Most Sydney kids will be on school holidays in July so line up something different for them that will really expand their horizons. Here are some of the seriously cool workshops, classes and lessons that are going on these holidays:
1. Archery: Kids on target
What: Your kids can finally learn to be like Hawkeye or Katniss with archery lessons. They’ll learn how to shoot safely and accurately through fun games.
When: 30 Jun-11 Jul
Where: Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre
Ages: Little Archers for 7-12 year olds and Target groups for over 12’s
2. Creative Play
What: Bring out the little scientist in your child with this program based on shadows. It features light shows, gaming technology and sculptures for your child to play with. Junior tours are also available for $20.
When: 28 Jun-13 Jul
Where: Sydney Opera House
Ages: All ages welcome
3. Monkey Baa Drama Workshops
What: Start your child’s acting career early by enrolling them in these fun drama workshops.
When: 30 Jun-4 Jul
Where: Darling Quarter’s Monkey Baa Theatre, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney 2000
4. Kids on Deck: Imagine me a Whale!
What: The Maritime Museum is hosting themed craft workshops and this school holiday’s focus is on whales! Kids can make whale mobiles, print on fabric, dress up and play games.
When: 30 Jun-13 Jul
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney 2000
Ages: Primary school children
5. Sparkle Kidz Bake Classes
What: Your kids will soon be little master chefs after learning how to make cupcakes, cookies and other snacks. Best of all, they get to decorate and the take home their creations so adults can enjoy them too!
When: 13 Jan-24 Dec
Where: Sparkle Cupcakery, 132 Foveaux St, Surry Hills 2010
Ages: Primary school age to teenagers
6. ArtBox Workshops
What: Let you child’s creative juices flow as they paint, draw and make sculptures. They also get to bring home their masterpieces.
When: 23 Jun-11 Jul
Where: Art Box Workshops Studio, 35 Barry St, Neutral Bay 2089
Cost: Most are $85.00
7. School of Rap
What: If your child loves music, writing and rhyme then they’ll love this one day introduction to rap. They’ll learn how to write rhymes, speak them and then record them, as well as getting an insight into hip hop culture.
When: 1 Jul
Where: Work-Shop Redfern, 80 George St, Redfern 2016