As 2020 draws to a close our kids are finishing up what has been a very unique school year. With the holidays upon us, we’ve done a wrap up of some great local events and activities you may like to consider for your young ones. From sport to art and music, there’s really something for everyone. We’re happy to continue adding to this list – if you come across something locally relevant feel free to email kuringgai@thelivingcollective.com.au with the information. Happy holidays!

Summer Holiday Tennis & Sports Camp, 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: December 4th to January 26th

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

Cost: From $40 to $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

Wildflower Garden School Holiday Program

“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 our fantastic program of activities for children and families during the Summer school holidays. All our activities are based outdoors and comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Activities include Bush Survival Skills, Nature Detectives, Bushcraft and Camping and many more.

For more information click here.

Art Classes for Kids

Our fun kids classes include 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 unless otherwise stated.
  • Food is not provided.
  • All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville.

For more information click here.

Balmoral Watersports Multi-activity School Holiday Camp

Book your child in for 1,3 or 5 days of fun on the water and on the beach!!  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.

Age: From 5 to 15yo. Must be able to swim.

Price: Starts at $177

When: December 7th for 6 weeks.

Book onlinehttps://www.balmoralwatersportscenter.com.au/kids-teens

Other contacts: 9960 5344 and info@sailingchool.com.au

Ku-ring-gai Council Vacation Care

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Vacation Care Program offers children aged 5 to 13 years arts, crafts, games, sports and excursions during the NSW school holidays. Activities take place in safe, secure and caring environments with qualified staff.

Venues include West Pymble Kids Club, St Ives Kids Club, West Lindfield Getaway and more.

For more information click here.

Stage shows

Fuel your child’s imagination with a stage show that will immerse them into a multi-sensory world. There are at least four productions you and the family can choose from.

The Wind in the Willows

Image: Australian Shakespeare Company

From 6 to 24 January, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will host the critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production of The Wind in the Willows. Watch the Head Chief Rabbit transform the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ear and a wiggle of the nose. The ‘young rabbits’ will be encouraged to join in the action, scream and sing along all the way through the interactive adventure.

Address: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tickets: $20 to $30 per person over 12 months old. Buy here

Room on the Broom on Stage

Image: The Concourse Theatre

A cat and a witch sat on a broom,  grinning as they fly high in the air. But a strong wind blows and takes away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Luckily, a dog, bird and frog find her lost things but as they sit on the broom for a ride, snap it breaks from the weight of five.

That’s the high energy treat you and the young ones will be in store for with the Room on the Broom! There are two shows each day between 14 to 17 January with varied timings. Find more info here.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Tickets: $36, $45. Buy here

MINI MAESTROS – Mimi’s Symphony

Image: The Concourse Theatre

Children’s entertainer Justine Clarke and conductor George Ellis lead a beautiful children’s concert where a little magpie, blown from her nest, learns to survive in the suburbs, and brings all the animal gangs together in a joyous symphony. It’s only playing at the Concert Hall on 20 January between 10am to 11am and then again from 1pm to 2pm.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Ticket: $26. Buy here

The 91 Storey Treehouse on Stage

Image: The Concourse Theatre

The CDP Kids presents The 91 Storey Treehouse, an adaptation of the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Follow the adventures of Andy, Terry and Jill in an engaging mix of song, physical comedy, puppetry and more. Kids between the age of 6-12 will absolutely love it! The show runs from 20 to 24 January with multiple performances on most days. Find more info here.

Address: The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Ticket: $36, $45. Buy here

Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo

Image: 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 above the age of eight who love a good challenge. The course can take as long as 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 NSW 2088
Ticket: From $22. Buy here

The Australian Museum

Image: Australian Museum

After a massive $57.5 million building transformation that took 15 months, the Australian Museum is finally set to reopen to the public on 28 November (10am to 5pm). Travel back in time with your kids to 66 millions years ago in a special interactive exhibition centred on the entire Tyrannosaurs family — they will be thrilled.Address: 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Book here:
https://australian.museum/exhibition/tyrannosaurs-meet-the-family/#tickets

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