Best Of The Spring School Holiday Activities For Kids 2020
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
Hunter Valley Gardens: The spectacular Hunter Hunter Valley Gardens is turning into a prehistoric wonderland this school holidays. Mega Creatures is back with all your favourite dinosaurs including T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Spinosaurus, plus a new flying Pterosaur, Woolly Mammoth and giant Brachiosaurus. Dragon and Ice-Age Creatures are also on show amidst the award-winning, themed landscape. Little ones will love the adorable baby dinosaurs at the Dino Nursery.
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park: Little animal lovers will love spending the day at this spacious sanctuary. Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is home to over 300 unique species of wildlife and the world’s largest collection of Australian natives. These holidays they are hosting a Zookeeper for a Day programme full of fun activities and animal encounters. Plus, there's a value-packed Spring Family Saver deal.
Calmsley Hill City Farm: Visit the cutest and cuddliest creatures at Sydney's only interactive city farm. Get up close to native and farmyard animals, feed the nursery animals, watch shows and demonstrations and hitch a tractor ride! Pack a picnic, use the free electric BBQ’s or visit the Farmhouse Kiosk and enjoy lunch in the beautiful grounds. Find out more about Calmsley Hill City Farm.
High and Wild Australian Adventures: Rise to new height these holidays with an experience that will rock your world! High and Wild run daily adventures in canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and bush survival for all levels of ability. Better still, it is in the stunning Blue Mountains, and all equipment and lunch is included!
Sydney Olympic Park: With a host of fun and adventurous activities on offer, Sydney Olympic Park is your one-stop-shop for school holiday action this spring. From gymnastics to soccer clinics, archery to birdwatching, BMX riding to diving, there's something for every child here... they'll probably never want to come home!
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 - complete with 110 treetop obstacles, including 20+ ziplines!
Vaucluse Amateur 12 Foot Sailing Club: Sea-loving kids can learn to sail this spring with the Vaucluse Amateur 12 foot Sailing Club. Their holiday camps run for 3, 4 or 5 days and are designed to each child's individual ability. What a way to spend the day - seafaring on the harbour!
Tidbinbilla Pop-Up Family Wilderness Camp: Take a trip to the nation's capital and immerse yourself in nature at the WILDfest Family Glamping Experience. See animals in the wild as mother nature intended including kangaroos, koalas, platypus, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, turtles and sugar gliders. Explore the diverse geography from the wetlands and Eucalypt forest to the mountains in the Tidbinbilla Valley.
Take A Creative Adventure
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel: From a Magic Show to Kids Yoga, Slime Making to a Plaster Party join the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for a stellar line up of spring school holiday workshops, games and performances.
Camp Blue: Everything your kids could want or need these spring holidays on offer at Camp Blue. Diverse, unique and never boring, their full-day camps are jam-packed with activities including beach cricket, basketball, drama, dancing, STEM, soccer and photography. Campers create their own daily program, selecting up to 4 of their favourite activities from an extensive range, so your happy little camper will have a schedule that is bursting with variety and fun and supports their interests.
Sydney Living Museums: These school holidays Sydney Living Museums is hosting Artisan Encounters at Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House with family-friendly drop-in activities and live demonstrations. Inspired by the history of these historic properties, you'll meet contemporary artisans embracing traditional crafts and presenting them in innovative and exciting ways.
Carlile Swimming: The Carlile Swimming School Holiday Program will help kids improve their swimming strokes and skills, and boost confidence, with amazing results in just one week. They run their popular Swimvac program at pools across Sydney.
The Centre Dural: Half-day Netball and Futsal Clinics and multi-sport programs for little ones they keep kids busy and active and busy at The Centre Dural these holidays. They can take their game to the next level in a fun, safe environment. Days and places are limited so get in quick to reserve your place.
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.
Southend Tennis Centre: Offering Junior and Senior Tennis Camps over the spring school holidays, all levels are catered for at Southend Tennis. Your little one will improve their tennis skills, all while having fun and making new friends.
Climbfit: Did you know rock climbing is the newest Olympic sport? Get the kids in training Climbfit, an awesome climbing gym for kids in Kirawee and St Leonards.
Trifu Dojo: Haaaa-ya! Let your child experience the fun and excitement of martial arts and karate these spring school holidays at the Trifu Dojo specialised camp program that covers a range of both physical and mental activities. Whether their a born Ninja or you just want to try something new, you can join the fun for a day or a week with amazing, experienced instructors.
Club PERÓ Rhythmic Gymnastics: The fun holiday programs at Club PERÓ Rhythmic Gymnastics aim to develop strength, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and music appreciation with apparatus including rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon!
Add Something Special
Luna Park: Sydney's most iconic amusement park is celebrating 85 awesome years with a big birthday bash - and you're invited. Throughout the school holidays, fun-filled festivities will take over Luna Park including exclusive entertainment from the Showtime team, the chance to win amazing prizes in the Birthday Bonanza and a special cake-cutting on 4th October!
Merlin Attractions - Sydney Big Ticket: Make the most of the harbour city this spring with big saving on some of Sydney's top attractions. With Sydney Big Ticket you can visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Plus, for a limited time if you purchase a 3 Attraction Pass you'll get a FREE upgrade to a 4-attraction pass for the same price!
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.
Spot on Children’s Festival 2020: Spot On Festival is back this year with a mix of live in-person and live-streamed shows that promise to be anything but boring. The line-up hitting the live stages includes The Beanies, The Box Show, Tiptoe Giants, Avocado Smash, Dr Audio Yo, and The Ridiculously Entertaining Adventures of Kiki and Pascal. Plus, there are fun, hands-on workshops and free daily streams via YouTube offering painting, storytime, Auslan songs and more.
Cockatoo Island: Escape to a beautiful island in the middle of Sydney Harbour for fascinating guided tours of the Cockatoo Island convict prison and naval dockyard. The Sandstone to Steel tour is a crash-course in the island's extraordinary history and its colourful cast of real-life characters. Haunted History will lead you on a journey into the island's dark past and Convict Escape Attempts will uncover the successful and ill-fated efforts of prisoners who dared to defy the law.
Try Your Hand At Artistic Classes
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.
Artspark: Artspark offers art and sewing workshops in their sunny Rozelle studio. Their artmaking classes explore different techniques that allow kids to express themselves, get their hands dirty and build their creative confidence, while sewing classes foster a love of textiles and an appreciation of this great skill with simple projects like bags and cushions. The lush green garden is a perfect sanctuary between activities, or to practice gardening and source materials. It is also home to resident guinea pigs and chickens!
Little Ginger Studio: Kids can channel their inner artist at Little Ginger Studio with a range of hands-on art workshops including an all-new Art Lab: Arts & Science Day plus Superhero Costumes and Comics and Giant House Of Cards Paint and Sculpture.
Learn New Skills
Speaking Schools Australasia: Offering a range of online and face-to-face holiday workshops, Speaking Schools Australasia programs help students build confidence in Debating and Public Speaking.
STEM Punks: Back by popular demand, STEM Punks Virtual Spring Holiday Camp will be hosting TWO weeks of online classes these holidays. From Pirate Treasure to Future City Designer and Drones Search and Rescue to
Roller Coaster Design, these innovative courses are developed by teachers and industry professionals to encourage leading-edge creativity and entrepreneurship.
Code Camp: If your little tech-head can't get enough of coding, they can create their very own iPhone game or app in just three days at Code Camp. They also have a brand-new YouTube Creators course for budding vloggers, gamers and content creators!
Get The Adrenalin Pumping
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 at Jamberoo (although we recommend investing in a season pass to get the most active during the warmer months!).
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!
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.
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