Did you know there were so many great things for kids to do nearby? It’s our biggest School Holiday Guide ever and we’ve found something for everyone – and even some fun for free!
Bop Till You Drop, Mosman
Use discount code MOSLIV19 to receive $20 OFF*!
Bop till you Drop are running Performing Arts Workshops in the July School Holidays. The workshops are designed for children aged 5-12 years. These programs are educational with professional teachers who will gently encourage and teach your child new skills in DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, plus craft, cooking and science to break up the action packed day.
There are six action-packed classes per day, which aim at building self-esteem in your child. We allow the children to be part of the creative process rather than dictating our ideas. This helps build their self-confidence and makes them feel proud of their achievements. The children will perform in a concert on the last day to show off their new talents and they will also be awarded a graduation certificate. The concert is an important part of building confidence and their public speaking skills. Also, we want them to walk away with a big sense of satisfaction knowing they worked towards something and accomplished it.
Did you know we are a Creative Kids Provider? Use your $100 voucher.
Ask us how to apply for one – not to be confused with an Active Kids Provider, you get a $100 voucher for each in NSW. This means with your $100 off voucher and MOSLIV19 discount code you pay as little as $15 per day!!!
When: Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, 9am-3pm (extended care 8am-5pm available)
Cost: $65 per day (with MOSLIV19 $20 OFF discount) Siblings: $60 per day ($30 OFF, if booking two days) Normal cost is $75 per day without discount code
Location: St Clements Church Hall, 144 Raglan St Mosman
Contact/Bookings: JULY 2019 – MOSMAN BOOKING FORM
Phone: 1300 13 03 13
* MOSLIV19 Offer applies to 2-day bookings only, not to be used with any other offer, except Creative Kids Voucher
The Brightsparks Co., Manly Vale
The Brightsparks Performing Arts Studio’s Singing and Acting Workshops are a wonderful opportunity for students between 8-13 years to enjoy an intensive and fun workshop under the guidance of experienced teacher and performer Zoe Emanuel. Her wealth of knowledge after 15 years of teaching and performing, has equipped her with a passion and love of the arts which inspires and motivates many young performers today.
Workshops are designed to give students a taste of many different aspects of the Performing arts. This includes building characters and scenes using a wide array of costumes, props and sets. Designing and implementing choreographed moves into songs to create a performance worthy result and discover the art of mime through physical expression and precision. They will work with scripts to create and develop the voice to project clearly on stage and enhance their expression for a truly fantastic performance.
When: The Sing and Act workshop runs from Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th July and the Act Up Workshop runs on Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th July.
Cost: An early bird rate of $65 per day is available till 21st June so get in early before it fills up!
Location: St Kieran’s Parish Hall, Manly Vale
Creative Sounds Music Camp, Willoughby
The Creative Sounds holiday camp is the perfect opportunity for kids of intermediate to advanced musical experience to meet and connect with other like-minded artists. Under the direct guidance of their own coach, they will form a band which works together in creating some awesome music!
Each day consists of a series of rehearsal sessions, with a focus on writing original music. There is also designated social time for the kids to hang out and enjoy their holiday!
At the end of the week they’ll have an opportunity to record and take home what they’ve created.
When: Week 1: July 8 – 11 Week 2: July 15 – 18
Good to Know: Each day runs from 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday, with before and after care available. Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon break times. Kids will need to bring packed lunches, otherwise there are a number of reasonably priced cafes nearby on Willoughby Road. Drums, keyboards and amplification for guitars, bass and vocals are provided, and kids are encouraged to bring their own instruments. Ages 10+
Cost: $100 per day
Location: Creative Sounds Studios – 128C Mowbray Road Willoughby (opposite Willoughby Girls High)
The best School Holidays are spent at NUBO!
With a passionate team of educators and the BEST explorative play areas in town, NUBO is THE destination for school holidays!
We deliver the most engaging and creative workshops, where you can make anything from a mini Picasso mural to cooking up a storm of tasty treats!
These holidays are no exception – we have a hearty programme for bubs to big kids lined up including elastic painting, superfood red snowballs, collaborative murals and so much more! And after all that creative thinking you can burn off energy in our adventure play areas. We hope to see you and your family soon!
Good to Know: There is a delicious and nutritious cafe inside the venue (no outside food allowed). Non-slip socks must be worn and can be purchased at NUBO.
When: Saturday 6th – Sunday 21st of July
Cost: Chatswood: 1 Workshop + 30min Play: $16
Alexandria: Under 2 y.o. – $12.50 (weekdays) / $15 (weekends) Over 2 y.o – $15 (weekdays) / $17.50 (weekends)
Locations: L213c Chatswood Chase Mall, 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood.
Unit 201, Building 2/160 Bourke Rd, Alexandria
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Primrose Park Tennis Camp, Cremorne
Primrose Park Tennis is located on the northern side of Neutral Bay and Cremorne, at historic Primrose Park. Their popular school holiday tennis camps keep kids engaged and active, and they focus on fun as well as skills and drills. Each camp includes coaching, team events, games, and singles and doubles tournaments. There are trophies and sports awards and each child receives a cap. All camps run from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day Monday to Thursday and Friday is a tournament day and finishes at 2pm
Good to Know: Primrose Park Tennis Camps begin early so private school children have a great option. The coaches at PPT are all very experienced – with many awards and titles – including world rankings. See the website for details: http://www.primroseparktennis.com.au/PPT-Coaches.aspx
Cost: $250 for five days.
Private school Camp: Monday 1st of July to the 5th
Camp 1 Monday the 8th of July to the 12th
Camp 2 Monday the 15th of July to the 19th
Location: Matora Lane, off Young Street, Cremorne
Contact: (02) 9908-2366 e: email@example.com
Agoston Studios Art Camp, Mosman
Experimenting and creativity – a different art program each day during the holidays, with the last class being “Artists Choice” and a little party to celebrate. Our workshops explore different art materials, using colour, clay, paint, construction, illustration, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour and book production. We teach skills and encourage each individual child to use these techniques to open a new path to express their own imagination to create their individual artworks.
8 July: PAINTING – Experiment with colour
9 July: CLAY – Hands on creativity
10 July: ILLUSTRATION – Visual exploration
11 July: CONSTRUCTION – Engineering problem solving
12 July: POTTERY WHEEL – Messy creativity
15 July: SCULPTURE – Thinking in 3 dimensions
16 July: PRINTMAKING – Thinking backwards
17 July: WATERCOLOUR – Strong colours or infinite subtlety
18 July: PORTRAITS – Get Ready for Young Archie Awards
19 July: ART PARTY – Painting and clay
Good to Know: International Award Winning Creative Director, Australian Award Winning Book Designer, Graphic Designer, and Local Mosman Artist, Susie Agoston has lectured at Tokyo University, and as Head of Department at Canberra Art School, ANU; Guest Art Teacher at Sydney Grammar Prep, and Susie worked with 175 children for their Mosman Public Year 5 & 6 Special Art Project. Agoston Studios was established in Mosman in 1988.
Cost: $80 per workshop includes all Art Materials
When: 8-12 July and 15-19 July
Times: 11am – 3pm (Childcare is available per hour before and after Art Class )
Location: Ballantyne Street Mosman, next to Memory Park ( we have a lunch break at Memory Park )
Bring: Messy clothing, morning tea and lunch
Contact: Susie Agoston firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Wild Imagination, Neutral Bay
Feed your child’s curiosity in workshops that are packed with creative experiences and resources to ignite their senses. Think paint, tools, sculpture, re-used and recycled materials, markers, pastels, watercolours, ink, wire, beads and so much more, used in innovative ways to inspire open-ended creativity and unlimited imagination!
Big Wild Imagination is offering 1/2 day workshops and full day workshops at Whoosh Club in Neutral Bay and now Mobile workshops that come to your place for a 3-hour workshop – consider this the best play date going around! So these school holiday, gather some friends and let’s get creating!
When: Workshops at Whoosh Club – 9am – 4pm – Thurs 11th, Fri 12th July, Wed 17th and Fri 19th July. Workshops (3hrs) at your place 9am – 12noon / 1pm – 4pm – Mon 8th, Tues 9th, Weds 10th July, Mon 15th, Tues 16th and Thurs 18th July.
Cost: Workshops at Whoosh Club, Neutral Bay – 1/2 day $45, Full day $90. Workshops at your place – Minimum $160 for 4 children, $20/extra child (6 children max.)
Location: Whoosh Club, Neutral Bay. Level 1, 129-133 Military Road. Or at your place! Big Wild Imagination comes to you. Let us know your address in the booking form.
Mosman Performing Arts, Mosman
Is your child interested in Drama? Dance? Both?
MPA is a dynamic school holiday workshop being held in Mosman. Your child will be a part of an original production that will be performed to an audience at the end of the week. Students can either spend their time focusing solely on either dance or drama, or do both.
Mosman Performing Arts will provide students with:
- dance and drama skills
- dynamic choreography and an original stage play
- the opportunity to feel confident on stage
- the experience of what goes into creating a quality production to perform in front of family and friends!
When: July 8th – 12th (9am to 3pm)
Cost: 3 days: $245 (Mon to Wed, or Wed to Fri), 5 days: $375. An official MPA tshirt is included with every registration. Sibling discounts are available.
Location: St Luke’s Church hall, 4 Heydon Street Mosman,
Mosman Martial Arts Academy, Neutral Bay
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 Parkour, Jiu-Jitsu, Sumo wrestling, survival 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 email@example.com) 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: July 8-19, except public holidays
Location: 4, 121-123 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089 (Corner of Bydown Street)
Contact: Mosman Martial Arts Academy
Project Goldberg Machine Workshop, Mosman
Robe Goldberg was an inventor and cartoonist famous for designing overly complicated machines that fixed everyday problems with wit and madness.
Workshop participants will be taught how to program robot controllers, sensors, motors, and build frames and supports. Participants must bring their own lunch and a water bottle.
Suitable for ages 9 – 12.
When: Monday 15 July, 9.30am – 3.00pm
Cost: Free but bookings required
Location: Barry O’Keefe Library Mosman
Resilience in Kids, Neutral Bay
Build your child’s resilience in the July school holidays! Resilience in Kids will be running a range of fun and play-based one-day camps for children aged 5-8 and 9-12 on the Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches and Inner West.
They will be helping children make good friendship choices in their Friendship Camps, teaching them how to manage their emotions in their Calm Camps, building up their confidence in their Confidence Camps and giving them some all-round resilience skills in their Resilience Bootcamps.
Some of the topics they will be exploring are standing up for yourself in the playground, managing a critical inner voice, handling uncomfortable emotions such as anger and frustration, feeling OK making mistakes, and lots more through art, drama, movement, breathing, storytelling and games.
The camps are led by deeply experienced Resilience Coaches and the focus is on providing kids with practical tools and strategies in a fun and playful way – kids LOVE them!
When: July school holidays: 8 – 18 July
Cost: $105 per child per child per day (9am – 4pm)
Location: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay, Cammeray Scout Hall, East Roseville Scout Hall, Wheeler Heights Public School, Lilyfield Community Centre
Contact/Bookings: Book at: www.resilienceinkids.com.au/bookholidayworkshops. Or check out www.resilienceinkids.com.au. Or contact Susie Mogg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0406776800 for further information
Adventure Camp, Balmoral & Northbridge
This year, we’re excited to be hosting our first ever Winter Adventure Camps – with new activities & challenges!
Our winter camps won’t be featuring any water activities or sailing (it’s going to be a bit chilly!), but instead, we’re putting together an “Amazing Race meets Survivor” style program for the 3 days.
The groups will have to navigate to various locations around Balmoral or Northbridge, and at each location they’ll be presented with a new challenge to complete. These challenges will involve building shelters, compasses, stretchers, and completing various navigation tasks and teamwork games. Once completed, they’ll get the instructions to head to the next location.
At the end of each day, the groups will get the chance to come together for a series of Team vs Team games also.
When: Balmoral July 17-19, Northbridge July 8-10. All camps run 8am to 5pm.
Cost: 3x Day Camp $289.95
Location: 1st Balmoral Sea Scouts, Balmoral Park or Northbridge Sailing Club
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 5+ regardless of their prior musical experience. Each day runs from 9am to 3pm, culminating in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Places are limited and often sell out, so ROCK ENROL NOW!
When: Mon 1st – Thurs 4th July (9am-3pm), Mon 8th – Thurs 11th July, Mon 15th – Thurs 18th July (4 days with optional 5th day Friday)
Cost: $460 (Early Bird Price -$420 before June 14)
Optional early drop off/late pick up (8am-6pm) available each day for an additional $20 per hour.
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:15 – 19 July
Location: Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney
Lah Lah Stripy Sock Club Show, NORTHS Cammeray
Here’s your chance to Join Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they perform LIVE in concert. The Stripy Sock Club is for every girl & boy (and mums & dads too!) So grab your stripes and get ready to dance! If you’re looking for the best musical experience for your child, this is it. Up close, no stadiums, 100% live, every Lah-Lah show includes a free full cast meet and greet session after the show. Meet Lah-Lah and the band, touch and try the real musical instruments, have your photo taken with the stars, and collect their autographs – it’s all included in your ticket.
When: Thursday 18th July. Doors open 9.30am Show 10am
Cost: $27.50 (Under 12 Months Free)