Changes to events and gatherings
Following NSW Health advice, we are bringing some face-to-face events back while others remain suspended. Please check the Changes to events and gatherings page for the most up to date information.

2021 NSW public school holiday dates

Summer: 23 December – 28 January
Autumn: 2 April - 18 April
Winter: 26 June - 11 July
Spring: 18 September - 4 October

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Council School Holiday activities

There’s no such thing as "a boring school holidays" on the Northern Beaches! Check out the event calendar (select the school holiday category) to find things to keep the kids entertained during their break!

Vacation Care

Cromer, Harbord (Freshwater), Forestville and Manly Vale

Our Vacation Care has it all! 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.

Kids on the Coast live sessions

The Coastal Environment Centre is running free online sessions each day of the holidays and will contain a fun, interactive session involving participation from home, perhaps in a science experiment or gardening project using easy to find materials from home. Check out the session topics.

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. Our centres also offer giant inflatable fun during the school holidays. 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

Inspire the kids with a trip to the theatre! Glen Street Theatre puts on a number of shows for kids and school groups during the year. Check out what’s 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. Read more about forthcoming creative learning activities.