Winter School Holiday Activity Guide 2019

Winter is on it’s way! Along with the change in weather and temperature, it’s also time to organise activities over the winter 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 Winter 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!

Also, for more ideas on classes and activities check out our directory.



Want to be nice and warm these winter holidays! Wannabees has got you covered! Their venues are weather proof and plenty of fun to keep warm all day. From daylight discos, karaoke days and ball games, to cooking workshops and craft activities. There is something for everyone! Admission to Wannabees starts at only $15 for a full day of play.

Because you can stay all day with the one admission, you can also have lunch in the restaurant which offers a variety of options from the gourmet or regular menus. We have plenty of attractions and activities to keep your kids busy all day long, so you don’t have to worry about doing something else after you leave. Visit your nearest Wannabees for the best day out every!

When: 6 July – 21 July, 10am to 5pm
Cost: $15 – $20
Suitable for: 3-12 years

Locations: C1/1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest & Shop 2042, Westfield Hornsby, 236 Pacific Highway, Hornsby


C.A.P.A. Academy

The best school holiday workshops on the Northern Beaches

Stay warm during the winter school holidays by attending 6 fantastic workshops at C.A.P.A Academy. Students enjoy a variety of performing arts workshops, (dance, singing, acting and acrobatic arts) in a friendly professional environment. Qualified teachers and industry specialists instruct excellent workshops in state of the art facilities and heated studios.

Students are able to attend individual days or receive a discount on the full 5 day program. $75.00 per day or $350.00 full program. Creative Kids Provider.

Times: 9am – 3pm daily
Age groups: 5+ years – 12 years

Monday 15th July: Acrobatic Arts, Circus, Lyra and Silks
An introduction into the world of circus arts and street performing Cirque Du Soleil style. Learn tumbling, balancing, strength, flexibility, aerial and partnering skills.

Tuesday 16th July: Drama 
Spend the day with Dr Seuss acting for stage workshop. A great way  to get students moving, learning and creating rhyming scenes.

Wednesday 17th July: 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 July: Dance – Hip Hop and Musical Theatre 
Learn the latest Hip Hop moves (break dancing, popping, locking, freezes) plus enjoy dances from musicals e.g: Footloose, Grease

Friday 19th July: Pop Video Star  
Learn a pop song and latest choreography, dress up and be part of a Video Clip.

Monday 22nd July: 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.

Phone: 0402 726 676 
Email[email protected] 
Location: Unit 24/14 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood


Motiv8sports Northern Beaches

Experience 3 huge days… 12 amazing sports, 12 individual events, 6 Olympic face offs, incredible coaching, non-stop motivation, unbelievable prizes and possibly an Olympic medal.


Since 2001, Motiv8sports has performed non-sleepover events aimed at Kindy to Year 6 children. They design their sports for all abilities and focus on the energy and effort rather than a child’s sporting ability. Children who attend Motiv8sports camps learn about teamwork & sportsmanship in an environment fuelled by great leadership and constant motivation.

All Motiv8sports campers are treated like superstars and their safety/supervision is second to none. They take energy and maximum participation to a new level with their innovative array of Olympic themed sports.

Check out their Facebook page to see the raving reviews they have received from parents of happy children. Don’t miss out! Their camps notoriously sell out every school holidays.

  • Kindy to Year 6
  • 3 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: July 10, 11, 12 Killarney Heights High School OR July 17, 18, 19 Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater

PRICE: $125.10 – $139 for 3 days

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE 10% – Click on the website below to book.

Phone: 0402 281 842
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://motiv8sports.com.au/franchise/northernbeaches/
Facebook: Motiv8sports Northern Beaches


Camp Blue

Why Camp Blue?
With today’s society offering so many different options for our children, choosing a program to suit all their interests and enhance their skills can be difficult. Camp Blue has set itself apart by providing a fun, engaging and dynamic program for all personalities.

  • Choose your own schedule
  • Over 15 activities to choose from
  • Week 1: July 8th – 12th
  • Week 2: July 15th – 19th
  • Activities listed on website

Phone: 9400 9413
Email[email protected]
Location: Stella Maris, Manly


Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club

Community Owned and Not for Profit

Programs for all ages and abilities – classes run during the school term.

  • Kindy Gym 18 months – 3 years (with mum or dad)
  • Mini Gym 3 – 4 years
  • Junior Gym 4 – 5 years
  • General recreational and development (after school and weekends)
  • Inclusion classes
  • Adult classes (individually tailored and sensibly paced)
  • School holiday programs and Birthday Parties

It’s engaging, structured and lots of fun. Coaches are professionally accredited and Working with Children certified. MWGC is 2400 m2 of jumping castle, trampolines, foam pits, gymnastics apparatus and a gym warrior course for the little Ninja’s. Gymnastics is the #1 sport for kids!

Accept NSW Active and Creative Kids’ vouchers.

Mention Northern Beaches Mum’s for a free trial!

Phone: 9972 9222
Email: [email protected]
Location: 24 Middleton Road, Cromer


Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Theresa Finister Lynch is the owner of Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches. She is the extra family member everybody needs, especially during the school holidays!

Services include:

  • Kids school holiday activities pick up and drop off service
  • 24-hour airport or cruise terminal drop off and pick up (all age child seats supplied)
  • Medical and dental appointment companion
  • Home cooking for the whole family
  • Pet minding & transportation
  • Mobile spray tanning for Mum when the kids are out playing!

Phone: 0432 144 861
Email[email protected]
FacebookLadies Running Errands Northern Beaches


Costela Catering

Kids Cooking Classes 

At Costel Cookery School, they believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn cookery and students with special needs (physical, learning or behavioural) are welcome. The premises are fully wheelchair accessible.

July 9 – 19. Classes 10:30am and 3pm, for 2 hours.

  • Healthy Lunches
  • Junior Masterchep
  • Mexican Party
  • Unicorn Cupcakes
  • Party Food and more!

Phone: 8593 3330 or 0490 451 216
Location: Balgowlah Bowling Club, Bareena Drive, Balgowlah Heights


St Ives Shopping Village

St Ives Village School Holiday Fun!

Kids Computer Coding Workshop
Monday 8th – Thursday 11th July
9.30am – 11.30am or 12pm – 2pm
Create your own game in a 2 hour coding workshop
$10 + Booking Fee (includes a free kids cupcake)
Tickets via http://www.stivesvillage.com.au/ or https://www.julycoding.eventbrite.com.au

Rock Art – Fee
Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th July
10am – 12pm
Kids can get creative with this classic and colourful nature craft hosted by Nextra Newsagency
Level 1. No bookings required.

Bricks 4 Kids – Free
Friday 12th July & Monday 15th – Friday 19th July
9.30am – 12.30pm
Join the LEGO craze. Build unique creations, play games and have fun using LEGO Bricks.
Level 1. No booking required.

Phone: 8422 4000
Website: https://www.stivesvillage.com.au/
Location: 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives



YAY! BRICKS 4 KIDS Winter School Holiday Workshops with LEGO® and Robotics are READY for your future LEGO® master!

Join the best Holiday Programs in Sydney! From workshops with Ninjas, Space, and Amusement Parks to our Junior Robotics Program, kids will have a BLAST. And the BRAND NEW Movie Mashup and Emmet’s Adventure workshops are sure to be popular!

Older kids can experience the cutting edge of technology with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics programs!

The spots are limited, so book in quick!

p.s. You can use your Creative Kids Rebate! Save up to $100 and create something great!

Phone: 0476 884 100
Website: https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/sydney-northern-beaches/
Location: Collaroy, North Balgowlah and Forestville



At StarTime, they teach creative learning better than anyone. Ranging from science spectacular, musical extravaganzas, creative sports, virtual reality and filmmaking… their world class holiday workshops are designed to captivate young active minds and bodies, in an environment which is safe, fun, focused and compelling for children of all levels to express these gifts.

The program content is focused on developing fundamental 21st Century skills which are essential skills to “help them shine” in today’s connected world.

8 – 9 July: Live to Sing & Dance (5 – 12 yr olds)
10 – 11 July: Harry Potter Filmmaking (8 – 12 yr olds)
12 July: Creative Sports (5 – 12 yr olds)

15 July: Dance Tech (5 – 12 yr olds)
16 – 17 July: Filmmaking & Virtual Reality (8 – 12 yr olds)
18 – 19 July: Aladdin Musical Magic (5 – 12 yr olds)

BOOK ONLINE at https://bit.ly/2SaWt1m

Email[email protected]


Little Big Warrior

5 Phenomenal Kids Yoga School Holiday Workshops

Love Yoga? New to Yoga? It doesn’t matter, YOGA is for EVERYONE.

Kids Yoga is a fun & healthy way for children to explore their bodies and minds. Yoga combines strength, balance & flexibility on a physical, mental & emotional level.  Starting yoga at an early age enables children to be balanced, calm & encourages self/body awareness, builds confidence & improves focus. Kids who practice yoga have Healthy Bodies, Growth Mindsets, Emotional Resilience & Self Awareness for Positive Mental Health.

Monday 8thJuly:

Mini Yogi Dreams 3-5 year old’s
Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: $15.00

Tween Ninja Yoga 8-12 year old’s
Time: 1pm to 3.30pm
Cost: $45.00

Monday 15thJuly:

Little Yogi Dream Adventures 5-7 year old’s
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Cost: $45.00

Teen Warrior Yoga 13-17 year old’s
Time:1.30pm to 4pm
Cost: $45.00

Monday 22ndJuly

Bear Cottage Superhero Yoga 5-12 year old’s
Time:1pm to 3pm
Cost: $50.00 inc donation

Spaces Limited. Book Now. Active Kids Provider.

Email[email protected]
Location: DiversARTY, 5/161 South Creek Road, Cromer


Camp Kedron

July High-School Camp

Bored teenagers at home?! Look no further than Camp Kedron’s July High-School camp for an awesome week of fun, activities and friendships.

Camp games, outings, sports, bush-walks, movie night, great chats, delicious food and lots more.

FOR: Students in Years 7-11
DATES: July 14-19
COST: $240 (includes all meals, accommodation and activities)

BOOK ONLINE at http://www.campkedron.com/ or call for more information.

Phone: 9450 1296
Email[email protected]
Location: Ingleside


BALI (Canggu) Holiday Camp 

If you are venturing to Bali this holiday, drop your kids in Bali’s Premier Early Learning Centre & Kids Club for one of their fabulous holiday programs. With an expansive garden/playground and 6 dedicated classrooms, your child will explore elements of a different story through art, craft, music, games, cooking and gardening.

Suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years, reciter for a single day or full week.

Email: [email protected]
FacebookThe Garden Early Learning – Bali
Instagram: thegardenbali


Pittwater Golf Centre

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids active during the School Holidays?

Check out the range of golf camps taught by specialist junior coaches… the same PGA trainers that teach some of the most seasoned golfers on the Northern Beaches!

They have 1 and 2 day programs as well as Mini Golf Chef Camp – where the children get to make their own food to enjoy. Each program takes 10 to 12 individuals for a personal learning experience that gives everyone an opportunity.

Phone: 9913 7991
Website: www.pittwatergolfcentre.com.au/schoolholidaycamps
Location: 1500 Pittwater Road, Warriewood


Cool winter fun with Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care

Date: Mon 8 – Mon 22 July
Time: 7.30am – 6pm

Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care has awesome excursions to Ninja Kids, Ice Zoo, Hoyts, Reverse Garbage, JUMPd, Inflatable World, Seussical the Musical, Sealife Aquarium and more!

There is also heaps of action planned in-centre with Indigenous astronomy, wheelchair basketball, puppetry, a magic show, science experiments, a mini-beasts display and LEGO masters.

Daily fee is $72 (Child Care Subsidy available)

Bookings open Mon 17 June, 7am

View the winter brochure

Phone: 9942 2312
Email[email protected]
Locations: Cromer, Curl Curl, Forestville & Manly Vale


Manly Warringah Softball Association

Manly Warringah Softball Association is holding a FREE “Try Softball” Clinic. Experienced coaches and MWSA, NSW and Australian junior representative players will be there to help. Equipment is provided, and morning tea is included.

Softball is a game for all ages, so parents are welcome to join in!

From September to March each year MWSA runs a great summer sport for girls, and women of all ages. All the games played at North Curl Curl.

When: July 19, 9am-12pm
Register now at http://www.come-and-try.com/

Facebook: Manly Warringah Softball Association
Instagram: mwsasoftball
Twitter: MWSAsoftball
Location: Abbott Road Softball Diamonds


Soulfood for Kids Workshops 

Move, Learn, Laugh, Relax, Play

The ultimate workshop to feed your child’s body, mind and spirit. Support them to learn valuable life skills to navigate our busy modern world. This fun and inspiring day is filled with relaxation, wellbeing & creativity!

Promote wellbeing & happiness
Inspire creativity & self-expression
Build confidence, body awareness & self esteem
Become more centred, focused & relaxed

Game based activities include:
Yoga • Mindfulness • Qigong • Sound Bath • Creativity • Nature Connection • Relaxation

Wednesday 10th July Year 1/Year 2
Wednesday 17th July Year 3/Year 4
9:30 am – 3 pm
$85/ includes morning tea and lunch
Early Bird Special: $75/ paid by 23 June

Phone: 0414071934 or 0410158098
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.inspiredwellbeing.com.au/kids.html
Location: The Tramshed, Narrabeen


Goodwin’s Tennis Academy

Book your kids in for their July 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 welcome
  • 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 and prizes to be won!

Phone: 9979 6772 / 0410 523 726
Email: [email protected]
FacebookGoodwin’s Tennis Academy
Location: Mona Vale Tennis Club – Kitchener Park, Mona Vale


The 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 to offer for the kids over the school holidays, so you can relax while they have fun!

When: 8 – 19 July

  • Mondays
    Babysitters Club with your favourite characters
    5pm: Feed the kiddies
    5.30pm – 6.30pm: Kids are entertained whilst mum & dad grab a bite to eat
    Note: children must be within one guardians eyesight at all times
  • Tuesdays
    9.30am – 11am: Mother’s Group with Learn to the beat
    12 – 2pm: Reptile Man
  • Wednesdays
    12pm – 2pm: Kids in the kitchen
    10 Jul: Chocolate chip cookies
    17 Jul: Ham & cheese flatbreads
  • Thursdays
    12 – 2pm: Little Creative Co Party Time
    1 Jul: Slime workshop
    18 Jul: Sand art
  • Fridays
    12 – 2pm: Crafternoons with Little Lane Workshops
    12 Jul: Winter Mobiles
    19 Jul: Feathered Snow Owls

Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required, first in best dressed. The Newport will do their best to run enough sessions to accomodate everyone that wants to join.

Location: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport


The Collaroy

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 coffeem a glass of wine or a bite to eat with your friends, whilst the children are entertained.

When: 8 – 19 July

  • Mondays, all day: Dress ups
  • Tuesdays, 10am: Kids yoga
  • Wednesdays, all day: Arts & Crafts
  • Thursdays, 10am: Parents & Bubs breaky club
    Enjoy a coffee or breakfast at the Kiosk while you catch up with friends (and maybe meet some new ones) whilst the kids are entertained with their educational music & activity class from 10am.
  • Fridays, 11am – 1pm:Reptile Man

Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required.

Location: 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach


You Should Be Dancing

MoveAbilities by You Should Be Dancing is a customised, interactive, movement, music, dance and activities class experience specially designed for those with Special Needs of all ages and levels.

MoveAbilities is welcoming, engaging, visual and immersive in musicality, choreography and props with NO dance experience needed – just have fun!

Join in, meet new friends, bring the family and dance and sing to your favourite songs as the 1.5 hour class starts with activities to settling in before class starts and the uplifting dancing begins!

Loads of healthy fun, movement and instruments for ALL abilities!

Start every Saturday with music and movement – INCLUDING School Holidays!

Classes are 90 mins at $30 per person (Carers/family FREE as is tea and coffee)
Easy access and FREE off-street parking.

Time: 10:30am – 12 noon

Call Sally for bookings and enquiries. Groups bookings welcomed.

Phone: 0412 105 468
Location: Collaroy Plateau Youth & Community Services Centre,  36 Blandford Street, Collaroy Plateau


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