April School Holiday Guide - Inner West Mums

April 2020 School Holiday Inspiration

The April school holidays are just around the corner and if you’re looking for options to keep the kids busy, having fun and maybe even learning a few new things, then this guide is a good place to start your search. It’s packed full of engaging activities for kids in and around Sydney’s Inner West! From acrobatic camps to art, drama, public speaking and sports. There’s something for kids of all ages and interests! Many of these activities are organised by registered Active Kids or Creative Kids providers, so don’t forget to make use of those vouchers

 


AcroPals Camp

Acropals

Acrobatics classes for children age 6-16 years       

Acropals is Sydney’s first acro-only school with classes for all ages and abilities taught by Australia’s top acrobatics teachers. Acropals is running a one week camp where children will learn acrobatics and air track tumbling, flipping, acro aerials and circus skills in a friendly, non-competitive environment.

Lunch and snacks are provided each day.

AcroPals uses state-of-the-art equipment and has a massive assortment of air tracks to keep your kids safe while teaching them everything from a forward roll to a full twist back.

Where: Marrickville
When: Monday 20 – Friday 24 April
Cost: $90 per day or $350 for the week. Active Kids and Creative Kids voucher accepted
Bookings: Online at www.acropals.com
Enquiries: info@acropals.com


Artspark Studio

Artspark

Art & sewing classes for toddlers to pre-teen (3 to 12 yeas old)     

ArtSpark Studio, a sun-filled studio in Rozelle, is running special ceramic workshops, with a guest ceramicist for primary school-aged children and up. The regular art and sewing workshops are also available for preschoolers (3–5 year olds) and primary school students, and sewing classes for ages 8 years and up. ArtSpark also has an eco-friendly garden and mini farm with chickens and guinea pigs – the perfect place for creative minds to relax.

Where: Rozelle
When: Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 April
Costs:

  • Half day Art $70+GST
  • All day Art & Sewing $120+GST
  • Half Ceramic $80+GST
  • All day Ceramic $130+GST
  • Creative Kids vouchers accepted
  • Discount for multiple days and sibling bookings within the same workshop period

Bookings: Online at www.artspark-studio.com.au or call ChiChi 0434 154 811
Enquiries: chichi@artspark-studio.com.au


Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)

ATYP

Drama classes for primary school-aged children and high school students


Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company – connecting young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. ATYP is running school holiday drama workshops aimed to encourage and engage young people from Kindergarten to Year 12. Kids will make new friends, learn about performing, gain confidence and most importantly have a lot of fun in a safe and inspiring environment.

Where: Surry Hills, Camperdown, Glebe, Darlinghurst and Eveleigh
When: Visit the website for dates and times
Cost: $180-$330 per week. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.atyp.com.au
Enquiries: workshops@atyp.com.au


Bricks 4 Kids

Bricks 4 Kids

LEGO workshops for kids aged 5+

During the Easter holidays Bricks 4 Kids Inner West will be hosting workshops in Abbotsford, Balmain and Leichhardt. The workshops will feature STEM-based fun LEGO themes and robotics and coding sessions for children aged 7+.

Where: Balmain, Leichhardt, Ashfield & Abbotsford
When: Visit the website for dates and times
Cost: From $95 per day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: www.bricks4kidz.com.au/sydney-inner-west/
Enquiries: sydneyinnerwest@bricks4kidz.com


Carlile Swimming Five Dock

Carlile Swimming

Intensive swimming lessons for preschoolers and school age kids

Carlile Swimming’s School Holiday Swim Program is designed to help boost your child’s confidence and abilities in the water. The daily repetition of classes helps children master skills and strokes, and can produce incredible improvements in just one week. This Program suits every age and ability, and is particularly useful for children who are new to swimming or needing that extra boost to reach the next level.

Where: Five Dock
When:

  • Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April
  • Mon 20 April – Friday 24 April

Cost: 

  • $75.45 (4-day week)
  • $94.30 (5-day week)
  • Active Kids vouchers accepted

Bookings: Online at www.carlile.com.au
Enquiries: fd@carlile.com.au, or phone 8753 0333


Creative Little Fingers

Creative Little Fingers - Inner West Mums' Activities Guide

Art classes for primary school children

Creative Little Fingers offers a creative environment allowing children to discover art. It is running art workshops for kids aged 5–12 years. The workshops are relaxed allowing children to create to their individual potential. Painting terracotta pots, oil pastels, drawing and painting on canvas and painting your on picture frame are some of the workshops on offer this April.

Where: Drummoyne
When: Workshops run from 10am to 12pm on the following days:

  • Tuesday 14 April
  • Wednesday 15 April
  • Tuesday 21 April
  • Wednesday 22 April
  • Thursday 23 April

Cost: $35 per workshop. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Email mjalogan@live.com
Website: www.artclasses4kidsdrummoyne.art


Dance Development Centre

Sydney Dance Development Centre

Dance workshops for children aged 7-16

Dance Development Centre in Annandale is running exciting three-day Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) workshop, focusing on the RAD syllabus work from Grade 2 through to Advance Foundation. The workshops will be run by guest teacher and ex ballet dancer Claire Phipps-Males.

Where: Annandale
When: Sunday 19 April – 21 April
Cost: $150 (3 days – 2 hours per day). Creative and Active kids vouchers accepted.
Bookings: Online at www.dancedevelopment.com.au
Enquiries: sydney@dancedevelopment.com.au


Flying Yogis

Yoga, tumbling, mindfulness & acrobatics for kids K-6

Flying Yogis teaches life management skills on the mat (courage, strength, confidence, stability, grace) that they can take off the mat. Creativity and agility is the theme for these April School Holidays. As well as their regular yoga, tumbling and acrobatics programs there will also be art, picnics, cooking and mindfulness and lots fun!

Where: Annandale
When: 14 – 27 April (everyday including the Monday before school starts)
Cost: $85 per day (5 days for price of 4)
Bookings: Online at https://flyingyogis.net.au/april-holiday-camps/
Enquiries: info@flyingyogis.net.au


Gallery NTK – Art School

Gallery NTK

Fine Art tuition in all media for kids K-12

Gallery NTK provides creative fun and tuition in all areas of art for kids from preschool to Year 12. The classes are led by fully qualified art teachers and professional artists and focus on skills and techniques in clay making and painting and drawing. Gallery NTK offers a beautiful gallery setting to enhance the creative skills of every child.

Where: Croydon
When: Monday – Friday (except public holidays)
Cost: $50 per workshop (morning and afternoon) $100 for a full day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: www.galleryntk.com.au
Enquiries: info@galleryntk.com.au


GeckoSports

Multi-sport fitness classes for primary school kids

GeckoSports, in Ashfield is running a three hour program, suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years who are looking for a fun holiday sports day with friends. With lots of fun games planned, there will be some track and field themed games (sprints relays, long jump, high jump, shot put and javelin/ pool noodle throwing) as well as learning and playing two fun ball sports: volleyball (Newcombe ball) and softball.

Children will be shown the basic skills required for each sport and how they can use these skills in a real game. No experience in any of the sports is required. Just a desire to have lots of fun!


Where: Ashfield (Ashfield Park, corner Pembroke & Ormond Streets)
When: 9am-12pm, Wednesday 15 April and Monday 20 April
Cost: 

  • Earlybird $45 (16th March to 1April)
  • Regular $55
  • Siblings receive 25% discount

Bookings: Online at https://geckosports.com.au/inner-west-sydney/
Enquiries: natascha@geckosports.com.au


Gymkidz

Gymkidz

Gymnastics camp for kids aged 4 to 12 years

GymKidz is a recreational gymnastics centre in Newtown. Gymkidz camps are gymnastics focused but include a variety of stimulating physical and motor-skill development with games, acrobatics and circus, double dutch, rhythmic, dance and team challenges, all in the care of a qualified team of instructors.

Where: Newtown
When: Tues 14 – Friday 17 April and Mon 20 – Friday 24 April
Costs: $90 per day. Active Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.gymkidz.com.au
Enquiries: info@gymkidz.com.au


Haberfield Tennis Centre   

Tennis camps for kids aged 4 to 16 years    

Haberfield Tennis will be running daily tennis camps during the school holidays.

The morning classes consist of stroke-production, acting as an introduction to the basics. After recess the classes consist of improving on the skills learnt and implementing them with tennis games as well as doubles and singles round robins. At the end of the day players participate in some free-time followed by a choice of one of the many organised activities including choices of tennis and soccer.There will also be a giant inflatable slide and castle!

Where: Haberfield
When: 9am-3pm

  • Camp 1: Tue 14 – Fri 17 April
  • Camp 2: Mon 20 – Fri 24 April

Cost:

  • Camp 1: $55 daily
  • Camp 2: $55 daily or $240 full week
  • Active Kids vouchers accepted

Bookings: Online at www.haberfieldtennis.com.au
Enquiries: info@haberfieldtennis.com.au


Inkling Writing Studio

Inkling Writing Studio - Inner West Mums' Activities Guide

Fun, engaging creative writing workshops to develop writing skills and confidence – children 7-12 years old

Inkling writing studio offers inspiring, supportive small group classes where children can develop their writing skills and confidence. The Inkling writing studio runs fun, imaginative creative writing classes for children. We believe that children flourish in creative and supportive environments, where there is time and space to imagine and express ideas freely. These school holidays there are two workshops on offer, The Imaginarium fantasy writing workshop and the Mystery Mayhem writing workshop.

Where: Hunters Hill
When: Wednesday 15 April 10am – 3pm and Thursday 16 April 10am-3pm
Cost: $90 per day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.inklingwriting.com.au
Enquiries: alison@inklingwriting.com.au or call Alison on 0414 462 476


Julie Peadon Art

Julie Peadon Art

Fine Art classes for Kindy to Year 12 children

These school holidays, Julie Peadon Art is offering fun, fine art workshops exploring the great art movements both historically and in a contemporary world while practicing drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and mixed media techniques. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Where: Drummoyne
When: Visit the website for dates and times
Cost: $49.50 for half day workshops and $99 for full day workshops
Bookings: Online at www.juliepeadonart.com
Enquiries: www.junglebuddies.com.au


Jungle Buddies 

Jungle Buddies - Easter

Indoor playcentre for all ages – special Easter activities

Jungle Buddies in Five Dock, are running special activities during the school holidays including face painting, arts and crafts, dance and games and more.

Where: Five Dock
When: Monday – Friday (except public holidays)
Cost:

  • $10 – under 1’s (or free with paid sibling)
  • $17.50 – 1-2 year olds
  • $22.50 – 3 years +

Website: www.junglebuddies.com.au
Enquiries: info@junglebuddies.com.au or phone: 1300 883 819


Kidz Artworx

Kids Artworx

Art School specialising in art classes for kids aged 5-12 years old

Kidz Artworx is running fun and creative art workshops to suit everyone including drawing, painting and clay work. The workshops are designed to encourage kids’ in their creative thinking and visual language and provide them with skills in various areas. All materials are provided and there is a great outdoor play area too.The workshops are taught by a qualified visual art teacher with 25+ years of experience.

Where: Burwood
When: Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm (except public holidays)
Cost: 

  • $55 (3 hour workshop)
  • Early Bird discount until 5 April – $49.50
  • Creative Kids vouchers accepted

Bookings: Online at www.kidzartworx.com.au
Enquiries: kidzartworx@outlook.com


Kids Got Skillz

Kids Got Skills

Workshops for children, promoting self-esteem and happiness for kids aged 5-12 years old

Easter Spectacular workshops incorporates art, craft, cooking and photography as well as outdoor play, a treasure hunt and some mindfulness practice throughout the day. At the beginning and end the each day there will be time devoted to focus and relaxation.

Where: Marrickville
When: Wednesday 15 April– 9am – 4pm
Cost: $120. Creative Kids an Active Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.kidsgotskillz.com.au
Enquirieskidsgotskillzclub@gmail.com


Kids Up Front Drama Academy

Kids Upfront

Performing arts school holiday camp for kids – Kindy to Year 7 

Kids Up Front Drama Academy helps to build children’s confidence, creativity and communication skills. The holiday camp works with children to put on a fabulous musical show at Kegworth Public School in Leichhardt!

Each day, the kids rotate around our specialist tutors and complete sessions of singing, dancing and drama. At the end of the week, the program culminates with a wonderful musical show for parents and friends to enjoy. Early morning drop-offs from 8am and late pick-ups to 5.30pm available.

Where: Kegworth Public School, Leichhardt
When: 20-24 April, 9am-3pm
Cost: 

  • $385 – 5 days
  • $340 – 4 days
  • Day rate is $85
  • Earlybird discount available if you book by 16 March
  • Creative Kids vouchers accepted

Bookings: Online at https://www.kidsupfront.com.au/holiday-camps
Enquiries: office@kidsupfront.com.au


Make Believe Performing Arts Club

Make Believe Performing Arts - Inner West Mums' Activities Guide

**Special offer: Quote IWMs and save 10% if you book by 21 March**

Theatre skills based singing, dancing, drama class for kids K-Year 6

Make Believe Kid’s Theatre Club offers combined singing, dance and drama activities. Make Believe offers a combined performing arts workshop in a supportive environment including singing, drama, dance, games and craft. Make Believe’s key focus is to help develop imagination, creativity and social skills. Workshops are for Kindy kids to Year 6, and no previous experience is necessary.

Where: Balmain, Leichhardt, Ashfield & Abbotsford
When: 20-22 April
Cost: 3-day workshop with performance is $230. Optional extended day is $290.  Active and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Email makebelieveaustralia@gmail.com or phone 9810 3982
Website: www.makebelievegroup.com.au


Paper Rock Scissors Art Studio

Paper Rock Scissors - Inner West Mums Activities Guide

Art workshops for primary school aged kids
Paper Scissors Rock will be running art workshops in two groups: Kindy to Year 2 and Years 3-6. There will be lots of fun craft based activities and will cover  drawing, painting, printing, making and mixed media techniques and more!

Where: Rozelle and Summer Hill
When: Morning and afternoon sessions
Cost: $60+GST or full day $120+GST (extended hours are also available). Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.paperrockscissors.com.au
Enquiries: prue@paperrockscissors.com.au


 PCYC Marrickville

PCYC - Inner West Mums Activities Guide

Sporting activities for all school aged kids (5+)

PCYC Marrickville is offering sporting programs including basketball, inflatables, soccer, netball, laser tag, fitness camps and mini-Olympics. Participants also have the option to get involved in a range of creative activities including science workshops, painting, birdhouse making and Bricks4Kids.

When: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April and Monday 20 – Friday 24 April, 9am-3pm
Cost:

  • 1 day: $55
  • 3 days: $155
  • 5 days: $255
  • Aftercare available $25 (3pm-6pm)
  • Creative Kids vouchers accepted

Bookings: At reception or online at http://bit.ly/pcycmvilleclasses
Website: www.pcycnsw.org.au
Enquiries: marrickville@pcycnsw.org.au or phone 9559 7722


Resilience in Kids

Resilience in Kids

Resilience workshops for children K-Year 6

Resilience in Kids provides resilience workshops for everyday children aged 5–12 years experiencing everyday challenges. Workshops focus on building resilience through fun and play-based games and activities, including; drama, art, craft, storytelling and games. Children learn how to manage emotions, handle worries, think more positively, and understand their inner voice. The programs are run by deeply experienced resilience coaches.

Where: Annandale and Lilyfield
When: Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 April
Cost: $115 per workshop. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.resilienceinkids.com.au
Enquiries: admin@resilienceinkids.com.au


Sydney Speaking School

Sydney Speaking School

Fun and supportive online public speaking classes for children to find their voice & build resilience

Sydney Speaking School will be running four-day online workshops designed to help students flourish as public speakers and debaters in a safe and enjoyable environment. There are a range of online workshops for Year 1 through to Year 9 students. Visit the website to find details of each workshop.

Where: Online
When:

  • 6 April – 9 April 2020
  • 14 April – 17 April 2020
  • 20 April – 23 April 2020

9.30am – 1pm

Cost: From $180 for 4 days. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.speakingschools.com.au
Enquiries: contact@speakingschools.com.au


The Athletic Buddha

Buddha Athletica

Interactive activities and games for primary aged kids K-Year 6

The Athletic Buddha health and fitness centre will be running two sessions for children in the school holidays. The first is the SSS-World Cup Soccer which includes interactive games and prizes, morning tea and lunch and each participant will receive an Athletic Buddha tank top. The second session is Dance, Gymnastics and Slime! There will also be fun interactive games and prizes and a slime goodie bag!

Where: Concord West
When:

  • SSS-World Cup Soccer: Wednesday 15 April – 8.45-3pm
  • Dance, Gymnastics and Slime: Wed 22 April – 11am-3pm

Cost:

  • Soccer: $105 8.45-3pm
  • Dance, Gymnastics and Slime: $75 11am-3pm

Late pickup option is available (3-5.30pm) for additional $25. Active Kids Voucher accepted.

Bookings: Online at https://theathleticbuddha.com.au/timetable/
Enquiries: kids@theathleticbuddha.com.au


Do you run a children’s activity in the Inner West?
If you run a children’s activity in the Inner West and would like to be featured in our next Activities Guide please email anna@theinnerwestmums.com.au to find out more.

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