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90+ ways to spend the winter school holidays

HerCanberra Team

WINTER (SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN) IS COMING. 

Ok, so it’s freezing outside in the mornings but never fear, the winter 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 over 90 ways your kids can keep busy this holidays!

JUST FOR FUN

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK SCHOOL WINTER CAMP

Get set for five days of fun these school holidays! Learn all the trampoline flips and tricks at Skyzone Belconnen, followed by lunch in their party rooms.

A fun, active way for kids to spend time!

Time: Monday 4 July- Friday 8 July and Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July

Cost: $100 per child

Website:   www.skyzone.com.au

Phone: 13 75 99

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Westfield Belconnen, Lathlain St, Belconnen

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA: Winter at the Museum

The National Museum of Australia is one of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. It is a social history museum exploring the land, nation and people of Australia. Discover where our stories come alive, with fun hands-on activities and events for children and families here at the Museum.

Discovery Space Play School:

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter these school holidays behind the Museum’s own amazing windows. After a short tour of the Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years exhibition, create your own Play School episode on scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby story space, and star in the Play School studio.

Time: two sessions are run daily between 10-11.30 am 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: nma.gov.au/kspace

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:  sessions are run weekdays 4-15 July between 2-3.30pm.

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: nma.gov.au/kspace

Phone: 1800 026 132

Location: National museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

Great Big Adventure festival:

Come celebrate Play School’s 50th birthday and enjoy Museums adventures, puppets, craft activities, dress-ups, tea-parties, toys and a special story time with Play School presenters Teo and Emma.

Time: Sunday 17 July, 10am – 2pm (program repeats 10am – 12 noon and 12-2pm)

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

Booking: not required during ACT school holidays, however 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

Established in 2002, The Barracks is Canberra’s first and best internet and games café. They have a huge range of games, from classic titles to the latest releases. Visit them for some school holiday or weekend fun, or make a booking for a LAN party birthday.

Website:  www.thebarracks.com.au

Phone:  02 6257 2008

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  36 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City

POWER KART RACEWAY

They are Canberra’s ultimate go-karting experience. Featuring world class electric go-karts on an F1 style indoor circuit, Power Kart Raceway is an exhilarating racing experience like no other.

Website:   www.powerkarts.com.au

Phone:  02 6239 5599

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  125 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603

BRICKS 4 KIDZ

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Educational Play programs provide a unique, fun atmosphere for children to build, learn and play using LEGO® bricks in carefully planned and structured workshops. The Gungahlin BRICKS 4 KIDZ® program includes Parent and Toddler Classes, Preschool Workshops, theme-based After School Workshops and an innovative School Holiday Program.

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

AMF BOWLING

At AMF their core purpose is to Excite & Entertain their customers. Their centres offer hours of fun for all with Bowling, Laser Skirmish, Arcade Games & more.

Website:  www.amfbowling.com.au 

Phone:  1300 368 067

Email:  [email protected]

Location:  1 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617

HOYTS CINEMAS

There’s no better time to bring the family along to HOYTS! With special family deals throughout the Easter holidays, families can ‘Experience More’ and save with our HOYTS passes for families of 3 at $42* or $52* for families of 4. Plus, as a HOYTS REWARDS member you can earn points when you purchase a family pass! So, get the family together and venture into the wonderful world of Finding Dory, follow Scrat’s pursuit of the elusive acorn in Ice Age 5: Collision Course or escape with Sophie into the world of The BFG!

All the best family experiences are at your local HOYTS, plus special food and drink combos will also be available at the candy bar to help the entire family get into the fun and take a little piece of the movie magic home.

With plenty on offer to choose from, grab the family and use the kids as an excuse to see the best family movies coming to HOYTS these holidays. For more information, visit hoyts.com.au

Website: www.hoyts.com.au

Location: Inside Westfield Belconnen and Woden Plaza

ART, CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY

BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Experience the magic of Art & Print making with artists Julie Bradley and Hayley Lander. Young artists aged 8-12 years old can join local artists Julie Bradley and Hayley Lander in a fun and funky workshop exploring the playful explorations of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media.

Happening Tuesday 5 July from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Belconnen Arts Centre

Cost: $15 per child

Website: www.belconnenartscentre.com.au

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6173 3300

CANBERRA POTTERS’ SOCIETY

Canberra Potters’ Society is a member based organisation run out of Watson Arts Centre and funded by the ACT Government. They cater for all levels of ceramic art practice from beginner through professional and they offer term classes, school holiday programs, workshops, facility and equipment hire, studios and an Artist-in-Residence program.

School holidays classes:

WEEK 1: Monday 4 to Friday 8 July

WEEK 2: Monday 11 to Friday 15 July

CLASS 1: 9am-noon     $250

CLASS 2: 12.30pm-2pm   $140

CLASS 2: 2.30pm-5.30pm   $140

Cost: 3 hour classes cost $275 per week and 1.5 hour classes cost $154 per week

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

PhotoAccess is the principle destination in the ACT region for people to see and appreciate, learn about, make and show photo-based art. They are a member-based visual arts organisation, with a contemporary gallery, black-and-white darkroom, and a full education program for kids and adults of all experience levels.

Kids holiday workshops: Kids Winter Digital Photography School

Kids will learn to explore their world and get creative with digital photography in this three-day holiday workshop. Guided by experienced tutors, workshop includes short field-trips to capture images, followed by computer-based workshops to master the fundamentals of Adobe© digital manipulation software. Best of all, each child will create their own unique works of photographic art to take home.

Please bring lunch, a hat, sunscreen and USB stick. Laptop computers and photographic prints provided, students’ own cameras welcome but not essential.

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

Time: Three-day workshops, 9-4 July, OR 13-15 July 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

Aeoncademy offers specialised programs with an ethos of creative thinking and skills; and a strong belief in the innate gifts and talents of all children! Their programs introduce modalities spanning the visual and dramatic arts with historical, legendary, natural and multicultural themes, with scope for imagination to play its part.

Winter School Holiday Program: Vala adventures class (drama), Creative Catalyst class (visual arts) and Sparks creative play program.

Class Times: During school holidays 4-17 July, 8.30-5.30pm

Ages:  Children over 7 years can choose between a Vala class or Creative Catalyst class. Children from 4 years are automatically enrolled in the Sparks program.

All meals included with a government approved service for 50% rebate for children 4-16.

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

Lavender Art Studios gently nurtures the creative spirit and imagination of every child. Expertly delivered art workshops, tailored to meet aspirational endeavours and skills development are held in a professional art studio. Defined by numerous educative, fun themes; workshop forums allow budding young artists to produce culturally enriched artistic creations.

Children’s school holiday program (9 sessions): Experience fun and exciting Drawing & Painting Workshops; the children will enjoy learning to draw and paint some holiday art; themes such as sun, surf, nature and sport will be explored. These art workshops will give students some sound basic drawing and painting skills; instruction, in terms of materials, demonstrations and ‘one on one’ art tuition will ensure that really good works of art are accomplished at the end of each session.

Drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, illumination art, specialised art workshops.

Wilds of Africa: At Lavender Art Studios these coming School Holidays young artists will explore and create works of art relating to wild animals, vast open plains, thick dense jungles including the diversity of African cultures. In all its magnificent glory, The Wilds of Africa, will be the focus of these ten vibrant and customarily inspired drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and illuminated art workshops. The cost includes excellent art tuition, all art materials/morning and afternoon teas.

Age: For ages 5-13 years. Students who book in to two session on one day can bring their own lunch and stay in the studio during the break.

Time: Monday 8– Friday 8 July, Morning sessions 9am-12pm and Afternoon Sessions 1pm-4pm on the 4,5,7 and 8 July.

Workshop fees: $60.00 per child per session. Price includes materials.

Enrolment: Contact Greg Devenny-Mackay or Elita Mackay by phone (02) 6292 6339

Other popular art programs/services: Weekly Young People’s Art Class Program 5-19 years a range available, Two Weekly Evening Adult Art Classes.

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

ANTARCTIC EXPLORATIONS

Be inspired by the unexpected colours and ice forms of Antarctica whilst working with a professional artist to learn and create your own kiln formed tile. This workshop is 45 minutes and runs from Wednesday to Sunday during the School holidays.

When: 10am to 4, Wed-Sun, during school holidays

Age: Over 8 years’ old

Cost: $50 per person

AURORA KALEIDOSCOPES 

Create your own light-inspired and ever-changing kaleidoscope by examining the themes of light and changing landscapes from the Light Translations exhibitions. This workshop is 2 hours and runs on Wednesdays during the School holidays.

Duration: 2 hours

When: Wednesdays during school holidays

Age: Over 8 years old

Cost: $70

MYO WINTER TILE

Create your own winter-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: Over 8 years old

Cost: $30

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

Phone: (02) 6260 7005

Email: [email protected]

LANYON HOMESTEAD SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Kids like adventure. They are drawn to nature. Kids benefit from taking risks. These are the principles underpinning this unique program, Sculpt with bits from the farm Shed! In the recent decade there’s been a world-wide push for kids to put down their digital devices and spend more time in the outdoors, and these school holidays the Lanyon heritage precinct is offering kids aged 6-9 years just the right program to get creative for a few hours in the rural landscape.

Age: 6-9 year olds

Cost: $10 per child, ACT M&G members and eligible concession card holders $5

Time: Sunday 10 July, 10.30-11.30am, 11.30-12.30, 1.30-2.30pm or 2.30-3.30pm

Bookings: by Tuesday 5 July at eventbrite: lanyonholidaytinkering.eventbrite.com.au

Phone: 02 6205 9524

AT HOME ACTIVITIES

HATCHING CHICKS

Hatching Chicks is a two week program delivered to your door.

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 they can be collected at the end of the hatching process.

Age: For children of all ages

Cost: $230 (no GST is charges)

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.

CHILD PLAYERS A.C.T

Child Players ACT is a children’s theatre training program for children aged 8-16. Their programs provide training in all aspects of theatre with the opportunity to perform on stage in a full-length production. Programs are run by qualified facilitators in a positive and supportive environment and are suitable for both beginners and more experienced kids with a love of theatre.

Website: www.childplayersact.com.au

Phone: 0413 139 790

Email: [email protected]

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

Heroines in Charge

This July school holidays the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating big screen heroines with a program of empowering, female-driven family films for all ages.

From new characters like Rey in Star Wars: The force Awakens to classic heroines like Alice, enjoy fantastical stories that will inspire and enthral, as female leads take charge of their own adventures.

Arc cinema will play host to films for everyone: from legendary animator Miyazaki’s most celebrated film Spirited Away to the 2002 Disney classic Lilo & Stitich.

Spirited Away

Age: PG rated

Cost: $8 tickets

Time: Tuesday 5 July, 12pm

Booking: book online

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

Phone: 02 6248 2248

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Age: M rated

Cost: $8 tickets

Time: Wednesday 6 July, Thursday 7 July 12pm

Booking: book online

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

Phone: 02 6248 2248

Lilo & Stitch and Alice in Wonderland

Age: G rated

Cost: $8 tickets

Time: Friday 8 July, 12pm

Booking: book online

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

Phone: 02 6248 2248

Bambi

Age: PG rated

Cost: $8 tickets

Time: Thursday 14 July, 12pm

Booking: book online

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

Phone: 02 6248 2248

Howl’s Moving Castle

Age: PG rated

Cost: $8 tickets

Time: Thursday 14 July, 12pm

Booking: book online

Website: www.nfsa.gov.au

Phone: 02 6248 2248

COOKING

3SEEDS AT FYSHWICK MARKETS

3seeds is hands on cooking school at the Fyshwick Markets. The cooking school operates from a purpose built kitchen and offer for both adults and children of all abilities. Private classes are also available for corporate team building, hens, bucks & birthday celebrations.

Cooking Classes during school holidays:

Truffle Pasta: Pasta with truffle sauce & chocolate truffle truffles

Time: Thursday 7 July and Friday 15 July 11-1.30pm

Age: For ages 6-14

Cost: $66 for 6-14 year olds, invite your parents for lunch at the end, $20

Winter Baking: Chicken vegetable pie and chocolate brownie.

Time: Friday 8 July and Thursday 14 July 11-1.30pm

Age: For ages 6-14

Cost: $66 for 6-14 year olds, invite your parents for lunch at the end, $20

Time: Wed 20 July 6-9.30pm

Age: For all ages children and adults

Cost: $150.00 Student – adult

$120.00 Student under 17 yrs

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

Foodish is running its kids’ holiday cooking program during the winter holidays. The program has a health and nutrition focus, as well as teaching cooking skills. The core idea is that the kids make a healthy, age-appropriate meal for themselves to eat together, and in the process learn about the ingredients they are using and cooking techniques.

The classes are well supervised by experiences educators and take place in the Foodish Kitchen at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

Classes (7 years+): Friday 8 July and Friday 15 July, 9.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.30

Cost: Each class is $6 per child

Enrolment: bookings at www.befoodish.com.au

KIDS PANTRY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Need a little inspiration to get the kids to try something new? Feeling the cold and need some easy but tasty winter recipes? Kids Pantry’s winter school holiday program will satisfy any curious junior chef…

The program runs between 9am-4pm each day during the Winter School Holidays; with three single sessions to choose from or you can book for our All Day program from Monday 4 July until Friday 15 July.

Classes: 9am – 10:30am, 11am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 4pm or All Day 9am – 4pm

Ages: 13 – 18 years, 9 – 12 years, 5 – 8 years

Cost: $45 for one session, $55 for two sessions, $65 for three sessions or $145 all day

Book: www.kidspantry.com.au

EDUCATION/FIRST AID

CANBERRA READING CLINIC

If you require expert assistance, then the Canberra Reading Clinic can provide a supportive and welcoming environment for your child. They want to change your child’s experience of reading from frustrating to functional to pleasurable.

Ages: Usually offered to students aged 10 years and above. For beginning readers aged 4-6, the Clinic offers a Learn to Read Program.

Cost: Reading assessment and report – $550.

Multilit Reading Tutor 2 day Program – $3500 (incl. GST) for two school terms.

Multilit Extension 2 day Program – $3500 (incl. GST) for two school terms.

CRC Literacy Program – $3800 twice weekly (incl. GST) Individualised tuition for two school terms.

CRC Learn to Read Program – $3800 (incl. GST) Individualised tuition for two school terms.

Booking: Please email or phone Clinic Manager Clare Scroopie on Mobile: 0409 154 771 or leave a message (02) 6251 6815

Website:  www.crclinic.com.au

Phone: (02 ) 6251 6815 or 0412 903 112

Email: [email protected]

Locations: 7 Hall Street Lyneham and Unit 3/ 41-43 Colbee Court Phillip

SWISH – Specialist workshops in school holidays

SWISH offer unique and specialised workshops for Kindergarten to Year Six children that actively seek to captivate and involve children, ensuring they learn through enjoyment. 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 child minding.

This holiday period SWISH are offering workshops on topics such as Forensics, Robotics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology, Geography, Geology and more for students in Kindergarten through to year 6.

Age: for student in Kindergarten through to year 6.

Time:  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 offers quality first aid courses run by first aid professionals. St John Ambulance believes in empowering our children and youth to be capable in first aid situation. Junior first aid, run each school holidays, aims to give children aged 8 to 13 practical first aid skills and the confidence to use them.

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 6 or 13 of July

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 2600 

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.

PROGRAM 1

Age: 8-12 year olds.

Time:  Monday 4 July- Tuesday 5 July 9.00am-5.00pm

Cost: $200

Enrolment: Bookings taken via the website

Website: www.edii.com.au

Phone: Charuni Weerasooriya 0416094172

Email: [email protected]

Location: Griffith Hall, 55 Sturt Street, Griffith Shops

PROGRAM 2

Age: 8-12 year olds.

Time:  Wednesday 5 July- Thursday 6 July 9.00am-5.00pm

Cost: $200

Enrolment: Bookings taken via the website

Website: www.edii.com.au

Phone: Charuni Weerasooriya 0416094172

Email: [email protected]

Location: Griffith Hall, 55 Sturt Street, Griffith Shops

PROGRAM 3

Age: 8-12 year olds.

Time:  Monday 11 July- Tuesday 12 July 9.00am-5.00pm

Cost: $200

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 Ave, Bruce

PROGRAM 4

Age: 8-12 year olds.

Time:  Wednesday 13 July- Thursday 14 July 9.00am-5.00pm

Cost: $200

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

EVENTS

AVIATION TEEN START-UP

Encouraging students to invent, explore and experiment, and let their dreams take flight!

Age: 10 to 18 year olds.

Time: 12-14 July

Website: www.teenstartupcamp.com.au

Phone: (02) 6253 8533

Email: [email protected]

Location: Canberra Airport

THE WIZARD OF OZ SHOW

The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings

Age: for all ages of children and adults.

Time: 16 July 2016, 10am

Cost: $17.75

Website: www.tickettek.com

Email: [email protected]

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

Drop in fro exclusive birthday viewings of Australia’s Constitution and Federation documents. Try the Constitution discovery trail, calligraphy, story telling, cupcakes and more.

Age: for all ages of children and adults.

Time: 9 July 2016, 11am-4pm

Cost: free

Website: www.naa.gov.com

GROOMING/MODELLING

THE LIZZIE WAGNER GROUP

Innovative training solutions for corporations, organisations, schools internationally, keynote speaking, styling individuals and groups, one on one coaching, make-over’s, from CEO’s, Company Directors, EA and PA’s and reception staff; in personal and professional image and their ever popular Personal Style and Social skills holiday programs for teens and tweens.

Website: www.lizziewagner.com.au

Phone: 0412 769073

Email: [email protected]

VICTORIA’S MODELS

Victoria’s Models was established in Canberra in April 1995. It is managed by a friendly, young, dynamic team under the direction of Victoria Schnabl (nee Batterham), who has over 21 years industry experience. Their model management includes representing talent for fashion parades, television commercials, photographic work, promotions and voice work.

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

The best holiday “all day” sessions Canberra has to offer. Completely unique and catering for all kids in school aged 7-15 .

Fun, teamwork, obstacles, problem solving, code breaking and so much more. Endorsed by the Chief Minister and the Heart Foundation.

Holiday programs:

Battle Games – Operation FIRST STRIKE: Thursday 7 July, 9am – 4pm

Battle Games – Operation MUD MANIA: Thursday 8 July, 9am – 4pm

Battle Games – Operation HANG TOUGH: Thursday 14 July, 9am – 4pm

Battle Games – Operation SPECIAL OPS: Friday 15 July, 9am – 4pm

Ages: for children 7-15 years old

Cost: $85 Operation (Day)

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

The most inspiring, challenging, healthy and fun school holiday experience, run by the most qualified, experienced and passionate coordinators.  With daily leadership and team building initiatives, real-life problem solving and creativity challenges, health and fitness, relaxation and outdoor adventure components – there is something for everybody.  Day based programs and camps for girls and boys 6 – 14 years – choose the program and days you want to attend.

Phone: 0476 618 332

Website: www.wels.com.au/

Age: 6-14 year olds

Time: 4-8 July or 11-15 July, 9am-4.30pm

Location: Red Hill, Canberra Grammar & Namadji National Park

Bookings: Ben Righetti [email protected]

HELP FOR FAMILIES

YWCA CANBERRA – JULY 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

Time: 4-15 July, 8am-6pm

Location: Irvine Street, Watson

Kingsford Smith Primary School:

Age: Pre-School – Year 6

Time: 4-15 July, 8am-6pm

Location: Starke Street, Holt

Turner Primary School:

Age: Pre-School – Year 6

Time: 11-15 July, 8am-6pm

Location: David Street, Turner

Questacon Smart Skills Initiative

Does your child have a bright idea? Unleash the inner inventor, designer or maker in your child with a Questacon Maker Project school holiday workshop.

Age: suitable for 10-15 years olds

Time: half day workshops available 4,5 and 8 July 2016

Booking: by phone

Phone: 1800 889 995

Website: www.questacon.edu.au

WCS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Experience their exciting excursions, workshops, craft activities, cooking experiences & games.

Time: Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July, 8am-6pm daily (excluding public holidays)

Cost: $73.40 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

CAMP:

Activities include: bushwalks, talent show, caving, group games, cooking.

SCHOOL’S OUT HOLIDAY AND SPORTS CARE

Daily optional excursions include: lPlay/Dodgem cars. Let’s play Indoor play and Laser tag, movies, Questacon, Reptile Park, and more!

Choice of options daily:

Option 1: General program (arts/crafts, board games, xbox, music, toys and more)

Option 2: Hip Hop dance (daily, both weeks)

Option 3: Soccer (4-8 July) AFL (11-15 July)

Time: 4-8 July, 11-15, 18, full day 6am-6pm

Cost: $45 without afternoon excursion/stay in activities, optional afternoon excursion $25 extra ($70/day)

Website: www.schoolsoutcare.com.au

Phone: 0414607396

Email: [email protected]

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 & Giftshop 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:

Winter Festival:

Celebrate Canberra’s winter season at the Portrait Gallery’s annual Winter Festival with activities and performances. All materials provided.

Time: Sunday 7 August, 10.00am- 4pm

Cost: Free

Booking: booking essential by phone or email

Phone: 02 6102 7070

Email: [email protected]

Website: portrait.gov.au/calendar

Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra

Drawn in:

Draw while listening to music. All materials provided

Age: For all ages and abilities

Time: Sunday 12 June and Sunday 17 June, 1-3pm

Cost: Donations welcome

Booking: booking essential by phone or email

Phone: 02 6102 7070

Email: [email protected]

Website: portrait.gov.au/calendar

Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra

Storytime:

Listen to the story The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and create your own visual response. All materials provided.

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

Time: Wednesday 13 July, 10.30-12pm and 2.00-3.30pm

Cost: $5 per child

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: 2-17 July, 11am-12pm

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.

Age: Children from 6 months to 3 years.

Time: Tuesday 7 June, 5 July and 2 August, Wednesday 8 June, 6 July and 3 August 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

Family Space:

Free activites inspired by the Collection for families to enjoy together. Daily in school holidays.

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

Time: 2- 17 July, 11 am- 4pm

Cost: Free

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!

Just five minutes from the centre of Canberra, the Zoo is home to a wide variety of native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia. Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures in an Animal Encounter.

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

NATIONAL ARBORETUM CANBERRA JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Winter walks and activities:

Stories in the Forest is back this holidays. Make and decorate your own kites or drop-in for free craft activities in the Village Centre as part of the Warm Trees program.

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Stories in the forest

Join us on a story quest through the old Cork oak forest and discover why our forests need winter to thrive. A basic level of fitness is required and prams are welcome. Please meet in the cork oak car park.

Age: Children aged 4-7

Time: Tuesday 12 July- Friday 15 July, 10.30am – 12pm

Cost: Child $10, accompanying adult free

Phone: 02 6207 8484

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au 

Make and fly your own kite (weather permitting)

There is no better place to fly a kite in Canberra! Stay warm in our newly enclosed Terrace Room to make and decorate your own kite and when you’re done head outdoors to fly it in the amphitheater.

Age: Children aged 4-7

Time: Wednesday 6 July, Friday 8 July, Monday 11 July, 10.00am – 2pm

Cost: Kites cost $10 each

Phone: 02 6207 8484, no bookings needed

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Storytelling from Canada

For one day only, Mrs Fay Maddison, a well known Canadian fairy story teller, will be at the Arboretum to tell stories. Fay develops her stories around a Canadian story called ‘Natasha’s Wood’.

Age: Primary school aged children only

Location: next to the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection

Time: Sunday 10 July, 10.00am – 11pm.

Cost: Free

Phone: 02 6207 8484, no bookings needed

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Knit-in for Warm Trees

Drop in and join the Friends of the Arboretum to knit a colourful scarf ready to decorate groves of trees. The Friends will be in the Village Centre ready to teach or enjoy your company while you knit and contribute to the mountain of colourful scarves to be wrapped around the trees. Last year 300 scarves were created and this year we hope for even more!

Age: All ages, no experience necessary

Location: Village Centre

Time: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13 and 17 July, 10.00am – 2pm.

Cost: Free drop in activity, all materials supplied and there is something to suit everyone

Phone: 02 6207 8484, no bookings needed

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Decorate Pod Playground with colour

Help decorate Pod Playground with colourful knitted scarves. Bring your own knitted scarf or use one of ours.

Age: All ages and abilities

Location: Pod Playground

Time: Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July, 10.00am – 2pm.

Cost: Free drop in activity, no bookings needed

Phone: 02 6207 8484

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Knit a Colourful Maple Leaf

Try your hand at knitting a colourful maple leaf. Join the Friends of the Arboretum in this workshop and stay for as long or little as you like.

Age: 12 and over with knitting experience

Location: Village Centre

Time: Thursday 7 July, 10.00am – 12pm.

Cost: Free drop in activity, no bookings needed

Phone: 02 6207 8484

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Warm Tree Walk

Rug up and join your guide for a walk to the Sugar maple forest where you will see the largest knitted maple leaf in the world. Yes, the same maple trees are used to make maple syrup!

Age: All ages

Location: Village Centre

Time: Every Sunday in July, 11am.

Cost: Free drop in activity, no bookings needed

Phone: 02 6207 8484

Website: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

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.

Age: Children aged 5-15,

Time: Friday-Monday

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

Explore and immerse yourself in the stories of the resident workers and their families at this historic landmark –one of the last remaining residences in the national triangle. Join a free guided volunteer led tour to learn about the first and last families to live here.

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:

Creative workshops in gallery spaces – it’s free, fun, changes regularly and you can drop in anytime with no booking required.

Age: all ages, children to be accompanied.

Cost: Free

Time: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23 10am-4pm

Family tours:

Meet your Gallery guide for a special family-friendly tour.

Age: for all ages of children and adults

Time: Saturday 2- Friday 15 July 10.30am

Cost: Free

Creative Meditation for Children:

With Dianne Bourke, child meditation facilitator and mindfulness instructor.

Time:  Tuesday 12 July, 10.30am-11am and 11.30- 12.15pm

Ages: 5-7, to be accompanied

Cost: $7, $5 child

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

Art explorer: my collection

Includes sketching in gallery spaces and the creation of a portfolio for your work.

Cost: $60, $55 child members

Time: Thursday 7 & 14 July 10.30am-4pm

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

ASI: Art Scene Investigation – HOT HOT HOT

A mystery to solve with the aid of Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time.

Age:  7-12 year olds

Cost: $12, $10 child members

Time: Tuesday 5 July 10.30am-12pm

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

Art Explorer: Create the change you want

Explore Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time as inspiration for your own creative art making. Includes embossing with aluminium, weaving and up-cycling found objects.

Age: for children 8-12 years old

Cost: $60, $55 child members

Time: Thursday 7 July and Thursday July 14 10.30am-4pm

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

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: Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 14 10.00am-12pm

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

Tales for the Very Young

Join Margie Kevin, Gallery educator, for an interactive story-based experience inside the Diane Arbus: American portraits exhibition.

Age: babies aged 0-1 years

Cost: $12 members, $10 concession

Time: Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 14 10.00am-12pm

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

MUSIC

STORIES IN THE STARS: Winter school holiday program of Young Music Society

An exciting journey of exploring the “stories in the stars” through music for primary school students with Jim Sharrock, Kimberley Steele, and multi ARIA winning pianist, composer and educator Sally Whitwell.

Age: for primary school children

Time: 11-15 July, 2016, 9am-3.30pm

Cost: 5 days $330

Phone: (02) 6251 8017

Website: www.youngmusicsociety.org.au

Location: Belconnen Arts Centre

PERFORMING ARTS

CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE

Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) is a nationally recognised not for profit youth arts company which creates and promotes theatre with young people that is inspirational, enriching, collaborative and innovative.

CYT provides young people ages 7-25 with the opportunity to explore, extend and develop their creativity through theatre/drama workshops and productions.

Throughout the week, the young artists will also work with their tutors to create a short 10 minute theatre piece to perform at the end of the week for family and friends, implementing the skills learnt over the 5 days.

Winter Holiday Drama Workshop 2016:

Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two tutors will use drama games and exercises across a fun week-long program to build and develop skills in theatre. Catering for ages 7 through to 12, their holiday programs are designed to build confidence and fundamental skills in voice, movement, character and story.

Bring snacks, lunch and a drink bottle, wear clothes you can muck around in and runners.

Date: 11-15 July

Time: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm

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

Cost: Non-member $490 (includes compulsory $25 CYT 2016 Membership)

Member $465

Enrolment: www.cytc.net

Phone: (02) 6248 5057

Email: [email protected]

Location: H Block Gorman Arts Centre Batman Street Braddon ACT 2612

KIDS BIZ HOLIDAYS – ACT JUNIOR DANCE CLASSES

We have trained and enthusiastic instructors, fantastic facilities and a creative program designed to develop your child’s skills and confidence.

Improve fitness, flexibility and coordination while building confidence! Dance participants create and learn routines while being supported by their expert instructors to develop & improve skills at their own pace. Every day we have morning games & introductions, two interactive dance sessions and exciting excursions or major attractions.

Age: 5-8 years old & 9-13 years old

Time: Monday 4-Friday 15 July

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: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 July, 9am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-5pm. If attending full day, please bring your own lunch.

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

Cost: $25 per class, plus a materials fee.

Time: 4,6, 8, 11, 13 July sessions 9.30am-11.30am.

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

Phone: 6282 7144

Location: 5-7 Altree Court, Phillip

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

This is an established Junior Golf Development program, catering for boys and girls (we have Canberra’s largest group of girls) of all ages.

Learn to play golf in a progressive school holiday & term based golf program. The JGA golf program has been running for 10 years and is currently being run at Fairbairn Golf Course ACT. Their results include US college recipients, Aust Reps ACT&NSW reps & over 400 ACT, VIC, QLD, NSW & US victories. Their Winter Programs run for two full weeks in the ACT school holidays.

We run a mix of programs including Saturday afternoon group and individual sessions, as well as their popular school holiday programs. So if you want your child to experience golf in a fun and practical environment, call Leigh today.

School holiday 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:

All golf equipment if needed

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

Time: Week 1, 4-8 July, Week 2, 11- 15 July

8.30am-5pm daily

Cost: wk1: $300 / wk2: $300, $70 per day

Website: www.juniorgolfaus.com

Phone: Leigh Hunter, Professional Golf 0404 851 679

Email:[email protected]

Location: Fairbairn Golf Course, Laverton Ave Fairbairn

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.

Daytime classes and afternoon classes are available and are conducted Monday to Saturday each week of the school term. Holiday programs are run during the term breaks.

Age: for children 3 years+, Trampoline for children 7-13yrs.

Time: session Mon-Thurs Only, 11-14 and 18-21 July

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 2903

WODEN VALLEY GYMNASTICS CLUB

Meet new friends, have fun, stay fit in the July School Holidays.

Experience the fun and challenges of all gymnastics apparatus.

Caters for both boys and girls at all skill level fully qualified and enthusiastic Coaches and great safe venue.

Age: Kinder and over

Time: 4-8 July, 11-15 July

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.

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

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: all ages, separate classes for age and skill level.

Cost: $35 for 30 days, free uniform

Website: www.tryimpact.com.au

Phone: (02) 6258 2333

Email: [email protected]

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

Effective, practical martial art; co-operative non-confrontational; fun and friendly; designed for children.

Conflict resolution & anti-bullying skills. Focus and self-confidence, agility, dynamic and flowing movement.

Term times:

O’Connor:

Tues 3.30pm-4.30pm (5-9 yrs)

Tues 4.30pm-5.30pm (9-Teen)

Thurs 9.30am-10.15am (3-5 yrs)

Thurs 3.30pm-4.30pm (5-9 yrs)

Thurs 4.30pm-5.30pm (9-Teen)

Deakin:

Mon 3.30pm-4.30pm (5-9 yrs)

Mon 4.45pm-5.45pm (9-Teen)

Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm (5-9 yrs)

Wed 4.45pm-5.45pm (Autism/Asp)

Tuggeranong:

Fri 4pm-5pm (5-Teen)

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

After school program: we pick up, you collect by 6pm. A constructive alternative to after school care 3pm-6pm

Age: ideal for primary school age

Time: primary school holiday Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-5.45pm

Cost: $45 for the holiday program, this includes a free uniform

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 programme

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 4-8 July, Week 2 runs from the 11-15 July, 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

Holiday intensive swim programme

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 4-8 July, Week 2 runs from the 11-15 July, 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 4-8 July, Week 2 runs from the 11-15 July, 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

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 4-8 July, Week 2 runs from the 11-15 July, 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

Fun Fit Sports

Providing all children with a safe, creative, innovative and challenging environment that promotes individual development in sport, fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Activities include: basketball, T-ball, soccer, cricket, AFL, volleyball, craft, dance, flag footy, running games, carnival day, mini Olympics & much more.

Excursion: swimming, lPlay

Concessions: CCB% rebate & family reductions

Age: 5-13 year olds

Time: Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July, 8am-6pm

Cost: $48 p/day

Booking: on the website

Phone: Kim McMahon 0404 895 970

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.funfitsports.com

Location: St Edmund’s College, Griffith

PLAYBASE – SPORTS PROGRAMS

Come along for plenty of skills thrills and, most importantly, fun! Take up the unique opportunity to learn from some of Canberra’s best sports coaches and hip hop dancers, who we have onboard at Playbase! Multi-sport program with Hip Hop dance and Skate’n Scoot.

Age: children 5-16

Time: 4-8 July and 11-15 July. Morning session 8am-12.30pm, Full day 8am-6pm.

Cost: $45 for the morning sports session or $70 full day (until 6pm) including afternoon excursion/activity.

Phone: 0449 255 651

Website: www.play-base.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Horse riding

Gooromon Park Horse Riding Centre

School holiday program:

Heaps & heaps of horsey fun

Beginner one day programs – no experience required

Beginner four day programs – some experience required

One day programs – for the more experienced riders

Four day programs – for the more experienced riders

Time: 4 and 11 July

Booking: limited places available, contact by phone

Phone: 6230 2230

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gooromonpark.com.au

Rugby/AFL

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS CAMPS – ACT WINTER 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: 13, 14 & 15 July

Location: Flinders Park, Griffith

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

AFL Football, Rugby Union & Soccer

Time: 13, 14 & 15 July

Location: Canberra Grammar, Red Hill

Cost: ASC three day sports camp $295

Netball

Time: 12, 13 & 14 July

Location: Merici College, Braddon, ACT

Age: 6-16 years

Cost: ASC three day sports $295

Booking: contact by phone or visit website

Phone: 1300 914 368

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.australiansportscamps.com.au

Soccer

COERVER COACHING ACT

“The worlds No1 soccer skills teaching method”

Coerver Coaching is recommended by Gerard Houllier – Former French Football Federation Technical Director, Sir Geoff Hurst – World Cup Champion, Osvaldo Ardiles – World Champion, Jurgen Klinsmann – World Cup Champion, Franz Beckenbauer, Sir Stanley Matthews and Roberto Rivellino, Kristine Lilly – two time FIFA World Cup Champion and two time Olympic Gold Medallist (Soccer).

Coerver coaching stands as the premier youth SOCCER skills teaching method in the world. Designed and developed to improve individual players on the field and at home through soccer homework. The emphasis is on technique, fast feet, ball mastery, passing & receiving, ball striking, fast break attacks and small group play up to 5v5. Their goals for these ages are to develop confidence in players and create good habits and stimulate players to work on their ball skill, on their own nd in small groups.

Benefits: Improves co-ordination, balance and flexibility; Improves all aspects of ball control (technique); Helps confidence; Develops more effective players; Improves speed; Encourages good sportsmanship, work ethic and behaviour; Adapted to suit players of all levels and ability.

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

Time: Monday 11 July – Thursday 14 July 2016.

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 – July Holiday Program

Two days full of fun activities focusing on player technical development.

Age: for boys and girls age 7 to 13

Time: 12 & 13 July, 9.30am-12.30pm

Cost: $105, 2 days/total of 6 hours

Booking: on the website

Website: brilliantfootball.com.au

Tennis

TENNIS CANBERRA – Winter 2016 Holiday Camps

Quarter Day Program:

Age: 3-6

Cost: Session cost $100, Day cost $40

Time: 4-6 July, 9-11am

Half-Day Program:

Age: 6-10

Cost: Session cost $150, Day cost $60

Time: 4-6 July, 9-1pm

Full-Day Program:

Age: 8+

Cost: Session cost $180, Day cost $70

Time: 4-6 July, 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

GET SET TENNIS – Holiday Programs at Kaleen

With Drills, Games, Match play and Oval Games, the Get Set holiday program is a great way for kids to enjoy the game of tennis.

Age: 7-17 years old

Time: Monday 4 July -Friday 8 July

Phone: contact Nelson on 0422 809 160

Email: [email protected]

RISING STAR TENNIS ACADEMY – TENNIS CAMP

Tennis Whizz:

Age: 3-6 year olds

Time: Week 1: 4-8 July. Week 2: 11- 15 July, 8.30am-11.30am

Location: Week 1 North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Week 2 Forrest Tennis Club, Dominion Circuit, Forrest

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

Technique and Tactics:

Age: 6 yrs +

Time: Week 1 Multi Sport Program: 4-8 July. Week 2 11-15 July, 8.30am-1pm

Location: Week 1 North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Week 2 Forrest Tennis Club, Dominion Circuit, Forrest

Cost: $170 per week (5-day programme) or $60 daily rate

Technique and Tactics Plus Tournament:

Age: 6+ year olds

Time: Week 1 4-8 July. Week 2 11-15 July, 8.30am-5pm

Location: Week 1 North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Week 2 Forrest Tennis Club, Dominion Circuit, Forrest

Cost: $195 per week (5-day programme) or $65 daily rate

Hot Shots Tournament Tennis:

Age: 6+ year olds

Time: Week 1 4-8 July. Week 2 11-15 July, 1pm-5pm

Location: Week 1 North Woden Tennis Club, De Large Place, Hughes

Week 2 Forrest Tennis Club, Dominion Circuit, Forrest

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

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