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School Holiday Camps, Workshops & Vacation Care around Sydney

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The Autumn school holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to find some fun activities for the kids! If you’re looking for fun school holiday camps, vacation care or holiday workshops, our Autumn School Holiday Guide has lots of options! Find out what’s happening around Sydney’s North Shore – 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 these School Holidays… 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 school holiday activities on Sydney’s North Shore below, and click the Quicklinks 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 school holidays.

Vacation Care & Holiday Programs

Outdoor Adventure School Holiday Camps

Education & Personal Development

Sports Holiday Camps

Swimming Program

Performing Arts Workshops

Public Speaking Holiday Programs

  • Speaking Schools (North Sydney & Wahroonga) – debating & public speaking workshops
  • Talent Club (Chatswood, Epping, Waitara, Burwood, The Ponds, Parramatta)


                  Sports Holiday Workshops

                  Humpty Sports Holiday Camp (Castle Cove & St Leonards)

                  Humpty Sports Holiday Camp (Castle Cove & St Leonards)

                  Humpty Sports Holiday Camp (Castle Cove & St Leonards)

                  Looking for some holiday fun for your kids these Autumn School Holidays? Join the Humpty Camp. Their multi-sport holiday program is designed specifically for younger children (2.5 to 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! They have theme days, craft activities and lots more make for a good time. It’s on rain, hail or shine. Come for a full week or just a day!

                  • When: CAMP 1: 15 – 19 April 2024 | CAMP 2: 22 – 26 April 2024 (excluding ANZAC Day, 25 April)
                  • Time: Half day: 9am-1pm | Full Day: 9am-3pm Extended Day: 9am-5pm (drop off 8:30am)
                  • Where: Willis Park, 325a Eastern Valley Way, Castle Cove
                  • Suited for: 2.5 – 7 years
                  • Costs: 
                    • Half Day (9am-1pm): $70/day, $250/4-day camp, $310/5-day camp
                    • Full Day (9am-3pm): $90/day, $315/4-day camp, $385/5-day camp
                    • Extended Day (9am-5pm): $110/day, $385/4-day camp, $475/5-day camp
                    • Weekly rate ONLY applies when the booking is made and retained for ALL days offered in that camp week
                  • Book: Online, [email protected], (02) 9901 3144
                  • Website: lovendeuce.com.au

                    Motiv8Sports (Lane Cove North, Northbridge, North Sydney, Asquith, Turramurra & Pennant Hills)

                    North Shore Mums Offer: Receive 20% off (valid for the first 20 tickets). Use code nsmwilloughby (Lane Cove, Northbridge & North Sydney) or nsmhornsby (Asquith, Pennant Hills & Turramurra)

                    Super Camp Sports Festival is the most energetic mix of sports, music, dance, insane competitions and challenges, for kids who love having fun and expressing themselves.

                    Campers will experience their amazing trademark sports plus have the opportunity to express themselves creatively in dance, choreography, and visual arts via their war cry and mega sessions.

                    Motiv8sports Camps are designed for all abilities and focus on energy and effort rather than a child’s sporting or creative ability.

                    Children attending Motiv8sports camps are treated like superstars!

                    Justfootball Academy (Lane Cove West)

                    North Shore Mums Offer: 20% discount for North Shore Mums. Use code NSM20.

                    Justfootball Academy (Lane Cove West)

                    Justfootball Academy (Lane Cove West)

                    Got a football lover? Justfootball Academy is running school holiday camps in Lane Cove that promise to be fun, technical and player attentive. They place importance on social activities as well as football skills, combining technical breakdown, 1v1 and tactical games. This allows their coaches to help players transfer skill into the game.

                    Kids have a great time playing a variety of fun football and social games. Player interaction, social behaviour and teamwork is a very important aspect to the Justfootball culture and environment.

                    • When: Tues 16 April – Thurs 18 April, 9am-1pm
                    • Where: Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
                    • Suited for: 4-14 years
                    • Cost: $286 for the 3 days
                    • Book: Online, 1300 724 189 or [email protected]
                    • Website: justfootballacademy.com.au
                    • Active Kids vouchers & Creative Kids vouchers accepted

                    Tennis Camps

                        Inspire Tennis Holiday Programs (Killara & St Ives)

                        Inspire Tennis Holiday Programs (Killara & St Ives)

                        Inspire Tennis Holiday Programs (Killara & St Ives)

                        Inspire Tennis’ School Holiday Programs are fun, exciting and provide a learning pathway for every child. The Autumn school holiday camps are held in a variety of convenient tennis club locations on the North Shore, in Killara and St Ives. 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:
                          • Camp 1 (Private Schools): Friday 12 April (1 day)
                          • Camp 2: Monday 15-19 April (5 days)
                          • Camp 3: Monday 22-26 April (4 days, Public Holiday 25)
                          • Camp 4: Monday 29 April (1 day)
                        • Time: Full Day 9:30am-3:00pm | Half Day 9:30am-12:30pm | Before & After Care 7:30am-6:00pm
                        • Where: Killara Lawn Tennis Club
                        • Suited for: 4-15 years
                        • Cost: $50 Half Day | $70 Full Day. Discounts apply when booking for a full week. Active Kids Vouchers accepted
                        • Book: Online, [email protected], 9498 1902
                        • Website: inspiretennis.com.au

                        Queenwood Tennis Centre (Oxford Falls)

                        Queenwood Tennis Centre Holiday Camp (Oxford Falls)

                        Queenwood Tennis Centre (Oxford Falls)

                        Queenwood Tennis Centre, located in scenic Oxford Falls is open to the community and provides a beautiful setting for their holiday tennis camps.

                        Their team of experienced coaches take children through a variety of fun games and activities designed to keep them active and improve their tennis skills. Suitable for children aged 5-12 of all ability levels.

                        They also offer hitting squads for advanced, competitive players from age 12 and up. These sessions include high-intensity drills and match play. Registrations are now open. Visit their website for more information.

                        • When: Monday 15 April- Friday 19 April | Monday 22 April – Friday 26 April (Excluding Anzac Day)
                        • Time: Full Day: 9am – 3pm | Half Day: 9am – 12pm | Advanced Matchplay/Hitting Squads 9am-12:30pm
                        • Where: Queenwood Tennis Centre, 1110 Oxford Falls Rd, Oxford Falls
                        • Suited for: 5-12 years
                        • Cost: $90 per day | $65 half day | $85 match play. Discounts apply when booking five or more days.
                        • Book: Online, [email protected], (02) 9452 2298

                        Swimming Intensive

                        Turramurra Learn to Swim: Holiday Intensive Swimming Lessons (Turramurra)

                        Turramurra Learn to Swim: Holiday Intensive Swimming Lessons

                        Turramurra Learn to Swim: Holiday Intensive Swimming Lessons

                        Want to see your child make real progress with their swimming in just four or five days? Then book them in for an intensive four or five-day swimming course with Turramurra Learn To Swim. The 30-minute morning or afternoon lessons are structured according to ability and age to ensure children have the best learning environment while also having fun! With only one class at a time in the pool, distractions are reduced. Comfortable indoor and outdoor areas are provided for parents and the pool is indoors and heated to 32.5C.

                        • When: Mon 15 – Fri 19 April | Mon 22 – Fri 26 April (except ANZAC Day)
                        • Where: Turramurra Learn to Swim, 48 Tennyson Ave, Turramurra
                        • Suited for: 6 months – 12 years
                        • Cost: $122.50 (5 days) | $98 (4 days) 
                        • Book: turramurralearntoswim.com.au
                        • Active Kids and First Lap vouchers are accepted.

                        Performing Arts School Holiday Workshops

                        Big Music School & Studios (Crows Nest)

                        Big Music School & Studios (Crows Nest)

                        Big Music School & Studios (Crows Nest)

                        Big Music runs fun music programs for kids catering for all levels of musical experience and ability. It’s the perfect way for younger kids to start or continue their musical journey.

                        They offer three holiday camp programs, depending on your child’s age and musical experience.

                        Option 1: THE ULTIMATE ROCK EXPERIENCE – The perfect way for younger kids (age 5+) to start their musical journey, the URE program gives them a chance to try a range of contemporary instruments including guitar, bass, drums, vocals and piano/keyboard.

                        Option 2: HOLIDAY ROCK SHOW – Rock Shows are for kids who are ready to rock (age 9+ with at least one year’s musical experience). Working with inspiring professional musicians, kids join a real rock band and prepare for an awesome stage performance.

                        Option 3: JUNIOR ROCKERS – The Junior Rockers Holiday Show is designed for up-and-coming primary school-aged kids who either already play an instrument or have enjoyed the Ultimate Rock Experience and are now ready to take the next step.

                        • When: April 15-19 (5-day program), April 22-26 (4-day program excluding 25 April)
                        • Time: 9am-3pm | Extended hours $20/hr (8.30am-5pm)
                        • Suited for: 5-17 years
                        • Cost: 5 day program: $625, 4 day program: $500
                        • Book: Online, [email protected], (02) 8622 6550
                        • Website: bigmusic.com.au

                        Bop till you Drop ‘World of Wizadry’ Performing Arts Workshop (Mosman, Gladesville)

                        Bop till you Drop Performing Arts Workshop

                        Bop till you Drop Performing Arts Workshop

                        Are you looking to make the Autumn School Holidays more exciting for your kids? Bop till you Drop’s Performing Arts School Holiday Program ‘World of Wizadry!’ is just the thing!

                        This themed & structured fun-filled experience will keep your kids entertained and comes with an abundance of bonuses:

                        • A 2-day creative experience with classes in singing, dancing, drama, plus STEM, craft & cooking.
                        • Sequential learning experiences for the children that build confidence and creativity.
                        • All kids receive a cool Bop T-shirt to wear.
                        • They will also perform in a concert for you to witness their newfound talents!

                        Don’t miss out! Book your children into this amazing performing arts holiday workshop.

                        • When: Tues 16 & Wed 17 April @ Gladesville & Bondi | Tues 23 & Wed 24 April @ Mosman & Castle Hill
                        • Time: 9am-3.30pm (FREE extended care: 8am-5pm)
                        • Suited for: 5-12 years
                        • Cost: $99 per day (198 for 2-day program). Active Kids & Creative Kids vouchers accepted.
                        • Book: Online, 1300 130 313, [email protected]
                        • Website: boptillyoudrop.com.au

                          Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara & Hornsby)

                          North Shore Mums offer: Every sibling gets 10% off the fee. Just enter the code ‘SIBLING10’ to redeem the discount on the second enrolment.

                          Marian Street Theatre for Young People Holiday Program

                          Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara & Hornsby)

                          Marian Street Theatre for Young People is offering exceptional drama & 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, students with 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
                          • Offer: Every sibling gets 10% off the fee. Enter the code ‘SIBLING10’ to redeem the discount on the second enrolment.
                          • Enrol: Online, [email protected] or call (02) 9880 2356
                          • Website: mstyp.org.au

                          Sydney Dance Company

                          Sydney Dance Company

                          Sydney Dance Company

                          Sydney Dance Company will host its Autumn School Holiday Workshops at its iconic home in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct these holidays.

                          Young dancers aged 5-18 years will have fun developing their dance skills while being taught by the best in the industry. With various streams on offer from beginner jazz to contemporary, there’s a workshop for every age and experience level:

                          Beginner Dance (7-9 years, 10-12 years, 12-15 years)
                          Commercial Dance (8-9 years, 10-11 years)
                          Contemporary Dance (8-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-13 years)
                          Contemporary Masterclass (12-14 years, 15-18 years)
                          All Styles (12-13 years, 14-18 years)

                          • When: 15 – 26 April 2024
                          • Location: Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
                          • Suited for: 5 – 18 years old
                          • Cost: $35 – $285 per workshop
                          • Enrol: Online, email: [email protected] or call (02) 9221 4811
                          • Early Bird Offer: Book before 22 March using the code “AUTHOLS24” to receive 10% off.
                          • Website: sydneydancecompany.com
                          • Creative and Active Kids Vouchers accepted

                          Education & Personal Development Holiday Workshops

                          Girl Thrive

                          Offer: Bring a friend and get $25 off each. Use code ‘APRIL24’

                          Girl Thrive

                          Girl Thrive

                          Girl Thrive is a place where every growing girl can learn how much their body can do for them and how great it can feel to be fit and healthy. There’s access to a lot of information these days but unfortunately, it’s not always accurate and is often put across by unqualified people on social media. Our girls deserve better than that.

                          The instructors at Girl Thrive are Accredited Exercise Physiologists and/or Registered Nutritionists and the workshop is designed to guide our young girls on their journey to health through nutrition, movement and more.

                          • When: Tuesday 23 April, 9am-4pm
                          • Where: West Pymble Scout Hall, Kuringai Aquatic Centre Complex, West Pymble
                          • Suited for: Girls in Year 3 – Year 8
                          • Cost: $97 ($72 with discount code ‘APRIL24’ if you bring a friend)
                          • Website: girlthrive.com.au
                          • Book: Online or email [email protected] or phone 0451 587 976

                          Sewing with Nikki

                          Sewing with Nikki

                          Sewing with Nikki

                          Would you like your child to learn to sew? Sewing is a valuable skill, its teaches children patience, helps develop their fine motor skills, concentration and most importantly lets them be creative.

                          Nikki has a 36 sqm sewing studio located in Ryde with computerised sewing machines that are perfect for kids to learn on. She is running various sewing workshops where kids can learn to sew scrunchies, pencil cases & tote bags.

                          Enthusiastic young creatives, whether experienced in sewing or not, are welcome to join a workshop!

                              Code Camp

                              Code Camp

                              Code Camp

                              Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends. With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available, there really is something for everyone. Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, robotics, stop-motion animation, DJing, video production and so much more!

                              Not sure where to start? Code Camp’s flagship coding programs are the perfect way to begin your child’s Code Camp journey. Choose Little Coders for ages 5-7 to take their first steps into the world of coding and Spark for ages 7-12 to use drag & drop coding to create an awesome arcade-style game.

                              Plus, their most popular creative camps are back this season including Minecraft Engineers, Roblox Legends, Robotics Camp, and YouTube Creators, offering the coolest few days of STEM learning and fun.

                              Head to their website to see the full range of fun and engaging holiday camps and check what’s on near you.

                              • When: Autumn School Holidays
                              • Where: Chatswood, Roseville, Wahroonga, Gordon, Lane Cove, Mosman Terrey Hills, North Curl Curl, Collaroy Plateau, Manly.
                              • Suited for: 5-13 years
                              • Cost: Starting from $129 for online camps and $275 for 2-day camps
                              • Book: Online
                              • Website: codecamp.com.au

                                  Public Speaking & Creative Arts

                                  Speaking Schools Australasia (Wahroonga & North Sydney)

                                  If you’re looking for a school holiday program that is not only educational but also helps your child find their voice whilst having fun, then the Speaking Schools Australasia school holiday programs are perfect for you.

                                  With a range of fun and educational workshops in debating and public speaking for school students from Kindy to Year 10, students will improve their speaking skills and develop their confidence in a welcoming environment. In small classes with plenty of personal feedback from expert coaches, Speaking Schools Australasia will help every student bring their words to life.

                                  • When: North Sydney – 15 to 19 April 2024 | Wahroonga – 22 to 24 April 2024
                                  • Time: 8:45am to 3:15pm (additional supervision available to 5pm)
                                  • Where: North Sydney & Wahroonga
                                  • Suited for: Kindy – Year 10
                                  • Cost: From $230. Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.
                                  • Contact: 0404 107 372 or [email protected]
                                  • Book: speakingschools.com.au

                                  Talent Club (Chatswood, Epping, Waitara & more)

                                  North Shore Mums offer: Early bird special $195 ends 3 April.

                                  Dive into the world of confidence-boosting! Want your little one to shine with self-assurance? Getting kids to speak up can be a tricky task. Remember those sweaty palms from childhood speeches?

                                  Enter Talent Club Australia’s SpeaksCraft Program! They’re here to turn speaking into a fun adventure. With a mix of drama, debates, public speaking, and creative writing, they guarantee kids will have a blast while mastering the art of speaking up.

                                  From drama skits to persuasive speeches as the ‘Martian President,’ our program covers it all. Talking, debating, and writing their way to confidence!

                                  • When: 9.30am-3.30pm 
                                    • The Ponds & Burwood: 15 & 16; 17 & 18 April
                                    • Epping, Waitara & Westmead: 22 & 23; 24 & 26 April
                                    • Chatswood: 16 & 17; 23 & 24 April
                                    • Parramatta: 15 & 16 April
                                    • Stanhope Gardens: 17 & 18 April
                                  • Suited for: From Year 1 – Year 10
                                  • Cost: $220. Creative Kids Vouchers accepted
                                  • Website: talentclubaus.com.au
                                  • Book: Online, [email protected]  or (02) 7255 0802

                                  Outdoor Adventure School Holiday Camps

                                  Adventure Camp (Balmoral, Northbridge, Greenwich & Balmain)

                                  Adventure Camp (Balmoral, Northbridge, Greenwich & Balmain)

                                  Adventure Camp (Balmoral, Northbridge, Greenwich & Balmain)

                                  Adventure Camp is aimed at providing fun, active and healthy school holiday activities to kids aged 6-11.

                                  Adventure Camp was born with a simple goal – to leave no kids inside.

                                  Adventure Camp programs are built around challenging outdoor and problem-solving activities. These will teach your kids to appreciate diversification in one another’s personalities and skill sets. They will learn leadership skills and discover how to understand risk, make safe decisions and (most of all) have fun outdoors. When learned in an outdoor setting, these core skills have been proven in

                                  • When: Monday 15 – Friday 19 April 2024 | Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 April
                                  • Time: All camps run from 8am – 5pm, for all three days (not overnight)
                                  • Where: Balmoral, Northbridge, Greenwich & Balmain
                                  • Suited for: 6-11 years
                                  • Cost: $324.95 per camp (3 days)
                                  • Email: [email protected]
                                  • Book: adventurecamp.com.au

                                  CRU Holiday Camps

                                  North Shore Mums offer: Use promo code NSM30 to get $30 off your camp fee. T&Cs apply.

                                  Give your child the ultimate holiday experience on a CRU Holiday Camp this autumn. There are lots of camps to choose from:

                                  Activity Camps (Yrs 3-12): 5x Action-packed residential camps with exciting activities including sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, water skiing, canoeing, rock climbing, archery, horse riding, bush walks, the new zipline and many more!

                                  CRU Day Camps (Yrs K-6): Fun-filled days on camp and return home at the end of each day to sleep in the comfort of their own beds.

                                  Study Camps (Yr 12): 2x Study Camps providing an ideal study environment to help Year 12 students achieve their HSC and IB study goals.

                                  Campers have the opportunity to explore the Christian faith on all camps.

                                  T&Cs: Promo code can only be used for new camp bookings made by 27 April 2024. Promo code can be redeemed on activity camps or study camps during the autumn camp season. Excludes Day Camps. Promo code must be applied at the time of a website registration in order to be valid – it cannot be applied after payment. $30 discount cannot be redeemed for cash.

                                  • When: Monday 15 – Saturday 27 April 2024
                                  • Where: Rouse Hill, Galston, Lake Macquarie (transport available from North Parramatta)
                                  • Suited for: Kindy – Year 12 in 2024
                                  • Cost: Day Camps start from $60/day. Residential Camps start from $148/night. All accommodation and activities are included.
                                  • Offer: Use promo code NSM30 to get $30 off your camp fee. T&Cs apply.
                                  • Book: crucamps.com.au, 02 9874 8933, [email protected]
                                  • Website: crucamps.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 Autumn School Holidays! Full-day programs for primary-aged children include Animal Encounters, Survival Skills, Nature Art and Junior Keepers as well as Nature Play for the young ones and half day workshops for a variety of ages.

                                  Vacation Care & Holiday Programs

                                  Gowrie NSW Vacation Care

                                  Gowrie NSW’s Vacation Care program is a lifesaver for parents seeking quality and engaging care during the school holidays. 

                                  Gowrie understands that balancing work and family during the school holidays can be challenging. That’s why their program is designed to offer your child a safe, enriching environment where they can explore a diverse range of activities, from hands-on crafts and interactive workshops to outdoor excursions. With dedicated, experienced staff, you can be confident that your child is not only well looked after but also having a fantastic time making memories and learning new skills.

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

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