NSW public school holiday dates

20 December - 31 January

15 - 26 April

8 - 19 July

30 September - 11 October

23 December - 30 January

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Council school holiday activities

School holidays on the Northern Beaches are all about packing in the fun! Check out the event calendar (select the school holiday category) to find activities to keep the kids entertained during their winter break.


Vacation Care

Our Vacation Care has it all! We offer Vacation Care at Cromer, Manly Vale and North Harbour.

All day care for children between 5 – 12 years old. Exciting excursions, discos, craft and sports days with a difference. Check out what's coming up.

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Kids on the Coast

The Coastal Environment Centre in North Narrabeen offers a fun-filled, action-packed school holiday program. A great opportunity for children to learn about our environment with unique themed activities such as survival workshops, marine science adventures and more. Check out what's on.


Swim programs

Dive into 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. Check out what's coming up at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton and Warringah Aquatic Centre.



Your local library is a great place for kids and young people with fun and educational activities during school holidays, such as author talks, workshops and craft activities. Check out what's coming up.


Glen Street Theatre

Glen Street Theatre puts on a number of shows for kids and school groups during the year. Check out what else is coming up!


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Give your child the opportunity to learn about different art forms and mediums with fun and educational art workshops inspired by the exhibitions on display. Sessions run throughout the year, as well as during school holidays.