Get the kids out of the house these school holidays with fun trips and activities that can take you from one end of the beaches to the other.
To make it easier we’ve compiled a survival guide for parents and kids of all ages to enjoy the best of the Beaches. From places to picnic, play, swim, visit, go biking and more, we think you’ll find plenty on your doorstop to inspire a stay-cay!
Cost: $85 per child daily
Our Vacation Care is packed with fun, featuring unique activities such as nature days, kite flying, laser tag, an excursion to Luna Park, and more!
The program is open to primary school-aged children at three convenient locations across the Northern Beaches - Cromer, Balgowlah (North Harbour), and Manly Vale.
Glen Street Theatre - 360 Allstars performance
Cost: $45 per child
360 Allstars is a contemporary circus. It connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban performance unlike any other.
Boasting a stellar cast of world champion and world record holding artists and athletes, your kids will experience BMX tricks, basketball skills, breakdancing, acrobatics, drumming, and more.
A tonne of fun at our libraries
Cost: from $0 - $15 per child
Our libraries across the Beaches are holding a range of exciting activities that your kids will love!
With clay making, creative writing workshops, robotics fun, and trivia sessions packed with prizes, our libraries really are the place to be.
3D digital animation design class
Cost: $55.90 per child
Spark your creative design thinking and expand your digital literacy in this fun 3D Animation and Design workshop using Block 42.
This 3D design platform that empowers young people to make simple 3D models and animations, the first step towards the world of 3D. Suitable for Ages 9-14.
Warringah Aquatic Centre - one more splash before winter!
Cost: $0 - $6.60 per child (children under 17)
Warringah Aquatic Centre is a great place to enjoy the last of the warm weather these holidays before winter arrives.
Our splash pad, water squirters, slide, tipping buckets, giant inflatables, diving boards, and heated outdoor pool are a recipe for fun. Bring a picnic or use our barbeques to make a day of it!
The Coastal Environment Centre
Cost: $70 per child
The Coastal Environment Centre offers a school holiday program like no other. With a unique theme for each day, kids will learn about our natural environment through a range of fun and interesting activities.
The holiday program is suitable for children aged 6 (who have started school) to 12 years.
Catch the ferry to Currawong beach
Cost: Ferry tickets Adult $14.70, Child $7.35
Currawong on the western head of Pittwater is the perfect destination for a day trip to the beach for a BBQ and swim. The truly unique setting that greets you as you step off the wharf will set the scene for a relaxing visit.
Day visitors to catch a Fantasea ferry from Palm Beach and invited to picnic at the north end of the beach.
Wyatt Avenue Bike Park
Council’s newly built Wyatt Avenue Bike Park caters specifically to kids that are new to mountain biking but want to practice their skills on beginner friendly jumps, tracks, and features. This makes it an ideal location to spend the school holidays!
The bike park also caters to parents with a picnic area, seating, and viewing platform that you can use to watch your kids while they’re having a ball.
Whether they’re just learning the ropes, or the next Tony hawk, kids on the Beaches are spoilt for choice with so many skate parks to ride.
Grab the skateboards, scooters, or bikes and head to your local skate park for a day of fun that won’t cost a cent.
Rockpools (ocean pools)
On a hot day, there’s no better way to cool off than diving into one of the long list of rockpools that we’re so lucky to have on the Beaches.
The rockpools are perfect for kids, allowing them to get away from the waves and providing them with shallow sections where they can find their feet. Many also have toilets and change rooms which is super convenient.
With 15 rockpools to choose from, there’s sure to be one near you.
New North Curl Curl Pumpkin playground
The Northern Beaches has a new garden themed playground at North Curl Curl, nestled among the lush community garden and Council nursery.
The kids will love the giant pumpkin that they can climb inside of as well as the attractive timber play structure. There’s also a seat and picnic table to have lunch at and more than 520 plants to enjoy that were propagated in the Council’s own nursery next door.
There’s something for everyone at the new and improved Jacka Park playground at Freshwater. Children of all ages and abilities can enjoy three separate play structures, a spinning carousel and pod swing.
Little explorers will love the inclusive toddler play area, while bigger kids can enjoy the junior and senior play structures with more adventurous climbing frames and slides.
The Midday Mix
Brighten your weekly grocery shop with live music and children entertainment including face painting, a bubble party and hula hoop workshops at Meriton Square, Dee Why.