Best Of The Spring School Holiday Activities For Kids 2019
The sunshine and warm spring air are finally upon us, but eek, that means spring school holidays are near!
No stress, we've put together a list of the best of the best programs and workshops for kids and families over the spring term break. These are sure to keep the kids entertained, active and stimulated, so that you can stay sane!
Get Out In Nature
Centennial Park: Learn survival techniques with the WILD PLAY Tracks, Trails and Treasure Hunt programs for children and families. Become a Bike Pro. Join a Pizza Party in the Bush, and we're just getting started on all that's on offer at Centennial Park (pictured above) this spring. Find out more here.
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: With koala trails, dandy lion exploration, Garden Monsters, a special Children's Week and more, there’s so much on at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney these Spring School holidays. Find out more here.
Sydney Olympic Park: With 50+ activities on offer, Sydney Olympic Park is your one-stop-shop for school holiday fun this spring. From gymnastics to soccer clinics, heritage railway tours to sport and adventure camps plus Convict Footprints, there's something for every child here... they'll probably never want to come home! Find out more here.
Trees Adventure: Australia's biggest tree ropes course among the Blue Gum canopy along the banks of the pristine Grose River is waiting for you! Little monkeys can expend all their energy at Trees Adventure (pictured above) - complete with 110 treetop obstacles, including 20+ ziplines! Find out more here.
Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan: This gorgeous garden is set on 416 hectares of hills and lakes. The garden features outdoor sculptures, free gas barbeques, a restaurant, gift shop and nursery. Head to the bird hide on Lake Nadungamba and see the spectacular birdlife, let the little ones enjoy a few hours in the playground, book a picnic shelter for your next family get together or join one of the guided tours. Find out more here.
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah: This breathtaking garden is the only botanic garden in the world located in a World Heritage Area. Focused on the conservation of cool climate plants, it's home to 21,000 plants and 900 species, including the Jurassic Wollemi Pine. Do a self-guided treasure quest, play in the Wild Play area and a whole lot more at this gorgeous garden. Find out more here.
Tidbinbilla Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp: Get super close to nature and wildlife at this glamping experience for the whole family. See animals in the wild as mother nature intended including kangaroos, koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, turtles, sugar gliders alongside many other birds and reptiles. Explore the diverse geography from the wetlands and Eucalypt forest to the mountains in the Tidbinbilla Valley (ACT). Find out more here.
Camp Blue: Unlike some school holiday programs that might only offer 1 or 2 programs of interest to your child, Camp Blue offers ALL the programs your kids could want or need during the school holidays. Camp Blue's comprehensive spring holidays program includes tennis, basketball, surfing, musical theatre, cooking, photography, arts & crafts, chess and more! Find out more here.
Museum Of Contemporary Art: School holidays at the MCA are all about art, art and more art. From exploring current exhibitions to collaborative art-making classes and sculpture lessons, your little artists will really get to exercise their creative side these school holidays. Find out more here.
Learn To Code
Coder Academy: If your little tech-head can't get enough of coding design, Coder Academy's School Holiday Program is right up their alley. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Coder Academy is offering a special space-inspired 3-day workshop this October. Find out more here.
Code Camp: Kids will learn how to create their very own iPhone game or app in just three days at Code Camp! Find out more here.
Climbfit: Did you know rock climbing is the newest Olympic sport? Get in training at this awesome climbing gym for kids in Kirawee and St Leonards. Find out more here.
Humpty Sports: A multi-sports program specifically for kids up to 6 years, kindergarten-ers will have a ball at Humpty's Holiday Camps, offering everything from games, theme days and craft activities, to a little magic, music, some crazy science experiments and treasure hunts. Find out more here.
Southend Tennis Centre: Offering Junior and Senior Tennis Camps over the spring school holidays, all levels of tennis ability are catered for here. Your little one will improve their tennis skills, all while having fun and making new friends. Find out more here.
Trifu Dojo: Haya! Let your child experience the fun and excitement of martial arts and karate these spring school holidays by coming to Trifu Dojo's specialised camp program set out for new and existing students. Find out more here.
YMCA Holiday Intensive Swimming Program at UNSW: The program is designed to produce significant results, especially for children who are new swimmers, or those looking to improve their swimming skills! Programs are led by experienced teachers and coaches providing an extremely beneficial swimming skills opportunity. Find out more here.
Little Ginger Studio: Kids can channel their inner artist at Little Ginger's (pictured above) Tiny Houses Clay Workshop or the Puppet-Making Workshop... or both! Find out more here.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel: From a Mini Chefs Cooking Class and Flower Crown Making to a Canvas And Plaster Party, a Character Workshop and more, join the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for a stellar line up of spring school holiday events. Find out more here.
Classbento: With hundreds of unique creative classes that parents are welcome to join in on, you're sure to find a class that tickles you and your little one's fancy over the spring break. Make your own macaroons from scratch, join a terrarium making class, learn how to juggle... the list goes on! Find out more here.
Art Est Art School: Based in the Inner West, Art Est offers a great range of creative school holiday workshops for children aged 5-15yrs. Kids will love using their imagination and exploring their creativity with a range of different workshops including painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, clay sculpture, pottery wheel, printmaking and more! Every day promises a new, fun challenge. Find out more here.
Seven Hills Plaza: Magic is in the air at Seven Hills Plaza these school holidays with magic shows, magic bookmark making and more FREE activities! All activities take place at the plaza's Centre Court. Find out more here.
Speaking & Performance Classes
Sydney Speaking School: Offering a range of holiday workshops in debating and public speaking for kids 6-15, Sydney Speaking School (pictured above) seeks to ensure every class is kept small so that every student is given multiple opportunities to speak and build on their confidence in a fun and welcoming environment. Find out more here.
StarTime Studios: From The Greatest Showman Music Extravaganza to Live To Dance, Minecraft Masters Filmmaking and plenty more, check out all that's offer at StarTime Studios over the spring term break.
Other Fun Spring Activities
Play World: Back by popular demand, Play World Australia is a jam-packed two-day play date fo kids in Sydney! From games to robots, toys & craft, and all the celebrities your kids can handle (think YouTubers, characters, comedians, magicians, scientists, and musicians!) your kids will be in heaven. Check out the full line-up and program here.
Jamberoo Action Park: Just an hour south of Sydney, NSW’s largest family owned and operated water theme park features a host of world class rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Opening up just in time for the school hols, you can easily spend a whole day here (although we recommend investing in a season pass to get the most action during the warmer months! Find out more here.
Ice Skating at Liverpool Catholic Club: Don't escape the cold this Spring school holidays - embrace it and head to Liverpool Catholic Club for a day of fun ice skating. The School Holidays On Ice program is great for kids aged 6-14 with a lesson, afternoon tea and games included. Find out more here.
iFly Indoor Skydiving: If the kids are after even more adrenalin-fuelled thrills, you could always try indoor skydiving at iFly. Master the flying skills of expert skydivers in the state-of-the-art, fully-controlled, ultra-safe environment. And the all-round viewing platform lets you share the magic with family and friends! Find out more here.
Halloween Spooktacular: For a spooky Halloween celebration, bring the kids along to Holiday Inn Old Sydney. From 22 September to 13 October, the Holiday Inn will be keeping kids busy with some seriously spooky entertainment, including their haunted Lobby, “Freakshakes”, ‘trick-or-treat’ welcome gifts, wand making workshop, face painting, and balloon twisting. The FREE fun is from 8.30 am to 10.30 am. Find out more here.
Puzzle Trail: Play detective at PuzzleTrail, with murder mysteries to be solved, code breakers to be made and explorer quizzes to unravel. To find the hidden objects and solve the mysteries, you must work as a team, making it a great activity that will keep the whole family entertained. It's fun, educational and it encourages kids to get active in the outdoors! Find out more here.
Escape Hunt Sydney: Indulge in a spot of mystery solving with the whole family within the themed rooms of Escape Hunt Sydney. The objective is to work as a group to escape the room in 60 minutes! You’ll be working through games, challenges, puzzles and clues that will need your combined skills and quick thinking as a team to solve. Find out more here.
Club PERÓ Rhythmic Gymnastics: These fun holiday programs are aimed at developing strength, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and music appreciation with Rhythmic Gymnastics apparatus including Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs and Ribbon! Find out more here.
Holiday High Tea: Why not spend the school holidays indulging in a delicious family high tea at InterContinental Double Bay? This family-friendly event will be running for the whole school holidays and is the perfect way to treat the kiddies and yourself, especially when the menu includes 3 tiers of freshly baked scones, homemade desserts, and all the sweet and savoury treats you can imagine. Prices are $25 per child. Find out more here.
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