Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Our summer school holiday activities are sizzlin’ hot. Get in quick to guarantee your kid’s spot.

Enjoy fun outings, games and craft at one of our all day Vacation Care centres
Thur 20 Dec - Fri 21 Dec and 2 Jan – 29 Jan, 7:30am – 6pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Parents can relax knowing their kids will be well looked after by our experienced and motivated educators.

Great excursions are planned to the Manly Surf ‘n’ Slide, Chinese Gardens, Monkey Baa Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, Luna Park, Ryde Aquatic Centre, Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo and more.

We also have a heap of action planned in-centre with laser tag, wildlife visits, science days, puppet workshops, kite making, yoga, water fights, nerf gun battles, scavenger hunts and discos.

Where: Cromer, Curl Curl, Forestville and Manly Vale. Please note our Beacon Hill centre is closed for renovation. In the meantime, join the fun at one of our other centres.
Cost: $69 (Child Care Subsidy available).
Bookings: Now accepting enrolments
Ages: 5-12
More vacation care information.


Embrace nature at the Coastal Environment Centre, North Narrabeen
Mon 7 Jan – Thu 24 Jan (weekdays only, 10am – 3pm)

Our popular Kids on the Coast program is full of exciting outdoor experiences including fossil hunting, fishing, survival skills, coastal rangers, marine biology for kids and nature inspired art creations.

Where: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Cost: $61 per activity
Ages: 6 - 12
Bookings: Visit our event calendar and search ‘kids on the coast’ for more information.


Make the most of your local library
Your local library is a great place for kids and young people with fun and educational activities these summer school holidays. Activities including Summer Reading Club, Coding Workshops, Reptile Shows, Stained Glass Craft, Life Drawing and Polymer Clay Workshops. Also keep an eye out in Manly for the Beach Pop Up Library!

Bookings: Open 17 December. Visit the Library website for more information.
Ages: 6-18 years


Creative Workshop at our Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Sun 20 Jan 2019, 10.30am – 12pm

Inspired by the artworks of Ken Done on display in the exhibition Destination Sydney: re-imagined at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, children will create their own paintings of Sydney Harbour, drawing on the principles of line and colour to develop their work.

Where: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, Manly
Cost: $25 (materials and refreshments included), ages 5 - 11
Bookings essential: 9976 1421 or


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
Cost: Four day classes: $75; Five days classes, $93.75

Warringah Aquatic Centre
Intensive swimming and stroke correction classes
Cost: Five days: $93.25

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
Ages: 4+


Go to school holiday activities for more information.