School Holiday Ideas and Activities - St Joseph's Narrabeen

School Holiday Ideas and Activities

Finding the right holiday activity for your child can be a challenge. It can be easier when they have a friend or familiar face going to the same holiday activity, so why not check in with other parents to see what their plans are and potentially join the same program?

We’ll be honest, we haven’t tried or tested all of these activities but here are some of the most popular, plus some newcomers, for school holiday fun. This is not a comprehensive list but should give you a few ideas!

Know something we should add to the list? Let us know by emailing us here. 

Motiv8 Sports

Join Motiv8sports and experience Australia’s greatest multi-sports event designed for Primary school children.

Campers are divided into age appropriate friendship groups for insane sports sessions where all points won during the day go towards their Mega Camp battle teams total score.

Events are from 8:30am-3:30pm daily (non sleep over) and are designed for Kindy – Year 6 children.

Find out more here.

Code Camp

Elanora Squash and Fitness Centre

Manly Warringah Basketball

Manly Warringah basketball association (non-profit) have some great programs on offer!

Parliament House Daily Activities

The Parliament of NSW has put together a week of free, fun online educational events for children up to 12 years of age these school holidays.

Events will run from 25 – 28 September 2023 and include storytelling, a virtual guided chamber tour, a visit from Henry Parkes and an opportunity to meet the people of Parliament, all from the comfort of your home.

When: Monday 25 – Thursday 28 September 2023

Time: From 9:30 am each day

Where: Online via Zoom

Learn to Fish

Free Guitar workshops

For the budding rock star at home… in the September/October School Holidays, join the free Guitar Jam workshops at Forte Dee Why.

Your child will have a magical experience learning the guitar and also start to develop social skills like communication and working in a group. Places are limited, we supply the guitar or BYO. Call or SMS Julie & Sara at Forte School of Music on 0449 039 151 or register at

Masters Academy

Northern Beaches Vacation Care

Our non-for-profit vacation care service supports the Northern Beaches community by offering a variety of activities and excursions for children during the school holidays!

There is lots of information and activities to be found via the link below. The program is updated daily and you can view via the info sheet below too.

Book here


Looking for things to do in the upcoming school holidays?

PCYC NSW runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Our structured programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure we offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, gymnastics and boxing to painting, dance and crafts. From pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding, we have lots on offer!

Looking for school holidays child care while you’re on vacation elsewhere in the state? PCYC membership gives you access to any of our 65 clubs! Drop your kids off for school holidays activities while you’re on your ‘staycation’!

PCYC Northern Beaches school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Our programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities that surround our clubs ensuring a cost effective school holiday option for all families. We also accept Creative Kids vouchers at all of our clubs.

Check out our timetable of upcoming school holidays activities via the link.

Book here

OOSH Northern Beaches (operates off site)

OOSH Northern Beaches operates Vacation Care at two central locations – Cromer Primary School, Carcoola Road, Cromer and St Johns Catholic Primary School, 166 Alfred Street, Narraweena.

There are loads of fun activities, which change every day.

Book here

Mod Bod – Cromer

Keep your children active during these school holidays. Modbod has fun workshops for kids ages 5-12 where they will learn, have fun and make new friends! They offer Acro & Tumbling and Gymnastics workshops at a reasonable cost, over a three hour period.

Book here


Aussie Gems Cheerleading

Take your child on a fun adventure at Aussie Gems School Holiday Program!

The best way to enjoy and learn at the same time. They offer lunch and full day activities, including craft as well.

Book here




Book by calling 0414 261 654  or emailing


Tennis and Soccer

Evolve Tennis Academy & Game Ready Football unite to bring you the most exciting grassroot school holiday camps.

Our team of dedicated coaches across both codes aim to give an experience like no other, offering a structured program which is key to delivering your child/ren a quality array of Tennis & Football activities they will want to visit each and every school holidays

We cater for more children at Evolve Sports Camps than any other location on the beaches and it comes as no surprise considering whats on offer…

  • Structured Tennis & Soccer activities
  • FREE Before & After Care (Drop off 7.30am / Pick up 5pm)
  • FREE Pizza Lunch every last day of camp
  • Experienced & Qualifed Coaches heading up all locations
  • Camps run ‘rain, hail or shine’
  • Senior First Aid Trained Head Coaches
  • The price…

For all the information you need, please continue reading. All bookings can be made online at the links to the side, via email or by calling Head Office (02) 9971-0644

Book here

360 Strength and Conditioning Camp

 Introducing the 360 School Holiday Program. We are local, experienced and passionate about educating juniors on how to develop physical and mental strength to use in their everyday life, sports and school. The aim of this camp is to encourage boys and girls to have lots of fun whilst gaining confidence and self-esteem in a gym environment. We have all the gear to teach them basic fitness fundamentals, group exercise games and help them expand their outlook on what a healthy lifestyle looks like.

 Join the fun!

Teaching kids how to live healthy active lifestyles in a safe and fun environment.

  • Movement foundations

  • Strength

  • Speed, power and plyometrics

  • Cognitive skill activities

  • Modified games

  • Heaps of fun

  • Morning tea and afternoon tea snacks provided

  • Prizes!

  • Nerf Gun Wars!

Book here


Manly Warringah Gymnastics : Join us for a day of gymnastics, games, activities, moves and leap into our giant foam pit.

Our holiday program is suitable for all School Age Kids and is a great opportunity to make new friends. All staff are fully accredited and will keep the kids entertained the entire day. MWGC is the perfect venue for your children to spend their holidays!

You can trust us to care and look after everyone and bring out glowing smiles.

Book here

Coastal Environment Centre

The Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) offers a school holiday program with a difference. With a unique theme for each day, your child will learn about our natural environment through a range of fun and interesting activities.

Fun filled, action packed school holiday programs are offered during the summer, autumn, winter and spring school holidays.

This is a great opportunity for children to learn about our environment and how they can help preserve it.

The holiday program is suitable for children aged 6 (who have started school) to 12 years (unless otherwise advertised).

Programs generally run from 10am-3pm (unless otherwise noted) and cost $68.00 per child (per program). Please note – Active Kids Vouchers are not able to be accepted.

Book here

Pittwater Sports Centre – Kids Sport on the Beaches

At Pittwater Sports Centre, we are the leaders in school holiday clinics on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Children are divided into three groups featuring age appropriate activities designed to keep kids activate, developing their creativity and exploration skills.

  • Kindy Adventures (ages 3-5 yrs)
  • Junior Program (ages 4-7 yrs)
  • Senior Program (ages 8-12 yrs)

Our state-of-the-art centre provides a safe, dry and comfortable area for kids to undertake a huge range of activities, craft, jumping castle and so much more. In the warm holidays many squeals of delight can be heard from the water slide.  All activities are held on the premises with the exception of kayaking where children 8 and over can leave right from our back door for a kayaking excursion (weather permitting).

Pittwater Sports Centre provides morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea throughout the day, included in the great price of $97.00.  Pittwater Sports Centre is a NUT FREE environment!  Our staff are also competent in working with children with all needs and requirements. Let your children’s school holidays be a fun and exciting time!

Book here


Goodwin’s Tennis – Mona Vale

Click here for more info. 




Not technically for holidays, but many Joeys enjoy Scouts. The 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout group is situated on the corner  of Goodwin and Lakeside Streets Narrabeen. More info can be found below…

Manly Warringah Basketball


Ability Fit Co

Ability Fit Co is local to the Northern Beaches and we have an inclusive space that we are very proud of.

We offer programs for kids, designed to empower sociable movement, improve general wellbeing, and encourage leadership within a team environment.

This program is bridging the gap , building friendships, having fun  and educating on what it feels like to move well.

NDIS funding is also catered for.

Book here


The Football Factory

The Football Factory is a local football training facility and we run school holiday coaching clinics every holiday period. We also run term based programs for ages 3-15yrs. We are very proud of what we do and deliver all our programs with the highest level of professionalism.

Book here


Free Your Voice

Free Your Voice Studios, a high-quality singing workshop with experienced, fun, and inspiring singing teachers! For children aged 5 to 12 years.  For more information and to enrol, call Natasha on 0425 297 827 or click here.