There’s SO MUCH on these¬† school holidays – from a magical play in the park to climbing the walls at the House Down Under. There’s also watersports, cheerleading, ninja, a dinosaur festival, science, kayaking – and more! Book fast for some…

Balmoral Watersports School Holidays 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 5yrs up to 15 yrs, they must already be able to swim 25m confidently. We have 4 different age groups: 5 to 6yo; 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!

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.

Price: $550 for 5 days Monday to Friday

Dates: Apr 11, 2022 – Apr 15, 2022 and Apr 18, 2022 – Apr 22, 2022

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

Book here

Aussie Gems, April School Holiday Program

Take your child on a fun adventure at the Aussie Gems Autumn School Holiday Program 2022! The best way to enjoy and learn at the same time.

  • 5 years and older are welcome
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Morning tea & lunch provided (GF/Vegetarian available)
  • 8 hours of non-stop fun
  • All types of activities including Ninja, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Free Play and a different craft activity to take home
  • Easter Special activity
  • Limited Spots
  • Prepaid Only

Good to Know:

–¬†Drop off is any time from 8am to 9am at the latest. Pick up is between 3pm to 3:30pm. After 3:30pm you will be charged $1 per minute late. Please ensure you are on time.

–¬†We provide morning tea and lunch; all you will need to bring is a drink bottle. We will be eating morning tea and lunch outside, if the weather is nice, so feel free to pack a hat and sunscreen.

–¬†It is recommended that your child wear comfortable clothes they can move around in eg. a T-shirt, shorts, leggings etc. If your child is prone to accidents, please be sure to pack a spare pair of undies and pants.

–¬†If your child has friends coming on the same day, they will be able to be in the same group. Please let the coaches know on the day and we can make this happen.

Dates: Monday 11th April, Tuesday 12th April, Wednesday 13th April, Thursday 14th April, Tuesday 19th April, Wednesday 20th April, Thursday 21st April and Friday 22nd April

Cost: $75 per day

Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest

Booking/contact details: Email: Phone number: 02 9451 5706


VT1 Kids Action Movie Camp! Chatswood

Treat your child to an unforgettable experience this school holiday! Our camps combine martial arts, self defence skills and acrobatic skills – just like you see in the superhero movies, to make the ultimate confidence building experience. Learn from one of the best stunt actors – Master Chong Wei. He has featured in several Marvel films including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!

No experience is necessary! Over the week they will make new friends, learn new self defence skills and feature in their own movie! Drop your kids off under the supervision of world champion coaches and watch them transform. (While you enjoy a break).

Dates: April 11-13

Location: VTI, 19B/390 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood

Bookings: For more information, contact our team on

Family Kayak, Tunks Park

Parents and children are invited to join Sydney by Kayak and the Bushland Team for a guided kayak around Willoughby Bay these school holidays. A Council Bushland Officer will interpret the foreshore environment while on the water. You will be provided kayaks and instruction by professional kayak guide – Laura Stone. Please wear light weight, quick-dry clothing and footwear.

Cost: Subsidised fee of $10 per kayak, one person per kayak. Limited to children 8 years+, parents to accompany children.

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 10:00 AM Р12:00 PM

Location: Tunks Park Boat Ramp, Brothers Avenue, Cammeray

Bookings essential:

Pool Inflatable Fun, Willoughby Leisure Centre

We’ll be putting up our pool inflatable these April School Holidays. Bring the kids down for a splash in the indoor pool for a fun filled day.

Please note:

  • The inflatable is for ages 5¬†– 12 years only
  • Participants will be required to complete a swim test prior to participating

No bookings required. Come on the day and see one of our friendly staff.

Location: Small St, Willoughby

Intensive Swim Holiday Program, Willoughby Leisure Centre


Held for 30 mins every day from Monday to Thursday, Holiday Intensive Classes are an excellent way to improve your child’s swimming abilities. Classes focus on water confidence and swimming technique. These programs often assist children who are new to a level and for those who need to refine technique in order to progress.

Good to Know: All children are assessed at the end of the program. A feedback report and certificate of completion will be issued.

Dates: Week 1 – 11th to 14th April; Week 2 – 19th to 22nd April

Cost: $82 per week

Location: Small St, Willoughby

Booking: To register your interest to join our program, please ring the Swim School on 9958 5799


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, Mad About Science, Laser Warriors challenge and of course water fun. We also have a range of activities aimed at engaging kids to bring out their creative side, like Make My Bear soft toy workshop and Bricks 4 Kidz days.

Location: Small St, Willoughby

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 ‚Äď available at WLC Cafe.


All About Encanto, SpanishMI

The School Holidays are around the corner, and we have planned a spectacular workshop to entertain the kids whilst they learn and connect with Latin Culture. Guided 100% in Spanish by native teachers, it is the perfect opportunity to boost your kid’s second language.

ENCANTO EN VACACIONES is based on the fabulous Disney movie. Kids will immerse in the magical world of La Familia Madrigal, making arts and crafts, playing, singing, and exploring Colombia’s culture through animals, food, music and people. And yes, we will sing No se habla de Bruno!¬†

Location: SpanishMI – Suite 1, Level 1, 77 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest


  • Tuesday 12th of April- 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday 13th of April 2:00 p.m.-500 p.m. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for kids 5-8 years old
  • Tuesday 19th of April 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for kids 8-12 years old
  • Wednesday 20th of April- 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for kids 4-7 years old

Cost: $69 (including all materials).

Bookings: or send an email to

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, Royal Botanic Gardens

Join the magical fairies on an exciting musical adventure at the Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies. In this family-friendly stage show, Tinkerbell and the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream embark on an enchanting adventure of song and dance in Bubble Land. Take part in the fun by dressing as a fairy, elf, Jedi, pirate or even a superhero, and pack a picnic (and perhaps some fairy bread)!

Dates: 9-24 April, 10-1pm daily

Cost Tue-Thur: $25, Family pass (4): $90, Fri-Sun: $30, Family pass (4): $110


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr, Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Based on the original Broadway production, Noteable Theatre Company proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Featuring the songs from the award-winning movie, this adaption is a story of transformation and tolerance. Will Belle break free from the spell of an enchantress and learn to love and be loved in return? A fun day our for the whole family!

Dates: 21-30 April, multiple times

Cost: $27


Dinosaur Festival, Australian Museum

Image: Australian Museum

Jurassic World dinosaurs have descended on the harbour city. This school holiday, the Australian Museum’s home of bones will be transformed into a six-day palaeontology party that will send you back 200 million years to the Age of Dinosaurs. The roaring free program features live experiments, performances, interactive activities, a closing night Dino Rave and more. While you’re there, check out their blockbuster Jurassic World exhibition; an adventure of 6 million LEGO bricks in the making.

Location: 1 William St, Darlinghurst

Dates: 9-14 April, 10-1pm & 1-5pm

Cost: Free


The House Down Under, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Flip your life upside down at Australia’s first inverted house photo experience, House Down Under. This fun and unique attraction is not only for the kids but for adults too. Defy gravity and capture the most surreal photos to confuse your family and friends. A great way to have a good family time and a great upside-down experience.

Location: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Dates: 26 March ‚Äď 25 July, 10am-10pm

Cost: Adults: $27, Kids (4-15 years): $19, Concession: $23, Family pass: $52-74)


Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

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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 details.

Location: Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove

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

Cost: Child: $12 ‚Äď Adult: $15

How to book:

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

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!

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!

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.


We’ll keep adding to the list as we come across more great activities so keep checking back in!
Do you know of or run a school holiday activity that should be added to our School Holiday Guide ‚Äď get in touch via¬†


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