There’s SO MUCH on these April school holidays – kids can literally climb the walls at the House Down Under, or climb the trees at St Ives. There’s watersports, cheerleading, ninja, a dinosaur festival, tennis, science, survival skills camp – and more! Book fast for some – including great free local events…

If you know of any other great entries for our School Holiday Guide, please contact and we’ll be happy to add them.

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


Inspire Tennis and Sports Camp, Killara & Roseville (Ages 3-15yo)

Inspire Tennis’ School Holiday Programs are fun, exciting and provide a learning pathway for every child. School holiday camps are held in a variety of convenient tennis club locations on the North Shore. It’s a brilliant way for kids to spend over 20 hours each week, improving their tennis skills. There is also flexibility with casual bookings, plus before & after care. The programs are held every week of the holiday period rain, hail or shine!

The Multisports Holiday Program is designed to develop physical, emotional and fundamental skills for pre-school aged children.Dates:

  • Camp 1: Fri 8th April (Private Schools Killara Only – 1 day)
  • Camp 2: Mon 11th – Thur 14th April (4 days) *Fri 15th Public Holiday
  • Camp 3: Tue 19th – Fri 22nd April (4 days) *Mon 18th Public Holiday

Locations: Killara, Roseville, Terrey Hills

Cost: $40-$65 per day – Sibling discount available

Bookings: Online Registration System OR Call Killara 9498 1902 or Roseville 9417 6667

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 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

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

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids Activities

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Get your young ones to step into nature at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives and enjoy the great outdoors with adventure-based play activities. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12.
Depending on the session you choose, your kids could be learning bush survival skills, bushcraft and camping and so much more. Visit the Ku-ring-gai Council website for further details.

Location: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives

Cost: $70 per child.

Book by clicking here

Pool Inflatable Fun, Willoughby Leisure Centre

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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

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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


St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground

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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!

Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Opening hours: School and Public Holidays Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm


Willoughby Leisure Centre School Holiday Program, Willoughby

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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 – available at WLC Cafe.


All About Encanto, SpanishMI

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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

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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


The Box Show, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

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Get ready for the most sustainable fun you’ve ever had at the Glen Street Theatre. This school holidays, the musical misfit Junkyard Beats will be presenting The Box Show. Watch ordinary household items be transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk come alive in exciting and surprising ways. This show is accessible to all ages and nationalities and will have you drumming, dancing, and laughing in your seat.

Dates: 13-14 April, 2pm & 4pm

Cost: $25-30, Family pass (4): $110


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

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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

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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

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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 – 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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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 – Adult: $15

How to book:

Spacecraft-ernoon, Chatswood

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School holiday activity for 6-10 year olds. Space themed art and craft to celebrate the anniversary of the first human space flight on 12th April. Parent or guardian required to attend as well. One ticket is for one child and one adult only. Parents or guardians do not need to book a ticket for themselves.

Due to the popularity of the program, we ask that you ensure you can commit to the event before you book. If you register, then find out you cannot commit, please contact the library so we can fill your place.

Location: Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Cost: Free

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022 | 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Bookings essential:

Astronaut Testing Station, Chatswood

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Calling aspiring astronauts! Want to test your Astronaut-in-waiting status? Can you zoom through our robot race and other interactive challenges?

Find out what it takes to “Blast off!”

Due to the popularity of the program, we ask that you ensure you can commit to the event before you book. If you register, then find out you cannot commit, please contact the library so we can fill your place. For 8-12 years

Location: Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Cost: Free


  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022 | 02:00 PM – 02:40 PM
  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022 | 02:40 PM – 03:20 PM
  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022 | 03:20 PM – 04:00 PM

Bookings essential:

School Holiday Creative Workshops, Ku-ring-gai Art Centre Roseville

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Our fun kids classes include painting, pottery, wheel throwing, creative writing, fabric weaving, mixed media, charcoal drawing, collage, beaded jewellery, guitar workshops and more!

  • Morning, afternoon and full day workshops are available
  • All art materials are provided unless stated otherwise
  • All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Bancroft Park, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville 2069

Details and Bookings:

School Holidays Bushland Adventure, Chatswood

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Looking for young aspiring nature photographers and film makers!

Bring your imagination and love of nature to take photos and make a funny short film. We’ll be exploring and documenting the Blue Gum High Forest, using iPads to shoot some footage and take photos of any plants and wildlife we may encounter. Kids will be able to view their edited show later in the holidays.

Good to know: Wear closed shoes, a hat and bring water and snack. *One ticket per child. Parents and carers are welcome to join.

Location: Meet at the Chatswood Scout Hall, 9 Kooba Ave, Chatswood. Park on the street and walk down the drive way.

Dates: Monday, 11 April 2022 | 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM; Wednesday, 13 April 2022 | 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

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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 – get in touch via

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