school holidays

Combat the cold and get the kids moving these School Holidays with this list of amazing activity options. Choose from sports, arts and crafts, music and more…


RISE Youth Basketball Academy, North Sydney

Get ready for a 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


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:

Big Music, Crows Nest

Join Big Music for an unforgettable 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.


  • 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)

ph: (02) 8622 6550

Primrose Park Tennis Camps, Neutral Bay 

Enjoy Tennis Coaching, team events ,fun games ,singles and doubles tournaments

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

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

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


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: July 10

Cost: $20 (+ $2 booking fee)

Tickets: (click here) 

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:

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 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:

Plush Paradise 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


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


Candle Making 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


Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holidayImage: 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: $12 – Adult: $15

How to book:

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


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


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 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


Tuff Nutterz Giant Obstacle Course, Mona Vale

The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is setting up at St Ives Oval 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)


Zoo Adventures at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique 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.


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


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 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!


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


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).


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


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 school holiday program head to the website.



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



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