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Winter School Holiday Activity Guide 2022

From baking to soccer, art to gymnastics, the Inner West Mums’ 2022 Winter School Holiday Activity Guide is packed with fun and educational holiday programs in and around Sydney’s inner west. Be sure to book in advance to take advantage of early-bird discounts.  And check if any of the NSW Government vouchers apply.

Acropals | Artspark Studio | Bush Balance | Camperdown Commons | Camperdown Tennis | Flying Yogis | Gecko Sports | Julie Peadon Art | Paper Rock Scissors | PCYC Marrickville | Speech and Languages | Sydney FC










AcroPals winter school holiday workshops! Now with separate Junior Days (kindergarten – 9 years) in Marrickville and Senior Days (9 years – 16 years) in St Peters.
Themes include: circus, ninja, acro-balance and tumbling. All levels and abilities are welcome all days. Every day we teach basic acrobatic and tumbling skills to advanced level tricks, as well as the theme skills of the day, like juggling, hoop twirling, butterfly kicks, acro-yoga, sports acrobatics, human pyramids and tumbling skills. Kids are separated into groups based on their level and friends in attendance, and every child should walk away with some new tricks! There’s a craft activity every day including ceramic painting, ninja headbands, slime and jewellery making.

BYO Lunch.

Numbers are strictly capped so book in quick. See our social media and website for a video illustrating what AcroPals workshops are all about! Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.

Cost: $90
IWM Offer: Creative kids vouchers accepted
Enquiry: email us at or phone 0430 881 007
Voucher: Active Kids, Creative Kids

Artspark Studio









Spark your creativity and channel your imagination with art and sewing workshops! Discover and enjoy the wonders of mini-farming and gardening at our organic mini-farm and permaculture garden.

Artspark Studio is a sun-filled studio in Rozelle. We offer classes and workshops to support and enrich children’s learning through in-depth, short-term and long-term project works. Projects follow the interests of the children and add new insights and build skills. It may seem like fun and games – and it is – but children are learning a lot through exploring creative activities. Our mini-farming and permaculture gardening projects in an urban area are an opportunity not to be missed. At Artspark studio your children will gain useful life skills like communication, problem solving, social, emotional and fine motor skills and an essential understanding of sustainability and innovation, so encourage them to get creative and to have their hands in the soil.

Cost: From $77
Enquiry: & call ChiChi 0434 154 811
Voucher: Creative Kids

Bush Balance











Come and join us for nature play outdoors. We provide tools, ropes, buckets, paints and magnifying glasses. The children provide imagination, questions and games. The environment add sticks, rocks, dirt, bugs, leaves, trees and birds. It all adds up to a wonderful morning of nature play together.

Cost: $25
Location: Sydney Park, Alexandria and Wolli Creek, Earlwood
Days: Thursday and Friday

Camperdown Commons











Calling all Junior Pastry Chefs! Kids are introduced to the art of baking sweet and savoury pies. Children will be baking Apple Crumble and Garden Vegetable Pies.

Example schedule:
8am – 9am: drop off/free play
9am – 1pm: cooking program with break in middle
1pm – 1:45pm: lunch and free play
1:45pm – 3pm: baking and eating of pies!
3pm – 5:45pm: pick up and after care

Cost: $80 for 8am to 5:45pm (includes after care)
IWM Offer: $70 with early bird discount code at checkout ($10 discount expires Friday June 17). Discount code is: Chef.

Camperdown Tennis











Tennis games, coaching and activities. Tennis racquets, tennis equipment and tennis balls all provided! All court equipment is provided. Food is BYO.
Kids can bring their own racquet or can use one of ours. Coaches attending: Allan, Billy, Andrea, Emily and Andres.

Example schedule:
8am to 9am: Check in, free time, warm up time, introduction
9am to 10:20am: Session 1 and 2
10:20am to 10:30am: Break
10:30am to 11:50am: Session 3 and 4
11:50am to 12:30am: Lunch
12:30am to 1:10pm: Session 5
1:10pm to 1:20pm: Break
1:20pm to 2:30pm: Modified games for beginners. Round robin games for intermediate level and above players.
2:30pm to 3pm: Pick up / Free time to play
3pm to 5:45pm: Aftercare

Cost: $80 for 8am to 3pm (tennis camp only) OR $100 for 8am to 5.45pm (tennis camp PLUS aftercare)
IWM Offer: $90 for tennis camp plus aftercare program ($10 discount. Use the code at checkout to receive discount. Code expires June 17). Discount code: Champ

 Flying Yogis










Flying Yogis winter holiday programs are a unique blend of: yoga, gymnastics, acrobatics, dance, ninja skills, outdoor picnics, inspirational art projects and fun. They run daily 9am to 3pm, Monday July 4 – Tuesday July 19, 2022 (there is aftercare 8.30am- 5.30pm for $30 per day). We run two groups: 5-8 years old (years K-2, 2022) and 9-13 years (years 3-6, 2022). Simply book your child into the correct age group. Please note: our programs are workshops style and aren’t suitable for kids still at preschool. We always offer 5 days for the price of 4 (can be used between siblings). And we take Creative Kids Vouchers.

Cost: $110 per day
IWM Offer: Mention you found out about us through IWM and we will further discount $10 off your first booking with us.
Voucher: Creative Kids

Gecko Sports Inner West











A fun and interactive themed program suitable for kids of all fitness levels. Open to all challengers, our Gladiator Games holiday program will let kids be the masters of their fate in the arena of fun sports activities. Our 3 hour program is suitable for kids aged 5 to 12-years who love adventure and enjoy running, swerving, jumping, kicking, crawling, throwing, catching and dueling. There’ll be an obstacle course, dodgeball, throwing challenges, jousting, fun team relays and plenty more.

Who will conquer them all and be the ultimate gladiator?!

  • 25 per cent early bird discount bookings on or before 4th July, 2022
  • 25 per cent discount for siblings.

Cost: $45 ( with Early bird discount) or $60 (regular)
Booking:  Tuesday July 12, 9am-12pm at Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood
Wednesday July 13, 9am-12pm at Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood
Enquiry: Natascha Doran – or 0400 989 229

Julie Peadon Art











Fabulous FUN FINE ART! We have full day (9am to 3pm) and half day (9am to 12noon or 2pm to 5pm) workshops available for your budding artist. These holidays we are offering everything from clay and sculpture to painting and printing.

We also have some BRAND NEW Skateboard Art, Ned Kelly Bushrangers, Recycled Rockets and Monet’s Sailboats themes, as well as our every popular Aboriginal Art, Pet and Animal Portraits, and Pop Art plus many more!

We accept ALL relevant Service NSW Vouchers.

Cost: $50-$100
Voucher: Creative Kids

Paper Rock Scissors











School holiday workshops filed with fun activities for everyone. With winter in the air it is time to bunker down and get stuck into some awesome holiday craft projects…and there are some crackers!! Age appropriate activities vary from terrazzo pieces (YES, terrazzo!!!), pottery, sewing, dragon sculpture, a full kitchen for pizza lovers, mosaic, embroidery….. and so much more! Our fully vaccinated tutors LOVE making crafty and creative things to play with – we are all just big kids at heart and we can’t wait to spend time with your children making some wonderful keepsakes and playful pieces!


PCYC Marrickville











Looking for things to do in the upcoming school holidays? PCYC Marrickville runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Our structured programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure we offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, basketball and skateboarding to painting and crafts, we have lots on offer!

PCYC Marrickville’s school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Our programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities that surround our clubs ensuring a cost effective school holiday option for all families.

Cost: $50/day or five days for $200
Enquiry: email or call (02) 9559 7722
Voucher: Creative Kids

Speech and Language Sydney












We’re running our awesome Lego-based therapy groups again these holidays. Our groups are run by our fun and friendly speech pathologists and use Lego to work on:

  • Attention
  • Understanding of language
  • Use of language
  • Social skills
  • Team work
  • Problem solving, and much more.

Get in touch to find out more and to secure your child’s spot.

Cost: $625 for 5 days inclusive 9.30am to 11am Monday to Friday
Days:  Monday July 4 – Friday July 15
Booking: or via phone 0448 242 460

Sydney FC












As a leading provider of sports camps, with more than 10 years of experience behind us, our Holiday Clinics offer an action-packed three days for sports loving kids. Sydney FC’s qualified coaches are experts in helping youngsters improve their football skills in a fun, safe environment. Tailored to suit boys and girls aged 5-13, our well-structured day runs from 9am to 3pm at locations across Sydney. We even have girls-only clinics available!

Children develop their skills through game-based activities designed by the Sydney FC coaching staff. It’s a great way to boost your child’s skills and confidence.

Our Camps also help kids:

  • Boost their football ability
  • Develop their motor skills
  • Improve decision making
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Improve confidence]
  • Develop their social skills.

Cost: $295 (a 20 per cent discount is available to 2022/23 Sydney FC Members). Players can sign up for $265 if they already own an Sydney FC training kit.


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