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Autumn School Holiday Activity Guide 2019
Autumn days are coming by as fast as the leaves from the trees fall. The sun rises and sets as if on fast-forward but before winter comes let’s enjoy the autumn breeze first.
The holidays are on their way and that means it’s time to find activities!
We have partnered with local Northern Beaches businesses to deliver you this list of activities for your children to enjoy over the Autumn School Holidays. These activities are always very popular, so make sure you book quickly!
Don’t forget to check back regularly as we will continue to add new activities.
If you are running an activity and would like it added, click here.
- Motiv8sports Northern Beaches
- C.A.P.A. Academy
- Bricks 4 Kidz®
- Divine Balance – Crystal workshops for children
- Camp Kedron
- St Ives Shopping Village
- Park House
- Aussie Gems Cheerleading & Fitness Academy
- Ladies Running Errands
- Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care
- Carlile Swimming
- Applause Musical Theatre Academy & Makers Loft – Design & Performing Arts Workshops
- Goodwin’s Tennis
- The Newport
- The Collaroy
- Jack Sharp Magic
Also, for more ideas on classes and activities check out our directory.
- Kindy to Year 6
- 2 full days 8:30am – 3:30pm
- Non stop sports, music and high energy all day long
- New campers receive their very own ROOKIE Jersey as part of their milestone rewards program that they get to wear during camp
Dates & Venus: April 15 & 16 Davidson High School OR April 23 & 24 Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater
Price: $112.50 – $125 for 2 days
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE 10% by clicking on the website below to book.
Phone: 0402 281 842
Facebook: Motiv8sports Northern Beaches
C.A.P.A Academy is a premier triple threat performing arts academy. It is a place where students are able to learn and express themselves through all styles of dance, singing, acting and acrobatic arts in a fun, friendly and professional environment. Qualified teachers and industry specialists instruct excellent workshops in state of the art facilities and fully air conditioned studios in Warriewood.
Autumn holiday workshops:
A great way to enjoy the wonderful world of performing arts.
9am – 3pm daily. Students are able to attend individual days or the full program.
$75.00 per day or $270.00 for the full program.
Age groups: 5+ years – professional levels
Monday 15th April: Acrobatic Arts and Circus performance
Introduction into the world of circus arts and street performing Cirque Du Soleil style. Learn tumbling, balancing, strength, flexibility and circus skills. Be part of a performance at the end of the day.
Tuesday 16th April: Drama
Acting for stage and screen. Learn audition skills and techniques, develop your own character, write a script and star in a short film.
Wednesday 17th April: Singing
Bring along your favourite songs, work with a vocal coach and choreographer, put it all together and be part of a performance at the end of the day.
Thursday 18th April: Dance
Hip hop, break dancing, popping and locking, freezes and waacking. Learn the latest dance crazes, be part of a crew and battle it out at the end of the day.
“NEW” Monday 29th April: Performing Arts day
Spend your last day of the holidays experiencing all the genres of performing arts. Dance, sing, act, acro and visual arts.
Limited spaces. BOOK NOW.
Holidays? Join a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Holiday Workshop and Create Something Great!
From new Emmett’s Adventures, to the COOL Remote Control Mania and EXCITING Coding with Robotics, and MORE , there’s fabulous activities for every child!
- Convenient Northern Beaches locations – including the FABULOUS Collaroy centre!
- Extended hours at the Collaroy centre for late pick up
Plus with your Creative Kids Voucher, you can save up to $100 per child on ANY of the workshops.
Visit the Website for all the details!
Phone: 0476 884 100
Facebook: Bricks 4 Kidz (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Locations: Collaroy, Balgowlah and Forestville
Do you have a child who is interested in the magic of a crystal? Do they consider crystals to be special?
Crystal healer Shelley McConaghy leads children through discovery of crystal formations, how to use crystals in daily life, cleaning and programming crystals, a crystal meditation and provides gifts to take home.
Tuesday 16 April
9.30am to 12.30pm: 6 to 8 year olds
1.30pm to 4.30pm: 9 to 12 year olds
Wednesday 17 April
9.30am to 12.30pm: 9 to 12 year olds
1.30pm to 4.30pm: 13 to 16 year olds
Tickets and information available at the website.
Come to Camp Kedron this April for an awesome week of activities and outings, new friends and lots more.
FOR: Students in Years 7-9
DATES: April 13-18
COST: $230 (includes all meals, accommodation and activities)
Life Exchange Camp
Come and be a camp buddy to a young person with special needs. This is a life-impacting experience.
FOR: Campers aged 15-21
DATES: April 23-28
COST: $170 (includes all meals, accommodation and activities)
BOOK ONLINE at http://www.campkedron.com/ or call for more information.
School Holiday Fun at St Ives Village!
FREE – Marian Street Theatre presents THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF live show. Don’t miss this exclusive 45min performance.
Date: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April
Time: 9.30am & 11am
Location: Level 1. Seating is limited, no bookings required.
FREE – Kids Art Class
Create a simple & fun artwork.
Date: Tuesday 23rd April, Wednesday 24th April & Friday 26th April
Location: Level 1. No bookings required.
Sand Art with Sandtastic
Create your own Sand Art from $5 per card.
Date: Monday 15th – Saturday 27th April
Time: Open Centre Trading Hours. No bookings required.
Location: Level 2, near The Copper Pan.
Phone: 8422 4009
Location: 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
Park House Mona Vale is a multipurpose dining and social space, dramatically reimagined to match the neighbourhood’s existing evolution.
The name, inspired by the Park Street location, captures this vision: an open-door, feel-right-at-home social space the community can call its own, reflecting Mona Vale’s hefty food, drink and creative credentials.
These school holidays Park House will be running activities for the kids to enjoy including cooking classes, Taronga Zoo mobile, arts and craft workshops and more. Parents can sit back and enjoy the relaxing indoor outdoor space with a retractable roof, comfy couches and delicious menu.
Visit the website to book.
Location: 2 Park Street, Mona Vale
This easter holidays stay indoors and bring the kids to Wannabees for a full say of fun and special activities exclusive to Wannabees. From daylight discos, karaoke days, ball games to cooking workshops and craft activities. There is something for everyone. Make sure you check out the full list available on the website.
Admissions to Wannabees starts at only $15.00 for a full day of play and you can also have lunch in. The restaurant offers a variety of options from the gourmet or regular menus. Also on the website, check the membership options to visit Wannabees all year round.
Locations: C1/1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest & Shop 2042, Westfield Hornsby, 236 Pacific Highway, Hornsby
Let your kids get active this school holiday at Aussie Gems Cheerleading & Fitness Academy!
Every day of our holiday program is packed with nerf battles, fitness games & testing, tumbling fun and a special craft activity each day in our state-of the art multisport facility. The first week we’ll be focussing on Easter crafts: make Easter slime or baskets, decorate your Easter cupcake or paint Easter plaster. The second week we are making ninja stress balls, kites, slime and plaster painting. Check out our full program online to find out what’s on each day!
Date: Monday 15 April until Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April
Closed Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day
Time: Regular day is 8.30am-3.30pm or extended day is 8.00am-5.00pm
Age: 5 years and older
Regular day $65 (includes morning tea + lunch)
Extended day $80 (also includes afternoon tea)
$10 sibling discount for the 2nd child in a family
Theresa Finister Lynch is the owner of Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches, specialising in helping families get to where they need to go when there’s no one else around to help, especially during school holidays.
- 24-hour airport transfer (all age child seats supplied)
- School holiday activities pick up/drop off
- Home cooking for the whole family
- Mobile spray tanning
- Kid’s parties or events driver
- In home caring for children & pets
- Personal shopping and outings for those who need extra care and assistance
Phone: 0432 144 861
Hop into these awesome Easter holiday activities!
Date: 15 – 29 April
Time: 7.30am – 6pm
Fun excursions planned to the Powerhouse Museum, Taronga Zoo, King Pin, Chinese Gardens, Warehouse 11, Hoyts and more!
There is also heaps of action planned in-centre with wheelchair basketball, robotics, paper creations, interactive science shows, Easter egg hunts, giant games, drumming, tie dye and discos.
Daily fee is $69 (child Care Subsidy available)
Bookings open 7am, 25 March
Locations: Cromer, Curl Curl, Forestville & Manly Vale
NumberWorks’nWords Dee Why and Mona Vale are once again running an Easter Holiday Program! This is a great way to get a step ahead before NAPLAN in Term 2! The program will run in the 1st week of the school holidays.
3 DAYS ONLY!
When: Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April
Times: 3pm – 5pm. Sessions are 2 hours for both junior & senior students
Fees: $336 for 3 days (6 lessons). Fees are due in full on enrolment to confirm your place. Bookings are essential.
The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track the swimming skills of preschool and school age children. Carlile Swimming has more than 60 years experience and world renowned expertise in teaching children to swim well. The school holiday Swimvac is held over consecutive days in the warm, indoor pools and can provide significant results – especially for new swimmers or those wishing to boost their swimming skills. It’s a great daily dose of fun and fitness!
The school holiday Swimvac is very popular, so please book early with your local customer service team.
Week 1 – 15 to 18 April (4 days $72.80)
Week 2 – 23, 24 and 26 April (3 days $54.60)
Age – preschoolers and school age children
Applause Musical Threat Academy and the Maker’s Loft are once again collaborating this holidays to offer your children, not one but TWO possible musical movies – Mary Poppins Returns & The Greatest Showman – to explore over three fun, action-packed days!
Your children will sing, dance and act (learning songs from these movies and playing drama games too) plus make their own costumes, props and backdrop through innovative craft activities.
Then on the last day of the workshop, the children will astound you with a polished performance, wearing the costumes and using the props they have made!
Last holidays these workshops booked out within a few weeks, so book now to secure a spot for your child!
Age: 5 – 12
Dates and Times:
Mary Poppins Returns: 15 – 17 April, 9.30am – 3.30pm (with free before care from 9.00am)
The Greatest Showman: 16 – 18 April, 9.30am – 3.30pm (with free before care from 9.00am)
For a chance to win a future holiday workshop, put NBMGUIDE in the ‘Add Promo Code’ section on the booking form.
To book The Greatest Showman:
Book your kids in for the April school holidays tennis camps. It’s a great way to keep your kids active & entertained while learning a sport they can play for life!
- Ages 4 & up
- Experienced, qualified coaches
- Hot Shots tennis
- Full week and daily bookings available
- Free before & after camp care available
- Free McDonald’s lunch on the last day of camp
- Lots of fun & prizes to be won!
Phone: 9979 6772 / 0410 523 726
Facebook: Goodwin’s Tennis Academy
Location: Mona Vale Tennis Club – Kitchener Park, Mona Vale
The Newport’s waterfront location and stunning Pittwater views have made it a northern beaches go-to for decades. With an alfresco marketplace feel, you can choose your own adventure within their variety of food outlets and experiential areas; each with their own style and personality. There’s lots to offer for the kids over the school holidays, so you can relax and have fun!
When: 15th – 26th April
- Mondays; 6pm: cinema by the sea for the kids – Ralph breaks the internet (*Not on Easter Monday)
- 9.30am – 11.00am: Mother’s Group with Learn to the Beat
- 12.00pm – 1.30pm: Superhero Training
- Wednesdays; 12.00pm – 2.00pm: Kids in the kitchen
- Thursdays; 12.00pm – 2.00pm: Slime Workshop (*Not on ANZAC Day)
- Fridays; 12.00pm – 2.00pm: Crafternoons with Little Lane Workshops (*Not on Good Friday)
- Saturdays; 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Face Painting
- Sundays; 12.00pm – 2.00pm: Reptile Man (*Not on Easter Sunday)
- Easter Sunday;
- 12.00pm – 2.00pm: Easter basket making
- 2.00pm – 3.00pm: Easter egg hunt
- with visits from the Easter Bunny
Location: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
With a beachside backdrop, The Collaroy is the perfect spot to entertain the kids these school holidays. With something to do every day, why not grab a coffee, a glass of wine or a bite to eat with your friends, whilst the children are entertained.
When: 15th – 26th April
- Mondays; all day: dress ups
- Tuesdays; 10.00am: kids yoga
- Wednesday; all day: The Collaroy colouring competition
- Thursdays; all day: kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal (*Does not apply on public holidays)
- Fridays; 11.00am – 1.00pm: Reptile Man
- Easter Sunday; chocolate eggs & visits from the Easter Bunny
Location: 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach
Northern Beaches magician Jack Sharp is once again hosting his ever popular school holiday Magic Camp. If your kids haven’t attended the camp we have no doubt many of you will have seen him performing at a birthday party of similar event. So much fun!!
The camp will take place for one day only at Collaroy Plateau Public School on Tuesday 16th of April from 9am to 3pm.
Early Bird specials now open at $60 per person.
You still have the chance to be a part of the Autumn School Holiday guide!
The Autumn School Holiday Guide which is the perfect guide to showcase your business and activities!
We are still accepting submissions for the guide at a discounted price (as you have missed the special edition newsletter – this newsletter!) You will still get the chance to be part of all the other platforms including website, Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to find out how.