We love uncovering fun events, workshops, camps and courses for kids for School Holidays – and this July there’s lots happening locally and further afield. Scroll down for all the fun details and book fast…
Evolve Sports School Holiday Camps, Roseville
Evolve Tennis Academy & Prodigy Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroots school holiday camps. Our team of dedicated coaches across both codes 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 & Football activities they will want to visit each and every school holidays. We cater for more children at our Camps than any other location on the North Shore or Northern Beaches and it comes as no surprise considering what’s on offer…
Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…
Bookings: (02) 9971-0644
Vacation Care offers children a variety of arts, crafts, games, sports, excursions and educational experiences during school holidays. We offer age-appropriate programs and activities in a safe, secure and caring environment with staff supervision at all times. Spitfire Go Karts, Luna Park, Sydney Cooking School, Stardust Circus, Koala Park, Hot Potato Band and more this winter school holidays.
Whether you’re with us for one day or the whole holidays, you’ll have such a great time, you’ll want to tell all your friends! The four venues tailor programs to different age groups. They also provide healthy fruit for an afternoon snack around 3.30pm.
Details and Bookings: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Community/Children/Vacation-Care
Drama Workshops for Primary Years, Marian Street Theatre for Young People
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.
This workshop gives 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. From $325 – 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.
Make A Play Workshop:
3rd – 7th July OR 10th – 14th July
9:30am – 12:30pm daily
Killara or Hornsby
School Holiday Creative Workshops, Ku-ring-gai Art Centre
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
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Kids Activities
St Ives Treetops Adventure + Playground, St Ives
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!
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
Paint It Red Winter Festival, St Ives
This family winter festival is a community event to remember, held at St Ives showground over two days in July. It will feature a diverse food truck line-up, a huge market stall selection, as well as all your favourite carnival games and rides. There’s entertainment for everyone including face painting and fireworks, all for an entry fee of just $2. You can purchase wristbands for the rides at the event.
Dates: Friday July 7, 4pm – 10pm & Saturday July 8, 12pm-10pm
Location: St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Road
Cost: $2 entry
Indigenous Workshop, St Ives
Bring your children along to a special workshop that offers a hands on and immersive experience on Indigenous culture. The Didgeridoo master will perform with native animal sounds and stories through the didgeridoo. There will also be storytelling, artefacts, weaponry and bush survival. Best suited for kids between 8-12 years.
Dates: Tuesday 4 July, 10-11.30am
Location: St Ives Showground, Douglas Pickering Pavilion, 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Camp Glasshouse, Artarmon
Join us for Camp Glasshouse these School Holidays!
Camp Glasshouse is a two-week event filled with fun and engaging activities for kids of all ages at The Glasshouse during school holidays. Activities include slime school, paint parties, magic shows, parachute games and more. Each activity requires pre-purchased tickets due to limited capacities.
Here are some additional details to help you plan your activities:
The Messy Makers crew will be hosting Slime School, Arts & Crafts & Snow Globe Making where kids can learn how to make a range of items and get as messy as they want!
Pinot and Picasso will be hosting Paint Parties, where kids can let their creativity run wild and create their own masterpieces.
Story Squad will be bringing Magic & Mayhem to the camp, with interactive storytelling and plenty of surprises.
Little Legends will be leading Parachute Games, where kids can have fun while also improving their coordination and teamwork skills.
For information on dates, times and bookings visit theglasshouseartarmon.com.au/camp-glasshouse/
Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove
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/
Mini Maestros, Chatswood
Th enchanting Peter and the Wolf, the story of a young boy and his animal friends, will be brought to life by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra led by charismatic conductor George Ellis and the evocative narration of Australian author and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke.
The playful melodies of the flute, haunting strains of the oboe and the bold brassy sounds of the horns each portray a different character in this much-loved classic, creating a captivating symphonic experience for all ages. Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of Peter and the Wolf with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
Date: 7 July
Pricing: All Tickets $30
Monster Jump, The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
Location: Sydney – Entertainment Quarter (122 Lang Road, Moore Park)
Dates: 1st – 16th July 2023
Tuff Nutterz, Centennial Park
The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is taking over Centennial Park these winter school holidays. There are 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete in their brand new, 300m supersize maze. Giant slides, hanging rails, climbing walls, balance balls, you name it… All ages are welcome (parents included) and there’s a smaller obstacle course for the little ones. Four sessions run each day for 1:45 mins and bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Where: Grand Drive, Centennial Park
When: July 6 – July 16, 9am – 5pm
Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach
Nothing says winter like a trip to the ice rink! The world-famous Bondi Festival Ice Rink will be open daily throughout the Bondi Festival and everyone is invited for a skate. You’ll get to glide across the ice (or shuffle if you’re a first-timer) – all whilst enjoying the best view in town. There are ice skates for all sizes and push-along penguins for the little ones.
Where: Bondi Festival Ice Rink, Bondi Beach
When: June 30 – July 16, 10am – 9pm
Pittwater Winter School Holidays Ice Spectacular
Get ready to glide your way around Pittwater’s huge 30m x 8m Ice Skating Rink. Back by popular demand these winter school holidays, this Ice Skating Spectacular is ideal for friends, families and parties.
Where: Ice Skating Spectacular, Mona Vale
When: Saturday 1 July 2023 – Sunday 16 July 2023 – multiple sessions available daily from 11am.
The Ultimate Magic Show, NORTHS
Prepare for some mind-blowing magic! Legendary, award-winning magician and illusionist, Jonas Jost, is hitting the NORTHS stage these school holidays. He’ll perform an action-packed show, featuring comedy and tricks that will impress kids and parents alike.
Where: NORTHS Auditorium, Cammeray
When: Thursday July 6
Cost: $15 (+ $2 booking fee)
Kids Disco at NORTHS
Let your kids go wild at the Kids Disco at Norths in July. They can compete in limbo and hula hoop competitions, play dancing games, join in with singalongs and win prizes. There’s no age restriction, and the event is always a hit!
Dates: Friday July 14, 11am (Doors open 10:30am)
Location: NORTHS 12 Abbott St Cammeray
Cost: $8 + $2 booking fee