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Summer School Holiday Activity Guide 2018
Summer is on it’s way! Along with the change in weather and temperature, it’s also time to organise activities over the summer school holidays!
The holidays are on their way and that means it’s time to find new activities!
We have partnered with local Northern Beaches businesses to deliver to you this list of activities for your children over the Summer 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. And if you are running an activity and would like it added, simply click here.
There are also some special discounts available so don’t forget to mention Northern Beaches Mums!
- BRICKS 4 KIDZ Northern Beaches
- The Newport
- The Collaroy
- Xdream Dance Crew
- C.A.P.A Academy
- Motiv8sports Northern Beaches
- PIEX Education Australia
- St Ives Shopping Village
- Jack Sharp Magic
- Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches
- Little Lane Workshops
- Valerie Smith Stage School
- Eye Heart Science
- Velo Bar Indoor Cycling
- Northern Beaches Council
- Like a Lotus – Yoga, Mindfulness & Creativity Workshops
- Applause Musical Theatre Academy
- Camp Kedron High-School Camp
Also, for more ideas on classes and activities check out our directory.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® School Holiday Workshops are the BEST HOLIDAY FUN for kids in Sydney’s Northern Beaches!
From the fun Christmas Brick’tacular, to the cool Galaxy Far Away, and EXCITING Coding with Robotics, and MORE, there’s fabulous activities for every child!
- Convenient & cool Northern Beaches locations
- Starting 13 December, for kids who get out early
- Extended hours in our Collaroy Centre
Plus book before 15 December and receive a BONUS Gift – a subscription to your choice of popular magazines – perfect for a bit of “me time” or as a Chrissy gift!
Visit their Website for all the details!
Phone: 0476 884 100
Facebook: Bricks 4 Kidz (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Locations: Collaroy, Balgowlah, Belrose, Forestville, and Newport
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 of offer for the kids over summer, so you can relax while they have fun!
When: Throughout December & January
- Mondays, 7pm: Cinema by the Sea
- Tuesdays, 9.30am: Mothers Group
- Saturdays, from 12pm: Live Music
- Saturdays, 1pm-3pm: Face Painting
- Sundays, 8am: Yoga (with Modern Movement)
- Sundays, from 12pm: Live Music
- Sundays, 12pm-12pm: Reptile Man
- Santa at The Newport on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of December: 11am-2pm
Note: daily schedule may vary on peak holidays
Location: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
With a beachside backdrop, The Collaroy is the perfect spot to entertain the kids these school holidays. It’s recently had a major renovation, and looks incredible. So grab a coffee, glass of wine or a bite to eat with your friends, and let the children be amused by entertainment, such as:
When: Throughout December & January
- Sundays, 10.30am-12pm: Storyteller
- Santa by the Sea on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December: 10am-1pm
Location: 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach
The crew at Xdream are so excited to share their love of dance with your kids so… Come and have a blast at Xdreams summer dance camp!!
Week 1: January 7th – 11th
Week 2: January 14th- 18th
9am – 3pm
Cost is $55 per day or $250 per week
Each day they will be offering a different style to keep the children entertained and learning new skills in a fun safe environment.
Highly qualified teachers, daily prizes and a party lunch on the last day of each week!!!
Suitable for kids aged 4-15 – you can book a single day or a weekly package.
Class sizes are limited so book in quick to secure your place.
Excellent idea for a Xmas present!!!
Hang out at C.A.P.A Academy this Summer and enjoy a variety of great Performing Arts Workshops. Fantastic qualified teaching staff and industry specialists instruct Performing Arts Workshops in state of the art facilities and fully-air conditioned studio.
Take a break from the Summer heat and enjoy learning while haven’t fun in a Professional Friendly Environment. These workshops are a great introduction to the wonderful world of Performing Arts.
Monday January 21st – Friday 25th 2019: 9am – 3pm daily
Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Singing and Acrobatic Arts.
Students can attend full days, half days or the full week.
Age groups: Junior 4-8 years and Pre Teen 9-12 years (no previous experience necessary).
Cost: $45 half day | $75.00 full day | $85 Visual Arts | $340 full week
Monday January 21st: Acrobatic Arts
Introduction into the world of circus arts and street performers Cirque Du Soleil style.
Tuesday January 22nd: Drama
Enjoy a day at Hogwarts. Dress as your Harry Potter Character, perform scenes, learn spells and stage fighting.
Wednesday January 23rd: Signing
Lets go Busking and Karaoke. Put together your own show and busking performance.
Thursday January 24th: Dance
Hip Hop and Musical theatre. Perform numbers from films and Broadway shows.
Friday 25th January: Visual Arts
Collages, Sand Art, Mosaics, Summer Parasols and Graffiti Caps.
NEW Tuesday January 29th: Performing Arts Workshop
Dance, Drama, Singing, Visual Arts and Acrobatics all in one day.
Before and after care available, additional costs apply.
BOOK NOW limited spaced available.
Join their 2-day SUMMER CAMP and give your son/daughter one of the best experiences in the holidays. Let Motiv8sports bring the beach to you with their WILD WATER sports. Although they will still get through their usual series of trademark sports, each afternoon is jam packed with wet & wild sports sure to cool campers down during summer.
With their trademark array of non-contact sports and team building challenges, this is sure to be the best two days of your child’s holidays. Mega Camp is designed to cater for all sporting abilities with a strong focus on energy and effort rather than sporting capability.
Check out their Facebook page to see the raving reviews they have received from the parents of happy children.
Don’t miss out! Their October camps had 300 kids attend!
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 & Venues: January 15 & 16 Davidson High School OR January 23 & 24 Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater
Price: $112.50 – $125 for 2 days
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE 10% click on the website to book.
Phone: 0402 281 842
Facebook: Motiv8sports Northern Beaches
NumberWorks’nWords Dee Why and Mona Vale are once again running a Summer Holiday Program!
This is a great way to hit the ground running for Term 1 2019.
The program will run in the last week of the holidays.
3 Days only
When: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of January
Times: 2pm – 4pm for both junior and senior students
Fees: $336 for 3 days (6 lessons). Fees are due in full to confirm your booking.
Ekidna is a beautiful brand-new purpose built childcare centre with a difference. The centre is a dynamic, innovative and family owned and operated childcare centre that is committed to providing high quality care for all families and children. They are passionate and dedicated to ensuring that all children are provided with the best head start to their learning and education. Ekidna value and take price in their centre, building strong collaborative relationships with all families and their staff.
Ekidna is open 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year. Closed only on public holidays (public holidays are still charged).
They develop kids today with the future in mind.
Their unique interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) program not only inspires kids to be creative collaborators, excellent problem solvers and thoughtful risk takers but also encourages them to think about the bigger picture and the real-world challenges our society faces.
Join them for this fun and exciting coding, robotics, engineering and science holiday program!
If you think you have done just about every activity your kids could dream of, you are going to be over the moon about this… jellybeanstreet workshops are messy, creative and a whole lot of fun, and they result in unbelievable artwork for your home and the opportunity to raise funds for charities across Australia.
HOW JELLYBEANSTREET WORKS:
Attend a jellybeanstreet workshop ($30) where your child will spend an hour painting using their hands, balloons, salad spinners, brushes, toy cars and much more.
Optional ($39): your child’s creative art pieces will be sent to the amazing graphic designers to work their magic.
The graphic designer selects the best parts of your child’s artwork and turns it into stunning pieces of abstract art or you can ask for something more detailed. Then if you like it, you can buy a canvas or poster (https://www.jellybeanstreet.com/canvas-pricing). Once the artwork has been purchased it will be displayed on the online gallery and any sales after this will become a resale. You can either donate 60% of the net profits to your chosen charity or split it with your child and your chosen charity.
Only 10 seats per workshop!!
Monday 14th of January
Narrabeen Baptist Church
10am: 2-12 years old
12.30pm: 2-12 years old
Friday 18th of January
Narrabeen Baptist Church
10am: 2-12 years old
12.30pm: 2-12 years old
Sunday 20th January
Forest Community Arts Centre
9.30am: 2-12 years old
11.30am: 2-12 years old
Phone: 0481 275 129
Book a workshop: https://www.jellybeanstreet.com/northern-beaches
Facebook: Jellybeanstreet Northern Beaches
School Holiday Fun at St Ives Village!
Kids Computer Coding Workshop
Create your own game in a 2 hour coding workshop.
Monday 14th January – Wednesday 16th January
10am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 2.30pm
$10 + Booking fee (includes a free kids milkshake) tickets via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/
Crocodile Encounters Reptile Show – FREE
Get up close with lizards, snakes, turtles, a saltwater crocodile and more! Plus have your photo taken with the animals.
Thursday 17th January – Saturday 19th January
9.30am, 11am and 12.30pm
Level 1, near Cotton On Kids. No bookings required
Fun with Gardening – FREE
Plant your own herbs.
Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January
Level 1, near Cotton On Kids. No bookings required
Plaster Fun House
Paint your own plaster mould – plenty of choice for girls and boys. Plasters start from $6.
Wednesday 2nd January – Friday 25th January
Level 2 near The Copper Pan Café
No bookings required, open centre hours
Jack Sharp Magic Camp
Once again Jack Sharp will be running his ever popular magic camp these school holidays. BOOK NOW and take advantage of the Early Bird Special
- Magic Show & Workshop
- Balloon Twisting
- Face Painting
- Plate Spinning
- PLUS, a special session with Bricks4Kids
When: Monday 21st January 2019
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Age: 4 to 10 years
EARLY BIRD: $60 before Monday 7th January
What they said:
“So much fun, my daughter didn’t want to go home.”
“Original and fun. Simply magic! Can’t wait until the next one.”
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. Call anytime!
24-hour airport transfers (all age child seats supplied)
Collecting Children to and from School/Sports/Parties/Day care/Any Other Outing
School & Day care runs
Mobile spray tanning
Day surgery & medical appointments
Social events pick up and drop off
In home caring for children & pets
Personal Shopping and Outings for those who need extra care and assistance
Phone: 0432 144 861
Send your kids along to Little Lane Workshops these school holidays for their Kid’s Club art and craft workshops and they will be entertained with some super fun activities including learning how to sew on a sewing machine!
Every day are two different art & craft projects including one on a sewing machine.
Suitable for kids age 5-12 and all materials are provided and NO experience is necessary at all.
Tuesdays 8th, 15th & 22nd January, 10am-3pm
Wednesdays 9th, 16th & 23rd January, 10am-3pm
Thursdays 10th, 17th & 24th January, 10am-3pm
Visit the website for more information or to book online – but book early to avoid missing out.
Valerie Smith Stage School is offering a two day dance intensive. Students will take part in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Acro classes over two fun packed days. Perfect opportunity to keep dancing throughout the holidays, make new friends and have a blast! Suitable for school aged children of all abilities.
Special guest teacher former principal dancer of the Australian Ballet, Lucinda Dunn OAM
When: 22nd & 23rd January 2019, 9am-5pm
Cost: 1 day $100 or 2 days $180
Phone: 9452 4008
Location: 1/4-6 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
Ready for something a little different?
Spend the day diving into the magnificent world of microscopy by making your very own microscope!
Who: Suitable for students in Years 4-6 (~ ages 8-12)
Dates: The one-day program is offered the week of the 21st Jan
Cost: $100 for the day (includes program and all equipment to make a working microscope)
All sessions are designed and run by Dr Alana Wylie who holds a PhD in immunology and parasitology and has extensive experience working with children.
Location: Seaforth Village Community Centre
Student and parent (or guardian) – Summer Holiday Special
Cycle in safety in the virtual world of Velo Bar’s brand new studio in the Gateway Building, Mona Vale.
They have got 10 state of the art indoor cycling trainers called Watt Bikes. These are the machine of choice for top athletes, recently seen on Channel 9 News being used by the Australian Cricket team. The bikes link to a big screen, iPads and other personal smart devices so you can both see and record your ride.
From the safety of your saddle in Velo Bar you can join riders from all over the world enjoying the challenge of roads across Europe and the US, on live events or choose to attend one of their 4 daily instructed classes where the coaches will provide you with tips on cycling technique, as well as a physical challenge to suit all ages and ability.
During the Summer Holidays, 1st December – 31st January, they are offering the following to students and their parents:
- Introductory sessions (2 for 1) – $10
- Single session – $10
- 5 pack – $40
- 1 month unlimited – $80
Drop in… The Velobar team is always happy to have a chat and get you set to cycle!
Phone: Tom – 0449 141 169, Susan – 0422 350 809, Jeremy – 0424 443 298
Location: Shop 7, Gateway, 1 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
Sizzlin’ hot school holiday activities
Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care
20 – 21 December and weekdays 2 – 29 January, 7.30am – 6pm
Cromer, Curl Curl, Forestville & Manly Vale
Surf into these school holidays with great exceptions planned to Manly Surf ‘n’ Slide, Chinese Gardens, Monkey Baa Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, Luna Park, Ryde Aquatic Centre, Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo and more. They also have a heap of action planned in-centre with laser tag, wildlife visits, science days, puppet workshops, kite making, yoga, water fights, nerf gun battles, scavenger hunts and discos.
Daily fee is $69 (Child Care Subsidy available).
For more information visit https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/services/children/child-care/vacation-care
In this busy, modern world of endless activities and distractions, give your kids the skills they need to thrive.
- Especially designed to promote self-expression, creativity, resilience, focus and calm
- Run by Kids’ Yoga Teacher and Creative Therapist Liz Taverner
- Includes fun yoga, active games, craft making, mindful games and relaxation
- Different age groups available, between ages 4 and 12
- A new, awesome craft to take home each workshop
“I’ve never seen my kids more content”
Check online for the specific crafts, plus testimonials, gallery and earlybird discounts!
Get more information at https://www.liztaverner.com.au/workshops
Applause Musical Theatre Academy have 2 fantastic “Musical” holiday workshops to chose from this summer!
MATILDA, THE MUSICAL: Starting January 7, your kids/teens from Kinda to Year 12 will sing, act and dance to songs from this fun musical at the 2-day/3-day workshops in FOUR convenient locations – KILLARNEY HEIGHTS, ST IVES, CHATSWOOD & LINDFIELD. So please send along your “Revolting Children” because something they have to be a little bit “Naughty”!
For more information and to book, go to https://www.applausemta.com.au/holiday-programs.html
What better way for high-schoolers to spend the last week of holidays than on summer camp at Camp Kedron (Jan 20-25)!
Awesome SUMMER FUN – camp games, the beach, SUP & kayaking, crafts, a trip to the Basin, trivia night, bush-walking, cool chats, Bible talks, friends + great speakers and heaps more.
Cost: $230 (includes all meals, accommodation and activities)
BOOK ONLINE at http://www.campkedron.com or call Camp on 9450 1296 for more information.
You still have the chance to be a part of the Summer School Holiday guide!
The Summer 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 our how.