What to do in Sydney these school holidays

There's plenty to keep the kids entertained

Keeping the kids entertained in the school holidays can be tricky business, so we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to keep your kids occupied in the winter break. School holidays run from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July 2018.

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Skidmark

Introduce your kids to the joy of Shakespeare with a very cheeky, very irreverent take on Hamlet. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Skidmark has hilarious costumes, loads of silliness and plenty of interactivity.

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Skidmark

Luna Park Sydney Winterfest

A waterfront ice rink is just one of the attractions at Luna Park Sydney Winterfest. There’ll also be warm winter foods and fun rides and games.

School holiday tennis camp

Find out if your child is the next Wimbledon champ at the tennis camp in Prince Alfred Park. It caters to all levels of experience and ability including children with disability.

Cat Cinema

Sip your caramel popcorn milkshake and cuddle some friendly cats while watching a movie at Cat Cinema. The family friendly program is for kids 5 years and over.

Makerspace school holiday workshops

Get creative and have fun with recycling and robotics at City of Sydney Library’s free makerspace workshops.

Pine Street school holiday workshops

Learn new creative skills and make new friends at a Pine Street Creative Arts Centre workshop. Make your own film using paper cut animation or get stuck into ceramics or print-making.

School holidays at Pine Street

Kinderling House Party

Head to City Recital Hall to join the fun of the Kinderling House Party. The biggest names in kids entertainment will have you jumping and jiving. Then in the foyer, there’ll be workshops, arts and crafts projects, face painting, sing-a-longs, storytelling and more.

Kids veggie patch

Discover where food comes from and get to know edible plants in the Royal Botanic Garden veggie patch. Seedlings can be taken home to help start your own patch.

Kids vs Wild

Could you go wild? Learn how to survive the night in the great outdoors through campfire making at Kids vs Wild. When your fire is built, toast marshmallows and sing campfire songs.

Electrocraft school holiday workshop

Get a free, hands-on introduction to the incredible world of electrocraft. In this workshop, you’ll create a light-up felt badge to take home. All you need to bring is your imagination!

Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops

Get creative and learn new dance skills at Sydney Dance Company. These popular workshops cover a diverse range of styles including contemporary, hip hop, theatre jazz and lyrical.

Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops

Fizzics Education courses

Put your science goggles on or turn on your engineering brain with a Fizzics Education course. Make everything from fizzy potions to elephant toothpaste at Chemical Concoctions or fake snot at Gross and Gory. Become a super sleuth at a forensic science workshop or learn about Lego robotics.

City Slicker Critters

Why do bees have smelly feet? Find out the answer to this question and meet some fun and fascinating Aussie animals at City Slick Critters. This fun and interactive theatre experience in the Royal Botanic Garden includes songs, jokes and surprises.

Holiday circus and flying trapeze workshop

You don’t have to run away to join the circus to get circus skills! Learn juggling, hula hoops, plate spinning and more or swing in the sky at holiday circus and flying trapeze workshops in Sydney Olympic Park.

Circus Arts workshops

Australian Poetry Slam

Sharpen your spoken word skills at the Australian Poetry Slam, a free workshop and competition for high school students.

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