Planning for the school holidays is a task that our Lifestyle Managers take very seriously to ensure that the little people in our members lives have something to look forward to during their school holiday break, especially if mum and dad are juggling work and activities.

Accoutrement in Mosman is well known for their cooking classes but you may not know they offer fabulous cooking classes for children.  Classes are offered for different ages and will learn kitchen skills and will have a hands on experience of cooking a menu while having fun.  They get lots to eat and will bring home some yummy treats for the family to enjoy.

Tuesday 10 July – Natalie Conti “Kids in the Kitchen for 6 – 8 years of age – Time: 10.30am – Cost: $69
Wednesday 11 July – Natalie Conti “Kids in the Kitchen for 8 – 10 years of age – Time: 10.30am – Cost: $69 Classes are limited to limited to 14 participants.


Coco Chocolate at Mosman has a yummy class for children aged between 8 to 16 years, that will be talked about for weeks.  The children will learn to hand temper on marble and make a selection of chocolates such as freckles, chocolate bars and lollypops to name a few! All children go home with a goody bag of the treats they made and a certificate to show off.
Date: Tuesday 10 July – Time: 10.30am – Cost is $80 per child

The Sydney Chocolate School host fun chocolate themed birthday parties, with a minimum of 6 participants and catering for up to 50 children, the parties are normally hosted from 2 – 2.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

It’s a win win at The Grounds at Alexandria, you can enjoy a coffee and well earned treat while the children can enjoy one of the amazing workshops.  During the July School Holidays, The Ground are celebrating the little ones with two weeks of activities to keep their growing minds entertained ans wowed. These School Holidays the Grounds is offering a fantastic line up of school holiday fun.


Cupcake and Cookie Decorating Workshop – Bringing to you the fun of how to decorate cookies and cupcakes for 4 to 12 years of age.
Dates: Friday 13 & Thursday 19 July
Times: 12pm and 2pm for 1 hour
Cost: $22.19

Pizza Making Class – The Grounds experienced team will bring the fun teaching your kids how to make their own pizza.  They will learn how to stretch their pizza dough, get creative, make their own pizza and then eat their own creation. Suitable for children between 4 – 12 years of age.
Dates: Thursday 12pm & Wednesday 18 July
Times: 12pm and 2pm for 1 hour
Cost: $22.19

Lego Brick Workshop – The Bricks 4 KIDZ workshop is designed to introduce motorised model building to children in a fun and engaging way.  The kids will engage with specially-created motorised Bricks 4 Kidz models designed by engineers and architects, interact with LEGO games and have plenty of time for creative fun for children aged 5 – 12 years of age.
Date: Wednesday 11 July
Time: 12pm and 2 pm for 1 hour
Cost: $22.19

Gardening Workshop – to celebrate the home entertainment release of Peter Rabbit this June, The Grounds’ in-house horticulturist is teaming up with Peter Rabbit and friends for a school holidays vegetable gardening workshop.  Little ones will get their hands dirty planting a variety of seedlings while learning how to care and nurture their very own little gardens to take home.
Dates: Tuesday 10 & Tuesday 17 July
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $22.19

Introduction to Yoga Class – Kids Yoga is a fun and incredibly beneficial activity children of 4 – 8 years of age.  Meg Hutchison’s Classes comprise of movement with an emphasis on games, partner exercises and short meditations to help them to develop coordination, flexibility and strength as well as still their minds.
Dates: Tuesday 10 & Tuesday 17 July
Time: 10am – 1045am
Cost: $16.91

Shopping Bag decorating – Bring your kids to as The Grounds team teach them how to print / decorate fabric shopping bags with brushes and vegetable fruit stencils.  Suitable for 4 – 12 years of age.
Dates: Monday 9 July & Friday 20 July
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Cost: $24.19

Why not make it a night out at The Grounds and join the festivities on Family Night in the Garden on Saturday 14th July.  The evening kicks off at 5pm with entertainment from your favourite characters, children’s games, face paining and non-stop dancing.  The Garden Bar will be serving dinner for your family, with a menu of classic burgers, fresh juices, smoothies and cocktails for the big kids.  Family ticket $40 for the family (2 adults, 2 children).


Watsons Bay Hotel will keep children entertained this school holidays with an action packed two week calendar that will keep all the kids entertained.  From 12 – 3pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays, the Hotel have $5 kids meals.  Here are some of the great activities on offer in week one, contact our team for the full range of events scheduled for all ages.

Circus Workshop – Monday 9 July – 11am – 12pm for 3-8 years of age – $15
Reptile Show – Tuesday 10 July – 11ma-12pm for 4 – 10 years of age – $15
Superman and Wonder Women Party – Wednesday 11 July – 10.30am – 12pm for 4 – 9 years of age- $15
Mini Chefs Pizza Cooking Class – Thursday 12 July – 10.30am 0 12pm for 4 – 10 years of age – $20

Big Music Holiday Rock Camp 4-day fun filled music program, kids work in small groups with professional musicians learning to play 5 instruments each day – guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. At the end of the week the kids put on an awesome performance with in front of family and friends.  The programs are designed with kids aged from 6 – 17 in mind and catering for all levels of musical experience.  The emphasis of the program is fun and participation in playing and performing popular music with other kids. No musical experience required.
Dates: 2 – 5 July, 9 – 12 July, 16 – 19 July
Location: Crows Nest
Cost: $460 for 4 days

Applause Musical Theatre Workshops for Kids and Teens Building confident, creative kids through performance
Locations: Willoughby, St Ives, Lindfield, Killarney Height
Dates: From 9 – 18 July (2-day workshops) with before care from 9 am available
Cost: $176 – $264
Would your child or teen fancy a bit of royalty these winter holidays? So why not send them to one of Applause Musical Theatre Academy’s two-day (K-2) or three-day (Years 3-6 and Years 6-11) “Royal” holiday workshops? Budding performers will have a right royal old time singing and dancing to songs from fun, popular musicals fit for Kings and Queens. Script-work (from Year 3 and up) and acting games to improve confidence, focus and communication skills are included too. Trust us, after the performance on the last day each performer will leave singing happily ever after! Crowns & Tiaras permitted!

A vacation care program with a difference! Bop till you Drop programs are educational with professional teachers who 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. They will also perform in a concert and receive a certificate on the last day. The concert is an important part to building confidence and their public speaking skills. You will be so proud of their accomplishments.

Dates: From 10 – 18 July (2-day program)
Time: 9am – 3pm
Age Group: 5 – 12 years of age
Locations: Waverly, Gladesville Mosman, Lane Cove, Central Coast and Wollongong
Cost: $75 per day

Bricks 4 Kidz offers awesome, engaging and Super-fun workshops inspired by Star Wars, Superheroes, MineCraft and Ninjas and great Coding with Robotics there’s a fun activities for every child from 5 – 12 years of age with one and two day workshops.
Dates: 2 – 23 July
Locations: Crows Nest, Manly, Miranda, Parramatta, Gordon, Balmain, Randwick, Dubbo, Mudgee, Gosford – contact your Lifestyle Manager for your local location.
Cost: from $90 – $190


Sydney Dance Company – Join the Sydney Dance Company this Winter school holidays for dance workshops that are designed to develop your technique in a range of styles.
Dates: There are classes run from 10 July – 20 July
Time: 1 & 2 day workshops
Ages: 5 – 7 years, 8 & 9 years, 8 & 12 years, 10 & 11 years, 12 & 13 years, 14 – 18 years
Locations: The Wharf, Sydney Dance Company Studios, Bondi Pavilion, 404 Studios, Parramatta
Cost: $30 – $250 for 2 day workshops


Open your child’s creativity with NIDA’s holiday classes. Designed specifically for children and young people, NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment that unlocks creative potential and builds confidence.  NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses for children and young people during the school holidays in a variety of disciplines including creative play, drama, acting on screen, music theatre, singing & acting, public speaking and more

Locations: Chatswood, Canberra, Newcastle, Kensington
Classes for Children: 2 – 5 years (preschool), Grades K-2, Grades 3-6
Classes for Young People: Grades 7 – 10 and Grades 11 – 12
Courses: Stage and Screen, Acting, Drama, Musical Theatre, Costume and Design, Writing, Stand-up Comedy, Filmmaking

Australian Museum Curator for a Day – a full day workshop allowing children to discover the wonders of the museum collections. For one whole day, kids will delve into the museum collections, learn the science of conservation and the art of taxidermy before getting creative with the cultural programming staff who will share stories, games and art activities.

Dates: 10 July and 11 July
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $105 for members and $125 for non members for ages 8-12 years
Photo credit: Abram Powell, Secrets of the Australian Museum, Australia Museum

Planning Ahead for next school holidays


A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla – Experience Canberra’s premier wildlife sanctuary like never before with the ultimate family sleepover. This is the first time ‘glamping’ tent accommodation will be available in Tidbinbilla and Wildfest has created the most amazing  itinerary designed for families packed with day and night activities where you can animals in their natural environment, walk with Park Rangers, enjoy fire side dreamtime stories and camp songs and star gazing just to name a few!

Tinbinbilla Bookings can be made from Friday 28th September through to Saturday 13th October, adults are $295 per night and children are $195 per night.   Email to book your family glamping getaway.

Our Lifestyle Managers have a wide selection of other activities available should you be looking for something else for your child during the holidays.  Do you have a family member, friend or colleague that is not a member, that’s ok, they can become a casual member to get their kids school holidays activities sorted.  Visit our casual membership plans to find the best solution for your social calendar planning.