School holidays are fast approaching. As you know, activities book up VERY fast! We have a list of local activities to make your kids break fun and exciting!
January 18 – 19 2024
Do something different these school holidays!
Join us for two days of learning how to fall safely, roll + throw, as well as learn about all the important safety skills girls need as they grow up.We will also learn about communication, using our words, how to be a good friend, and how to deal with bullies
Location – SHORE Playing Fields. 10/16 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge
Times: 9am-3pm – Before and after care available from 8am-6pm
Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20.
Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11.
Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17.
Little Legends Holiday Sports – for ages 4 to 12. Preschool children welcome!
Each day we showcase a new sport through fun games and skills training. It’s a great holiday activity to build confidence, make new friends and most importantly have fun outdoors.
- For ages 4 to 12
- $79 from 9am to 3pm
- $99 from 8am to 6pm
Dance all day, learn new skills, create, imagine and inspire your inner dancer!
No experience needed. From ages 4 years to 10 years.
WORKSHOPS IN – ballet, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics, pilates and much more!
Cost $88 (special discount for current BBDS students $82.50)
Monday 15 – Friday 19 January
Monday 22 to Thursday 25 January
Bookings open soon
We accept Creative Kids and Active Kids Vouchers for camps. (Subject to government changes)
- Ages 4-10 years
- Time 9-3pm (early drop off and late pick up available. (SMS 0402779330 to organise)
- Bring your food, yoga mat or towel, water bottle, pillow and/or blanket for movie time.
- We provide popcorn, chips and fruit.
- To enrol please fill out the form on the website and email through
Booking: [email protected] or 0402 779 330
Swim Development Australia
Learn one of the most important life skills with Swim Development Australia
Swim Development Australia provide safe and practical swimming lessons at our indoor heated pool in Greenwich and mobile classes at home or ocean pools in the Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney and Inner West.
Swim Development Australia offers a variety of classes with accredited Austswim Instructors for adults and children. We are a registered NDIS Swim school and all our instructors are fully trained and equipped in CPR and appropriate qualifications for the classes they teach.
Email: [email protected]
Swimvac at Carlie Swimming Lane Cove
Brewer Summer Holiday Intensive Program
January Summer Holiday Intensive Program
For all ages and abilities from toddlers to junior squad!
Monday 8th – Friday 12th January 2024
8.30 am – 11.00 am
Parent and toddler classes, 18+ months – 3 years
$120.00 (5 x 30 minute Group Lessons/45-60 minute Squad)
OR $25.00 per session
Classes are conveniently located at the Gartlan Centre at St Ignatius College Riverview.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0419 801 474
Paul’s Tennis Academy Holiday Camp
Our holiday tennis camps are offered for children aged 5-12 years, no matter their tennis experience. The camps are designed to promote tennis in a fun and engaging manner. The kids receive top level coaching from experienced coaches. Kids can be booked in for a quick session (9am to 11am), half day (9am – 12pm) or full day (9am – 3pm) with an option of an early drop-off. Our tennis camp’s feature:
- Balance and movement training
- Ball and racquet skills
- Technical tennis skills
- Tennis fundamentals
- Players are able to compete against each other in a real game setting
- Prizes are offered for progressive winners
Golf Camp at Lane Cove Golf Club
Catered for all abilities, the Lane Cove Junior Golf Camps cover all aspects of golf including; Full Swing, Chipping, Pitching, Putting, Bunkers, Putting, on Course Play, Rules and Etiquette.
All equipment is supplied
DECEMBER AND JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY GOLF CAMPS
WEEK 1 – Monday 18th Dec – Friday 22nd Dec
WEEK 2 – Thursday 4th January & Friday 5th January (2 days only)
WEEK 3 – Monday 8th Januray, Tuesday 9th January & Friday 12th Jan (3 days only)
WEEK 4 – Monday 15th January – Friday 19th January
WEEK 5 – Monday 22nd January – Thursday 25th January (4 days only)
9AM-1PM $85 DAY/$400 WK
AGES 7 YEARS AND ABOVE*
WHAT TO BRING:
- Sun cream
- snacks for recess & lunch
- golf clubs if owned
REGISTER HERE – here
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Mobile: 0413 603 918
Email: [email protected]
Summer Self Defence Boot Camp for High School Girls
Self-Defence Bootcamp for year 6 & 7’s
Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu is hosting a Self-Defence Bootcamp over the January 2024 school holidays. The course is aimed at building skills and confidence in girls heading to high school… (and girls already in high school, of course).
The Self-Defence Bootcamp will focus on these key areas:
- How to Stay Safe on Public Transport
- How to Deal with Unwanted Approaches
- How to Effectively deal with bullies in real life and online
- Immediate, practical physical and mental self-defence skills
In a world where girls are increasingly objectified and sexualized younger and younger, it teaches girls strong boundaries and how to say NO to things they don’t want to do.
Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu founder Sensi Rose told ITC it provides a safe space for girls to learn jujitsu while also learning social skills, anti-bullying, good manners, organisation, and communication skills in a fun and healthy environment that promotes healthy boundaries and positive life skills.
Learning self-defence is empowering and changes a women’s beliefs about what they are capable of and what they are entitled to. Most importantly, it gives a sense of mastery over their own bodies, which creates lasting change in a girl’s self-worth and how they feel about themselves.
Self-Defence Workshop – How to Book
Book for three full days of self-defence essentials with top black belt instructors $250
DATE – 9am – 3pm Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 January 2024
Learn to Sail in the School Holidays
Here is a great opportunity to keep your kids busy during the Summer School Holidays. Give them an opportunity to learn a skill they can use for life, while also having fun on beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Greenwich Sailing Club is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre. As such, GSC runs its Learn To Sail program using the Australian Sailing “Tackers” model.
Children must be over 7 years old and able to swim 50 metres. The program includes:
Tackers 1 “Having Fun” – Intensive training by qualified instructors over 3 consecutive days in the January School Holidays.
Tackers 2 “Tips and Tricks” : 10 x 2hour sessions on Sunday mornings from February to April
Tackers 3 “Going Fast” : 10 x 2hour sessions on Sunday mornings from October to December
For training enquiries please use the Contact Form on the Training Page.
The course fee includes tuition by professional instructors as well as boat hire and club membership for the rest of the sailing season. For details see our Learn to Sail page or email [email protected]
Lane Cove 12Ft Sailing Club – Learn to Sail
The Club offers introductory Start Sailing Holiday programs during the sailing season in the school holidays in December and January.
Any questions or or add your details to a wait list, please email [email protected]
Address: Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club, Longueville Wharf, Stuart St, Longueville,
Phone: 0468 655 228
Email: [email protected]
Sydney Speech Clinic Holiday Intensive Programs
Group sessions promote peer learning in an interactive, motivating and supportive group environment.
Our group programs are designed to supplement the learning a child is already doing (e.g. at school, at home, or in 1-on-1 speech pathology) 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 learnt. Group programs offer a reliable and affordable way of maximising your child’s exposure to learning.
All of our programs are evidence-based, and carefully planned and facilitated by qualified speech pathologists and/or occupational therapists.
More information here – www.sydneyspeechclinic.com.au/ssc/group-therapy
January Workshop details:
|Workshop||Year 6 into Year 7 Mathematics||Year 10 into Year 11 (Mathematics calculus courses only)||School readiness program|
|Description||Prepare for Year 7 mathematics by ensuring you are competent and confident with the foundational skills needed for your first year in High School.
The Year 6 into Year 7 Mathematics workshop will cover a range of concepts that were taught in Year 6 and connect these to the Year 7 syllabus. Students will be provided with a booklet and guided through a range of questions, while also being provided with tips and tricks to assist their ability to remember steps to completing calculations. Students will also learn about the importance of studying, as well as, how to study and prepare for assessments.
Delivered by highly experienced Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Christine McCormick.
|Students who have elected to study Mathematics Advanced or Extension 1 in Year 11 are invited to attend the Year 10 into Year 11 Calculus workshop.
Being confident and accurate with Year 10 algebraic manipulation, curve sketching, trigonometry and probability are key to early success in the Year 11 calculus courses. This workshop will cover the core concepts which underpin topics learnt in Year 11 Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1. The concepts will be discussed, practised and linked to topics students will be looking at in Year 11. There will also be an opportunity to explore some of the foundational ideas and skills which student may not have seen before, which will be taught in Year 11.
Delivered by highly experienced Secondary Mathematics Teacher, and Stage 6 Advanced Mathematics expert, Christine McCormick.
|2 x 1.5 hour program. Start To Kindy Refresher Course
Prepare your every eager Kindy student for their journey into Primary School.Join us for a 2 days back to school camp which will include a focus on all their back to school needs.
Areas of focus will be on literacy (sounds and letters) numeracy, social skills, mat time, roll call, meeting new friends, taking turns and much more.
Delivered by a qualified teacher & Educational expert with multi Lit training by Macquarie University specialising in Stage 1 learning, Christine Staniforth.
Max: 6 students per sessions – must book both days. T&C apply.
|Dates/Times||15, 16 & 17 January 8:30 – 10:30am||15, 16 & 17 January 11:00am – 1:00pm||18 & 19 January 10:00am – 11:30am
23 & 24 January 10:00am – 11:30am
|Program||Day 1 – Number skills
Day 2 – Algebra fundamentals
Day 3 – Measurement, geometry & study skills
|Day 1 – Algebra, equations, functions and graphs
Day 2 – Trigonometry
Day 3 – Probability, logarithms and an introduction to calculus
|Cost||$389 (incl. GST)||$419 (incl. GST)||$199 (incl. GST)|
Contact Christine on 0404 406 586 or email [email protected] to find out more and book your child in.
Further information about our regular tuition can be found on our website: https://www.ubertutoring.com.au/
Kumon Lane Cove
At Kumon, we personalise each student’s program, right from the beginning. Students begin study at a level that allows them to build self-confidence from day one, and progress according to their ability rather than their age. Over time, our students develop the study habits, attitude and skills that will allow them to study advanced material confidently and independently.
Kumon has operated in Lane Cove for over 30 years, and is run by local mum (and ex-Kumon Student) Sheryl Lee. We are constantly adjusting our centre to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the local community. Families can study with us in person, online, or via correspondence – choose the system that suits your family best!
Find out more about the Kumon Method of Learning by watching our introductory video (kumonglobal.com/kumon-a-foundation-for-the-future/) or booking an Orientation Meeting directly with Sheryl at [email protected].
PosAbility Australia – Holiday Programs
PosAbility offer a variety of services each holiday. This includes individual intervention, therapy and group programs.
PosAbility Australia will be running a range of individual and small group programs in the holidays as outlined below. To express your interest in our individual intervention and/or register for our small group programs, please complete the following form.
NB: Please complete a form for EACH service or program you are applying for (Except for typing and writing, which you can select together). I.e. if you are interested in both individual intervention and a group program, please complete two separate forms.
more information here – https://posability.com.au/what-we-offer/holiday-programs/
Luz All Abilities – Holiday Program
Learning with Confidence
Skill Samurai Lane Cove Coding Camps
Music & Art
Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios
From 15-19 January and 22-24 January, Gallery Lane Cove will be offering a wide range of fun workshops for kids aged 5 years and up including (but not limited to):
👜 Sewing your very own trendy tote bag
🌉 Sculpting a miniature harbour bridge
📚 Bookmaking – make a personalised journal out of scrap paper that can be reused for drawing, journalling or scrapbooking
🎞 Cyanotype printing from digital negatives, feathers, lace, doilies, stencils and paper cutouts
🏺 Trying your hand at the pottery wheel
And for a limited time only, they are offering an early bird special discount! Book before 5 December to save $10 on each class!
For the full list of workshops that we’ll be offering this summer, click here.
Their school holiday classes often book out quick, so be sure to secure your spots before you miss out!d
The program includes
- 3 hour Holiday workshops – $70 (early bird special ), $80 afterwards
- All day workshops – $145(early bird special),
- $155 afterwards
Address: 164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
Phone: 9428 4898
Booking Info School Holidays: Gallery Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]
ART WITH ROS Holiday Program
DECEMBER: Mon 18th – Wed 20th
December location: Ros’ home studio in Lane Cove West
JANUARY: Mon 22nd – Thu 25th
January location: Lane Cove Girl Guide Hall, Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Choose from either:
Whole Day |9am-12pm|12.30-3.30pm
(January workshop themes coming soon!)
Learn more and book now by heading to http://www.permissiontopaint.co/artwithros
Big Music Holiday Rock Camps
Every school holidays Big Music runs fun music programs for kids AGED 5 to 17 catering for all levels of musical experience and ability.
We offer three holiday camp programs, depending on your child’s age and musical experience.
The emphasis of the camp programs are FUN and participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids. All kids have access to Big Music’s extensive studio facilities and the latest equipment, as well as our team of inspiring professional music coaches.
- Week 1: Mon 4th Dec – Fri 8th Dec
- Week 2: Mon 11th Dec – Fri 15th Dec
- Week 3: Mon 18th Dec – Fri 22nd Dec
- Week 4: Tue 2nd Jan – Fri 5th Jan (4 day)
- Week 5: Mon 8th Jan – Fri 12th Jan
- Week 6: Mon 15th Jan – Fri 19th Jan
- Week 7: Mon 22nd Jan – Thu 25th Jan (4 day)
- Week 8: Mon 29th Jan – Wed 31st Jan (3 day)
- 5 day program: $625 each
- 4 day program: $500 each
- 3 day program: $375 each
- Optional before/ aftercare extra
Come and get creative in painting pots and planting flowers.
Dates: Dec 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Phone: 02 9491 9900
Email: [email protected]
Possum Magic at the Concourse
Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book ‘Possum Magic’ has enchanted children for over 40 years. Seen by over 150,000 young people across Australia, Monkey Baa’s delightful adaptation returns to the stage.
Featuring spellbinding magic, puppetry and original music, Monkey Baa’s award-winning team has turned the whimsical world of the book to a live experience for audiences ages 3+ and their families.
The Concourse, Chatswood
Tue 09 Jan 10:00 am | 12:30 pm
Wed 10 Jan 10:00 am | 12:30 pm | 02:30 pm
Thu 11 Jan 10:00 am | 12:30 pm
Garcon Kids Eat Free
Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a night out with the family? Why not join us for an early evening at Garçon Lane Cove?
Book in for dinner during the school holidays and your little ones can enjoy a meal on us!
With ample parking and a playground nearby, it’s a dining experience the whole family will enjoy!
*For every free Kids Meal a main meal must be ordered. more info here
Shop 5, The Canopy
2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Lane Cove Bush Kids
Activities are held at local bushland parks or reserves:
- Blackman Park
- Tambourine Bay Park
- Stringybark Reserve
- Gore Creek Reserve
On each activity there is a bush walk on unsealed tracks, craft activity and storytelling.
Activity duration is from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Activities are designed for both children and adult participation.
The program encourages participants to connect with the natural world around us.
Bookings and tickets are essential for both adults and children. This can be done by clicking on the individual activity booking links.
Cost $10.85 per child, no charge for adults (but an adult ticket is required)
Synergy Youth Activities
Christmas Disco Party at Synergy Youth Centre
Next date: Thursday, 14 December 2023 | 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Get ready to groove and jingle all the way at the coolest Christmas Disco Party in Lane Cove, hosted at the Synergy Youth Centre! 🎉🎄
🎵 Let’s get the party started with live music from an awesome DJ who’ll be spinning the latest hits that’ll have you moving and grooving all night long! 🎧💃🕺
🍕 And guess what? We’ve got your taste buds covered too, with FREE delicious food to satisfy those cravings while you’re dancing the night away! 🍔🍟🌮
More info here
Synergy Youth Centre, 8 Little Street, Lane Cove, 2066
Local News At Your Fingertips
In the Cove is run by locals. It is the only online hyperlocal news and media business based in Lane Cove. We provide local free news – we do not have a paywall and will never have a paywall.
Lane Cove Chat by ITC – Chat with other Lane Cove locals about local issues, lost pets, local info and more on our closed Lane Cove Facebook group. We closely monitor membership, to make sure (as much as possible) that members either live or work in Lane Cove.
Instagram – Follow our adventures around Lane Cove as we snap our lovely leafy Lane Cove.