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What’s On for Summer School Holidays

As 2020 draws to a close our kids are finishing up what has been a very unique school year. With the holidays upon us, we’ve done a wrap up of some great local events and activities you may like to consider for your young ones. From sport to art and music, there’s really something for everyone. We’re happy to continue adding to this list – if you come across something locally relevant feel free to email mosman@thelivingcollective.com.au with the information. Happy holidays!

Youth Sailing Camps, Middle Harbour Yacht Club

The Middle Harbour Yacht Club is a recognised and accredited Discover Sailing Centre (DSC), through Australian Sailing, which provides a sailing pathway for young sailors, from ‘Learn to Sail’ to more advanced racing with highly qualified instructors.

Our holiday camps are aimed at 7-11 and 12-17yr olds and are the perfect way to get out on the water, have fun and meet new friends.

MHYC is dedicated to youth sailing through a range of programs and classes, providing a fun and safe environment while learning to sail along with strong pathways as our juniors and youth develop as sailors.

Camps run from Tuesday to Friday, various weeks of the school holidays. See the website for more detail

Balmoral Watersports Multi-activity School Holiday Camp

Book your child in for 1,3 or 5 days of fun on the water and on the beach!!  Days are split into 3 sessions with morning tea and lunch break.

We also have a range of sailing boats, kayaks, SUP and windsurfers to hire 7 days a week.

Age: From 5 to 15yo. Must be able to swim.

Price: Starts at $177

When: December 7th for 6 weeks.

Book onlinehttps://www.balmoralwatersportscenter.com.au/kids-teens

Other Contacts: 9960 5344 or info@sailingchool.com.au

Watercolour, Wax and Pencil, Mosman Art Gallery

Drawing inspiration from the Wendy Sharpe: Ghosts exhibition the children will experiment with watercolour, wax and pencil to make their own ghostly drawings.

Please bring a paint shirt and morning tea. Children must be over 5 years old.

When: Thursday 21 January, 10am-12pm

Cost: Ages 5-8 years $20 per child

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way

Contactwww.trybooking.com/BNCNB

Make a Softcover Notebook, Mosman Art Gallery

This is a hands-on workshop for the children to learn how to make their very own notebook. They will make a softcover notebook with their own unique cover bound together with a simple book binding stitch. Great to use as a journal, a zine or to give to someone as a special gift.

When: Thursday 21 January, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: Ages 9-13 years $20 per child

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way

Contactwww.trybooking.com/BNCNG

Summer Reading Club, Online

Mosman Library Service is running a summer reading challenge to encourage children to read over the warmer months. The children’s Tales of Wonder challenge, encourages children to explore myths, legends and fairy tales.

When: Until Sunday 31 January 2021

Cost: Shorelink Library members aged 5 to 12

Location: Online via shorelink.beanstack.org

 

Agoston Art Studios Holiday Workshops

CLAY / POTTERY WHEEL / PAINTING / CONSTRUCTION / PRINTMAKING / ART EXCURSIONS / VOLCANOES

We teach skills, supply all art materials and then encourage experimenting and exploring individual thinking and creativity / aesthetics / engineering problem solving / and having fun with the freedom of expression

Susie Agoston
Artist, Graphic Designer, Book Publisher, Lecturer, Filmmaker
AGOSTON STUDIOS ART FOR KIDS est Mosman 1988
Art and Creative Teacher Sydney Grammar Prep
Special Art Teacher Mosman Primary 2018 Art Project facilitating 175 students for 8 murals
Mentor Queenwood HSC DRAMA
International Award Winning Creative Director
Bruno X Biennale
Filmmaker ABC TV and International Film Festivals
Netball / Basketball coach Mosman Club, Queenwood, Wenona
First Aid / WWCC
Registered Creative Kids Provider

Dates: Monday – Friday (weekends and parties by request)

Location: Next to Memory Park Mosman

Cost: $120 includes all art materials

Creative Kids Vouchers honoured

Bookings: contact@agostonstudios.com

Carlile Swimming, Castle Cove, Killarney Heights & Freshwater

Jump into Carlile Swimming’s holiday program

Looking for a fun, holiday activity that can boost your child’s confidence and swimming skills then you’ll find it at Carlile Swimming. The summer holiday swimming program is on weekly for three weeks from January 4.

  • A lesson every day for a week! If your child is currently in lessons, then there is no better way to help them progress with the skills they are trying to master. Cost is a discounted $100 for a week, you effectively pay for four lessons and get one FREE!
  • Specialised Clinics for Mastering Butterfly and Breaststroke, Dives and Turns or being Carnival Ready. Coaches work with your child on the specific areas they need to improve. These can be booked individually for $23.25 per clinic.

Sessions and schedules vary at each pool and you can Book now at the Carlile pool which suits you:

Killarney Heights  (02) 9451 3677
Freshwater – (02) 9137 4545
Castle Cove – (02) 9417 2060

 

Debating and Public Speaking, Speaking Schools Australiasia

Speaking Schools Australasia will be running fun LIVE online and a limited number of face-to-face programs to help students build their confidence in Debating and Public Speaking over the Summer break.

Come and join either a four-day online workshop, or head over to Southern Cross Vocational College, Burwood and choose one of the two or three-day workshops.

Online Programs:
When:    11-14 January or 18-21 January  2021.
Time:       9:30 am  – 1 pm with a half-hour break.
Cost:       From $180

Physical Classes:
Where:    Southern Cross College, Burwood (17 Comer St, Burwood),  St Leonards Venue @  54 Chandos St, St Leonards, and Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park @ 556 Cleveland St, Moore Park.

When:     18- 22 January 2021
Time:      Staggered Start and Finish Times
Cost:       From $220

W: https://speakingschools.com.au/

Let’s Get Merry… And Go Round!, Luna Park Sydney

Christmas Season is here, and Luna Park Sydney wants to celebrate with you! Join Lunabob & Lunabelle and get your Santa photo!

“Spin, twirl and twist your way around the Park for the great price of $50 per person! You’ll receive park entry, unlimited rides, fantastic entertainment and MUCH more! Not to mention our latest rides Power Surge and Round Up!

Don’t forget, Santa will be visiting through the day for that special photo and our elves will whirl up some merry-goodness at the X-mas Factor show. With special seasonal treats, there is no better way to spend your silly season!

Good to Know: Unlimited Rides includes our two new rides: Power Surge and Round Up! Open Saturdays and Sundays until 19th December, then open daily until 24th December. Limited tickets available. Must book online in advance.

Dates: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Dec

Times: Day sessions – 10:30am – 4pm
Every Sat/Sun (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20) and 21, 22, 23, 24 Dec

Evening Sessions – 5pm – 10.30pm

(Saturday nights): 5, 12, 19 Dec

Click here for more including booking

Gallery 307 Art School Holiday Program, Northbridge

Gallery 307 Art School in Northbridge has fun and creative classes for the kids these school holidays. Suitable for all ages, students are taught real art skills in a fun way, with freedom to explore their creativity.

Some of the classes these school holidays are :-

December – Keep the kids busy and creative before Christmas:

Clouds * Feather Design Painting * Sand Paper Art * Clay Christmas tea light holder * Christmas Bunting * Christmas Tag & Wrapping Paper * Reindeer Painting* And more …

January – Fun for everyone during the school holidays:

Clay Unicorn * Sailing on the Sea Painting with 3D Origami boats * Colourful Peacocks * Year of the Ox – Chinese Brush Painting * Seahorses & Seadragons * Reflections of Sydney Harbour

We offer High School Workshops : (suitable beginners to advanced):

Colours of Wildlife * Landscape * Flying Colours * Digital Comic Manga* The World of Cyberpunk

Good to know: Wherever possible, students are grouped according to age. Class sizes are limited, in order to maximise teacher/child interaction. All materials are provided. Morning and afternoon tea are provided however, students bring their own lunch.

Early Break Up Dates : 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th & 16th December
Dec Holiday Dates :
17th – 23rd December
Jan Holiday Dates : 11th January – 22nd January, 2021

Cost : Morning Session $65, Afternoon Session $65, Full Day $130.  Before & After Class Care is available if you need to extend your day

Location : 307 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Website : Visit our website for more information and book online today! www.gallery307artschool.com.au Follow us on facebook or instagram to see what we get up to @gallery307artschool

Stage shows

Fuel your child’s imagination with a stage show that will immerse them into a multi-sensory world. There are at least four productions you and the family can choose from.

The Wind in the Willows

Image: Australian Shakespeare Company

From 6 to 24 January, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will host the critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production of The Wind in the Willows. Watch the Head Chief Rabbit transform the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ear and a wiggle of the nose. The ‘young rabbits’ will be encouraged to join in the action, scream and sing along all the way through the interactive adventure.

Address: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tickets: $20 to $30 per person over 12 months old. Buy here

Room on the Broom on Stage

Image: The Concourse Theatre

A cat and a witch sat on a broom,  grinning as they fly high in the air. But a strong wind blows and takes away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Luckily, a dog, bird and frog find her lost things but as they sit on the broom for a ride, snap it breaks from the weight of five.

That’s the high energy treat you and the young ones will be in store for with the Room on the Broom! There are two shows each day between 14 to 17 January with varied timings. Find more info here.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Tickets: $36, $45. Buy here

MINI MAESTROS – Mimi’s Symphony

Image: The Concourse Theatre

Children’s entertainer Justine Clarke and conductor George Ellis lead a beautiful children’s concert where a little magpie, blown from her nest, learns to survive in the suburbs, and brings all the animal gangs together in a joyous symphony. It’s only playing at the Concert Hall on 20 January between 10am to 11am and then again from 1pm to 2pm.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Ticket: $26. Buy here

The 91 Storey Treehouse on Stage

Image: The Concourse Theatre

The CDP Kids presents The 91 Storey Treehouse, an adaptation of the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Follow the adventures of Andy, Terry and Jill in an engaging mix of song, physical comedy, puppetry and more. Kids between the age of 6-12 will absolutely love it! The show runs from 20 to 24 January with multiple performances on most days. Find more info here.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Ticket: $36, $45. Buy here

Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo

Image: Taronga Zoo

Swing, step and climb at Wild Ropes in Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo and wave a big hello to the koalas, emus and kangaroos at the Australian Walkabout. It’s the perfect activity for kids above the age of eight who love a good challenge. The course can take as long as 45 minutes to two hours depending on the type of package and path you choose. Wild Ropes is welcoming all visitors every Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. For more information and rules on COVID-Safety, visit Taronga Zoo’s website.

Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Ticket: From $22. Buy here

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids activities

Image: Ku-ring-gai Council

Get your young ones to step into nature at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and enjoy the great outdoors with adventure-based play activities. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 with sessions running between 8 December to 21 January (9am to 4pm). Depending on the session you choose, your kids could be learning bush survival skills, bushcraft and camping and so much more. Visit the Ku-ring-gai Council website for further details.

Address: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives NSW 2075
Cost: $70 per child. Book here

The Australian Museum

Image: Australian Museum

After a massive $57.5 million building transformation that took 15 months, the Australian Museum is finally set to reopen to the public on 28 November (10am to 5pm). Travel back in time with your kids to 66 millions years ago in a special interactive exhibition centred on the entire Tyrannosaurs family — they will be thrilled.

Address: 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Book here:
https://australian.museum/exhibition/tyrannosaurs-meet-the-family/#tickets

ArtarmonHQ Summer Holiday Event & Workshops

WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN MINI HANGING SUCCULENT TERRARIUM          


Cost: $5.00

Duration: 5 – 10 minutes

Day & Time:

Friday, 15th January 2021, 10.30am – 11.30am

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 10.30am – 11.30am

Location: Home HQ Library, Ground Floor

Description: Learn how to make your own hanging succulent terrarium. The cost includes a mini glass terrarium, a succulent plant and sand mixture.

All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Click HERE to book your spot.

 

NORTH SYDNEY BRICK FAIR


Cost: $8.00 per person, $25.00 per group of 4, Free for children under 3

Dates: 16 – 17 January 2021

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Location: Lower Ground Floor, next to Fantastic Furniture 

Description: Over 100 amazing brick-built creations on display. Rare, retired LEGO sets, minifigs and parts for sale.  250 tickets available per hour.

Click HERE to buy tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door (credit card payments only).

 

WORKSHOP: HOW TO SET UP A FISH TANK


Cost: $20.00

Duration: 60 minutes

Presented by: PETstock

Day & Time:

Saturday, 16th January 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Location: Home HQ Library, Ground Floor

Maximum number of participants per session: 8

Description: In this interactive 1-hour session, learn about basic fish keeping and set up your Blue Planet fish tank. Take home your Blue Planet tank and fish* and start your pet parent journey. This is a fun yet educational program, combining fun facts about basic fish keeping with hands on learning.

The cost includes one Blue Planet 16L Tropical & Coldwater fish tank, filter, gravel, plastic plant, lid and one voucher for 2 small cold water fish.

*The fish can be collected from PETstock Artarmon once tank is established.

All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to Royal North Shore Hospital.

PETkids is an education-based program created to teach children about caring for animals as well as the social responsibilities of owning a pet. Presented by trained staff experienced in animal education and working with children, the program is designed for preschool and primary aged children roughly 4 to 10 years of age. It is aimed to be fun yet educational, combining fun facts about animals, interactive and hands on learning.

Click HERE to book your spot.

 

WORKSHOP: HOW TO SET UP YOUR KRABOOZ HERMIT CRAB KIT


Cost: $20

Duration: 60 minutes

Presented by: PETstock

Day & Time:

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Location: Home HQ Library, Ground Floor

Maximum number of participants per session: 8

Description: In this interactive 1-hour session, learn how to set up your Krabooz Hermit Crab Kit and care for Hermit Crabs. Take home your Krabooz Kit with a hermit crab and start your pet parent journey. This is a fun yet educational program presented by PETstock, combining fun facts about Hermit Crabs with hands on learning.

The cost includes Krabooz Base Kit and one hermit crab.

All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to Royal North Shore Hospital.

PETkids is an education-based program created to teach children about caring for animals as well as the social responsibilities of owning a pet. Presented by trained staff experienced in animal education and working with children, the program is designed for preschool and primary aged children roughly 4 to 10 years of age. It is aimed to be fun yet educational, combining fun facts about animals, interactive and hands on learning.

Click HERE to book your spot.