School Holiday Camps, Workshops & Vacation Care around Sydney

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The winter school holidays are on their way… so if you’re looking for fun school holiday camps, vacation care or holiday workshops to keep your kids busy and entertained, our Winter School Holiday Guide has lots of options! See what’s happening around Sydney’s North Shore – Outdoor Adventure Holiday Camps, Sports Holiday Camps, Tennis Camps, Vacation Care, Performing Arts, Public Speaking & Coding Workshops! 


If you’re looking for school holiday camps, vacation care or holiday programs to book… so you can work or have some time to get through the endless ‘to do’ list, there’s lots happening around the North Shore! Book your kids into day workshop or a whole week, and they’ll have the chance to make some new friends and develop some new skills!

Have a scroll down the list of Winter school holiday activities on Sydney’s North Shore below, and click the Quicklink to go directly to the listing with all the event details!

Otherwise, if you’re looking for live shows, attractions and fun places to take the kids to, take a look at our guide to the Best Things to do with Kids these winter holidays.

Outdoor Adventure School Holiday Camps

Sports Holiday Camps

Tennis Camps

Performing Arts Workshops

Public Speaking Holiday Program

    Coding Holiday Workshops

    Vacation Care

    BEST THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THESE HOLIDAYS


        Vacation Care

        Gowrie North Sydney Vacation Care

        The daily school holiday program at Gowrie North Sydney Community is an action-packed schedule of hands-on creativity, exploration, investigation, and fun! From art & drama to science and sports, music, environmental projects and more.

        Their program is built on positive interactions, enriching experiences, and provides a safe, happy and empowering environment. It is guided by ‘My Time, Our Place’, the National Curriculum Framework for School Age Care in Australia and revised each school holiday period – built on children’s interests, their input and developmental age. The program includes a mix of incursions, excursions and in-house activities.

        • When: Monday 4 July  – Friday 15 July
        • Where: Rear Civic Park. Miller St, North Sydney | North Sydney Oval. Fig Tree Lane, North Sydney
        • Suited for: 4-12 years
        • Cost: From $60 per day
        • Book: Online, 0418 999 129, enrolments@gowriensw.com.au 
        • Website: gowriensw.com.au

        Outdoor Adventure School Holiday Camps

        Adventure Camp – Winter Programs (Balmoral, Northbridge & Greenwich)

        At Adventure Camp, their guiding philosophy is that kids learn from adventure and that the best adventures are had outdoors. This winter, they will be bringing more outdoor fun over multiple camps, with NO SCREENS in sight.

        Their camps feature activities and challenges designed to engage children’s imagination and problem solving. Such as building a shelter or stretcher, reading a compass, or solving a memory puzzle as a team… every activity is fun and engaging (plus – did they mention it’s outside?).

        Programs are three days long, and kids also get plenty of “free play” time to make friends.

        • When & Where:
          27 – 29 June @ Northbridge Sailing Club
          27 – 29 June @ Balmoral Sea Scouts
          6 – 8 July @ Northbridge Sailing Club
          6 – 8 July @ Balmoral Sea Scouts
          11 – 13 July @Greenwich Sailing Club
          11 – 13 July @ Balmoral Sea Scouts
        • Suited for: 7-12 years
        • Cost: $299.95 per camp
        • Book: Online, info@adventurecamp.com.au
        • Website: adventurecamp.com.au

        Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (St Ives)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Use code ‘NSM10’ to receive $10 off a full-day program

        Step into nature with Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’s fantastic program of activities for children during the Winter School Holidays! Full-day programs for primary-aged children include Aboriginal Bush Skills, Animal Encounters, Survival Skills, Nature Art and Junior Keepers. They will also be running Roar and Explore in the last week of school holidays– a week of prehistoric fun with a full day Junior Palaeontologists program, dinosaur-themed Nature Play and free dinosaur trail.


        Performing Arts Workshops

        Bop till you Drop Performing Arts Workshop (Gladesville & Mosman)

        North Shore Mums Offer: $20 OFF with code NSMN20. Plus now accepting $50 Dine & Discover + Creative Kids Vouchers!

        Bop till you Drop has been running school holiday programs for the past 19 years, and are proud to have won Best School Holiday Provider – What’s On 4 Kids Awards in 2019. Their professional teachers run a structured performing arts program with six 45-minute classes per day, with singing, dancing, drama, cooking, magic, science and craft on the timetable!

        Their goal is to build self-esteem in your child. At the end of the second day, the children will also perform in a concert for parents to witness all their new skills. This presentation will increase their confidence and public speaking skills. They want children to have fun, but also walk away with a huge sense of accomplishment.

        • When: Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 July in Gladesville | Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 July in Mosman
        • Time: 9am-3.30pm (extended hours optional: 8am-5pm)
        • Suited for: 5-12 years
        • Cost: 79 per day ($158 for 2 days) + siblings $30 OFF (for 2-day bookings only)
        • Discount: $20 OFF – enter code NSMN20 + $50 Dine & Discover Vouchers + $100 Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted
        • Book: Online, 1300 130 313, cathy@boptillyoudrop.com.au
        • Website: boptillyoudrop.com.au
        • Creative Kids & Dine & Discover vouchers accepted

        School Holiday Public Speaking & Debating Programs

        Speaking Schools Australasia (Wahroonga, North Sydney)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Early Bird Discount, save $10 when you book before 5 June 2022.

        Speaking Schools Australasia is Sydney’s leading provider of debating and public speaking workshops. These July School Holidays, they will be running their popular Winter Workshops at a variety of in-person locations and live online programs via Zoom. These workshops are tailor-made to help students from Kindergarten through to Year 9 build confidence and have fun as they learn how to flourish as a speaker.

        Speaking Schools seeks to bring out the confident speaker that resides within every school student, regardless of their experience level. Their expert coaches are energetic and highly experienced in all things debating and public speaking, delivering structured course content and fun, practical activities. Most importantly, Speaking Schools know how to connect with every student- whether shy or outgoing!

        • When: Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July
        • Where: Wahroonga, North Sydney, Parramatta & Burwood
        • Suited for: Kindy – Year 9
        • Cost: From $195
        • Book: Online, 0404 107 372, or contact@speakingschools.com.au
        • Website: speakingschools.com.au

        Talent Club (Chatswood, Waitara & more)

        Talent Club Australia’s 4-in-1 In-Person & Online Communication School Holiday Workshops will boost your child’s confidence and teach them important communication skills by combining public speaking, creative writing, debating and drama activities.

        Students learn communication techniques, body language, presentation skills & how to work more effectively in a team; in a fun and interactive environment.

        No experience is necessary as our workshops are run by talented, professional coaches who transform students into confident communicators.

        • When: Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July
        • Where: Chatswood, Waitara, Westmead, Annangrove, Stanhope Gardens plus online workshops
        • Suited for: 5-17 years
        • Cost: Early Bird prices (ends 20 June): 2-day in-person $150 (9:30am-3:30pm) | 5-day online $120 In-person: $150 for in-person workshop (1.5 hours per day)
        • Book: Online, 0451 507 606, or ccontactus@talentclubaus.com.au
        • Website: talentclubaus.com.au

        Sports Holiday Camps

        Motiv8Sports – 2-day Olympic Camp (St Leonards & Northbridge)

        North Shore Mums Offer: 50 FREE 2 day tickets, valued at $125, to the first 50 people. Code: nsm50

        Launch Special: Every new camper receives a FREE rookie jersey and a FREE snapback cap.

        Get MOTIV8TED during the Winter school holidays and join us for our Biggest Multi Sport Event of the Year, the Motiv8sports Olympics Camp! Held once a year, the Motiv8sports Olympics is the heart and soul of their multi-sports calendar year. Kids will be treated to an incredible array of team sports in an environment full of energy, motivation and unbelievable guidance from our professional team of coaches.

        Enjoy 10 amazing sports, 10 individual events, 2 Olympic Face-Offs, non stop motivation, incredible prizes and possibly an Olympic Medal.

        • When & Where: 8.30am-3.30pm daily
          • Thursday 7 & Friday 8 July (Shore School, Northbridge)
          • Thursday 14 & Friday 15 July (Gore Hill Oval, St Leonards)
        • Suited for: Kindy – Year 6
        • Cost: $0 – $93.50 (launch special) Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.
        • Book: Online, 0450 646 878, willoughbynorthsydney@motiv8sports.com.au
        • Website: motiv8sports.com.au

        Motiv8Sports – 2-day Olympic Camp (Asquith & Turramurra)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Use your 2022 Creative Kids Voucher and pay only $25 for 2 full days. Every new camper receives a FREE rookie jersey.

        Held just once a year, the Motiv8Sports Olympics is the heart and soul of the multi-sports calendar year! Kids will be treated to an incredible array of team sports in an environment full of energy, motivation and unbelievable guidance from their professional team of coaches. At Motiv8Sports they create an atmosphere full of colour, culture, and energy as six countries battle it out to win the gold medal. Like all Motiv8Sports events, there’ll be music, prizes, crazy competitions, and non-stop entertainment. Don’t miss out!

        • When & where:
          • Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July (Asquith Boys High)
          • Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 July (Turramurra High): 8.30am-3.30pm daily
        • Suited for: Kindy – Year 6
        • Cost: $25 – $125. Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.
        • Book: Online, 0402 281 842, hornsbykuringgai@motiv8sports.com.au
        • Website: motiv8sports.com.au

        Onyx Gymnastics Winter Holiday Club (Mosman)

        North Shore Mums Offer: A 20% discount off every third day, 30% off every fourth day and 40% off every fifth day booked at one time.

        A fun-filled themed day with plenty of gymnastics skills, outdoor games and craft projects! Does your child want to learn to handstand, cartwheel or forward roll? Onyx Holiday Club is the perfect activity to join.

        Children at holiday club can explore their equipment and spend time perfecting gymnastic skills they have almost mastered. They play exciting games linked to the theme of the day, with a strong focus on gymnastics, fun & making friends. Children enjoy fresh air activities and craft projects every day! Polaroid photos included in craft every other day.

        Ninja Kids – Hornsby

        Does your child want to become the next Ninja Warrior? The full day Ninja Kids School Holiday Program is for children aged 5-12 years who love to stay busy and active over the school holidays. Children learn how to conquer our full range of obstacles from our experienced coaches and enjoy group games and challenges.

        Whether your child is a beginner or advanced they’ll gain more confidence, more skills and have fun while they do it!

        Humpty Sports Holiday Camp

        Looking for some holiday fun for your kids? Have them join Humpty Camp. Their multi sport holiday program is designed specifically for children 2.5 – 7 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 good time. It’s on rain or shine! Come for a full week or just a day…

        • When: Monday 4 – Friday 8 July | Monday 11 – Friday 15 July: 9am-1pm OR 9am-3pm OR 9am-5pm (drop off from 8.30am)
        • Where: Willis Park, 325a Eastern Valley Way, Castle Cove
        • Suited for: 2.5-7 years
        • Cost: Half Day (9am-1pm): $65/day, $285/5-day camp. Full Day (9am-3pm): $85/day, $365/5-day camp. Extended Day (9am-5pm): $105/day, $450/5-day camp.
        • Book: 9901 3144
        • Website: lovendeuce.com.au

        BEST THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THESE HOLIDAYS


        School Holiday Tennis Camps

        Inspire Tennis Holiday Programs (Killara & Roseville)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Siblings receive a 5% discount. Book a full week (Monday-Friday) and receive a 10% discount.

        Inspire Tennis’ School Holiday Programs are fun, exciting and provide a learning pathway for every child. The Winter school holiday camps are held in a variety of convenient tennis club locations on the North Shore, in Killara and Roseville. 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 & aftercare. The programs are held every week of the holiday period rain, hail or shine!

        • When: Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July / Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July / Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July / Monday 18 July
          Full day 9.30am-3pm | Half day 9.30am-12.30pm | Before care from 7.30am and after care till 6pm at a small cost (booking essential).
        • Where: Killara Lawn Tennis Club & Roseville Kooroora Tennis Club 
        • Suited for: 3.5-15 years
        • Cost: $40-$70 per day
        • Book: Online, 9498 1902 Killara &  9417 6667 Roseville
        • Website: inspiretennis.com.au

          Coding Workshops

          Code Camp (Wahroonga, Gordon, Lane Cove, Willoughby, North Curl Curl, Beauty Point)

          Offer: $100 off with Creative Kids Voucher

          Code Camp is where parents discover fun school holiday and after-school activities, that empower your kids to design, code and create, and spark a passion, so they can go and change the world with a smile on their face.

          Let them inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays. With over 100 locations around Australia and online camps available, there really is something for everyone at Code Camp.

          Choose from Minions Animation Camp, Code Your Own Minions Game (at Spark + Ignite coding camps), Drone Camp, YouTube Creators, Animation Camp and DJ Camp.

          • When: Monday 4 – Friday 15 July, 9.30am-3.30pm (drop-off from 9am and pick-up by 4pm). Selected venues offer extended hours from 8am – 5pm.
          • Where: Wahroonga, Gordon, Lane Cove, Willoughby, North Curl Curl, Beauty Point and more.
          • Suited for: 5-13 years
          • Cost: From $129
          • Book: Online
          • Website: codecamp.com.au

          St Ives Shopping Village (St Ives)

          Coding at St Ives Village

          Looking for different ways to keep the kids entertained these Winter School Holidays? There’s plenty going on at St Ives Shopping Village:

          • Kids Robotics Classes: Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 July. Two sessions 9.30am-11.30am and 12pm – 2pm; Kids 6+ ignite their curiosity and build 2 models in these 2 hour STEM Workshops. $15 fee+ Booking Fee: includes a free cupcake. Bookings essential.
          • Computer Coding Classes: Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 July. Two sessions 9.30am-11.30am and 12pm – 2pm; Kids 6+ ignite their curiosity in these STEM workshops to create a robotic model. $15 fee+ Booking Fee: includes a free cupcake. Bookings essential

          So get your shopping done in peace and enjoy a quiet coffee while they’re entertained and learning something new! Tickets on sale from Friday June 10!

          • When: Monday 4 – Thursday 7 July
          • Where: All located on Level 2, Shop 136 (opposite Copper Pan Café), St Ives Shopping Village, 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
          • Suited for: 6-12 years
          • Cost: Varies for each program
          • Book: online, (02) 8422 4000, concierge1@stivesvillage.com.au

          Website: stivesvillage.com.au


            Keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays is never an easy task. Good luck in your search for fabulous Winter school holiday activities on Sydney’s North Shore – we hope this guide has helped!

            BEST THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THESE HOLIDAYS

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