Awesome Summer School Holiday Programs and Activities For Kids 2020-2021

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It's going to be a long summer! Keep your children's minds occupied, their bodies moving and their imaginations stimulated with these awesome summer school holiday activities and workshops (2020-2021).


NIDA School Holidays Workshops
NIDA School Holiday workshops are the perfect place for mini performers!


NIDA's summer program returns to help children and young people reconnect to their creativity and ‘jump back into life’.  The short courses, which are led by  led by expert NIDA teaching artists, run from one day to one week long and include disciplines such as drama, acting, screen acting, TV presenting, filmmaking, writing and design. Courses will be run from a variety of locations.

Where:    Various locations
When:     14 December 2020–24 January 2021
Cost:      Check the website for individual program costs*

Carlile Swimming

Carlile Swimming Holiday Programs
Water confidence awaits with these holiday programs from Carlile Swimming, with multiple locations across Sydney.


Looking for a fun, holiday activity that can boost your child’s confidence and swimming skills? Carlile Swimming is offering two specialised swimming programs, which will help your kids improve their swimming skills this summer.

Swimvac offers a lesson every day for a week! If your child is currently in lessons, then there is no better way to help them progress with the skills they are trying to master. Meanwhile, specialised clinics will help your child master butterfly and breaststroke, dives and turns to be carnival ready. Coaches work with your child on the specific areas they need to improve.

Where:     Book at the Carlile pool which suits you!
When:      4 - 22 January 2021
Cost:        Swimvac is $100 for a week. Specialised clinics are $23.25 per clinic



GymKidz Holiday Program
Active kids will love blowing off some steam at the GymKidz holiday program! 


The Gymkidz holiday program is perfect for parents looking for an energetic and exciting activity day for their child during the upcoming school holidays. Our camps are gymnastics focused but include a variety of stimulating activities including interactive games, acrobatics, and co-ordination activities. S

When:      4 - 22 January 2021
Cost:        $90 per child per day
Where:     95 Lennox Street, Newtown

Vaucluse Sailing Club

Vaucluse Sailing Club summer holiday program
Learn to sail at these fun holiday camps run by Vaucluse Amateur 12 Foot Sailing Club.


Vaucluse Amateur 12 Foot Sailing Club is running a kids learn to sail holiday camp during the Summer school holidays. The club curates the syllabus based on the experience of the kids participating in each camp and each child can join for either 3, 4 or 5 days.The camps are designed for children aged 7 - 16 years of age and each child must be able to swim and tread water.

Where:     Club HouseWharf Road, Vaucluse
When:      7 December 2020 - 22 January 2021 (choose 5,4 or 3 day camp)
Cost:       See website for details*

STEM Punks 

STEM punks online school holiday program
These online classes will keep young minds active and learning over the summer break.


STEM Punks Online School Holiday Classes are here, bigger and better than ever before! Kids will be able to design an airport, be a Crime Scene Investigator, explore space habitats, learn about drones and much more. Designed and delivered by Australia’s best STEM Educators with live learning support. Join the fun and learn amazing new skills like coding, 3D Design, Innovation and Problem Solving to help your child experience STEM in a fun and supportive environment.

Where:    Online
When:     Summer Holidays. Live classes are recorded for viewing on-demand.
Cost:       $44.00 per day or a 10 classes bundle at 50% off for $195. 

Australian Theatre For Young People Holiday Workshops

ATYP School holiday program
Budding actors will love these fun, imagination-boosting holiday workshops!


The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is here to help fill the school holidays with a brilliant line-up of drama workshops created to engage performers of all ages. Kids from Kindergarten to year 12 can spend a week of their holidays in age-specific workshops making new friends, learning acting skills and creating a show-stopping performance for family and friends at the end of the workshop. The classes include acting, singing, movement, short-film making, comedy, circus and for the littlest participants some amazing imagination stretching.

Where:     Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Glebe and Redfern
When:      4 - 22 January 2021
Cost:       From $180 (Earlybird prices end 21 December)

Speaking Schools Australasia

Speaking Schools Australasia holiday programs
Overcome fears and gain confidence with Speaking Schools Australasia's intensive holiday programs.


Providing a nurturing environment for primary and high school students, Speaking Schools Australasia is one of Sydney’s most distinguished public speaking schools. Their school holiday programs are aimed at teaching students the tools they need to overcome any fears of public speaking and to talk with confidence. Speaking Schools Australasia believe in ‘learning by doing’ and encourage all students to get up and get out of their comfort zones. Public Speaking, Debating, Speaking Camp, and Presentation Skills are just some of the courses on offer (in-person or online) at Speaking Schools Australasia.

Where:     Online and various locations across Sydney
When:      4 - 22 January 2021
Cost:       Various, see website for details


Australia Mandarin Education Academy
As well as learning a skill they can use for life, becoming bilingual from an early age exposes children to different cultures and improves memory, attention span, multi-tasking and problem-solving.


Would you like your child to learn Mandarin as a second language? At the Australia Mandarin Education Academy (AMEA) children will have fun and learn Mandarin at the same time. They are now offering ten full days of fun intensive holiday camps this January. 

When:      11th of January 2021 - 15th of January 2021
                 18th of January 2021 - 22nd of January 2021
Time:       Option A: 9am - 12pm, Option B: 9am - 3pm, Option C: 3pm - 5pm
Cost:        2 days or more enrolment: Option A: $69, Option B: $120, Option C: $30
                 Casual: Option A: $89, Option B: $150, Option C: $40
                 Note: Options A, B and C can be combined in any way. Eg: A+C, B+C

Speaking Schools Australasia

Speaking Schools Australasia summer holiday program
All Speaking School Australasia programs are taught by an experienced, energetic and engaging coaching team.


Speaking Schools Australasia will be running fun LIVE online and a limited number of face-to-face programs to help students build their confidence in Debating and Public speaking over the Summer break. Join either a four-day online workshop or head over to Southern Cross Vocational College, Burwood and choose one of the two or three-day workshops.

Online Programs:

Where:    Online or Southern Cross College, Burwood (17 Comer St, Burwood)
When:      Multiple, 11th - 22nd January 2021
Cost:       From $180

East Courts Tennis

East Courts Tennis school holiday program
East Courts Tennis program is ideal for budding tennis stars or those wanting to practice a new skill!


Perfect for kids aged 5 to 14, East Courts Tennis provide an excellent camp experience for kids.  With a combination of tennis coaching, on-court activities and games, the kids will have heaps of fun and make lots of new friends while they're at it. 

Where:    Eastcourts Tennis, 1 Court Avenue, Kingsford
Dates:     Various dates from 14th December to 22nd Jan
Cost:       Half-day: $35. Full day: $60


Featherdale Zookeeper summer holiday program
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is home to the largest collection of Australian animals in the world!


Do you know a little animal lover who dreams of being a zookeeper one day? Bring them along to Featherdale Wildlife Park’s Zookeeper for a Day Programme this summer school holidays to make their dreams come true!

Where:  Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
When:   Various dates from 30th Dec until 21st Jan, from 9.00 am - 3.30 pm
Age:      8-13 years
Cost:     $195 per child 

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