Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
There’s so much happening to keep kids entertained throughout the April school holidays. We’ve done a round-up of the best activities locally and further afield to make school holidays as fun as possible!

Evolve Tennis presents the ULTIMATE KIDS’ HOLIDAY CAMP, Roseville Park & Kooroora 

Unleash the Excitement! Evolve Presents Thrilling Grassroots School Holiday Camps at Two Premier North Shore Locations – Kooroora Tennis Club & Roseville Park Tennis!

Embark on an unparalleled journey with Evolve as we redefine school holiday fun at the heart of the Northern Shore. Our dynamic team of devoted coaches, versed in both tennis and football, is geared up to create an extraordinary experience for your child. With structured programs meticulously crafted, we guarantee a holiday camp that stands out, becoming a must-attend tradition every school break.

Why Evolve? We promise a top-tier blend of Tennis & Football activities, ensuring every moment is packed with learning, skill-building, and, most importantly, heaps of fun!! More Smiles, More Kids!!
**Book Your Spot Now! Don’t Miss Out on the Ultimate School Holiday Adventure

Extras: FREE Before & After Care (7.30am-9am & 3-5pm) Discounts for full week bookings…Free Pizza Lunch Fridays!!
Bookings: 1300 391 552
Website: https://evolvetennisacademy.com/book-now/

Vision Football APRIL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS, Chatswood

Vision Football’s Holiday Programs are back this April with programs for players of all levels and ages. With the Elite Holiday Clinics and the Holiday Camps running simultaneously at the synthetic Chatswood High School field, the week of football will be sure to be fun-filled and full of hard work and development.

The Elite Holiday Clinics will bring an intensive, development-focused training environment to the players, working on the technical, tactical and physical aspects of their game to ensure they are in the best shape possible on all fronts ahead of the 2024 season, while the Holiday Camps have been designed to enhance the technical fundamentals of the players, while ensuring they fall further in love with ‘the beautiful game’.

NOTE: The Elite Clinics are for Super League, NPL, Diamond League and SAP (JDL) Players, while the Holiday Camps are for Social Team and Dev. Squad players.

Location: Chatswood High School Synthetic

Dates: 16, 17, 18th of April (9AM – 12PM)

Cost:

Holiday Camps $45 per day (10% off full 3-day bookings)

Elite Clinics $60 per day (10% off full 3-day bookings)

ADDITIONAL 10% OFF FOR OUR CLUB PARTNERS (Chatswood Rangers, Kissing Point/Turramurra United, North Turramurra FC players)

Bookings: visionfootballau.com/holidays

Young Chefs Kitchen, Manly

Hey there, Culinary Connoisseur!

Remember the sizzle of the pan from “The Young Chefs Kitchen”? We’re firing up the burners again at Roving Larder Cooking School, and we want YOU to join the feast! Strap in for “The Young Chefs Kitchen” program, where your taste buds will embark on a global flavour expedition. It’s not just about recipes; it’s about embracing the art of cooking with a dash of adventure and a sprinkle of fun.

Dive into the “Flavours of Mexico” Fiesta, where tacos aren’t just food; they’re edible art. Get your hands doughy making tortillas from scratch, and chill out with frappes that’ll make you say, “More, por favor!” Take a “Stateside Eats” Adventure and create sliders (yes! buns too!!!) that’ll have you feeling like a gourmet giant. Mix up a storm in our Smoothie Lab and indulge in doughnuts that are a round trip to heaven.

Say “Ciao” to Bella Italia” Extravaganza and roll pasta like the pros. Fill cannoli with dreams, and sip on hot chocolate that’s a hug in a mug. Whisper “Bonjour” to sophisticated flavors with a French twist. Master the art of the quiche and flip tarte Tatins like a Parisian patissier.

It’s a “Pizza Party” Showdown where you’ll toss dough higher than your ambitions. Create saucy masterpieces and shake up milkshakes that dance in your mouth. Embark on an “Asian Bites” Odyssey. Fold gyoza like origami and discover the joy of making bubble tea.

And for the sweet-toothed chefs, our “Sweet Temptations” Delight is a sugar-coated journey through brownies, macaroons, and cookies that’ll have you baking for more. Rise and shine with our “Breakfast Special” where eggs and pancakes aren’t just made—they’re crafted with love and flair.

So, are you ready to whisk, flip, and feast your way through another culinary adventure? Our kitchen is your canvas, and the world’s cuisines are your palette. And because we’d love to see you in action, we’re slicing 10% off the price! Just use the promo code THELIVINGCOLLECTIVE when you sign up.

Also, we know it’s not as fun without our friends, so we’re giving your friends 10% off too! Just tell them to use the promo code TEENSFRIEND. Don’t let this gourmet journey pass you by. Book here or email us now to secure your spot in the most flavourful program around! Happy cooking!

Location: Roving Larder Cooking School, 2 Gunner Road, MANLY NSW 2096

Dates
: Monday April 15 through to Thursday April 18

Times
: Morning sessions from 9am to 1pm, Afternoon sessions from 9am to 1pm
Cost: $79 (get 10% OFF with either THELIVINGCOLLECTIVE or TEENSFRIEND promocode)
How to book: Follow this link : https://rovinglarder.com.au/teens

Marian Street Theatre for Young People Workshops, Killara & Hornsby

Marian Street Theatre for Young People is offering exceptional acting & public speaking programs these school holidays, for kids of all levels of experience:

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP: Spend 4 days training with Bosilka May, expert vocal coach, to enhance vocal confidence and public speaking skills!
MAKE A PLAY WORKSHOP: In this workshop, kids will work with as a team to develop their acting skills, create a brand new play, and perform it at the end of the week for friends and family!
TEENS COMEDY MASTERCLASS: In this 3 day Masterclass, teens will train with actor and comedian, Chelsea Keller, in the art of Comedy!

When: Public Speaking Workshop: Mon 22 – Fri 26 Apr, 9:30am – 12:30pm (no class ANZAC Day, 25 April), Make A Play: Mon 15 – Fri 19 Apr OR Mon 22 – Fri 26 Apr, 9:30am – 12:30pm (no class ANZAC Day, 25 April), Teens Comedy Masterclass: Mon 15 – Wed 17 Apr, 1pm – 4pm

Location: Killara & Hornsby

Suited for: Kindergarten – Year 12

Cost: From $235

EnrolOnlineinfo@mstyp.org.au or call (02) 9880 2356

Websitemstyp.org.au

Tuff Nutterz Giant Inflatable, St Ives 

Get ready to dive into a world of excitement and fun with Tuff Nutterz ! We’re here to make your April school holidays unforgettable by bringing you Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle. Our mission? To provide families with a safe and entertaining space to bond, laugh, and conquer challenges together.


Tuff Nutterz is a fantastic family-friendly event that promises a day filled with fun and excitement for everyone. The event features Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, which is sure to provide an exhilarating experience for both kids and adults alike.

There are also food and drinks available, so you can refuel and recharge before tackling the next challenge.

Location:  St Ives Showground
Dates: 16th – 21st April 2024

Website Link: www.tuffnutterz.com

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Bush Adventures

Get your young ones to step into nature at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives and enjoy the great outdoors with adventure-based play activities these spring school holidays. The Bush Kids program is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. Depending on the session you choose, your kids could be learning bush survival skills, bushcraft and camping and so much more.

Location: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives
Cost: $70 per child.
Book by clicking here

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/

Ku-ring-gai Council Vacation Care: West Pymble, St Ives, East Lindfield

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

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

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

Chess ‘Checkmates’, Chatswood 

Image credit: Destination NSW.

Get your ‘game on’ as chess takes over Chatswood in April and May. Coinciding with the famed Sydney Comedy Festival, visitors can grab their best selfie with supersized inflatable chess pieces dotted around the CBD, learn killer strategies at chess workshops, or test their skills at a tournament. Perfect for an April School Holidays activity, enjoy a simultaneous chess display where a champion takes on multiple players at once or join in the fun and compete with friends in giant chess or compete with a champion in fast- paced lightning chess. Head to the website below for more details.

When: Monday, 22 April 2024 | 12:00 AM – Sunday, 19 May 2024 | 12:00 AM

Where: Chatswood CBD, Chatswood

Website: www.visitchatswood.com.au

Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove

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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: $13 – Adult: $15

How to book: https://puppeteria.com/

Ramses & The Gold of The Pharoahs at the Australian Museum

Exclusive to Sydney, Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs is an interactive museum experience that features 181 priceless artefacts and ornate golden treasures from the tomb of King Ramses II, including one-of-a-kind relics such as sarcophagi, animal mummies, magnificent jewellery, spectacular royal masks, exquisite amulets – many of which have never left Egypt before.

In cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Australian Museum blockbuster Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs will be the largest cultural exhibition to visit Australia in over a decade when it opens in Sydney on 18 November this year.

Where: The Australian Museum

Price: Free general entry

WebsiteRamses & the Gold of the Pharaohs – The Australian Museum

Three Little Pigs The Musical, NORTHS Cammeray

An exciting and adventurous experience for kids and grown-ups too! More than a musical, the show promotes friendship, personal safety, well-being and resilience. The Story
and award-winning songs feature healthy lifestyle habits and positive social skills. It’s entertainment the whole family will enjoy, and there’s a moral too.

*Please note guardian must be present during the show*

When: 21 April, 10am

Where: Norths Cammeray

Booking: https://norths.com.au/events/busy-izzy-and-friends-meet-the-three-little-pigs-the-musical/

The Magical World of Crazy Science, NORTHS Cammeray 

A unique mix of Science, Magic, Humour and the Arts!

Take a wild ride with your host Richard Scholes through his “Magical World of Crazy Science” & witness…. giant columns of Elephant Toothpaste, Rockets Zooming, massive Smoke Rings, Toilet Paper flying, giant Bubbles and billowing Concoctions.

Have you ever seen someone’s head growing before your very eyes?

Add to this a hilarious mix of comedy & interactive ‘Scientrific’ magic from an Award Winning Entertainer and you have one very engaging Science Show not to be missed!

When: 24 April, 10:30am

Where: Norths Cammeray

Booking: https://norths.com.au/events/the-magical-world-of-crazy-science/

Sonic Neon, Luna Park

Dust off your hypercolour t-shirt, get some colourful gear for the kids and make your way to Sonic Neon, a playful experience where music is transformed into captivating visuals.

Located within Luna Park Sydney’s iconic fantasy palace on the water’s-edge of Sydney Harbour, this family-friendly experience showcases innovation, turning light and sound into an immersive, breathtaking spectacle.

This is a self-led walk-through immersive experience that spans over 150 metres and includes eight meticulously crafted rooms for you to explore!

For tickets and more information visit:

https://tickets.lunaparksydney.com/calendar_events/event/view/id/285/

Barista Foundations and Job Ready Workshop, Chatswood

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If you’re aged 14-24 and interested in working in cafes, restaurants or bars then you will need barista experience!

You will also learn transferable skills like customer service, communication and teamwork. Most importantly this will be a fun, engaging and positive experience offering you a taste of what it’s like to be a barista and work in the hospitality industry.

Willoughby City Council Youth Services is committed to supporting young peoples employment goals and have subsidised this workshop meaning you only pay 50% of the costs.

When: 17 April 2024 | 10:30 AM – 03:30 PM

Where: Chatswood Youth Centre, Cnr Albert Avenue and Victor Street, Chatswood

Booking: https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Eventbrite/Barista-Foundations-and-Job-Ready-Workshop-829813974937

Zoo Adventures Taronga Zoo 

Kids learning about iconic Australian animal, the Echidna

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique school holiday program, as they join in animal themed activities and meet our wonderful keepers who care for the animals that live at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

When: 15 April – 19 April and 22 April – 26 April

Where: Taronga Zoo

Link: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/art-now-kids-holiday-workshop-future-play

The Children’s Opera Project, Chatswood

It was Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk that caught the cycling craze, and when he turned away his good old horse, everything fell apart. He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen, hurried off to town and bought a shiny new machine.

Banjo Paterson’s delightful poem, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle, has been delighting readers since its first publication in The Sydney Mail in 1896. Now, Mulga Bill has a back story (and a few good tunes) in a new adaptation composed and conducted by Lachlan Massey.

Musgrove Opera is joined by over 200 young singers from schools across Sydney to present Mulga Bill’s Bicycle as the culmination of the 2024 Children’s Opera Project. The young singers fill the exciting surrounds of The Concourse Concert Hall alongside a stellar cast led by soprano, Brianna Louwen. Join us for a joyous celebration of music, and the world premiere of a brand-new children’s opera. You won’t want to miss it for April School Holidays!

When: 09 April 2024 07:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Booking: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/the-childrens-opera-project/

360 ALLSTARS, Chatswood

SOLD OUT ON BROADWAY * SOLD OUT IN EDINBURGH * SOLD OUT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE* SEEN BY OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns to Australia. Experience a phenomenal physical performance for the whole family to enjoy these April School Holidays.
Exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar cast of World Champion & World Record holding artists & athletes,
360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.

★★★★★ “The most thrilling stage show ever” Weekend Notes
“Supercharged urban circus” – Scenestr ★★★★★

When: 

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 06:00 PM
Wednesday, 24 April 2024 03:00 PM
Wednesday, 24 April 2024 06:00 PM
Thursday, 25 April 2024 03:00 PM
Thursday, 25 April 2024 06:00 PM

Where: The Concourse

Link: https://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/360-allstars/

Manly Waterworks

An iconic outdoor playground like no other located right in the heart of Manly where the kids can have fun sliding away while you watch on from the spectator deck with friends – or – join the fun yourself! We are so excited to be open again for sliding fun! We are open every weekend and everyday during NSW school holidays.

When: Open every day during NSW school holidays

Please note that bookings are required for groups of ten or more.

Fore more information visit http://www.manlywaterworks.com.au/

Water Slide and Lazy River at the Aquatic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

Slip and slide your way through April school holidays at Sydney Olympic Park’s Aquatic Centre. Found in the heated indoor leisure area, the Water Slide is the perfect addition to this water wonderland. Make your way up to the top and take a moment to look out over the pools before bracing yourself as you slide down.

Where: Aquatic Centre, Olympic Boulevard Sydney Olympic Park

When: Daily (School Holidays), 10:00am – 7:00pm

Tickets: Included in pool admission – from $6.60

Websitehttps://www.aquaticcentre.com.au/Things-to-Do/Water-Slide

The Inflatable, Wave Pool and Giant Slide at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

April school holidays is the best time of the year at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre with the opening of their Giant Slide and Inflatable obstacle course. Whether you’re swimming laps or want to splash around with the kids, there’s plenty of room for everyone. Don’t miss the 40m wave pool, giant blow-up obstacle course, water slides and more.

The Wave Pool operates on School Holiday and Public Holidays from 10.15 am until 4.40 pm.
The Giant Slide operates on School Holiday and Public Holidays from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.
The Inflatable operates every day during school holidays from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Note: These times are subject to change without notice.

Conditions of Use: A swimming assessment must be successfully completed and a wristband provided by the assessor before being permitted on the obstacle course.

Where: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

When: Daily (School Holidays), 10:00am – 3:00pm (The Inflatable) and 10:00am – 5:00pm (The Giant Slide)

Tickets: From $7.10 

Websitehttps://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/RALC/About/Opening-Hours

Giant inflatable soccer-pool tournament

Get ready to showcase your skills these school holidays in a giant pool tournament with a fun inflatable twist! Better known as Billiard Soccer, participants of all skill levels will compete in knock-out rounds to secure a spot in the Finals, with the opportunity to win awesome prizes. There is also plenty of time to play friendly games.

Sign up to either the 12pm or 2pm competition, or sign up for both:

12pm – 12.30 pm: Player check-in and casual play
12.30 pm – 1.45 pm: First competition
1.45 pm – 2pm: Prizes and more casual play

2pm – 2.30pm: Player check-in and casual play
2.30pm – 3.45pm: Second competition
3.45pm – 4pm: Prizes and more casual play

Only one massive pool game will be played at a time during this event, with other games available to play while waiting your turn or watch others compete.

This event is for young people aged 12-24. Registrations required. Co-hosted by Bubbling With Energy. Check out their activity hire list.

If you do not wish to be involved in the tournament but you want to play friendly matches, please email achesser@krg.nsw.gov.au.

Where: St Ives Village Green

When: 

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024 | 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Website: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Giant-inflatable-soccer-pool-tournament

Heritage Festival – Natural Connections storytime event

Did you know that one of our local residents, Annie Wyatt, was responsible for setting up a conservation group in our area? Her work was so important, it led to the formation of the National Trust. As part of Council’s Heritage Festival, we will be hosting a special storytime to celebrate the connection to our gorgeous natural environment.

Stories will be shared, craft will be made and we would love your company.

Please make sure that you bring sun protection on the day as the storytime will be held in a park space.

In the event of wet weather, we will reschedule the event and inform families.

Where: Lindfield Village Green

When: Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Website: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Heritage-Festival-Natural-Connections-storytime-event

Heritage Festival – Photo scavenger hunt challenge

A scavenger hunt will need solving using clues provided in historic photographs of the Lindfield area. Children are invited to put their best problem solving skills to the test to complete the challenge of finding the necessary clues and completing extra activities.

We recommend that children come with some form of sun protection as the area is an open space.

In the event of wet weather, we will look to reschedule and families will be informed.

Where: Lindfield Village Green

When: Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Website: Lindfield Village Green

Gelli printing workshop

Be inspired by treasures from Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and explore printmaking with gelli plates on handmade Asian papers.

By creating images from nature students will observe and document their surroundings in the garden.  Prints will be layered and full of texture, colour and form.  Gelli printing is a fun, sensory, hands-on way of printing and is beginner friendly. You will leave with images that can stand alone or be used for other mixed media projects.

Materials included – additional handmade Asian papers will be available to purchase.

The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, set across 123 hectares of unique urban bushland and home to two endangered ecological communities as well as 18 threatened species of flora and fauna. The Wildflower Garden is open to the public all year round and has a range of hikes, step-free walking tracks, picnic areas and heritage venue hire as well as a diverse calendar of environmental education programs.

Where: St Ives Showground

When: Saturday, 20 April 2024 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Ticket: $65

Website: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Gelli-printing-workshop

School holidays baking class

Indulge in a sweet and delicious school holiday adventure with our free baking class! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to create mouth-watering healthy dessert snacks perfect for the hot weather.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through each step of the baking process, while also learning valuable kitchen skills along the way. Join us for a fun-filled and tasty baking experience!

This event is for young people aged 12-24.

When: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Where: St Ives Community Centre

Website: https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/School-holidays-baking-class

 

Looking for more family fun coming up over Easter? Check out our Easter Events Guide for lots of egg-cellent activities (click here). 

We’ll keep adding to the KL School Holiday Guide as more activities pop up, so keep checking back in. If you know of or run a school holiday activity you’d like added, please get in touch via kuringgai@thelivingcollective.com.au 

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