Summer’s almost here and we think kids have already spent quite enough time at home this year. Give them something to get them moving, off-screens and out of the house this summer school holidays and use the opportunity to do whatever the heck you want while they’re at it!
We’ve been in touch with the best local businesses offering school holiday activities in the Sutherland Shire and rounded up what’s on offer that your kids will love.
There’s acrobatics, dancing, sports camps, sewing, swimming and so much more happening near you. Check out all the details below and don’t forget to tell them Mums of the Shire sent you!
Kids Inspired is an Allied Health and Creative Learning Centre centrally located in Kirrawee.
With a focus on sewing, contemporary hand crafts and visual arts, they offer after school term classes, school holiday workshops, and their famous CreativiTea Parties.
During their School Holiday Workshops, kids learn techniques in hand or machine sewing and you are able to choose between a variety of creative projects over the December and January School Holiday period. No experience is necessary. All workshops are suitable for kids 6 years and up.
Full Day Workshops run 9:30am-4pm and are $80 for the day including all materials required.
Super Sports Camps
Super Sports Camps are all about optimising the happiness, physical abilities, and self-confidence of children through sport. Since 2014, hundreds of like-minded kids have formed our community where each child is encouraged to learn, support others, give every opportunity a go, and push themselves to reach their personal best.
Their school holiday sports camp coaches will keep your kids physically active and entertained so you can continue with your regular schedule during school holidays. So, if you are on the lookout for school holiday activities in the Sutherland Shire delivered in a safe and fun environment, join Super Sports Camps these summer holidays.
Boys and girls aged 6-13 years of all abilities are welcome!
Here’s an outline of the 2021/2022 summer holiday sports camps:
- Multi Sports Camp – 20 December 2021 @ Caringbah High School
- AFL Camp – 21 and 22 December 2021 @ Caringbah High School
- Cricket Camp – 17 and 18 January 2022 @ Caringbah High School
Spots are limited. Don’t miss out! To make a booking, click here.
KRS Dance – Frozen Disco
Come along and join Elsa for the KRS Frozen Disco! Take a break from the holiday chaos and keep the kids entertained and having fun.
There is lots of fun planned including:
- Cookie decorating
- Gift bag for each child
- Disco games
- Plus lots more
The workshop is being held on Wednesday 12 January, 10am – 11.30am.
Address: KRS Dance, 12 Marshall Rd, Kirrawee.
Cost: $35 per child.
This is a drop and go party. Parents are unable to stay but rest assured their staff will take very good care of your children.
Hilltop Swim Academy
Hilltop Swim Academy is offering full-day Holiday Camps including swimming, flippaball, soccer, dodgeball, crafts, games and all food and drink included on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December. Each day 8:30am – 4:30pm for only $70 per person per day!
Hilltop Swim Academy is also offering Intensive Swimming Lessons. Attending lessons every day of the week allows swimmers to improve and progress at a faster rate.
Week 1- Monday 10th January to Friday 14th January.
Week 2 – Monday 17th to Friday 21st January.
Cost is $85 per swimmer per week.
GLEE CLUB – Holiday Workshop
KRS Dance in Kirrawee is holding two-day holiday Glee Club workshops. Join them for Singing, Dancing, Acting and a whole lot of fun with Miss Grace. At the end of day two there will be a performance for parents to come along and watch. Miss Grace has been dancing and performing since age 3, she has starred in numerous plays and musicals including Wicked.
The workshop will take place on the 24th and 25th of January from 10am-3pm and is suitable for kids ages 6+.
Cost for two-day workshop is $150. Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.
Book your spot here.
Shire Dance Workshops
The SHIRE DANCE WORKSHOP consists of two fabulous days of dance workshops for dancers 3 years and above.
World-class tutors and high-quality dance educators will lead camps that will inspire keen dancers and encourage beginners in a professional yet relaxed and friendly environment. These workshops have been running since 2010 and nurtured and inspired dancers all over Sydney.
Located in Kirrawee with incredible tutors ready to challenge, motivate and inspire budding dancers. They aim to be friendly, inclusive, fun, caring and connect like-minded dancers from all over greater Sydney.
Bookings are open for January.
Click here to purchase or for more info.
The Bridal Bar – Little Glams Workshops
These popular school holiday workshops are a fabulous opportunity for kids of all ages to learn the ins and outs of makeup appropriate for their age.
Two workshops available: Little Glams (ages 5-9 yrs) and Tweens (ages 10-13 yrs)
Little Glams will spend an hour looking and feeling like little princess’, playing with and applying makeup under guidance of professional makeup artists!
Tweens will learn the basics of skincare, hygiene (and how to clean your makeup tools), colour matching, mineral powders vs liquid base as well as proper removal to allow your skin to breathe at night. This is the perfect introduction to makeup for your tween!
LITTLE GLAMS – Wed 12/01 10:30am, Thu 13/01 1pm, Wed 19/01 12:30pm, Thu 20/01 11am
TWEENS – Wed 12/01 12:30pm, Thu 13/01 11am, Wed 19/01 10:30am, Thu 20/01 1pm
Mums and Dads we haven’t forgotten about you – why not book in for a service and enjoy some ‘me’ time while our workshops are running!
Magical babyballet® Party
Join Miss Alex and Flutterstar Fairy for a magical babyballet® Party. There will be dancing, games, craft and a whole lot of fun to be had! Perfect for ages 2-5yrs.
Friday 21st January 2022, 10am-12pm
Book your spot here https://forms.gle/QagkGZuduYJ5KYpt6.
South Village Kids – Christmas Movie Nights
South Village will be turned into a full-blown festive frenzy with a special kids-only screening of Christmas Movies. Kids are encouraged to wear their wackiest Christmas shirt but also to bring a snuggly blanket or jacket in case it gets cold.
Tickets ($20 per child) include silent headphones, a comfy bean bag to relax in, childminding and a screening of a favourite Christmas movie.
MOVIE: The Grinch (G), movie run time is 1hr 25min. Thursday 2nd December
MOVIE: The Polar Express (G), movie run time is 1hr 40min. Friday 3rd December
MOVIE: Elf (G), movie run time is 1hr 36min. Thursday 9th December
MOVIE: Nutcracker & the Four Realms (PG), movie run time is 1hr 39min. Friday 10th December
MOVIE: The Santa Clause (G), movie run time is 1hr 37min. Thursday 16th December
MOVIE: The Grinch 2018 (PG), movie run time is 1hr 25min. Friday 17th December
The movie is KIDS ONLY (aged 4+) and skilled and experienced childminders will look after your little ones during the movie so you’re free to go and enjoy a meal and come back to collect them later!
Tickets are available from the South Village website.
Still searching for school holiday activities?
If you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet, head to our local business directory to view a full list of school holiday activities. You’ll find a whole range of swimming options to choose from, acrobatics, teen fitness, creative workshops and more. Keep checking back as listings will be updated over the coming weeks.
And if you’re looking for something to do as a family during the school holidays, check out our What’s On calendar for upcoming family-friendly events, and stay tuned for the best activities on offer during the school term. Until then, enjoy your holidays!