Hale Masthead
child-kids-flowers-happy_feature

115 ways to spend the spring school holidays

Holly Zapasnik

These spring school holidays are packed with ways for kids to have fun and learn a little (or a lot!) in the process.

From war games to pastry making, painting to public speaking, here are 115 ways your kids can keep busy this holidays!

DON’T MISS

School Holidays at TUGGERANONG HYPERDOME

Week 1: MARVEL GREEN MACHINE SHOW

Team up with Spider-Man on an interactive journey to be an environmental superhero. Take the superhero oath & make our planet a safer place to live.Monday 26 – Friday 30 September
Daily shows: 11am & 1pm
Meet & greet: 12pmBest of all, it’s free!Find out more information here:

Week 2: FUN FOOD FACTORY

Come & create your own fun & healthy snack at the free Fun Food Factory located in the Hyperdome’s centre court.

Monday: Fruit Rockets

Tuesday: Banana Butterflies

Wednesday: Grape Caterpillars

Thursday: Fruit Rockets

Friday: Banana Butterflies

Happening 3-7 October. Find more information here: www.hyperdome.com.au

SKY ZONE

Spring Holidays means warmer weather, flowers blooming and Holiday Camp, a program hosted by Olympic trampoline silver medallist and head of Sky School coach Ji Wallace. Spring Camp is all the best bits of Sky School combined into one whole week of fun! Learn all the trampoline basics along with some sweet skills and tricks.

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am – jumping and
coaching
11:00am – 11:30am –  food and
drinks in our party rooms
Date: Week 1: Mon Mon 26 Sep – Fri 30 Sep
Week 2: Mon 03 Oct – Fri 07 Oct
Cost $100 per child per week

Website         hskyzone.com.au/holiday-camp

Email              [email protected]

Ph                   13 75 99

JUST FOR FUN

FLIP OUT

Main arena, foam pits, Olympic trampolines

Location: 30 Sawmill Circuit Hume, ACT 2620
Ph: (02) 6260 1991
Location:
4/45 Dacre St. Mitchell, ACT 2911
Ph: (02) 6255 5533
Bookings: 
  Not essential
Website: www.flipout.net.au

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA: Spring at the Museum

These holidays, visit Kspace where kids can design a time-travelling robot and enter a Time Pod blasting them back to a mystery location in Australia’s past. Kspace is a team game, ideally played in teams of four. Kids will find themselves in one of eight different locations, ranging from the Victorian goldfields in 1854, to Sydney at the time in the Harbour Bridge was being built, in the 1930s. At the end of their adventure they are transported back to the Museum where they can send home a postcard from their travels, including their robot design.

Discovery Space Play School:

Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, step back in time to help build a medieval castle and make a medieval crown and shield to take home.

Time: Weekdays 27 – 30 September and 4 – 7 October 10 – 11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm

Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 for children under 5, free for children on friends full membership.

Booking: not required during ACT school holidays, however must be accompanied by an adult

Website: http://www.nma.gov.au/engage-learn/families/discovery_space

Phone: 1800 026 132

Location: National museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

Bay Window:

Play, read or relax in the colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Time:  Weekdays 27 – 30 September and 4 – 7 October 2pm – 3.30pm

Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 for children under 5, free for children on friends full membership.

Booking: Bookings essential due to limited numbers, must be accompanied by an adult

Website: nma.gov.au/kspace

Phone: 1800 026 132

Location: National museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

THE BARRACKS

We are the competitive hub of Canberra’s lively esports scene. We have a long and proud history of running tournaments and events, from WCG qualifiers for DOTA & Counterstrike 1.6 back in the mid 2000′s to our massive recent tournaments like the CSGO Winter Cup which saw a record 20 teams compete for a $1600 first prize. We run seasonal ‘Cup’ tournaments every few months for League of Legends, DOTA 2, Overwatch & CSGO.

Website:  www.thebarracks.com.au

Phone:  02 6257 2008

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  36 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City 

CANBERRA OUTLET CENTRE

Visit Canberra Outlet Centre’s Safari Zoo these school holidays with animatronic animals including a tiger, imapala, monkey and more. 

Children can watch the animals come to life and then particpate in daily craft activities.   

Happening Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October 11am – 2pm Daily In front of Monkey Mania & Caffe Cherry Beans and visit the Panda at the Harris Scarfe entry.  

Find out more: canberraoutletcentre.com.au/news/visit-safari-zoo-these-school-holidays 

POWER KART RACEWAY

‘Feel the Rush’ at Canberra’s World class Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre.
* Adult Karts (12+ years, minimum height 148cm)
* Junior Karts (6-12years, minimum height 124cm)
* Power Kart Kids (4-7years, no height requirements)
* Huge Amusement Arcade
* Toddler Playpen
* Coffee, Meals and Catering
* Jungle Golf, Canberra’s only glow in the dark mini golf

Website:   www.powerkarts.com.au

Phone:  02 6239 5599

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  125 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603

PADDLE BOARD AND KAYAK ON LBG
Location:
35 Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla Bay
PH:
0407 262 975

MOUNTAIN TRAILS ADVENTURE CAMP

Activities may include (dependent on age group): Caving, high ropes, mountain bikes, bush walking, camp fires, horse riding, rock climbing, dirt bikes and more!

Website: www.mountaintrails.org.au

Senior Camp
Age:
12 – 16yrs
Time: 
4 – 8 October
Cost: $420, $350 if you bring a friend (conditions apply). Dirt bike option additional $40.

Junior Camp
Age:
9 – 12yrs
Time: 27 – 30 September
Cost: $420, $350 if you bring a friend (conditions apply).

BRICKS 4 KIDZ

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® school holiday workshops use LEGO® bricks to create a fresh, fun way for kids to spend their break. With specially created BRICKS 4 KIDS ® models, LEGO ® games and plenty of time for creative building time, the kids are always having fun. Our school holiday workshops are staffed by trained, screened instructors. Exciting two day workshops, themes include: Mining & Crafting, Frozen, Turtles, Star Wars, Superheroes & more. Check our website for all our programs and birthday party options.

Age: 5-13 years

Website:  www.bricks4kidzaustralia.com.au/Act-Northside

Phone:  0449 628 011

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  Bricks 4 Kidz Gungahlin – Palmerston Community Centre Tiptree Crescent, Palmerston

ZONE 40

Camp at Wee Jasper, go caving, play messy games, night glow-stick games, campfire, and other fun adventurous games.

Time: 27 – 30 September
Website: www.suact.org.au
PH: 6251 3677

AMF BOWLING

With 32 lanes, 33 arcades, and some yummo food and drinks, AMF Belconnen is the perfect destination for some serious fun

Website:  www.amfbowling.com.au 

Phone:  1300 368 067

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  1 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617

HOYTS CINEMAS

Keep the whole family entertained these holidays and catch the katest kid’s movies including The Secret Life of Pets, Petes Dragon, Storks and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Family passes available these holidays. More information online.

Website: www.hoyts.com.au

Location: Inside Westfield Belconnen and Woden Plaza 

ART, CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY

BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Join in the fun these School Holidays! Bird inspired artworks, painting, scultpure & drawing with local artists will get you in the mood for Spring.

Age: 5-12yrs

Cost: $15 per child

Website: http://belconnenartscentre.com.au/kidsclasses/springschoolholidays.html

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6173 3300

CANBERRA POTTERS’ SOCIETY

In Puppetry Class (over both weeks) Marianne Mettes will show you how to make and perform with puppets, how to follow scripts and prepare stories!
Puppetry Class: 9-12noon (4 sessions),
Week 1 Tuesday 27 – 28 September & Week 2 4 – 5 October $240 (7-12yrs)
Pottery (Class 2 or 3 in either week) Offers a general hands-on experience where you can make your own projects in a fun, creative environment.
Week 1 Tuesday 27 – 30 September (4days) & Week 2 Tuesday 4 – 7 October (4days)
Class 2: 12.30 – 2pm, $125/week, Class 3: 2.30 – 5.30pm $220/week

Cost: Varies by workshop/class

Enrolment: by email or by phone.

Website:  www.canberrapotters.com.au

Phone:  (02) 6241 7800

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  Aspinall Street, PO Box 7021 WATSON 2602

PHOTO ACCESS

Get creative these school holidays! Guided by our expert tutors, kids will learn to capture images and master the fundamentals of Adobe Creative software to create unique works of art using digital photography. Each participant will take home their own large-format photographic prints. Laptops provided, own cameras welcome but not essential.

Age: 10 – 16yrs
Cost: 
$275 including equipment hire and print
Enrolment:
Online
Website:
www.photoaccess.org.au
Phone: (02) 6295 7810
Location: 
Manuka Arts Centre, Griffth ACT

STUDIOMAP

studioMAP is a Canberra based community access art-school, specialising in children’s and teen painting and drawing classes and workshops. The studio was established in 1995 by artist and art educator Jeffree Skewes.

Optional Try-Out Classes
When: Thursday 29 September & Saturday 8 October
Where: M16 Artspace 21 Blaxland Cres Griffith ACT
PH: 0438 003 492
Website: www.studiomap.com.au
Bookings: Online

ADORE TEA GOLD CREEK AND STRIPEY SUNDAE

Adore Tea and Stripey Sundae have teamed up to give you a great day out these school holidays! Craft activity for your child, unlimited tea buffet for mum/dad/grandparent/carer, plus a coupon for a mini scoop of icecream at stripey sundae for each child!

Time: 11.30am – 1pm, 28 and 30 September, 5 and 7 October

Cost: $16

Enrolment: Bookings essential, via email or phone

Phone: 6230 2721

Email: [email protected]

KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS: KIDS WINTER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

Get creative these school holidays! Guided by our expert tutors, kids will learn to capture images and master the fundamentals of Adobe Creative software to create unique works of art using digital photography. Each participant will take home their own large-format photographic prints. Laptop provided, own camera welcome but not required.

Age: Suitable for 10 to 16 year olds of all experience levels.

Time: 28 – 30 September, 5 – 7 October 2016 (9am-4pm each day).

Cost: $275 including prints and equipment hire.

Enrolment: www.photoaccess.org.au

Website:  www.photoaccess.org.au

Phone:  (02) 6295 7810

Location:  Manuka Arts Centre – 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603

AEONCADEMY

The original and the best! 16 years providing specialized creative educational programs in Canberra for children and teenagers!

Spring School Holiday Program: 

Aeoncademy is launching three brand new workshops with a host of its classic programs in this Spring Holiday Program. In Creative Catalyst, our Ceramic Classic Nesting is already proving popular, and our brand new detail-oriented drawing workshop Magnified Drawings has already drawn focus. In Vala, our fabulous Dawn of History stories are continuing alongside Dawn of Legend and Science Fiction Horizons tales but we’d really like to introduce our exciting new Dawnsaga Fantasy campaign: Young Mutant Tales — The Triangulation Effect. Being composed by a number of our emerging younger team, under the wise guidance of some of our most senior module authors.

Class Times: During school holidays 27 September – 7 October

Cost:  The base cost for the holiday programs is $190.00  per child, per day. For that we throw in morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea,  all materials, and the class itself. That’s also before the 50% Child Care Rebate, and before any discounts – which do apply.

Enrolment: Booking by phone (02) 6142 3268 or through Hubworks ccvac.hubworks.com.au

Website:  www.aeoncademy.com

Phone:  (02) 6142 3268

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  Yarralumla Primary School, Loftus St. Yarralumla, ACT 2600 

LAVENDER ART STUDIOS

This coming October School Holidays Greg Devenny-Mackay will be visiting New York researching the most up to date and contempary approaches to young people’s art. Consider enrolling your child/children into the Term 4: 2016 regular term young people’s art class program. Students enrolled in the regular term art classes also benefit from the Lavender Art Studios research visit to New York. We will be presenting a full rnage of fresh, fantastical, alive and upbeat arty holiday workshops in January, April, July and October next year 2017.
Creative workshops in the Arts with Elita & Greg Devenny-Mackay

Enrolment: Elita Mackay by phone

Website:  www.lavenderartstudios.com.au

Phone: (02) 6292 6339

Email: [email protected]

Location: Lavender Art Studios First Floor, 42 Townshend St. Phillip. Above Hansel & Gretel Coffee Shop & Opposite Project Lighting

LIGHT UP YOUR WINTER AT CANBERRA GLASSWORKS

Mosaic Vessels Workshop
With a professional artist learn how to cut and assemble glass to create your very own mosaic masterpieces.

When: 10.30am to 12.30pm, Wed during ACT school holidays

Age: 8+ independently, 5-8 with parent/guardian

Cost: $70 per person

Insects & Butterflies Fused Glass Tile 

Be inspired by the colourful insects and butterflies of spring! Work with a professional artist to create your own little glass critter.

When: Every Wednesday and Sunday during ACT school holidays, 10am to 12pm

Age: 8+ independently, 5-8 with parent/guardian

Cost: $30
Duration: 20mins

MYO Spring Tile

Create your own spring-inspired tile with a professional artist in 20 minutes. The whole family can get involved! This workshop is 20 minutes and the whole family can get involved. Runs on Wednesdays to Sundays during the School holidays.

Duration: 20 minutes

When: Wednesdays and Sundays during school holidays

Age: 8+ independently, 5-8 with parent/guardian

Cost: $30

Enrolment: search Canberra glassworks on www.eventbrite.com.au

Phone: (02) 6260 7005

Email: [email protected] 

LANYON HOMESTEAD

Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabellas and is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. The Precinct’s centerpiece, the 1850s Homestead, has been beautifully restored and furnished. Set within superb pleasure gardens the property includes a range of outbuildings and is located within a landscape of great natural beauty. Sheep, cattle and horses still graze on the timbered hills and fertile banks of the Murrumbidgee river.

Time: Tuesday – Sunday 10am-4pm

Location: Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, ACT Map it

Ages: All Ages / Family

Cost: Please see website for pricing information

AT HOME ACTIVITIES

HATCHING CHICKS

Hatching Chicks is a two week program delivered to your door.
Available during school holidays or most other times during school term with at least one month’s notice. All ages are fascinated to witness a clutch of eggs hatching and enjoy looking after the brood. Keep the chicks to provide eggs for the family or I will collect them at the end.

Age: For children of all ages

Booking: Contact Liane by phone or email

Website: www.hatchingchicks.com.au

Phone: 0413 783 734

Email: [email protected] 

CINEMA & LIVE THEATRE

DENDY CINEMAS

Dendy Cinemas exhibits the best in quality cinema and alternative content. As well as its core film programming, Dendy Cinemas is the home of the vibrant Dendy Arts program which features incredible and dramatic productions of Opera, National Theatre Live and Ballet.

Website: www.dendy.com.au

Phone: (02) 6221 8900

Email: [email protected]

Location: Level 2, North Quarter Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda St, Canberra City, ACT 2600.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s living archive – collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.

Opening hours: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s living archive – collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

PIED PIPER PRODUCTIONS: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Directed by Nina Stevenson,
Musical Director: Emma White
Choreography: Kathryn Jones
Book by David Simpatico
Music adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle

Website: www.trybooking.com/mlqn
Location:
Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, Launceston Street, Woden
Cost:
$20, $72 Family of four, $16 each for groups of 10+
Time: 
23 – 24 September 7pm, 27 September – 1 October, 7pm

COOKING

3SEEDS AT FYSHWICK MARKETS

The class will select ingredients from the markets, then create a healthy lunch based on their choice and creativity. There will be a focus on teaching sound techniques based on their age.

Time: 29 & 30 September, 6 & 7 October

Age: 6-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 12-14yrs

Cost: $65 Student, $17 Lunch Guest

Enrolment: booking online at 3seeds.com.au

Website: www.3seeds.com.au

fyshwickfreshfoodmarkets.com.au

Phone: 02 6295 7722

Email: [email protected]

Location: 12 Dalby St, Fyshwick 

FOODISH – SCHOOL HOLIDAY COOKING PROGRAM

Kids make a healthy meal to eat together, go on a tour of the Belconnen Markets to buy key ingredients, and have lots of fun.

Classes (7 years+): Friday 30 September 9.30-12pm & 2-4.30pm, Friday 7 October 9.30-12pm & 2-4.30pm

Cost: Each class is $6 per child

Enrolment: bookings at www.befoodish.com.au

KIDS PANTRY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

School holiday programs, lunch box ideas, birthday parties, cooking classes, after school classes, teenage groups, party packages, parents & kids sessions, birthday gifts, themed characters, DIY party boxes, school excursions & incursions

Website: www.kidspantry.com.au
PH: 0447 074 16 

EDUCATION/FIRST AID

SWISH – Specialist workshops in school holidays

SWISH Education workshops are taught by qualified and experienced teaching professionals. SWISH workshops are designed for gifted children and children that need and want more than just childminding.

Age: Students Kindergarten through to year 6.

Time:  27 September – 7 October 8.30am – 5.30pm

Cost: $98 per workshop

Enrolment: Bookings taken via the website

Website: www.swisheducation.edu.au

Phone: Education Director 0412 402 204

Operations Director 0488 165 122

Email: [email protected]

Location: Campbell Primary, Chauvel Street, Campbell

ST JOHN AMBULANCE AUSTRALIA – CHILDREN’S FIRST AID

Would your child know what to do in an emergency? If your child was bleeding, would they know what to do? Could your child save a life by ringing 000 in an emergency?

St John Ambulance ACT believes in empowering our children and youth to be capable in first aid situations. Topics include how to be a good fist aider, recognising danger, dialling 000, CPR, bleeding, burns, fractures, bites and stings.

Age: over 14 years old.

Time: 9am-4pm, Wednesday 28 September & 5 October

Cost: $62

Enrolment: Booking by phone or email

Phone: (02) 6282 2399

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.stjohnact.com.au

Location: 14 Thesiger court Deakin ACT 

EDII AND CLUB KIDPRENEUR HOLIDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Edii and Club Kidpreneur collaboration sees our school holiday program introduce kids to business thinking and skills in a fun way that empowers them to build and launch their own micro-enterprise. Kids learn business skills by building a complete business with products to sell at a market day and then donate proceeds (after costs) to their desired charity, school or community project.

Age: 8-12 year olds.

Time:  Workshop 1: 4 + 5 October, Workshop 2: 6 and 7 October

Cost: $250

Enrolment: Bookings taken via the website

Website: www.edii.com.au/programs/kidpreneur

Phone: Charuni Weerasooriya 0416094172

Email: [email protected]

Location: Green Room, Radford College Junior School, 1 College Street, Bruce

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Learn about Australia’s rich history with a variety of events and workshops including:
Story Time (Fridays, excluding 11 November, 10.30am Lower Gallaries, Free)
Women in War (Saturday 17 to Tuesday 20 September, Friday 23 to Monday 26 September, Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October, Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October, 11.40am, 12.40pm and 1.40pm ANZAC hall, free)
Discovery Zone (available all day during school holidays)
Stories for Families (Tuesday 27 September, 4 October, Wednesday 28 September, 5 October, Thursday 29 September and 6 October 10.15am, Orientation Gallery, free)
Hands-on History (Weekdays during school holidays 27 September to 7 October, excludes public holidays, 11am, Lower Galleries, Free)
Casting, Carving, Creating (Thursday 29 September 10.30am and 12.30pm, Ages 10 & over, Bookings essential and close Friday 23 September, $15 Child, $10 for friends of the Memorial)
Building a Collection (Wednesday 5 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Ages 6 & over)

E: [email protected]
P: (02) 62434473
Website: www.nma.gov.au/engage-learn/families/discovery_space

KUMON

Prepare your children to make the most of school by developing essential English and maths skills with Kumon. Contact your local Kumon Centre to hear how we can support your child’s learning.

Calculation ability and reading ability, a daily study and reading habit, the confidence to learn independently.

Kumon Gungahlin: 6242 0177

Kumon Manuka: 6295 7451
Kumon North Canberra:
6161 0807
Kumon Woden:
0488 088 239
Kumon Tuggeranong:
6292 3645/0419 134 078
Website: au.kumonglobal.com

BLOCK CRAFTERS
Coding and robotics for kids!
Focus on fun and creativity & Inclusive & supportive environment!
Call for details.

Website: www.blockcrafters.com.au
PH: 0432 884 436

GROOMING/MODELLING

THE LIZZIE WAGNER GROUP

The Lizzie Wagner Group offers essential services to businesses and individuals across Australia & around the World. Having worked for over 32 years with some of the worlds top brands & organisations the Lizzie Wagner Group has the training packages & unique solutions for every business size and industry.

Website: www.lizziewagner.com.au

Phone: 0412 769073

Email: [email protected]

VICTORIA’S MODELS

Photography, Fashion Parades, Promotions & Events, Television Commercials, Grooming & Deportment, Fashion Styling, Portfolios

Website: www.victoriasmodels.com.au

Phone: (02) 6282 8700

Mobile: 0411 512 701

Email: [email protected]

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, HEALTH AND FITNESS

LEE CAMPBELL’S B FIRM BATTLE GAMES

Team work, fun, obstacles, fun, adventure, mud & friends

Ages: for children 7-15 years old

Enrolment: booking on the website

Website: www.bfirm.com.au/battlegames

Phone: 0418 225 525

Email: [email protected]

Location: B Firm Outdoor Activity Centre – Cnr Narrabundah Ln & Jerrabomberra Av, Symonston 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY LEADERSHIP & HEALTH PROGRAMS

These school holidays we are offering a selection of leadership, health and personal development programs and camps for boys and girls of all ages during the upcoming school holiday period.  Please scroll down to view and purchase programs for the upcoming school holidays.  More programs may be released in coming weeks.   Please ensure you follow the links after you purchase the program to complete the registration and medical form.   Please note, all payments are made through our secure PayPal account.  If you experience any difficulties with any aspect of the payment or registration process please contact us.   We offer special Family Rates and Bring-A-Program Rates.

Phone: 0476 618 332

Website: www.wels.com.au/canberra

Age: 11 – 14 (Young Leaders), 7 – 10 (Junior Leaders)

Time: See website for details

Cost: See website for details

Location: Red Hill, Canberra Grammar & Namadji National Park

Bookings: Ben Righetti [email protected] 

HELP FOR FAMILIES

YWCA CANBERRA – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

An innovative, flexible program offering children a variety of fun and age appropriate activities, educators and children work together to create activities including arts, crafts, sports, games, music, educational visits and program themes.

Phone: 02 6180 5777

Website: www.ywca-canberra.org.au

Majura Primary School:

Age: Kindy-Year 6

Location: Irvine Street, Watson

Kingsford Smith Primary School:

Age: Pre-School – Year 6

Location: Starke Street, Holt

Turner Primary School:

Age: Pre-School – Year 6

Location: David Street, Turner

St Benedicts Primary SChool

Age: Kindy – Year 6

Time: 8am – 6pm

Location: Tallara Parkway, Narrabundah

QUESTACON: MARKER PROJECT

Unleash the inner inventor, designer or maker in your child with a Quesacon maker project school holiday workshop.

Age: Suitable for 10-15yr olds
Website: www.questacon.edu.au
PH: 1800 899 995
When: Morning and afternoon workshops 4-6 October

WCS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Exciting excursions, workshops, activities and games! A fun, safe and friendly environment with a minimum of two professional educators at all times. Qualified first aid trained educators on site.

Time: Tuesday 27 September – 7 October, 8am-6pm daily (excluding public holidays)

Cost: $75.25 per day includes excursions and workshops. (CCB/CCR available)

Age: Kindergarten to Year 6 students

Enrolment: on the website

Website: www.wcs.org.au

Phone: Krysta 6234 6831, Nila 62346832

Email: [email protected]

Garran Combined Program:

Age: K-Yr.6

Location: Garran Primary School, Gilmore Cres, Garran

Red Hill Combined Program:

Age: K- Yr.6

Location: Red Hill Primary School, Astrolabe St. Red Hill

Duffy Combined Program:

Age: P-Yr.6

Location: Duffy Primary School, Burrinjuck Cres, Duffy

Lyons Junior Program:

Age: K-Yr.2

Location: Lyons Early Childhood School, Tarraleah Cres, Lyons

ACTIVE LEISURE CENTRE

The active leisure sports camp is an opportunity for primary school aged children to participate in a variety of sports based activities during the school holidays in a fun, safe and positive environment while being coached by our qualified staff. Sports include: Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Netball, Vollyball, Cricket, swimming, Touch Football, Hockey, Team games & Activities. Phone for more information.

Age: 5 – 12yrs
When: Tuesday 27 September – Friday 7 October, full program 8.00am – 6.00pm
PH: 614 22944

HOLIDAY PROGRAM @ C3 CHURCH BELCONNEN
Date:
Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 September
Where: C3 Church Belconnen, 25 Rae St, Belconnen
Ages: 5 – yr6
Cost: $25 per day, discounts for 3 or more kids
Email: [email protected]
PH: (02) 6253 5111

GOOROMON PARK HORSE RIDING CENTRE: SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Lots of horsey fun for ages 6-16!

When: 27 September and 4 October
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gooromonpark.com.au
Cost: One day $160, Four day $450
PH: 6230 2230
Bookings: Essential, limited spaces

KARELIA RIDING INSTRUCTION

When the horses aren’t just lesson horses; they’re part of the family. Karelia is owned and run by Angela Miettinen – Qualified EA NCAS Dressage Coach and Pony Clubs NSW Level 1 Instructor with over 25yrs experience coaching, training and competing in Showing and Dressage. Angela has worked and being a trainer at many Riding Schools -including as Chief Instructor at Hall Pony Club – before finally creating her own Riding Centre. Angela is very experienced and patient when working with children and riders with special needs.

Website: www.kareliariding.com.au
PH: 0416 335217
Location: Karelia Riding Instruction, 2 Clare Lane, Bywong, 2621

ARANDA AFTERS: SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Program activities include opportunities for children to learn and develop a range of skills and interests in a supportive and caring environment. Daily activities include a range of art and craft creations, sports, construction challenges, gardening, and strategic and dramatic games. Excursion or incursion every day!

Visit website for more details
Website:
www.arandaafters.com
Email: [email protected]
Ph: (02) 6142 3039 & 0410 620 559

RSPCA: KIDS ‘N’ KRITTERS

RSPCA ACT will be running a series of two hour long education sessions over the Spring school holidays for youngsters interested in learning more about animals. More information on website.
Website:
www.rspca-act.org.au
PH: (02) 6287 8100

COMMUNITIES @ WORK: SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

For engaging school holiday activities you can’t go past Communites @ Work’s Spring School holiday program! Let your children enjoy themselves while keeping their minds engaged and active.

Where: Amaroo Primary school, Katherine Ave, Amaroo
When: 7.30am – 6pm

Where: Fadden Primary School, Hanlon Cres, Fadden
When: 7.30am – 6pm

Where: Harrison Primary School, Wimmera St Harrison
When: 7.30am – 6pm

Where: Isabella Plains Early Childhood School, Ellerston Ave, Isabella Plains (for children in preschool to year 2)
When: 7.30am – 6pm

Where: Malkara School, Wisdom St, Garran
When: 8.30am – 6pm
PH: 6293 6500

Where: Monash Primary school, corlette cres, Monash
When: 7.30am – 6pm

Where: Neville Bonner Primary School, Mabo Blvd, Bonner
When: 7.30am – 6pm

PH: 1300 212 273
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.commsatowrk.org

ADVENTURES IN TEXT

So you want to be a writer? Come and work with award winning authors to create short pieces of fiction.

When: 4 – 7 October at 9am – 3pm
Where: Canberra Greyhound racing Club, Symonston ACT
Cost: $395 + bf
Bookings: Online
Website: actwriters.org.au/holidayprogram

QUEANBEYAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

A fun filled holiday program based on moral values, life lessons, love and care for the community, concern for one another at a relaxed pace.

When: 26 – 30 September at 9am – 3pm
Where: Karabar High School, Donald Rd, QBN
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0497 299 499
Website: queanbeyan.adventist.org.au/shp

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

Come eye to eye with nature through family activities inspired by The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition.

When: 24 September – 9 October
Where: National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT
Website: http://www.naa.gov.au/
PH: (02) 6212 3600

Q-One
What:
The Gruffalo – Kid’s Show
Location: Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Bicentennial Hall adjacent to the Q, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
PH:
(02) 6285 6290

Website: www.theq.net.au

What: Q-One Indoor Sports Queanbeyan
Location: Corner of Crawford and Antill Street, Queanbeyan 2620
PH:
(02) 6285 6346

Website: www.q-one.com.au

What: Q-One Aquatics Queanbeyan
Location: Corner of Crawford and Antill Street, Queanbeyan 2620
PH:
(02) 6285 6346

Website: www.q-one.com.au

What: Q-One Community Facilities
Location: Various locations in Queanbeyan
PH:
(02) 6285 6583

Website: www.q-one.com.au

SCHOOL’S OUT HOLIDAY AND SPORTS CARE

School’s Out Holiday program consists of half and full day options available to all participants. Our choice of programs cover a variety of interests for each child including a sports classes, general interest programs and optional afternoon excursions.

Whatever the interest of your child, School’s Out has the program to excite, educate and entertain your child.

School’s Out Holiday Care program currently operates from Queanbeyan Public School, Isabella Street Queanbeyan. This service is open to all children including those from other Queanbeyan schools, Canberra and surrounding towns.

Time: See website for details

Cost: $35 Morning only (8.00am – 12.30pm), $46 Full day no exercusion (8.00am – 6pm), $72 Full day optional excursion (8.00am – 6.00pm)

Website: www.schoolsoutcare.com.au

Phone: 0414607396

Email: [email protected]

ARCHERY

CANBERRA ARCHERY CLUB

Archery offers a rich blend of tradition and technology. It is a sport that is for every age and skill level. Archery promises the thrill of the great outdoors and the rewards of year-round individual and family participation. Archery is just plain fun. Beginner courses during school holidays.

When: 26 – 30 September, 9am and 11am
Cost: $75/week or $15/day. $65/week or $15/day per additional child.
Booking: Essential by phone
PH: 6241 3256 or 1800 243 009
When: Riggall Place, Lyneham (behind Hockey Centre)

MUSIC 

MOJO GUITAR TEACHERS

For guitar lessons contact Cameron now. All teachers are registered with the ACT Government and hold working with vulnerable people cards and have undergone police checks.
PH: 0431 550 005
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mojoguitarteachers.com

WODEN VALLEY YOUTH CHOIR

Gives young people a superior musical education. WVYC provides an opportunity to learn and sing with heart, mind and one shared aspiration: singing excellence. WVYC choristers often perform with children of other countries and with eminent professional musicians. They perform at many engagements each year and develop commitment, poise, love for the art of singing and team spirit as they do so.

Age: 8 – 19yrs

Website: www.wvyc.org.au

PLACES OF INTEREST FOR DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

CANBERRA SPACE CENTRE

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network keeping in contact with dozens of spacecraft exploring our Solar System. Find out about the latest discoveries and enjoy films, exhibitions, and views to the largest antenna dishes in the Southern Hemisphere. Relax in the Moonrock Cafe & Gift shop and enjoy a day with family and friends.

Age: for children of all ages.

Time: Open daily 9am-5pm

Cost: Free entry.

Website:  www.cdscc.nasa.gov

Phone: (02) 6201 7880

Email: [email protected]

Location: 421 Discovery Drive, Tidbinbilla

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

You can find fun hands on activities for families and children at the National Portrait Gallery all year round! Explore portraits, experiment with drawing and get creative. Programs are available for children aged 6 months and up and while many programs are free, some require booking and a small fee.

Children and family programs:

Drawn in:

Draw while listening to music. All materials provided
Time: 1.00 – 3,00pm Sunday 2 October, Sunday 27 October
Cost: Free
Booking: booking essential by phone or email
Phone: 02 6102 7070
Email: [email protected]
Website:www.portrait.gov.au
Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra
Age: For all ages and abilities

Storytime:

Listen to the story Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and create your own visual response. All materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: Wednesday 5th October 10.30am – 12.00pm
Cost: Donations welcome
Phone: 02 6102 7070

Email: [email protected]

Website:

Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra

Age: For all ages and abilities. All children must be accompanied.

Time: Wednesday 5 October, 10.30 – 12.00pm

Cost: $5 per child
Bookings: Essential, online or via phone

Website: www.portrait.gov.au

Phone: 02 6102 7181

Email: [email protected]

Location: King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT 

Portrait Play:

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.

Age: For children from 4-8 to share with family and friends.

Time: 24 September – 9 October, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Cost: $5 per child

Website: www.portrait.gov.au

Phone: 02 6102 7181

Email: [email protected]

Location: King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT

LITTLE FACES

Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a learning facilitator for playful activities in the galleries. We will look at the portrait Dr John Yu by Ah Xian exploring sculpture, movement and faces.

Age: Children from 6 months to 3 years.

Time: Tuesday 5 October, 1 – 2 November, 6 – 7 December, 9.30-10am, 10.30 – 11am

Cost: $10 per child which includes tea and coffee

Website: www.portrait.gov.au

Phone: 02 6102 7181

Email: [email protected]

Location: King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT

ART CART – FLORIADE

Free family activities inspired by Floriade and the National Portrait Gallery Collection.
Age: For all ages and abilities. All children must be accompanied.
Time: Daily 24 September – 9 October, 11.00am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.portrait.gov.au
Phone: 02 6102 7181
Email: [email protected]
Location: King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT

Children’s Book Laureate event with Leigh Hobbs

Meet Leigh Hobbs, author of the beloved Horrible Harriet in this fun, interactive drawing event. Books available for purchase and signing with the author. In association with Libraries ACT. All materials supplied.
Age: For all ages and abilities. All children must be accompanied.
Time: 29 October 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Bookings: Essential, via online or phone
Website: www.portrait.gov.au
Phone: 02 6102 7181
Email: [email protected]
Location: King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT

ZOOCATION – NATIONAL ZOO & AQUARIUM

Australia’s only combined Zoo and Aquarium!
Explore the wild side of the zoo! Go behind the scenes, meet the Keepers and their amazing animals! Plus discovery activities, zoo craft fun & game plus more.

Age: Junior (School years K-1) and Senior (School years 2-6) programs available

Booking: on the website or by phone, discounts apply for online booking

Website: www.nationalzoo.com.au

Phone: (02) 6287 8400

Location: National Zoo & Aquarium, 999 Lady Denman Drive, Weston Creek

DUO’S TANDEM HOUSE

DUO’S Tandem House offers a wide range of fun and creative activities that provide children and young people with a disability with ways to connect and learn new living skills through hands-on sessions during after school and school holiday programs.

Booking: Essential, booking close COB Monday 19 September 2016

Website: www.duo.org.au

Phone: (02) 6287 2870

NATIONAL ARBORETUM CANBERRA: SPRING PROGRAM

Bonsai workshops:
Age: 8 – 16yrs old
Time: 4 – 6 October, 10.30am to 12pm Noon
Cost: $35

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

NATIONAL ARBORETUM CANBERRA

Bonsai workshops
Learn to pot up and care for your own bonsai.
When: 4, 5, 6 October 10.30am to noon
Cost: $35
Age: 8 – 16yrs

Forest Open Day
A special opportunity to drive and explore the Arboretum’s southern forests, usually closed to public vehicles. Stroll through the forests yourself or join a free guided walk.
When: 8 October, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages

Bookings: Website or Ph
Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au
PH: 6207 8484 

CAREYS CAVE

The Gem of Wee Jasper: Beautiful limestone cave system with loads of crystal formations. Enjoyable tours with hands-on activities. Earth sciences curriculum content.
Please note there are no EFTPOS or Credit Card facilities available.

Age: Children aged 5-15,

Time: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays at 12pm, 1.30pm, 3.00pm

Cost: Adult $16.50, Child (5-15): $11, Family (covers 2A+2C): $44

Phone: 6227 9622

Website: www.weejaspercaves.com

THE HISTORY OF BLUNDELL’S COTTAGE

The stone dwelling, now known as Blundells Cottage, was built in 1860 to house Duntroon’s head ploughman, William Ginn, and his family (1860-1874). It was then occupied by George Blundell, a Duntroon bullock driver and his family (1874-1933) and finally by shepherd Harry Oldfield and his wife Alice (1933-1958). When Harry died in 1942, Alice took in boarders. This included the Sainsbury family, who lived at the cottage between 1958 and 1961.

Age: For all ages of children and adults

Time: Open every Saturday 11.30am-2.30pm

Cost: Free entry

Booking: on the website

Website: www.nationalcapital.gov.au

Phone: 02 6272 2902

Location: Wendouree Dr. Kings Park

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Enjoy the holidays with activities and workshops.

Phone: (02) 6240 6502

Website: www.nga.gov.au/calendar

Location: Parkes Place, Canberra

Create space:

It’s time to celebrate spring in the Sculpture Garden with creative activities inspired by our much-loved fog sculpture by Fujiko Nakaya. Create space is free for the whole family to enjoy.

Age: all ages, children to be accompanied.

Cost: Free

Time:  September 24 – October 22, 10.00am – 4.00pm 

Creative Meditation for Children:

With Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and mindfulness instructor.

Time:  October 4, 1o.30am – 12.00pm

Ages: 5-7, to be accompanied

Cost: $7, $5 child

Booking: Bookings essential at

ASI: Art Scene Investigation

Does art have the power to change the way you think? Can it make you experience the world in unexpected ways? Join the Art Scene Investigation Squad on a mysterious journey looking at art that’s designed to push your buttons.

Cost: $12, $10 child members

Time: October 4, 10.30am – 12.00pm

Booking: Bookings essential at nga.gov.au/calendar/

Art Explorer: Zine Time

Zines are fun and easy DIY publishing system. Experiment with typewriters, Dymo labels and other quirky materials and create your own zines using digital publishing apps. Bring your own morning tea and lunch

Age: for children 8-12 years old

Cost: $60, $55 child members

Time: October 4, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Booking: Bookings essential at www.nga.gov.au

Little look at ART

Join a voluntary guide for an informal tour of the Gallery for parents and carers with babies (ages 0-1), followed by coffee and muffins.

Age: babies aged 0-1 years

Cost: $12 members, $10 concession

Time: October 19, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Booking: Bookings essential atwww.nga.gov.au

Tales for the Very Young

Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story-based experience.

Age: babies aged 0-1 years

Cost: $12 members, $10 concession

Time: November 22, 10.30am – 11.30am

Booking: Bookings essential atwww.nga.gov.au

StART with art

Enjoy creative art activities inspired by our national collection, join Gallery educators on an interactive art tour for young children and finish with an art-inspired live music concert.

Age: (2-5 to be accompanie)
Price: $12 Child, $10 Child members (includes materials & free for accompanying adults)

Big Draw
The NGA and the National Portrait Gallery welcome all members of the community to the STEAM powered Big Draw. Includes workshops, drawing to music and lots more. Featuring artists Cameron Robbins at the NGA and Julie Bradley at the NPG.

Age: all ages, children to be accompanied
Price: Free, no booking required
When: October 23, 10.00am – 2.00pm

PERFORMING ARTS

CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE

Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) was established in 1972 and is an Australian not for profit youth arts company based in the ACT. We aim to develop curious and broad-minded theatre makers and theatre thinkers. We provide young people aged 7-25 years with the opportunity to explore, extend and develop their skills with emerging and professional artists. CYT is a place where young people’s voices are heard, in a safe and accepting environment. Bring snacks, lunch and a drink bottle, wear clothes you can muck around in and runners.

Where: C-Block Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Batman St, Braddon

Enrolment: www.cytc.net

Phone: (02) 6248 5057

Email: [email protected]

Location: H Block Gorman Arts Centre Batman Street Braddon ACT 2612
More details available on website: www.cytc.net

CAROUSEL ARTS: JUNIOR CIRCUS

Aerial Tissu, Arobatics, Trampoline, Adagio, Unicycle, Juggling, Hula Hoop, Spin Stix, Games & More!

Age: 6yrs – 12yrs
When: Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October, 9am – 12pm
Website: carouselarts.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Cost: $150 per week 

VIEIRA DANCE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Fun, Fitness, Friendships @ VDSE. Come & try a class today in Ballet, Jazz Funk, Lyrical, National Character, Acro, Stretch & Performance!

Where: Kama Scout Hall, Birch Place, Macquarie & Aranda Shops, 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.vieiradanceschool.com
More details online

GUMNUT DANCE: CREATIVE HOLIDAY DANCE PROGRAM
A fun-filled day of dance and craft activities for 5-9yr olds! Kids will create and perform a themed dance with props and costumes.

When: Thursday 28 September at 8.45am – 3.00pm
Where: 114 Maitland St Hackett
PH: 0438 863 144
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gumnutdance.com.au

WAREHOUSE CIRCUS

Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Juggling, uncycling, Trapeze!

When: Week 1) 27 – 30 September, Week 2) 4 – 7 October
PH: (02) 6260 3626
Website: www.warehousecircus.org.au

CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE

For more information and enrolment go to website.
When: Tueday 4 October – Friday 7 October 9am – 3pm
Where: C-Block Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
Website: cytc.net

CANBERRA ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART

Learn acting skills, build self-confidence and tap into your creativity!

Holiday programs for 4-6yr olds
When:
Friday 7 October
Where:
Curtain
Cost:
$20/Session, $60/Day
Enrol: Online or Phone
Website: www.cada.net.au
PH: 1300 908 905

Holiday programs for 7-10yr olds
When:
1) Tuesday 27 September – Thursday 29 September, 9am – 3pm.
2) Tuesday 4 October – Thursday 6 October, 9am – 3pm
Where:
1) Fhyshwick, 2) Curtain
Cost:
$180 for 3 days
Enrol: Online or Phone
Website: www.cada.net.au
PH: 1300 908 905

KIDS BIZ HOLIDAYS

Canberra’s Premier Holiday Program, Gungahlin & Pearce
Visit us online for everything you need to know about: bookings, excursions, program details, CCB & CCR reductions and much more. Programs include: AFL, Arts & Craft, Basketball, Dance, Golf, Rugby League, Soccer, Tennis & Multi-Program (choose one program or try something new every day!)

Age: 5-8 years old & 9-13 years old

Time: Tuesday 27 September – Friday 8 October 2016 (Closed public holidays Monday 26 and 3)

Enrolment: by email

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kidsbizholidayscomau

Location: Gungahlin College, Hibberson Street, Gungahlin & Melrose High School, Marr Street, Pearce

SEWING

STITCHING CLASSES

Age: for students 7 years and up

Time: 29 & 30 September  

Cost: $30 per half day includes materials

Booking: by phone or email

Phone: 6251 5957, 0402 411 398

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Location: Hackett Community Centre, 100 Maitland St, Hackett

SEW SIMPLE: CHILDREN’S SEWING CLASSES

Projects made: Poncho, makeup bag, mother’s day gifts and stuffed toys, morning tea provided. Children will be using their sewing machines under qualified teacher’s supervision.

Age: 9-15 yrs

Booking: by phone, payment on booking, small classes.

Phone: 6282 7144

Location: 5-7 Altree Court, Phillip
Website: www.sewsimple.com.au

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

BASKETBALL / NETBALL

NETBALL ACT

Netball ACT is a member organisation of Netball Australia and is the state sporting organisation for the game of netball in the ACT.

Netball is the leading women’s participation sport and top team-based sport in Australia. Netball ACT comprises of 5 Associations, Arawang, Belconnen, Canberra, South Canberra and Tuggeranong Netball Associations.

Website:  www.act.netball.com.au

Phone:  (02) 6241 4088

Location:  435 Northbourne Ave Lyneham ACT 2602

CRICKET / GOLF

LEIGH HUNTER GOLF

The school holiday programs are just part of the programs we run – often kids come to one or 2 days in the School Holiday program & then continue on to the terms based weekend program.

What’s involved

: Skills challenge-chipping, bunkers and putting

: A nine hole event

: Basics clinics everyday

: Putting and chipping comps

: They can achieve Level 1, 9 hole proficiency

What’s provided: BBQ lunch supplied, but if your child has special dietary requirements then they’ll need to bring their own lunch & snacks

What you need to bring: kids will need to bring a Hat, sunscreen and a drink bottle

How to book: Contact Leigh Hunter e: [email protected] m: 0404 851 679

Location:Fairbairn Golf Club

Website: www.juniorgolfaus.com

Phone: Leigh Hunter, Professional Golf 0404 851 679

Email:[email protected]

Location: Fairbairn Golf Course, Laverton Ave Fairbairn

JUNIOR GOLF AUSTRALIA

Learn to play golf in a progressive school holiday and term based golf program. The JGA golf program has been running for 10yrs and is currently being run at Fairbalm Golf Course ACT. Our results include US college recipients, Aus reps, ACT & NSW reps & over 400 ACT, Vic, Qld, NSW & US victories. The Spring program runs for two weeks.

When: Week 1) 27 September – 30 September. Week 2) 4 – 7 October, 8.00am – 5.00pm daily
Cost: Wk 1 $250, Wk 2 $250 (4 days), or $70 per day
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.juniorgolfaus.com

FUN HOLIDAY GOLF CLINICS

Try golf at Belconnen Golf Club with a quality coach with over 25yrs experience at making golf fun and educational for kids.

When: 4 – 7 October at 9am – 4.30pm
Cost: $199 for 22.5hrs of clinics & daily sasuage sizzle
Ph: 6254 6740

GYMNASTICS

SOUTHERN CANBERRA GYMNASTICS

Welcome to the Southern Canberra Gymnastics Club. SCGC caters for children from 18 months of age through to adults in both recreational and competitive gymnastics. Fun and challenging morning sessions offering all children the opportunity to try gymnastics apparatus, group activities, games and trampolining in a safe and friendly environment in their purpose built gym on Garside St., Erindale.

School Holiday Workshops are for all girls and boys aged 3 and over regardless of experience or ability. The children will be challenged by fun and exciting gymnastics skills as well as games and interesting group activities. The emphasis is always on FUN through learning. Just bring your own drink bottle and have fun!
Age: for children 3 years+, Trampoline for children 7-13yrs.

Time: session Mon-Thurs, 3-6 yrs: 10am-11.30am 7-13yrs: 10am-12pm. Trampoline only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm-1.30pm.
Cost: 3-6 yrs: $17 each, 7-13yrs: $20 each, Trampoline: $20 each
Booking: bookings essential by phone or email.
Website: www.southerncanberra.gymnastics.org.au
Phone: (02) 6296 3331
Email: [email protected]
Location: Gartside Street, Wanniassa. ACT

WODEN VALLEY GYMNASTICS CLUB

  • Experience the fun and challenges of all gymnastics apparatus
  • Caters for both boys and girls at all skill levels
  • Fully qualified and enthusiastic Coaches
  • Great safe venue

Age: Kinder and over

Time: Kinder and over: 9am-11am , 2yrs-5yrs: 9.30am-11am, All day Kinder+: 8.30am-4pm
Cost: Kinder and over: $22.50 per session, bring own drink bottle, 2yrs-5yrs: $18 per session, carers required on the floor.

All day Kinder+: $90 per day, book and pay for full week and receive 10% off the total cost. Bring own food and drinks

Booking: bookings are essential. Full payment is required at time of booking.

Phone: 6287 4121

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wodenvalley.gymnastics.org.au 

 

MARTIAL ARTS

ASD

Find Fun, Focus & Fitness combined with Practical Self Defence in their friendly ASD training centre. We offer age appropriate martial arts & self defence holiday programs, short courses, and regular programs.

  • Incorporate learning with fun activities
  • Encourage kids to be active
  • Have their own non-competitive achievement structure
  • Are based on a positive reinforcement system
  • Teaches Discipline and Respect for one another
  • Build your child’s Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Bully Proof your child
  • Develop your child’s Focus and self discipline,
    Bunyips 3-5yrs, Wallaroos 5-8yrs, Falcons 9-12yrs, Teens 13-17yrs. Action Kids, Urban Survival, Hapkido, Karate and BJJ. Try a Free Intro Lesson.

Website: www.australianselfdefence.com.au

Phone: 0403 130 975

Email: [email protected]

Location: Unit 4. 47-49 Vicars St, Mitchell

ZANSHIN MARTIAL ARTS

No bookings needed, just turn up!

Website: www.zanshinmartialarts.com.au
Ph: 0408 440 615
Cost: $12 per lesson
Age: 5 – 12yrs 

IMPACT MARTIAL ARTS

IMPACT Martial Arts classes in Canberra. IMPACT practices many styles of Martial Arts including Taekwondo, Kenpo Karate, Kyusho Jitsu and Hapkido. Internationally qualified Instructors. 4 Big Centres in Woden, Belconnen, Gungahlin, and Tuggeranong. Separate classes for Kids, Teens and Adults.

Age: 4+, separate classes for age and skill level.

Website: www.tryimpact.com.au

Phone: (02) 6258 2333

Email: [email protected]

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

The “hidden in plain sight” Aikido of the founder of Aikido and his inner students, transmitted openly and fully to all Yuishinkai students by his direct student Maruyama Koretoshi Sensei. Fun, Friendly, Challenging. Inner Calm, Confidence and Competence.

Maruyama Sensei Seminar Hobart 30 September – 3 October. Book and Register now!

Phone: Louise 0400157732

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.canberraaikido.com.au

CANBERRA KYOKUSHIN KARATE

Education: awareness & violence prevention
Protection: practical self-defence & mental prowess
Fun: handstands, rolls & flips, how to fall, balancing, karate games
Strength: sit-ups, squats, push-ups, pull-ups
Fitness: funning, sprints, partner drills, sparring
Agility: ladder work, jumping drills, trampoline
Extra: competition, weekend warrior training, school fete & festival demonstrations

Age: All ages, different sessions for teens & adults

Time:  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-5.45pm

Phone: Northside 0420 404 512, Southside 0407 928 186

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.canberrakyokushin.com.au

Location: Corroboree Pk Hall, Ainslie and Hughes Community Centre, Hughes

MULTI SPORTS PROGRAMS

AIS

The AIS Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers a variety of school holiday programs utilising the world-class facilities of the AIS campus. Incorporating a wide range of activities, and focus on participation and engagement, we offer a sports vacation program, Soccer Camp, pre-school program, as well as a Swim Intensive Program.

Website: www.ausport.gov.au/visit/holiday

Phone:  (02) 6214 1281

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  AIS Aquatic and Fitness Centre – Leverrier St, Bruce

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN AT THE AIS

Sports vacation program

Introduce your children to a variety of different sports in a fun, safe and structured environment. Their programme is based around children having fun, learning new skills, working as a team and keeping active. Activities can include swimming, football volleyball, basketball, netball, hockey, athletics, teeball, cricket, oztag and much more, there will also be activities in Sportex, their interactive sports experience.

Age: 5-13 yrs

Time: Week 1 runs from the 27th – 30th September, Week 2 runs from the 4th – 7th October, 8am-5.30pm, full day or weekly programmes available

Phone: (02) 6214 1281

Email: [email protected] (sports programs and camps)

Website: experienceais.com

HOLIDAY INTENSIVE SWIM PROGRAM

The learn-to-swim programme at the AIS is considered one of the best in the country. Programmes have been developed for infants, pre-schoolers, school-aged children, teenagers and adults.

Swim school is not something just for the holidays. If you would like to enrol your child into Term 2, 2016.Swim School, just ask a member of their team.

Age: 3-12 year olds

Time: Week 1 runs from the 26 – 20 September, Week 2 runs from the 3 – 7 October, 8am-5.30pm, full day or weekly programmes available

Phone: (02) 6214 1281

Email: [email protected] (sports programs and camps)

[email protected] (swim intensive program)

Website: experienceais.com

Soccer camp

Soccer camp at the AIS is a great way for your child to spend part of their school holiday. They will have the opportunity to participate in a programme designed for beginner and intermediate-level players, conducted in world-class indoor and outdoor facilities.

Age: 5-13 year olds

Time: Week 1 runs from the 26 – 20 September, Week 2 runs from the 3 – 7 October, 8am-5.30pm, full day or weekly programmes available

Phone: (02) 6214 1281

Email: [email protected] (sports programs and camps)

Website: experienceais.com

Tennis camp

Tennis camp will ensure that your child has fun while learning skills and techniques aimed at improving their tennis game. Participants will improve co-ordination, descision making and overall skill level by taking part in drills and games.

Age: 5-13 year olds

Time: Week 1 runs from the 26 – 20 September, Week 2 runs from the 3 – 7 October, 8am-5.30pm, full day or weekly programmes available

Phone: (02) 6214 1281

Email: [email protected] (sports programs and camps)

Website: experienceais.com

Pre-school holiday programme

Our pre-school runs parallel to the Sports Vacation Programme, with modified content to suit the capabilities of the children participating. Using creative instruction and positive encouragement, their sessions will also focus on developing ball skills, locomotion, balance and coordination, along with music and action songs, parachute games, obstacle course and team building games; we also focus on fundamental life skills such as listening, following instructions, sharing and teamwork.

Age: 4-5 year olds, starting kindergarden in 2017. All children must be fully toilet trained

Time: Week 1 runs from the 26 – 20 September, Week 2 runs from the 3 – 7 October, 8am-5.30pm, full day or weekly programmes available

Phone: (02) 6214 1281

Email: [email protected] (sports programs and camps)

[email protected] (swim intensive program)

Website: experienceais.com 

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Little athletics encourages children (5 to 16yrs old) to enjoy being active and develop their skills of walking, running, jumping and throwing in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

When: 5 October, 10am – 12pm
Where: Woden Park Athletics Centre, Phillip
Cost: $20
Email: [email protected]
PH: 6247 1296

ACTIVE RIDES

Come along and discover various ways of riding, maintain and having fun on your bike. Each week we will focus on trying different riding techniques: Bike safety skills, BMX, Bike Polo, MTBing, Basic bike mechanics.

Age: 11 – 15yrs

When: Starting Monday 17 October 2016
More info at: pedalpower.org.au

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS CAMPS – ACT SPRING 2016 PROGRAMS

ASC have provided the best sports coaching for Australian children aged 6 to 16 years for over 33 years. They provide interactive and fun skills programs to ensure that participants improve their game and love for their chosen sport.

Basketball

Time: 5 – 7 October

Location: Canberra Grammar, Red Hill

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

Cricket

Time: 5 – 7 October

Location: Canberra Grammar, Red Hill

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

Netball

Time: 5 – 7 October

Location: Merici College, Braddon

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

Soccer

Time: 5 – 7 October

Location: Canberra Grammar, Red Hill

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

SOCCER

COERVER COACHING ACT

“The worlds No1 soccer skills teaching method”

COERVER® Coaching ACT conducts Holiday Clinics each school holiday period throughout the year with Clinics being held at playing fields at Southside (Trinity Christian School) and Northside (University of Canberra) locations of Canberra. Holiday clinics run for three/four days with three hours of programmed training each day. All curriculum delivered is from our world recognized pyramid of player development.

Each COERVER® player receives:

Programmed coaching from qualified COERVER® Instructors

  • Adidas soccer ball
    • Clinic training T-shirt
    • Home training program
    • Clinic participation certificate
    • Drinks for the duration of the clinic
    • Insurance
    • Opportunity to be selected for the COERVER® ACT Academy program

Age: for all levels of youth players (boys and girls) aged 4-16+ years.

Time: Monday 27 – 30 September 9am – 12pm

Cost: see the website or contact by phone or email

Booking: see the website or contact by phone or email

Phone: 0422 420 383

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.coerver.com.au

Location: University of Canberra Ovals & Trinity Christian School Oval.

BRILLIANT FOOTBALL

Age: for boys and girls age 7 – 9 Pre-SAP Phase, 10 – 13 Skill Acquisition Phase

Booking: on the website

Website: brilliantfootball.com.au

TENNIS

TENNIS CANBERRA – SPRING HOLIDAY CAMP

Tennis Canberra’s school holiday program is a sporting experience.  Have fun in the sun and learn a game you’ll keep for life.  Our coaches are first aid officers and qualified tennis instructors. Teaching a game we’re so passionate about in a safe and enjoyable environment is our number one priority.

Ace Mornings:

Age: 4-6

Cost: Session cost $90, Day cost $30

Time: 27 – 29 September 9am – 10am

Half-Day Program:

Age: 7+

Cost: Session cost $150, Day cost $60

Time: 27 – 29 September, 9am – 1pm

Full-Day Program:

Age: 8+

Cost: Session cost $180, Day cost $70

Time: 27 – 29 September, 9am – 5pm

Booking: on the website

Website: www.tenniscanberra.com.au

Phone: 0423 366 014

Email: [email protected]

Location: Old Parliament House Rose Garden, King George Terrace, Parkes

RISING STAR TENNIS ACADEMY – TENNIS CAMP

Tennis Whizz:

Age: 3-6 year olds

Time: Week 1: 27 – 30 September. Week 2: 4 – 7 October, 8.30am-11.30am

Location: North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Cost: $135 per week (5-day programme) or $40 daily rate

Technique and Tactics Plus Tournament:

Age: 6+ year olds

Time: Week 1: 27 – 30 September. Week 2: 3 – 7 October, 8.30am-5pm

Location:  North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes
Cost: $195 per week (5-day programme) or $65 daily rate 

Hot Shots Tournament Tennis:

Age: 6+ year olds

Time: Week 1: 27 – 30 September. Week 2: 3 – 7 October, 1pm-5pm

Location:  North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Cost: $165 per week (5-day programme) or $60 daily rate

Booking: register online, limited places available

Website: www.risingstartennis.com

Phone: call Brett on 0402469892

Email: [email protected]

Location: Forrest Tennis Club, Dominion Circuit, Forrest

North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

user

Holly Zapasnik

Holly is a final year public relations student at University of Canberra who will talk your ear off about her dog, Archie (who she will claim is the cutest kelpie in the world). As a Canberran who has lived here her entire life, Holly enjoys quaint little bookstores full of character and making people uncomfortable with her terribly bad puns. When she isn't at home geeking out on her computer, Holly can be found lurking around dog parks patting and playing with the best of them. More about the Author

Googfest Leaderboard