It’s hard to believe that school holidays are only 4 weeks away. This time last year we were in full lock down and struggling to juggle working and schooling from home! So these school holidays why not take full advantage of the school holiday programs on offer in and around the Hills to keep everyone entertained and stimulated. Check out our Autumn School Holiday Guide to find out what’s available these school holidays. There’s something for everyone so make sure you book in soon!
GET ACTIVE AT SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS
The Sydney Hills Gymnastics School Holiday Program is designed for kids aged 4 to 13 to keep them fit, happy and healthy and of course to have fun! Gymnastics sessions include trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and more. There are half days, full days and long days to fit in with parents’ busy schedules. There’s even an EARLY DROP OFF option between 7.45am and 8.25am. Castle Hill and Bella Vista locations. Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.
BOUNCE INTO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT HORNETS ACADEMY HOLIDAY CAMPS
Experience the Hornets Academy Holiday Camp difference! Their passionate, positive and professional coaches can help your child become a better basketball player and a more inspired athlete. Their camps provide the perfect environment to improve skills, meet new friends and have fun during the school holidays! They hold camps for all ages at the Hills Hornets Basketball Stadium in Castle Hill. Suitable for children aged 5 years all the way up to teenagers, from beginners through to more experienced players. Find out more here.
SCHOOL’S OUT AND FUN IS IN AT THE LITTLE GYM DURAL
The Little Gym Dural runs 3 hours of fun and themed sessions during the school holidays that children (and parents) love! We are sure the kids are excited to meet up with some friends during the upcoming school holiday break and where better than a COVID Safe environment, with a mix of supervised free play, structured/group activities, arts and crafts and even time to re-energise with snack time. They even have have a special Parent’s Survival Night (PSN) scheduled on a Friday night from 4 to 7pm as an extra opportunity for you to schedule in a well deserved date night! Spaces are limited and their sessions do book out! Bookings are essential.
Full details on the schedule for Dural can be found here. Book online or call the team on 8443 0160.
GET SPORTY AT THE CENTRE DURAL
These holidays, your kids are invited to experience sports in a FUN and engaging environment, learn new skills, make friends and take their game to the next level! The Centre is running half day Netball and Soccer Clinics for kids aged 6-13 years and half day multi-sport gross motor programs for kids aged 4-5. These workshops are guaranteed to keep them busy and entertained all morning in a safe and fun environment. Clinics are $50 per day, or book three days to receive discounted rates and a free training shirt. For more information see thecentredural.org.au/sports/holiday-programs/. Holiday clinics will be running Wednesday 7 April to Friday 9 April and Wednesday 14 April to Friday 16 April.
The Centre is an indoor venue which means the program goes ahead in all weather. There’s a café on site where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat before, during or after your child’s activities and there’s plenty of parking. The Centre is a registered Covid safe venue and it takes your health and safety seriously. Strict hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing measures are in place. See the website for up to date information about its Covid safe policies.
BOP TILL YOU DROP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Are you looking for a performing arts program with a difference? Bop till you Drop has been running School Holiday Workshops for the past 17 years. And they must be doing something right as they won 2019 People’s Choice award for ‘Best School Holiday Provider’! They want the children to enjoy themselves, however they also want them to grow and learn something new about performing arts and about their own personal growth. Their school holiday program consists of six, 45-minute classes per day. These classes include DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, as well as CRAFT, MAGIC and SCIENCE. Bop till you Drop is a registered Covid Safe business, following the Service NSW guidelines. Their aim is to build children’s self-esteem. On the last day the children will perform in an online concert. This is an important part to increasing their self-confidence and public speaking skills as well as giving them a huge sense of accomplishment. This program is suitable for children aged 5 years to 12 years.
The Castle Hill Program will be held Tuesday 13 April and Wednesday 14 April 2021 from 9am to 3.30pm (extended hours 8am to 5pm optional extra). To book, fill in this booking form. Enter coupon code ‘HILLSHOL20’ for $15.00 OFF. Creative kids vouchers are welcome. Don’t wait, the January program SOLD OUT! Phone: 1300 13 03 13 | Email:email@example.com
EMPOWER KIDS WITH DISABILITIES AT MCCALL GARDENS
McCall Gardens has an awesome school holiday program for children and teens with a disability:
- Wednesday 7 April – Easter egg hunt
- Thursday 8 April – Easter egg making
- Tuesday 13 April – Shine shed
- Wednesday 14 April – Scarecrow making contest
- Thursday 15 April – Sensory science
The sessions run from 9am until 3pm with the option to request additional hours and days of support. All sessions will be as COVID safe as possible and activities focus on creativity, health and fitness, skill building and sensory stimulation all while having fun! Spaces are limited so please apply at your nearest convenience.
Contact McCall Gardens to find out more: Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 02 9679 1031 / 0438 213 328 | 10-32 Terry Road, Box Hill, NSW 2765
JUMP INTO CARLILE SWIMMING’S HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Does your child need that extra boost with their swimming skills and confidence? Then Carlile Swimming’s School Holiday Program is perfect for you. The daily repetition of classes helps children master skills and strokes, and can produce incredible improvements in just one week. This Program suits every age and ability, and is particularly useful for children who are new to swimming or needing some improvement to reach the next level. Carlile Swimming’s Swimvac program is a weekly program and it runs from Tuesday 6 April until Friday 16 April. The cost is $80 for the first week (4 days) and $100 for a the second week (5 days).
There are also specialised clinics: ‘Mastering Butterfly and Breaststroke’ and ‘Dives and Turns’. Coaches work with your child on the specific areas they need to improve. These can be booked individually for $23.25 per clinic.
Book at the Carlile pool which suits you:
Norwest 9659 7665 | 6 Century Circuit (Norwest Business Park) Baulkham Hills | email@example.com
Cherrybrook 9980 7822 | 33 Shepherds Drive | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlingford 9872 4477 | Cnr Carlingford & Pennant Hills Road | email@example.com
BECOME A ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY AT FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park’s Zookeeper for a Day Program is perfect for children aged 8 to 13 years old! Autumn school holiday sessions will be held on Tuesday 6 April, Thursday 8 April, Monday 12 April and Friday 16 April.
Little keepers will be accompanied by Featherdale keepers and the education officer for a range of activities around the park from 9am – 3pm. They’ll make friends with a variety of animals, learn about their specific diets, participate in enrichment programs to educate and engage the animals and most importantly, find out more about the conservation projects Featherdale is involved with. The Zookeeper for a Day program is fully supervised by qualified education officers and keepers, and morning tea, lunch and drinks are provided.
Booking is essential as spots fill up quickly! For more information and to book your tickets visit: https://www.featherdale.com.au/education-2/zookeeper-for-the-day/
GET SWIMMING AT CASTLE HILL SWIMMING
Castle Hill Swimming run a school holiday program that caters for children learning to swim through to squads. Read more here.
CASTLE HILL GYMNASTICS CAMPS & ACROBATICS WORKSHOP
Castle Hill Gymnastics holds a fun filled school holiday program for children aged 5 (must be attending primary school) to 12 years. This program includes gymnastics skills, trampoline, games and swimming in their Aquatic Centre for those who attend the Full Day Program. Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea are provided for the complete all round holiday experience. They will also be running a three hour Acrobatics Workshop on 12 April and 13 April for boys and girls aged 6 years to 15 years. They will cover skills from basic cartwheels and round offs for beginners through to the more advanced skills, such as forward and backward walkovers, side and front aerials as well as building core strength and flexibility. For those older children with more extended skill level; they will be developing handsprings and back / front flips. Read more about both programs here.