Summer holidays are here and we’re spoilt for choice for great events and activities including sailing, painting, rock music camp, pottery, resilience, tennis, a heap of water fun and more.

Adventure Camp, Greenwich

Offering amazing adventures that ensure kids are having fun outside and staying active, Adventure Camp is one of the most popular school holiday activities in our area – so book fast! Greenwich is the newest Adventure Camp, and will be based at Greenwich Sailing Club. “We’ll be using this as a base to explore Cockatoo Island, take a trip to the Greenwich Baths for some fun in the water and an all new Sailing Activity!”

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. Sign up now to escape the screens and join an Adventure!

Dates: Mon 6th – Wed 8th Jan 2020
Time 8:00am to 5:30pm
Cost: $279.95 (includes all ferry tickets) Payment can be made by Credit Card
Contact: :www.adventurecamp.com.au

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, 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 9th Dec – Thu 12th Dec (9am-3pm)
Mon 16th Dec – Thu 19th Dec (9am-3pm)
Mon 6th Jan – Thu 9th Jan (9am-3pm)
Mon 13th Jan – Thu 16th Jan (9am-3pm)
Mon 20th Jan – Thu 23rd Jan (9am-3pm)

Extras: Optional 5th Party Day on Friday each week for an additional $120.Optional extended care from 8am drop off -6pm pick up available each day for an additional $20 per hour.
Cost: $480 (Early Bird Price – $440 before 29th November)
Location: 85 Alexander Street (Cnr Ernest Street), Crows Nest
Contact: (02) 8622 6550 
Website / Signup: www.bigmusic.com.au/holiday-camp

Primrose Park Tennis Camp, Cremorne

Primrose Park Tennis is located on the northern side of Neutral Bay and Cremorne, at historic Primrose Park. Their popular school holiday tennis camps keep kids engaged and active, and they focus on fun as well as skills and drills. Each camp includes coaching, team events, games, and singles and doubles tournaments. There are trophies and sports awards and each child receives a cap. All camps run from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day Monday to Thursday and Friday is a tournament day and finishes at 2pm

Good to Know: Primrose Park Tennis Camps begin early so private school children have a great option. The coaches at PPT are all very experienced – with many awards and titles – including world rankings. See the website for details: http://www.primroseparktennis.com.au/PPT-Coaches.aspx

When: Christmas Tennis Camp No1 – Monday the 9th of December to the 13th
Christmas Tennis Camp No2 – Monday the 16th of December to the 20th
Summer Tennis Camp No1- Monday the 13th of January to the 17th
Summer Tennis Camp No2- Monday the 20th of January to the 24th
Cost: $250 for five days
Location: Matora Lane, off Young Street, Cremorne
Contact: (02) 9908-2366 e: primrose.park@bigpond.com

Maker’s Loft, Cammeray

The beautiful Maker’s Loft is a cafe and craft space – and they offer wonderful school holiday activities for kids. For this summer choose from Messy Art and Craft, Natural Body and Skincare Workshop, Modern Embroidery, Pottery, Macrame, Woodwork, Sewing, Ceramic Painting and more!

Good to Know: There are half day and full day workshops to choose from. All materials are included (unless otherwise stated). Lunch orders are available to order when booking.

Location: 205 Ernest Street, Cammeray
Contact: W https://www.makersloft.com.au/ E. hi@makersloft.com.au

Luna Park, Milsons Point

School holidays are a great time to visit our very own iconic amusement park, Luna Park Sydney! This summer, cool off aboard a crazy new water ride, take a dip in North Sydney Pool and get access to Unlimited Rides all day long! Here’s how to make the most of a summer’s day at Luna Park Sydney…

Enjoy fun in the sun all day long with an Unlimited Rides Pas and ride every ride as many times as you like. Your pass includes access to Luna Park’s new summer ride: Pirate’s Revenge, an exhilarating water ride with two crazy drops at 80km/hr that will cool you off instantly.

Beat the heat with one (or two) scoops of tasty Gelato and finish off the day at North Sydney Pool just next door. Entry is free with your unlimited rides pass, valid on the same day only.

Good to Know: Entry is FREE, but an Unlimited Rides Pass is the best way to experience everything Luna Park Sydney has to offer. The best way to save on rides is to buy your Unlimited Rides Pass online for a discounted door price.

For current opening hours, visit: https://www.lunaparksydney.com/plan-your-day . For tickets, visit the website at: https://buyonline.lunaparksydney.com/

Resilience in Kids, Neutral Bay and Cammeray

January school holiday camps! Resilience in Kids is now taking bookings for its popular 1-day Resilience Camps – book now to avoid disappointment! The 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!

Good to Know: They 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. Your kids will have a great time AND learn important social and emotional skills! And as a Creative Kids registered provider you can redeem your voucher with them!

When:
6 Jan – Resilience Boot-camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
7 Jan – Superpower Camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
14 Jan – Resilience Boot-camp – Age 5-8 – Cammeray
16 Jan – Calm Camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
20 Jan – Resilience Boot-camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
21 Jan – Superpower Camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
22 Jan – Calm Camp – Age 5-8 – Neutral Bay
Time: All camps run from 9am to 4pm
Contact: https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au/

Gallery 307 Art School Holiday Program

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. As well as our normal classes, for the first time ever we will be running 3 preschool / kindy only age group classes, and an Adult Card Making session, running at the same time as the Childrens Art Classes.  The kids can’t have all the fun! Some of the classes these school holidays are :

December – Keep the kids busy and creative before Christmas

  • Origami Christmas Wreath
  • Christmas Bunting
  • Elfie Selfie

January – Fun for everyone during the school holidays

We offer High School Workshops for 12+yr olds : (suitable beginners to advanced)

  • Scrap Machine
  • Drip & Paint Flower Painting
  • Gargoyle Heads
  • Paint Like the Masters
  • Dogs on the Go

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 : December 19-23 2019  and  January 8-24 2020

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 Instagram to see what we get up to @gallery307artschool

Kids Klub Program, Willoughby Leisure Centre

Pool games, skating, indoor inflatable, laser warriors and more! Kids Klub Willoughby is an absolute favourite amongst parents and kids and is a great way to keep your children active and busy.

Good to Know: The Program runs daily during school holidays and kids can pick and choose which activities appeal. There is usually an organised activity in the morning and supervised pool play in the afternoon (see Program for details). Early bird and sibling rates are available.

When: Monday 06 January and Friday 24 January 2020, excluding weekends.

Age: Designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years

Time: 9am-3pm -*drop-off available from 8am

Aftercare: Most days to 5.30pm (extra charge of $19 applies)

Cost: $70.50 per day (average). Lunch order optional – available at WLC Café.

Enquiries: Click here for website Phone 9958 5799 or email services@willoughbyleisure.com.au

Stanton Library Activities, North Sydney

Film and popcorn: Pokémon Detective Pikachu [PG]: Friday 10 January, 10am No bookings needed. All ages

Stop Motion Animation: Monday 13 January, 1-3pm. Bring a story to life with stop motion animation. You’ll be working in groups to decide on a story, create backdrops and characters using craft supplies, then film it using Hue Animation Studio. Bookings essential – strictly ages 12 years and over 

Stop Motion Animation: Thursday 16 January, 1-3pm. Bring a story to life with stop motion animation. You’ll be working in groups to decide on a story, create backdrops and characters using craft supplies, then film it using Hue Animation Studio. Bookings essential – strictly 8-11 years 

Kids storytelling yoga: Tuesday 14 January, 1pm & 2.30pm Bookings essential – 1pm for 2-4 years Bookings essential – 2.30pm for 5-7 years

Decorating Pencil Cases: Monday 20 January, 11am. Bookings essential – ages 5 years and over 

Film and popcorn: Toys and Pets (Tea Pets) [PG]: Friday 24 January, 10am. No bookings needed. All ages

Tuffnutterz, ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour

The kids don’t have to climb the walls at home these holidays! With the arrival of Australia’s biggest inflatable in Sydney, they’ll be able to run off some energy while having the best bouncy fun around. It’s being held indoors at the ICC in Darling Harbour so the whole family can also beat the heat! Tickets give you unlimited access to both of their epic courses including the brand new giant play park which compliments the huge obstacle course. This course is 270 metres long and has over 30 individual obstacles, all joined to form one continuous course.

Good to Know: Suitable for 5 year-olds and up to go unaccompanied. Under 5’s require a non-paying accompanying adult. No under 3’s. Please bring socks and plenty of water.

Where: ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney (Darling Harbour).

When: 8-27 January, open 9am-5pm.

Cost:
Unlimited Rounds: 1-3 Tickets: ($35pp), 4-9 Tickets ($30pp); 10-19 Tickets (27.5pp); 20+ Tickets ($25pp)

2 laps: ($20pp) (Each lap takes on average 15 minutes to complete. You may upgrade to the full day pass on the day by paying the difference.)

Booking/contact: https://www.tuffnutterz.com/

The Chatswood Family Festival, The Concourse Chatswood

A huge family fun day, theatre show, sports workshops and arts and crafts are just some of the highlights of the Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse when it returns in January 2020. There’s a world of fun to be had!

Enjoy a fun and informative day out for the whole family at the Child and Family Expo on 22 January. Have a ball with entertainment, arts, craft, face painting, rides, a jumping castle and more. Find out what’s on offer for children and families in the area from a range of services, clubs and classes exhibiting and browse the child friendly retail and food stalls.

Could you be Australia’s next rugby star? NSW Rugby League unearths new talent with its Try League program on 16 January. Get a taste for the sport with fun activities and games for boys and girls and find out how you can get involved.

Drop into Artspace at The Concourse for an afternoon of fun arts and crafts presented by globalart from 17 – 20 January. Enjoy a great range of art activities using different materials, colours, textures and tools then take home your creation.

Premium children’s theatre performances include Room on the Broom Live on Stage from 18 – 23 January and the Willoughby Symphony’s Mini Maestros Singalong on 22 January when children can take a journey through the orchestra with hits from musical theatre and film classics.
Go out of this world with spaced themed activities at Chatswood Library all January including a reading club, movies, talks and craft.

As you enjoy the fun, why not tuck into something delicious at one of the many restaurants and cafes on The Concourse or enjoy the extensive world class shopping in Chatswood CBD? The Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse is presented by Willoughby City Council. Many events are free or are low cost. For more information on the program and to book visit http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/events/the-chatswood-family-festival-on-the-concourse/.

If you know of or run a school holiday activity and would like to add it to our Guide please get in touch. We will be updating the Guide right up to and even during the School Holidays. E: naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au For more great school holiday activities see our Guides on Willoughby Living www.willoughbyliving.com.au and Mosman Living www.mosmanliving.com.au

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