School holidays can be a stressful time when you've got young kids. Not only do you have to balance extra time at home with work, but you've also got to try and entertain the kids, and find something to get them of the couch. Vacation care can be a great alternative, you get the time you need, while your kids get to have lots of fun taking part in a range of activities. There are quite a few vacation care programs that operate in and around Sydney, so we want your help to find Sydney's best.
There are a range of different options to keep your kids entertained at Camp Blue, and plenty of activities for them to take part in. A selection of what is on offer includes basketball, swimming, soccer, touch football, photography, arts and crafts, drama, dance, magic, circus, rock climbing, and more. Whether you've got a little sports star, or a creative genius, there is something for everyone, and you and your child can tailor the program to suit them. The Camp Blue program is available for kids between 5 and 14 years of age.
If your kids need a bit of zen in their life, then maybe the Well Balanced vacation care is right for them. You'll book in for a day at a time, and your kids will get to take part in sport, yoga, fun activities, and excursions. It is a better option than a day spent at home drinking soft drinks and eating lollies, and who knows, your kids might come back feeling a little bit more relaxed. 5-12 year-olds can participate in the Well Balanced vacation care.
There are also short programs that run for a few hours at places all over Sydney, that will give your kids something to do. Why not take a look at the list of programs at the Sydney Observatory, where your kids can do anything from making planetary cupcakes, to participating in a mini archaeological dig. You can also check out the Australian Museum, or the Museum of Contemporary Art to see what they have on offer. Or why not drop them off with the Manly Surf School and have them hanging ten in no time.
If you know a great school holiday activity that gives you back some time, and lets the kids have a ball, make sure you tell us all about it. We want to know what options Sydney has to make school holidays even more fun.
My daughter loooovvves dancing so we send her to Dance Zone Productions camps. They are usually held in Surry Hills and cost about $65 a day. She loves it and I don't hear the usual complaining I'm bored so that's the best bit!
These an awesome vacation care in western Sydney regents park.
It is over 850 sqm of fun. It has basketball, soccer, trampolining, pool tables, air hockey, table tennis, soccer table, wii, Xbox, plays station, art,craft ,board games, outside play, chickens, and more. they also do great excursions .My kids love it. I can never get them to come home. Go towww.noahslittleark.biz to see more.
My son loves going to Jigsaw OOSH at Lewisham. They have excellent staff and the program is pretty cool. It's a new centre so there is places at the moment for anyone that wan't to send their child to go and have fun
Earth Kids - Partying with Nature run a great outdoor "nature trail bush and beast discovery". On the banks of the Cooks River in Sydney's Inner West, hosted by the fun entomology enthusiast "Dr Livinia-Stone". It's a 2.5 hr session of fresh air, engaging with nature and having a ball.www.partyingwithnature.com.au Facebook.com/partyingwithnature.
Glenaeon Holiday Care in Castlecrag is the best program that we have found. The staff create a fun and safe environment that encourages all the children to 'have a go''. It has given my daughter so much confidence.
The children are encouraged to be in nature and to work together on fun projects. The variety of activities each holidays has always kept my kids busy and interested and they never want to come home. They love the beautiful art and craft that is offered and there are always adventurous excursions such as kayaking, paddle boarding and bush skills challenges.