We’re thrilled to report that many school holiday providers are still holding activities and workshops in the area this spring – there’s art and craft, tennis, drama, guided bushwalks, Luna Park’s 85th birthday and so much more! If you know of other school holiday activities for kids open locally please email us at kuringgai@thelivingcollective.com.au and we’ll add them to the list!

Inspire Tennis, Killara and Roseville

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: Sep 25th to Oct 9th

Location: Killara (Killara Lawn Tennis Club) and Roseville (Kooroora Tennis Club)

Cost: From $40-$60 per day

How to Book: Online Registration System https://www.inspiretennis.com.au/tennis-coaching-sydney/school-holiday-programs-sydney/ OR Call Killara 9498 1902 Roseville 9417 6667

NIDA Drama School for grades 3–10 Stage and Screen School for grades 7–10, The Concourse Chatswood

Spring into action these school holidays with a NIDA acting class at The Concourse in Chatswood! Choose between NIDA Drama School for grades 3–10 and Stage and Screen School for grades 7–10. Watch your budding artist discover new skills, build confidence and explore their creativity in a fun and supportive learning environment presented by the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Dates: 28 Sep–9 Oct

Price: $470–$575

Location: The Concourse Chatswood

To book: Click here

Bush Kids School Holiday Program, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden St Ives

“The team at the wildflower garden have created some thoughtful and engaging programmes for the children, and as a mum and early childhood teacher, I am so happy that my children are getting the chance to be a part of them.” Carly B., 2019.

Step into nature with a fantastic program of activities for children and families during the Spring school holidays. All activities are based outdoors and comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Activities inlude Nature Detectives, Bush Survival Skills, Twilight Safari and more.

For information and bookings visit http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Things_to_do/For/Children/School_holiday_activities/Bush_kids_school_holiday_program

Kids Circle: Visual Arts, Dance, Cooking and more. Lindfield, North Sydney and Northbridge

We at Kids Circle, have organised super fun and well-rounded workshops for all tastes and interests! Ask your kids friends to come with them, they will love what we have on offer for them! Two workshops a day! Pick and choose, you can book from 1 workshop (half-day) to a full week if you wish! Timetable available on our website now! Don’t forget to redeem your $100 Creative kids voucher with us!

This Spring School Holidays we will offer:

International and Local Cuisinesessions with our fantastic Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef: Pasta Making, Superheroes’ Cookies decorating, Bakers delight and Edible Terrarium workshops.

Arts and Crafts: Flowers creation and vase décor, Fantasy Garden and Pots decoration, DYI and decorate your own kite and fly it out!

Painting workshops: Funky Llama, Frida Kahlo inspired painting, Tutti Frutti fruits, 3D Flamingo and an Nature inspired Collage.

Kids will be able to take ALL their creations home on the day!

When: Week 1: Tuesday 29th September until Thursday 1st October 2020. Week 2: Tuesday 6th until Thursday 8th October 2020.

Times:9am – 4pm. (workshops 9am-12pm & 1-4pm, bring your lunch: 12-1pm).


  • Lindfield: Few meters from Lindfield Public School (Girl Guides Hall, Two Turners Reserve, Gladstone Parade, Lindfield).
  • North Sydney and Northbridge (Check website for exact addresses).

Cost: Early bird price (until 13th September): Half-day workshops from $55 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), full day workshops from: $95 (9am-4pm).

Ages: Kindy – Year 4 (depending on the activity, children may be grouped by age)

Contact: www.kidscircle.com.au/enquiries 

Bookings: kidscircle.com.au/holiday-program  

Kids Art School Holiday Program, Roseville

The Ku-ring-gai Art Centre holds classes including painting, drawing, pottery, wheel throwing, creative writing, printmaking, mixed media, puppet-making, embroidery, beaded jewellery, paper mache, guitar workshops and more!

  • Morning, afternoon and full day workshops are available.
  • All art materials are provided.
  • Food is not provided.
  • All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville.

For information and bookings visit http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Things_to_do/For/Children/School_holiday_activities/Kids_art_school_holiday_program

Carlile Swimming Intensive Holiday Program, Lane Cove West and Killarney Heights

Does your child need that extra boost with their swimming skills and confidence? Then Carlile Swimming’s School Holiday Swim Program is perfect for you. The daily repetition of classes helps children master skills and strokes, and can produce incredible improvements in just one week. This Program suits every age and ability, and is particularly useful for children who are new to swimming or needing some improvement to reach the next level.

Carlile Swimming is running their popular Swimvac program at Lane Cove West and Killarney Heights pools. To book your child’s spot, contact the pool today!

When: Mon 28th September to Friday 2nd October

Tues 6th October to Friday 9th October (Killarney Heights only)

Cost: $94.30 (5-day week) and $75.45 (4-day week)

Where: Carlile Swimming Killarney Heights 9451 3677, Carlile Swimming Lane Cove West 9188 1027

Luna Park 85th Birthday Celebrations

Dust off your party hat Sydney! Luna Park Sydney is preparing to turn 85 years young on 4 October, and throwing one big birthday bash throughout the NSW October school holidays. Between 26 September – 11 October, you’re invited to join in the fun at Luna Park Sydney for a festive-filled experience like no other. Guests can expect exclusive birthday entertainment from the Showtime team, birthday festivities and the chance to win amazing prizes in the Park’s Birthday Bonanza giveaway. Since 1935, Luna Park has been a source of shared laughter across many generations of Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Just like the rides, its history is one of twists and turns, and ups and downs; but always bringing smiles to the Harbour. Luna Park invites Aussies to take a trip down memory lane, and meander through a nostalgic time capsule with their digital 85-year tribute, online here.

School Holiday and birthday celebration tickets will be available to purchase at LunaParkSydney.com for a flat rate of $50 per guest, which provides guests access to Unlimited Rides for a specific date and time. Every guest must have a ticket to enter Luna Park during this period. Luna Park Sydney continues to take a highly precautionary approach to managing the spread of COVID19 and visitors can expect enhanced cleaning measures along with specific entry requirements for all staff and visitors including temperature and identity checks. In addition, it is essential that Guests understand that by entering Luna Park Sydney, they agree they are well and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined in their Health and Safety Declaration Form.  

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