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Summer Holiday Guide - Inner West Mums

Summer 2020/21 School Holiday Inspiration

The Summer school holidays are almost here, so it’s time to get planning! Our Summer School Holiday Guide is bursting with inspiration to help you choose fun and engaging kid’s activities – from art classes and sports to drama and literacy programs, there’s something for all ages and interests.

Many of these activities are organised by registered Active Kids or Creative Kids providers, so don’t forget to make use of those vouchers.

AcroPals Holiday Camp

Acropals class

Acrobatic classes for kids and adults – beginners through to advanced aerials, back handsprings and flips!

These Summer holidays Acropals are offering more workshop options than ever before! Learn from the best teachers, with the best airtracks in the Inner West at Sydney’s first acro-only school.

  • 15-17 January: Advanced Acro Performance Course including video shoot for experienced acrobats.
  • 19-21 January: Acro Camp, all ages and levels including acro, circus, ninjas and craft every day, plus an end of camp performance.
  • 22 January: Hooping Workshop, contortion and hand balancing course with circus acrobat Josephina Glover.
  • 23 January and 24 January: Half day workshop – adult hooping, Pilates, acro-yoga and acro/tumbling courses!

Where: Marrickville and St Peters
When: 15 January – Sunday 24 January

  • $250 Performance Course
  • $300 Acro Camp
  • $90 for single days and Hooping Workshop
  • $60 for adult half day workshops
  • Bonus offer: $30 for a professional hoop to keep!
  • Performance Course + Acro Camp for $500 ($110 saving!)


Art Discovery Marrickville

Art Discovery

Fun, creative workhops for children aged 5 to 12 years

January 7: CRAZY BIRDS – Make enormous bird heads and other crazy bird art from cardboard & recycled supplies.
January 8: DONUT DAY – A delicious day of donut art! We’ll make donut sculptures, tiny donut pendants (and… maybe eat some donuts too!)
January 11: CLAY ZOO – A super fun morning of making your favourite animals from clay, to create our own clay zoo!
January 13: MINI MARKETS – Design and make your own mini market stall from colourful art & craft supplies.
January 15: MARBLE RUNS – Create an epic cardboard marble run with as many twists and turns as you dare!
January 18: FERRIS WHEELS – Make your own moving ferris wheel and decorate it with as much colour and bling as you like! (This workshop for 8yrs+)
January 20: GLOW BUG PARTY – We’ll make supersized fluoro bugs and amazing glowing insect art & have fun with UV lights.
January 21: MONSTER MARSH – Make a hilarious paper monster costume and join in the monster mash party!
January 22: 3D ANIMALIA – Build a unique sculpture of your favourite animal & decorate any whacky way you want!

Time: 9:15am-12:15pm
Cost: $60 per half day workshop. 10% discount given for multiple bookings. Creative Kids voucher accepted.

Bookings: Register now

Artspark Studio


Art & sewing classes for toddlers to pre-teen (3 to 12 yeas old)     

ArtSpark Studio, a sun-filled studio in Rozelle, is running creative workshops for children 3 years old to and early teens. ArtSpark also has an eco-friendly garden and mini farm with chickens and guinea pigs – the perfect place for creative minds to relax.

Where: Rozelle
When: Thursday 17 to Wednesday 23 December, Monday 11 to Friday 22 January  
Cost: $77 half day, $132 full day. Sibling and multiple workshops discount, extended hours available.Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at or call ChiChi 0434 154 811

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)


Drama classes for primary school-aged children and high school students

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company offering high quality drama classes led by professional performing artist tutors. In the Spring school holidays young people from Kindy to Year 12 will make new friends, learn about performing, gain confidence and most importantly have a lots of fun in a safe and inspiring environment.

Where: Various locations
When: Monday 4 January – Friday 22 January
Cost: From $180 per week (Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm). Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Beyond Distinction Academy    

Beyond Distinction

Art, music, sports & language workshops for Kindy to Year 6 children

Looking for something with a focus on fun and learning this Summer? Beyond Distinction are running full day activities and workshops for children 5 to 12 years, so there’s something for everyone! Our workshops are led by fully qualified coaches and teachers. Activities on offer this Summer include, art and creative writing Workshop, golf clinic and STEM projects, sculpturing workshop and LEGO STEM challenges.

Where: Concord (Adjacent to Cabarita Park Swim Centre, Cabarita Road) + Online
When: 18 January –  21 January
Cost: $120 per day. Multi-day discounts are available. Creative Kids and Active Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at
Enquiries: or contact us on 0457 588 812   

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kids

LEGO workshops for kids aged 5+

During the Summer holidays Bricks 4 Kids Inner West will be hosting workshops in Ashfield, Balmain and Olympic Park! The workshops will feature STEM-based fun LEGO themes and robotics!

Where: Ashfield, Balmain & Olympic Park
When: Monday 11 January – Friday 22 January
Cost: From $95 per day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Core Studios Sydney          

Core Studios

Private one to one music tuition for primary to high school students
Core studios offers private music tuition for piano, guitar, violin and vocals. Core Studios aims to ensure that classes are easy to understand and fun, helping kids fall in love with music.

Where: Burwood
When: 4 January – 24 January    
Cost: Visit the website for more info. 25% referral discount if you commit to the term. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.
Enquiries: Contact us for a free trial lesson.

Fibre Art in Australia Shop

Fibre Art

Creative classes in all art and craft mediums for children aged 8 years old to teensThe shop also offers Creative Classes for adults and Children.

Fibre Art Australia will be running creative classes for kids these school holidays, workshops include painting, weaving and much more! Classes are a great way to meet new people and learn new creative skills in a relaxed inspiring environment.

Where: Fibre Art Australia Shop, Balmain
When: Monday 11 January – Monday 25 January
Cost: From $40

 Flying Yogis
Flying Yogis

Yoga, tumbling, mindfulness & acrobatics for kids aged 5 to 12 years

A day at Flying Yogis includes yoga, acrobatics, gymnastics, dance, art, craft, picnics and ninja skills! There are two programs on offer these school holidays for Kindy to Year 3 and Years 4 to 6.

Where: Annandale
When: 21 December – 22 January 2021, daily.
Cost: $95 per day. Five days for price of four. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Gallery NTK Art School

Gallery NTK

Fine Art tuition in all media for kids in Kindy to Year 12

These school holidays Gallery NTK will be running fun art workshops for Kindy kids to Year 12. The classes are led by fully qualified art teachers and professional artists and focus on skills in clay-making, painting and drawing.

Where: Croydon
When: 4-8 January & 18-22 January
Cost: $55 half day and $100 full day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

GeckoSports Inner West


Multi-sport fitness classes for primary school kids

GeckoSports Summer programs are for kids who love sports or fitness games, and are looking for a fun day with friends.

Ninja Warrior (5-12 year olds):
Ninja-warrior themed sports activities including obstacle course, fitness and agility challenges, fun games, dodgeball run & more.

  • Ashfield: 22 December, 13 January, 9am-11am
  • Earlwood:  17 December, 12 January,  9am-11am
  • Cost: $27 (Early bird price +2 weeks before booking date) or $40 regular price)

Gladiator Games (5-12 year olds):
Gladiator themed sports activities for kids who love adventure and enjoy running, swerving, jumping, kicking, crawling, throwing, catching and duelling. There’ll be an obstacle course, dodgeball, throwing challenges, jousting, fun team relays and more. Who will conquer them all and be the ultimate gladiator?!

  • Ashfield: 21 December, 19 January, 9am – 11am
  • Earlwood: 18 December, 20 January
  • Cost: $27 (Early bird price +2 weeks before booking date) or $40 regular price )

Learn to play volleyball! A fun workshop designed to learn basic skills and keep the ball in the air. Our super fun and friendly professional volleyball coaches will make sure they have a ball!

  • Earlwood: (5-9 year olds) 15 January, 21 January, 9am-10:30am
  • Earlwood: (9-13 year olds) 11 January, 21 January
  • Cost: $22 (Early bird price +2 weeks before booking date) or $29 regular price)

Lacrosse (8-13 year olds):
Learn to play lacrosse! A fun beginners workshop designed to encourage kids to try a new sport this summer. Our super fun and friendly professional lacrosse coaches will make sure they have a ball!

  • Earlwood: 18 January,  9am-10:30am
  • Cost: $22 (Early bird price +2 weeks before booking date) or $29 regular price)


Gymkidz Gymnastics


Gymnastics camp for kids aged 4 to 12 years

The Gymkidz holiday program is perfect for parents looking for a dynamic and exciting activity day. The program is gymnastics focused but include a variety of stimulating physical and motor-skill development with games, acrobatics and circus, and dance all in the care of a qualified team of instructors. We have a limit of 14 – 21 children per camp and children are grouped according to age and ability.

Where: Newtown
When: 4 January – 22 January
Cost: $90 per day. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

I Can Read System

I Can Read

Reading, writing, spelling , comprehension & public speaking workshops for kids aged 8-13 years     

Looking for a holiday activity that your children will love, while expanding their knowledge? Join I Can Read for three exceptional holiday programmes:

  • SHAKESPEARE: A great way to experience the joy of Shakespeare in easy to understand language
  • WRITING WELL: Perfect the skills of writing with structured and creative composition techniques
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING: A practical approach to public speaking that will improve communication skills create a solid foundation for confident speaking

Programs run two hours per day for one week. Morning or afternoon sessions available.

When: 11 January and 18 January
Where: Burwood
From $345, Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Julie Peadon Art

Julie Peadon Art

Fun Fine Art half & full day workshops for Kindy to Year 12 

These school holidays, Julie Peadon Art is offering fun, fine art workshops exploring the great art movements both historically and in a contemporary world while practicing drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and mixed media

Where: Drummoyne
When: Monday 4 January – Friday 22 January
Cost: $50 half day and $100 full day. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Kids Got Skillz

Gingerbread house

Christmas creative workshop – Kindy to Year 6

Christmas themed workshop including gingerbread making and decorating, Christmas card making, t-shirt printing and lots more!    

Where: Stanmore
When: 17 and 18 December 
Cost: $100 per day. Creative and Active Kids vouchers accepted.

Kidz Artworx

Boy holding art

Art School specialising in art classes – Kindy to Year 12

Kidz Artworx is running fun and creative art workshops to suit everyone including clay work, drawing, cartoons, painting, design and collage. The workshops are designed to encourage creative thinking and visual language. All materials are provided and there is a great outdoor play area too.

Where: Burwood
When: 14 – 18 December & 11 – 29 January
Cost: $49.50 for three hours, $99 for a full day. (Early bird on until the week before each session $49.50, full price $55). Sibling discount always available. Creative Kids voucher accepted.

Leap into Literacy

Boy on computer

Online literacy progams for children aged 5 to 12 years old

Leap into Literacy is offering two programs for children aged 5 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years old. The online programs are PhD designed reading and writing classes that help increase your child’s confidence and create a lifelong love of literacy.

Where: Online
Cost: $99 for 4 lessons. 25% sibling discount. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.

Paper Rock Scissors Art Studios

Paper Rock Scissors - Inner West Mums Activities Guide

Art workshops for primary school aged kids
Creative and fun art projects to suit all levels of ability. Each day offers a new workshop with fun techniques that you may not get to try every day. Morning sessions and afternoon sessions available, or stay for the entire day. Extended hours available.

Where: Rozelle and Summer Hill
When: 13 January – 29 January
$60 + GST half day. $120 + GST full day. Creative Kids voucher accepted.

PCYC Glebe/Forest Lodge

PCYC - Inner West Mums Activities Guide

Gymnastic and multi-sport progams for children aged 5 to 12 years

Choose from gymnastics, multi-sport or dance sessions these school holidays at PCYC located in Forest Lodge. BYO morning and afternoon tea, lunch and water bottle.

Where: Forest Lodge
21 -23 December and 11 January – 22 January
Cost: $45 per day, $85 (2 days), $120 (3 days), $160 (4 days). Active Kids voucher accepted.

PCYC Marrickville

Gymnastic and multi-sport progams for children aged 5 to 14 years

Choose from a range of programs these school holidays at PCYC Marrickville including:

  • December 21-23 – Basketball, Soccer, Mini Olympics, Multi-sport, creative learning programs$50/day
  • January 4-8 – Laser Tag, Inflatable obstacle course, Skating, Soccer, Basketball, Multi-sport, Creative learning
  • January 11-15 – Laser Tag, Inflatable obstacle course, Skating, Soccer, Basketball, Multi-sport, Creative learning
  • January 18-22 – Laser Tag, Inflatable obstacle course, Skating, Soccer, Basketball, Multi-sport, Creative learning

Where: Forest Lodge
Cost: $50 per day, $200 (5 days). Active Kids voucher accepted.

Red Devils Football Academy

Red Devils Football

Fun-filled soccer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 years old

Red Devils Football Academy will be running soccer camps suitable for all age groups and skill levels during the summer school holidays. Holiday soccer camps are run by professionally trained coaches (FFA Certified) with a focus on calm and constructive teaching.

Where: Dulwich Hill
When: 19, 20 & 22 January, 9am-3pm
Cost: From $110

Speaking Schools Australasia

Sydney Speaking School holiday camp

Fun and supportive debating & public speaking classes for children to find their voice & build resilience

Looking for an engaging and educational program with the option of choosing either an online or face-to-face experience this January? Speaking Schools Australasia will be running fun LIVE online and face-to-face programs to help students build their confidence in debating and public speaking.

Come and join either a four-day online workshop, or head over to Southern Cross Vocational College, Burwood and choose one of the two or three-day workshops.

Where: Burwood + Online
Plus, new venues:

  • St Leonards Venue @  54 Chandos St, St Leonards (18-22 January 2021)
  • Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park @ 556 Cleveland St, Moore Park (12- 15 January 2021)

When:  January 11- Friday, 22 January 2021
Cost: Please visit the website. Creative Kids voucher accepted.

The Athletic Buddha

The Athletica Buddha - July School Holiday Guide

Interactive activities and games for children aged 6 to 12 years

The Athletic Buddha health and fitness centre will be running two sessions for children in the school holidays. The first is a sports, strength and science workshop and the second session gymnastics, pizza making, dance, slime workshop!                                           

Where: Concord West
When: 13, 15, 20, and 22 January
Cost: From $85. Creative and Active Kids vouchers accepted.

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