Lane Cove Summer School Holidays Activities 2018/2019

How fast does a school year go? Summer holidays can be a long long time if there are no planned activities. Time to plan a few activities for the kids to help ensure you all have a fun couple of weeks off school.

River Road Tennis Holiday Camps Lane Cove (with excursions and before and after school care)

River Road Tennis Centre School Holiday Tennis Camps have already started. If you’re working right up to Christmas or you want some running around time.  This is the activity for your kids.

Tennis Camps at River Road Tennis Centre cater for children aged between 4-14 years where kids will learn tennis skills endorsed by Tennis Australia Hot Shots Program utilising smaller sized court as well as advice from our experienced coaches. Parents will be happy  these school holidays with before and after camp care options to ensure your kids remain active.

Their camps include:

• Before Camp Care from 7.30am (with organised activity)
• After Camp Care between 3pm and 6pm (with organised activity)
• FREE Bus Pickup and Return
• Sausage Sizzle (last day of week camps 1 and 2 only)
• Daily lunch orders available
• All equipment included
• Camp held rain, hail or shine

Camp 1 – Monday 10 December – Friday 14 December 2018
Camp 2 – Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December 2018
Camp 3 – Wednesday 2 January – Friday 4 January 2019
Camp 4 – Monday 7 January – Friday 11 January 2019
Camp 5 – Monday 14 January – Friday 18 January 2019
Camp 6 – Monday 21 January – Friday 25 January 2019
Camp 7 – Tuesday 29 January 2019

Time:  9 am to 3 pm with before and after school care hours if needed
Address: River Road Tennis Centre River Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066
Book Here: Bookings
Phone: (02) 9428 3336
Facebook: @riverroadtenniscentre

Fantasy Writing and Comedy Writing Workshops

Inkling Writing Studio has two school holiday writing workshops for kids aged 7 – 12 years old

Fantasy Writing Workshop

Do you love to read Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?  If you could have any magical power what would it be?

The Imaginarium Fantasy Writing Workshop is loved by both girls and boys.

Come and be inspired to create your own fantasy world and characters through drawing and writing activities. Imagine your characters exploring an enchanted forest or a crystal cave. Will they find the secret door? You can unlock it with your secret key and tell their magical journey. The Imaginarium is a fantasy writing workshop where children will create their own enchanted lands and characters, dream up magical potions and spells and write their own fantasy story. Suitable for beginner and experienced young writers.

Comedy Writing Workshop

Does your child love to read funny jokes & stories?

Your child can come and tickle their funny bone at our comedy writing workshop. Together we’ll learn about what makes a joke funny, how to invent amusing characters & how to write about the funny everyday things that happen in our lives.

Alison Gorman is a Mum, poet, writer & teacher of creative writing to primary aged children. She has a Masters Degree in Creative writing and extensive experience as a speech pathologist. Alison has had her poems published in Australian literary journals.

Bring Morning Tea.

Cost: $80.00
Date:  The Imaginarium Fantasy Writing Workshop 17th January 2019
Funny Bones Comedy Writing Workshop 24th January 2019
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Address: Hunters Hill RSL
Booking form: Imaginarium Booking form here
Funny Bones Booking form here
Phone: 0414 462 476


Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp has been running in Mosman and Northbridge and now they are running camps in Greenwich/Cockatoo Island.  Their slogan is No Kids Left Indoors.  Kids learn through adventure and the best adventures are had outdoors. The founders of Adventure Camps  wanted to help kids experience the amazing fun that can be had when they go outside and explore. These camps help kids to build confidence, develop initiative, increase creativity, make new friends and above all, have FUN.  Book now as camps in other suburbs have sold out fast.  The camps are suitable for kids aged 7 – 12 years old.

Cost: $194.95 for 2-Day Camp Ferry Transport is included in the Camp Pricing
Date:  17th and 18th January 2019
Time: 8:00am to 5:30pm (Please note. Defined times in relation to ferry arrival/ departures from the various locations confirmed closer to date)
Address: Greenwich Baths and Cockatoo Island
Book Here: Booking here
Facebook: @adventurecampau

Bop Till You Drop

Bop till you Drop run Performing Arts Workshops in the January School Holidays. Their workshops are designed for children aged 5 – 12years. These programs are educational with professional teachers who will gently encourage and teach your child new skills in DANCING, SINGING, ACTING, plus craft, cooking and science to break up the action packed day. There are 6 classes per day, each class runs for 45 minutes. This program is aimed at building self-esteem in your child. We allow them to be part of the creative process rather than dictating our ideas. This helps build their self-confidence and makes them feel proud of their achievements. The children will perform in a concert on the last day to show off their new talents and they will also be awarded a graduation certificate. The concert is an important part to building confidence and their public speaking skills. Also we want them to walk away with a big sense of satisfaction knowing they worked towards something and accomplished it.

Enter discount code (COVE18) for $20 OFF your booking.
(not to be used with any other offer)

Cost: $150 for 2 days  Siblings are $30 OFF for 2 day bookings – $120.
Date: Tues 22 & Wed 23 January 2019
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm  NOW offering extended care 8am – 5pm
Address: Lane Cove Golf Club 180 River Road Lane Cove (plenty of parking)
Booking form: Booking form here
Phone: 1300 13 03 13

Dates and Locations of other camps:

Tues 15 & Wed 16 January – Mosman

Tues 22 & Wed 23 January – WAVERLEY

Our cover photo features a Bop Till You Drop Class

Big Wild Imagination

Providing children with a variety of tools and resources helps build their confidence, ability to experiment and to create in whichever way they see fit. This is why we believe in process art. Eliminating a result allows children to succeed. Our workshops are built with this philosophy in mind. Think clay, paint, slime, lights, motion, sculpture, sand, recycled materials and more, used in innovative ways to inspire open-ended creativity. And unlimited imagination!

Cost: $90.00
Date: Weds 16th, Thurs 17th, Fri 18th and Weds 23rd January 2019
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm (but children can be picked up as late as 5.00pm)
Address:Whoosh Club. Level 1, 129/133 Military Road, Neutral Bay


Carlile Swimming School Holiday Program

Give your child the best opportunity to boost their water confidence and build on swimming skills. Swimvac tuition with Carlile Swimming is great for kids who need a little more practice or on the verge of promotion.

Dates & Cost: 

Week 1 – Monday 7 to Friday 11 January (5 lessons in one week, $91)
Week 2 – Monday 14 to Friday 18 January (5 lessons in one week, $91)
Week 3 – Monday 21 to Friday 25 January (5 lessons in one week, $91)

Tadpole to Marlin classes – 30 minute lessons between 1pm and 3pm
Kingfish and Superfish classes – 45 minute lessons between 1pm and 3pm

Address: Carlile Swimming, 4 Sirius Road, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Book Here: Bookings
Phone:  9188 1027


Brewer Swimming – Intensive Swimming Holiday Programme Riverview

The Summer holidays are a great time to fast track swimming skills and prepare for school swimming carnivals.

Brewer Swimming Learn to Swim, Refine Technique and Squad programs are designed to cater for every individual, aiming to develop water confidence, facilitate water safety skills in a safe and fun environment. Brewer Swimming is a boutique, family run swim school creating a personal, trustworthy and familiar experience. Qualified and enthusiastic instructors provide first class instruction, demonstrations, and stroke correction.

When:   Week 1: Monday 7th – Friday 11th January 2019
Week 2: Monday 14th – Friday 18th January 2019
Week 3: Monday 21st – Friday 25th January 2019
Time: 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Where: The Gartlan Centre, Saint Ignatius College Riverview
Cost: $105.00 for five 30 minute lessons/60minute squad
Part week bookings available for your convenience.
Book: Here
Phone: 0419 801 474


Sydney Therapy & Co. Literacy Workshop

Ready to Start School Workshop

Sydney Therapy & Co. are hosting a School Readiness Program with the aim of making the transition to ‘big school” as smooth as possible. Join their practical workshop for children embarking on their school journey in 2019.

Through fun, craft, games and group work our Sydney Therapy & Co. speech pathology & occupational therapy team will prepare children to commence Kindergarten with essential early literacy & handwriting skills.

We will address

Following Instructions
Social Skills

Suitable for children commencing school in 2019.

When: 22nd – 25th January 2019 from 9.30 am – 12 pm
Where: Sydney Therapy & Co’s clinic – Unit 6, 46 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Cost: $440 for all four sessions or $275 for two sessions
Early Bird Offer: $399 for all 4 sessions booked prior to 15th January 2019
More info:

PosAbility – Psychology and Learning Centre

Programs that will help your child catch up in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, maths, OT or study skills.  Their touch typing course is a must.


Cost:  Varies depending on service requested.
Date:  Services Available throughout holiday period
Time: Various
Address: 1 Lincoln Street Lane Cove West 2066
Book Here:

Lane Cove Taekwondo

Lane Cove Taekwondo presents an active, exciting and powerful martial arts experience. Students will learn all aspects of Taekwondo and the sessions are guaranteed to have them sweating, smiling and learning.

Cost: Free
Date: Mon 21st – Wed 23 January 2019
Wombat Kombat (4-6 years) 12.30pm – 1pm or Junior Taekwondo (7 years+) 1pm – 1.45pm
Address: Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Book Here: Bookings

Dance Sensation Performing Arts Studio (Dance and Drama)

Your child will love Dance Sensations Performing Arts Studio’s awesome Spring Camp!
They’ll learn new skills with friends and team up for some brilliantly fun games. Their caring staff will ensure your child has a fab time in their brand new 730sqm dance and drama facility!  There will be dance and drama skills, theatre sports, team dance offs, scriptwork and filming. Daily costume wardrobe raid and performance and games games and games.  Send your little star for 1 Days or for 4 Days

Cost:  $250 for the 4 days or $70 per day  (early bird registration 10% off if register by 4th January 2019
Date:  January 21st to 24th 2019
Time: 9.00 to 3.00 pm
Address: Brand New Fab Studio at Ground Floor Unit 2/706 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North
Book Here: Booking Link


Summer Dance Camp at Burns Bay Dance Studios

Come and join the fun at Burns Bay Dance Studios’ school holiday camps.  They have dance workshops, craft and activities, movie time and more.

Bring your dance clothes, lunch, drink bottle, hat and pillow.

Aged 4 years+

Late pickup available.

Send enrolment enquiries to

Cost:  $71.50 per day (morning and afternoon tea provided)
Dates:  Monday 21 January to 25 February 2019
Time: 9 – 3 pm
Address:  Suite 16, 47A Penrose Street, Lane Cove West
Phone:  0402 779 330


KidFit Club

An exciting way for kids aged 5-12 to spend their holidays being healthy, active and most importantly having fun!! Kidfitclub has organised laser tag, ninja warrior fun, commonwealth games fun, mini masterchef and more.  They also have holiday art workshops and a cricket clinic. 

Cost:  $250 for 4 Days (Sibling Discount)
DateWeek One: Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th
Week Two: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th

Time: 8.30 to 4.00 pm
Address: St Michaels Primary School Lane Cove (all welcome)
Book Here:

School Holiday Learn to Sail Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Club

Beginners in Sabots – Designed for children aged from 8 to 12 who would like to learn the basic skills of sailing. For those that have never sailed before or have limited sailing experience.

Beginners in Lasers – Designed for older students up to the age of 18 with no or little sailing experience.

Each program runs for 5 days and covers both theory and practice.

Greenwich Sailing Club’s annual learn to sail program is suitable for children from 10 to 15 years old. Over 3 days the students are coached by a professional instructor in all the basics of dinghy sailing. After the training, children are competent to compete in our Sunday afternoon racing series and will receive ongoing coaching through the year. The training fee includes membership of the club for 12 months as well as boat hire until the end of the sailing season.

Cost: $430
Dates:   Course 1 Monday 17 to Friday 21 December 2018
              Course 2 Monday 21 to Friday 25 January 2019
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Address: Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club, Longueville Wharf, Stuart St, Longueville, 
Book Here: Bookings Course 1 and Bookings Course 2
Phone: 0468 655 228

School Holiday Learn to Sail Greenwich Sailing Club

Greenwich Sailing Club’s annual learn to sail program is suitable for children from 10 to 15 years old. Over 3 days the students are coached by a professional instructor in all the basics of dinghy sailing. After the training, children are competent to compete in our Sunday afternoon racing series and will receive ongoing coaching through the year. The training fee includes membership of the club for 12 months as well as boat hire until the end of the sailing season.

Cost: $400
Date: 14th January to 16th January 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Address: Greenwich Sailing Club, Manns Place, Greenwich
Book Here: Bookings
Phone: 0468 655 228


Little Legends – Multi Sports

Little Legends aims to build a lasting love of exercise through a wide variety of age specific sports, games and activities that are suitable for both girls and boys of all athletic abilities (all children will be kept in age groups throughout the day). They begin the day with warm-up games, throughout the day we rotate between different sports, games and action packed activities which will leave your children asking for more. Some of the games we play include bull rush, relay races, soccer, netball/basketball, capture the flag, music games and many more.  It is fun holiday sport for ages 4 to 12

Cost: $220.
Date: Tue 15, Wed 16, Thu 17 Jan 2019
Tue 22, Wed 23, Thu 24 Jan 2019
Time: 9am to 3pm, rain, hail or shine 8am to 6pm hours available
Address: Club Willoughby 26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby
Book here:


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative studios

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative studios have a fun filled holiday program from 14 -24 January 2019. The workshops cater for children aged 5 up to 16 years. Pottery, cartooning, textiles, drawing, sculpting… so many options to choose from. Full day classes or a half day, we have something for everyone!

Address:  164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
Phone: 9428 4898
Booking Info School Holidays:  Gallery Lane Cove
Facebook: @gallerylanecove

9 Degrees Lane Cove – Bouldering

Lane Cove has a new activity to try and it’s completely different to any other activity in Lane Cove!!

Bouldering is an activity that anyone can try.  You don’t need to purchase special equipment (it’s all available for hire at 9 Degrees).  It suits any level of fitness and beginners are very welcome.  9 Degrees tends to attract people with a zero-sporting background – repeat zero sporting background.  More info here.

This activity is suited to a family who have older kids or teenagers (15 years and over).  How many times do you hear there’s nothing in Lane Cove for teenagers to do?  Well now there is!!  This would be the ideal place for teenagers to have fun and meet their friends (all persons under 18 must have a signed waiver before using the facility).  Who knows your teenager might end up representing Australia at the Olympics!! Rock climbing is one of the new sports added to the 2020 Olympics.

Children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times unless under the supervision of an approved trainer or coach. One adult supervisor is necessary per 2 children climbing.

If you’re looking for something that’s a different, enormously fun, and a workout both physically and mentally then give bouldering a go.

Address:  1a/21 Mars Rd, Lane Cove Business Park
Hours: Mon – Fri 4 pm – 10 pm Weekends 9 am – 10 pm
Holiday Trading Hours:  Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  Open Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 9 am – 10 pm
Cost: $20 for an adult, $18 for a student or child, shoe hire is free on your first visit and $7 after that.
Phone: 0437 131 189
Facebook9 Degrees Lane Cove
Instagram: @9degreeslanecove

Photo @jeremylamx

Synergy Youth Centre


Keep checking for more activities in January 2018 as we will add them as we hear about them.


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