Winter is here and so are lots of great school holiday options to keep the kids entertained. From music camps to theatre performance, art workshops to public speaking and debating, there’s something to suit every family’s needs. But with places limited, book fast!
Music N Me Winter Music Camp, Mosman
Don’t just listen to music this school holidays – CREATE IT!
At Music N Me’s fun, interactive 3-day Winter Music Camp, your child will:
- EXPLORE the Music Language
- PLAY Popular Riffs and Tunes on the Piano
- DISCOVER Bucket Drumming
- CREATE Songs
- PRODUCE Tracks
They’ll work individually and with fellow co-songwriters to compose their very own original production. From writing, performing to producing it on Garage Band – making music has never been easier!
Days are split into 4 sessions with morning tea (provided) and lunch (please bring) break. Family and friends are invited to attend our ‘Camp Finale Showcase’ on Day 3.
2 groups available – 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to 3) and 9 to 12 years (Yr 4 to 6).
No experience necessary, just be ready to have lots of musical fun!
Dates: 30 June – 2 July and 5 July – 7 July
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Venue: MNM Studio – 1/28 Hordern Lane, Mosman
Cost: $150.00 per day (Creative Kids Voucher Welcome)
How to book: https://www.musicnme.com.au/
Agoston Art Studios Holiday Workshops, Mosman (still operating during lockdown)
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.
Daily themes include watercolour, clay and pottery wheel, volancoes (art meets science), sketching and experimenting with colour.
Dates: Monday to Friday from 21 June to 12 July
Location: Next to Memory Park Mosman
Cost: $120 includes all art materials (Creative Kids Vouchers honoured)
Art Attack Workshop: Clay Busts, Mosman Art Gallery
Explore the Upacara: Ceremonial Art from South East Asia exhibition and learn about the collection of terracotta head figures from Indonesia! Children will also learn how to work with clay to make their own bust from air-drying clay.
For children aged 5-8 years. Please pack morning tea and a paint shirt.
Date: 10am-12pm Wednesday 7 July
Location: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
Speaking Schools Australasia Public Speaking and Debating, St Leonards
Acting, Singing & Recording Workshops, Crows Nest
Would your child love to help to create an original song and record it in our professional studio? Or dip their toe into the world of acting?
Brightsparks Performing Arts School is excited to be running two brand new Holiday Workshops these school holidays; Acting and Sing & Record. The Acting Workshop will be a 3-Day Intensive for children aged 7-12 years, run by Professional Actor, Anthony Yangoyan. Students will learn the art of improvisation, creating characters and performing scenes. There will also be lots of fun drama games along the way! Sing & Record is a 3-Day Workshop for children aged 10-15, where students will get the opportunity to record an original song or song of their choice in our professional studio with a sound engineer. This course will be run by Musical Theatre Performer and Vocal Coach Jessica Linsley, who will work with students to develop solo singing skills, vocal range and tone, expression and their own unique style as a singer.
Location: Citadel Creative, 14 Hayberry Street Crows Nest
Dates: June 28-30 (Acting), July 7-9 (Sing & Record)
Cost: $70 per day (Acting), $120 per day (Sing & Record)
Bookings: Visit the website, brightsparksco.com
Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo
Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Tickets: From $22.
Art Attack: Fabric Wall Hangings, Mosman Art Gallery
Working with artist Kate Dorrough the participants will learn about the tonal variations of water and sky. They will hand paint fabrics of different shades and textures and stitch them together to create their own fabric and collage wall hangings.
For children aged 9-13 years.
Date: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Wednesday 7 July
Location: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
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 – Make a sandwich using the biscuits on the outside and the chocolate on the inside
Step 3 – Place the warm, gooey marshmallow in between, and watch it all melt together ready for you to eat
$15 for a campfire S’mores Box for Two
Address: 50 Ridge Street North Sydney
The 13-Storey Treehouse, The Concourse Chatswood
Would you please welcome to the stage…. Andy and Terry!
Yes that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. AND YOU’RE INVITED! Curtain up! Today’s the day. There’s just one problem. They forgot to write it! And where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla? Luckily the theatre has an extensive prop and costume collection and some very impressive stage technology.
Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 13-Storey Treehouse has sold out at Sydney Opera House, and around Australia, and is brought to life with a seriously funny cast and magical moments of theatrical wizardry.
Cost: Premium $45, A Reserve $36
When: Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6PM
Friday, 9 July 2021, 10AM
Saturday, 10 July 2021, 10AM, 12PM, & 3PM
Sunday, 11 July 2021, 10AM, & 12PM
Winter in The Domain
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Doman presents ‘’Winter in the Domain”, a festival experience showcasing music, culture and entertainment in the heart of Sydney
From June 25 to July 18, The Domain will transform into a winterland featuring two unique spaces – Big Top and Winterpark.
The Big Top will host a diverse range of live performances from some of the Australia’s best artists and include family-friendly concerts.
From June 26, the area surrounding the Big Top will be transformed into a free Winterpark with activities for visitors of all ages and heated outdoor spots to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to the Winterpark where you can glide along the ice rink, jump on the family-friendly rides and taste a range of delicious food and drinks these winter holidays.
Entry for the Winterpark outside of concert times is free! For hours of operation CLICK HERE. Ride tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Booth inside the event. For ice skating session times and pre-purchase please follow the Winter in the Domain Facebook and Instagram.
For more information: https://winterinthedomain.com.au/
School Holidays at the Australian Museum
Activities include archaeology workshops, theatre-making experiences, a prehistoric playground, exhibition tours and more.
For details visit https://australian.museum/event/school-holidays/
Meet the Animals, HomeHQ Artamon
Week 1 of the School Holidays includes lots of tips and tricks from the team at PETstock, plus an animal farm on the weekend. Workshops include Dog Tricks & Tips, How to Look after Hermit Crabs, Learn the Basics of Owning a Bird and more.
Visit https://homehq.com.au/winter-holiday-events-workshops/ for more information and bookings.
Plaster Painting & Succulents Workshops, HomeHQ Artarmon
In Week 2 of the Holidays get creative with plaster painting or learn how to make your own succulent terrariums. All proceeds are donated to Royal North Shore Hospital.
For Plaster Painting bookings visit: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=775909&
For Succulents Workshop bookings visit: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=775923&