Awesome Summer School Holiday Programs and Activities For Kids 2019-2020

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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 (2019-2020).

Sydney Olympic 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 so there is something to keep every child entertained with Sydney Olympic Park School Holidays Activities. We are especially excited about the brand new inflatable water park - Splash n Fun! It's a pop-up water park with a massive inflatable playground of slides, obstacles, runways and Tarzan swings. So cool!

Exhibitions at the Powerhouse Museum 

Powerhouse Museum

It's easy to lose an entire day at the Powerhouse Museum and this is the last summer you can do it at its current central-Sydney location before it moves to Parramatta in 2020. It won't reopen until 2023 so now is the time to immerse yourself in all things creativity, science, space, and technology.

A fascinating program of workshops and activities will take over the Powerhouse Museum this summer school holidays. Celebrating the major exhibition Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step into Paradise, there will be an interactive drop-in maker space where visitors contribute to a float for the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade! There will also be a range of artistic workshops including unique wearable sculptures, jewellery making and mask-making.

While you're there, blast off to the Space exhibition, explore the evolution of Transport and delve into one of the hottest topics on the planet at EcoLogic. Become a tinker, thinker, artist and inventor in Experimentations and try The Lab - a hands-on, immersive multimedia space. Explore the red planet in The Mars Lab, celebrate the moon landing at the Appollo 11 Exhibition and see the spectacular Giant Floating Moon. Plus the fabulous Wiggles Exhibition is in its 8th year and still a firm favourite for families. 

Summer Holiday Programs At Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre

Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre

The Summer Holiday Program at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre offers an exciting schedule of activities for kids aged 5-12. Their diverse line-up, from Christmas creativity to action-packed challenges, will engage kids in fun and stimulating crafts, sports and games, as well as encouraging them to make new friends along the way! Enrol in programs including Crazy Science, Minute-to-Win-it Team Challenges, School Yard Games, Christmas Decorating and Craft, Sports Clinics and Multi-Sport Days. Half-day or full-day workshops are available, plus if you book five full days you only pay for four!

Coder Academy School Holiday Program

Get your kids into coding these holidays, after all, it's the language of the future! During the Summer School Holidays at Coder Academy your kids can explore, tinker, and create technology to solve some of the world's most pressing issues around climate change, sustainability, and more. Your kids won't need to bring anything, they have everything you need.  They are also a registered Creative Kids Voucher provider. Find out more here.

Gowrie NSW - School Holiday Vacation Care

The kids will love creating, discovering and playing at Gowrie NSW School Holiday Vacation Care. Run by qualified, dedicated and nurturing educators, care, education and fun is on the agenda all summer long. From action-packed activities to drama workshops, science experiments and even excursions to Inflatable World, these school holidays are promising to be anything but boring with Gowrie Vacation Care at various schools in Sydney and regional areas.


NIDA School Holidays Workshops

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's School Holidays Workshops 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 and acting, public speaking and more. Kids can try immersive workshops like Screen Acting Boot Camp, Off The Cuff: Improvisation, Monster Zoo or Wonderland Stories. They're located all over Sydney, not just at their Kensington home.

Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park is a huge water park sounded by lush rolling hills on the South Coast, just over an hour from Sydney. It's worth the drive for the thrill and spills of the epic rides including one of the longest, biggest and most exhilarating water thrill rides in the world! You can take the plunge down giant water slides, swirl through giant funnels, leap into deep water from the rock five metres above, play mini-golf, race in go-karts, chill out as you float around the lagoon or sit back and take in the magical views from the sky-high gondola. For the younger members of the family, spend some time at Billabong Beach - a special, heated themed area just for young children.

Jamberoo's DIVE-IN Movies will return to Saturday nights throughout the 2019|20 Summer School Holidays. Rund out your action-packed day with a lazy evening either floating about in a tube or lying on a sun lounge at Outback Bay watching a flick on the big screen. Jamberoo DIVE-IN Movies commence at 6:00pm and are FREE on the day with any entry admission paid. The summer's line-u[p includes Home Alone, Trolls, Aquaman, Moana, Bumble Bee and The Incredibles 2.


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will be celebrating all things JAW-some about Sharks!

While next door at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo you can go on a hunt for the Gruffalo in the new interactive augmented reality trip!

O'Grady Drama Workshops

O’Grady Drama are offering summer workshops for kids who want to learn the fine art of drama. Get the kids on stage where they can boost confidence, learn new skills and meet like-minded people. Drama is a skill for life that can equip kids with academic skills too. O'Grady is aligned with the National Drama Curriculum and at each class the techniques are developed, polished and ingrained in an energetic and vibrant way. 

Creative Workshops at Australian National Maritime Museum

There are so many cool activities for kids with huge imaginations Australian National Maritime Museum during the Summer school holidays. There’s a plethora-saurus of things to do every day inspired by the Sea Monsters Exhibition including art-making, scientific experiments and dress ups in Kids on Deck. Creative Kids Workshop include Claymation Creations and the Monster Mash Film Workshop. Watch the world come to life in the 3D cinema, see Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium - an interactive family show, and explore the Cabinet of Curiosities. Find out everything that's on offer at Australian National Maritime Museum.

The Christmas Lights Spectacular, Hunter Valley Gardens 

This magical event will be lighting up the Gardens from November 8, 2019 – January 26, 2020, so be sure to see the Southern Hemisphere’s largest lights display!

Museum of Contemporary Art

Boom, Stitch at MCA

This summer, make, mould, squash and stitch everyday materials into unexpected works of art at Boom, crash, stitch! The free, hands-on workshop in MCA's creative family space for families is inspired by the work of acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker. Mini art-lovers and their grown-ups can stay as long as they like to contribute to two collaborative artworks that draw on the artist’s fascination with cartoons, found objects and good old-fashioned handicraft. It's on Saturdays and Sundays and no booking is required. In association with Sydney Festival, the MCA will celebrate the LGBTQIA+ experience in a welcoming and safe space with Contemporary Kids x Fambo from 21–25 January 2020. It's a special edition of Contemporary Kids in collaboration with Fambo: A Queer Festival for all Kinds of Families. 

Other Summer Ideas For Kids

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 courses at Trees Adventure Grose River Park or Trees Adventure Nowra Shoalhaven Park this Summer.

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

Kids want to try Judo? Book one of UNSW's Come 'n Try Judo Clinics.

From tennis to swimming (and even cooking) Camp Blue lets your child choose from a wide range of activities from their action-packed daily schedule.

Have some figure-skating fun at Liverpool Catholic Club. 

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

YMCA Action Break

Get Sporty

It's fun to stay at the YMCA, especially with their amazing calender of YMCA ACTION Break Summer School Holiday Activities including Indoor Sports clinics to learn to play new sports and develop existing skills, Gymnastics, (beginners clinics, skills intensives and ninja gym) and Aquatic learn to swim and swimming intensives. The Y creates a fun, safe place for kids to come to hang out during the School Holidays, whether they can learn a new skill and make new friends!

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

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

Sydney Dance Company Kids Classes

Learn To Dance

Join in the fun at Sydney Dance Company this Summer holidays and develop skills in a range of dance styles. In their professional studios in Ultimo and other locations around Sydney, beginners to experienced dancers can challenge themselves, experiment with new styles, make new friends and discover hidden talents. Workshops are available in Contemporary, Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Commercial Dance, JFH, Improvisation and more.

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

Art Est Skateboard Workshop

Be Creative

Art Est Art School in Leichhardt in the Inner West offers a great range of cool Summer workshops for children aged 5-15yrs to unleash their creativity. From Cartooning, Comics and Creative Drawing to Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, there are plenty of ways for kids of all ages to get their hands dirty and have fun! There will also be a 2-day Skateboard Deck Painting workshop for teens.

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

Let your child get a taste of being a professional singer with Emma Deans Sings in 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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