Easter school holidays always have some extra fun activities – with egg hunts, carnivals and craft galore. There are also so many brilliant activities, shows, sports and adventures to keep kids entertained these holidays…

Adventure Camp

Adventure camp is all about the outdoors. We are passionate about getting kids outside and our 3-day School Holiday camps are packed full of Fun, loaded with Adventure, and have some pretty cool challenges to get your kids outside and away from screens this April.

If you believe that experiencing the outdoors is important and are chasing something fun and action packed for your kids these school holidays, then Adventure camp is just for you! We provide an active, fun, outdoor experience in an environment that helps to fulfill your kids basic needs for freedom, risk-taking, socialising and of course, adventure.  

Kids will get the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, test their abilities and best of all, have some awesome fun exploring nature. “No child ever remembers their best day of television”.  

We will be building, swimming, sailing (at Northbridge and Greenwich), Stand-up paddleboarding (at Balmoral) and bringing you some brand- new challenges at our Newest location Balmain. 

Camps are on Sale Now! We have 6 camps across 4 great locations this April.

Dates/ Locations: 

Balmoral: April 12-14 and April 17-19

Northbridge: April 12-14 and April 17-19

Balmain: April 12-14

Greenwich: April 17-19

Cost:     $299.95 p/p for 3 days  

Where to book:               

Book online via our website: https://www.adventurecamp.com.au/

 

Balmoral Watersports School Holiday Activities

“Have Fun – Be Safe – Learn New Skills – Make New Friends” these school holidays!

Our “Multi-activity” water-sports camp offers different activities throughout the day, including Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and games on/off water, with a major emphasis on having fun, and gaining & improving water-sports skills!

Every day is a different day with changing weather conditions, new games and new challenges. We welcome kids with water-sports skills & abilities as well as total beginners. Our aim is to introduce kids to water sports, gain more confidence on the water, and learn sailing in a fun way. We also really encourage making new friends.

Kids can start from 7 yrs old to 15 years old, they must already be able to swim 25m confidently. We have 3 different age groups: 7 to 9yo; 10 to 12yo; and 13 to 15yo. We will also make sure they are put together with friends on the 1st day if required. Be prepared for a fabulous week of fun and learning. It’s exactly where your kids want to be, rain or shine!

Dates: April 10th to 14th 2023 and April 17th to 21st 2023

Good to know: Children are to bring their own packed lunch. The program will continue in wet weather conditions. Please ensure you or your child are aware of the weather forecast for the day and have packed accordingly.

Cost: $189 for 1 day; $389 for 3 consecutive days (Monday to Wednesday); $559 for 5 days (Monday to Friday)

Location: Balmoral Water Sports Center, Balmoral Sailing Club, The Esplanade, Mosman

Book here

 

Big Music Crows Nest School Holiday Camps

Big Music’s holiday camps run 9am-3pm daily in each week of the holidays, with three options:

Option 1: THE ULTIMATE ROCK EXPERIENCE

The perfect way for younger kids (age 5+) to start their musical journey, the URE program gives them a chance to try a range of contemporary instruments including guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboard.

Option 2: HOLIDAY ROCK SHOW

Rock Shows are for kids who are ready to rock (age 9+ with at least one year’s musical experience). Working with inspiring professional musicians, kids join a real rock band and prepare for an awesome stage performance.

Option 3: JUNIOR ROCKERS SHOW

The Junior Rockers Holiday Show is designed for up-and-coming primary school-aged kids who either already play an instrument or have enjoyed the Ultimate Rock Experience and are now ready to take the next step. A short audition is required for first-timers. Working with inspiring professional musicians, kids join a real rock band and prepare for an awesome stage performance.

Dates: 

  • Tue 11-14 April (4 days)
  • Mon 17 -21 April (5 DAYS)

Time: 9am – 3pm

Suited for: 5 – 17 years

Cost: 5 day program $625; 4 day program $500

Book: online – https://www.bigmusic.com.au/holiday-rock-camps;  e- info@bigmusic.com.au; ph (02) 8622 6550

Website: www.bigmusic.com.au

Note: A 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applies to bookings made before 19 March 2023.

 

Willoughby Leisure Centre School Holiday Program, Willoughby

Get your kids active this school holiday!
The Willoughby Leisure Centre School Holiday Program is bursting with fun. Come along and meet the local kids, learn skating tricks, develop team building skills with laser tag, let creativity run wild with crafts and brick building. We’ve got something for every kid.

Get your kids’ holidays sorted today.

Dates: Tuesday 11 April – Friday 21 May

Cost: $47 per activity (4 hours)

Location: Small St, Willoughby

Booking: Register on our website today

Website: https://secure.activecarrot.com/public/class/browse_holiday_program/1242

Magic World of Crazy Science, NORTHS Cammeray

Take a wild ride with your host, multi-award winning entertainer, scientist and teacher Richard Scholes through the ‘Magical World of Crazy Science’. Crazy Science is a unique show that incorporates science, magic, comedy mime and music. Chemistry and Physics dominate the shows as the audience witnesses giant columns of elephant toothpaste, toilet paper flying high, smoke rings zooming, the incredible magic of polymers and gigantic bubbles which have to be seen to be believed. Add to this the hilarious mix of world class interactive magic from an award-winning magician, cool music and sound effects from the D.J. and you have one of the world’s most engaging science shows!

Time: Doors 10:30am – Show: 11:00am

Cost: $10

Website: https://norths.com.au/events/magic-world-of-crazy-science/

Sydney Family Show, Moore Park

Get ready for an electrifying experience like no other! The Sydney Family Show is back and better than ever, bringing you Australia’s ultimate family event that will leave you breathless with excitement. Get ready to indulge in all your favourite show traditions and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones!

Experience the thrill of live stage entertainment, heart-stopping carnival rides, challenging sideshow games, and immerse yourself in the massive Easter weekend markets. Be prepared to be blown away by the sheer variety of showbags on offer and don’t miss the adorable dachshund festival, jaw-dropping reptile shows, and thrilling fishing and bike stunt shows.

Get up close and personal with the cutest animals in the animal nursery, marvel at the fascinating exhibits, and bask in the good old-fashioned family fun that awaits you every day. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that promises to deliver fun, adventure, and excitement for the whole family!

Head to the Sydney Family Show website, www.sydneyfamilyshow.com.au, to find out more and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Alice in Wonderland, The Royal Botanical Gardens

This school holiday, tumble down the rabbit hole as the Australian Shakespeare Company presents Lewis Carroll’s absurd & wickedly clever classic – Alice in Wonderland.

Brought to life beautifully in Glenn Elston’s highly acclaimed production, this familiar tale is stunningly lifted right from the pages.

Your favourite assortment of curious characters are all waiting for you… meet the skittish, constantly late White Rabbit, sing along with the Dodo and other birds in the Caucus race and meet the pepper-obsessed Duchess and her extremely crazy cook. The Cheshire Cat will leave you with a grin and you can’t fail to miss Humpty Dumpty on his way to meet Tweedledum and Tweedledee. And what might seem slightly silly, becomes downright absurd as the Mad Hatter arrives with the March Hare and Dormouse to have a grand old time with Alice at the tea party.

This enchanting world of song, dance & interactive games will have the whole family dizzy & giddy with nonsense!

NOTE: All children and adults over 12-months of age require a ticket.
Children under 12-months admitted FREE.

Dates: 8 – 23 April 2023

Website: https://www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/alice-in-wonderland-sydney-2023

Paint & Sip Mocktails, Chatswood 

Come escape during the Autumn school holidays, while making a simple and easy acrylic painting on a mini canvas that will warm you up and relax you with it’s tropical summery vibes, and enjoy some yummy mocktails.

We also provide a nutritious lunch, fruit platter and snacks.

Next date: Thursday, 13 April 2023

Time: 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Cost: $10

For ages 12-18.

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/paint-sip-mocktails-tickets-522240263687

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: $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! Perfect for spring school holidays!

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/

Sharks Exhibition at the Australian Museum

Image: Andrea Venegas via the Australian Museum

Submerge yourself in Sydney’s newest hands-on family exhibition, Sharks. In this immersive 360 degree blockbuster experience, visitors go back in time to meet sharks’ ancient ancestors, come face-to-face with over 10 life-sized shark models, including an 8 m-long Whale Shark, and uncover their extraordinary adaptations with interactive displays and touchable specimens. Dive in – there’s plenty of jaw-some stuff for kids and families.

Where: Australian Museum
When: until April 25
Tickets: From $17.50
Websitehttps://australian.museum/exhibition/sharks


Family Bush Walk, Berry Island

Families are invited to join the Bushland Team for a guided walk around the Gadyan Track, Berry Island Reserve. Please wear enclosed shoes & sun protection, bring a bottle of drinking water. Toilets and bubbler available. 15-minute walk from Wollstonecraft Train Station.

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Cost Free
Location: Berry Island Reserve, Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft

Website: northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/134/family-bush-walk-


Family Kayak Outing, Willoughby Bay

Join Sydney by Kayak and the Bushland Team for a tour of Willoughby Bay foreshore. Limited to ages 8 years and over. Costs $10 per kayak.

Families are invited to join Laura Stone of Sydney by Kayak for a tour of Willoughby Bay, equipment and instruction will be provided.

The Bushland Team will interpret the foreshore environment along the way.

Please wear clothing that can get wet, sun protection and bring drinking water. Bring a bottle of drinking water and wear sun protection.

Date
Wednesday 19 April 2023
10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost
$10 per single kayak
Location
Tunks Park Boat Ramp
Brothers Avenue, Cammeray
Website: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/165/family-kayak-outing

Spotlight Walk and Talk, Waverton 

Enjoy a talk about local wildlife followed by a spotlight walk around Balls Head Reserve.

Date
Thursday 20 April 2023
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost
Free
Location
The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability
2 Balls Head Drive,
Waverton,
NSW 2060
Website: northsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/event/135/spotlight-walk-and-talk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Chatswood

Immerse yourself in the magical world of one of the most read children’s books The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller and presented by CDP Kids, this theatrical production features an ensemble of over 75 magical puppets and an Australian cast who bring this beloved book 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. It will excite, educate and entertain children 18 months+ and their adults!

Where: The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

When: Wednesday 19 April – Sunday 23rd April, multiple sessions

Cost: $41

Bookinghttps://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-show/

360 ALLSTARS, Chatswood 

360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary physical production that will leave kids dizzy with excitement. Featuring a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record holding artists and athletes, this performance seamlessly blends street style with elite talent. The addition of a live soundtrack and spectacular video projections turns this urban circus into a visually astounding experience for all.

Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

When: Wednesday 19 April, 2pm & 7pm + Thursday 20 April, 2pm

Cost: Starting at $40.30

Bookinghttps://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/360-allstars-10th-anniversary-tour/

The Unicorn Playground Show, The Grounds of Alexandria

Make your kid’s dreams come true at The Grounds of Alexandria’s Unicorn Playground. This fully interactive show, led by the experts at Unicorn Parties Sydney, will captivate your kids with magic, games and more. After the show, they can plait the unicorn’s hair, ride the unicorn, play with unicorn poo and take pictures. Dressing up is highly encouraged, so let your child’s imagination run wild.

Where: The Grounds of Alexandria

When: Monday 10 April – 10:30am, 12:30pm + 2:30pm

Cost: $30

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unicorn-playground-show-the-grounds-of-alexandria-tickets-550158297277?
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Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks

Explore the stories of shipwrecks like never before at this Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition. Brickwerks combines real shipwreck artifacts, hands-on interactives and audio-visual experiences with LEGO® models designed by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught. (He’s one of 14 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere). At the exhibition, kids can try different archaeology techniques, sink the Vasa warship, rebuild the portico from the Batavia wreck, see if they’d survive the Titanic sinking and build their own LEGO® models.

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum

When: Until late 2023

Cost: Starting at $12

Booking: https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/brickwrecks

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

What would Easter school holidays be without the Easter Show! For over 200 years, the Sydney Royal Easter Show has brought country charm to the city with the very best Australian agriculture, food and entertainment. Plan your outing at Australia’s largest annual ticketed event with daily Bluey Live Interactive Experiences, farmyard animals feeding sessions, woodcutting competitions, drone shows, carnival rides and more. Plus, remember to pick up some show bags to take home.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park

When: Thursday 6 April – Monday 17 April

Cost: Starting at $15

Booking: https://www.eastershow.com.au/

Alice in WonderPark Holiday Theatre Fun, Centennial Parklands

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for this theatrical and interactive performance of Alice in WonderPark – perfect for Easter school holidays. Presented by the talented Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, the show weaves a familiar storyline, characters and songs with an exciting twist. As Alice embarks on her adventure, she’ll need the audience’s help to find her way back home. Kids will be delighted to participate in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, engage in conversations with the White Rabbit, and play a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Alice in WonderPark is a magical journey for children aged 4 and above.

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Parklands

When: Thursday 18 April, 10:30am

Cost: $18

Booking: https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/whatson/alice-in-wonder-park

Easter in Nature 2023, Centennial Parklands

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to get the kids outdoors and into nature. Join Centennial Parklands for a fun and educational program celebrating Australia’s native plants and animals. Designed for children aged 4 to 10, the program offers a guided walk through the parklands, where kids will follow trail maps, spot local flora and fauna, and connect with the natural world. They’ll also enjoy a native Australian animal “egg hunt” and have the chance to design their own Aussie animals using clay and loose parts.

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Parklands

When: Saturday 8 April & Sunday 9 April, multiple sessions

Cost: $20

Booking: https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/egg-cellent-easter-1

Gap Free Check Ups for Adults and Kids, St Leonards Green Dental

Over the school holidays, St Leonards Green Dental will offer gap free check ups and cleans to all adults and kids. If you aren’t with a health fund, they offer a free consultation with any child check up and clean. So use the holidays to tick off this essential life admin item with one of our local dentists. Call (02) 9438 4352 or visit https://www.stleonardsdental.com.au/

Have you got a school holiday activity you’d like added to the Easter School Holidays Guide? Please get in touch via info@thelivingcollective.com.au 

 

The Snow Queen – Victorian State Ballet

The Victorian State Ballet proudly presents ‘The Snow Queen’ in a beautiful ballet story performance!

Outstanding skill, artistry and technique will be on show in this visually inspiring and highly entertaining performance.

Enjoy a magical experience delighting in the beauty and splendour of stunning sets, costumes, music and icy magic lighting. Pure delight!

Based on the well-known classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, ‘The Snow Queen’, is a beautiful ballet that portrays the heart-warming story of the young Gerda and her struggle against an evil and icy foe. ‘The Snow Queen’ is full of magical imagery, intrigue, drama and suspense. This performance is suitable and enjoyable for all ages.

Where:The Concourse Theatre

When: 

  • Friday, 14 April 2023 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Saturday, 15 April 2023 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Sunday, 16 April 2023 | 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Cost: $51.20

Booking: https://www.culturebites.net.au/Events/The-Snow-Queen

 

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