What to do these school holidays

Keeping the kids entertained in the school holidays can be tricky business, so we’ve done the hard work for you. 

We’ve rounded up everything you need to keep your kids occupied in the summer holidays.

School is out for most NSW kids from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

School holidays at Vaucluse House

Step back in time with Sydney Living Museums

Historic Sydney venues have school holidays programming to let the imagination run wild. Head to Susannah Place Museum to play shop in the recreated 1915 era store. Or get out for some fun farm chores at Vaucluse House. Make butter and collect fresh eggs and take part in other activities before having a feast.

Various venues and dates
Tuesday 9 July to Thursday 18 July

Bike balance clinics

Free balance bike clinics

A fun way for young children to develop a love of cycling.

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
Every Saturday plus Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, and Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July, 9am to 11am

A swing on a high flying trapeze is included in the Mega Mix Circus workshop!

Swing on the Circus Arts flying trapeze this school holidays

Circus and flying trapeze

Kids will experience the adventure of their lives with these amazing high flying trapeze and circus workshops.

Circus Arts at Sydney Olympic Park
Monday 8 July to Sunday 21 July

Kids pizza making workshop at The Grounds

Kids cooking workshops

The Grounds’ dedicated kids team is hosting a series of fun school holiday workshops. Kids can learn how to make honey, cook a wood fire pizza or decorate sweets or cookies.

The Grounds of Alexandria
Various dates from Tuesday 9 July to Wednesday 17 July

Winterfest at Lunar Pack. Photo: Olive Minnett

Winterfest at Luna Park

Experience Christmas in July at this annual event by the harbour. There’s an ice skating rink that’s perfect to learn on, delicious winter food and entry gets you unlimited rides too.

Luna Park
Friday 5 July to Monday 22 July

Makerspace workshops

Makerspace workshops

A sensational series of free creative workshops for kids aged 5 to 12 years. These school holidays will cover motion, electronics and robotics.

Various locations and times
Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July

Screen printing workshop at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre

Creative workshops

For school children aged 6 to 17 years, these creative sessions include everything from ceramics and screen printing to painting and digital animation.

Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July, times vary

Looking for tadpoles

Looking for tadpoles at Lewis Hoad Reserve, Minogue Crescent, Forest Lodge Sydney. Photo: Katherine Griffiths / City of Sydney

Wildlife watch in your local park

Seen an interesting native animal in the local area? A striped marsh frog perhaps? Or a tawny frogmouth, often mistaken for an owl? We encourage you to report your sighting. It helps us to build our database of native wildlife and better understand how we can help these animals thrive.

Anytime, report your sighting here

StarLab Planetarium

Digital Planetarium

Digital Planetarium experience

Witness the beauty of the southern sky in the middle of the day. UNSW Science’s Digital Planetarium takes you on an interactive journey through the stars and celestial objects.

Australian Museum
Monday 15 July to Saturday 20 July

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