School holidays come around quickly and, particularly if you’re a working mum, 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! That’s where a camp, class or workshop can be perfect. Here’s what’s available these Summer 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 Monday 6 January 2020 and Friday 24 January 2020. The Little Gym Dural are also running two camps on 23 December and 24 December for those parents that need a little space to get last minute jobs done before Christmas!

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 for Dural can be found here and Bella Vista can be found here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 3 camps and get 1 free!  Mention HDM when you book to receive this offer. Offer valid for January. 

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 20 January to Friday 24 January 2020

Time: Full day – 8.30pm to 4pm. Half day – 9am 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 and aerial hoop. Plus some yoga and flexibility focused exercises.

For more information and to register click here.

Contact: 8906 3208   |   Website: aerialfit.com.au | Email: info@aerialfitbody.com.au


SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

When: Bella Vista – Monday 9 December 2019 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Monday 6 January 2020 to Tuesday 28 January 2020 (excluding weekends and public holidays)

Castle Hill Monday 23 December 2019 and Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Monday 6 January 2020 to Tuesday 28 January 2020 (excluding weekends and public holidays)

Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill and Bella Vista

Ages: Suitable for school aged children in years Kindy to Year 6, 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 encourage kids to keep active in a fun and engaging environment. Gymnastics sessions include trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and lots of fun. We offer half days, full days and long days to fit in with parents’ busy schedules.

Half day 8.45am to 12.30pm | Full day 8.45am to 3.30pm | Long day 8.30am to 5pm

Our Summer School Holiday Program is a great way for your child to improve their fitness and confidence. It is also a wonderful opportunity for them to socialise with their peers in a healthy and fun environment. Enrol online. Kids who stay the full day get to have extra time in the gym and also watch a movie, play table games and do craft activities.

In addition, there’s a Tumbling Clinic at our Castle Hill venue daily for kids aged 9-15 years from 12pm to 2pm. This is for the kids that want to improve their acrobatic and tumbling skills with personalised tuition from the best coaches. Pre-requisite: must have previous gymnastics experience and be 9 years old and over. Cost is $35 per person per clinic or a 5 lesson package for $155.  Enrol online.  There is also the opportunity to attend the gym recreationally at our Castle Hill venue. Children aged 5 to 15 years can attend the gym from 4-5pm or 5-6pm for $22. Please call 9659 9010 to book.

There is also a FREE open play day at Bella Vista on Saturday 11 January and Saturday 18 January 2020 from 10am to 11am for all kinder gym and school aged kids. Free trial classes are available during the school holidays for Term 1 2020.

With so many options and packages your kids will be entertained, active and happy.

Phone: 9659 9010   |   Website: sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au | Castle Hill Venue: Unit 3, 4 Gladstone Rd, Castle Hill | Bella Vista Venue : Unit 1, 1 Meridian Pl, Bella Vista


CARLILE SWIMMING

When: Monday 6 January to Friday 24 January 2020

Fast track swimming skills during the school holidays

Summer days and the school holidays are almost here! That means beaches, boating, pool play dates… so many activities around water. There is no such thing as drown-proof but swimmers who are more experienced and confident are safer swimmers.

The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track swimming skills, while providing some fun and fitness. Carlile Swimming’s school holiday program is held over five consecutive days in our indoor pools (in addition to your child’s normal lessons). It’s like one month of lessons in one week! Swimvac can provide significant results, especially for new swimmers or children on the verge of promotion.

Swimvac is available for students in our Preschool, School Age and Stroke Development programs. These classes are very popular, so please book early with your local customer service team.

Contact:

Carlile Swimming Norwest | Phone: 02 9659 7665 | Address:  6 Century Circuit, Norwest NSW 2153

Carlile Swimming Cherrybrook | Phone: 02 9980 7822 | Address:  33 Shepherds Drive, Cherrybrook NSW 2126

Carlile Swimming Carlingford | Phone: 02 9872 4477 | Address:  Level 3, Carlingford Court, Cnr Pennant Hills and Carlingford Roads, Carlingford NSW 2118

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarlileSwimming | Website: www.carlile.com.au/


CODESPACE

When: The Ponds and Cherrybrook – various dates, limited places.

Time: 9am – 3pm, with drop off from 8:30 and pick up until 3:30. 

Where: The Ponds High School, The Ponds and John Purchase Public School, Cherrybrook.

Age group: Girls and Boys aged 7 – 13 years.

Another school holiday is just around the corner. That means one thing: it’s time to make a plan to defeat boredom, thwart mindless web-browsing and video gaming, and steer clear of yawn-inducing holiday camps.

At CodeSpace, we’ve got you covered. We offer holiday camps that kids love and parents trust. We offer a range of topics and camp lengths with one goal: to empower kids with the skills to blend technology and creativity.

In our hands-on holiday camps, students can build problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning the computer code used by game designers to create animated characters, design 3D environments, and customise (or Mod) objects.

Kids leave CodeSpace camps with a better understanding of how technology works and the experience they’ll need to take their work to the next level and show it off to friends. And they may not realize it, but they’re also learning crucial skills like logic and problem-solving they’ll carry with them long after camp ends.

Learn more and sign up online today!

Learn more here: my.codespace.education/camps


PIXELKIDS ACADEMY

When: Monday 13 January 2020 to Thursday 23 January 2020

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm (option to stay until 5.00pm)

Where: Kinder Café Castle Hill and The Ponds High School

Age group: Suitable for ages 8 to 14 years

Don’t miss the chance to use your $100 Creative Kids voucher for 2019! Simply book your Summer holiday workshop before 31 December. Kids will have fun learning as they discover the exciting worlds of Digital Art, Graphic Design, Electronics + Technology. PixelKids workshops are entirely creative, interactive and inspire your child’s imagination via many digital projects.

Beginner MAKERSPACE INVENTOR (Electronics) – Fun, hands-on projects for kids to create, craft and invent anything with Electronic building blocks and iPad control. Includes building + controlling a droid!

Beginner DIGITAL DESIGN + ART – Intro to the exciting world of Digital/Graphic Design. Learn the basics of graphic and page design on iPads. Design your own digital movie poster, artwork, page layouts, edit photos and more!

Intermediate DIGITAL ART + PHOTOSHOP – Delve into Photoshop and many of its creative editing tools. Learn how to sketch a self-portrait, landscapes, blend photos into creative images and more!

All equipment is supplied. Limited spots available. To book or for more information, visit PixelKids.com.au or Like us on Facebook.


PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP WITH BOP TILL YOU DROP

When: Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January in Castle Hill.  Other venues also available on our website. 

Time: 9am to 3.30pm (extended care 8am to 5pm available)

Age group: Suitable for ages 5 to 12 years.

VACATION CARE PROGRAMS WITH A DIFFERENCE! Bop till you Drop are running Performing Arts Workshops in the January School Holidays. Our workshops are designed for children aged 5 – 12 years old. These programs are educational with professional teachers who will gently encourage and teach your child new skills in DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, plus craft, cooking and science to break up the action packed day.

There are 6 action-packed classes per day, which aim at building self-esteem in your child. We allow the children to be part of the creative process rather than dictating our ideas. This helps build their self-confidence and makes them feel proud of their achievements. The children will perform in a concert on the last day to show off their new talents and they will also be awarded a graduation certificate. The concert is an important part of building confidence and their public speaking skills. We are also a Creative Kids Provider.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use discount code HILLSHOL19 to receive $20 OFF*!  Plus use your Creative Kids Voucher!

Cost: $65 per day (with HILLSHOL19 $20 OFF discount). Siblings are $60 per day ($30 OFF*). Normal cost is $75 per day without discount code. * HILLSHOL19 and sibling offer apply to 2-day bookings only, not to be used with any other offer, except Creative Kids Voucher.

To book a spot for your child click here.

Phone: 1300 13 03 13 | Email: info@boptillyoudrop.com.au | Website: www.boptillyoudrop.com.au/school-programs | Facebook: www.facebook.com/boptillyoudrop/


CAPER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

When: Pre-Christmas – Thursday 19 December and Friday 20 December 2019. Post-Christmas –  Tuesday 14 January, Wednesday 15 January,  Monday 20 January and Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm 

Where: Caper School of Performing Arts, Bella Vista

Age group: Kindergarten to Year 3

Looking for a screen-free activity during the school holidays? Or perhaps in need of holiday care when you’re at work? Caper School of Performing Arts is holding its popular school holiday dance and craft workshops for children wanting a fun, active and creative experience.  The days include a mix of dance and craft. Dance genres can include jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical and acrobatics.  Craft activities can include jewellery making, plaster painting and cookie decorating.  And you can use your 2019 Active and Creative Kids Vouchers, if you book before 31 December 2019.

For more information and to book a place click here.

Website: www.caperonline.com.au | Phone 0402 328 721 | Email caper@caperonline.com.au

LEARNING LINKS

When: Monday 6 January to Friday 24 January

Where: Learning Links, 6a/7 Meridian Place, Bella Vista NSW 2153

Age group: 4-12 years  

Special Offer:  Mention Hills District Mums for an exclusive discount! Sign up to any 2-day program for $195 (usually $225).

Learning Links has a range of fun, engaging and educational two-day programs to keep your kids entertained (and learning) during the January school holidays! Our programs are specifically tailored for small groups of 6-8 children to provide fun and practical support with social skills, emotional regulation, anxiety and pre-reading skills – giving them a great start to the 2020 school year.

PALS – Social Skills (4-6 years) – PALS is a 2-day evidence-based social skills program to help children develop a range of social behaviours that will help them build friendships and get along with others. The program is suitable for young children who may need additional support in social situations or for those preparing to start Preschool or Kindergarten. DATES: Tuesday 14 January to Wednesday 15 January, 9.30am-11.30am

The Zones of Regulations – Emotional Regulation (6-8 years and 9-12 years) – The 2-day program is designed for children to address challenges with emotional and sensory regulation, and social skills. It is suitable for all children, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or mood disorders, providing them with strategies to recognise and manage their emotions. DATES: 6-8 years – Wednesday 8 January to Thursday 9 January, 9.30am-1.30pm. 9-12 years – Tuesday 14 January to Wednesday 15 January, 12.30pm-4.30pm.

Take Action – Anxiety Management (8-12 years) – Take Action is a 2-day evidence-based program that teaches children helpful ways to cope with and manage anxiety. Children are encouraged to ‘take action’ against their anxiety, approaching their fears and worries using new strategies. DATES: Thursday 16 January to Friday 17 January, 9am-1pm.

Prep to Read – School Readiness (Kindy 2020 students) – This 3-day program supports children’s foundational literacy skills to prepare them for starting school. The sessions use engaging activities to help children to learn the alphabet, break words into smaller parts, understand sounds and write their own name. Parents are provided with a report at the end of the program with recommendations for your child’s kindergarten teacher. DATES: Tuesday 14 January to Thursday 16 January, 9am-11am.

For more information or to book, visit www.learninglinks.org.au/school-holiday-programs, call Learning Links’ Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or email us mail@learninglinks.org.au.


MYROBO

At MYROBO we give our students the opportunity to explore the exciting world of technology and innovation through interactive and creative hands-on experiences. Our school holiday programs give kids a well-deserved break from studies while they engage in a range of fun and educational activities.

This year our summer holiday classes encompass a wide range of fields within the tech industry. You could be learning to program drones, coding Arduino robots, exploring the world of science, or perhaps joining our pop-up engineering team to complete a major robotics project.

We offer programs to students as young as Year 1 all the way to Year 10 and have options for absolute beginners as well as seasoned tech enthusiasts looking for their next challenge.

Be sure to check our calendar for the dates of all our exciting activities. We mix it up every week to keep your summer fun!

For more information and enrolment visit: www.facebook.com/myroboaustralia/ | https://www.myrobo.com.au/holiday-program/

Feel free to contact us on info@myrobo.com.au or call us on 1300 007 626.


KIDS FEST

When: Monday 13 January to Wednesday 15 January 2020

Time: 9am – 3pm, with FREE child minding from 8am to 5.30pm

Where: Shelley Primary School, Hadrian Ave Blacktown

Age group: Girls and Boys aged 5 to 12 years

A holiday program like no other, including sports, amazing art and crafts that will surely shock you, dance and games. Your child will be entertained the entire day with professional sports and dance teachers. Whether they are playing water games or running around playing indoor hockey children will be exploring creativity and building on social skills and teamwork. Children will explore daily a free style creative play session including lego, mini sports/ games and more. KIDS FEST is a place where children can be children! A place where FUN is our number one focus and our passion.

Our program runs daily 9-3pm but we offer FREE child minding from 8am to 5.30pm to help working parents. 

COST: Earlybird pricing ends 12 December 2019 and is a crazy low $149 for 3 huge full days of excitement. Use your Creative Kids Voucher and SAVE $100 only costing you $49

Tickets available at Tickets available at trybooking.com/BGFKP click here now!

Contact us on our Facebook page – KIDS FEST holiday Programs – Blacktown. Or email info@innovativedance.com.au.

“The teachers were so nice & made my daughter feel very comfortable it was awesome!” – Lynette


NUTTY SCIENTISTS

When: Pre-xmas: Thursday 19 December 2019. Post xmas: Monday 6 January 2020, Wednesday 8 January 2020, Thursday 9 January 2020 and Monday 13 January 2020.

Where: Kellyville, West Pennant Hills and Neutral Bay

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand,” Confucius.

Nutty Scientists Sydney’s school holiday programs make science fun for kids. Our workshops are designed to ignite children’s interest in science through hands-on activities and fun science experiments; educate and entertain simultaneously; and encourage experimentation as a learning tool.

Our full-day holiday workshops feature a range of  topics, from Forensics to Density; Dinosaurs to Space; DNA to acids and bases and more.

To book a spot for Kellyville workshops, click here – 6 January Workshop – Kellyville

To book a spot for West Pennant Hills workshops, click here – 13 January Workshop – West Pennant Hills

To book a spot for Neutral Bay Workshops, click here – 19 December 2019 (Fun Christmas-themed Science Workshops). 8 January (Forensic Science). 9 January (Blast off to Space).

For full details and to book a place for your child visit us here.

Contact: 0401 169 649   |   Website: nuttyscientists.com/sydney | Email: sydney@nuttyscientists.com

 


QUINN CARE OSHC

When: Pre-xmas: Thursday 19 December and Friday 20 December. Post-xmas: Monday 6 January to Tuesday 28 January  

Time: 7am – 6:30pm

Where: Quinn Care OSHC – 8 Diana Ave, Kellyville, NSW, 2155

Age: Primary school aged children (5 years – 12 years)

Cost: $52 per day Early Bird Offer (if booked before 6 December). Casual rate: $57 per day.

Quinn Care OSHC Summer Vacation Care Program is out now!

This summer we have plenty of fun and exciting new incursions and excursions, including; excursions to Featherdale Wild Life Park, a DIY day at Bunnings and a trip the movies at Event Cinemas. Also, our wacky wild scientist is back again to make some weird and wonderful experiments – This is to only to name a few wonderful activities we have ready for the summer! Check out our program to see all the fun and new activities planned.

For a quote and availability information, please feel free to speak to our friendly staff at the centre, by phone: 0403 848 267 or via email: info@quinncare.com.au.

 We are an approved provider for the Child Care Subsidy Scheme.


INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP

When: Monday 13 January to Friday 17 January

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 Summer school holidays for healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! The camp runs for 5 days and costs $150 or $70 for 2 days. There’s a free sausage sizzle lunch the last day of camp! Racquets can be provided, no experience necessary. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out!

Like or follow the Facebook page for all the latest news, updates and events.

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

 


CRU CAMPS

Give your child a fantastic holiday experience on a CRU® Camp this Summer! Choose from 29 awesome camps for years K-12. Sailing, horse riding, surfing, abseiling, tubing, nerf battles, paint wars, water slides, BMX riding, coding, sports, Year 12 study + more!

With nearly 90 years of experience, CRU Camps is the largest provider of Christian holiday camps in NSW, welcoming around 4,000 campers a year on over 80 camps. On a CRU Camp, your child will grow in self-confidence, make new friends and participate in loads of exciting outdoor activities in a safe, fun and caring environment. The exceptional camp leaders care for campers 24 hours a day, are trained in child protection procedures, reference checked and screened in accordance with government legislation, and are brilliant role models.

Camp places are limited, so book now to secure your child’s spot today! Book here: crucamps.com.au