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We’re so happy to report that a few of our favourite local school holiday providers are operating this July. They’re putting strict safety measures in place to keep the health and welfare of our kids front and centre. BOOK IN QUICK!


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: These popular Holiday Camps cater for all kids aged 5+ regardless of their prior musical experience. Each day runs from 9am to 3pm, with an online performance for family and friends on the last day. Places are extremely limited and often sell out, so ROCK ENROL NOW!


Mon 29th June – Fri 3rd July (9am-3pm)

Mon 6th July – Fri 10th July (9am-3pm)

Mon 13th July – Thu 17th July (9am-3pm)

Optional extended care from 8am drop off – 6pm pick up available each day for an additional $20 per hour.

Cost: $600

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

Contact: (02) 8622 6550 Website / Signup: www.bigmusic.com.au/holiday-camp

Special Offer: Mention Willoughby Living for a 10% discount

Anne Sargeant Netball Clinic (Willoughby)

Photo: Western Weekender

Legendary former Australian Netball captain Anne Sargeant is bringing her famous netball clinics to Willoughby this July. Sharpen your skills with these short , sharp sessions designed to reboot players ready for the return of Community netball.
– Strict COVID 19 Protocols as per NNSW
– One hour only: get in, train, get Out
– BYO Ball, sanitizer, handwipes, drink bottle
– Small work groups, limited total gathering, participants and parents Socially Distanced!!!
– Age group applicable: 10-13 years

Date: July 16, 9.30-10.30am

Location: Bicentennial Courts, Small Street, Willoughby

Cost: $25 per session

How to Book: Email expressions of interest to info@annesargeant.com.au

Inspire Tennis (Roseville & Killara)

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!

Dates: June 29th to July 20th

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

Cost: From $40/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


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 and COVID19 safe procedures in place. Some of the classes these school holidays are :-

  • Animal Paintings in the style of Klimt
  • In the Shadows – fun techniques with charcoal
  • Storm in a Tea Cup
  • Mythical Monsters
  • Drip Painting Animals

Good to know: Wherever possible, students are grouped according to age. Class sizes are limited, to ensure social distancing and maximise teacher/child interaction. All materials are provided. Individually packaged morning and afternoon tea are provided however, students bring their own lunch and water bottle

Dates: 6th July – 17th July, 2020. Special Saturday 11th July Class 8+yrs (suitable beginners to advanced): “Dragons in Clouds” – Oriental Brush painting

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 instragram to see what we get up to @gallery307artschool


Resilience in Kids, Cammeray, Roseville, North Sydney and online

There’s no greater skill needed now than resilience! The camps are for everyday K-6 children experiencing everyday challenges. There’ll be a mix of 1-day face-to-face camps and 2-hour online camps run via Zoom. The camps are fun, creative and play-based, and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and LOTS of games. Kids LOVE them!

Good to Know: The camps explore a range of topics, including building confidence, managing emotions, handling fear, worry and anxiety, feeling OK making mistakes, keeping going when things are tough, empathy, managing conflict in friendships, understanding what makes us unique and LOTS more, all in a safe and supportive environment. And as a Creative Kids registered provider you can redeem your voucher!


6 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – K-2 – North Sydney Demonstration School – 9am-4pm
7 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – K-2 – ONLINE – 10am-12pm
8 Jul – Superpower Camp – K-2 – Cammeray Scout Hall – 9am-4pm
8 Jul – Superpower Camp – K-2 – ONLINE – 2-4pm
9 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – Y3-6 – ONLINE – 10am-12pm
14 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – Y3-6 – ONLINE – 2-4pm
15 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – K-2 – East Roseville Scout Hall – 9am-4pm
16 Jul – Resilience Boot-camp – Y3-6 – East Roseville Scout Hall – 9am-4pm

Debating and Public Speaking with Speaking Schools Australasia

Looking for an engaging and educational program with the option of choosing either an online or face-to-face experience these school holidays? 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 winter break.

Good to Know: Courses are for ages Year 1 through to Year 9, and include Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Debating. There are options for beginners to advanced. Come and join either our four-day online workshops, or head over to Southern Cross Vocational College, Burwood, and choose one of our two or three day workshops.

Dates: 6 – 17 July 2020,

Times: 9:30am – 1:00pm (online).
Staggered Start Times between 8:45am- 3:15pm (Face – to- Face)

Cost: From $180

See our website for more details, or drop us a line: contact@speakingschools.com.au

Please click here for a list of the school holiday programs.


Kids Circle: Baking and Visual Arts Classes, Lindfield

Kids Circle offers a completely new experience each day to help unleash kids’ creativity whilst making friends during the school holidays! This Winter / July School Holiday Program Kids Circle will offer the following fun and educational workshops:

  • Master Chef sessions with a Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef: Animal themed cupcakes and Sushi and Rice Paper Rolls.
  • Visual Arts: Decorate your own Wooden Frame and Whirly Spinners, Paint Magical Beasts (Unicorns or Dragons) on canvas, create a Mixed Media Artist Book, learn and have fun exploring Abstract Expressionism with Oil Pastels and enjoy a Puppetry workshop.

Good to Know: Two workshops a day: Pick and choose, from half-days to full-week! Suited for: Girls and Boys 5-9 years

When: Mon 6 th to Fri 10th and Mon 13 th -20 th July 2020, 8am – 6pm (full days). Workshops 9am-12pm & 1-4pm, bring your own lunch: 12-1pm.

Where:  Girl Guides Hall, Two Turners Park, Gladstone Parade, Lindfield. (3-min walk from Lindfield Public School).

Cost:  Half-day workshops from $50 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), full day workshops from: $80 (9am-4pm) and $100 (9am-6pm)

Bookings: kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program. Redeem your $100 Creative Kids Voucher.

Info: kidscircle.com.au/enquiries

Special offer: Book more than 3 full days for school holidays and receive a free enrolment in the Kids Circle Term 3 After School Program. Limited spots available due to COVID-19 restrictions/measures, enquire via: https://www.kidscircle.com.au/enquiries


Luna Park Re-Opens!

Sydney’s iconic home of fun, Luna Park, will re-open its smile from Friday 3 July, 2020 for the first time in 15 weeks after it ceased operations temporarily in line with the Federal and State Governments response to COVID-19.

Luna Park tickets will be available to purchase at LunaParkSydney.com for a flat rate of $50 per guest. Enjoy rides on the Ferris Wheel, Dodgem Cars and Volare as tickets will allow guests access to Unlimited Rides for a specific date and time, include a $10 food and beverage voucher plus 1 side show game*.

Every guest must have a ticket to enter Luna Park during this period. In accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Guests will be able to enjoy a four-hour session in the Park with capacity limits for each session. Opening on the first day of the NSW school holidays, there will
be two sessions per day, from 10:00am – 2:00pm and 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

Don’t forget tickets must be booked and purchased prior to attending! LunaParkSydney.com


Little Legends, Willoughby

Looking for a way to keep the kids active and entertained these school holidays? Then Little Legends Holiday Sports is for you!
We begin the day with warm-up games, throughout the day we rotate between different sports, games and action packed activities which will leave your children asking for more.
Little Legends aims to build a lasting love of exercise through a wide variety of age specific sports, games and activities that are suitable for both girls and boys of all athletic abilities.
When: JULY Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9
Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16
9am to 3pm
Extended hours available – 8am to 6pm (extra change applies)
Cost: $75 per day
For more information & to book: littlelegends.net.au/home/holidaysports
PLUS: NEW Get Active Sessions: For those parents who only want 1 or 2 hours of activities, Little Legends are now offering Get Active sessions for the holiday period. For more information & to book:  http://littlelegends.net.au/home/get-active