popular local school holiday activity. Kids just love to get involved and enjoy all that the camps have to offer. Come for a full week or just a day! A variety of sports, games, obstacle courses, relays, theme days, craft activities, a little magic, crazy science experiments and treasure hunts make for an action packed experience.

Good to Know: Humpty Sports is ALWAYS ON rain or shine! Our indoor spaces allow us to run our programs in all weather so no wondering and waiting and no disappointed kids! We aim to help children develop ‘SKILLS FOR LIFE’ with a focus on fun, fitness, skills, confidence & friendship. Holiday camps are for children 2.5 – 6 years (children must be toilet trained).

Cost: Camp 1 (9am-1pm): $65/day, $230/4-day camp. Camp 1 (9am-3pm): $85/day or $295/4-day camp. Camp 2 (9am-1pm): $65/day, $175/3-day camp. Camp 2 (9am-3pm): $85/day, $225/3-day camp.

When: Camp 1: 15-18 April & Camp 2: 23-26 April (excluding ANZAC Day – 25 April). 9:00am – 1:00pm OR 9:00am – 3:00pm (Drop off from 8:30am).

Location: Willis Park, Castle Cove

Contact: W:www.lovendeuce.com.au Ph: (02) 9417 7888 E: humpty@lovendeuce.com.au

2019 Autumn Art Attack, Mosman

In this two-hour workshop the children will join artist-educator Emily Shaddick to look at the Artists of Mosman: 2088 exhibition.

They will then discuss their own homes and make a drawing of the street where they live. From this drawing they will craft a 3D model using cardboard, textas and collage materials.

Good to Know: Please bring morning tea. For children aged 5-8 years.

Cost: $20

When: April 17, 10am-12pm

Location: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre – 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman

Contact: Click here for booking

Tinker Tank Camps, St Leonards

TinkerTank provides unique projects that focus on the very necessary life skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and design process with purpose. Their hands-on approach has students imagination and creativity soaring. Jobs of the future will require basics like coding, design and design thinking and robotics, learning these will be an advantage for your child’s future. TinkerTank knows that these subjects encourage reasoning and helps teach the type of thinking skills that 21st-century adults are going to need in a world where almost everything will be enhanced by this. We do this in a safe and inspiring space lead by mentors that are passionate about STEAM subjects.

Good to Know: Please bring morning tea, lunch, water bottle, a hat and wear covered shoes. Afterschool Memberships now available!

Where: 54 Chandos Street, St Leonards

Cost: $145 per day

When: Daily from April 13-29, 9am-5pm

Contact: 1300 670 104 W: https://www.tinkertank.rocks F: https://www.facebook.com/TinkerTankAU/

Wannabees Family Play Town, Frenchs Forest and Hornsby

If you haven’t tried the imagination wonderland that is Wannabees Family Play Town, take the short drive to Frenchs Forest or Hornsby for a super fun day out these school holidays. Enjoy our unlimited play and get the most of your day!

We have set up a unique indoor theme park featuring a child size city, where children can dress up, role play & explore different occupations within our community. At Wannabees we love to see kids having fun, especially through imaginative role-play. We encourage all children to be what they ‘wannabee’.

All shops in our city are child size so kids will feel like they have walked into a beauty shop, hospital, fire station etc. that is just for them! We have so many activities to have the kids entertained the whole day: firefighting, fashion parade, TV studio, dancing, Radio Station. plus our awesome school holiday program with extra activities such as: scavenger hunts,  talent show, cooking workshops, zumba, daylight discos and many more.

Good to Know: Parents can join the fun with the kids or enjoy our complimentary coffee and wifi. Our cafe has so many healthy snacks and lunch options for the whole family. There’s ‘Drop & Shop’ available in our Hornsby center and Rock climbing in Frenchs Forest!!

Cost: Children 1 to 2 y.o: – $15.00. Children 3 to 10 y.o $20.00. Adults: $5.00 (Includes Coffee Voucher when entering with a paying child) Seniors: Free. (See website for Drop & Shop fees).

When: Open 7 days.

Location: Frenchs Forest: C1/1-3 Rodborough Rd and Hornsby: Shop 2042/236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield Hornsby)

Contact: https://wannabees.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wannabees1/

*FREE Lane Cove Taekwondo, Lane Cove

Lane Cove Taekwondo is the leading Martial Arts club on the North Shore with a highly regarded reputation for delivering an exciting and active Martial Arts experience for the whole family. Kids learn confidence, focus and discipline while learning valuable safety skills to keep them bully-proof. Adult classes are a holistic martial arts experience incorporating fitness and flexibility training, self defence, Taekwondo, modern boxing and a good time. A family -friendly environment, all new members are made welcome regardless of your fitness level. Students start at age 4. Come experience the LCT difference, fully free with no obligation to join.

Amazing to know: Lane Cove Taekwondo is offering free trial classes for all ages during the April School Holidays.

Cost: FREE!

When: Monday 15th of April and Thursday 18th of April. Wombat Kombat (4 – 6 year olds) 4pm – 4.30pm, Beginner Taekwondo (7 years and above) 5.15pm – 6pm and Adults 6pm – 7pm

Where: Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove

Contact: Bookings essential at lanecovetkd@hotmail.com For more info: www.lanecovetaekwondo.com.au

Simply Fun: Ninjas, Dance, Drama, Art, and more!  Chatswood

Looking for energetic and meaningful activities for your children during the school holidays?  Simply Fun is the one stop centre for programs that maximise your child’s cognitive, physical and social development.  We are a bright, new play-space conveniently located next to Chatswood Station. We offer holiday camps for children 4.5 – 10 years-old, involving gymnastics, drama, dance, art  and so much more, so they can master new skills and learn something useful every single day!  Guaranteed to keep them active and entertained all holiday long without you having to organise a single thing!

Ninjas: Involve obstacle course training, children will exercise their creative thinking to get up, over and around all sorts of obstacles! It is designed for high energy children, working on core components of fitness such as agility, strength, endurance and speed.

Drama: Children will learn the basics of vocal techniques, facial expressions and body movements whilst gaining confidence and presentation skills via fun and engaging activities.

Dance: Children are introduced to basic jazz techniques such as turns, jumps, leaps and balances set to the beat of the coolest new hits. Excellent for improving rhythm, coordination and self-expression.

Art:  Children will discover the extent of their creativity and make beautiful artworks in a variety of different mediums (all materials are provided).

Good to Know: Morning session: 9am – 12pm; Afternoon session: 12pm – 3pm; Full day: 9pm – 3pm.  Single days or full weeks available. We provide morning and afternoon tea, children will need to bring their own lunch.  (No nuts allowed).

Cost: $55/half day session or $90/full day session.  Extended hours, 3pm – 5pm additional $20. Early bird special: Book before March 30th to receive 5% off.

When: 15th April – 26th April (Excluding Public Holidays)

Location: Suite 14, Level 1, 445 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (opp. Gloria Jean’s Coffees)

Contact: Call us on (02) 8593 3177 or send us an email at booking@simplyfun.com.au


Aussie Gems Cheerleading & Fitness Academy, Frenchs Forest

Let your kids get active these school holidays at Aussie Gems Cheerleading & Fitness Academy! Every day of Aussie Gems’ holiday program is packed with sport, fitness and craft activities. We play nerf battles and fitness games, do fitness testing, have tumbling fun and there is a special craft activity each day. The first week of the April holidays we will be focusing on Easter crafts: making Easter slime or baskets, decorating Easter cupcakes or painting Easter plaster. The second week, the kids can choose to make ninja stress balls, kites, slime and plaster painting. Check out the full program on our website: www.aussiegems.com.au to find out what’s on each day!

Good to Know: Aussie Gems offers a full day program during the school holidays for ages 5 years and older. Aussie Gems is an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art fitness facility for kids of all ages. We offer a fitness academy, tumbling classes, competitive cheerleading teams, pre-schooler multisport programs, birthday parties, a learning hub and our onsite Hukilau Café. Our focus is on fitness, fun and family, and there is class for everyone at Aussie Gems – be it just to become fit and active or for the aspiring star & all-star athlete. Come and check us out, we’d love to see you at Aussie Gems!

Cost: Regular day $65 (includes morning tea + lunch). Extended day $80 (also includes afternoon tea). $10 sibling discount

When: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April. Regular day: 8.30am-3.30pm or extended day: 8.00am-5.00pm

Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest

Contact: – W: www.aussiegems.com.au P: 9451 5706 E: info@aussiegems.com.au

Master Class, Neutral Bay

These workshops are designed to help teenagers build confidence, demystify maths and gain mastery of mathematical concepts!

Year 7 & 8: Let’s master the topic of Algebra in a fun group environment. Bounce ideas off one another and build a solid foundation on which all mathematical concepts are based.

Year 9 & 10: Mastery of Trigonometry! Making learning fun and relevant. Make all future learning in school significantly easier by gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Trigonometry. This Master Class will help take the stress off Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Year 11 & 12: HSC Preparation classes. Maximising students’ marks by teaching them where marks are allocated in the HSC, common errors that are made and how to properly set out their worked solutions.

Good to Know: All workshops run over three days. Year 7 & 8 is on from 9am-11am. Year 9 & 10 is on from 12pm-2pm, and year 11 and 12 is on from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Cost: $210

When: April 16, 17 and 18.

Location: Suite 31, Level 1, 50 Yeo St Neutral Bay

Contact: https://tigermathstutoring.com.au/

TRYTIME Rugby Camps, North Shore and Northern Beaches

TRYTIME School holiday rugby camps are for rugby players of all levels who want to improve their skills in a safe and inclusive environment. We already have lots of girls and boys booked in ready to have fun and learn lots from our amazing coaches as well as from guest Waratah players.

Good to Know: We understand for lots of working parents, 3pm pickup can be tricky, so we do offer After Camp Care until 5:30, see website for more details. We also provide a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about for the 2 days!

Contact: We have various dates and locations locked in for Chatswood and Northern Beaches. To check out the dates, locations, cost and to register (limited spots available and filling fast), please visit our website here: http://www.trytimerugby.com/camps/

We can’t wait to put smiles on the faces of many more young players in April. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with all camp details:
www.facebook.com/TrytimeRugbyCamps

 

 

The Wizard of Oz, Cammeray

Somewhere over the Rainbow and just in time for the School Holidays, NORTHS Cammeray is hosting this fun production of the all-time favourite The Wizard of Oz.

“Led by professional players, our troupe of young performers – most of them under 18! – bring a special kind of magic to one of the world’s best loved musical fantasy films. As the stage lights up with a mix of ballet, pop music and traditional shout-out-loud participation as young audiences follow the yellow brick road to the good fairy and wicked witch of the west, the shiny red ruby slippers and wonderful Wizard of Oz. Surrender to the energy – and don’t expect your kids to stay seated for long!”

Good to Know: Doors open at 10.30 for an 11am show. Seating is unreserved. If you live within 5kms of the Club you will need to be a member or be signed in by a member. Membership is $10 for a year and comes with lots of great discounts. Lunch is available after the show at The Pantry – NORTHS’ great dining venue.

Cost: $15 per ticket.

When: April 16

Location: 12 Abbott St, Cammeray

Contact: www.norths.com.au

*FREE EVENT ‘Let’s Sumo’ – Robot Building and Battling Workshop, Mosman

In this workshop the kids will be taught how to build and program an autonomous robot using sensors and motors to compete in a robot sumo competition at the end of the workshop.

Good to Know: Participants must bring their own lunch and a water bottle. Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years. Bookings essential.

When: Monday April 15, 9.30am-3pm

Cost: Free!

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service) Library Walk, 605 Military Road, Mosman

Contact: Click here for bookings.