School holidays come around quickly and, whether you’re a working mum or not, sometimes you need a little hand to keep everyone entertained and stimulated! That’s where a camp, class or workshop can be perfect. Here’s what’s available these Spring school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out and make sure you book!
THE LITTLE GYM
When: The themed holiday schedule will run between Tuesday 2 October to Friday 12 October.
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’s also time dedicated to fuelling 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 – see below.
SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS
When: Tuesday 2 October to Friday 12 October.
Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill.
Ages: Suitable for school aged children 5-12 years old, plus there’s a tumbling clinic each day from 12pm to 2pm suitable for ages 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 is for kids with previous gymnastics experience aged older than 9 years. Enrol online.
Phone: 9659 9010 | Website: sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au
When: Tuesday 9 October – Friday 12 October
Time: Full-day Workshops, 9am to 3pm (option to stay until 5pm).
Where: The Ponds High School.
Age group: Boys and girls aged 8 to 14 years.
At PixelKids Academy, we create a fun environment for kids to discover the exciting worlds of Digital Art, Design, Electronics + Technology and explore their endless possibilities. PixelKids Academy inspires their imagination, creativity and curiosity via engaging and interactive hands-on learning experiences.
- MAKERSPACE INVENTOR Workshop – Fun, hands-on projects for kids to create, craft and invent with electronic modules and iPad controller.
- DIGITAL ART + DESIGN Workshop – Intro to the exciting world of Design. Learn the basics of graphic and web page design on iPads. Design your own digital movie poster, artwork, edit photos, web layout and more!
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 technologies
Beginners are welcome and all equipment is supplied.
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.
FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK – BE A ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY
When: Friday 5 October, Tuesday 9 October, Wednesday 10 & Friday 12 October.
Time: 9am to 3.30pm
Where: Featherdale Wildlife Park
Age group: Boys and girls aged 8 to 13 years.
Do you know a little animal lover who dreams of being a zookeeper one day? Bring them along to Featherdale Wildlife Park’s new Zookeeper for a Day program these school holidays to make their dreams come true!
Our little keepers will be accompanied by our keepers and education officer for a range of activities around the park from 9.00am – 3.30pm, making friends with a variety of animals, learning about their specific diets, our enrichment programs to educate and engage our animals and most importantly, the important projects Featherdale is involved with across a variety of key species.
The Zookeeper for a Day is fully supervised by qualified education officers and keepers, and morning tea, lunch and bottled water will be provided. Our budding zookeepers will also receive a Zookeeper for a Day shirt, gift bag, souvenir book and free kids entry for their next visit to Featherdale. Each child will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the day.
Price is $199 per child per day. Find out more here.
Phone: 9622 1644 | Website: featherdale.com.au
INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP
When: Tuesday 2 October to Friday 5 October
Time: 8.45am to 3pm
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 Spring school holidays for 4 days of healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! There’s a free sausage sizzle lunch on Friday! The camp is only $120 for 4 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
When: Tuesday 2 October to Friday 5 October and Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October.
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
When: Wednesday 3 October to Thursday 11 October 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. Wednesday 3 October and Friday 5 October. 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. Wednesday 10 October to Thursday 11 October 2018. Ages 8-12 years, 9am to 1pm.
For more information visit learninglinks.org.au/services/children-youth/school-holiday-programs/ or to make a booking call 8525 8222.
When: Monday 8 October, Tuesday 9 October and Wednesday 10 October
Time: 9am to 3pm
Where: Unit 10 – 5 Gladstone Road, Castle Hill
Age group: 5 years to 12 years.
***Early Bird Special Offer*** Enrol prior to 9 September and receive a $20 discount (normal price $170, early bird price $150)!
***THE ULTIMATE 3 DAY PEFORMING ARTS PROGRAM*** School Holidays are just weeks away now and we have an awesome revamped performing arts program to keep your kids entertained these holidays!
Our 3 day program has a structured syllabus and includes:
As well as loads of other cool activities to break the days up!
The children will also perform for you at 2:00pm on the 3rd day of program and show you everything they have learnt.
This is not a program to be missed!!! ENROL TODAY!!
When: Tuesday 2 October through to Friday 12 October.
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.
The school term is flying fast, and you are probably looking for an activity for your child through the October holidays. There’s a variety of workshops available:
Off-the-shoulder shirred dress – We are loving the off-the-shoulder trend…but comfort is paramount for our young fashionistas. We are embracing the softness of shirring and beautiful soft cotton. We teach your child how to sew their dress and they can wear it home! Some sewing experience is preferred. Ages 8+. Wednesday 3 October or Monday 8 October. 9am – 3pm.
Llama Drama– Lulu Llama OR Llama Banner – The kids have asked, and we are delivering. Llama Drama is happening at Sewing Time. They can learn to make Lulu Llama from 9am – 12pm or they can sew our ‘Save the DRAMA for the LLAMA’ banner from 12.30pm – 3pm. Pick one or stay the whole day and do both. These projects are good for beginners 7+. Thursday 4 October or Tuesday 9 October.
American Girl Doll – Me and my doll! Get ready for the ultimate slumber party. Your child will learn how to sew matching pyjamas for themselves and their doll, complete with eye masks. As usual, our resident hairdresser will be treating the dolls to a lovely new hairstyle! Suitable beginners age 7+. Tuesday 2 Oct, Wed 10 Oct, Friday 12 Oct. 9am – 3pm.
Be quick to secure your child’s spot and please contact me if you have any questions or requests. More workshop dates will be added as required. 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.