What to do in Sydney these school holidays

There's plenty to keep the kids entertained this July.

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 some online events and in-person activities to keep your kids occupied.

School is out for most NSW kids from Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

The lives of some of the furry residents of Sydney Zoo during lockdown captured people’s attention. Now you can visit furry celebrities like Kalina the Koala and Ringo the wombat in person!

Darling Harbour, every day, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July

Multi-sport school holiday camp

Multi-sport school holiday camp

Head to Centennial Parklands for this fun multi-sport camp. Experience sports from a grassroots level up, dabbling in tennis, netball, golf, football, basketball and more. Activities are for 5 to 15 year olds.

Centennial Parklands, every weekday, Monday 6 July to Fri 17 July

State Library of NSW

State Library of NSW school holidays program

The library has moved activities online this school holidays. Check out live online workshops with children’s authors, craft workshops and online tours.

Parts of the library’s galleries will reopen on Monday 13 July. Find more information on their available services on their website.

Various times online, Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July

We Clue: App-based city adventure

Download the We Clue app to take part in an epic city adventure these school holidays. The We Clue team have made their amazing race style challenges free for the holidays. Complete challenges and crack codes as you seek out the finish location.

Sydney city centre until 31 August

Pretty Little Ballerinas online classes

Storytime and rhymetime online

Storytelling and singing to enjoy at home. Our librarians present fun storytime sessions for pre-schoolers and rhymetime for 0 to 2 year-olds. There are also AUSLAN storytime videos presented in partnership with the Deaf Society that are suitable for deaf and hearing children.

Online, any time

Pretty Little Ballerinas ballet classes

Discover the magic of ballet at Pretty Little Ballerinas from your home. The best part is you can do these classes at any time. You pay a monthly subscription to have access to the library of classes for 2 to 5-year olds.

Online, any time

Sydney Moves school holidays dance workshops

Learn dance styles from professional dancers at these online workshops. Kids aged 8 to 12 are invited to learn new skills in a 1-day workshop with hip hop artist Libby Montilla. Teens can refine their contemporary dance techniques over 2 days with professional dancer Brianna Law.

Online, Monday 6 July to Saturday 18 July

Virtual Family Fair

Virtual Family Fair

Sydney Living Museums brings its beloved Family Fair into family homes with on-demand videos and activities. Hosted by the one and only Justine Clarke, there will crafts, cooking demonstrations, virtual farm tours, and more inspired by the historic Rouse Hill Estate.

Online, Monday 6 July to Sunday 19 July

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