Looking for fun activities to keep the kids occupied during the upcoming School Holidays? Look no further than our School Holiday Guide, filled with great local ideas spanning a range of suburbs and a range of activities. The kids will thank you for it!

Resilience Camp, Roseville

Bookings are now open for the popular 1-day Resilience Camps – book now to avoid disappointment! These camps are for everyday K-6 children experiencing everyday challenges. They are fun and play-based and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and LOTS of games. Kids LOVE them!

A whole range of topics are explored, including confidence, friendship, emotions, the inner voice, the growth mindset, positive psychology and LOTS more, all in a safe and supportive environment. They run from 9am-4pm at Collaroy Plateau, Roseville, Neutral Bay and the Inner West. Not sure whether your child should participate again? They absolutely should! No two camps are the same. Resilience is a skill like any other, it needs practice.

Good to Know: You don’t need to be attending term-time workshops in order to benefit from the camps. Wondering whether to do camps and term-time workshops? Absolutely, practice makes progress!

What Parents are Saying: “Simply fantastic! Big thanks to Erin. My son had a superb day.” and “My daughter said this day was the best thing she did last holidays. She’s regularly using some of the tools she made, and it made a big difference for us. Thank you”

When: Mon 30 Sept: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2), Tues 1 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Superpower Camp (K-2), Weds 2 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Calm Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Confidence Camp (K-2), Tues 8 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Resilience Boot-Camp (3-6), Weds 9 Oct: East Roseville Scout Hall – Friendship Camp (K-2) & Wheeler Heights Public School – Superpower Camp (K-2), Thu 10 Oct: Whoosh Club Neutral Bay – Resilience Boot-Camp (K-2). Camps also available in Lilyfield, Annandale and Drummoyne.

Cost: $105 including GST per day per child.

Contact: Bookings: www.resilienceinkids.com.au/bookholidayworkshops E: hello@resilienceinkids.com.au or Ph: 0406776800

Festival Oasis, Chatswood

The super fun Festival Oasis returns to The Concourse at Chatswood these school holidays providing free activities for kids. Parents can kick back and relax while the children are entertained in a special kids zone and a series of drop-in workshops.

October 3 – Fun Day

  • 10am – 4pm – Slime Making
  • 11am – 4pm – Glitter Station
  • 10am – 4pm – Get an early start on your Festive Flags entry (Entry forms and materials available to get creative on the day)
  • 10am – 11am – Circus Skills with Circus Akimbo
  • 11:15am – 12:15am – Breakdancing with Dance Central
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Taekwondo with Chungdo Taekwondo
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm – Bollywood Moves with Dance Central
  • 3pm – 4pm – Martial Arts and obstacle course with VT1
  • Other Festival events include a Possum Science Workshop on 30 Sept, Lego Fun on Oct 3, a Silent Disco on Oct 4 and a special Dad’s Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar event on Oct 10.

See the Emerge Festival Program for further details http://emergefestival.com.au/events-2019/2019-events/festival-oasis-2019/

Big Music Holiday Rock Camp, Crows Nest

If your child has ever dreamed of being in a rock band, or just really likes music – Big Music at Crows Nest is the place to be these school holidays. Big Music has been running their Holiday Rock Camp program with great success, and all the staff are qualified musicians who are passionate about encouraging a love of music in their students. There’s no experience necessary with a course to suit all levels. The emphasis of the camp programs is on fun and participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids.

Good to Know: These popular Holiday Camps cater for all kids aged 5+ regardless of their prior musical experience. Each day runs from 9am to 3pm, culminating in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Places are limited and often sell out, so ROCK ENROL NOW!

When: Mon 30th Sep – Thu 3rd Oct (9am-3pm), Tue 8th Oct – Fri 11th Oct

Cost: $480 (Early Bird Price -$440 before 6th Sep)
Optional 5th Party Day Fri 4th Oct for an additional $120 

Optional extended care from 8am drop off -6pm pick up available each day for an additional $20 per hour.

Location: 85 Alexander Street (Cnr Ernest Street), Crows Nest

Contact: (02) 8622 6550 W: www.bigmusic.com.au/

Kitchen Science at the Library, St Ives & Turramurra

Join the team in the library for fun and interesting kitchen science experiments.

This hands-on workshop will turn simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens into really amazing scientific experiments.

All materials provided.

Suitable for children aged 6-9 years old.

Location: Turramurra Library & St Ives Library

When: Turramurra: October 2 from 2-3pm, St Ives: October 9 from 10-11.30am

Cost: $5 per person

Contact: For bookings visit https://bookings.kmc.nsw.gov.au/CoursesandEvents/StandardTicketBookingProcess/ViewEventDetails/44270227 and https://bookings.kmc.nsw.gov.au/CoursesandEvents/StandardTicketBookingProcess/ViewEventDetails/44270228

Play World 2019, ICC Darling Harbour

Presented by Nintendo, this two-day event creates the most unique atmosphere for kids and allows them to play in a dynamic, fun and educational environment that is bound to get everyone excited! Play World will light up Sydney’s ICC this October school holidays where kids aged 4 to 12 can let their creativity and imagination run free. Get ready to play with the latest games from Nintendo, go on a musical adventure with The Beanies, laugh until your bellies hurt with The Listies, take part in drumming workshops and explore the world where kids’ imagination is the only limit. 

Good to Know: Play World Australia gives kids the opportunity to learn and educate themselves on some crazy skills; from intricate coding with the experts from Code Camp to creating beautiful flower crowns with Sydney Flower School. Play World Australia are proud to support Kids Helpline as the official charity partner.

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darling Harbour

When: October 5-6, 2019 Time: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday 

Cost: Tickets: Kids 4-12 years $19.95. General Admission: 13+ Years $24.96 Tiny Tots: 0 – 3 Years: FREE 

Contact: Tickets are on sale now at https://www.playworldaustralia.com.au/en/Tickets.html. 

The Lion King & Aladdin Design & Performing Arts Workshops, Lindfield & Willoughby

Applause Musical Theatre Academy and the Maker’s Loft are once again collaborating this holidays to offer your children, not one but TWO possible musical movies to explore over three fun, action-packed days! Your children will sing, dance and act (learning songs from these musicals and playing drama games too) plus make their own costumes, props and backdrop through innovative craft activities. Then on the last day of the workshop, the children will astound you with a polished performance, wearing the costumes and using the props they have made!

Good to Know: These workshops are for ages 5-12. Last holidays they booked out within a few weeks, so book now to secure a spot for your child!

Where: The Lion King (East Lindfield); Aladdin (Willoughby)

When: The Lion King: 30 September to 2 October; 9.30am-3.30pm (with Free Before Care from 9.00am)

Aladdin: October 9 to 11; 9.30am-3.30pm (with Free Before Care from 9.00am)

Cost: $330 (EARLY BIRD)/ $360 per workshop

CONTACT: To book please click here –

For The Lion King  https://makersloft.weteachme.com/classes/1033258-design-and-performing-arts-star-the-lion-king-star-sydney

For Aladdin https://makersloft.weteachme.com/classes/1033259-design-and-performing-arts-star-aladdin-star-sydney

Email: craft@makersloft.com.auingrid@applausemta.com.au

Do you know of other School Holiday activities in the Ku-ring-gai area that we should know about? We’d love to keep filling this guide and will add to it in the lead up to, and even during, the October holidays. Please contact info@thelivingcollective.com.au with any suggestions.

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