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From ice skating to the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, and lego dinosaurs to a magic show, there’s a heap of super cool activities to keep kids entertained these winter school holidays. Motiv8 Sports also have FREE 2-day Olympics camps to give away to the first 50 kids registered – so book fast!!

Adventure Camp 

At Adventure Camp, we are passionate about getting kids outdoors and our 3-day school winter school holidays camps will be packed full of Adventure to get your kids outside and away from screens this winter.

If you believe the outdoors are important and after something fun and action packed for your kids these school Holidays, Adventure Camp is just for you. We provide an active, fun outdoor experience in an environment that helps to fulfil your kid’s basic needs for freedom, experimentation, risk-taking, socialising and, of course, adventure. It’s a place for them to run around, use their imagination, to make new friends and be themselves with no phones or iPads.

We will be building, cracking codes, solving some great problems and bringing you some brand-new games and challenges to keep your kids active these holidays.

Camps on Sale Now! We have 6 camps across 3 great locations this winter.


Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th June

Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th July

Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th July


Balmoral – 1st Balmoral Sea Scouts hall

Northbridge – Northbridge Sailing Club

Greenwich – Greenwich Sailing club

Cost:     $299.95 per person for 3 days

Bookings: you can book in via our website www.adventurecamp.com.au

Inspire Tennis and Sports Camp, Killara & Roseville (Ages 3-15yrs)

Inspire Tennis’ School Winter School Holidays 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!

The Tennis & Multisports Holiday Program (ages 3-15yrs) is designed to develop physical, emotional and fundamental skills for pre-school aged children.

  • Camp 1: Mon 27th June – Fri 1st July (Private Schools – Killara only 5 days)
  • Camp 2: Mon 4th July – Fri 8th July (Killara and Roseville – 5 days)
  • Camp 3: Mon 11th July – Fri 15th July (Killara and Roseville – 5 days)
  • Camp 4: Mon 18th July (Pupil Free Day – Killara only 1 day)

Locations: Killara, Roseville

Good to Know: Before and after care from 7:30am to 6pm at a small fee

Cost: $45-$70 per day – Sibling and full week discounts available

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

Motiv8sports 2 Day Olympics School Holiday Camp

Join Motiv8sports Willoughby North Sydney and Get MOTIV8TED during the July school holidays and join us for our Biggest Multi Sport Event of the Year! The Motiv8sports Olympics Camp!

Held only once each year the Motiv8sports Olympics is the heart and soul of our multi-sports calendar year. Campers will be treated to an incredible array of our trademark team sports in an environment full of energy, motivation and unbelievable guidance from our incredible team of coaches. Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/Dkt8_8UciTE

10 amazing sports, 10 individual events, 2 Olympic Face-Offs, non stop motivation, incredible prizes and possibly an Olympic Medal. With a live DJ pumping the beats and multiple prize giveaways, which team will do battle to be crowned the Champions of Motiv8sports Olympics 2022.

-Kindy to Year 6

– 8.30am- 3.30pm

– Non stop sports, music, and high energy all day long

– All new campers receive their very own Rookie Jersey as part of their Milestone rewards program that they get to wear during camp

Location, Dates and Times:

We have 2 camps running these holidays.

Location 1: Shore School Northbridge 7th & 8th July 8.30am – 3.30pm

Location 2: Gore Hill Oval 14th & 15th July 8.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: $0-$125 (Creative Kids voucher accepted)

To Book: https://motiv8sports.com.au/locations/willoughby-north-sydney/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/motiv8sportswilloughbynorthsydney


***Special Offer for Willoughby Living members: 50 FREE 2 Day tickets, valued at $125, to the first 50 people. Code to redeem is living50

Sesame Street Circus at St Ives Showground

Fun for all ages these holidays at St Ives showground under the heated big top.  An amazing world class circus with motor-cycle daredevils, aerialists, acrobats  and more plus Elmo and his Sesame Street friends.

Location: St Ives showground, 450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

Dates: 1-17 July

Tickets: Via Ticketmaster or call the circus direct on 0413 880044.

Parents NSW vouchers welcome (phone booking only)

Talent Club Aus Communication Skills Workshops (online & in-person)

The School Holiday Workshop from 4 July 2022 includes:

  • Public speaking and presentation skills – the opportunity to learn the basics skills of speaking publicly; practicing and presenting talks and speeches; impromptu and prepared.
  • Debating – practicing persuasive language, listening and sharing ideas and opinions.
  • Reading aloud of verse and prose – reading with expressions and comprehension, feeling comfortable to hear their own voice
  • Drama activities– developing an awareness of our voice and the importance of movement and body language.
  • Creative Writing – Storytelling, developing imagination, expressive language skills and grammer.

Good to know: In-person workshops are 2-day classes from 9:30am-3:30pm, available in 5 locations including Chatswood, Waitara, Carlingford, Baulkham Hills and Stanhope Gardens. Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Online workshops run for 1.5 hours per day for 5 days with a 15 min break and the Zoom link is provided in advance. All workshops are run by talented, professional coaches.

Locations: Chatswood, Waitara, Carlingford, Baulkham Hills and Stanhope Gardens

Dates: Age-specific workshops run 4 – 15 July

Times: Vary depending on selected workshop

Cost: EARLYBIRD PRICING UNTIL 20 JUNE 2022: In-person: $150 for in-person workshop (9:30am-3:30pm for 2 days). Online: $120 for online workshop (1.5 hours per day for five days).

Booking link: https://www.talentclubaus.com.au/holiday-programs/#hwform

Website: https://www.talentclubaus.com.au/

Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/talentclubaustralia

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakingwithconfidence_tca/


Aussie Gems July School Holiday Program 2022

Take your child on a fun adventure at the Aussie Gems July School Holiday Program 2022! The best way to enjoy and learn at the same time.

  • 5 years and older are welcome
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Morning tea & lunch provided (GF/Vegetarian available)
  • 5 hours of non-stop fun
  • All types of activities including Ninja, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Free Play and a different craft activity to take home
  • Limited Spots
  • Prepaid Only

After School Holiday Program is finished on the first week of the school holiday, the fun continues with our Holiday Tumbling & Gymnastics classes. Get warmed up for Term 3 and develop your skills even on the holidays! Please check our timetables on our website for registration.

Good to Know: 

– Drop off is any time from 8am to 9am at the latest. Pick up is between 3pm to 3:30pm. After 3:30pm you will be charged $1 per minute late. Please ensure you are on time.

– We provide morning tea and lunch; all you will need to bring is a drink bottle. Please pack a hat and sunscreen in case it’s a nice day and we eat lunch outside.

– It is recommended that your child wear comfortable clothes they can move around in eg. a T-shirt, shorts, leggings etc. If your child is prone to accidents, please be sure to pack a spare pair of undies and pants.

– If your child has friends coming on the same day, they will be able to be in the same group. Please let the coaches know on the day and we can make this happen.

Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest

Pricing: $75 per day for School Holiday Program, Holiday Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes $22 per 1 hour class OR $60 for the week and $30 per 1.5 hour class OR $90 for the week.

Dates: School Holiday Program: From Monday 4th July to Friday 15th July (No weekends); Holiday Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes: From Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July

Emailinfo@aussiegems.com.au Phone number: 02 9451 5706 Website: https://aussiegems.com.au/


Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids Activities

Get your young ones to step into nature at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives and enjoy the great outdoors with adventure-based play activities. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12.
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.Location: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. IvesCost: $70 per child.
Book by clicking here

The House Down Under, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Flip your life upside down at Australia’s first inverted house photo experience, House Down Under. This fun and unique attraction is not only for the kids but for adults too. Defy gravity and capture the most surreal photos to confuse your family and friends. A great way to have a good family time and a great upside-down experience.

Location: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Dates: 26 March – 25 July, 10am-10pm

Cost: Adults: $27, Kids (4-15 years): $19, Concession: $23, Family pass: $52-74)

Bookings: https://www.entertainmentquarter.com.au/event/house-down-under/

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

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Image: Puppeteria Theatre

Enjoy the art of puppetry with your young ones at the Puppeteria Theatre in Castle Cove. Each holidays there are new shows to enjoy so check the program for details.

Location: Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove

Date and time: Various dates and times (please see program on the website)

Cost: Child: $12 – Adult: $15

How to book: https://puppeteria.com/

St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground

Families have a new experience to explore along the southern border of Ku-ring-gai National Park. St Ives is our newest Tree Ropes Course Park, hosting 95+ aerial obstacles and 10+ ziplines, all suspended between platforms to create a maze of activities in the treetops. Courses start at 1m for little climbers and jump up to 15 metres for bigger adventurers!

Sessions run for 2.5-hours to climb as many courses as you can during your session. You can choose to start on low easy courses or go straight up on a higher course. If you don’t feel like climbing up on a higher level, you are always welcome to complete a lower or same course again during your session. Your session includes harnessing, training and approx 2-hours of climbing.

When you’re done there’s a spectacular new playground to explore as well!

Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Opening hours: School and Public Holidays Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm

Website: https://treetopsadventure.com.au/location/st-ives/

Tuff Nutterz, Centennial Park

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is taking over Centennial Park these winter school holidays. There are 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete in their brand new, 300m supersize maze. Giant slides, hanging rails, climbing walls, balance balls, you name it… All ages are welcome (parents included) and there’s a smaller obstacle course for the little ones. Four sessions run each day for 1:45 mins and bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Where: Grand Drive, Centennial Park

When: Sat 9 July – Sun 17 July, 9am – 5pm

Cost: $25-$40

Tickets: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/tuffnutterz/items/310276/calendar/2022/07/?flow=688875&full-items=yes

Bill Brushtail and the Case of the Missing Habitat, The Royal Botanic Gardens

Does your kid love to solve mysteries? Bill Brushtail the Private Detective has been called in by a mysterious client to find the missing client. Follow the clues and help Bill solve the case!

This roving performance through the garden will have plenty of audience participation and you’ll get to meet lots of fun and interesting characters along the way.

Where: Rathborne Lodge Lawn, The Royal Botanic Gardens

When: Mon 11 July, 10:30 – 11:30am & 1 – 2pm

Cost: $12.50-$14

Tickets: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/what-s-on/outdoor-theatre-bill-brushtail-and-the-case-of-the

Other activities at the Royal Botanic Gardens include:

10 & 24 June: Ghostly Garden Tour

11 & 12 July: Luminous Eco Lantern Making Workshop

11 & 12 July: Garden Grubs

Jurassic World by Brickman, Australian Museum

Image: Australian Museum

You don’t want to miss this immersive Jurassic World adventure at Australia’s largest LEGO® brick exhibition. It took 6 million LEGO® bricks, 2 years and more than 10,000 build hours to bring this exhibition to life.

As you walk through the iconic gates of the park, you’ll be greeted by large-scale dinosaurs, including the new, 4.8m long Baryonyx. The kids can also get hands-on with LEGO® brick palaeontology, mystery mosaics, island-building, hybrid dinosaur creations and more.

Where: Basement level, Australian Museum

When: Until Sunday 17 July, 10am – 5pm

Cost: $25-$35

Tickets: https://australian.museum/exhibition/jurassic-world-brickman/

Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach

Nothing says winter like a trip to the ice rink! The world-famous Bondi Festival Ice Rink will be open daily throughout the Bondi Festival and everyone is invited for a skate. You’ll get to glide across the ice (or shuffle if you’re a first-timer) – all whilst enjoying the best view in town. There are ice skates for all sizes and push-along penguins for the little ones.

Where: Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach

When: Friday 1 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 9pm

Cost: $15-$25

Tickets: https://www.bondifestival.com.au/event/bondi-festival-ice-rink/

Taronga On Ice, Taronga Zoo

Zip up your puffer, brave the cold and have a wild time at Taronga Zoo Sydney’s open-air, pop-up ice rink these winter school holidays. Set against the backdrop of Taronga’s iconic heritage gates, Taronga on Ice is perfect for the entire family.

Taronga is proudly not-for-profit so a spin around on the ice not only gives you the chance to learn about the challenges facing Little Penguins in the wild, but also support the Zoo’s vital conservation efforts. There’s also a mini winter wonderland with pop up food stalls and hot chocolate to warm up after.

Where: Taronga On Ice, Taronga Zoo

When: Saturday 2 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 7pm

Cost: $23-$28

Tickets: https://taronga.org.au/sydney-zoo/whats-on/taronga-on-ice

Pittwater Winter School Holidays Ice Spectacular

Get ready to glide your way around Pittwater’s huge 30m x 8m Ice Skating Rink. Back by popular demand these winter school holidays, this Ice Skating Spectacular is ideal for friends, families and parties. It’s a great chance to use your NSW Government Discover & Parent vouchers, however, these must be pre-booked in person at the Club.

Where: Ice Skating Spectacular, Mona Vale

When: Saturday 9 July – Sun 17 July, 10am – 6:45pm

Cost: $15-$20

Tickets: https://www.pittwaterrsl.com.au/ice-skating-spectacular

The Ultimate Magic Show, NORTHS

Prepare for some mind-blowing magic! Legendary, award-winning magician and illusionist, Jonas Jost, is hitting the NORTHS stage these school holidays. He’ll perform an action-packed show, featuring comedy and tricks that will impress kids and parents alike.

Where: NORTHS Auditorium, Cammeray

When: Tuesday 12 July – Sun 17 July, 11am

Cost: $15

Tickets: https://norths.com.au/events/the-ultimate-magic-show-jonas-jost/

Dentist and A Movie!

Don’t forget to book in for a dental check-up these school holidays as well. St Leonards Green Dental have a great movie ticket offer with each visit, so you can take care of little teeth and have some cinema fun as well.

You can read more about St Leonards Green Dental by clicking here. And you can make a booking via their website https://www.stleonardsdental.com.au/ and follow them on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/StLeonardsGreenDental.”‘