School holidays come around quickly and, particularly if you’re a busy or working family, sometimes you need a hand with keeping everyone entertained and stimulated! And this one is the big one, with a minimum 6 weeks to occupy school aged kids! Check out our Summer School Holiday Guide to find out what’s available these school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so make sure you book in soon!
BE A SUPERSTAR THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WITH SISTER2SISTER SCHOOL OF SINGING
The emphasis of the Sister2Sister School of Singing program is FUN! They have put together a fun filled, 3 JAM-PACKED days of SINGING, DANCING, MUSICAL THEATRE and DRAMA with their team of inspiring, experienced teachers. The musical content for this workshop will be Circus Theme. Their workshops are open to kids aged 5-12 years and offers a safe environment for kids to enjoy their school holidays.
When: 15th, 16th & 17th January 2024 | Time: Registration from 8:30am. Workshop 9am-3pm. Optional extended care available 3pm-5pm. | Where: Sister2Sister School of Singing – 11/22 Hudson Ave, Castle Hill (located next to HomeCo.)
Price: Only $240 for 3 DAYS! $40 per day available as an “added extra” for extended care 3pm-5pm. Please note, this is a 3 day workshop. They do not offer 1 or 2 day registrations for the workshop.
Registrations can be made via their website: https://www.sister2sister.com.au/circus-theme-2024. Limited spaces available, secure your spot now! Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
GET TECHNICAL WITH SKILL SAMURAI
Your child’s adventure into the world of technology begins at Skill Samurai! Dive into the thrilling and educational universe of coding and STEM with their immersive school holiday camps. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s waiting for your tech-savvy child:
- NEW Artificial Intelligence: Embrace the future with a hands-on introduction to AI.
- Minecraft Coding: Build and explore virtual worlds where creativity meets code.
- Roblox Coding: Design and code your games for an ultimate immersive experience.
- Junior Coding – Minecraft & Pokémon: A playful start for our young coders!
- Robotics & Coding: Engineer a real robot and bring it to life with code.
- YouTube Creator Camp: Shape your child’s dreams into a video-creating superstar.
- 3D Printing Workshop: Print your imagination into reality.
- Platform Game Developer with Unity: Unlock the secrets of game development.
- 3D Animation with Blender: Craft and animate 3D characters like a pro.
Skill Samurai’s school holiday camps welcome children aged 6 – 14, offering an exciting blend of learning, creativity, and fun. They take pride in their 1:10 Educator to Student ratios or better, ensuring personalised attention. Choose between full-day or half-day activities to suit your child’s interests. Plus, they offer Self-Management NDIS Invoices!
Locations: Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Carlingford, Eastwood and Lane Cove.
Price: From just $79.95! (Creative Kids Vouchers are also accepted). For more details go to skillsamurai.com.au | Phone: 1300 726 872.
BOP TILL YOU DROP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Are you looking to make the January holidays more exciting for your kids? The Bop Till you Drop Performing Arts School Holiday Program, “Move It!”, is just the thing! This themed & structured fun-filled experience will keep your kids entertained and comes with an abundance of bonuses:
- A 2-day creative experience with age-appropriate sessions in Performing Arts plus STEM, Craft & Creative Cooking.
- Sequential learning experiences for the children that build confidence and creativity.
- All kids receive a cool Bop “Move It!” T-shirt to wear.
- Extended Care is included, you just need to register for it.
Date: Mon 15 January and Tuesday 16 January | Time: 9am – 3.30pm (Free extended care 8.00 – 5.00) | Venue: 10/5 Gladstone Rd, CASTLE HILL
Other venues in Gladesville, Mosman & Bondi Junction – see website for details.
To book fill in this BOOKING FORM. Accepting $50.00 Creative Kids Vouchers.
HAVE FUN AT INSPIRE’S VACATION CARE PROGRAM
Inspire’s vacation care program is jam-packed with fun, engaging excursions and activities that primary school children of all ages will love! Inspire has some fantastic things planned, from outings to Reading Cinemas, Ninja Parks, the Australian Museum, Museum of Fire and the Australian Reptile Park to some awesome activities such as water play, dance day and nerf wars.
The full details of Inspire’s program can be found on their website. Spaces are limited – so make your booking now!
GET SPORTY AT THE CENTRE DURAL
In December, you are invited to celebrate Christmas at Inflatable World Dural’s Special Christmas Sessions – Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 December. Sessions are 2 hours long, jump as much as you want and enjoy the festive spirit with visits from Santa and loads of extra Christmas fun! Prebook online, places are limited.
This January from Monday 22 January to Wednesday 24 January, The Centre is offering full or half day holiday programs for kids aged 5-12 involving interactive and dynamic sports clinics in the mornings, followed by downtime with a movie and then supervised time at Inflatable World in the afternoon. This program introduces and refines sporting skills, builds fitness and is lots of fun! Bookings are open online now. Pack your own lunch or pre-order menu is available from their Cafe. Places are limited, so get your registration in and save your spot!
Inflatable World Dural will close over Christmas/New Years, reopening January 2024. It will be open 9.30am – 4.30pm throughout January – check the website for details.
The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane Dural | For more information call 8989 0000 or email email@example.com
SCHOOL’S OUT AND FUN IS IN AT THE LITTLE GYM DURAL
The Little Gym Dural runs 3 hours of fun, themed sessions during the school holidays that children (and parents) love! Camps suit children aged 3 to 8 years and include a mix of supervised free play, structured group activities, arts and crafts and even time to re-energise with snack time. Skill Thrill sessions are for children aged 6 to 12 years. These sessions involve development of gymnastic skills, mixed in with free play and games. All skill levels are welcome. Spaces are limited and their sessions do book out! Bookings are essential.
Full details on the schedule for Dural can be found here. Call the team to book your spot as spaces are limited.
ELEVATE YOUR GAME WITH VOYAGER TENNIS PENNANT HILLS
The Voyager junior tennis camps are designed for all abilities, featuring skills development, match play, and coaching by experienced professionals. Whether you’re playing for fun, gearing up for competition, or improving your UTR, Voyager tennis camps offer a fantastic opportunity. Camps run 9am to 3pm, at Pennant Hills Park Tennis Centre.
Week 1:18 – 22 Dec | Week 2: 3 – 5 Jan | Week 3: 8 – 12 Jan | Week 4: 15 – 19 Jan | Week 5: 22 – 25 Jan | Week 6: 29 Jan
Full week and daily bookings available and makeup lessons or credit offered for wet weather cancellations. Single days or multiple day bookings are welcome (discounts apply for 5+ days). Active Kids vouchers accepted.
Location: Pennant Hills Park Tennis Centre, 25 Britannia Street Pennant Hills.
DISCOVER A PASSION FOR STEM WITH LITTLE INVENTORS
From Wednesday 17th January to Friday 19th January, Little Inventors will host school holiday workshops for different age categories. The activities include fun challenges for robotics, coding, electronics and mechanics, with the goal of providing an environment for young minds to explore various fields and discover their passions in STEM.
You can register via littleinventors.com.au – use the code HILLS during registration to receive $20 off. With the discount the cost is only $110 a day! Get the most out of this Early Bird Offer.
If you would like to learn more about the holiday program or after school activities please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 453 304. You can also find Little Inventors Facebook and on their Youtube channel you can find videos from past school holiday programs.
BEND, FLIP AND TUMBLE AT SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS
The Sydney Hills Gymnastics 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. And there are sessions at their Castle Hill and Bella Vista locations.
Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.
THINK LIKE AN ENGINEER WITH YOUNG ENGINEERS
At Young Engineers, Children learn to ‘think like engineers’ by building motorised machines using LEGO®, motors and batteries. Children that enjoy challenges will use LEGO® Wedo 2.0 app to code & program, and use motion and tilt sensors, giving kids an end-to end robotics experience.
Young Engineers @ the Hills & Surrounding Areas will be running its Engineering & Robotics Camp during Summer School Holidays with three different model builds each day. Suitable for students aged 5 to 12 from any school. Workshops are from 9am – 3pm daily and you can register either for 1 or 2 days (both days are not the same at each school – the program will be different each day.)
For dates and locations please see the image above. For further information and to enrol, please visit the registration page at hills.young-engineers.com.au/registration.
If you would like to learn more about the Young Engineers holiday program email email@example.com or call 0426 848 066.
GET YOUR GROOVE ON WITH THE STAGE DOOR HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
BOOK A CRU CAMP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Give your child the ultimate holiday experience on a CRU Camp this summer! Your child will grow in confidence, make new friends, participate in loads of exciting activities in a safe, fun and caring environment, and have the opportunity to explore the Christian faith.
Choose from day camps, activity camps and study camps. Locations include Galston, Kellyville, Oakville, Lake Macquarie, Terrey Hills, Shellharbour & Gerringong. Ages: Kindy – year 12.
Various dates between Sun 10 Dec 2023 – Fri 19 Jan 2024. Spots are limited. For more information and to book click here.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR HILLS DISTRICT MUMS – Use promo code HDM30 to get $30 off your camp fee. T&Cs: Promo code can only be used for new camp bookings made by 12 January 2024. Promo code can be redeemed on activity camps or study camps during the summer camp season. Excludes Day Camps. Promo code must be applied at the time of a website registration in order to be valid – it cannot be applied after payment. $30 discount cannot be redeemed for cash.
APAC SANTA’S WORKSHOP HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Christmas and the school holidays are almost here! Do you need a bit of extra time to shop or work before the big day? The APAC Santa’s Workshop Holiday Program has you covered. While Santa puts his final touches on the naughty or nice list, your little one can bust out dance moves, belt out holiday tunes, and maybe even discover their inner actor. And wait for it – there are so many Christmas crafts to bring out their little artist! Face painting? Check! Christmas braids? Double-check! (additional $10).
It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer holidays, giving you the time you need prior to Christmas. Join APAC for their Santa’s Workshop and let the holiday magic begin! NO PERFORMING ARTS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Creative Kids Vouchers and Active Kids Vouchers can be used: please enter the code CK or AK in the shopping cart (position not guaranteed until voucher applied).
Date: 20 – 22 December.
Location: The Australian Performing Arts College, 5/40 Carrington Road Castle Hill.