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 Winter 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!

HAVE FUN AT INSPIRE’S VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Inspire’s July School Holiday program is packed with fun, exciting excursions, incursions, and activities that primary school children of all ages will love! From excursions to Maritime Museum, Australiana Pioneer Village, Swing City and Bowling, to incursions like Science Fun Day and Inspire Film Festival… there’s something for every child to enjoy!

The full details of Inspire’s vacation care program can be found at www.inspireprogram.com.au/school-holiday-fun. Spaces are limited – so make your booking now!

1300 665 275 | [email protected]


BOP TILL YOU DROP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Are you looking for a School Holiday Program with a difference? Bop till you Drop is launching its brand new ‘Lost in Space’ Performing Arts Workshop. This themed and structured fun-filled experience will keep your kids entertained and comes with an abundance of bonuses:

  • A 2-day creative experience with classes in DANCING, SINGING, DRAMA, Science, Cooking and Arts & Crafts.
  • Sequential learning experiences for the children that build confidence and creativity.
  • All kids receive a cool Bop T-shirt to wear.
  • FREE Extended Care till 5.00pm on the first day and early morning drop off from 8.00am.
  • Children will perform in a CONCERT at the end so you can witness all their new talents. Every child will be awarded a Graduation Certificate.

When: Tues 16 & Wed 17 July – CASTLE HILL & Gladesville | Time: 9am – 3.30pm (FREE extended care till 5pm on the first day) Drop off as early as 8am complimentary. Cost: $99 per day ($198 for 2 days). Creative and Active Kids Vouchers accepted. Other locations: Tues 9 & Wed 10 July – Bondi & Mosman

To book fill in this BOOKING FORM.

Phone: 1300 13 03 13 | Email: [email protected] | Website: Bop till you Drop – School Holiday Programs


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.

1, 1.5 and 2-hour School Holiday Skills Clinics are coming to Bella Vista these holidays! Children aged 5 to 15 have an opportunity to learn specific skills in these fun and engaging clinics. There will be a variety of themes dedicated to certain skills. The 1.5 and 2 hour clinics will cover ACRO/Tumbling components with Junior (6 – 8 y.o.) and Senior (9 – 15 y.o.) options.

These clinics are perfect for kids that want to learn or improve certain skills or just want to keep up their gymnastics practice during school holidays. You can book one, two or all of them, it is entirely up to you. And for all the hard workers, Sydney Hills Gymnastics are offering the 6th session FREE! To find out more or to book these skills clinics click here.

Special offer: Become a 2024 club member and get 15% credit back on your total spend. Find out more and book for the upcoming school holidays here.


LEARN TO SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE AT TALENT CLUB AUSTRALIA

Ramp up your child’s excitement about creative communication. Join one of Talent Club Australia’s two day school holiday workshops! Your child will enjoy fun themed workshops and explore a variety of ways to express themselves – debates, monologues and more. They will learn how to freshen up their speaking style and receive first hand feedback from their coach.

Locations include The Ponds, Stanhope Gardens, Epping, Westmead and more. For more info and to enrol click here.


MOVE, PLAY AND CREATE WITH CASTLE HILL FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTRE

Castle Hill Fitness and Aquatic Centre’s ‘MPC’ holiday program has been developed for school age children from Kindy through to Year 6 to Move, Play and Create! The program is filled with activities to build skills in sport, music, art, craft, dance, mindfulness and play.
  • Monday 15 – Friday 19 July. Choose from 1, 3 and 5 days.
  • 8am through to 4pm (Early drop off and late pick up can be arranged for an additional fee).
  • Creative and Active Kids vouchers are accepted for 5-day bookings.
Special offer for HDMs: $10/day credit will be applied to your account for future swim lessons or holiday programs.
Bookings can be made at castlehill.activeworld.com.au/

GET TECHNICAL WITH SKILL SAMURAI

Your child’s adventure into the world of technology begins at Skill Samurai! Dive into the thrilling and educational universe of coding and STEM with their immersive school holiday camps. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s waiting for your tech-savvy child:

  • NEW Artificial Intelligence: Embrace the future with a hands-on introduction to AI.
  • Minecraft Coding: Build and explore virtual worlds where creativity meets code.
  • Roblox Coding: Design and code your games for an ultimate immersive experience.
  • Junior Coding – Minecraft & Pokémon: A playful start for our young coders!
  • Robotics & Coding: Engineer a real robot and bring it to life with code.
  • YouTube Creator Camp: Shape your child’s dreams into a video-creating superstar.
  • 3D Printing Workshop: Print your imagination into reality.
  • Platform Game Developer with Unity: Unlock the secrets of game development.
  • 3D Animation with Blender: Craft and animate 3D characters like a pro.

Skill Samurai’s school holiday camps welcome children aged 6 – 14, offering an exciting blend of learning, creativity, and fun. They take pride in their 1:10 Educator to Student ratios or better, ensuring personalised attention. Choose between full-day or half-day activities to suit your child’s interests. Plus, they offer Self-Management NDIS Invoices!

Locations: Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Carlingford, Eastwood, Burwood and Lane Cove.

Price: From just $79.95! (Creative Kids Vouchers are also accepted). For more details go to skillsamurai.com.au | Phone: 1300 726 872


UNLEASH YOUR MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS AT THE AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE

Does your child love Musical Theatre? If yes, then let them unleash their talent and have a blast at the Lion King Musical Theatre School Holiday Camp! The two day camp is hosted by APAC – Australian Performing Arts College and includes sessions to develop their triple threat skills – singing, dancing and acting. Kids will also get creative with awesome headpieces and costumes.  After two busy days learning songs, choreography and scenes from The Lion King, it’s showtime! Kids will perform in front of their biggest fans, alongside the talented cast members from The Lion King Jnr Production cast.

But wait, there’s more! As a part of the camp they’ll also attend the Friday matinee preview of The Lion King Jnr. Kids will enjoy the show, meet the cast, snap epic photos and make memories.

  • Thursday 11 July 9am – 3.30pm and Friday 12 July 9am – 4pm. (Campers performance for parents at 3.45pm)
  • Cost: $245 Including campers attending matinee preview show of The Lion King Jnr
  • Location: The Pioneer Theatre • Level 1, Pennant Street (beneath the Library), Castle Hill.

Book your Lion King Musical Theatre Camp here

And if you’d like to experience the Lion King Jr show presented by APAC from Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July click here.  This energetic production is perfect for families and children of all ages, featuring stunning costumes, captivating choreography, and all the unforgettable songs you know and love.


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

If you would like to learn more about the Young Engineers holiday program email [email protected] or call 0426 848 066.


RUN, JUMP, SHOOT AND SCORE AT THE CENTRE DURAL

Inflatable World is BACK as part of the School Holiday Programs at The Centre Dural! Get your kids active and build their sporting skills with fun, structured Netball, Soccer and Multi-Sport programs in the morning. You can choose to make it a full day with extra fun, including Inflatable World in the afternoon.

  • Available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, in both weeks of the School Holidays (places are limited).
  • Multi-Sports for kids aged 5-7 ($75 half day, $105 full day)
  • Netball and Soccer for kids aged 7-12 ($65 half day, $95 full day)
  • Half day (Sports Only) 9am-12noon
  • Full day (Sports + Movie and Inflatable World) 9am – 3pm

Winter is the perfect time for kids to jump into The Centre Dural’s indoor sports programs, burning energy and build skills away out of the harsh weather. The caring and experienced coaches will build and encourage skills while facilitating a whole lot of FUN!

Sign up online now so you don’t miss out! Go to thecentredural.org.au/holiday-programs/


SWIM THROUGH THE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT AQUABLISS SEVEN HILLS

Boost your kid’s swimming skills, improve their confidence & keep them active during the holidays at Aquabliss Swim School Seven Hills. Their School Holiday Intensive Program – affectionally known as SHIP, provides a whole month worth of lessons in just one week. Everyone is welcome to enrol.  You don’t have to have a current enrolment to join in the fun.  You can book into one or both weeks of the holidays!

SHIP is not only a great way to keep the kids busy and active during school holidays, but it helps fast track their progression and consolidate skills learnt in regular lessons. If your child is not currently enrolled in regular lessons, that’s OK too!  The Aquabliss SHIP program will give them a chance to get up to speed and sharpen their swimming skills with a whole month of lessons in just one week.

To enrol click here or call Aquabliss on (02) 9838 4422.


BOOK A CRU CAMP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Give your child the ultimate holiday experience on a CRU Camp these school holidays! Your child will grow in confidence, make new friends, participate in loads of exciting activities in a safe, fun and caring environment, and have the opportunity to explore the Christian faith.

Choose from day camps, activity camps and study camps. Locations include Castle Hill, Oakhurst, Mosman, Galston, Lake Macquarie (transport available from North Parramatta) and the Snowy Mountains. Ages: Kindy – year 12.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use promo code HDM30 to receive $30 off your camp fee! T&Cs: Promo code can only be used for new camp bookings made by 26 July 2024. Promo code can be redeemed on activity camps or study camps during the winter camp season. Excludes Day Camps, Snow Camps, CrossTrain and WA camps. Promo code must be applied at the time of a website registration in order to be valid – it cannot be applied after payment. $30 discount cannot be redeemed for cash.

Book online at crucamps.com.au  |  Phone: 02 9874 8933 (option 1)  |  Email [email protected]