As always, our local area is spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to keep the kids entertained during the School Holidays. Check out some of these fantastic options, spanning everything from sport, rock music, resilience, drama, martial arts and so much more!
Inspire Soccer UK Holiday Camps, Mosman
Inspire Soccer UK is located across the Northern Beaches in Sydney’s Lower North Shore offering a wide range of soccer coaching. Created out of the need for high quality soccer coaching to be available for all players, Head Coach Luke is UEFA qualified, with a commitment to delivering professional standard soccer coaching to all ages and abilities.
Fun & Elite Camps run all day (9am-3pm) while the option of half a day is still available, morning only 9am-12pm.
Our Fun Soccer Camp includes traditional camp style development games followed by game time with a different themed tournament each day e.g. World Cup/Champions League/ A-league/ Premier League. Available for 5-12 YO all abilities.
Elite Camp: This Programme take players through fun development games before plenty of game time in small sided tournaments each day. Available for 10-15 YO.
All our sessions will be delivered in a safe, positive, fun, all inclusive environment by qualified coaches.
When: Monday 30th September- Friday 4th October
Cost: Half day (9am-12pm) $60
Full day (9am-3pm) $100
Week pass (full days) $440
Location: Georges Heights Oval, Mosman
Contact: For more information and bookings visit: inspiresocceruk.com/what-we-
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 30th Sep – Thu 3rd Oct (9am-3pm), Tue 8th Oct – Fri 11th Oct
Cost: $480 (Early Bird Price -$440 before 6th Sep)
Optional 5th Party Day Fri 4th Oct for an additional $120
Optional extended care from 8am drop off -6pm pick up 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/
Learn to Sail Camps, Middle Harbour Yacht Club
MHYC has a proud tradition of developing young sailors, culminating in the success of Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page winning Gold in the 470 Mens at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. MHYC is now also the home base for the Australian Sailing Team (AST), with all of the the recent Olympians training and based out of the club. To continue this tradition, MHYC is dedicated to youth sailing through a range of programs and classes. These programs provide a fun environment to sail as well as strong pathways as our juniors develop as sailors.
Junior Sailing Program for 8-12 year olds, and Teen Sailing Programs both available.
When: October 1-4 and October 8-11, 9am-3.30pm
Cost: $495 for Youth MHYC members or $594 for Non members (includes one year membership)
Location: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, 75 Lower Parriwi Rd, The Spit
Contact: For more information see – https://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/learn-to-sail
or bookings https://www.revolutionise.com.au/mhyachtclub/events/list/
Resilience Camp, Neutral Bay
We’re now taking bookings for our popular 1-day Resilience Camps – book now to avoid disappointment! Our camps are for everyday K-6 children experiencing everyday challenges. They are fun and play-based and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and LOTS of games. Kids LOVE them!
We explore a whole range of topics, including confidence, friendship, emotions, the inner voice, the growth mindset, positive psychology and LOTS more, all in a safe and supportive environment. They run from 9am-4pm at Collaroy Plateau, Roseville, Neutral Bay and the Inner West. Not sure whether your child should participate again? They absolutely should! No two camps are the same. Resilience is a skill like any other, it needs practice.
Good to Know: You don’t need to be attending our term-time workshops in order to benefit from our camps. Wondering whether to do our camps and our term-time workshops? Absolutely, practice makes progress!
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”
When: Mon 30 Sept: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2), Tues 1 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Superpower Camp (K-2), Weds 2 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Calm Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Confidence Camp (K-2), Tues 8 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Resilience Boot-Camp (3-6), Weds 9 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Friendship Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Superpower Camp (K-2), Thu 10 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2). Camps also available in Lilyfield, Annandale and Drummoyne.
Cost: $105 including GST per day per child.
Cricket Appeal Holiday Clinics, Mosman
Cricket Appeal in Sydney’s North Shore runs its famous Holiday Clinics all over Australia. We invite boys and girls aged between 5yrs to 14yrs old that play our great game, to come and join in on the fun. The Cricket Appeal coaching team will provide your player with a week of cricket they will never forget.
Each day will involve:
- Skills and fun activities
- Net sessions
- T20 Games
- BBQ lunch (free of charge)
- Structured coaching plans
- Guest appearances from superstar players.
- Prize giveaways
Players will experience the best opportunity to enhance their games within the playing group. We now have 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day options available for some clinics. Family passes are also an option for those with 2 or more family members attending.
There will be Big Bash Players, State cricketers and guest appearances from other superstars throughout the clinic. We also have prizes to be given away from our partners at 2Reds clothing and cricket gear available from JP Gavin. There will be sausage sizzle lunches and drinks available from the canteen on lunch breaks provided at no extra charge.
When: 30 Sept to 4 October, and 7-11 October
Location: Balmoral Oval, Mosman
Cost: 1 day pass $100, 2 day pass $180, 3 day pass $270, 4 day pass $330 OR 1 day family pass (2 or more player) $160, 2 day family pass $240, 3 day family pass $330 and 4 day family pass $390
Contact/Bookings: Click the link below to book your player in today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: 30 September to 11 October (9am – 12pm Mon-Fri) with the exception of public holidays.
Location: 4, 121-123 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089 (Corner of Bydown Street)
Contact: Mosman Martial Arts Academy
Adventure Camp, Northbridge and Balmoral
Spring Holidays are here and Adventure Camp is back! With the return of warm weather, we’ll be getting back in the water with plenty of water games as part of our regular 3-day schedule at Balmoral and with sailing and plenty of swimming in our regular 3-day schedule at Northbridge. The 3-day camp will be action packed with plenty of outdoor fun and games – and no iPads in sight. As always, these camps will be slightly different to previous ones – with new activities, challenges and stories – but with plenty of the same outdoor adventure.
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.
When: 30 Sep, 8:00 am – 02 Oct, 5:00 pm
Location: 1st Balmoral Sea Scouts, Balmoral Park, The Esplanade, Mosman
Cost: $289.95 for 3 days
When: 09 Oct, 8:00 am – 11 Oct, 5:00 pm
Location: Northbridge Sailing Club, Bethwaite Ln, Northbridge
Cost: $299.95 for 3 days
Play World 2019, ICC Darling Harbour
Presented by Nintendo, this two-day event creates the most unique atmosphere for kids and allows them to play in a dynamic, fun and educational environment that is bound to get everyone excited! Play World will light up Sydney’s ICC this October school holidays where kids aged 4 to 12 can let their creativity and imagination run free. Get ready to play with the latest games from Nintendo, go on a musical adventure with The Beanies, laugh until your bellies hurt with The Listies, take part in drumming workshops and explore the world where kids’ imagination is the only limit.
Good to Know: Play World Australia gives kids the opportunity to learn and educate themselves on some crazy skills; from intricate coding with the experts from Code Camp to creating beautiful flower crowns with Sydney Flower School. Play World Australia are proud to support Kids Helpline as the official charity partner.
Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darling Harbour
When: October 5-6, 2019 Time: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Cost: Tickets: Kids 4-12 years $19.95. General Admission: 13+ Years $24.96 Tiny Tots: 0 – 3 Years: FREE
Contact: Tickets are on sale now at https://www.playworldaustralia.com.au/en/Tickets.html.
SWIMVAC, Carlile Castle Cove & Lane Cove West
Get a month’s worth of lessons in just one week! The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track the swimming skills of preschool and school age children. And Carlile Swimming has the credentials to do that with more than 60 years experience and world renowned expertise in teaching children to swim well.
Our holiday Swimvac program is designed to boost confidence and consolidate skills through the intensive, daily repetition of lessons. It can provide significant results, especially for new swimmers or those needing to master specific skills. Held in our warm indoor pools – it’s a great daily dose of fun and fitness!
Good to Know: This program is very popular, so please book early with our customer service team. For existing customers at Carlile Swimming Castle Cove, there are new stroke clinics (breaststroke, butterfly) and Dives & Turns Clinics now available during the July school holidays.
When: Week 1 Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October Week 2 Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October
Cost: Swimvac $94.30 for 5 days of lessons, $75.40 for four lessons. Stroke Clinics $21.75 per Clinic
Location: 2b Holly Street, Castle Cove and 4 Sirius Rd, Lane Cove West.
Medieval Castles Cartooning Workshop, Mosman Art Gallery
Castles? Dungeons? Dragons? Young artists who like drawing and are interested in medieval architecture and fantasy stories are welcome to come and learn with professional illustrator, Sam McNair, in an afternoon of fortified mayhem.
This short course will feature step-by-step instruction as well as Sam’s trademark challenges where the participants can flex their imaginations and their creativity.
When: Friday October 11
Cost: Children aged 9-13 $30
Location: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way
Contact: Anita Toft 9978 4178. For bookings visit https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=547842&
The Toybox, The Independent Theatre North Sydney
Bring your children on a musical journey through Claude Debussy’s The ToyboxOpen their eyes and capture their imaginations as it reveals all the secrets of the toybox. From Sydney ensembleThoroughbass, this 2019 interpretation of the 1913 children’s ballet is a magical entrée to classical music. Inviting little bodies with big imaginations to join us in the round on the floor, and get up close to some of the earliest musical instruments.
Good to Know: The Toybox began as an illustrated children’s story that composer Claude Debussy then turned into a children’s ballet to amuse his 8 year old daughter Chou-Chou. In bringing this quaint story to today’s audiences, Thoroughbass has re-imagined and re-arranged Debussy’s music with the added charm of early instruments (and the odd pop-whistle!) and some very naughty and noisy toys. Suitable for ALL ages.
When: September 21 at 11am
Location: The Arches, Independent Theatre, Miller St, North Sydney
Cost: $35 for adults. Children: free
Playschool Live In Concert, NORTHS Cammeray
Humpty is putting on a surprise show! Join him as he gathers together the Play School Toys to help with the big spectacular. There are starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites along the way. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 45 minute show will delight the littler and bigger Play School fans.
Good to Know: Doors open at 11.30am for a 12pm show, and Doors open at 1.30pm for the 2pm show. If you live within 5km of the Club you’ll need to sign up for membership or have a member sign you in. Annual membership is $10.
Cost: $22 (Children under 12 months free_
When: Sunday October 13
Location: 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray
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