The Easter school holidays are within sight, so it’s time to get planning! To help get you started, we have curated a guide, featuring some of the most awesome and fun activities to keep the kids active and entertained during the holidays. From martial arts to drama, dance, and LEGO workshops, there’s something for all ages and interests. Plus, many are offering special discounts for Inner West Mums! Don’t forget to make use of your Active Kids or Creative Kids vouchers too!
Bricks 4 Kids
Inner West School of Dance
Jiu Jitsu Academy
Julie Peadon Art
Make Believe Performing Arts Club
PCYC – Marrickville
Speaking Schools Australasia
Art & sewing classes for toddlers to pre-teens
ArtSpark Studio is offering half day art workshops and full day sewing classes during the Easter school holidays. Each session includes a variety of activities, which support fine motor skill development and introduce different art making techniques. Artspark also has an eco-friendly garden and mini-farm (with chickens and guinea pigs) which provides a wonderful environment to create related artworks or to learn drawing live animals.
When: Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April
Costs: From $77. Discount rate for multiple and sibling bookings. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.artspark-studio.com.au
Enquiries: email@example.com or call ChiChi 0434 154 811
LEGO workshops for kids aged 5 to 12 years
During the Easter holidays, Bricks 4 Kids Inner West will be hosting workshops in Ashfield, Balmain and Olympic Park. The workshops will feature STEM-based fun LEGO themes and robotics! Due to demand, extra days and capacity have been added across all three locations – but be quick spots are already filling fast!
Where: Ashfield, Balmain & Olympic Park
When: Everyday – Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April
Cost: From $95 per day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.
Mindfulness, yoga & acrobatics for kids primary school children K-6
Flying Yogis offers a unique blend of yoga (for it’s mindfulness, focus and awareness) with tumbling, gymnastics and acrobatics (for coordination, agility, strength and physical well-being). These Easter holidays their acro programs will get your yogis; gymnasts; ninjas; dancers; artists; creatives; and chefs tumbling and flipping everywhere! There will also be a specialist two-day art project on 8 & 9 April (with an art show at the end).
When: 6 April to 19 April. Monday to Friday
Cost: $95 per day or pay 5 days for price of 4. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Mention this guide to receive $10 discount off your booking.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9386 0031
Multi-sport fitness classes for primary school kids
Ninja-warrior themed sports activities including obstacle course, fitness and agility challenges, fun games, dodgeball and more. There will be a wide variety of track and field events, as well as their mini-olympics program for some action-packed sports challenges,.
Where: Earlwood & Ashfield
When: Wednesday 7 April, Thursday 8 April, Monday 12 April, Thursday 15 April
Cost: Earlybird tickets only $27 (if booked 2 weeks before event) Regular price: $40. Siblings 25% discount.
Enquiries: email@example.com or call 0400 989 229
Dance workshops for all ages from preschoolers to adults
Friendly and relaxed holiday workshops, open to beginners and those with experience. It’s never to late to start! Classes include: hip hop, boys classes, lyrical, contemporary, dance pop kids, kids yoga and broadway jazz.
Where: Leichhardt, Haberfield, Marrickville
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: From $25. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Martial art classes for children 5-14 years
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is unlike any other sport or martial art available to kids. As well as well as self-defence and healthy living, the SJJA Kids Program is designed to develop our little diamonds into motivated, confident and compassionate adults. With our coaches acting as mentors, we see some amazing transformations as our kids unlock untapped strength and self-confidence.
The SJJA Kids Creed is built around the values Bruno learned over a lifetime of training and competing at the highest level. It establishes the behaviour and attitude we expect from our kids, including a strong work ethic, teamwork, courage, compassion, respect, and anti-bullying. We encourage our kids to take these values wherever they go in life, including school, home and in public.
Where: Dulwich Hill
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: Membership packages available from 1 class per week to unlimited classes. Family discount packages available if mum and dad want to join! Active Kids vouchers accepted
IWM SPECIAL OFFER: For the month of March & April register and receive 50% off your uniform
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9062 5712
Fun, fine art workshops for Kindy to Year 12
Fun, fabulous fine art workshops packed with Easter themes like Picasso bunnies and Easter eggs & butterflies right through to the classics like Van Gogh’s irises and Monet’s waterlilies! There will also be NEW workshops too; Sensational Sunsets, Unique Unicorns and Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms and Magical Mosaics to try. Full day and Half day workshops available.
When: Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April
Cost: $100 for full day and $50 for half day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Enquiries: email@example.com or call 0416 135 14
Performing arts club for primary school children in years 1-6
Easter special three-day holiday workshop. Kids will be entertained with combined drama, singing, dancing, games and craft activities. Working towards a short performance at the end of day three. Following a similar format to their after school club, the focus is on building creativity, confidence and social skills through the discipline of the performing arts.
Make Believe is passionate about developing each individual. Whether it’s taking centre stage or behind the scenes, everyone has a role to play.
Extended hours available.
When: Tuesday to Thursday
Cost: $249 total for 3 days (9.30am-3.30pm) or $315 for extended hours (8.30am-5.30pm). Sibling discounts. Active and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Mention IWMs when you register to receive a free baseball cap.
Bookings: Email for a registration form – firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries: email@example.com or message via Facebook
Creative art classes & workshops for kids aged 5+
OneArt Studio offer kids and adults an opportunity to enhance their creativity in an open, fun and relax environment. Students will learn about the five main principles of all creative endeavours – perspective, proportion, lighting, composition and colours. These principles apply not only to visual art but also to graphic design, art direction, digital media, film and animation. Lessons are tailored to ensure each students progresses to the next level.
PCYC Marrickville will be offering a different program each day of the Easter holidays, including:
When: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April & Monday 12 to Friday 16 April and Monday 19 April
Cost: $50 per day – $200 for a full week. Creative Kids voucher accepted.
Fun and supportive public speaking & debating classes for children to find their voice & build resilience
Speaking Schools Australasia has been helping build students’ confidence, critical thinking and communication skills for over six years. With over 10,000 students having come through their doors, they continue to bring plenty of fun and interactive programs for all experience levels. Their varied programs are facilitated by an experienced, energetic and engaging coaching team, who are well-acquainted with and equally passionate about the art of debating and public speaking. If you’re seeking a program that is enjoyable and educational, then the Speaking Schools Holiday Workshops are for you! Throughout the April school holidays, Speaking Schools will be running fun LIVE online workshops, as well as various in-person workshops across Sydney, each of which helps students build their confidence in debating and public speaking.
Online programs (Year 1-9):
When: Tuesday 6 April – Friday 9 April; or Monday 12 April – Thursday 15 April
Time: 9:30am-1 pm
In-person programs (Year 1-9):
When: Tuesday 6 April -Friday, 9 April or Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April 2021
Where: Burwood, Moore Park, Pennant Hills, and St Leonards
Time: Staggered start and finish times
Cost: From $220. Early Bird Discount: $10 off for online programs, and $20 off for in-person programs. Offer ends midnight, Sunday 14 March 2021