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Kids can pick or choose from so many amazing school holiday activities – from Star Wars Science, being a rock star, learning resilience, fun multi-sports, being in a real performance, swimming skills, cooking, art, sailing, ocean adventures and the incredible Play World 2019 event! Booking asap is advised…

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 at 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 experience necessary with a course to suit all levels. The emphasis of the camp programs is on fun and participation in playing and performing 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, culminating in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Places are limited and often sell out, so ROCK ENROL NOW!

When: Mon 30th Sep – Thu 3rd Oct (9am-3pm), Tue 8th Oct – Fri 11th Oct

Cost: $480 (Early Bird Price -$440 before 6th Sep)
Optional 5th Party Day Fri 4th Oct for an additional $120 

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

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

Contact: (02) 8622 6550 W: www.bigmusic.com.au/

Resilience Camp, Neutral Bay & Roseville

We’re now taking bookings for our popular 1-day Resilience Camps – book now to avoid disappointment! Our camps are for everyday K-6 children experiencing everyday challenges. They are fun and play-based and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and LOTS of games. Kids LOVE them!

We explore a whole range of topics, including confidence, friendship, emotions, the inner voice, the growth mindset, positive psychology and LOTS more, all in a safe and supportive environment. They run from 9am-4pm at Collaroy Plateau, Roseville, Neutral Bay and the Inner West. Not sure whether your child should participate again? They absolutely should! No two camps are the same. Resilience is a skill like any other, it needs practice.

Good to Know: You don’t need to be attending our term-time workshops in order to benefit from our camps. Wondering whether to do our camps and our term-time workshops? Absolutely, practice makes progress!

What Parents are Saying: “Simply fantastic! Big thanks to Erin. My son had a superb day.” and “My daughter said this day was the best thing she did last holidays. She’s regularly using some of the tools she made, and it made a big difference for us. Thank you”

When: Mon 30 Sept: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2), Tues 1 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Superpower Camp (K-2), Weds 2 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Calm Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Confidence Camp (K-2), Tues 8 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Resilience Boot-Camp (3-6), Weds 9 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Friendship Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Superpower Camp (K-2), Thu 10 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2). Camps also available in Lilyfield, Annandale and Drummoyne.

Cost: $105 including GST per day per child.

Contact: Bookings: www.resilienceinkids.com.au/bookholidayworkshops E: hello@resilienceinkids.com.au or Ph: 0406776800


Little Legends Sports, Willoughby

Little Legends Sports is legendary in the local area. They have been keeping kids fit, healthy and happy since 2004 with a variety of fun multisports programs, as the parents tell us “it’s the best way to entertain active kids during the holidays”. The program aims to build a lasting love of exercise by creating an environment where children can have fun with friends, while playing some of their favourite sports and games. All activities are suitable for both girls and boys of all athletic abilities.

Good to Know: For ages 4-12. Age groups and friends will be kept together. The program continues rain, hail or shine, with a large indoor area used during the day in case of bad weather. Children should wear suitable clothes for running around, as well as bring morning tea, lunch, a drink bottle, and a hat for outside play.

When: October Holidays: Tues 1, Wed 2, Thur 3 and Tues 8, Wed 9, Thur 9.

Cost: $70 per day, 9am to 3pm. NEW Extended hours, 8am to 6pm additional $20.

Location: Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby

Registration: littlelegends.net.au


The Lion King & Aladdin Design & Performing Arts Workshops! 

Applause Musical Theatre Academy and the Maker’s Loft are once again collaborating this holidays to offer your children, not one but TWO possible musical movies to explore over three fun, action-packed days! Your children will sing, dance and act (learning songs from these musicals and playing drama games too) plus make their own costumes, props and backdrop through innovative craft activities. Then on the last day of the workshop, the children will astound you with a polished performance, wearing the costumes and using the props they have made!

Good to Know: These workshops are for ages 5-12. Last holidays they booked out within a few weeks, so book now to secure a spot for your child!

Where: The Lion King (East Lindfield); Aladdin (Willoughby)

When: The Lion King: 30 September to 2 October; 9.30am-3.30pm (with Free Before Care from 9.00am)

Aladdin: October 9 to 11; 9.30am-3.30pm (with Free Before Care from 9.00am)

Cost: $330 (EARLY BIRD)/ $360 per workshop

CONTACT: To book please click here –

For The Lion King  https://makersloft.weteachme.com/classes/1033258-design-and-performing-arts-star-the-lion-king-star-sydney

For Aladdin https://makersloft.weteachme.com/classes/1033259-design-and-performing-arts-star-aladdin-star-sydney

Email: craft@makersloft.com.auingrid@applausemta.com.au


SWIMVAC, Carlile Castle Cove and Lane Cove West

Get a month’s worth of lessons in just one week! The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track the swimming skills of preschool and school age children. And Carlile Swimming has the credentials to do that with more than 60 years experience and world renowned expertise in teaching children to swim well.

Our holiday Swimvac program is designed to boost confidence and consolidate skills through the intensive, daily repetition of lessons. It can provide significant results, especially for new swimmers or those needing to master specific skills. Held in our warm indoor pools – it’s a great daily dose of fun and fitness!

Good to Know: This program is very popular, so please book early with our customer service team. For existing customers at Carlile Swimming Castle Cove, there are new stroke clinics (breaststroke, butterfly) and Dives & Turns Clinics now available – please check with your Centre.

When: Week 1 Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October Week 2 Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October

Cost: Swimvac $94.30 for 5 days of lessons, $75.40 for four lessons. Stroke Clinics $21.75 per Clinic

Location: 2b Holly Street, Castle Cove and 4 Sirius Rd, Lane Cove West.

Contact: Website: www.carlile.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarlileSwimming Phone: (02) 9417 2060


Kids Circle: Baking, Arts, Science, Sports, Dance, Chatswood

Kids Circle has something for all tastes and interests! We offer a range of fun workshops to help unleash your kids’ creativity while making new friends. Book from one workshop (half-day) to a full-week. The timetable with workshop details is available on our website now, and includes:

  • STEM and Robots!
    – Science: Star Wars Science! –The FORCE is strong with this workshop! Kids will learn how to make their own lightsaber, galactic milky swirls and funky balance tricks. Dressing up is encouraged!
    – Amazing Robot Games: A great experience into the world of robotic automation. The kids will be at the controls of these amazing robots to spice up their holidays!
  • Master Chef sessions with our fantastic Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef:
    – French Delights workshop
    – Chocolate Bonbonniere workshop
  • Arts and Crafts:
    – Cherry Blossom, Galaxy and Adventure painting workshops.
    – Cats Paper collages
    – Yarn picture frames
    – Scratch Art Mandala and much more!
  • Music and Dance Workshops:
    – “The Voice” singing workshop and Disco Party, combined with fun craft activities.
    – Zumba workshops
    – Funky Jazz workshops.
  • Sports – “Sports Crazy” workshops playing Netball, Soccer and Athletics fun games.
  • Public Speaking “Special Edition”: 2 days workshops in Public Speaking on Tuesday 1 st and Thursday 3rd of October. We have partnered with an amazing TED-Sydney speaker to teach our kids about the mindset, body language, tricks and techniques to get them on the stage with confidence and a smile.

Good to Know: Book from 1 workshop (half-day) to a full-week. Ages 5-9 years old (Children may be grouped by age 5-7 / 8-9). Click the link and follow the prompts:  www.kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program to see our two workshops a day!

Dates & Locations: Week 1: Tues 1 – Frid 4 Oct 2019 – 28 Chatswood, Chatswood
Week 2: Tues 8 – Fri 11 Oct 2019 – 83 Macquarie St, Roseville. Public Speaking: Tues 1st and Thurs 3rd October – Chatswood.

Times: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm. Free extended hours: 8-9am and 4-6pm.

Cost: Early bird rates applied until 8 September 2019: Half-day Workshops from $55 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), Full Day Workshops from: $99 (8am-6pm). Free extended hours: 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm. Redeem your Creative Kids Voucher with us!

Contact:  Grace 0405 195 225 or email Website bookings: kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program


Playschool Live In Concert, NORTHS Cammeray

Humpty is putting on a surprise show! Join him as he gathers together the Play School Toys to help with the big spectacular. There are starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites along the way. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 45 minute show will delight the littler and bigger Play School fans.

Good to Know: Doors open at 11.30am for a 12pm show, and Doors open at 1.30pm for the 2pm show. If you live within 5km of the Club you’ll need to sign up for membership or have a member sign you in. Annual membership is $10.

Cost: $22 (Children under 12 months free)

When: Sunday October 13

Location: 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray

Contact: To book click here  P (02) 9245 3000 www.norths.com.au


Gallery 307 Art School, 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 ….

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 – 12th October

Location: 307 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Contact : Website and online bookings www.gallery307artschool.com.au Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what we get up to!


Play World 2019, ICC Darling Harbour

Presented by Nintendo, this two-day event creates the most unique atmosphere for kids and allows them to play in a dynamic, fun and educational environment that is bound to get everyone excited! Play World will light up Sydney’s ICC this October school holidays where kids aged 4 to 12 can let their creativity and imagination run free. Get ready to play with the latest games from Nintendo, go on a musical adventure with The Beanies, laugh until your bellies hurt with The Listies, take part in drumming workshops and explore the world where kids’ imagination is the only limit.

Good to Know: Play World Australia gives kids the opportunity to learn and educate themselves on some crazy skills; from intricate coding with the experts from Code Camp to creating beautiful flower crowns with Sydney Flower School. Play World Australia are proud to support Kids Helpline as the official charity partner.

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darling Harbour

When: October 5-6, 2019 Time: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday

Cost: Tickets: Kids 4-12 years $19.95. General Admission: 13+ Years $24.96 Tiny Tots: 0 – 3 Years: FREE

Contact: Tickets are on sale now at https://www.playworldaustralia.com.au/en/Tickets.html.


Learn to Sail – Northbridge Sailing Club

Our goal is to have your child sailing confidently at Northbridge’s best kept secret ..

The 2019/20 Learn-to-Sail program has two intakes of up to 30 kids sailing in the club Optimist and Pacer dinghies: an intensive all-week course during the October school holidays, the second during our LiveIn camp in January. Each intake has two consecutive courses, and leads into regular club sailing in our Green Fleet and Open Fleet supervised programs.

Good to Know: If you’re still keen you can progress to the Level 2 course held over 2 weekends on 12th/13th and 19th/20th October 2019, with the Green Fleet Junior Sailing course on Sunday mornings from 27th October 2019 for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season – graduating to sailing independence!

$100 discount when Level 1 and Level 2 courses are booked together (2 Course Package)

$130 discount when Level 1, Level 2, and Green Fleet courses are booked together (3 Course Package)

When: Level 1 – Monday, 30th September – Friday 4th October (8:30am to 5pm)

Cost: $350 (plus club membership from $220). If your child has not yet used their NSW Government Active Kids voucher (available here), then you get a further $100 discount by supplying the 16-digit Active Kids voucher number and entering the promotion code ACTIVEKIDS on checkout.

Location: Bethwaite Lane, (end of Sailors Bay Rd) Northbridge

Contact: Website: https://nsc.asn.au/sailing-school/ Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=505798&


Festival Oasis, Chatswood

The super fun Festival Oasis returns to The Concourse at Chatswood these school holidays providing free activities for kids. Parents can kick back and relax while the children are entertained in a special kids zone and a series of drop-in workshops.

October 3 – Fun Day

  • 10am – 4pm – Slime Making
  • 11am – 4pm – Glitter Station
  • 10am – 4pm – Get an early start on your Festive Flags entry (Entry forms and materials available to get creative on the day)
  • 10am – 11am – Circus Skills with Circus Akimbo
  • 11:15am – 12:15am – Breakdancing with Dance Central
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Taekwondo with Chungdo Taekwondo
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm – Bollywood Moves with Dance Central
  • 3pm – 4pm – Martial Arts and obstacle course with VT1

Other Festival events include a Possum Science Workshop on 30 Sept, Lego Fun on Oct 3, a Silent Disco on Oct 4 and a special Dad’s Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar event on Oct 10.

See the Emerge Festival Program for further details http://emergefestival.com.au/events-2019/2019-events/festival-oasis-2019/


Adventure Camp, Northbridge and Balmoral

Spring Holidays are here and Adventure Camp is back! With the return of warm weather, we’ll be getting back in the water with plenty of water games as part of our regular 3-day schedule at Balmoral and with sailing and plenty of swimming in our regular 3-day schedule at Northbridge.  The 3-day camp will be action packed with plenty of outdoor fun and games – and no iPads in sight. As always, these camps will be slightly different to previous ones – with new activities, challenges and stories – but with plenty of the same outdoor adventure.

Good to Know: Adventure Camp is for boys and girls in primary school, aged 7-12. The day is generally broken up into four separate periods of activity – and plenty of rest is provided for lunch, morning & afternoon tea and drinks. Each Adventure Camp is run by highly experienced staff and instructors who work with children on a daily basis. All staff hold current First Aid certificates, and have completed a ‘Working with Children’ check.


When: 30 Sep, 8:00 am – 02 Oct, 5:00 pm

Location: 1st Balmoral Sea Scouts, Balmoral Park, The Esplanade, Mosman

Cost: $289.95 for 3 days


When: 09 Oct, 8:00 am – 11 Oct, 5:00 pm

Location: Northbridge Sailing Club, Bethwaite Ln, Northbridge

Cost: $299.95 for 3 days

Contact: https://www.adventurecamp.com.au/


Cricket Appeal Holiday Clinics, Mosman

Cricket Appeal in Sydney’s North Shore runs its famous Holiday Clinics all over Australia. We invite boys and girls aged between 5yrs to 14yrs old that play our great game, to come and join in on the fun. The Cricket Appeal coaching team will provide your player with a week of cricket they will never forget.
Each day will involve:

  • Skills and fun activities
  • Net sessions
  • T20 Games
  • BBQ lunch (free of charge)
  • Structured coaching plans 
  • Guest appearances from superstar players.
  • Prize giveaways

Players will experience the best opportunity to enhance their games within the playing group. We now have 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day options available for some clinics. Family passes are also an option for those with 2 or more family members attending.

There will be Big Bash Players, State cricketers and guest appearances from other superstars throughout the clinic. We also have prizes to be given away from our partners at 2Reds clothing and cricket gear available from JP Gavin. There will be sausage sizzle lunches and drinks available from the canteen on lunch breaks provided at no extra charge.

When: 30 Sept to 4 October, and 7-11 October

Location: Balmoral Oval, Mosman

Cost: 1 day pass $100, 2 day pass $180, 3 day pass $270, 4 day pass $330 OR 1 day family pass (2 or more player) $160, 2 day family pass $240, 3 day family pass $330 and 4 day family pass $390

Contact/Bookings: Click the link below to book your player in today!



Do you know of or run a fabulous local school holiday activity? We continue to update this Guide right up to and even during School Holidays so let us know about it! Please contact: naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au