Lane Cove School Holiday Guide – October 2019

Whoa! Term Three is finished. Time to plan a few activities for the kids to help ensure you all have a fun couple of weeks off school.

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Carlile Swimming School Holiday Program

Give your child the best opportunity to boost their water confidence and build on swimming skills. An intensive week of 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 30 September to Friday 4 October ($94.30 for five lessons)
Week 2 Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October ($75.40 for four lessons)
Time: Various Times, visit website for details
Address: Carlile Swimming,4 Sirius Road
Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Book Here: Bookings
Phone: 9188 1027
Email: [email protected] 


Brewer Swimming Spring Holiday Intensive Program


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. More info click here

When:  Monday 30th October – Thursday 3rd October 2019
Time: 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Where: The Gartlan Centre, Saint Ignatius College Riverview
Cost: $80.00 for 4 x 30 minute lessons/60minute squad
Part week bookings available for your convenience.
Book: Here
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0419 801 474

Empower360 Fitness Fit Day Out for Teens

Every school holidays Empower360 Fitness hosts Fit Day Out for local teens. A day where kids and teens 10-17 years can get outside and do something fun and challenging with their friends.
Thursday 10 October they’re heading to Manly for beach games and a surf lesson. This event is open to absolutely anyone and places are still available if you’d like to join.
Contact Kate Hickey at [email protected]

Mobile: 0403 964 075


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

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 30th September – Friday 4th October
Camp 2 – Tuesday 8th October- Friday 11th October

Lunch can be ordered at reception before camp each morning. A free sausage sizzle is provided for lunch on Friday 4th and Friday 11th October. Download a copy of the LUNCH ORDER form

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
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @riverroadtenniscentre

Bop Till You Drop

Bop till you Drop run Performing Arts Workshops in the July School Holidays. Our award winning 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. Our Performing Arts Workshops WON the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 What’s On 4 Kids Awards.

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.
(Only available for 2 day bookings and not to be used with any other offer)

Age: 5 – 12yrs

Cost: $65 per day (with COVE18 $20 OFF discount)
Siblings: $60 per day ($30 OFF, if booking two days)
Normal cost is $75 per day without discount code

We are also a Creative Kids Registered Provider which means you can redeem your $100 Creative Kids Voucher for our School Holiday Programs. (That’s $15 per day when using COVE18 Coupon Code and the Creative Kids Voucher).

Time: 9.00 – 3.30
Extended Hours: 8.00 – 5.00
Date: Tues 8 & Wed 9 Oct in LANE COVE
Tues 1 & Wed 2 Oct in MOSMAN Tues 1 & Wed 2 Oct in WAVERLEY
Address: Lane Cove Country Club, 180 River Rd Lane Cove(ask us for Mosman/Waverley address)
Booking form:
Phone: 1300 13 03 13
Email: [email protected]

Multi Sport – Kidfit Club

Every day is action packed to suit children aged 5 – 12.

Children play a range of games and sports including, soccer, mini masterchef, laser tag, dance, olympics, ninja warrior, basketball, table tennis, dude perfect trick shots, lego, trivia and plenty more games. 

At the same time your child can also undertake special art workshops, netball, soccer or cricket clinics.

Cost:  $260 for 4 days ($160 with Creative Kids Voucher)
Date: Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th October 2019 
Time: 8.30 to 4.00 pm
Address: St Michaels Primary School
Book Here:
Email:  [email protected]


Cricket Clinic – Kidfit Club

Back by popular demand… Four days of non stop cricket! Learning from experienced first grade cricketers, the kids will enjoy the chance to level up their skills in bowling, batting, fielding and all things cricket.

Cost:  $260 for 4 days (daily rate and sibling discount available)
Date: Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th October 2019 
Time: 8.30 to 4.00 pm
Address: St Michaels Primary School
Book Here:
[email protected]


School Holiday Learn to Sail Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Club/OutThere Sailing

OutThere Sailing is an opportunity for 11 – 17 year olds looking to try something new on the water, the OutThere Sailing program offers a fantastic way to experience sailing , have fun, make new friends and learn exciting and valuable skills that will help you both now and in the future. OutThere Sailing is open to all – you don’t have to have sailed before.

Our LC12ftSSC Out There Start Sailing is an introductory Learn to Sail course for two groups for those that have never sailed before or have limited experience and would like to learn the basic skills of sailing and the enjoyment of activities on the water.  We offer:

* Beginners in Sabots – for children aged from 8 to 12
* Beginners in Lasers – for older students up to the age of 18 with no or little experience.

The program runs for 4 days and covers both theory and practice.

Cost: Members $240 / Non members $370
Dates:    Tue Oct 8 – Fri Oct 11 2019
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Address: Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club, Longueville Wharf, Stuart St, Longueville, 
Book Here:  October Course
Phone: 0468 655 228
Email: [email protected]

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: 30th Septemberr to 2nd October 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Address: Greenwich Sailing Club, Manns Place, Greenwich
Book Here: Bookings
Phone: 0468 655 228
Email: [email protected]

Fantasy Writing and Mystery Mayhem Writing Workshops

Inkling Writing Studio has two school holiday writing workshops for kids.

Mystery Mayhem Writing Workshop

Calling all quick-thinking, talented young detectives! Come along to our Mystery Mayhem writing workshop. You will have your own TOP SECRET case file, invisible ink and codes to crack. Together we will create intriguing mysteries and crafty characters. Lead your readers astray with clever clues and red herrings. Your mystery story will be a page turner!

Historical Fiction Writing Workshop

Have you ever imagined you were a gladiator facing a lion at the Colosseum? Perhaps you were an empress in ancient China or helped to build the Great pyramids.

Suitable for kids aged aged 9 – 12 years old.

Come and travel in our time machine. Learn about your chosen time in history. Create a time line and learn ancient forms of writing. Write your own fantastic Time Traveller tale.

Cost: $90.00
Date: Mystery Mayhem Writing Workshop – 10 October 2019
The Historical Fiction Writing Workshop – 3 October 2019
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Address: Hunters Hill RSL
Booking form: Historical Fiction Booking form here
Mystery Mayhem Writing Workshop Booking form here
Phone: 0414 462 476

Inkling Workshop is also running the Imaginarium Workshop for those who love  Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Your kids will 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.

9 October 10am-3pm, Randwick Literary Institute
Randwick Literary Institut
60 Clovelly Rd Randwick
Book Here
Grab a group of friends drop the kids off at Randwick and have a day at Bondi Junction!! *Your one day leave pass from Lane Cove!!!


Big Wild Imagination

Feed your child’s curiosity in our workshops that packed with creative experiences and resources to ignite their senses. Fostering creating thinking, children are exposed to a wide range of resources and tools used in  innovative ways to inspire open-ended creativity and unlimited imagination!

Big Wild Imagination is offering full day workshops at Whoosh Club in Neutral Bay and mobile workshops that come to your place for a 2hr workshop – consider this the best play date going around!! So these school holiday, gather some friends and let’s get creating!

Head over to our website to see workshop options. We have a wide variety of projects including timber tinkering, wool art, slime making, wire exploration and many more to choose from that are fun, engaging and most importantly creative!

Creative kids vouchers accepted for full day workshops. Please let them know prior to booking.

When: Workshops at Whoosh Club – 9am – 4pm – Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Friday 11th October. More information can be found here workshops at Whoosh.
Mobile Workshops: More information can be found here mobile workshops
Workshops (2hrs) at your place 9am – 11pm or 1pm – 3pm – Wednesday 2nd, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th October.
Cost: Full day workshop at Whoosh Club, Neutral Bay is $100.
Workshops at your place – Minimum $150 for 4 children, $20/extra child (6children max.)
Location: Whoosh Club, Neutral Bay. Level 1, 129-133 Military Road
At your place! Big Wild Imagination comes to you. Let us know your address in the booking form.
Email: [email protected]
More Info:

LEGO Mania

The LEGO and brick events at Artarmon HomeHQ are always a huge hit.

Cost: gold coin entry per participant
28 September to 13 October
10am – 4pm
Home HQ Artarmon, Lower Ground, next to PETstock


Get your children out doors and away from those screens these April holidays by registering for Tennisense School Holiday Tennis Camp suitable for ages 5 to 12 years by Tennis Coach Jareth Magnus Head Coach at the Longueville Tennis Club. Prizes and brunch

Cost: $75 per child per day 
Date: Monday 30 Sept to Friday 4 Oct and Monday 7 Oct to Friday 11 Oct
Time: 8:30am to 2:00pm
Address: Longueville Tennis Club Cnr Kenneth and Dunois Street Longueville
Book Here: Book by Phone or Email
Phone:  0416 877 795
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @tennisense

Lane Cove Tennis Club

School holiday camps run over 4 days, Monday to Thursday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Camps are suitable for all ages of kids and cater for beginners to intermediate players. Our coaches use Tennis Australia’s ANZ Hot Shot program so learning strokes is easy.

Kids learn each stroke of tennis from forehand and backhands, volleys and smashes to the most challenging shot, the serve.  They are taught how to score so they can start playing games. There are other fun skills activities so footwork and stroke technique is reinforced.

Daily rates and full camp rates (4 days) so there is flexibility in pricing and commitment.  There are early bird rates available too.

What to bring
Racquet, hat, water bottle, healthy snacks and lunch.  Wear comfortable sporting clothing, sand-shoes or running shoes.

What’s provided
A BBQ lunch on the last day at no cost. All coaches are Tennis Australia accredited.  Modified balls.

Upcoming Camp
Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October, 9:00am to 3:00pm, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Register your interest now

Cost:Daily or Full 4 Day Camp Rates Apply
Date: Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Time: 9.00am to 3:00pm
Address:Lane Cove Tennis Club Kenneth Street Longueville
Book HereBook Here
Phone: 0419 240 958
Email: [email protected]

Social Skills and Literacy Groups with Sydney Speech

Sydney Speech Clinic are offering their popular groups these October holidays; Social Skills and Literacy groups.  See website for more information and booking links:

These group programs are designed to supplement a child’s learning by building on existing skills. Most importantly, these groups encourage the children in the group to learn from one another. We often find that children thrive in this group setting, and come out of the program feeling confident and empowered to apply the new skills that they have learned. Group programs offer a reliable and affordable way of maximising your child’s exposure to learning.

Social Thinking Groups

Pre Social Skills Group (Pre-school Aged)
Week 2 Holidays – Wednesday 9th Oct, Thursday 10th Oct & Friday 11th Oct from 9.00am- 10.30am.

Level 2:  
Advanced Social Thinkers (6-8 years)
Week 1 Holidays – Monday 30th Sept, Tuesday 1st Oct & Wednesday 2nd Oct from 9.00am – 10.30am

Literacy Groups

Kindy/Year 1
Holiday Week 2:
Wed, Thur, Fri (9th, 10th, 11th October) @ 3pm – 4pm each day.

Year 2/Year 3:
Holiday Week 1:
Mon, Tues, Wed (30th Sept, 1st, 2nd October) @ 3pm – 4pm each day.

More Information:
Address: 1 Pottery Lane Lane Cove (Little Street Car Park Building)
Book Here: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]


Little Legends – Multi Sports

We aim to build a lasting love of exercise through a wide variety of age specific sport 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). We 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.

Cost: $70 per day plus extended hours fee (if applicable)
Date: Week 1 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd October
Week 2 – 8th, 9th, 10th October

Time: 9 – 3 (extended hours available)
Address: Club Willoughby 26 Crabbes Avenue Willoughby
Book Here: Register
Email: [email protected]


Little Legends – Rugby Clinic

As far as rugby clinics go, Legends Rugby are second to none.

Our clinics have dedicated and experienced staff including Gordon 1st grade players. We focus on teaching and improving the fundamental skills of rugby, which encourages safety on the field as well as ensuring that they have fun while learning something new at every clinic.

We understand that every child will develop at their own pace and cater for them by providing drills and activities to improve skills like passing, tackling, agility, breakdown technique and team play. We also play lots of fun mini games and team building activities to improve their knowledge of the game.

These skills and drills get progressively harder throughout the week to challenge all abilities to improve. Little Legends goal is to ensure that your child has fun and enjoys developing their rugby skills.

48 hours notice must be given for cancellations to receive a refund.
Program continues rain, hail or shine.

Cost: $70 per day plus extended hours fee (if applicable)
Date: 2nd and 3rd October
Time: 9 – 3 (extended hours available)
Address: Tantallon Oval Lane Cove
Book Here: Register
Email: [email protected]


Dance Sensation Spring and Drama Dance Camp

SPRING into the next school holidays by sending your child to
Dance Sensation’s awesome Spring Holiday Camp! They’ll learn new skills with friends and team up for some brilliantly fun games. Our caring staff will ensure your child has an absolute cracker of a time in our huge 736sqm dance and drama facility!

Cost: 4 day Package – $250, Single day – $70 per day, Extended Hours Single Day – $95 /$85.50 (save $9.50/day), 5 day Extended Hours – $350 (save $30) /$315 (save $65)
Date: 30 September -3rd October
Time: 9.00 to 3.00 pm (longer hours available)
Address: Ground Floor Unit 2/706 Mowbray Road Lane Cove North
Email:[email protected]
Book Here: Booking Link
More Info:

Burns Bay Dance Holiday Dance Camp

First week of holidays is our Spring Dance Camp!
Lots of exciting workshops planned. Five full action packed days of dance 💃

Cost: $71.50 per day
Date: Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm (late pick up available)
Address: Suite 6, 47a Penrose St Lane Cove
Booking: [email protected] or 0402 779 330
Email: [email protected]

KidFit Art Workshops

A wonderful opportunity for children to showcase their creativity, learning new artistic skills through the use of a variety of different mediums. Sculpting is always the crowd favourite as the children love getting hands on.

Cost:  $260 for 4 days ($160 with Creative Kids Voucher)
Date: Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th October 2019 
Time: 8.30 to 4.00 pm
Address: St Michaels Primary School
Book Here:
[email protected]


Cameraygal School of Performing Arts


Our aim is to help young people in the community find and foster their creative expression through drama. These classes help students become more confident, to express their ideas more clearly and to above all, develop their individual performance skills in a safe and supportive environment.

WEEK 1: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 Oct
WEEK 2: Monday 7 October – Friday 11 Oct

The Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road Lane Cove

All tutors are trained professionals working in the industry and hold current Working with Children Check qualifications.

Places are strictly limited.
Further information and bookings details can be obtained by contacting [email protected]


Totes Playful – Basketry/Upcycling Workshop

Bring an old Tote or basket bag you would like to upcycle or decorate and learn some new basketry skills at the same time. Basketmaker Nicole Robins will teach some basketry and braiding techniques which can be used to replace old handles or add a colourful new dimension to bags and jewellery.

Cost: $60
Date: Sat 12th October 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm
Address: Bridget Kennedy Project Space, 53 Ridge St North Sydney
Book Here:
Email: [email protected]

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Space

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Space has a programme packed full of arts and craft for every kid.

The program runs from 30 Sept – 4th October & 8th -11th October.

Did you know Gallery Lane Cove + Creative studios offers before and after workshop supervision?

Drop your children off at 8.30 for supervision before the workshops start at 9.30 and we also offer after workshop care 4.15 /4.30 – 5.30pm. click here for more information

Mix and match morning classes with afternoon classes for a full day of creative fun! For all students doing morning and afternoon classes on the same day, we offer supervision  from 12.30 – 1.15 at no extra cost.

Booking Here

A sample of the amazing workshops on offer by Gallery Lane Cove.

Lane Cove Bush Kids

Lyrebird – Tuesday 1 October 9:45am to 11:00am – Meet at Stringybark Reserve, Murray Street, Lane Cove North  Lyrebirds – mimics of the bush!  Join us to larn about these feathered larrikins. Online Booking

Dragons – Thursday 3 & Friday 11 October 9:45am to 11:00am – Meet at Blackman Park, end of Lloyd Rees Drive, meet past playground, Lane Cove West. Who doesn’t love a dragon!  Did you know we have our own dragons in Sydney?  Come along for some fun dragonology. Online booking – 3 October, Online booking – 11 October

Croak! – Wednesday 9 & 23 October 9:45am to 11:00am – Meet at Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview. Australia is home to over 230 species of frogs!  We’ll be learning about their life cycle, going on a bushwalk and making our own frog too. Online Booking – 9 October, Online Booking – 23 October

All activities are $6.85 per child per activity and adults are free of charge (unless otherwise stated). Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the activity and adults are responsible for their own children. Payment is made at the time of booking through Eventbrite.

If you experience any online difficulty or have questions about the program, please call Council on 9911 3508.  Book early, as spots fill quickly.  If the activity is fully booked, you will be added to a wait list and notified with a waitlist notification.  Please ensure you book for both adults and children and only book children into available child bookings (NOT adult ones).

Synergy Youth – Sustainability and Indigenous Culture Camp

There are only a few spots left for Synergy Youth Centre’s popular Sustainability and Indigenous Culture Camp! Held at Nura Gunyu in Ulladulla for 11 to 16 year olds, the camp runs Australian Aboriginal education, cultural and environmental awareness programs which aim to foster cultural understanding and acceptance in the community and wider network. More info here.

Chiropractic Central – How to Avoid Tech Neck and School Holiday Spine and Posture Check

An engaging and inspiring workshop about what do be aware of with the use of iPhones and iPads in our families.  How to avoid tech neck and stop poor posture and spinal decay in our children and families.

We are also offering for the time during school holidays full posture and spinal check ups for family members for $37.  We also include complimentary back pack checks for children with their posture checks.

Cost: Workshop is complimentary, Posture and spinal checkups for family members are $37
Date: Workshop October 2nd at 6pm.Posture and family checkups for the two weeks of school holidays
Address: Chiropractic Central Suite D 161 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]

PosAbility- Individual Intervention in Literacy and Numeracy, OT and Group Sessions

Don’t miss out on the few spots left in the PosAbility programs, during the upcoming October holidays, for primary and high school students. Next term, they are also running our Step Up to School Program for pre-schoolers going to school in 2020. Contact us today to find out more!

More info here – Holiday Programs 2019 Oct extended information

Cost: $165-450
Date: 1st October, 2nd October, 3rd October
Time: varies
Address: 1 Lincoln St, Lane Cove
Book Here: Holiday Programs 2019 Oct extended information
Email: [email protected]

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