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 Monday 30th September to Friday 11th 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 for Dural can be found here and Bella Vista can be found here.

SPECIAL OFFER: HDMs can get 20% off our already value-for-money School Holiday Camps! $50 Non-Members Camps are NOW $40. $40 Member Camps are NOW $32!

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 30 September to Friday 11 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 and aerial hoop. Plus some yoga and flexibility focused exercises.

For more information and to register click here.

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


SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

When: Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 

Where: Sydney Hills Gymnastics, Castle Hill and NEW VENUE NOW OPEN IN 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 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. In addition to extra time in the gym, kids who stay the full day will have some activities such as movie watching, table games, drawing and craft.  A full day runs from 8.45am to 3.30pm and long day stay is also available from 8.30am to 5pm. A half day runs from 8.45pm to 12.30pm.  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.

Free trial classes are available during the school holidays and if you sign up before the end of the school holidays you can win 1 of 3 vouchers valued at $254 to use in 2019 and summer of 2020 on any of their programs (T&Cs apply).

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


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 and code their own Roblox Worlds,  create epic Minecraft Rollercoasters, and even Mod Minecraft! 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!

Bookings: Essential. Click here to view dates and book online.


INSIDE THE LINES TENNIS CAMP

When: Monday 30 September to Friday 4 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 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!

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


PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP WITH BOP TILL YOU DROP

When: Wednesday 9 October and Thursday 10 October in Castle Hill.  Other dates available in Mosman, Rhodes, Waverley and Lane Cove. 

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 Spring 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. Also, we want them to walk away with a big sense of satisfaction knowing they worked towards something and accomplished it.

Did you know we are a Creative Kids Provider? You can get a $100 rebate for our program through the NSW Government!  Ask us how to apply for one.

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, if booking two days). Normal cost is $75 per day without discount code. * HILLSHOL19 Offer applies 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/


LEARNING LINKS

When: Wednesday 2 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019

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 program for $195 (usually $225).

Learning Links has a fantastic range of two-day programs to keep your kids entertained (and learning) these 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 and anxiety.

The Zones of Regulation – Emotional Regulation (6-8 and 9-12 years). This program aims to address and support challenges with emotional and sensory regulation and social skills. It’s suitable for children with ASD, ADHD or a mood disorder, as well as children without a diagnosis. Dates: Wednesday 2 October/Friday 4 October, 9.30am-1.30pm (6-8 years) and Tuesday 8 October/Thursday 10 October, 1.30pm-5.30pm (9-12 years).

PALS – Social Skills (4-6 years). The early school years are when children start to make friends, learn to cooperate with others and begin to solve social problems. This program supports important skill development like taking turns, sharing, asking for help and identifying feelings. Dates: Tuesday 8 October/Thursday 10 October, 9.30am-11.30am.

Take Action – Anxiety Management (8-12 years). This program helps children develop a 6-step ACTION plan so they have practical skills to manage anxiety and improve their social and life skills. Dates: Wednesday 9 October/Friday 11 October, 9am-1pm.

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


STAGE X

When: Second week of Spring School Holidays Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October

Where: The Pioneer Theatre, Pennant St and Castle St, Castle Hill, NSW

Age group: Young performers, aged 10-18 years

Your children can eXpress themselves these school holidays!

#StageX is a new and exciting vacation care holiday program for young performers, up and coming performers, young people who want to learn more about the entertainment industry and for young people who have a general interest in the arts. Participants will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the industry’s leading professionals.

This four day, full-time program will allow your kids to explore workshops in acting, singing (solo and choral), musical theatre jazz, hip-hop and physical theatre.

At #StageX we also focus on the mental wellbeing of young performers. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to work on positive self, bouncing back, stress management, and mindfulness and meditation.

We’ll wrap up our fun-filled week with the #StageX Showcase. In an entertaining, energy packed production participants will perform what they’ve learnt at #StageX for their families and friends at The Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill.

For more information on how your kids can participate in #StageX head to www.stagex.com.au

Contact: jordan@bloomcreativeproductions.com | Website: stagex.com.au | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stagex.au


PIXELKIDS ACADEMY

When: Week 1 – Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October and Week 2 – Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October   

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

Where: Week 1 – Castle Hill and Week 2 – The Ponds

Age group: Suitable for ages 8 to 14 years

Reinvent screen time these school holidays + create something great at PixelKids Academy! Kids will enjoy discovering the exciting worlds of Digital Art, Design, Electronics + Technology and explore their endless possibilities. PixelKids workshops inspire their imagination, creativity and curiosity via engaging and interactive hands-on learning experiences:

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 Design. Learn the basics of graphic and page design on iPads. Design your own digital movie poster, artwork, page layouts, edit photos and more!

NEW! 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 and you can use your $100 Creative Kids voucher. Limited spots available. To book or for more information, visit PixelKids.com.au or Like us on Facebook.


NUTTY SCIENTISTS

When: Wednesday 2 October 2019 and Wednesday 9 October 2019 (Kellyville) and Thursday 3 October 2019 (West Pennant Hills)

Where:Kellyville (Wrights Road Community Centre) and West Pennant Hills (George Thornton Reserve Community Centre)

Age group: Suitable for ages 4-13 years.

Nutty Scientists® Sydney use fun, interactive and hands-on methods to teach a variety of scientific concepts to kids.

From moon landing to magnetism, density to dinosaurs, acids and bases to the wonderful world of worms, DNA to planets in the solar system, Nutty Scientists’ October school holiday science workshops will feature a variety of themes designed to help kids learn about the science in everyday things. At Nutty Scientists’ workshops, children don’t just enjoy themselves, but also gain significant scientific knowledge along the way.

There are three workshops in a day.  Your child can either stay for one workshop, two or the whole day!

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


THE LITTLE MERMAID WORKSHOP

When: Thursday 3rd October or Friday 4th October 

Time: Full day – 9.30pm to 4.30pm. 

Where: The Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill

Age group: 5 years to 14 years.

If you are looking to give your child the complete “Little Mermaid” Experience, then don’t miss the APAC school holiday workshop, running in conjunction with Paragon Entertainment’s performance of The Little Mermaid at the Pioneer Theatre.

Whether you are a Musical Theatre triple threat looking to improve yours skills or just love being a mermaid, the workshop will deliver and day of singing, dancing, craft and mermaid fun.

Children will enjoy the day at the Pioneer Theatre where they will develop their musical theatre skills under the guidance of industry professionals from The Australian Performing Arts College and learn a number from “The Little Mermaid JNR”.

The children will then enjoy PRIORITY seating at the matinee performance of “The Little Mermaid JNR” with supervision, create an Ariel, Sebastian or King Triton headpiece, have their face painted, enjoy a Mumma Julz cupcake for afternoon tea as well as meet and have a photo taken with the cast.

And that’s not all!   When parents and carers arrive to pick up, the children will take to “The Little Mermaid” stage, performing with the cast the number they have learnt from the show. 

CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER WILL BE ACCEPTED – Promo Code is CREATIVEKIDS. Please note bookings are not confirmed until CC voucher is validated.
Tickets: Child $120  (Just $20 with Creative Kids Voucher) | Limited Places Available
For more details email us at admin@apac.net.au or book your place here.

CRU CAMPS

Give your child a fantastic holiday experience on a CRU® Camp this spring! There are 10 awesome camp adventures to choose from, for children in Years K-12. From sailing to laser tag, water skiing to giant swing, ice skating and more. We also have study camps to maximise final prep to obtain an optimal HSC/IB result.

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