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spring school holidays - carlile

We’re thrilled to report that some school holiday providers are still holding activities and workshops in the area this spring – there’s swimming, cooking, craft, tennis, drama, martial arts and sword training, dance, rock music, guided bushwalks and Luna Park’s 85th birthday! 

Carlile Swimming Intensive Holiday Program, Lane Cove West and Killarney Heights

Does your child need that extra boost with their swimming skills and confidence? Then Carlile Swimming’s School Holiday Swim Program is perfect for you. The daily repetition of classes helps children master skills and strokes, and can produce incredible improvements in just one week. This Program suits every age and ability, and is particularly useful for children who are new to swimming or needing some improvement to reach the next level.

Carlile Swimming is running their popular Swimvac program at Lane Cove West and Killarney Heights pools. To book your child’s spot, contact the pool today!

When: Mon 28th September to Friday 2nd October

Tues 6th October to Friday 9th October (Killarney Heights only)

Cost: $94.30 (5-day week) and $75.45 (4-day week)

Where: Carlile Swimming Killarney Heights 9451 3677, Carlile Swimming Lane Cove West 9188 1027

VT1 Kids Martial Arts Holiday Camp, Chatswood 

Treat your child to an unforgettable experience this school holiday! Our camps combine martial arts, self defence skills, tricking, parkour and sword skills – just like you see in the superhero movies, to make the ultimate confidence building experience. No experience is necessary, everybody attending are complete beginners. Over the two weeks they will make new friends, learn new self defence skills and finish with the Challenge. Drop your kids off under the supervision of world champion coaches and watch them transform. (While you enjoy a break)

When: Mon 28th Sept – Wed 30th Sept, 9am – 3pm (Week 1)  ||  Wed 7th Oct – Fri 9th Oct, 9am – 3pm (Week 2)

Location: VT1 Martial Arts Academy, 19b/390 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood

$230 per week.

How to book: info@vt1mma.com.au

Contact details: (02) 9417 1001 info@vt1mma.com.au

NIDA Drama School for Grades 3–10 Stage and Screen School for Grades 7–10, The Concourse Chatswood

Spring into action these school holidays with a NIDA acting class at The Concourse in Chatswood! Choose between NIDA Drama School for grades 3–10 and Stage and Screen School for grades 7–10. Watch your budding artist discover new skills, build confidence and explore their creativity in a fun and supportive learning environment presented by the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Dates: 28 Sep–9 Oct

Price: $470–$575

Location: The Concourse Chatswood

To book: Click here

Kids Circle: Visual Arts, Dance, Cooking and more. Lindfield, North Sydney and Northbridge

We at Kids Circle, have organised super fun and well-rounded workshops for all tastes and interests! Ask your kids friends to come with them, they will love what we have on offer for them! Two workshops a day! Pick and choose, you can book from 1 workshop (half-day) to a full week if you wish! Timetable available on our website now! Don’t forget to redeem your $100 Creative kids voucher with us!

This Spring School Holidays we will offer:

International and Local Cuisine sessions with our fantastic Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef: Pasta Making, Superheroes’ Cookies decorating, Bakers delight and Edible Terrarium workshops.

Arts and Crafts: Flowers creation and vase décor, Fantasy Garden and Pots decoration, DYI and decorate your own kite and fly it out!

Painting workshops: Funky Llama, Frida Kahlo inspired painting, Tutti Frutti fruits, 3D Flamingo and an Nature inspired Collage.

Kids will be able to take ALL their creations home on the day!

When: Week 1: Tuesday 29th September until Thursday 1st October 2020. Week 2: Tuesday 6th until Thursday 8th October 2020.

Times: 9am – 4pm. (workshops 9am-12pm & 1-4pm, bring your lunch: 12-1pm).


  • Lindfield: Few meters from Lindfield Public School (Girl Guides Hall, Two Turners Reserve, Gladstone Parade, Lindfield).
  • North Sydney and Northbridge (Check website for exact addresses).

Cost: Early bird price (until 13th September): Half-day workshops from $55 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), full day workshops from: $95 (9am-4pm).

Ages: Kindy – Year 4 (depending on the activity, children may be grouped by age)

Contact: www.kidscircle.com.au/enquiries Bookings: kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program  

Inspire Tennis, Killara and Roseville

Inspire Tennis’ School Holiday Programs are fun, exciting and provide a learning pathway for every child. School holiday camps are held in a variety of convenient tennis club locations on the North Shore. It’s a brilliant way for kids to spend over 20 hours each week, improving their tennis skills. There is also flexibility with casual bookings, plus before & after care. The programs are held every week of the holiday period rain, hail or shine!

Date/s: Sep 25th to Oct 9th

Location: Killara (Killara Lawn Tennis Club) and Roseville (Kooroora Tennis Club)

Cost: From $40-$60 per day

How to Book: Online Registration System https://www.inspiretennis.com.au/tennis-coaching-sydney/school-holiday-programs-sydney/ OR Call Killara 9498 1902 Roseville 9417 6667

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 in 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 musical experience necessary, with a course to suit kids of all ages and any skill level! The emphasis of the camp programs is simply on fun and participation in learning to play popular music with other kids!

Good to Know: Due to Covid-19, we have modified our holiday camp programs to make them CovidSafe for our students, staff, parents and community. These measures include reduced class sizes, breaks between classes to allow time for studio and instrument cleaning and replacing the final concert with live streaming of student performances. Despite these important precautions, our holiday camps are still cool, fun, inspiring and the Ultimate Rock Experience!

When: Mon 28th Sept – Friday 2nd Oct, and Tues 6th Oct – Friday 9th Oct.

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

Cost: $600 for five days, $480 for the four day week. (Early bird bookings prior to Sept 13 receive $60 off).

Booking: https://www.bigmusic.com.au/holiday-rock-camps  

School Holiday Bush Adventures, Willoughby

As part of Willoughby City’s Emerge Festival, kids can take a trip back in time to the Pleistocene Epoch, when Australian megafauna roamed the land. What was Sydney like then and where did the megafauna go? Come on a fun bush walk and find out. Wear hats and bring water and a snack.

For primary school aged children only (ages 5-12.) Meet at the dead-end of Sugarloaf Crescent, Castlecrag.

Next date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Thursday, 08 October 2020 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM  

*Please note, the health and safety of all visitors to our bushland reserves is paramount. This guided walk may not be able to go ahead due to health regulation changes or bad weather.   

Website/booking: https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Events/School-Holiday-Bushland-Adventure-1  

Luna Park 85th Birthday Celebrations

Dust off your party hat Sydney! Luna Park Sydney is preparing to turn 85 years young on 4 October, and throwing one big birthday bash throughout the NSW October school holidays. Between 26 September – 11 October, you’re invited to join in the fun at Luna Park Sydney for a festive-filled experience like no other. Guests can expect exclusive birthday entertainment from the Showtime team, birthday festivities and the chance to win amazing prizes in the Park’s Birthday Bonanza giveaway.

Since 1935, Luna Park has been a source of shared laughter across many generations of Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Just like the rides, its history is one of twists and turns, and ups and downs; but always bringing smiles to the Harbour. Luna Park invites Aussies to take a trip down memory lane, and meander through a nostalgic time capsule with their digital 85-year tribute, online here.

Image: The Sun October 1968

School Holiday and birthday celebration tickets will be available to purchase at LunaParkSydney.com for a flat rate of $50 per guest, which provides guests access to Unlimited Rides for a specific date and time. Every guest must have a ticket to enter Luna Park during this period. Luna Park Sydney continues to take a highly precautionary approach to managing the spread of COVID19 and visitors can expect enhanced cleaning measures along with specific entry requirements for all staff and visitors including temperature and identity checks. In addition, it is essential that Guests understand that by entering Luna Park Sydney, they agree they are well and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined in their Health and Safety Declaration Form.  

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. Be a time travelling artist theses school holidays!!!  Discover Artists through time, and explore their techniques to create your own amazing artworks. Some of the classes these school holidays are :-

  • Stone Age – Sand Paper Drawing
  • Egyption Art – Clay Figures
  • Venetian – Stained Glass Printing
  • Cubism – Minecraft Portraits
  • Expressionism – Surfing, Skating, Skipping
  • Pop Art – Keith Haring Inspired Painting and so much more ….

We offer High School Workshops for 11+yr olds : (suitable beginners to advanced

  • Cubist Landscapes
  • Monochromatic Birds
  • Surrealist Animals

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.

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

When : 30th September – 11th October

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 

HomeHQ Artarmon Colour-In Backpack Giveaway

These school holidays, kids will receive a FREE Colour in Backpack with every car wash at Unique Car Wash in Home HQ Artarmon. Imagine having a clean car during holidays! And then an activity for the kids to do when they get home.

The promotion commences from 26th September 2020 to 11th October 2020.  While stocks last.

Location: HomeHQ Artarmon 1 Frederick St, Artarmon Website: https://homehq.com.au/