Get set for winter wonderlands and super cool activities these school holidays, with bush adventures, s’mores cooking, kids’ shows, ice skating and so much more. Some activities are free and will need to be booked fast! 

Speaking Schools Australasia Debating and Public Speaking, St Leonards

If you’re looking for something new, fun and educational these school holidays, that will give your child skills and confidence to last a lifetime, it’s worth booking them into one of Speaking Schools Australasia’s range of online or in-person Public Speaking and Debating programs. But do it fast because these tend to book out quickly!
Online Programs: Dates: Tuesday, 29 June 2021- Friday, 2 July 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 1 pm
Cost: from$180
In-person Programs:
Day and Dates: Monday, 28 June 2021- Thursday, 1 July  2021.
Time: Staggered Start and Finish Times (see website for more details)
Location:  Northside Conference Centre, Cnr Oxley Street and Pole Lane, St Leonards. (also offered at Pennant Hills – Wednesday, 7 July 2021 – Friday, 9 July 2021 staggered start and finish times – see website for more info.)
Cost: From $220
Website: https://speakingschools.com.au/

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
Cost: $15 for a campfire S’mores Box for Two
Location: 50 Ridge Street North Sydney

Acting, Singing & Recording Workshops, Crows Nest

Would your child love to help to create an original song and record it in our professional studio? Or dip their toe into the world of acting?

Brightsparks Performing Arts School is excited to be running two brand new Holiday Workshops these school holidays; Acting and Sing & Record. The Acting Workshop will be a 3-Day Intensive for children aged 7-12 years, run by Professional Actor, Anthony Yangoyan. Students will learn the art of improvisation, creating characters and performing scenes. There will also be lots of fun drama games along the way!

Sing & Record is a 3-Day Workshop for children aged 10-15, where students will get the opportunity to record an original song or song of their choice in our professional studio with a sound engineer. This course will be run by Musical Theatre Performer and Vocal Coach Jessica Linsley, who will work with students to develop solo singing skills, vocal range and tone, expression and their own unique style as a singer.

Location: Citadel Creative, 14 Hayberry Street Crows Nest

Dates: June 28-30 (Acting), July 7-9 (Sing & Record)

Cost: $70 per day (Acting), $120 per day (Sing & Record)

Bookings: Visit the website, brightsparksco.com

School Holiday Bushland Adventures, Lane Cove

Survivor – The Bushwalk! Get out into the urban wilderness that runs along the Lane Cove River. Join together and practice outdoor survival skills. Kids will need a snack and a drink, hats and suitable clothing for the weather and bushwalking. This event is run by Willoughby Council.
Cost: Free
When: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 | 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 | 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM Location: Meet at Mowbray Park, Meet in the Rotary Athletic Field Car Park, western end of Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North., Lane Cove North

Willoughby Leisure Centre School Holiday Program, Willoughby

Willoughby Leisure Centre’s school holiday program is back! The program is fully supervised and packed with fun activities including Skateboarding, Billy Cart Bonanza, Laser Warriors challenge and of course water fun. There’s also a range of activities aimed at engaging kids to bring out their creative side, like Build My Bear soft toy workshop and Bricks for Kids days.
Duration: Program runs daily between Monday 28th June and Friday 9th July, excluding weekends.
Age: Designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years.
Time: 9am-3pm. Drop-off available from 8am.
Aftercare: Most days until 6pm. Extra charges apply.
Cost: $76 per day. Lunch order optional – available at WLC Cafe.
Booking: https://www.willoughbyleisure.com.au/Whats-on/School-Holiday-Program/Make-a-booking-School-Holiday-Program

Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo

Image: Tim Coulson courtesy of Taronga Zoo
Swing, step and climb at Wild Ropes in Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo and wave a big hello to the koalas, emus and kangaroos at the Australian Walkabout. It’s the perfect activity for kids who love a fun challenge. The course can take from 45 minutes to two hours depending on the type of package and path you choose. Wild Ropes is welcoming all visitors every Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. For more information and rules on COVID-Safety, visit Taronga Zoo’s website.
Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman Tickets: From $22. Book by clicking here

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holiday
Image: Puppeteria Theatre
Enjoy the art of puppetry with your young ones at the Puppeteria Theatre. Location: Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove Date and time: Various dates and times. Cost: Child: $12 – Adult: $15l How to book: https://puppeteria.com/

The 13-Storey Treehouse, The Concourse Chatswood

  Would you please welcome to the stage…. Andy and Terry! Yes that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. AND YOU’RE INVITED! Curtain up! Today’s the day. There’s just one problem. They forgot to write it! And where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla? Luckily the theatre has an extensive prop and costume collection and some very impressive stage technology. Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 13-Storey Treehouse has sold out at Sydney Opera House, and around Australia, and is brought to life with a seriously funny cast and magical moments of theatrical wizardry.
Cost: Premium $45, A Reserve $36
When: Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6PM Friday, 9 July 2021, 10AM Saturday, 10 July 2021, 10AM, 12PM, & 3PM Sunday, 11 July 2021, 10AM, & 12PM
Bookings: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=13STOREY21

Winter in the Domain

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Doman presents ‘’Winter in the Domain”, a festival experience showcasing music, culture and entertainment in the heart of Sydney From June 25 to July 18, The Domain will transform into a winterland featuring two unique spaces – Big Top and Winterpark. The Big Top will host a diverse range of live performances from some of the Australia’s best artists and include family-friendly concerts. From June 26, the area surrounding the Big Top will be transformed into a free Winterpark with activities for visitors of all ages and heated outdoor spots to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to the Winterpark where you can glide along the ice rink, jump on the family-friendly rides and taste a range of delicious food and drinks these winter holidays. Entry for the Winterpark outside of concert times is free! For hours of operation CLICK HERE. Ride tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Booth inside the event. For ice skating session times and pre-purchase please follow the Winter in the Domain Facebook and Instagram. For more information: https://winterinthedomain.com.au/

The Coal Loader Kids Trail

The Coal Loader
Image: The Coal Loader
If you’re searching for something fun (and free!) to do with the kids, have a look at the kids’ trail on The Coal Loader website. It’s a mobile-friendly, self-timed way for your kids to explore the great outdoors whilst finding listed items and answering fun questions. They’ll uncover the site’s history, all its sustainability features, native planting, food gardens, bats, chickens and more. All you have to do is head to their website and use your mobile to navigate the trail. Easy!

School Holiday Fun at the Australian Museum

Image: Anna Kucera


The Australian Museum offers a great day out during the school holidays. This winter they have several school holiday activities include archaeology workshops, theatre-making experiences, a prehistoric playground, exhibition tours and more.

For details visit https://australian.museum/event/school-holidays/

Multi Activities, PCYC North Sydney 

Looking for things to do in the upcoming school holidays?

PCYC NSW runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Our structured programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure we offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, gymnastics and boxing to painting, dance and crafts. From pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding, we have lots on offer!

Looking for school holidays child care while you’re vacation elsewhere in the state? PCYC membership gives you access to any of our 65 clubs! Drop your kids off for school holidays activities while you’re on your ‘staycation’! 

PCYC North Sydney school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Our programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities that surround our clubs ensuring a cost effective sschool holiday option for all families. We also accept Creative Kids vouchers at all of our clubs.

Check out our timetable of upcoming school holidays activities above. 

Contact: https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/north-sydney/school-holidays

We’ll keep adding to the Winter School Holiday Guide, so check back in right up to and during the holidays for more great activities.

If you know of or run a school holiday activity and would like to add it to the list, please email naomi@thelivingcollective.com.au 

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