New South Wales
The school holidays aren’t too far away… and these are the big ones! You’ll soon be facing 6-8 weeks with the kids kicking around at home, looking for something fun to do. But no pressure, right? Well, if you need a little help with ideas, our Essential Guide to Summer Holidays is packed with a stack of awesome events, vacation care, tennis camps, performing arts workshops and more happening around the North Shore that will save you (and your sanity) these holidays!
Have a read through our list below and click on any links to quickly shoot to that listing in the guide:
All of these events will be incredibly popular, so book ASAP so you don’t miss out.
Special Offer: 10% off
Make the school holidays a hit! Big Music runs fun holiday rock music camps for kids aged 6-17 catering for all levels of musical experience (no prior experience required). The emphasis of the camps is fun and active participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids. Each camp runs for 4 days culminating in a performance for family and friends! Kids work in small groups lead by inspiring professional musicians and rotate through lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. It’s a great way for kids to discover an instrument they love!
Drama develops confident, creative, resilient young people. These workshops are a great introduction to drama for the longer term or just creative inspiration over the holidays! Workshops include voice and movement skills, improvisation, character development, script work and plenty of fun, with a short performance on the last day. Tutors are qualified industry professionals and experienced teachers who introduce students to physicality, vocal techniques, improvisation and text work. Students work together in groups and pairs to create dynamic performances.
NSM Offer: 10% discount. Use Code NSM10OFF
Applause Musical Theatre Academy is running some exciting holiday workshops this Summer aimed at increasing children’s confidence and creativity! Students will learn how to SING, ACT and DANCE to songs and scenes from a popular musical and will play some fun drama games. In WEEK 3, Applause is also holding workshops in collaboration with Maker’s Loft which will incorporate costume and prop design/making as well as learning songs from a musical.
There is a performance at the end of all workshops and solo opportunities!
The ability to present is one of life’s most important skills, and one of those that is least developed in our children. Sydney Speaking School provides students with the confidence and skills they need to succeed in life through holiday courses for students between Years 1–9 in public speaking and debating. The classes are taught by an experienced coach and are designed with the mantra ‘learning by doing’ in mind.
Special Offer: Enrol your child in any participating School Holiday Workshop before 15 December 2017 and choose a BONUS six month subscription from a selection of Australia’s Favourite Magazines, valued at up to $59
Summer means extra time for SUPER FUN activities and are the perfect time for a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® School Holiday Workshop. From the all new Transformation Creations and super fun Extreme Ninjas, to the fun Christmas Brick-tacular and cool Robotics workshops there’s sure to be a fun theme to inspire your child while they build, create and learn with LEGO®! The programs are designed to provide a blend of specially-created BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models, LEGO® games, and plenty of time for free-play for kids from Kindergarten to Year 6.
NSM Offer: Early bird discounts – morning workshops: $50, afternoon workshops: $40, full day workshops: $90. Visit website for weekly and siblings discounted rates. Offers ends 15 Dec 2017.
Cooking, construction, sport, art and more! Kids Circle gives your child the opportunity to learn new skills, discover new passions and make new friends during the Summer School Holidays! With half day and full day programs your kids will enjoy a variety of different workshops.
With 30 CRU Camp adventures to choose from, your child will have the best summer holidays yet! Whether you’re looking for the overnight or day camp experience, activities such as surfing, horse riding, abseiling, crafts, dirt bike riding, or sailing, there is a camp for everyone. CRU Camps are a great opportunity to make new friends, participate in outdoor activities and just have fun!
Adventure Camp is a school holiday camp for kids aged 7-12 and encourages kids to get outside. It runs challenging outdoor and problem solving activities such as; rafting, snorkeling, art and discovery, group adventure challenges and group problem solving challenges. The kids will learn leadership skills and discover how to understand risk, make safe decisions and (most of all) have fun outdoors. Adventure Camp is run by fully qualified outdoor education specialists at all our locations.
Special Offer: 20% off the first week of tennis camp
Start your child’s tennis journey with Perfect Placement Tennis Camps! Perfect Placement tennis camps delivers specialised tennis programs for all abilities and age groups. The camps help children’s aweness, self confidence and concentration. Practice technique and swing patters, rallying and single and doubles match play.
Special Offer: 10% off . T&C’s: Only valid for new families to Brewer Swimming who mention North Shore Mums.
The Summer holidays are a great time to progress swimming skills and prepare for school swimming carnivals. The Learn to Swim, Refine Technique and Squad programs are designed to cater for every individual, aiming to develop water confidence, facilitate water safety skills and challenge swimmers to achieve their goals.
Brewer Swimming is a boutique, family run swim school creating a personal, trustworthy and familiar experience. Qualified and enthusiastic instructors provide first class instruction, demonstrations and stroke correction
Looking for some holiday fun for your little ones? Enrol them into Humpty Camp! This multi-sport holiday program is designed specifically for children 2.5 to 6 years and is run by energetic and professional staff. It offers a wonderful opportunity for children to develop their sporting and social skills and to increase their self confidence in a safe, caring and fun-filled environment. Theme days, craft activities and lots more make for a great time.
Love’n Deuce Tennis Holiday Camps run a brilliant program which focus on tennis skill development and game play, and other sport activities add to the fun. These camps are an excellent way for children to develop their tennis skills, make new friends and have some fun. Kids are placed in groups, from beginner to advanced, according to their age and playing experience.
These summer holidays head to Magpies Waitara for some school holiday entertainment.
SplashDance let’s Bop is on Wednesday 17 January at 11am. SplashDance presenters splash on colours and fun elements to create a unique and wonderfully special dance studio before launching into pop fused dance songs by John Field of Wiggles fame.
There are also two free movie screenings during holidays with $8 Kids meals. Come and enjoy Despicable Me 3 or Richard The Stork movie.