School holidays come around quickly and, whether you are a working mum or not, sometimes you need a little hand with keeping everyone entertained and stimulated! That’s where a camp, class or workshop can be perfect. Here’s what’s available these Autumn school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out and make sure you book!

CASTLE TOWERS

When: Monday 16 April through to Sunday 29 April

Where: Castle Towers, Centre Court Level 2

Reconnect with nature in the tranquil oasis where kids can learn to make their own terrariums, bird feeders, flower pots and more!

Bookings are essential. To book a session for your child click here.


SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

When: Monday 16 April to Friday 27 April 2018.

Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill

Ages: Suitable for ages 5-12 years, plus there’s a tumbling clinic each day from 12pm to 2pm suitable for 9-15 years.

The Sydney Hills Gymnastic Holiday Program is designed to keep your children occupied with fun and sporty activities. Gymnastics sessions cover trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and lots of fun. Children will have a gymnastics clinic in the morning, morning tea, then a second session of gymnastics. During morning tea-time kids will be supplied with a fruit juice drink and fruits for a snack. You only need to provide a lunch box for lunch. Drinking water is always accessible in the venue.

Kids who do the half day program are collected at 12:30pm. Children staying for the full day have lunch at 12:30pm. After lunch they have some activities such as movie watching, table games, drawing and craft. From 2pm to 3pm there’s another session in the gym with active games and challenges and kids can practise on their favourite apparatuses or train in the gymnasium with sponge pits. After 3:05pm to 3:30pm kids are ready to be picked up. Long day stay is also available from 8.30am to 5pm. It’s a great way to improve fitness and confidence in your child. Enrol Online.

In addition, there’s a Tumbling Clinic daily for kids aged 9-15 years from 12pm to 2pm where they can improve their acro and tumbling skills with personalised tuition from the best coaches. Pre-requisite: experience required. cost is $35 per person per clinic or a 5 lesson package for $155. This clinic is also available in a package for $67 – you do the half day starting at 8.45am plus the tumbling clinic from 12pm-2pm. This is for kids with previous gymnastics experience aged older than 9 years.   Enrol online.

Phone: 9659 9010   |   Website: sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au


THE LITTLE GYM

When: The themed holiday schedule will run between Monday 16 April to Friday 27 April. 

Where: The Little Gym Bella Vista and The Little Gym Dural

Age group: 3 years to 8 years and 6 years to 12 years.

School’s Out. Fun’s In!

The Little Gym Bella Vista and The Little Gym Dural run 3 hours of fun and themed sessions during the school holidays that children (and parents) love!  The themes change each week and are designed to stimulate physical and motor-skills development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of amazing qualified and dedicated team of instructors. There is also time dedicated to fueling up with morning tea and working the children’s artistic imagination with themed craft activities. 

Full details on the schedule can be found on the website or Facebook Page.

Contact: Dural 8443 0160 or Bella Vista 9836 5545   |   Website: thelittlegym.com.au | Facebook: The Little Gym Dural or The Little Gym Bella Vista


AERIAL FIT

When: Monday 16 April to Friday 27 April 2018.

Time: Full day – 8.30pm to 4pm. Half day – 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Where: Castle Hill

Age group: Boy and girls aged 5 years to 15 years.

AerialFit’s School Holiday Workshops run for both full or half days and are a great way to entertain the kids during holidays with a variety of activities to challenge both their mind and body.

  • Lift, Flip and Fly workshop – aerial silks, aerial hammock, aerial hoop and static trapeze.  Plus some acro, yoga and flexibility focused exercises.

For more information and to register click here.

Contact: 8906 3208   |   Website: aerialfitbody.com.au


EVENT CINEMAS CASTLE HILL FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

When: Monday 16 April to Friday 27 April 2018.

Where: Event Cinemas Castle Hill

Age group: All ages

Head to Event Cinemas these school holidays! Enjoy the latest movie releases plus every weekday (excluding Tuesdays) they have free family activities. New releases these school holidays include Peter Rabbit, Sherlock Gnomes and Early Man.


LEARNING LINKS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

When: Tuesday 17 April to Friday 27 April 2018.

Where: Learning Links Centre, 6a/7 Meridian Place, Bella Vista

Age range: 6 – 12 years  

Special offer for Hills District Mums:  Any program was $225, NOW $195. Mention Hills District Mums to receive this exclusive offer!

Learning Links has a great range of two-day holiday programs to keep your kids entertained while they learn. A win for all.

Stop, Think, Do is a popular program that focuses on developing social skills, behaviour management and motivational learning. Tuesday 17 April and Thursday 19 April. Ages 6-8 years, 9am to 1pm. Ages 9-11 years, 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

Take Action This 6-step ACTION plan provides children with clear and practical skills to manage anxiety and improve their social and life skills. Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April 2018. Ages 8-12 years, 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

Spectacular Sentences supports primary school students in constructing complete and meaningful sentences using a range of activities and games. Monday 23 April and Tuesday 24 April 2018. Ages 8-12 years, 1pm to 4pm.

For more information visit learninglinks.org.au/services/children-youth/school-holiday-programs/ or to make a booking call 8525 8222.


LEARNING LINKS FREE SPEECH SCREENER 

Where: Learning Links Centre, 6a/7 Meridian Place, Bella Vista

Age range: 4 – 6 years  

Are you concerned about your child’s speech? Do they find it hard to pronounce words and express their ideas? Learning Links is offering FREE speech and language screeners at their Bella Vista Learning Links Centre for children aged 4 to 6 years.  This 30 minute screener assesses your child’s comprehension, grammar, narrative (story telling), phonological awareness and speech (including stuttering and voice quality). The screener will determine if your child requires additional help. This offer is strictly limited until places are fully booked. Book now on 8525 8222.


INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP

When: Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April

Where: Inside the Lines Tennis Academy – Richmond Tennis Centre, Windsor Street Richmond

Ages: Suitable for ages 5-14 years. 

Send your child to Inside The Lines Tennis Camp these April school holidays for 5 days of healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! There’s a free sausage sizzle lunch on Friday! The camp is only $130 for 5 days or $60 for 2 days. Racquets can be provided, no experience necessary. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out!

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Phone: 4578 8999   |   Website: insidethelines.net.au


SEWING TIME

When: Monday 16 April through to Friday 27 April

Where: Baulkham Hills

Ages: Aged 7 years+. Beginners welcome.

Sewing Time holds fun, fashionable and educational sewing classes. Your child will spend a fun day learning some great sewing skills. Each child will learn to sew on a sewing machine and will proudly take home and show you what they have made at the end of the day. Beginners welcome. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

These April school holidays there are several different workshops to keep your children busy.

Learn to sew our Asymmetric Jumpsuit. Asymmetry is big this season. Learn how to sew a fantastic jumpsuit featuring a one shoulder frill. There is a selection of on-trend light weight printed denim fabrics. Wednesday 18 April, Monday 23 April or Thursday 26 April.  9am – 3pm. Cost: $120 pp.

American Girl Doll Workshop.  50’s Hollywood Glamour. Learn how to sew a beautiful vintage style dress, with tulle petticoat and a ribbon sash. Your doll will be ready for any special occasion! And of course, the resident hair stylist will treat your doll to a special hairdo! Monday 16 April, Thursday 19 April or Friday 27 April.  9am – 3pm. Cost: $120pp.

Puppy Pandemonium Pillows.  Learn how to sew a gorgeous puppy pillow! We have Pierre the Pug, Bartholomew the Bulldog, Doncaster the Border Collie and Reginald the Jack Russell! They are made of soft Minky fabric just perfect for snuggling! You can’t help but smile and be happy when you cuddle them! Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 24 April. 9am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Cost: $70 for one session or $120 for both sessions (one puppy pillow per session)

Bookings essential! Like the Facebook page and contact Sewing Time to be put on the mailing list, receive all the information via email and be kept in the loop.

Phone: Irene 0413 884 093  | Website: sewingtime.com.au | Facebook: facebook.com/sewingtimeaus


WESLEY VISION VALLEY SCHOOL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE CAMP

When: 27 April

Where: Wesley Vision Valley

Age range: 8-12 years

Adventure day camps at Wesley Vision Valley are the ultimate boredom breaker. Activities may include:

  • canoeing
  • waterslide
  • archery
  • giant crate stack
  • rock climbing
  • vertical playpen
  • mountain biking

Under the safe guidance of professional staff, your children will get to make new friends while having the time of their life. Cost is $75 per person but ask about family discounts. Price includes lunch, snack and activities.

Book now! Call 1800 043 344, email visionvalley@wesleymission.org.au or visit the website.


PIXELKIDS ACADEMY

When: Monday 16 April – Tuesday 17 April, Thursday 19 April – Friday 20 April, Monday 23 April – Tuesday 24 April and Thursday 26 April – Friday 27 April.

Time: Full-day Workshops, 9.00am to 3.00pm (option to stay until 5.00pm)

Where: The Ponds High School

Age group: Boys and girls aged 8 to 14 years

At PixelKids Academy, the mission is to create a fun environment for kids to discover the exciting world of digital art, design + technology and explore its endless possibilities. PixelKids Academy inspires their imagination, creativity and curiosity via engaging and interactive hands-on learning experiences.

Our project-based STE(A)M workshops aim to:

  • introduce design + tech terminology and principles
  • teach basic skills using industry recognised design software
  • encourage collaboration and inspire creativity through design + tech challenges
  • merge traditional arts + craft with digital tech.

MAKERSPACE Workshop – Explore + Learn with tech electronics. Craft, build or create your own invention!

DIGITAL ART + DESIGN Workshop – Learn some of the tricks of a digital designer. Design your own card, movie poster, edit photos and more!

All coaches have had a Working with Children Check. A First Aid Officer is on site and for allergy reasons it’s a ‘Nut-Free Zone’.

To book your workshop or for more information, visit PixelKids.com.au.

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