Waverley Council's School Holiday Program

Waverley Council has a fantastic program filled with free and low cost activities.

Details

Waverley Council provides a range of school holiday activities for children and young people.
Programs are offered at the Waverley Library, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre the Bondi Pavilion and the Waverley Woollahra Art School.  All programs are facilitated by a combination of Waverley Council specialist staff, artists, industry professionals and partner organisations.

A diverse program is offered including sporting clinics, arts and crafts workshops, artist led workshops, dance classes, film, theatre and science and technology programs with the aim of catering for all interests.

Holiday Programs are released each quarter. 
Visit http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/recreation/calendar_of_events/holiday_programs 
for more information and to view the full program.

For holiday enquiries at any time of year contact  - schoolholidays@waverley.nsw.gov.au

 

Cheer & Gymnastics (6-8 years) @ MWRC thumbnailCheer & Gymnastics (6-8 years) @ MWRC

07/01/2019 to 07/01/2019 
9am to 12pm
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

For 6 - 8 year olds, improve your flexibility, control and movement strengthening you core while tumbling, dancing and stunting.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre 
Cost: $24

Get your ticket here.

Slip n Slide Storytime (0-2 years) @ Waverley Library  thumbnail Slip n Slide Storytime (0-2 years) @ Waverley Library

07/01/2019 to 07/01/2019 
10am to 10:30am 
Library

Join us for some summer fun with an intimate storytime featuring stories, songs and activities. Suitable for 0 - 2 year olds and their carers.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Slip n Slide Storytime (0-2 years) @ Waverley Library  thumbnail Slip n Slide Storytime (0-2 years) @ Waverley Library

07/01/2019 to 07/01/2019 
10:30am to 11am 
Library

Join us for some summer fun with an intimate storytime featuring stories, songs and activities. Suitable for 0 - 2 year olds and their carers.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Cheer & Gymnastics (9-12 years) @ MWRC  thumbnail Cheer & Gymnastics (9-12 years) @ MWRC

07/01/2019 to 07/01/2019 
1pm to 4pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

For 9 - 12 year olds, improve your flexibility, control and movement strengthening you core while tumbling, dancing and stunting.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre 
Cost: $24

Get your ticket here.

Basketball (9-12 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Basketball (9-12 years) @ MWRC

08/01/2019 to 08/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Advance your basketball skills with coach Lee Cooper. This session will focus on ball-handling, passing, shooting and footwork drills followed by game time. Suitable for 9 - 12 year olds. 

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre 
Cost: $35

Get your tickets here.

Surfin' Summer Storytime (3-5 years) @ Waverley Library  thumbnail Surfin' Summer Storytime (3-5 years) @ Waverley Library

08/01/2019 to 08/01/2019 
10am to 10:45am 
Library

Surf into the library for an entertaining storytime featuring stories, songs, activites and a special sea animal craft activity. Suitable for 3 - 5 year olds and their carers.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Surfin' Summer Storytime (3-5 years) @ Waverley Library  thumbnail Surfin' Summer Storytime (3-5 years) @ Waverley Library

08/01/2019 to 08/01/2019 
11am to 11:45pm 
Library

Surf into the library for an entertaining storytime featuring stories, songs, activites and a special sea animal craft activity. Suitable for 3 - 5 year old and their carers.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Craft-a-palooza (All Ages) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Craft-a-palooza (All Ages) @ Waverley Library

09/01/2019 to 09/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Library

Exercise your imagination this summer by creating and building a craft masterpiece of your choosing. We provide the pens, the scissors and all the materials you'll need, and you provide the ideas!

Open to the whole family!

Location: Waverley Library
Cost:  Free

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

Netball (7-9 years) @ MWRC  thumbnail Netball (7-9 years) @ MWRC

09/01/2019 to 09/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

New to netball?

Come and learn the fundamentals of this increasingly popular game with coaches for KATch. Develop ball control, footwork, coordination, plus knowledge of the rules for maximum enjoyment.

Location: 10am - 3pm
Coast: $35

Get your tickets here.

Tech Playground: Holiday Special (5-8 years) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Tech Playground: Holiday Special (5-8 years) @ Waverley Library

10/01/2019 to 10/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Library

Learn about coding and robotics to play, invent, design and experiment in new and exciting ways. Introducing technology for kids, this session covers simple electric and playdough circuits, through to Ozobots and Bee-Bots. Suitable for first - time makers, coders and inventors new to the world of makerspaces.

Cricket T20 Blast (5-7 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Cricket T20 Blast (5-7 years) @ MWRC

10/01/2019 to 10/01/2019 
10:30am to 12:30pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Experience T20 Blast courtesy of the Sydney Sixers which is a fantastic new format of Cricket aimed at providing maximum fun and participation! Learn to hit a moving ball, run between the wickets and bowl over 15 metres with a straight arm.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $18


Get your tickets here.

Cricket T20 Blast (5-7 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Cricket T20 Blast (5-7 years) @ MWRC

10/01/2019 to 10/01/2019 
1:30pm to 3:30pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Experience T20 Blast courtesy of the Sydney Sixers which is a fantastic new format of Cricket aimed at providing maximum fun and participation! Learn to hit a moving ball, run between the wickets and bowl over 15 metres with a straight arm.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $18


Get your tickets here.

DIY Handheld Fan (6-9 years) @ Waverley Library thumbnail DIY Handheld Fan (6-9 years) @ Waverley Library

11/01/2019 to 11/01/2019 
10am to 11am
Library

Want to cool down this summer with your very own bespoke fan? Then join us to design, create and build a handheld fan that all your friends will be talking about!

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: $6

Get your ticket here.

Four Sports (6-8years) @ MWRC thumbnail Four Sports (6-8years) @ MWRC

11/01/2019 to 11/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Can't decide what sport to play? Why not come along to our "Four Sports Friday" and play four sports in one session- comprising of Soccer, Basketball, T-ball and Oztag.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $35

Get your ticket here.

Family Movie Night - The Never Ending Story (All Ages) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Family Movie Night - The Never Ending Story (All Ages) @ Waverley Library

11/01/2019 to 11/01/2019 
6pm to 8pm 
Library

Delight in the classic family film 'The Never Ending Story'! Bring along a cushion or beanbag and enjoy a great movie and free popcorn. Bookings essential.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Saturday stories with Sabrina De Angelo (2-5 years ) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Saturday stories with Sabrina De Angelo (2-5 years ) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

12/01/2019 to 12/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Bondi Pavilion

Sabrina De Angelo is a puppeteer and body poet who has crafted children's theatre, comedy shows and puppetry for audiences all around the world. Join Sabrina for a unique storytelling experience in the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: $10

Get your tickets here.

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Giant bugs & fancy plants (5-11yr olds) thumbnailWaverley Woollahra Art School - Giant bugs & fancy plants (5-11yr olds)

14/01/2019 to 14/01/2019 
9:30am to 12:30pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Draw and paint fantastic creatures and luscious greenery.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School 
Cost: $50

Get your ticket here.This external link will open in a new window

Kick & Fun (9-12 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Kick & Fun (9-12 years) @ MWRC

14/01/2019 to 14/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

GoGo Healthy Kids brings you a day of fun involving large inflatable multi-sports arena and foot-darts. Kids will hone their kicking accuracy and hand eye coordination, and work on speed and agility before putting these skills into practice with games. Skills and drills will be broken up with fun games lilke Dodgeball and obstacle course runs.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $35

Get your ticket here.

Mini Aquarium (9-12 year olds) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Mini Aquarium (9-12 year olds) @ Waverley Library

14/01/2019 to 14/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Library

Would you like to hold the ocean in your own hands? Choose your favourite sea creatures and under the sea plants to create a mini aquarium in a mason jar as a fun activity this summer.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: $6

Get your tickets here.

Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-11 years) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-11 years)

14/01/2019 to 14/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Sydney Dance Company

Cost: $175

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Outer Space and space abstract (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Outer Space and space abstract (5-11yr olds)

14/01/2019 to 14/01/2019 
1pm to 4pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Get lost painting patterns and find yourself in dizzying pop art and silver star galaxies.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

  Waverley Woollahra Art School -   Pottery - Try the pottery wheel (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Pottery - Try the pottery wheel (5-11yr olds)

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
9:30am to 12:30pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Learn how to spin the pottery wheel. Younger and new potters encouraged in hand building techniques.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School

Cost: $50

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

Basketball (6-8 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Basketball (6-8 years) @ MWRC

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Advance your basketball skills with coach Lee Cooper. This session will focus on ball-handling, passing, shooting and footwork drills followed by game time.

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $35

Get your ticket here.

Scratch Junior (5-8 year olds) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Scratch Junior (5-8 year olds) @ Waverley Library

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Library

Join us for a simple introduction to coding using Scratch Jr, where we'll cover the basics of what coding is, computer language and how to create a cool project that you can continue at home.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your ticket here.

Sydney Dance Company -  Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-11 years) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-11 years)

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $175

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

Tech-time Tuesday’s with Tully (9-12 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Tech-time Tuesday’s with Tully (9-12 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
10am to 12pm 
Bondi Pavilion

Join contemporary artist Tully Arnot to create your own mechanical steampunk bird.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery 
Cost: $12

Get your tickets here.

Scratch Junior (5-8 year olds) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Scratch Junior (5-8 year olds) @ Waverley Library

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
11am to 12pm 
Library

Join us for a simple introduction to coding using Scratch Jr, where we'll cover the basics of what coding is, computer language and how to create a cool project that you can continue at home.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your ticket here.

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Pottery wheel extension or hand building (5-15yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Pottery wheel extension or hand building (5-15yr olds)

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
1pm to 4pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Pottery wheel extension for continuing morning students. Hand building fun for all comers.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School 
Cost:  $50

Get your tickets here.This external link will open in a new window

  Flickerkids (5-12 yr olds) @ Bondi Pavilion Theatre thumbnail Flickerkids (5-12 yr olds) @ Bondi Pavilion Theatre

15/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 
2pm to 3:25pm 
Flickerfest

A delightfully entertaining programme of shorts-for-shorties,that will appeal to the kid in everyone!  For more information and how to book visitFlickerfestThis external link will open in a new window

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Big Selfies without your phone (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Big Selfies without your phone (5-11yr olds)

16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019 
9:30am to 12:30pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Map your body to produce your full height portrait in paper, and mixed media.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

Get your ticket here!This external link will open in a new window

Craft-a-palooza (All Ages) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Craft-a-palooza (All Ages) @ Waverley Library

16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Library

Exercise your imagination this summer by creating and building a craft masterpiece of your choosing. We provide the pens, the scissors and all the materials you'll need, and you provide the ideas! Open to the whole family!

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

 

Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary and Lyrical Extended (12-16 years - Intermediate) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary and Lyrical Extended (12-16 years - Intermediate)

16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: $175

 

Wednesday Wool craft with Kirsten Fredericks (8-13 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Wednesday Wool craft with Kirsten Fredericks (8-13 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019 
10am to 12pm 
Bondi Pavilion

Inspired by the enchanted garden, join contemporary crochet artist Kirsten Fredericks to learn the basics of knitting.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery 
Cost: $12

Get your tickets here.

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Create crazy colours thumbnailWaverley Woollahra Art School - Create crazy colours

16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019 
1pm to 4pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Colours like you have never made before. You are the paint chemist. Using unusual materials create colour and texture.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50


Waverley Woollahra Art School - Dreamcatchers (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Dreamcatchers (5-11yr olds)

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
9:30am to 12:30pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Materials provided to work on your ultimate dream catcher.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

Bring your own Bear – Storytime (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Bring your own Bear – Storytime (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Bondi Pavilion

Bring your own bear for a special story time in the Bondi Pavilion Gallery

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

MAKERS: Kids CLAY taster - Session 1 (K-Y3) @ Bondi Pavilion thumbnail MAKERS: Kids CLAY taster - Session 1 (K-Y3) @ Bondi Pavilion

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Bondi Pavilion

Try this fun, creative, tactile activity. Kids can attend on their own or bring a parent/ carer to work with in this taster sessions.

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $5

Get your tickets here.

Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary and Lyrical Extended (12-16 years - intermediate) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Contemporary and Lyrical Extended (12-16 years - intermediate)

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
10am to 4pm 
Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $175

 

MAKERS: Kids CLAY taster - Session 1 (Y3-Y6) @ Bondi Pavilion thumbnail MAKERS: Kids CLAY taster - Session 1 (Y3-Y6) @ Bondi Pavilion

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
11:30am to 12:30pm 
Bondi Pavilion

Try this fun, creative, tactile activity. Kids can attend on their own or bring a parent/ carer to work with in these taster sessions.

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $5

Get your tickets here.

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Cosmic Galaxy Mobiles (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Cosmic Galaxy Mobiles (5-11yr olds)

17/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 
1pm to 4pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Create your own cosmic galaxy that moves in your planetary mobile (5-11yr olds).

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

 

Makey Makey & Scratch Coding: Aliens (9-12 year olds) @ Waverley Library thumbnail Makey Makey & Scratch Coding: Aliens (9-12 year olds) @ Waverley Library

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
9:30am to 12pm 
Library

Design and create a crafty alien from outer space, then plug it into scratch coding software to bring it to life. Recommended for all makers and experienced scratch coders.

Location: Waverley Library
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Sydney Dance Company - Beginner Dance Workshop (5 to 7 years) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Beginner Dance Workshop (5 to 7 years)

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
9:30am to 11am 
Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $30

 

Waverley Woollahra Art School - Pinch Pots and Coils (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Pinch Pots and Coils (5-11yr olds)

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
9:30am to 12:30pm 
Waverley Woollahra Art School

Make some beautiful objects in clay by hand.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

 

Four Sports (9-12 years) @ MWRC thumbnail Four Sports (9-12 years) @ MWRC

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
10am to 3pm 
Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Location: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Cost: $35

Get your tickets here.

Sydney Dance Company - Dance Improvisation (8 to 11 years) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Dance Improvisation (8 to 11 years)

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
11:30am to 1pm Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $30

Waverley Woollahra Art School  - Make a bowl or cup (5-11yr olds) thumbnail Waverley Woollahra Art School - Make a bowl or cup (5-11yr olds)

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 

1pm to 4pmWaverley Woollahra Art School

Designer dishes made by you.

Location: Waverley Woollahra Art School
Cost: $50

 

Sydney Dance Company - Dance Improvisation (12 to 16 years) thumbnail Sydney Dance Company - Dance Improvisation (12 to 16 years)

18/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 
2pm to 3:30pm 
Sydney Dance Company

Location: Bondi Pavilion
Cost: $30

 

Saturday stories with Sabrina De Angelo (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Saturday stories with Sabrina De Angelo (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

19/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Bondi Pavilion

Sabrina D'Angelo is a puppeteer and body poet who has crafted children's theatre, comedy shows and puppetry for audiences all around the world. Join Sabrina for a unique story telling experience in the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: $10

Get your tickets here.

Summeramma  2019 thumbnail Summeramma 2019

20/01/2019 to 20/01/2019 
9am to 1pm 
Summerama

Looking for some summer magic?

Bring your friends and join us for a fun day of free activities and music.

Location: Bronte Park
Cost: Free

 

Tech-time Tuesday’s with Tully (9-12 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Tech-time Tuesday’s with Tully (9-12 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

22/01/2019 to 22/01/2019 
10am to 12pm 
Bondi Pavilion

Join contemporary artist Tully Arnot to create your own mechanical steampunk bird.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: $12

Get your tickets here.

Bring your own Bear – Storytime (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery thumbnail Bring your own Bear – Storytime (2-5 years) @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery

24/01/2019 to 24/01/2019 
10am to 11am 
Bondi Pavilion

Bring your own bear for a special story time in the gallery.

Location: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Cost: Free

Get your tickets here.

Date
27 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Age Group
All Ages
Cost
Various
Details
schoolholidays@waverley.nsw.gov.au