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Things to do this Winter School Holidays 2019 - Sydney & Surrounds

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Published June 27th 2019
Winter school holiday entertainment all sorted
These winter school holidays you will no longer be stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained with the list below featuring Top Winter School Holidays entertainment including theatre shows, workshops, outdoor activities, festivals, and more.

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical
When: Wednesday, 19 June 2019- 7 July 2019
Where: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
Cost: Tickets range from $59.90-$159.90pp
Details: Roald Dahl's family-friendly story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be coming to Sydney these winter school holidays. The musical show will feature plenty of songs from the 1971 film, laughs, thrills and surprises. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Australia Facebook


2. Luna Park Winterfest
When: Friday, 5-22 July 2019
Where: Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be plenty of fun at this Winterfest with entertainment, carnival festivities, outdoor ice skating rink, Ferris Wheel, food stalls, unlimited amusement ride pass, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Luna Park Sydney Facebook


3. School Holidays Activities at Sydney Olympic Park
When: Saturday, 6-20 July 2019
Where: Various venues across Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Free & ticketed activities- see website.
Details: There will be an array of activities, workshops, games, classes, tours, shows, sport activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Olympic Park Facebook


4. Space Odyssey Tinkertoreum
When: Saturday, 6-21 July 2019
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $8pp, Children: Free & MAAS Member: Free
Details: Tinkertoreium returns to the Powerhouse Museum these school holidays with a mission that will take the little ones to the Moon and beyond! There will be a series of tinkering challenges, workshops, games, activities, demonstrations and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Powerhouse Museum Facebook


5. Junior Adventure Tour
When: Saturday, 6-21 July 2019
Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Circular Quay
Cost: Tickets range from $22-$32pp
Details: This event will allow curious kids to embark on a behind-the-scenes adventure that will reveal the Sydney Opera House's deepest mysteries. Click here for the website.

6. Petting Zoo at Paddy's Markets
When: Sunday, 7 July 2019: 9am-4:30pm
Where: Paddy's Markets, 250-318 Parramatta Rd, Flemington
Cost: Free
Details: A barnful of cuddly critters will be coming to Paddy's Markets these winter school holidays. The cute and cuddly farmyard animals will include ducks, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Paddy's Markets Flemington Facebook


7. Sydney Dance Company Holiday Workshops
When: Monday, 8-19 July 2019
Where: Sydney Dance Company Ultimo Studios, 385 Wattle St, Ultimo, Mount St Benedict College, 449C Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith and Studio A, Old Illawarra Rd, Menai
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be plenty of fun for kids aged between 5-18 years at this workshop. There are beginner lessons for the left-footed, classes dedicated to street styles, contemporary, theatre jazz, ballet and more. The various classes will focus on different elements of dance, rhythm, flexibility, self-expression, spatial awareness and breath. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Dance Company Facebook


8. Eco Art for Kids
When: Monday, 8-18 July 2019: 1pm-3pm
Where: Australian Botanic Garden, The Bowden Centre, Narallen Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: $22 per child
Details: This event is suited for children aged between 5-12 years and will explore the creative side of your little ones with an art workshop. There will be nature-based art games working with a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works. All materials will be supplied. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


9. School Holiday School Camps
When: Monday, 8-19 July 2019
Where: Centennial Parklands, Parklands Sports Centre, Grand Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: From $65 per child, per day.
Details: Keep the kids active and entertained by playing all their favourite ball sports. This school holiday program is designed for children aged from 4-14 years of all levels of ability. All aspects of the game are taught in a fun environment. The camp program will be broken down into groups based on standard, age and friendships. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


10. WOW Festival
When: Wednesday, 10-14 July 2019
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula
Cost: Free
Details: There will be non-stop family-friendly entertainment at this Festival with activities, music, performances, shows, acts, theatre, dance, art & craft, film, dance, workshops, comedy, and more. The festival is suitable for kids up to 15 years of age. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Facebook


11. The Ugliest Duckling
When: Thursday, 11-13 July 2019
Where: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$80pp
Details: The classic tale of the Ugliest Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this theatre adaptation. The performance will be suitable for children aged between 5-8 years. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Facebook


12. Mini Stop Motion
When: Friday, 12 July 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Cost: $110 per child, MAAS Member Child: $100 per child, Child with Lunch: $121 per child & MAAS Member Child with Lunch: $111 per child.
Details: This hands-on workshop will be the perfect way to keep your creative little ones entertained as well as learning these school holidays. The workshop will include creating stories and bringing them to life through animation, using storyboard and felt and paper. This workshop is suitable for children 5 years and above. Click here for website.

13. Peppa Pig Playdate
When: Saturday, 13-21 July 2019
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: The kids will love spending a day inside the world of everyone's favourite cartoon oinker these school holidays. There will be interactive activities, sing-a-longs, exploring Peppa's house, rides on Grandpa Pig's train, music room entertainment, meet & greet Peppa, musical shows, adventure zones and more. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from International Convention Centre Sydney - ICC Sydney Facebook


14. Kids Aboriginal Art Program
When: Monday, 15-19 July 2019: 10am and 12:30pm
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden, Learning Centre, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Cost: $20.50 per child.
Details: The little ones will join Aboriginal educators for some fun with hands-on creativity to create their own Aboriginal art using a range of materials as well as learning about the different styles of Aboriginal Art to create their own unique art piece. Suitable for children aged between 7-12 years. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Facebook


15. Roald Dahl's the Twits
When: Tuesday, 16 & 17 July 2019
Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets range from $19-$36pp
Details: This fun adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits will be performed through physical theatre and puppetry. Follow this story of rebellion and justice as gracious Roly-Poly lands alongside Muggle-Wump, a monkey held and punished by Mr and Mrs Twit. This show is suitable for children five years and over. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Riverside Theatres Facebook


16. Disney on Ice Celebrates Mickey and Friends
When: Wednesday, 17-21 July 2019
Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Tickets range from $33-$66pp
Details: The world's famous mouse and his friends will be skating onto an icy stage, bringing out the golden oldies alongside new cartoon kids on the block. Disney on Ice Celebrates Mickey and Friends is set to be an exciting interactive adventure for young film fanatics. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Disney On Ice Facebook
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