So many fun activities have popped up in the local area for April school holidays – sailing, drama, a magic show, bushcraft and camping plus many more. Book quick, some of these fill up fast!

Inspire Tennis April Holiday Tennis & Sports Camp, Roseville & Killara

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! 

Date/s: April 6th to April 19th
Times: 
Full day form 9:30am to 3pm OR Half day from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Locations:
Killara (Killara Lawn Tennis Club) and Roseville (Kooroora Tennis Club)
Cost: From $40-$65 per day. Before Care form 7:30am and After Care until 6pm available at a small cost – Booking is Essential.
Promotions: Siblings 5% and Full Week 10% Discounts 
How to Enrol:
Online Registration and More Information https://www.inspiretennis.com.au/tennis-coaching-sydney/school-holiday-programs-sydney/ OR Call Killara 9498 1902 Roseville 9417 6667

NIDA Open performing arts classes at The Concourse, Chatswood

Unleash your creativity this Autumn with holiday courses for grades K–12 presented by The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Running from 6–18 April, the NIDA Open holiday program gives children and young people a chance to explore new skills, nurture their imaginations and build confidence in a supportive learning environment, all while socialising and having fun!

From two-day tasters to five-day intensives, courses include acting, screen acting and drama skills. With a focus on personal development and practical skill-based learning, all NIDA courses are run by professionally trained teaching artists with experience across TV, film and theatre in Australia and abroad. Whether your aspiring artist is new to the performing arts or would like to level up on existing skills and abilities, there is a course for everyone – no matter their age or stage.

Autumn holiday courses at The Concourse, Chatswood include:

  • In the Picture for grades K–2
  • Monster Zoo for grades K–2
  • NIDA Drama School for grades 1–2, 3–6, 7–10
  • Stage and Screen School for grades 3–6, 7–10
  • Close-up: Screen Acting for grades 11–12
  • NIDA acting 101 for grades 11–12

Contact: To book: click here or call 1300 450 417.

Bushcraft and Camping at the Wildflower Garden

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Image: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Your nature-loving kids will have a field day with the team behind Wildflower Garden’s school holiday program, especially during their bushcraft and camping expedition! Children between the ages of six and 12 will learn to pitch their own tents in the Garden’s special Bush Campground and enjoy a day of adventures and challenges to learn outdoor skills. These include compass work and BBQ cooking. Please note that your kids will have to bring their own food on the day.

Location: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
Date and time: 12 April & 19 April, 9am to 4pm
Cost: $70
How to book: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Bushcraft-and-camping

Balmoral Watersports Multi-activity School Holiday Camp

Book your child in for 1,3 or 5 days of fun on the water and sand on beautiful Balmoral Beach.

What an amazing school holiday activity to have on our doorstep! Book your child in for 1,3 or 5 days of fun on the water and sand on beautiful Balmoral Beach.

“During the day the kids will get up to various activities that includes sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and a selection of on-land games, all of which relate to the water. Our main goal is to introduce kids to different water sports, develop their skills and water awareness and encourage them to gain more confidence on the water. Kids can start from 5 yrs up to 15 yrs, must already be able to swim confidently! Days are split into 3 sessions with morning tea and lunch break. We also have a range of sailing boats, kayaks, SUP and windsurfers to hire 7 days a week.”

When: April 5th-9th & 12th-16th 2021
Cost: Starts at $177
Location: Balmoral Beach
Book online: https://www.balmoralwatersportscenter.com.au/kids-teens
Other Contacts: 9960 5344 or info@sailingchool.com.au

Kids Circle, Lindfield and Chatswood

Kids Circle has something for all tastes and interests! We offer a range of fun workshops to help unleash your kids’ creativity while making new friends. Kids from all schools welcome, book from 1 day to a full-week!

Children will be making wonderful artworks, delicious food, and desserts, in a fun and nurturing environment, and guided by our local and talented Visual Arts instructor and Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef. And don’t forget our special and super fun Dance session (only once during this school holidays!) Kids will be able to bring their creations home on the day!

Dates: Week 2 Only! Monday 12 until Friday 16th April 2021.

Locations:
 Chatswood: Baptist Church Hall, Corner of Albert Avenue and Orchard Rd. Chatswood (walking distance from Chatswood Train Station, Westfield and the Mandarin Centre). 
 Lindfield: Blair Wark Community Hall, 1 Dunstan Grove, Lindfield. (Walking distance from Lindfield Learning Village). 

Ages: Program suits kids attending Kindergarten to Year 3.
Times: 9am-4pm (Drop off allowed from 8:45am).
Cost: SAVE! You can pay as little as $20/day by using your Creative Kids voucher! Otherwise, $120 for the full day. All Art materials and cooking ingredients are included.
Contact:  Carolina Velasquez 0468 354 372, Grace 0405 195 225 or enquire here: www.kidscircle.com.au/enquiries

Website bookings: We have set a capacity of max. 30 kids, tickets will sell fast! https://kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program

Pinot & Picasso Kids Sessions, Turramurra

🎨 KIDS HOLIDAY SESSIONS 🎨 Time to do a happy dance because we’ve just loaded some sessions for the April school holidays 🕺🏻👧🏼 KIDS ONLY – $39 (2 hours) 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 FAMILY FRIENDLY – $49 (2 hours) Book your tickets today, as these school holiday sessions tend to be snapped up quickly 🎟

Dates: April 3, 6, 8, 13, 15
Location: 14 Princes Street, Turramurra
Cost: Family sessions $49 or kids only $39
Bookings: https://www.pinotandpicasso.com.au/turramurra

Autumn School Holidays Program by Australian Museum 

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Image: Australian Museum

Do you have curious kids who love arts and science? Luckily for you, the Australian Museum has a fun and educational autumn program for the school holidays to inspire your budding stars (from six to 16 years) to take part in a variety of workshops that will thrill and expands their young minds. These include nature photography, being a scientist for the day and stomping around in a prehistoric playground for dinosaur buffs.

Location: Australian Museum
Date and time: 6-16 April at various times
Cost: A mix of FREE and pay-for activities from $80 onwards
How to book: https://australian.museum/event/school-holidays/

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

Jonas Jost – The Ultimate Magic Show at Norths Cammeray

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Image: North Cammeray

The legendary and multi-award winning magician and illusionist, Jonas Jost, will hit the stage over the school holidays to give you and the kiddies an action-packed show. You’ll be treated to hilarious comedy and spectacular magic to give all of you much to chatter about when the curtains close. You can check out Jonas’ tricks and comedy on his YouTube channel to get yourself in the mood!

Location: Norths Cammeray
Date and time: 12 April, 11:30am
Cost: $15
How to book: https://boxoffice.norths.com.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx

Alice in Wonderland Sand Sculpture at The Mix Chatswood Place

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Image: The Mix Chatswood Place

Are you ready to watch a hefty 10 tonnes of sand be transformed into a stunning Alice in the Wonderland sand sculpture? Visit The Mix Chatswood Place (plaza level) to see the maestros at work over several days. The display will be around until Sunday, 9 May.

Location: The Mix Chatswood Place
Date and time: 31 March, 1 April, 3 April
Cost: FREE
How to book: No booking required

The Midnight Gang at The Concourse Theatre

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Image: The Concourse

The Concourse will be welcoming the story of The Midnight Gang to its stage this April – a play by Maryam Master based on David Walliams’ bestselling novel. It’s about a 12-year-old Tom who unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook’s Hospital, without his family and in the throes of the evil Matron. But as soon as the clock strikes midnight, he and his fellow young patients realise they can momentarily escape feeling stuck – they use their imaginations to take them on amazing, dream-come-true journeys. The play is suitable for children 6+ and their families. 

Location: The Concourse Theatre
Date and time: 16 April (1pm & 3pm) – 17 April (10am, 12pm & 3pm) – 18 April (10am& 12pm)
Cost: From $36
How to book: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MIDNIGAN21

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