Boys enjoying play equipment
Wednesday, 20 March 2024

We have a jam-packed program to keep the kids entertained these holidays.

Vacation care

  • Mon 15 - 29 Apr
  • Cromer, Manly Vale and North Harbour (Balgowlah).

Looking for fun entertainment for the kids these holidays? Our Vacation Care program caters for children aged 5 to 12 years and is packed with fun activities from pizza and sushi making, superhero and dance days to movie excursions.

Aquatic Centres

  • Mon 15 - Fri 19 Apr 

From intensive swimming and stroke correction to diving clinics and carnival preparation, our school holiday programs will keep your children active.

  • Mon 15 - Fri 19 Apr
  • Mon 22 - Wed 24 Apr

Boost your child’s swimming skills with our intensive learn to swim program, Lessons are designed to boost your child’s swimming and provide a continuous reinforcement of skills.

  • Mon 15 - Fri 19 Apr
  • Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr

Dive into some serious fun with our giant inflatable and diving boards. The inflatables will be open from Mon to Fri, 12.30 – 3.30pm. Dive boards will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm. No bookings required. Excludes Public Holidays.


  • Tue 16 & Wed 17: Manly Library
  • Tue 23 - 24 Apr: Forestville Library

Your group has 60 minutes to solve the password and stop the bug so you can escape! Work together in your group to complete a combination of digital and physical puzzles. Ages 12 to 16 years old. Groups of 2 to 6 people.

  • Fri 19 Apr: Manly Library
  • Mon 22 Apr: Glen Street Library
  • Tue 23 Apr: Mona Vale Library

Let your imagination run wild these school holidays as you create and decorate your own creature or crazy clay masterpiece.

  • Fri 19 Apr, 5 – 6.30pm
  • Dee Why Library

Come along to perform or support the community’s talent. We’re looking for budding singers, musicians, comedians, impressionists – whatever your skill, come along and show off talent. Drop in and sign in on the night.


See what else is on at the library this school holidays.

Arts and culture

  • Mon 15 Apr
  • Curl Curl Creative Centre

Discover the vibrant world of watercolour painting while exploring the beauty of plants and animals. All materials included. Two half day sessions available for 6 to 9 years and 9 to 12 years.  Limited spaces. $40 with materials.

  • Tue 16 Apr
  • Curl Curl Creative Centre

Delve into the art of watercolour and ink in this workshop for teens. Provides a unique opportunity for young artists to explore botanical illustration, abstraction, and the whimsical world of animals. Ages 13 to 16 years. Limited spaces. $60 with materials.

Glen Street Theatre

  • 15 - 19 Apr
  • Glen Street Theatre

Learn performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, acting and rehearsing.

  • Wed 17 – Thu 18 Apr
  • Glen Street Theatre  

This hugely popular show returns, with phenomenal physical performance exploring all types of rotation in a reinvention of circus the whole family will enjoy!

  • Mon 22- Wed 24 Apr
  • Glen Street Theatre

Wow the kids with this scientific race through the alphabet featuring 26 explosive science experiments. Guaranteed to entertain these school holidays!


  • Mon 15 - Fri 26 Apr
  • Coastal Environment Centre

Learn about our natural environment with a unique theme for each day. Explore our rockpools, test your survival skills, search for fossils or be a junior marine biologist. Suitable for children 6 to 12 years.

  • Fri 19 Apr & Sat 20 Apr
  • LM Graham Reserve
  • Free

Join us these school holidays for Open Air Cinema, providing a great night out for the whole family. Bring your picnic rug and enjoy a night under the stars. Pack your own snacks or treat yourself to dinner from a variety of food trucks.

  • Fri 12 - Sun 28 Apr
  • Balgowlah Heights , Avalon, Killarney Heights, Elanora Heights & Dee Why Meriton Square

Ready for an adventure these school holidays? Join us on the Wild Places Trail through your town centre!

Explore and support local businesses and answer educational questions with a chance to win a prize from the Coastal Environment Centre.