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 Autumn school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out and make sure you book!
SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS
When: Week 1 – Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April. Week 2 – Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April. Week 3 – Monday 29 April.
Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill.
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 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. There is also the opportunity to attend the gym recreationally. Children aged 5 to 15 years can attend the gym from 4-5pm or 5-6pm for $22. See the flyer for details.
Phone: 9659 9010 | Website: sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au
THE LITTLE GYM
When: The themed holiday schedule will run between Monday 15 April to Friday 26 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’s also time dedicated to fuelling up with morning tea and working the children’s artistic imagination with themed craft activities.
When: Week 1: Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April. Week 2: Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April and Friday 26 April
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.
INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP
When: Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April
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 4 days and costs $140 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!
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Phone: 4578 8999 | Website: insidethelines.net.au
The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to fast track the swimming skills of preschool and school age children. And Carlile Swimming has the credentials to do that with more than 60 years experience and world renowned expertise in teaching children to swim well.
Our holiday Swimvac program is designed to boost confidence and consolidate skills through intensive tuition. It can provide significant results, especially for new swimmers or those needing to master specific skills. Held over consecutive days in our warm indoor pools – it’s a great daily dose of fun and fitness!
This program is very popular, so please book early with our customer service team.
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
SPOT ON PRODUCTIONS – MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
After its inaugural show of Annie Jr at The Pioneer Theatre – Castle Hill, last November. Spot On Productions is pleased to announce its’ first holiday workshop, before the announcement of their next show later this year. With a 3 day vocal skills workshop during the April school holidays. Participants will use hit songs from the movie The Greatest Showman to learn and develop skills relating to vocal warm ups and technique, singing as an ensemble, harmonising and solo performing.
Participants can register to be part of the Junior Primary School Ensemble (8 – approx. 12 years) or the Senior Secondary School Ensemble (approx. 13 – 18 years). All participants will take part in a concluding showcase where they will present what they have learnt.
Date : Monday 15 April – Wednesday 17 April 2019.
Location: 47 Britannia Road, Castle Hill – Restore Church building.
Time: 10am – 4pm each day.
Information Pack can be found at spotonproductions.com.au
When: Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 24 April
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.
NEW The Zones of Regulations Aims to address challenges in emotional and sensory regulation and social skills. The program is suitable for children including those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), a diagnosis of a mood disorder, and individuals without a diagnosis. Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April 2019. Ages 6-8 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. Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April 2019. Ages 8-12 years, 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
For more information visit https://www.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 group: 4 – 6 years
Special Offer: FREE Speech Screener for preschool and primary school aged children*
Are you concerned about your child’s speech? We are offering FREE speech and language screeners at our Bella Vista Learning Links Centre for preschool and primary school aged children. This is a 30 minute screener to assess and to determine if your child requires additional help. *Offer strictly limited until places are fully booked. Book now on 8525 8222 or visit learninglinks.org.au.
When: Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April
Time: 1 and 2-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
Reinvent screen time and guarantee FUN these school holidays at PixelKids Academy! You can also use your $100 Creative Kids voucher with us. Kids will discover the exciting worlds of Digital Art, Design, Electronics + Technology and explore their endless possibilities. PixelKids inspires their imagination, creativity and curiosity via engaging and interactive hands-on learning experiences.
- MAKERSPACE INVENTOR (Electronics) Workshop – Fun, hands-on projects for kids to create, craft and invent anything with Electronic building blocks and iPad control. Includes building + controlling a droid!
- DIGITAL ART + DESIGN Workshop – Intro to the exciting world of Design. Learn the basics of Graphic and Page design on iPads. Design your own digital movie poster, artwork, page layouts, edit photos and much 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 current 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 or like and follow us on Facebook.
When: Monday 8 April 2019 to Friday 19 April 2019.
Time: 9am – 3pm, with drop off from 8:30 and pick up until 3:30.
Where: The Ponds High School, The Ponds & John Purchase Public School, Cherrybrook.
Age group: Girls and Boys aged 7 – 13 years.
Bookings: Essential. Click here to view dates and book online.
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 create Battle-royale style Roblox Games, save the earth by creating their own Minecraft Mods and even become a Youtuber star! There are plenty of options for curious beginners and advanced whizkids alike.
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 realise it, but they’re also learning crucial skills like logic and problem-solving they’ll carry with them long after camp ends.
Our most popular camps fill up quickly, so reserve your spot now!
When: Wednesday 17 April and Thursday 18 April 2019
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Muirfield High School, North Rocks
Age group: School aged kids from 5 years old to 12 years old
Former Parramatta Eel Michael Vella and Tim Beitsch are pleased to announce they have launched Motiv8sports Parramatta. The area includes Northmead, Winston Hills, North Rocks, Oatlands, Carlingford and Homebush.
Motiv8sports is a super fun, super engaging multi-sport day camp. These daytime events are designed for kids from Kindergarten to Year Six. The camps run over 2 days and occur between the hours of 8.30am to 3.30pm daily. The sports events are designed for all abilities and focus on energy and effort rather than a child’s sporting ability.
Kids who attend Motiv8sports Camps learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in an environment fuelled by great leadership and constant motivation. Just ask the kids who’ve been coming to their camps for close to 16 years! They promise that the kids will come home happy and exhausted!
For more details and to book click here.
When: Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April
Where: Childworks, Unit 36/276 New Line Rd, Dural
Age Range: Kindy, Year 1 and Year 2
Special Offer for Hills District Mums: Mention Hills District Mums when booking before 29 March and your child can attend for the special price of $249!
Children will engage in a range of fun fine motor activities and games as well as activities specifically directed toward improving pencil grasp and handwriting.
Each child will be individually assessed and provided with any pencil grip aids they may require. Parents will receive advice and recommendations to improve handwriting in the future.
This programme is suitable for children who are really struggling with handwriting as well as those who just need a little bit of extra help.
For more information, click here.
HOLIDAY PROGRAMS AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK – SPORTS VENUES
Looking for exciting activities to keep your children occupied? At Sydney Olympic Park we have a variety of sports programs to suit school age kids of all ages.
- Swimming Intensive Program – Learn to Swim for Preschool & School Aged, Special Needs, Carnival Preparation Clinic, Private Lessons
- Diving Clinic
- Water Polo Clinic
- All Day Recreational Program
Enquire online at aquaticcentre.com.au.
- Basketball My Hoops
- AFL – GIANTS Recruits Clinic
- Cricket – Camp Thunder
- Soccer – Wanderers in the Park
- Netball – Captain’s Class
- Gymnastics – Gym Sports, Urban Gymnastics, Beginner Tumbling.
- Little Archers
- Kids on Target
- Beginner’s Program
- Laser Tag
Give your child a fantastic adventure on a CRU Camp these next school holidays! CRU Camps have 10 awesome camp adventures to choose from, for children in Years K-12. So whether it’s sailing or horse riding, cooking or abseiling, theme park rides or studying, there’s a camp your child is sure to enjoy!
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
When: Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April
Where: 3 Salisbury Road Castle Hill
Age Range: School aged children from 5 years to 10 years
Special offer: 1st Full Day FREE with your Creative Kids Voucher! PLUS Book 2 Full-days or more and get 50% discount on the 2nd Full-Day. Offer valid ONLY for online bookings made by this Friday 12th April midnight. Invite your kid’s friend to come along too! Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code.
Every school holidays Kids Circle offers an amazing range of activities and workshops for children aged 5 years to 10 years to learn and have fun! What’s on the Agenda these Autumn school holidays:
- Art & Craft Workshops: Explore the joy of working with different mediums and techniques! Paint your own canvas, make a flower candle holder with clay, decorate and personalise your own bedroom door sign and make colourful Yarn Flowers! Your children will take home their creations from the day!
- Palaeontology Lab – Science Workshop: Frozen dinosaur chamber: This is literally one of the coolest workshops around. Children become palaeontologists, digging for their dinosaurs. Kids will explore differences between herbivores and carnivores, and we will discuss what may have led to the dinosaur’s demise. The children will construct dinosaur skeletons and will also decorate some dinosaur fossils. All the kids get to keep what they make. It will be an amazing day!
- Zumba Workshop: This program is for 5 to 10 year olds to let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences!
Good to Know: Hills District Mums members can access a special discount using this code: HDM-001. You can book workshops for just a half-day 9-12 or 1-4pm, or a full-day 8am-6pm. (8-9am and 4-6pm extended FREE hours). All materials for the workshop are included too!
Cost: Half-day workshops from $55 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), Full day workshops from $99 (8am-6pm). Free extended hours: 8am-9am and 4pm-6pm. To find our detailed timetable, photos and reviews please check our website.