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We’ve rounded up so many amazing winter school holiday activities! From the coolest camps to the bounciest giant jumping castles, magic shows and stage shows, ice skating and campfires, exotic animal and shark encounters. Some activities are even free! But book quick…

Chatswood Tennis Centre

Our coaches engage the children in basic coordination skills and games to get them used to hitting with a racquet. Special tennis balls are used to assist development with larger and softer balls to improve skill level and confidence. Children will maximise their development by staying with their peers for the duration of the camp.
On each Friday, there is a complimentary BBQ provided for the Children to celebrate the end of tennis camp, and a round robin tournament with trophies and prizes.
  • Week 1 – Monday 1 – Friday 5 July 2024
  • Week 2 – Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2024
  • Week 3 – Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024
  • Week 4 – Monday 22 July 2024
Location: 120a Fullers Road Chatswood 2067
Cost: Full week $299, day rate $85, half day $65,
Contact details: 02 9411 1500 or info@chatswoodtennis.com.au

Onyx Gymnastics, Mosman

Discover The Magic Of Onyx Gymnastics Holiday Club: Where Fun And Fitness Collide!

Onyx Holiday Club is for 4-10 year olds with or without previous gymnastics experience. In our safe, air-conditioned studios, children at holiday club can explore the gym and spend extra time perfecting skills they have almost mastered in class.

We play exciting games linked to the theme of the day, with a strong focus on teamwork and fun. We have two seperate studios so run 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds in the other. Children enjoy fresh air at morning tea and lunch plus get to do craft projects every day!

Where: Building 13A, 1110 Middle Head Road, Middle Head at Headland Park, Mosman

When: Weekdays from July 8-22

Time: 9am-3.30pm (additional care hours available)

Cost: Holiday Club is $110 a day. We offer 10% off every third day, 15% off every fourth day and 20% off every fifth day booked at one time.

Bookings: https://onyxgymnastics.com.au/holiday-club/

Motiv8Sports – THE MOTIV8 GAMES (Lane Cove North, Northbridge & North Sydney)

THE MOTIV8 GAMES are held only once every year and provide campers the chance to win Gold! The Motiv8 Games is a futuristic version of the Olympics with a rock concert atmosphere. This multi-sports event provides campers the opportunity to participate in a long list of team sports, individual events, showdowns and team building challenges.

Like all Motiv8sports events our primary focus is to create a sporting arena that teaches children about teamwork, sportsmanship and resilience all while motivating them to be extraordinary versions of themselves.

Dates

Mon 8th & Tue 9th July – Northbridge
Thur 11th & Fri 12th July – Lane Cove North
Mon 15th & Tue 16th July – North Sydney

Times

8.30-3.30 Daily

Location

Northbridge – Shore school War Memorial Playing Fields

Lane Cove North – Mowbray Public School

North Sydney – Shore School

Cost

$75-$125 for 2 days. Active & Creative Kids voucher accepted

How to Book

Click this link to book and for more information

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

Crockd Pottery Classes, Neutral Bay

Let’s get our kids out of their heads and into their hands with this 2-hour immersive pottery workshop. Designed for kids aged 6-12 years old. Book one, or multiple dates.

Kiss and drop your kiddies with our WCCC certified teachers.

This workshop also includes a complimentary glazing class so you can custom glaze and fire your masterpiece in our hot to trot kiln.

Where: 81-91 Military Road Neutral Bay

Time: 10am or 1pm sessions

When: 10 July, 11 July, 12 July, 16 July, 17 July, 18 July

How to Book: https://studios.crockd.com/products/kids-school-holiday-claycamp

Big Music, Crows Nest

Join Big Music for an unforgettable winter school holiday adventure filled with music, fun, and friendship! Their popular holiday camps cater to all levels of musical experience and ability, with a focus on playing and performing popular music with other kids. All kids have access to Big Music’s extensive studio facilities and the latest equipment, guided by their team of inspiring music coaches. For further details and online bookings visit the website.

Dates:

  • 1 – 5 July
  • 8 – 12 July
  • 15 – 19 July

Time: 9am – 3pm daily

Suited for: 5 – 17 years

Cost:  5 day program $625

Early birds get a 10% discount until 16 June with code EARLY10 at checkout.

Optional early/late care at $20/hr (8:30am – 5pm)

Book: (click here)

E: info@bigmusic.com.au;  Ph: (02) 8622 6550

Websitewww.bigmusic.com.au

Primrose Park Tennis Camps, Neutral Bay 

Enjoy Tennis Coaching, team events, fun games, singles and doubles tournaments in the ultimate winter school holiday camp.

Winners’ trophies and a Friday BBQ. Minimum age 5 maximum age 16.

Dates: Private School Camp: 1st – 5th July 2024; 8th – 12th July 2024 and 15th – 19th July 2024

Location: Primrose Park Tennis , Matora Lane, off Young Street Neutral Bay

Cost: 5 day camps $320 4 day camps $280 daily $85

Bookings: Book online at www.primroseparktennis.com.au

RISE Youth Basketball Academy, North Sydney

Get ready for a winter school holiday filled with fun, excitement, and learning at RISE Youth Basketball Academy! Our Holiday Camps are designed for young athletes of all skill levels, offering a dynamic mix of basketball drills, team-building activities, and friendly competitions. Each week concludes with an exciting tournament day, where campers can showcase their skills and enjoy some friendly competition. Led by our experienced coaches, each camper will develop their skills, gain confidence, and make new friends in a safe and supportive environment. Plus, with our fantastic discounts on 5-day and 10-day packages, you can save big while ensuring your child has an unforgettable holiday experience.

Spaces are limited to 40 slots per age group, so don’t wait – secure your spot today!

Location: Shore School, Blue Street North Sydney

Dates: Monday 08 July to Friday 12 July 2024, and Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2024

Times: 9AM to 3PM

Ages: Rising Hoopers (Beginners, 6 to 8 years old) and; Rising Stars (Intermediate, 9 years old and up)

Price: $76 per day for 10-Day Package (15% off); $81 per day for 5-Day Package (10% off) or $90 per day

Website: https://www.riseyouthbasketball.com/

Public Speaking and Debating Workshops, North Sydney & Wahroonga

Looking for a way to help your child boost their confidence these holidays?

SSA runs a range of engaging and educative public speaking and debating workshops for students in Kindy to Year 10. By mixing fun with learning, their team of experienced coaches helps children boost their confidence and bring their words to life.

Whether your child is an introvert or an extrovert, novice or experienced, there is a program designed just for them. Join them these holidays and watch your child transform into a confident speaker!

Where: The Shore School (North Sydney), Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga), online and other locations
Good to Know: Supervision available; Creative Kids Vouchers accepted; Students need to bring food & drink.
Dates: 8 to 19 July 2024
Times: Approx 9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: From $230

Complete Football Camp, Mosman

Sydney FC star Will Kennedy and coach Matt Simpson will be holding a football holiday camp at Balmoral Oval. It’s open to ages 5-12 and all skill levels.

Where: Balmoral Oval, Mosman

When: July 15-17

Time: 9am to 3pm

Cost: $75 per day

Bookings: Call 0400 633 492 or email completefootball7@gmail.com

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Mini Maestros

Illustration credit: Peter Engel

‘Once upon a time, long, long ago there lived a beautiful Queen… Actually, it wasn’t long, long ago. It was long, long, long, long… long, long, long, long…LONG ago. The Queen’s name was Tyrannosaurus Regina, which means “Tyrant Queen of the Lizards” and she was queen of all the dinosaurs.’

Get your rumble on with Maestro George Ellis and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for a ‘rex-cellent’ musical performance these winter school holidays. In this ‘dino-mite’ adventure, join Queen Regina and other scaly friends as they get ready for the dinosaurs’ annual carnival.

‘Carnival of the Dinosaurs’ is sure to delight children and their families with interactive melodic moments, a ‘tricera-top’ suite of music, and of course, opportunities to stomp, chomp and roar. It is the perfect introduction to live music for little ones and a chance to get up close and personal with an orchestra.

Don’t miss out on a day of ‘stego-smiles’.

When: Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Website: https://www.willoughbysymphony.com.au/Events/Mini-Maestros

Evolve Tennis presents the ULTIMATE KIDS’ WINTER HOLIDAY CAMP, Roseville Park & Kooroora 

Unleash the Excitement! Evolve Presents Thrilling Grassroots School Holiday Camps at Two Premier North Shore Locations – Kooroora Tennis Club & Roseville Park Tennis!
Embark on an unparalleled journey with Evolve as we redefine school holiday fun at the heart of the Northern Shore. Our dynamic team of devoted coaches, versed in both tennis and football, is geared up to create an extraordinary experience for your child. With structured programs meticulously crafted, we guarantee a holiday camp that stands out, becoming a must-attend tradition every school break.
Why Evolve? We promise a top-tier blend of Tennis & Football activities, ensuring every moment is packed with learning, skill-building, and, most importantly, heaps of fun!! More Smiles, More Kids!!
**Book Your Spot Now! Don’t Miss Out on the Ultimate School Holiday Adventure

Extras: Early Bird Discounts 10-15%, Sign up 2 kids get the second 50% off, FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…Free Pizza Lunch Fridays!!

Bookings: 1300 391 552

Website: https://evolvetennisacademy.com/book-now/

Camp Blue, Manly

No more parent guilt about dropping your child at a holiday program. Give them the experience of a unique and enriching Day Camp at Camp Blue, where they go beyond ordinary vacation care to create a dynamic and immersive environment for children to explore, learn, and thrive.

The Day Camps are more than just a way to pass the time during school breaks; they are vibrant communities fostering a sense of belonging, personal development, and pure enjoyment for every child.

Available for children in Kindy through to Year 9, the Camp Blue Manly program will be operating for two weeks these school holidays based out of Stella Maris College Benedict Campus. Combining the incredible facilities of Stella Maris with nearby Keirle Park, Lagoon Reserve and the iconic Manly Beach, the Camp Blue school holiday programs are diverse, unique and never boring!

Activities for Autumn Camp include Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Art, Drama Club, Makerspace, Beach Games, Rockpool Swim, Just Dance, Glee, Surfing, Curiosity Lab and much more. All are facilitated by our amazing team of staff in a supportive and vibrant atmosphere.

Dates: July 8-12 and July 15-19. Standard daily hours 8.30am – 5.00pm, with extended care available.

Location: Stella Maris Manly, PIttwater Road.

Cost: $147 – CCS available (cost with max % CCS per day –   $44.83 )

Phone: 9400 9413 Email: manly@campblue.com.au

Website: https://campblue.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campblueaustralia

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

Website/booking link: www.campblue.com.au

Creative Starz: Matilda The Musical, Willoughby 

At Creative Starz, our holiday program is a fun and envigorating mix of dance, drama, and singing. Building life skills, fostering creativity, and boosting confidence are just some of the incredible benefits the stage has to offer.

Sign Up Today – spots limited!

Age: 6-13

When:

Week 1 : Monday 30 Sep to Friday 4 Oct 2024 (5 Days)

Week 2 : Tuesday 8 Oct to Friday 11 Oct 2024 (4 Days excluding 7 Oct Labour Day)

Where: Location: St Thomas Church Willoughby (188 High Street Willoughby NSW 2068)

Booking: https://creativestarz.com.au/holiday-program

The Ultimate Magic Show, NORTHS Cammeray

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: July 10

Cost: $20 (+ $2 booking fee)

Tickets: (click here) 

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holiday

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 spring school holidays details.

Location: Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove

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

Cost: Child: $13 – Adult: $16

How to book: https://puppeteria.com/

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

Location: 50 Ridge Street North Sydney

Contacthttps://thegreensnorthsydney.com.au/

Plaster Painting, Lane Cove

School holiday activities have never been more fun at The Alcott!

Join us from 11am on Monday 8 July to paint a plaster sculpture to take home! Let your imagination run wild as you bring it to life with paint and glitter

At just $10 per child, this affordable school holiday activity will sell out quickly!

Where: The Alcott, 1 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove

When: July 8, 11am

Bookings: https://thealcott.com.au/events/messy-makers-plaster-painting/

Beyond The Gloves, Mosman (Free activity)

Join us at 11.30am for LocalKinds award-winning workshop run by Coach and Manly Woman of the Year Georgie Furze at this exciting boxing mentoring session. Georgie is bringing back her awesome workshops to the centre – build resilience, confidence and practical skills. Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au, Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 

9 July 2024

11.30am – 1.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/beyond-gloves-3

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Ryka Ali, Mosman (Free activity)

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Ryka Ali who will perform songs and dances from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and play the didgeridoo. Dances will feature unique Australian animals such as the kangaroo and the emu, and audience participation is greatly encouraged. The show is entertaining and educational!

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, bookings essential.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

When: 

10 July 2024

1.00pm – 1.45pm

Where: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/celebrate-naidoc-week-ryka-ali

Marbling Workshop, Mosman (Free activity)

Get ready to dive into the colorful chaos of our Marble Art Workshop! Using a fun, hands-on technique, you’ll create unique marble masterpieces while embracing the theme of “Letting Go” and “Going with the Flow.” Expect a messy, vibrant adventure, so wear something you don’t mind getting splashed with creativity! Spaces are limited, so don’t forget to register and secure your spot for this exciting, one-of-a-kind art experience.

Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au, Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 

11 July 2024

12.00pm – 1.30pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/marbling-workshop

Robo-Olympics Relay Races, Mosman (Free activity)

Children will team up to program their robots to race through a dynamic obstacle course, navigate challenges, complete tasks, and then pass the baton to the next bot in line.

This workshop combines the festivity of the Olympics with the spirit of friendly competition! Come and go anytime between 10am-12pm.

Free event, suitable for ages 5-12, no booking required.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

When: 

17 July 2024

10.00am – 12.00pm

Where: The Creation Space – outside Barry O’Keefe Library

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/robo-olympics-relay-races

Smartphone Photography Workshop (Free activity)

Join the team from Photo Workshop Australia and learn how to master your smartphone camera with essential techniques like focusing, exposure control, and composition, then dive into image processing and personalisation tips. Capture uplifting moments during a photo walk and submit your best shots to the NSW Health Youth “Need a Lift?” photography competition for a chance to win amazing prizes! Registration required.

This holiday program is for high school aged young people & those in year 6 only.

Mosman Youth Services is a safe and inclusive space for young people. If you have accessibility requirements or questions about this program then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au, Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

As this is a free program, it is important that you advise staff by emailing youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are no longer able to attend any activities you have registered for so that spaces can be made available for other young people. No shows without prior notification will have remaining activity registrations forfeited.

When: 

17 July 2024

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Where: Mosman Youth Centre

Website Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/smartphone-photography-workshop

Join a guided bush walk for families around Berry Island with the Bushland team.

Parents and children are invited to join the Bushland team for a guided bushwalk around the Gadyan Track, Berry Island these school holidays.

Please wear enclosed shoes, sun protection and bring a bottle of drinking water.

Public toilets available.

When:

11 July 2024
10:30am – 12pm

Where: Berry Island Reserve

Website Link: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/276/family-bush-walk

Our teenage etiquette workshops provide hands-on mentoring.

Your young adult will learn how to interact with others and why these skills are so important.

Over the past 20 years the use of technology, in particular smart phones, has significantly changed the way we interact with each other. Used to communicating through screens, teenagers are losing the art of face-to-face communication.

Our winter school holiday Teenage Etiquette Workshop is designed to teach students how to act, behave and communicate with polish and presence in a modern world.

What your teens will learn:

  • Everyday essential manners
  • First impressions
  • Introduction and greeting skills
  • Positive posture and body language
  • Walking, sitting, standing and gesturing
  • Conversation etiquette
  • Grooming and attire
  • Social media protocols
  • Table and dining etiquette

When:

13 July 2024
9:30am – 2:30am

Where: North Sydney Community Centre

Website Link: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/628/etiquette-workshop-for-teens

Monster Jump, Moore Park

The Monster Jump is an inflatable obstacle course suitable for everyone, including adults! Children under 4 need to be accompanied by an adult.

You can slide, climb, bounce your way through more than 30 obstacles in the giant structure which is a colourful air filled winter school holiday adventure set up in the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter.

You just need to bring socks (or you can also purchase at the gate) for those taking part and a picnic rug for those observing, then sit back and enjoy the fun! Bookings recommended, and you’ll need to arrive 30 minutes before your session.

Where: Sydney Entertainment Quarter 

When: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Cost: 2 hour pass (5 years and over) $35; 2 hour toddler ticket (under 5 years + caregiver) $35

Loctation: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park

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

Bondi Festival and Ice Skating

winter events - Bondi Festival

Set on the iconic shores of Bondi Beach, the Bondi Festival is an arts festival that takes place across a number of different venues over 17 days and nights.

There’s an ice rink on Campbell Parade, a ferris wheel on Queen Elizabeth Drive, and events at the Bondi Pavilion.

Performances include live shows from artists and comedians, theatre and cabaret shows, art exhibitions and interactive experiences.

There are some ticketed and some free events, but its recommended to buy tickets in advance.

When: 5 – 21 July 2024

Where: Bondi Beach 

Details: www.bondifestival.com.au

Tuff Nutterz Giant Obstacle Course, Mona Vale

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is setting up at Mona Vale and then Centennial Park these school holidays.

The event features Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle course (300m long), sure to provide an exhilarating experience for both kids and adults alike. Tuff Nutterz welcomes all ages to participate and enjoy the fun (Parents with kids under 5 years old can bounce for free!) So, whether you’re looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your little ones, or you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a new adventure, Tuff Nutterz has something for everyone!”

Where: Mona Vale & Centennial Park

When: 8th – 10th June 2024 (Mona Vale) and 11 – 21 Junly (Centennial Park)

Ticketshttps://www.tuffnutterz.com/tuffnutterznsw-act

 

Walk On The Wild Side, Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is unleashing its wild side these school holidays, with an array of creative activities, hands-on workshops, and thrilling performances inspired by the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Get up close and personal with the Sharks of Sydney Harbour with Erth Theatre’s unmissable new performance experience, star in your own wildlife documentary in a TV Presenting Workshop, become the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year in our Cockatoo Island Photography Workshop, encounter fantastical creatures in our Fintastic Friday program, or participate in many of our other exciting exhibitions, trails, workshops, and encounters.

See the full winter school holiday program head to the website.

Website: https://www.sea.museum/

Zoo Adventures at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique winter school holiday program, as they join in animal themed activities and meet our wonderful keepers who care for the animals that live at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

When: 

Week 1: 8 July – 12 July

Week 2: 15 July – 19 July

Start: 08:30 am End: 03:30 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Where: Taronga Zoo

Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/art-now-kids-holiday-workshop-future-play

Aladino The Musical, Chatswood

Musical makers club proudly presents Aladino the musical!

Performed by our rising stars and mini stars program participants.

Embark on a magical winter school holiday journey with Aladino the musical, a timeless tale of love, adventure, and the power of friendship. Written by Edgardo Lar, this enchanting musical theatre production follows the journey of Aladino as he discovers a magical lamp, unleashing a genie who grants him three wishes. Thrill to the iconic scenes of soaring carpet rides, encounters with a scheming sorcerer, and the pursuit of true love.

Join us for an unforgettable winter school holiday theatrical experience filled with dazzling spectacle and heartwarming moments that will leave you spellbound!

Saturday 6 July 2024 performed by Forestville & Bellevue Hill rising stars cast and mini stars. 

Monday 8 July 2024 performed by Annandale & Allawah rising stars and mini stars.

When:

  • Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  • Monday, 08 July 2024 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Where: Zenith Theatre and Convention Centre, Chatswood

Website: (click here) 

School Holiday Bushwalk NAIDOC Week, Lane Cove

A bushland winter school holiday activity for school aged children to celebrate and appreciate NAIDOC Week. Kids can gain an understanding of what NAIDOC Week means with an Indigenous guide from Sydney bushfood farm, ‘Bush to Bowl’.

Explore the bushland edge of the beautiful Lane Cove River and consider its immense value for the Gai-mariagal people and other nearby clans. The activity and walk will involve some interactive activities and walking on steep bush stairs. Appropriate only for children aged 5 and up. Please bring water, snack and hat.

Meet at the Rotary athletic field car park, western end of Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.

When: Tuesday, 09 July 2024 | 09:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Mowbray Park (Meet in the Rotary Athletics Field car park)

Website: (click here)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chatswood

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical winter school holiday experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider.

The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 & 91-Storey Treehouses will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Don’t miss out!

When:

Sunday, 07 July 2024 01:00 PM
Sunday, 07 July 2024 03:00 PM
Monday, 08 July 2024 10:00 AM
Monday, 08 July 2024 12:00 PM
Monday, 08 July 2024 03:00 PM
Tuesday, 09 July 2024 10:00 AM

Where: The Concourse

Link: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar/

The Gruffalo’s Child, Chatswood 

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Running Time: Approx 55 minutes (no interval)

Children 12 months and under are admitted free, provided they are seated on a parent/carer’s lap. A ticket is required for everyone 12 months and over. Limited booster seats are available in the theatre (first-come, first-served).

When:

Friday, 12 July 2024 10:00 AM
Friday, 12 July 2024 12:00 PM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 10:00 AM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 12:00 PM
Saturday, 13 July 2024 03:00 PM
Sunday, 14 July 2024 10:00 AM
Sunday, 14 July 2024 12:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Link: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-gruffalos-child/

Plush Paradise Winter School Holiday Workshop, Norths Cammeray

CREATE YOUR VERY OWN TOY PET, DESIGN A UNIQUE COAT OR VEST FOR YOUR NEW FRIEND, AND TAKE IT HOME FOR ENDLESS FUN AND MEMORIES

Where: Norths Cammeray

When: Thursday July 11

Time: 11am-12pm

Cost: $10 per child

Bookings: https://norths.com.au/events/plush-paradise/

Messy Makers, Lane Cove

School holiday activities have never been more fun at The Alcott!

Join us from 11am on Tuesday 16 July to harness the power of science to create your own galaxy in a jar!

At just $10 per child, this affordable school holiday activity will sell out quickly!

Where: The Alcott, 1 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove

When: 16 July, 11am

Bookings: https://thealcott.com.au/events/messy-makers-galaxy-in-a-jar/

Candle Making Winter School Holiday Workshop, Norths Cammeray

Use wax candle beads to make your own unique layered candle, then decorate the jar to light up your home with a fun and creative touch!

Children must be supervised at all times | Parents don’t require a ticket

Where: Norths Cammeray

When: 15 July

Time: 11am-12pm

Cost: $10 per child

Bookings: https://norths.com.au/events/candle-making/

Disney on Ice, Sydney Olympic Park

Hit the road to adventure when Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures skates into Australia! Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations.

Travel with Moana to the sun soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway, jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and magic at every turn at Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

When: July 17-21

Website: https://www.disneyonice.com/en-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 these spring school holidays. 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. Ives
Cost: $70 per child.
Book by clicking here 

Creatures of Australia Experience, Sydney Olympic Park

Creatures of Australia, a stunning interactive digital experience showcasing some of Australia’s most beautiful and unique animals, is set to launch at Sydney’s Fever Pavilion at Sydney Olympic Park on July 5, 2024.

In an exclusive world-first WILD cinematic experience, arriving just in time for the winter school holidays, families and nature lovers can explore the extensive Australian wildlife through a captivating compilation of high-speed cinematography, larger-than-life projections, and immersive, experiential spaces.

The ten wildlife projections will offer an immersive journey into their animalistic behaviours, offering a new and colourful insight and education into our country’s most mysterious, cute and dangerous creatures promising an unforgettable experience.  From close-up views of kookaburras to detailed observations of koalas, kangaroos, and reptiles, guests will be transported into the natural habitats of these remarkable species.

Where: Fever Pavilion, Sydney Olympic Park

When: From July 5, various sessions available

Tickets: From $25 via https://feverup.com/m/181810

 

 

Have we left out any great local school holiday activities? Let us know via willoughby@thelivingcollective.com.au – and keep checking back in as we’ll keep adding to the list!

 

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