Monday, 9 September 2019

It’s time to spring into action to guarantee a spot in our popular programs for the upcoming school holidays. Bookings are now open for all activities.

We have every child in mind with long-day care, fun environmental programs, art workshops, swimming lessons, puppet shows and library programs.

Vacation Care

If you need your little ones to be cared for and entertained all-day, sign them up for fun outings, games and craft at one of our all day Vacation Care centres. Parents can relax knowing their kids will be well looked after by our experienced and motivated educators.

Mon 30 Sep – Fri 11 Oct

Fun excursions are planned to Luna Park, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens, a Sydney Harbour cruise, Kimbriki Eco House, Glen Street Theatre, putt putt golf, Reverse Garbage, Brookvale Gymnastics, Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, a Teppanyaki restaurant and more!

There is also heaps of action planned in-centre with Taronga Zoomobile, Spring Market, Koori Kinnections, Wheels Day, Disco Party, Wheelchair Roadshow and more!

Cost: $72 (Child Care Subsidy available)
Bookings: open now
Ages: 5 – 12
Locations: Cromer, Curl Curl, Forestville & Manly Vale
More information: Vacation Care

Coastal Environment Centre

This program offers kids a unique opportunity to embrace nature and have heaps of fun at the Coastal Environment Centre in North Narrabeen.

Selected dates

Our popular Kids on the Coast program is full of exciting outdoor experiences including fossil hunting, coastal rangers, marine biology for kids, rockpool exploring and fishing.

Where: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Cost: $65 per activity; $90 for extended times 9am – 5pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Bookings: Visit our event calendar.


Make the most of your local library. It is a great place for kids and teens with fun and educational activities.

Activities include Harry Potter Potions classes, Eco Craft, Hama Bead Craft and a Very Hungry Caterpillar Scavenger Hunt. We also have Harry Potter Trivia and a Seed Bomb workshop especially for teens.

Ages: 6-18
Bookings: Open now
More information: visit the Library website

Get Creative at MAGAM

Kids’ Art Adventures creative workshops

Sun 13 October, 10.30am - 12pm

Children 5 - 11 years are invited to create artworks inspired by the exhibitions on display at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. ‘Wendy Sharpe: Wanderlust’ will inspire participants in this month’s workshop where they will explore drawing and painting the figure through hands-on activities.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Cost: $25 (materials & refreshments included)
Bookings: 9976 1421 or
More information: Creative Workshops

Live musical puppet show for families

Sat 19 October, 11am – 12 noon

A Package for Granny is a world premiere performance as part of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival and Manly Arts Festival. While Granny waits with great expectation for a very special package, she tells stories and introduces us to some of the wonderful creatures who inhabit her world. Performed by Sydney Puppet Theatre with Bridget Bolliger – flute, Umberto Clerici – cello and original music by Jim Coyle.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Cost: $20 Adults, $5 children 0 – 12 years

Swimming and Water Safety

Holiday learn to swim
Dive into these school holidays with classes to improve your child’s skills and confidence in the water.

Manly Aquatic Centre
Intensive swimming and stroke correction.
Mon 30 Sep – Fri 4 Oct
Tue 8 – Fri 11 Oct
Cost: Four days: $75; Five days: $93.75
Bookings: now open, close 27 Sep 3pm

Warringah Aquatic Centre
Intensive swimming and stroke correction classes.
Cost: Four days: $74.60; Five days: $93.25
Bookings: now open

Holiday springboard diving clinic
Cost: One hour session: Five days: $96.25
Bookings: now open

U-rippa program
This rip and river simulator program will teach your kids the skills to avoid and survive life threatening situations in the water.

Cost: 30 minute session: $18.65
Bookings: now open

Check out more activities during the school holidays on our event calendar

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