2023 NSW public school holiday dates

Autumn: 10 April - 21 April

Winter: 3 July - 14 July

Spring: 25 September - 6 October

Summer: 20 December - 29 January 2423

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Council School Holiday activities

There’s no such thing as "a boring school holidays" on the Northern Beaches! Check out the event calendar (select the school holiday category) to find things to keep the kids entertained during their break!


Vacation Care

Our Vacation Care has it all! We offer Vacation Care at Cromer, Forestville, Manly Vale and a new centre at North Harbour (moved from North Curl Curl).

All day care for children between 5 – 12 years old. Exciting excursions, discos, craft and sports days with a difference. Check out what's coming up.


Kids on the Coast

The Coastal Environment Centre in North Narrabeen offers a fun-filled, action-packed school holiday program. A great opportunity for children to learn about our environment with unique themed activities such as survival workshops, marine science adventures and more. Check out what's on.


Swim Programs

Dive into school holidays with our intensive swimming and stroke correction classes. It’s great for improving your child’s skills and their confidence in the water. Our centres also offer giant inflatable fun during the school holidays. Check out what's coming up at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton and Warringah Aquatic Centre.



Your local library is a great place for kids and young people with fun and educational activities during school holidays, such as author talks, workshops and craft activities. Check out what's coming up.


Glen Street Theatre

Inspire the kids with a trip to the theatre! Glen Street Theatre puts on a number of shows for kids and school groups during the year. Check out what’s coming up.


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Give your child the opportunity to learn about different art forms and mediums with fun and educational art workshops inspired by the exhibitions on display. Sessions run throughout the year, as well as during school holidays. Read more about forthcoming creative learning activities.