What’s on: September School Holidays

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School holidays are here again and it looks as though engineering and science are the theme of many organised activites. Check out what’s happening in the area and beyond!

Macquarie Shopping Centre

Lego Play Zone (26th September – 1st October, 11am – 2pm) – Challenge your kid’s creativity these school holidays with the LEGO Play Zone! Jam packed with exciting creation stations, let your kid’s imagination run wild with Kronkiwongi and build whatever you can think of! Details here.

Pot a Plant (24th – 25th September, 11am -2pm)  – To welcome in the Spring Summer Fashion Season, Macquarie Centre are excited to invite children to come to the activity area and decorate their very own terracotta pot as brightly as they like! They will also be able to plant a pop of floral colour that they can each take home to plant in the garden or keep indoors to brighten things up! Details here.

Snowballs Learn to Skate Program – 1/2 hour lessons between 9am – 11am, Monday to Friday (Ages 4+). You can book in person at Macquarie Ice Rink or by calling 9888 1100

City of Ryde Libraries- School Holidays program

Every school holidays there is a theme and for Sept-Oct its Robotics and Engineering. Sign up to one of the amazing workshops or creative sessions, crafting and engineering your own robot or K’nex. Special Rhyme Time and craft sessions will also be happening. Get in quick though as some of the programs are getting booked up fast!

For the full schedule, check out the full libraries schedule.

Where: City of Ryde libraries

Cost: $0 – $10

Photo credit: City of Ryde website
Photo credit: City of Ryde website

Darling Harbour

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Celebrate spring with the kids as they create their own colourful seasonal blooms out of paper. Details here.

Jay Laga’aia: Family Time (27th September – 1st October, various times)

One of Australia’s most renowned performers for children, Jay Laga’aia brings his brand new family show to the stage these September school holidays, including a relaxed performance on Thursday 29th September at 12.30pm (tickers $17).


More details and tickets here.


Kids in the Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Running since 2004, Kids in the Park consists of a range of activities and events, some free, and there are some great options for $25 or less. Did we mention there are over 60 activities to choose from?

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

There is something for every budding scientist these school holidays. From How to Star in your own YouTube video, to Minecraft for Families workshops, 2D Game design, Electronic design and workshops geared especially for girls. Check out their website for the jam packed schedule!


Rhodes Waterside

Donut Decorating Workshop

When: Monday 26 September – Friday 30 September 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Ground Floor, Donut King
Cost: FREE

Disney Fairies, School Holidays Fun!

Join us these school holidays for school holidays fun at our Disney Fairies Zone.
When: Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Ground Floor, near Target
Cost: FREE



Bricks 4 Kidz

Our Workshops with LEGO® Bricks will stop the School Holiday Brain Drain!

September holiday programs are now available for registration with a brand new theme: Wizard and Witchcraft (Inspired by Harry Potter™)

Check Out: http://bricks4kidz.com.au/sydney-ryde/


Top Ryde Shopping Centre

FREE Mini Golf

24 September – 9 October

FREE Mini Golf in-centre these School Holidays, located outside on Ground Level 10am-4pm daily.
For all Mini Golf equipment and enquiries please see kiosk located across from Bondi Pizza.

To get you on onto the greens faster, visit the website for more details and to complete a waiver and bring it along with you by.

Please note, Mini Golf activity requires adequate adult supervision.

HobbySew Top Ryde

Sewing classes for beginners. Learn to use a sewing machine to create a cushion cover, pencil case, owl pillow or library bag. If you have attended last school holidays, you could also choose a skirt with elastic waist or shorts with elastic waist.

Children must be aged 10+, bookings essential- for more info or to book, contact Hobbysew on 98775067

Class Schedule:
  • Monday, 26 September, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Wednesday, 28 September, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Wednesday, 5 October, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Thursday, 6 October, 10:00 – 13:00

Where: Hobbysew Top Ryde

Cost: $45 incl kit, sewing machine use and instruction

Event Cinemas Top Ryde- School Holiday Program

26 September – 09 October

Event Cinemas have lots of great FREE activities happening these school holidays!
Click on the link to download a printable school holiday activity calendar that also includes some great discounts and offers!

PLUS – don’t forget you can treat the little ones to a movie and SAVE these holidays with their School Holiday Family Pass

Big W – Free Face Painting!

Bring the kiddies in for FREE Face painting at Big W, Saturday, 24 September, 11am- 3pm

Coco Cubano- Kids Happy Hour!

Head to Coco Cubano for KIDS HAPPY HOUR, 3-6pm every Monday-Friday for $4.90 Kids Crazy Shakes & $6.90 Kids Meals!  Perfect for a quick bite after school or an afternoon treat during school holidays!


Performance and Dance

Bob Till You Drop

Bop till you Drop conduct School Holiday Performing Arts Programs for 2 days in Lane Cove, Mosman and Bellevue Hill. Age: 5-12 years

The program is conducted by qualified teachers who run six 45 minute structured classes per day. These classes include ACTING, DANCING & SINGING, as well as other fun activities such as craft, cooking, science, magic and team challenges. We want the children to learn new skills and enhance their confidence through our gentle encouragements and emphases on their creative ideas. Book: 1300 13 03 13 www.boptillyoudrop.com.au, info@boptillyoudrop.com.au
MOSMAN Tues 27 & Wed 28 Sept – St Clements Church Hall 144 Raglan St, Mosman 9.00am – 3.00pm
LANE COVE Tues 4 & Wed 5 Oct – Lane Cove Country Club 180 River Rd, Lane Cove 9.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: $65 per day, mention RDMs to receive $15 off. 
Rhapsody Studios

Want to brush up on your dance skills? Or try a new style of dance? Come along to 1, 2 or all 3 days of Rhapsody’s school holiday workshop for some jam-packed fun!! All Primary School aged children are welcome. Send an email to rhapsodystudios@hotmail.com or call 9817 2805 to book.


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