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Friday, 10 December 2021

Wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained these holidays? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with this action-packed school holiday survival guide.

The Rions Christmas Special
18 Dec, PCYC
After winning Unearthed High this year and breaking through with their single ’Night Light’, The Rions are bringing their energetic all-ages live show to the PCYC with added Christmas cheer, special guests and a few surprises up their sleeves.
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Pool inflatables, dive boards and splash pad
20 Dec – 25 Jan, Warringah Aquatic Centre

Get ready for some serious fun these school holidays with our giant pool inflatable, diving boards and splash pad at Warringah Aquatic Centre.
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Kids on the Coast
20 Dec – 21 Jan, Coastal Environment Centre

Learn about our natural environment through a unique theme for each day. Explore the power of the sun, test your survival skills, search for fossils or be a junior marine biologist. Suitable for children 6 - 12 years.
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Swim programs
20 Dec – 21 Jan, Warringah Aquatic Centre and Manly Boy Charlton

From intensive swimming and stroke correction to diving clinics and carnival preparation, our school holiday programs will keep your children active. Check out what’s happening at Warringah and Manly Aquatic Centres.

Christmas Pantomime
20 Dec, Warringah Mall Library and Mona Vale Memorial Hall

This fun-filled show offers a feast of characters who help Santa when he is stranded with Rudolph at Uluru. How will he get the sleigh started again, and will he make it in time to deliver presents to all of the children in the world? Bring the littlies and find out.
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Design a Bookmark Competition
4 - 29 Jan, all libraries

Show off your artistic skills by designing a bookmark for a chance to have your design and made available at our libraries. This free competition is open to children aged 4 – 18.
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Big Science Show
10 Jan, Mona Vale Memorial Hall

See gigantic bubbles, flying toilet paper, hair-raising electricity experiments, bubbling liquid nitrogen demonstrations, levitating beach balls, volunteers on a nail chair, a giant gyroscope, fire balls and much more!
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NIDA Open School Holiday Workshops
10 – 14 Jan, Glen Street Theatre

Explore performance for both stage and screen in this practical introduction to acting. Develop skills in improvisation, text analysis and script work then apply these skills to an on-screen performance. Workshops available for grades 3 - 6 and 7 - 10.
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Junior Builder Workshop
11 and 19 Jan, Forestville, Warringah Mall and Manly Libraries
Join Bricks4kidz for this fun program designed to engage children 5 – 7 years with the fundamentals of coding and junior robotics.
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Master Builder Workshop
11 and 19 Jan, Forestville, Warringah Mall and Manly Libraries

Build and code the Claw Bot to grab items and release them. Then face challenges to see what else you can make your Claw Bot do. Suitable for children age 8 – 13 years.
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Printmaking for kids
18 Jan, Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Explore art exhibitions and have fun making prints in this workshop led by artist Susan Baran. Classes available for children aged 5-11 years and 12 – 15 years.
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Paint pouring workshop
4 -29 Jan, Mona Vale Creative Pop Up

Join this tactile and fun workshop by local artist Ashley Carlson. Let the creativity flow and create an artwork for your wall. Suitable for kids aged 7 years and over. 
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Weaving workshop
17-28 Jan, Mona Vale Creative Pop Up

Learn traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques from local artist and Wiradjuri woman, Sheriden Bird. Suitable for kids aged 8 years and over.
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Vacation Care
17 Dec - 31 Jan, Cromer, Forestville, Manly Vale and North Harbour

If you need to work these holidays, let us take care of the kids for you. Our Vacation Care program caters for children aged 5-12 years and is packed with fun activities from ten pin bowling to water play and scavenger hunts.
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