Easter school holidays always have some extra fun activities – with egg hunts, carnivals and craft galore. There are also so many brilliant activities, shows, sports and adventures to keep kids entertained these holidays…

Evolve Sports School Holiday Camps, Roseville (Roseville Park & Kooroora Tennis)

Award Winning Evolve Tennis Academy are bringing you two weeks of action packed camps these holidays. Our team of dedicated coaches aim to give an experience like no other, offering a structured program which is key to delivering your child/children a quality array of Tennis & fundamental sports activities they will want to visit each and every school holidays. We cater for more children at Evolve Sports Camps than any other location on the Beaches & North Shore and it comes as no surprise considering whats on offer…

Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings… & much more
Bookings: (02) 9971-0644
Website: https://evolvetennisacademy.com/camps/holiday-camps/

Marian Street Theatre for Young People Holiday Drama Workshops, Killara

Create, develop and perform! Work with other young people to perform a play these school holidays.

Marian Street Theatre for Young People offers Kindergarten to Year 6 students ‘Make a Play’ workshops. These workshops run for a week and end with a short performance for family and friends. For Secondary Year students we offer a Masterclass in Acting Skills – learn directly from a professional actor!

Both courses give young people skills for life: building confidence, learning to work with others and developing creative thinking. Workshops start with fun games teaching the fundamentals of performance. Students rehearse acting skills such as characterisation, how to build a story, vocal techniques, movement skills, stagecraft, and enjoy performing their work in a fun and safe environment.

MSTYP is a highly respected and affordable North Shore Drama School with a teaching faculty of industry professionals.

Cost: From $260 – we accept Creative Kids vouchers! Every sibling gets a further 10% off the term fee. Just enter the code ‘SIBLING10’ to redeem the discount on the second enrolment.

Dates: Make A Play Workshop for Kindergarten to Year 6: 11th – 14th April OR 17th – 21st April, 9:30am – 12:30pm daily
Killara or Hornsby

Acting Skills Masterclass for Year 7 – Year 12: Mon 17th – Wed 19th April, 1pm – 4pm daily
Killara

Booking:  https://www.mstyp.org.au/drama-holiday-workshops/  Ph (02) 9880 2356 E: info@mstyp.org.au

Inspire Tennis and Sports Camp, Killara & St Ives (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: Thur 6th April (Private Schools Killara Only – 1 day)
    Camp 2: Tue 11th April – Fri 14th April (Mon 10th is a Public Holiday – 4 days)
    Camp 3: Mon 17th April – Fri 21st April (5 days)
    Camp 4: Mon 24th April (Pupil Free Day Killara Only – 1 day)

Locations: Killara, St Ives

Cost: From $40 per day – Sibling discount available

Bookings: Online Registration System https://www.inspiretennis.com.au/tenniscoaching-sydney/school-holiday-programs-sydney/ OR Call 9498 1902

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 7 yrs old to 15 years old, they must already be able to swim 25m confidently. We have 3 different age groups: 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!

Dates: April 10th to 14th 2023 and April 17th to 21st 2023

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.

Cost: $189 for 1 day; $389 for 3 consecutive days (Monday to Wednesday); $559 for 5 days (Monday to Friday)

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

Book here

School Holidays at St Ives Wildflower Garden

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden offers a range of full day school holiday programs for primary aged children (6 – 12yr) with a range of nature based themes including survival skills, animal encounters, nature detectives and water play. Half day programs and family experiences are also run during school holiday periods including animal family walks, twilight safari and campfire experiences.

For information visit https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Ku-ring-gai-Wildflower-Garden/Kids-programs/School-holidays-at-the-Wildflower-Garden

Free Easter Bilby Trail 

10am – 4pm daily (excluding Good Friday). Join Buddy the Easter Bilby on a quest to find his friends in the Wildflower Garden! Pick up your map from our Visitor Centre and head out on your adventure and spot all the native Australian animals hidden along our accessible Senses Track. Return your completed map to the Visitor Centre to receive a little Easter treat!

This event is free to attend and is suitable all ages and all abilities.

Cost Free

Contact Visitor Centre, PH 9424 0353 E: kwg@krg.nsw.gov.au

Dates

Monday, 03 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Tuesday, 04 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Wednesday, 05 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Thursday, 06 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Saturday, 08 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 09 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Monday, 10 April 2023 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Website https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Free-Easter-Bilby-trail

‘Where the Wild Things are’ 60th Birthday Wild Rumpus

We are celebrating Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book, which is about to turn 60! Unleash your inner wild thing with us as we share stories and craft. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the session

The event is free, bookings essential for catering and supply of craft materials

Adult supervision is required for the event.

Cost Free

Contact Jo Potter  E: younglibrary@krg.nsw.gov.au

Date Tuesday, 11 April 2023 | 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Website https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Where-the-Wild-Things-are-60th-birthday-wild-rumpus

Monster Craft Workshop, Turramurra Library

If you love making things, join us to make some monsters from various craft materials.

Adult supervision is required.

Please check session details carefully as tickets can not be swapped easily across library locations.

Cost $5

Contact Jo Potter E younglibrary@krg.nsw.gov.au

Date Wednesday, 19 April 2023 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Website https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Monster-craft-workshop-Turramurra-Library

Magic World of Crazy Science, NORTHS Cammeray

Take a wild ride with your host, multi-award winning entertainer, scientist and teacher Richard Scholes through the ‘Magical World of Crazy Science’. Crazy Science is a unique show that incorporates science, magic, comedy mime and music. Chemistry and Physics dominate the shows as the audience witnesses giant columns of elephant toothpaste, toilet paper flying high, smoke rings zooming, the incredible magic of polymers and gigantic bubbles which have to be seen to be believed. Add to this the hilarious mix of world class interactive magic from an award-winning magician, cool music and sound effects from the D.J. and you have one of the world’s most engaging science shows!

Time: Doors 10:30am – Show: 11:00am

Date: April 13

Cost: $10

Website: https://norths.com.au/events/magic-world-of-crazy-science/

Sydney Family Show, Moore Park

Get ready for an electrifying experience like no other! The Sydney Family Show is back and better than ever, bringing you Australia’s ultimate family event that will leave you breathless with excitement. Get ready to indulge in all your favourite show traditions and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones!

Experience the thrill of live stage entertainment, heart-stopping carnival rides, challenging sideshow games, and immerse yourself in the massive Easter weekend markets. Be prepared to be blown away by the sheer variety of showbags on offer and don’t miss the adorable dachshund festival, jaw-dropping reptile shows, and thrilling fishing and bike stunt shows.

Get up close and personal with the cutest animals in the animal nursery, marvel at the fascinating exhibits, and bask in the good old-fashioned family fun that awaits you every day. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that promises to deliver fun, adventure, and excitement for the whole family!

Head to the Sydney Family Show website, www.sydneyfamilyshow.com.au, to find out more and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Alice in Wonderland, The Royal Botanical Gardens

This school holiday, tumble down the rabbit hole as the Australian Shakespeare Company presents Lewis Carroll’s absurd & wickedly clever classic – Alice in Wonderland.

Brought to life beautifully in Glenn Elston’s highly acclaimed production, this familiar tale is stunningly lifted right from the pages.

Your favourite assortment of curious characters are all waiting for you… meet the skittish, constantly late White Rabbit, sing along with the Dodo and other birds in the Caucus race and meet the pepper-obsessed Duchess and her extremely crazy cook. The Cheshire Cat will leave you with a grin and you can’t fail to miss Humpty Dumpty on his way to meet Tweedledum and Tweedledee. And what might seem slightly silly, becomes downright absurd as the Mad Hatter arrives with the March Hare and Dormouse to have a grand old time with Alice at the tea party.

This enchanting world of song, dance & interactive games will have the whole family dizzy & giddy with nonsense!

NOTE: All children and adults over 12-months of age require a ticket.
Children under 12-months admitted FREE.

Dates: 8 – 23 April 2023

Website: https://www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/alice-in-wonderland-sydney-2023

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

School holiday
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 spring school holidays 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: https://puppeteria.com/

St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground

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! Perfect for spring school holidays!

Location: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

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

Website: https://treetopsadventure.com.au/location/st-ives/

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

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: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Ku-ring-gai-Art-Centre/Classes-and-workshops/School-holiday-classes

Sharks Exhibition at the Australian Museum

Image: Andrea Venegas via the Australian Museum

Submerge yourself in Sydney’s newest hands-on family exhibition, Sharks. In this immersive 360 degree blockbuster experience, visitors go back in time to meet sharks’ ancient ancestors, come face-to-face with over 10 life-sized shark models, including an 8 m-long Whale Shark, and uncover their extraordinary adaptations with interactive displays and touchable specimens. Dive in – there’s plenty of jaw-some stuff for kids and families.

Where: Australian Museum
When: until April 25
Tickets: From $17.50
Websitehttps://australian.museum/exhibition/sharks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Chatswood

Immerse yourself in the magical world of one of the most read children’s books The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller and presented by CDP Kids, this theatrical production features an ensemble of over 75 magical puppets and an Australian cast who bring this beloved book to life on stage. Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider. It will excite, educate and entertain children 18 months+ and their adults!

Where: The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

When: Wednesday 19 April – Sunday 23rd April, multiple sessions

Cost: $41

Bookinghttps://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-show/

360 ALLSTARS, Chatswood 

360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary physical production that will leave kids dizzy with excitement. Featuring a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record holding artists and athletes, this performance seamlessly blends street style with elite talent. The addition of a live soundtrack and spectacular video projections turns this urban circus into a visually astounding experience for all.

Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

When: Wednesday 19 April, 2pm & 7pm + Thursday 20 April, 2pm

Cost: Starting at $40.30

Bookinghttps://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/360-allstars-10th-anniversary-tour/

Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks

Explore the stories of shipwrecks like never before at this Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition. Brickwerks combines real shipwreck artifacts, hands-on interactives and audio-visual experiences with LEGO® models designed by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught. (He’s one of 14 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere). At the exhibition, kids can try different archaeology techniques, sink the Vasa warship, rebuild the portico from the Batavia wreck, see if they’d survive the Titanic sinking and build their own LEGO® models.

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum

When: Until late 2023

Cost: Starting at $12

Booking: https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/brickwrecks

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

What would Easter school holidays be without the Easter Show! For over 200 years, the Sydney Royal Easter Show has brought country charm to the city with the very best Australian agriculture, food and entertainment. Plan your outing at Australia’s largest annual ticketed event with daily Bluey Live Interactive Experiences, farmyard animals feeding sessions, woodcutting competitions, drone shows, carnival rides and more. Plus, remember to pick up some show bags to take home.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park

When: Thursday 6 April – Monday 17 April

Cost: Starting at $15

Booking: https://www.eastershow.com.au/

Alice in WonderPark Holiday Theatre Fun, Centennial Parklands

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for this theatrical and interactive performance of Alice in WonderPark – perfect for Easter school holidays. Presented by the talented Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, the show weaves a familiar storyline, characters and songs with an exciting twist. As Alice embarks on her adventure, she’ll need the audience’s help to find her way back home. Kids will be delighted to participate in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, engage in conversations with the White Rabbit, and play a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Alice in WonderPark is a magical journey for children aged 4 and above.

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Parklands

When: Thursday 18 April, 10:30am

Cost: $18

Booking: https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/whatson/alice-in-wonder-park

Easter in Nature 2023, Centennial Parklands

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to get the kids outdoors and into nature. Join Centennial Parklands for a fun and educational program celebrating Australia’s native plants and animals. Designed for children aged 4 to 10, the program offers a guided walk through the parklands, where kids will follow trail maps, spot local flora and fauna, and connect with the natural world. They’ll also enjoy a native Australian animal “egg hunt” and have the chance to design their own Aussie animals using clay and loose parts.

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Parklands

When: Saturday 8 April & Sunday 9 April, multiple sessions

Cost: $20

Booking: https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/egg-cellent-easter-1

 

Have you got a school holiday activity you’d like added to the Easter School Holidays Guide? Please get in touch via info@thelivingcollective.com.au 

 

The Snow Queen – Victorian State Ballet

The Victorian State Ballet proudly presents ‘The Snow Queen’ in a beautiful ballet story performance!

Outstanding skill, artistry and technique will be on show in this visually inspiring and highly entertaining performance.

Enjoy a magical experience delighting in the beauty and splendour of stunning sets, costumes, music and icy magic lighting. Pure delight!

Based on the well-known classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, ‘The Snow Queen’, is a beautiful ballet that portrays the heart-warming story of the young Gerda and her struggle against an evil and icy foe. ‘The Snow Queen’ is full of magical imagery, intrigue, drama and suspense. This performance is suitable and enjoyable for all ages.

Where:The Concourse Theatre

When: 

  • Friday, 14 April 2023 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Saturday, 15 April 2023 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Sunday, 16 April 2023 | 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Cost: $51.20

Booking: https://www.culturebites.net.au/Events/The-Snow-Queen

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