• Autumn
Thursday, 29 March 2018

The autumn school holidays are fast approaching. If you’re staying on the Northern Beaches your kids won’t be bored with an array of fun activities on offer.

We’re also celebrating Youth Week in a big way and have events suitable for youth aged 12-24 and younger children from 5 years.



Enjoy fun outings, games and craft at one of our all day Vacation Care centres

Mon 16 – Mon 30 Apr, 7.30am – 6.00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)

Parents can relax knowing their kids will be well looked after by our experienced and motivated educators. Great excursions, along with fun craft, discos, sports days and so much more!

Where:  Beacon Hill, Cromer, Curl Curl and Forestville

Cost: Daily fee $66, ages 5 – 12. Bookings essential

See our School Holidays Activities program for more information.


Embrace nature at the Coastal Environment Centre, North Narrabeen

Mon 16 - Fri 27 April (weekdays only)

Our jam-packed Kids on the Coast’ program includes survival workshops, marine science adventures, circus skills and more.

Where: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen

Cost: $61 per activity, ages 6 - 12

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 with holiday activities including a bookmark competition, an ‘escape room’ challenge, a ‘mod podge’ craft workshop, a science show and screen printing workshop

Visit the Library website for more information


Photography workshop at our Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Tue 24 Apr, 10am - 12pm or 2 - 4pm

Explore the Frank Hurley: Sydney Photographer exhibition with artist and teacher Louise Whelan and deepen your knowledge about the art of photography. Create your own images interpreting the landscape and people within it. Challenge yourself by taking your camera off ‘auto’, and learn manual techniques and how to work with light.

Where: Manly Art Gallery And Museum, 1 West Esplanade & Commonwealth Parade, Manly

Cost: $30, ages 12-18 (BYO DSLR, SLR or iPhone and tripod if you have one)

Visit our event calendar for more information.  Bookings essential via or 9976 1421

Holiday learn to swim

Dive into these school holidays with our intensive swimming and stroke correction classes. It’s great for improving your child’s skills and their confidence in the water.

Manly Aquatic Centre

Cost: 5 days classes, $92.50 or 4 day classes, $74

Warringah Aquatic Centre

Cost: 5 day stroke correction classes, $91.25 or Springboard Diving Clinics, 5 day, $94.25


Bike riding and games

Mon 30 Apr, 10am - 1pm

Join Sydney Bike Skills on a bike ride to Narrabeen Lagoon from Cromer Community Centre. Enjoy fun games, free pizza and giveaways while getting expert tips that will boost riding skills for life! BYO bike and approved helmet - compulsory

Where: Cromer Community Centre

Cost: Free, ages 9 – 14. Bookings essential

Contact 9976 1619 or email



In conjunction with Youth Week, Council will be running a number of youth activities for ages 12-24.

Fri 13 Apr

Youth Art & Design Workshop, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 4 – 5.30pm, $25

Northern Composure Band Competition Final: Manly Youth Centre, 7 – 11pm, $10


Sat 14 April

PCYC Basketball Ball Comps: PCYC Northern Beaches, 11am – 5pm, $60 per team


Tue 17 April

Escape Room: Warringah Mall Library, ages 13-16, bookings essential online, 11am – 12pm, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm, free


Wed 18 April

Comic Book Wallet & Mod Podge Workshops: PCYC Northern Beaches, 10am – 2pm, $10

T- Shirt Art Workshop: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 10am – 1pm, $10


Wed 18 – Sun 22 April

ARTDECKO Skate Deck Art Exhibition: PCYC Northern Beaches, 9am – 5pm, free


Thur 19 April

Trucker Cap Workshop: PCYC Northern Beaches, 10am – 2pm, $10

PCYC Free Activities Evening: CYC Northern Beaches,4.30 – 7.30pm, free

Mod Podge Workshop: Mona Vale Library, ages 13-20, bookings essential online, 10.30 -11.30am, $5

Mod Podge Workshop: Glen St Library, ages 13-20, bookings essential online, 2 – 3pm, $5


Fri 20 April

Mini ARTDECKO Art Workshop:  PCYC Northern Beaches, 10am – 2pm, $10

Mod Podge Workshop: Manly Library, ages 13-20, bookings essential online,10.30 - 11.30am, $5

Intergenerational Table Tennis Comp: Walter Gors Reserve, Dee Why, 3 – 5pm, free


Sat 21 April

Radical Fingerboard Comp: PCYC Northern Beaches, 10am – 2pm, $10

Shoreshocked All Ages Music Festival: North Sydney, 11am – 5pm, free


Thur 26 April

T- Shirt Art Workshop: Avalon Annexe, Dunbar Park, 10am – 1pm, $10


For more information or to book in for any of these events, call 9942 2401 or email