April School Holiday Guide

With the Easter School Holidays just a few weeks away it’s time to start thinking about events and activities to keep the kids occupied!
We’ve found some great ideas for you here from Magic, Theatre shows, to Lego Building and much more! These events are always VERY popular so make sure you book quickly!

Don’t forget to keep checking back on the What’s On Calendar as we’ll be adding more activities regularly.

Virgin Active, School Holiday Sport Squad

Are your kids SPORTS crazy?

Or, does the thought of the school holidays make YOU crazy? 

We have the solution!

Enrol your kids into our brand new school holiday sports squad!
Virgin Active Sports Squad is available for children aged 6 to 12 years from 9:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday during school holidays (excl. public holidays).  Activities include pool sessions (swimming technique + water polo), studio sessions (Cycle + ZuuChimps), dance classes (hip-hop + Zumba), outdoor activities (basketball + soccer) and games (oz tag + dodge ball). Available to non-members.

For more information and bookings please give us a call.


Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band

Come and join Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC KIDS LIVE on stage at Dee Why RSL April 11
If you see one show this year make it, Having Fun with Lah-Lah.
And don’t miss the chance to meet everyone in the band after the show with a meet & greet with the these leaders of preschool music education and their wonderful musical instruments!

Bop till you Drop Performing Arts Workshops

Our workshops are designed for children aged 5-12years. These programs are educational with professional teachers who will gently encourage and teach your child new skills in DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, plus craft, cooking and science to break up the action packed day.

There are 6 classes per day, each class runs for 45 minutes. This program is aimed at building self-esteem in your child. We allow them to be part of the creative process rather than dictating our ideas. This helps build their self-confidence and makes them feel proud of their achievements. The children will perform in a concert on the last day to show off their new talents and they will also be awarded a graduation certificate. Lots of fun, guaranteed.

Special Offer for Northern Beaches Mums: Mention this ad to receive $15 OFF with 2 day bookings.

Camp Blue Manly – School Holiday Programs

Camp Blue has set itself apart in the school holiday market by providing a fun, engaging and individual programs for all your children, their personalities and interests.

Camp Blue Manly offers a day camp program for children in K – Yr8 and a specialist program for children in Yr 3 – Yr 8. With over 20 activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Camp Blue is a fully accredited CCB/CCR program. 

There is no other experience like Camp Blue! 

Bricks 4 Kidz Holiday Workshops

Easter holidays are the perfect time for a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Workshop.  Our programs are designed to provide a blend
of specially-created BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models, LEGO® games, and time for free-play.

From our  Bat League program to our popular Minecraft®-inspired Mining & Crafting workshop and our fantastic Junior Robotics and MINDSTORMS EV3 programs, there’s sure to be a program to inspire your child while they build, create and learn with LEGO®!   Our programs are designed for all kids from Kindergarten to Year 6.

April School Holidays 2017 at Puppeteria 

The JERAL PUPPETS we be presenting four exciting programs during the April School holidays at their Puppeteria Theatre, Castle Cove.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – A pacy show for two-to-five year olds, featuring songs, stories and comedy items, including the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Silly Old Wolf, will be performed on Wed 5, Fri 7, Sun 9, Tues 11, Thurs 13, Mon 17, Wed 19, Fri 21 April at 10.30am.

THE MAGIC TOYROOM –  A pacy show for two-to-five year-olds, featuring toys that come to life as well as favourite storybook characters. to be performed on Mon 10, Wed 12, Tues 18, Thurs 20, Sun 23 April at 10.30am.

HOORAY FOR THE EASTER BUNNY – Loveable bunny rabbit characters abound in this fun-filled show for two-to-five year olds, with. short stories, songs, and sketches performed on Fri 14, Sat 15, Sun 16 April at 10.30am

JACK and the BEANSTALK plus ALADDIN’S LAMP A puppet double feature with “Jack and the Beanstalk” plus “Murgatroid and Aladdin’s Lamp”. Presenting this exciting show for 4-9years on Mon 10, Tues 11, Wed 12, Thurs 13, Tues 18, Wed 19, Thur 20 April at 1.30pm.

Jack Sharp Magic – NEW School Holiday Camp

Local Northern Beaches resident, Jack Sharp, is one of Sydney’s most popular entertainers, performing magic shows and balloon twisting at clubs, private birthday parties, schools and pre-schools, and this school holidays, Jack has created a brand new concept in School Holiday Entertainment for 5-10 year olds.

Jack is launching 2 one-day school holiday camps where he will perform his popular magic show, as well as tuition in magic and balloon twisting.

Also on the agenda is a range of “circus” activities where kids can learn the art of juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking and try their hand at face painting and art and craft.

It will be like an all day birthday party but without the cake!

The School Holiday Magic Camp will take place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of April from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Spots are limited so parents are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Skills Central Holiday Camp

The outstanding occupational therapists at Skills Central have developed a unique holiday program that incorporates a broad range of activities to help children to kickstart the next term, in and out of school!

Each day includes activities like hand writing, social skills, visual learning & memory, focus & attention, muscle tone & sports skills and core strength. Children can attend just one class, one day or the whole week!

Suitable for kids age 4 – 12

  • Costs $20 – $29, $125 full day, $560 full week
  • Location: Level 1, Forestway Shopping Centre, Cnr Warringah Rd & Forestway, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
  • Website: www.skillscentral.com.au
  • Phone: 9451 5735
  • Email

New, secure online booking system……

NumberWorks’nWords Easter Holiday Program!

NumberWorks’nWords Dee Why and Mona Vale are once again running an Easter Holiday Program!

This will be a great way to prepare for NAPLAN in Term 2. The program will run in the 2nd week of the school holidays.

**3 DAYS ONLY!**

  • Wednesday 19th April
  • Thursday 20th April
  • Friday 21st April

From 9am – 11am

Sessions are 2 hours for both junior and senior students.

FEES: $312 for 3 days (6 lessons) Fees are due in full on enrolment to confirm your place. 




  • Wednesday 19 April at 9.30am -11.30am
  • (18 months to 6 years)

Fly on over and join us for a 2-hour fairy fun morning!

A 2 hour party with cupcakes, games, face painting, drawing and dancing, plus a special visit from babyballet®’s Flutterstar the Fairy. We will customise magical fairy wands & sprinkle fairy dust too.


  • Wednesday 12 April at 9.30am -11.30am
  • (18 months to 6 years)

HopSkip & Jump on over for an EGG-citing EASTER Egg Hunt and Disco Party. A 2 hour party with games, face painting, Easter egg hunt and dancing to your favourite tunes with your favourite babyballet® moves.


  • Monday 10 April – Beginner and Advanced class 10.00am -1.30pm
  • Advanced class (7 years +)

Bring a friend and break out your HIP HOP dance moves and ACRO tricks in a 1/2 day workshop. Dance some of the latest hip hop grooves and styles in a fun and energetic class, and then learn awesome new acro tricks from cartwheels to baranis and everything in between!


C.A.P.A  Academy Autumn School Holiday Workshops

Performing arts are the passion for CAPA Academy.  Industry specialists and qualified teachers  are dedicated to developing the creative talents and joy of self-expression that resides in all, especially children, and these school holidays they have a vast  range of workshops of offer.

Week 1 Performing Arts and Drama 

Week 2 Dance, Drama, and  Visual Arts. 

Subjects offered are: Acrobatics, Audition technique, Acting, Scene work, Screen Fighting, How to make a Show reel, Biography, Vocal, Commedia, Improvisation, Creative Writing, Visual arts and more.

Workshops available for ages 4 – 15 years. ( before and after care available ) 

For full details of workshops, costs, dates and times, see the CAPA website and Dowload the Easter School Holiday Workshops flyer here.

Bluebird Studio Dance & Create Workshops & Discos

  1. Two Hour Creative Fix 9.30 – 11.30
  2. Friday Drop & Go Disco 5 – 6.30

Our light and airy Queenscliff space is a fun and relaxing environment for kids to be creative with arts, crafts and dance these holidays. Offering 2 hour and workshops for children 3 yrs – 12 yrs.

Kids will be inspired to create, dance and have so much fun with one of our trained dance teachers. From just $25 and siblings receive a 20% discount.


Krav Maga Northern Beaches

Krav Maga Northern Beaches is holding a school holiday program that will teach your child how to protect themselves and help them grow in confidence and discipline.

Krav Maga’s self defence classes for children places emphasis on reducing threat, not causing harm. We teach kids that they can be strong as well as calm … powerful as well as in control.



Horrible Harriet Live, Glen Street Theatre

Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful!

Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him… or does she?

The team behind the hit stage productions The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo, and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, to life on stage.

Join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous  fun – and not least Mr Chicken himself!

Suitable for Age 4+

Diary of a Wombat at Darling Quarter

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. 

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Monkey Baa Director, Eva Di Cesare and a team of revered artists use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage.

Code Camp

15,000 students have built their own game and discovered the world of coding with Code Camp and they’re hopping into a jam-packed Easter School Holiday program across Sydney from April 3, 2017.

From Little League for Kinder to Year 1 aged kids through to Code Camp Leap for kids with a little more coding experience under their belt there is a class for everyone. Camps are being held at various locations across Sydney. Camps start at $350 for three days. Let your kids discover infinite possibilities with Code Camp.

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club – Learn To Sail Program

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will once again be running the Kid’s Learn to Sail Holiday Program this April School
Holidays. The program provides a fun, safe and affordable introduction to sailing and the marine environment. Programs are tailored to age groups and conducted in the safety of Pittwater, under the supervision of fully qualified instructors.

Grasshopper Soccer

Grasshopper Soccer is Australia’s number one non-competitive soccer program for 2-12 year olds. In the April school holidays, we’ll be running two fun holiday camps- 1 at Cromer between 11th and 13th April and 1 at Terrey Hills between the 18th and 20th April. If you’re new to soccer or a high quality player, this camp is for you to practice and learn more skills. 

If you register before the end of March, you’ll get 10% off your registration costs.

  • When: 11th – 13th April, Cromer and 18th – 20th Terrey Hills
  • Call: 0431 032 307
  • Email[email protected]

Keep learning over the holidays with Kumon Balgowlah

Keep up the progress made in Term 1 with Kumon Balgowlah. The Kumon Balgowlah Education Centre is now open and accepting enrollments for our English and Maths programmes!

Wherever your child is at in their learning, we build on their skills and develop them further with an individualised study plan that is just right for them.
Whether they are learning to hold a pencil or ready for advanced calculus, we give your child the chance to learn at their own pace.

Tution fees are $130 a month per subject with a one-off enrolment fee of $80.

  • Location: Shop 3, 387-391 Sydney Road Balgowlah NSW 2093
  • Call:Stephanie Xu 0430 053 603
  • Email: [email protected].

Elanora Squash & Fitness Centre

Easter School Holiday Camp For Active Kids

Our School Holiday Camp for Active Kids is popular amongst locals. The camp keeps the kids active with a range of sports including squash, volleyball, basketball, table tennis & indoor soccer + free play time. 

The camp is run by our coaches and the kids will have a blast while they learn all the basics. A sausage sizzle on our balcony is also supplied each day. Book in early as it fills up fast!


Author: Laurice Klaire

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