Activities To Try At Sydney Olympic Park These School Holidays
Do you find your kids get bored of doing the same activities over and over again during the school holidays? Are you looking for something to spark some new interest and inspire a new hobby? The offering of school holiday activities at Sydney Olympic Park is extensive—so whether it’s a creative or sporty activity or something to immerse them in nature, kids will love the opportunity to discover something new this April!
For Creative Kids
The Writing Workshop
Whether your aspiring mini author is hoping to write tales of enchantment, magical stories, spy novels, poetry or pieces of persuasive writing plus a whole lot more, there’s a school holiday workshop for them. The Writing Workshops offer a diverse range of focuses for a range of age groups, so every child can let their imagination run wild!
With workshops on Chemical Concoctions, LEGO Robotics plus Lasers, Lightwaves and Illusions, kids will love exploring all-things science at these fun and educational workshops. They’ll see epic chemistry experiments and then conduct several of their own, learn how to make their own optical illusions or work with motors, sensors and real computer programming techniques!
These free art workshops are designed to tap into your child’s imagination, as they use pencil, paper and collage to create artworks about a theme that’s explored within ARTEXPRESS 2019—a series of exhibitions created by students under the title ‘Curious Visions’.
Kids In The Park Film Festival
Kids In The Park Film Festival is presenting a series of award-winning international short films made by children, alongside films made by adults for children at this one-off school holiday event!
Digital Film Making Festival
Lights, camera, action! In this hands-on, 3-day filmmaking course, aspiring film directors will learn the skills to make their very own film, offering an insightful introduction to filmmaking for children 9-13 years old. The workshop familiarises the participants with writing for a short film, production and editing with Adobe Premiere software.
For Sporty Kids
Tennis camps are a great way to help children stay active during the holidays by engaging them in activities and encouraging them to meet new friends‚ and the ones run at Sydney Olympic Park offer a range of fun and engaging activities.
Offering programs that include archery basics with safety, equipment and instruction provided, kids will enjoy learning the ropes and then taking part in games to experience the thrill of hitting the target!
Programs include Kids on Target suitable for kids 10 + and Little Archers suitable for kids 7 - 9 years.
Great for kids with minimal tumbling experience, this workshop provides keen gymnasts with the opportunity to try something new and hone an exciting new skill!
AC Milan Soccer School Holiday Camp
Budding soccer enthusiasts will adore learning the soccer secrets from Sydney Olympic Park’s Italian qualified and professional coaches. Three days of intensive soccer drills and skills set to make them a true soccer champion!
Basketball - My Hoops
Jump through hoops at this fun basketball workshop these holidays, where beginners and advanced players alike will learn drills, gameplay and have the chance to really hone their skills!
Under expert supervision, kids will safely learn diving techniques using the springboard and three-metre platforms in the Utility Pool—perfect for little water lovers who are looking for their next challenge!
For Nature-Loving, Outdoorsy Kids
The Armory Scavenger Hunt
Explore Newington Armory with this School Holiday Scavenger Hunt! Families are tasked with using the map to find all the items on the list and to take a photo of themselves at each item—and prizes are offered for those that complete the hunt.
Circus Arts Flying Trapeze
Suitable for beginners through to experienced flyers, this flying trapeze workshop will see kids start on the practice bar to master the positions then get harnessed up and climb the ladder ready for their first swing. Under the watchful eyes of experienced and supportive coaches, they will learn the knee hang, catch and backflip to the net in just one lesson!
Mega Mix Circus Workshop
Try all the tricks of the circus in this jam-packed, 2-hour class these school holidays. Kids will learn juggling, hula hoops, plate spinning, diabolo, acro-balance, low aerials, pyramid building and fly on the high flying trapeze! Participants will come away with lots of new skills and friends too!
Park Patrol - Spiders
If they’re into creepy-crawlies, they will love journeying through the Badu Mangroves, learning about all the different types of spiders and finding out how unique they are, before finishing off their visit with some fun spider craft!
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