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School holidays come around quickly and, particularly if you’re a busy or working family, sometimes you need a hand keeping everyone entertained and stimulated! Check out our Autumn 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!

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 19 years. And they must be doing something right as they won 2019 People’s Choice award for ‘Best School Holiday Provider’! This Performing Arts Program will get your children off devices, break up their holidays and give you some ‘me time’.

During this creative program there will be 6 x 45-minute classes per day. The aim of the program is to build children’s self-esteem and confidence. The children will be involved in physical activity through DANCE and Team Building Challenges. They will have the opportunity to use their imagination to create role plays in the DRAMA class and also participate in fun and educational classes in Singing, Cooking, Science and Craft to break up the action-packed day! All the teachers are professional performers with many years teaching experience. At the end of the second day the children will perform in a concert to show off all their amazing new talents. Suitable for 5–12-year-olds.

Date: Tues 11 & Wed 12 April | Time: 9am – 3.30pm (extended hours 8am to 5pm optional extra) | Venue: Wrights Road Community Centre, KELLYVILLE

Cost is $84 per day. Enter coupon ‘HILLSHOL20’ fo$20.00 OFF. Siblings are $30 OFF! + Use Creative Kids Voucher. To book fill in this BOOKING FORM.

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


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.  Spaces are limited and their sessions do book out! Bookings are essential.

Full details on the schedule for Dural can be found here. Call the team to book your spot as spaces are limited.

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


GET CREATIVE THESE HOLIDAYS – LEARN HOW TO MAKE CANDLES!

Join Bordeaux Candles for a FUN and INTERACTIVE program where you will learn the art of candle making.  Classes are designed to teach new skills through hands on participation and involvement in the entire process.

All classes are held in Bordeaux Candles’ Oakville studio in the Hawkesbury region. The classes run for 2.5 hours and cost $100 per student. Bordeaux Candles is an approved NSW Creative Kids provider. Classes are designed for children aged 7 years and up.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES – Wed 12 April  – 9am / 12pm / 3pm  (more dates may be released – weekend dates also available).

All class participants leave with a gift box of three small candles, a scented bead set and a beautiful classic candle or diffuser.

More weekend class dates for 2023 are available. For more information and bookings visit www.bordeauxcandles.com.au, phone 0414 927 176 or email info@bordeauxcandles.com.au.


DISNEY PRINCESSES MEET MARVEL HEROES VACATION CARE CAMP AT THE AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE

Live your best holiday life as your favourite Disney Princess or Marvel Superhero! Join the Australian Performing Arts College and sing, dance and act your way through the Autumn school holidays. Choose 1,2 ,3 or 4 days at the huge APAC studios in Castle Hill. Each day will present an exciting mix of singing, acting, musical theatre and dance lessons, followed by superhero and princess craft, discos, karaoke, movies and lots of action packed games.

NO PERFORMING ARTS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Dates: Tues 11 – Fri 14 April | Times: 9am – 3.30pm. Extended care 8am – 5pm available | Costs: $85 per day (discounts for 3-4 day bookings)

Creative Kids and Active Kids Vouchers can be used: please enter the code CK or AK in the shopping cart. BOOK HERE

Please email admin@apac.net.au or call 0413 953 486 for more information.  5/40 Carrington Road, Castle Hill.


THINK LIKE AN ENGINEER WITH YOUNG ENGINEERS

At Young Engineers, Children learn to ‘think like engineers’ by building motorised machines using LEGO®, motors and batteries. Children that enjoy challenges will use LEGO® Wedo 2.0 app to code & program, and use motion and tilt sensors, giving kids an end-to end robotics experience.  

Young Engineers @ the Hills & Surrounding Areas will be running its Engineering & Robotics Camp during Autumn School Holidays with three different model builds each day. Suitable for students aged 5 to 12 from any school. Workshops are from 9am – 3pm daily and you can register either for 1 or 2 days (both days are not the same at each school – the program will be different each day.)

For dates and locations see the image above. For further information and to enrol, please visit the registration page at hills.young-engineers.com.au/registration.

If you would like to learn more about the Young Engineers holiday program email infohills@young-engineers.com.au or call 0426 848 066.


GET TECHNICAL WITH SKILL SAMURAI

If your child loves technology, devices and gaming, then they’ll love the Skill Samurai school holiday program! Skill Samurai Coding & STEM Enrichment camps are the ideal way to help your child develop a healthy relationship with technology. Coding is the language of the future, all kids should learn! Programs include:

  • Minecraft Coding Camp
  • Roblox Coding Camp
  • Junior Coding Camp – Minecraft & Pokémon
  • Robotics Coding Camp – Build and program a robot
  • YouTube Creator Camp
  • 3D Printing Workshop
  • Platform Game Developer with Unity
  • 3D Animation with Blender

Skill Samurai’s school holiday camps are ideal for children aged 6 – 14. Guaranteed 1:10 Educator to Student ratios or better! Full-day or half-day activities available. Self-Management NDIS Invoices available.

Castle Hill – 3 Packard Ave | Rouse Hill – Level 2, Rouse Hill Town Centre (Opposite TimeZone) | Burwood – 3 Burwood Road

Price: $125 (Creative Kids Vouchers are also accepted).

Visit website for more details – www.skillsamurai.com.au | Phone: 1300 726 872


THE SHINE SHED ALL ABILITIES PLAY CENTRE

Give your children some exciting days out these Easter holidays with the Shine Shed North West Holiday Program!

With every one hour play session, your child will get to participate in a FREE 30-minute holiday activity. Whether they like to embrace their creative side or prefer some sensory fun, The Shine Shed has an activity for everyone.

The Shine Shed North West welcomes people of all ages and abilities to engage in some activity-based fun. This holiday program is the perfect place to help develop social, emotional, physical, and creative skills.

Check out the Easter holiday program and book your child’s attendance by scanning the QR code above or clicking here.

If you have any questions, call (02) 4577 9107 or email info@shineshednorthwest.com.au.


EMPOWER KIDS WITH DISABILITIES AT MCCALL GARDENS

Do your children get bored during the holidays? Are they looking to be involved in something fun? Look no further, McCall Gardens’ Holiday Programs for 7-17s is here!

McCall Gardens’ Holiday Programs are an incredible opportunity for your child to meet new friends and socialise with others of different ages and diverse backgrounds. Their activity-based programs are developed to take into account a variety of children’s interests and needs and is aimed at providing a wide variety of experiences for all children to enjoy.

Check out the Junior Explorers and Urban Explorers Holiday Programs and register your child’s attendance by scanning the QR code or click on the following links – Junior Explorer | Urban Explorer.

If you have any questions, call (02) 9679 1031 or email admin@mccallgardens.org.au.


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 there are sessions at their Castle Hill and Bella Vista locations. Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.


GET SPORTY AT THE CENTRE DURAL

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 kids busy and entertained all morning in a safe and fun environment while building sporting skills that will last a lifetime.

Clinics are $55 per day, or $100 for both days of netball / $150 for all three days of soccer. Visit the website for more information.

The Centre is an indoor venue which means the program goes ahead in all weather. The 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.

Netball: Thurs 13 and Fri 14 April | Futsal: Wed 19, Thurs 20 and Fri 21 April (3 days)

Inflatable World Dural is also open these school holidays at The Centre! 9.30am – 4.30pm – check the website for details.

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


KEEP YOUR KIDS ACTIVE AT INSIDE THE LINES

Send your child to Inside The Lines Tennis Camp these Autumn school holidays for healthy outdoor tennis fun and games! Camps are $35 per day or if you book for a full week you get a discounted daily rate. There are also extended hours available! 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 4578 8999 to book your spot!


BE A SUPERSTAR THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WITH SISTER2SISTER SCHOOL OF SINGING

The Sister2Sister School of Singing ‘SUPERSTARS’ holiday workshop is back for the Easter school holidays! The emphasis of this jungle themed program is FUN! Expect a fun filled, JAM-PACKED three days of SINGING, DANCING, MUSICAL THEATRE and DRAMA with the team of inspiring, experienced teachers.

Workshops are open to kids aged 5-9 years and 10-12 years and provide a safe environment for kids to enjoy their school holidays.

Mon 17 , Tues 18 and Wed 19 April | 9am to 3pm (8.30am registration) | 11/22 Hudson Ave, Castle Hill (located next to HomeCo.) |  Price: $240 for 3 DAYS!

Registrations are available via https://www.sister2sister.com.au/jungle-theme.

Limited spaces available, secure your spot now! Email info@sister2sister.com.au if you have any questions.