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! Check out our Summer School Holiday Guide to find out what’s available these school holidays in and around the Hills. There’s something for everyone so make sure you book in soon!

GET SPORTY AT THE CENTRE DURAL

This January, your kids are invited to experience sports in a FUN and engaging environment, learn new skills, make friends and take their game to the next level! The Centre in Dural is running half day (9am – 12noon) Netball and Soccer Clinics for kids aged 6-13 years. These workshops are guaranteed to keep them busy and entertained all morning in a safe and fun environment while building sporting skills that will last a lifetime. Clinics are $50 per day. Visit our website for more information. The Centre is an indoor venue which means the program goes ahead in all weather. The updated café on site is perfect for grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat before, during or after your child’s activities and there’s plenty of parking.

Soccer (Futsal) Clinics – Monday 10 to Friday 14 January 2022Netball Clinics: Monday 17 to Friday 21 January 2022

Inflatable World Dural is also open these school holidays at The Centre!! It will be open most days, though is closed a few days around Christmas and New Years, so please check the website for opening dates.

The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane Dural | For more information call 8989 0030 or email sports@thecentredural.org.au.


GET TECHNICAL WITH SKILL SAMURAI

If your child is loves technology, devices and gaming, then they’ll love the Skill Samurai school holiday program! Programs include:

  • Minecraft Coding Camp
  • Roblox Coding Camp
  • Junior Coding – Game Developer
  • Robotics – Build and program
  • YouTube Creator

Skill Samurai’s school holiday camps are ideal for girls and boys aged 6-14.  You could even book before Christmas and you’ll get a printable gift certificate to ensure BIG smiles on Christmas morning.

Castle Hill or Rouse Hill | All throughout the January holidays | Price: $125 (Creative Kids Vouchers are also accepted).

Visit their website for more details – www.skillsamurai.com.au


SCHOOL’S OUT AND FUN IS IN AT THE LITTLE GYM DURAL

The Little Gym Dural runs 3 hours of fun, themed sessions during the school holidays that children (and parents) love!  Camps suit children aged 3 to 8 years and include a mix of supervised free play, structured group activities, arts and crafts and even time to re-energise with snack time.  Skill Thrill sessions are for children aged 6 to 12 years.  These sessions involve development of gymnastic skills, mixed in with free play and games. All skill levels are welcome. They have sessions pre-Christmas and more will run right throughout January 2022.

They even have a special Parent’s Survival Night (PSN) scheduled on the 23rd of December from 4 to 7pm and the 14th of January from 5 – 8pm as an extra opportunity for you to schedule a well deserved date night! Spaces are limited and their sessions do book out! Bookings are essential.

Full details on the schedule for Dural can be found here. Book online or call the team as spaces are limited.

Contact: Dural 8443 0160  |  Website: dural.thelittlegym.com.au  |  Facebook: The Little Gym Dural

 


DO SOMETHING FUN AND EDUCATIONAL WITH PIEX

Join PIEX Education for their next holiday program where children immerse themselves in an enriching environment to learn about coding and robotics and apply their knowledge in the topic of Human Body.  By the end of the PIEX program, the junior biologists will be able to place together a full skeleton and have made a functioning scientific model of the lungs. Children will also have an in-depth understanding of how coding and robotics are used as tools in modern medicine. Register for their Human Body Holiday Program at www.piexeducation.com/enrolment. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.


BOP TILL YOU DROP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Are you looking for a program with a difference? Bop till you Drop has been running School Holiday Workshops for the past 18 years. And they must be doing something right as they won 2019 People’s Choice award for ‘Best School Holiday Provider’! Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds, they want the children to enjoy themselves, however they also want them to grow and learn something new about performing arts and about their own personal growth. Their professional teachers will run a structured program consisting of six, 45-minute classes per day. These classes include DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, as well as CRAFT, COOKING and SCIENCE.  On the last day the children will perform in a concert (restrictions permitting), so you can witness all their newfound talents. This is an important part to increasing their self-confidence and public speaking skills as well as giving them a huge sense of accomplishment.

The Castle Hill Program will be held Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 January 2022 from 9am to 3.30pm (extended hours 8am to 5pm optional extra). Cost is $79 per day. Siblings are $30 off!To book, fill in this booking form. Enter coupon code ‘HILLSHOL20’ fo$15.00 OFF. Creative kids vouchers are welcome. Phone: 1300 13 03 13 | Email:info@boptillyoudrop.com.au | Website: www.boptillyoudrop.com.au/school-programs  

* ‘HILLSHOL20’ offer applies to 2-day bookings only, not to be used with any other offer, except Creative Kids Voucher.


BEND AND FLEX WITH CASTLE HILL GYMNASTICS

School Holidays are an exciting time at Castle Hill Gymnastics! They have Holiday programs available from Monday 17 January to Friday 21 January 2022 for 5-11 years for half days or full days or any combination of both. This program offers the opportunity for a fun based program where children can enjoy circuits through all our gymnastics equipment, combined with games and a ninja course, and for those there for the full day, some fun play time in the pool. All this activity is run in their state of the art indoor gymnastics centre!

And they also have an Acro program for those who enjoy cartwheeling, flipping and tumbling running.  This program runs on Monday 24 January and Tuesday 25 January from 9-12pm.

These programs are fun focussed and are run by our fully qualified gymnastics coaches observing all COVID precautions and procedures.  Find out more information here.


GET SWIMMING AT CASTLE HILL FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTRE

Learning to swim is an essential life skill. One of the best ways to improve swimming skills is through consistency and continuity which is why our Holiday Programs are so valuable, attending a lesson each day for a week will help your child to develop skills and gain fitness.

Castle Hill Swimming are offering a range of clinics for all ages and abilities from babies through to adult learn to swim, pre squad and water familiarisation group classes and private lessons. Their coaches will also be run skill specific programs in all strokes, including Preparation for School Swimming Carnivals. Holiday Programs will run from Tuesday 4 January 2022 through to Tuesday 25 January 2022.  Classes are between 30 minutes – 60 minutes and cost from $72.00 for 4-day programs and $90.00 for 5 days programs.

Bookings are now open. Call or email to make your booking.

Castle Hill RSL Club | 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill | email: swimreception@chrg.com.au | web: www.chfac.com.au


KEEP YOUR KIDS ACTIVE AT INSIDE THE LINES

Send your child to Inside The Lines Tennis Camp these Summer school holidays for healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! The camps run both pre and post Christmas and cost $35 per day or $160 for a full week.  Racquets can be provided, no experience necessary. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out!

They also accept Active Kids Vouchers!!  Check out their Facebook page for all the latest news, updates and events. And call them on 4578 8999 to book your spot!


BEND, FLIP AND TUMBLE AT SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

The Sydney Hills Gymnastics Holiday Program is designed for kids aged 4 to 13 to keep them fit, happy and healthy and of course to have fun! Gymnastics sessions include trampolines, trapezes, bars and rolls, flexibility, coordination, strength, cartwheels and more. There are half days, full days and long days to fit in with parents’ busy schedules and the sessions are available both before and after Christmas.  Castle Hill and Bella Vista locations. Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.


BECOME A ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY AT FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park’s Zookeeper for a Day Program is perfect the little animal lover in your life! There are three tailored Zookeeper for a Day programs. The Junior Zookeeper for a Day for ages 8-13 years will be held on 5th, 7th, 11th and 13th January. The Team TEEN Zookeeper for a day for ages 12 – 16 will be held on 29 December and 4 January.  And there is an Inclusive Zookeeper for a Day program to be held on 17 and 21 January which is a dedicated session perfect for kids aged 8-13 years with special needs and their carers,

In all three programs, little keepers will be accompanied by Featherdale keepers and the education officer for a range of activities around the park for the day. They’ll make friends with a variety of animals, learn about their specific diets, participate in enrichment programs to educate and engage the animals and most importantly, find out more about the conservation projects Featherdale is involved with. The Zookeeper for a Day program is fully supervised by qualified education officers and keepers, and morning tea, lunch and drinks are provided.

Booking is essential as spots fill up quickly! For more information and to secure your child’s place visit The Featherdale Website.


GET YOUR GROOVE ON WITH THE STAGE DOOR PERFORMING ARTS 

Does your child love to dance? Then they’ll love The Stage Door Performing Arts School Holiday Workshop! The 2-day program is suitable for all ages and abilities and gives students the opportunity to try a range of different styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. The Stage Door Performing Arts operates out of professional dance studios located in Norwest Business Park and Rouse Hill Town Centre with a 25 year plus reputation for its all-inclusive, values-based culture.

The Holiday Workshop will be held at the Norwest and Rouse Hill Town Centre Studios on Monday 17 January and Tuesday 18 January from 9am to 4pm.

Book online: tsdperformingarts.com.au, call them on 1800 4 DANCE or email info@tsdperformingarts.com.au to book your spot as space is limited and will sell out!

TSD is an approved Active Kids, Creative Kids and NDIS Provider.


JOIN IN THE FUN AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AT KIDZ SQUAD

Kidz Squad is a new and exciting school holiday program for primary school students. Kidz Squad offers a variety of exciting games, sports and creative activities which will entertain and challenge every member of the SQUAD. Kidz Squad is run by primary school teachers and there are two programs available in the Hills – Wednesday 22 December and Thursday 23 December at Ellerman Park in Dural and Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 January at Mount St Benedict College in Pennant Hills. If you book soon and snag their ‘bring a friend for free’ promo, you can split to cost of the program and end up paying less than $30 a day!  For more information and to book head to www.kidzsquad.com.au.