Awesome Summer School Holiday Programs For Kids 2018-19

  • All Ages

By: Alex Harmon,
Nov 28, 2018

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.

STAR WARS TM Workshops at the Powerhouse Museum 

Spend the holidays in a galaxy far far away .... at the Powerhouse Museum, with a series of exhilaratingly educational workshops as part of the STAR WARS TM Identities exhibition on now. Budding Jedi Knights of all ages can stay entertained throughout the school break, with everything from crafting their own droids to creating top motion films with their own characters (17 Dec 2018 – 24 Jan 2019). Workshops are full day, ages 7-13. Find out more here

Plus explore the Forces in the FREE FOR KIDS daily activities. From air resistance force to muscular force to gravitational force, complete a series of challenges using physics, technology and your ingenuity! Create and prototype a flying creation and test it out in big wind tubes. Move magnets to draw and make your own designs at magnetic tables. Explore tension as you squeeze through the tension walls. 22 Dec – 29 Jan, (Ages 5 – 12).

Join The Circus

The circus rolls into town when Sydney Festival kicks off in January! As part of Aerialize at Riverside Theatres there will be a range of affordable workshops for all ages and abilities, covering everything from aerial skills and flying trapeze to and mini-tramp, including a new Circus Ninja Warrior Course for children and adults. (Jan 11-20, Riverside Theatres). Sydney Trapeze School will also host hands-on, two-hour workshops which show you how to do some pretty cool high flying trapeze tricks. (Jan 11-13, Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta). Find out more here. 

Kids In The Park 

Kids, no matter what their passion, will love the activities on offer at Sydney Olympic Park this summer. Everything from soccer, gymnastics, science, urban gymnastics, laser tag, archery, story writing and so much more. Over 50 programs on offer throughout the whole summer. Find out more here


Are your kids forever in the spotlight at home? Give them their own stage to perfect their acting craft at the nations most famous drama school, NIDA . NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses for children and young people during the school holidays in a variety of disciplines including creative play, drama, acting on screen, music theatre, singing & acting, public speaking and more. And they're located all over Sydney, not just at their Kensington home. Find out more here. 

Creative Workshops At Australian National Maritime Museum

There are so many cool activities for kids with huge imaginations. Choose from clay-mation workshops, photography, TV presenting and more. There's also a kids activity trail and family torchlight tours. While you're there check out the giant shark sculptures and contemporary artworks from the upcoming exhibition On Sharks & Humanity. On all summer. Find out more here.

Museum of Contemporary Art

This summer it’s all about the girls as you look at the art of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women artists in Compass: MCA Collection. Join the MCA to experience the diverse selection of works on display and create a work of your own in our Creative Studios to celebrate the women we are and the women we know. 15–19 January 2019
11am – 3pm. Find out more here.

Goal Soccer Academy

Kick some serious goals with this award winning soccer school based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, offering quality soccer programs for children aged 2 years to 12 years with locations at Rose Bay, Double Bay, Queens Park and Centennial Park. The Academy are offering soccer camps over summer for boys and girls. Find out more here.

Convict Kids At Vaucluse House 

Kids don't know the meaning of hard work? Send them to earn their supper! At historic Vaucluse House, the silver needs polishing, the laundry needs washing, kindling needs to be collected to fuel the wood-burning kitchen range, and there are so many other jobs to do! Find out how hard our ancestors worked at this fun holiday program. 14-23 January 2019. Find out more here. 

Other Summer Ideas For Kids


Throughout January Code4Fun offer a range of one-day coding courses for kids. Learn how to build your own Mini Golf and 3D Printer Simulators in Scratch plus much more. Find out more here.

Physical Activities

Do you have a little monkey who needs to get out of the house these school holidays? Visit Australia's biggest tree ropes course Trees Adventure at Grose River this Summer Holidays!

Learn to skydive with iFly Downunder inside their giant glass tunnel. 

Have some figure-skating fun at Liverpool Catholic Club. 

Trifu Dojo teach focus, fitness, health, anti-bullying techniques, and strength through Karate programs.

Do more than laps and lessons this summer, be part of an intensive swim program and test out the waterslides at Hurstville Aquatic Centre and Angelo Anestis Aquatic in Bexley.

Get Sporty

All Sorts is hosting their Multi Sports Program in Alexandria this Summer school holidays - an entertaining and exciting 1-5 day vacation care camp.

Try your hand at Mini Golf at Pittwater Golf Centre school holiday camps to learn from PGA-certified instructors.

Southend Tennis Centre have fun and exciting Tennis Camps this Summer school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years.

Learn To Dance

Join in the fun at Sydney Dance Company this Summer holidays and develop skills in a range of dance styles.

StarTime Studios will teach your kids to sing, dance, create films, become scientists and more.

Be Creative

Drop your kids off at Little Ginger Studio’s super-creative, and new, kids’ art workshops in Randwick these Summer school holidays!

Art Est Art School in Leichhardt in the Inner West offers a great range of creative Summer workshops for children aged 5-15yrs. 

Kids Circle offer a range of fun workshops to help unleash your kids creativity while making friends! Things like cooking, dance, art, gymnastics and more. 

Plaster Master Fun Centre in North Bondi offers casual drop-in for kids to make their own creations. 

Let your child get a taste of being a professional singer with Emma Deans Sings at Bondi and Rozelle. 

Brush Up On Skills

Sydney Speaking School will boost your child's confidence with fun holiday workshops in debating and public speaking.

Hi iQ is offering advanced programming and revision sessions throughout the summer school holidays.

Download and print your very own PuzzleTrails with everything your family needs to follow self-guided, mystery themed Sydney walks with fun facts along the way.


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