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 Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April 2019.

Record your music

Musician and sound designer Kathryn Roberts Parker will guide participants aged 12 to 15 years through the fundamental principles of sound recording. They’ll learn about channel equalisation, mixing, special effects and mastering tracks.

Green Square Library
Monday 15 April from 1pm–3pm

Terrarium gardens and seed bombs workshop

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 15 to Wednesday 24 April, times vary

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 and 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24 April, 11am-2pm

School holiday workshops at The Grounds

School holiday workshops at The Grounds

Easter holiday workshops at The Grounds

Join a hands-on honey making workshop, create your own chocolate Easter egg or decorate easter-shaped sugar cookies. There are also circus skills and pizza-making workshops.

The Grounds of Alexandria
Sunday 14 April to Friday 26 April

Shadow Lands workshop with Matriark Theatre

In this storymaking workshop, 12 to 15 year-olds will use shadow, illustration and physical theatre to create and bring to life their own worlds.

Customs House Library
Tuesday 16 April, 11am-1pm

Skate at the Cutaway. Photo: Daniel Boud

Skate at the Cutaway

Kids aged 5 to 15 are invited to join some of the best skateboarders in Australia at a skate workshop. Each workshop focuses on beginner skills and includes skateboards, helmets and safety equipment.

The Cutaway, Barangaroo
Sunday 14 April to Thursday 18 April

Garden Grubs

Have lots of creative and active fun these school holidays in the Royal Botanic Garden. Meet a plant expert, and take part in games, outdoor play and more.

Royal Botanic Garden
Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April and Thursday 18 April

Makerspace workshops

Makerspace workshops

A sensational series of free creative workshops for kids aged 5 to 12 years.

Various locations and times
Wednesday 17 April to Friday 26 April

folded paper globes

Folded paper globes

Fold a paper globe

Kids (and adults alike) can construct a geographically accurate folded paper globe at Customs House these school holidays. There are 4 ready to fold and assemble 3D globes, each a different shape.

Cooking workshop

Got a mini chef on your hands? Take them to a cooking workshop taught by a professional chef. Kids will learn the basics of cooking, eat what they prepare and take home a cookbook with recipes.

Tuesday 13 April to Wednesday 17 April

Victoria Park pool

Victoria Park pool

Visit an aquatic centre

Take a dip these school holidays at a City of Sydney aquatic centre.

Open everyday, excluding Friday 19 April (Good Friday).

Chill out in the craft area

Chill out in the craft area at Australian Museum.

Mini makers in the big sea

Craft bioluminescent sea creatures in workshops or take part in an underwater dance party for kids and accompanying adults.

Australian Museum
Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April

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