Local News: Your complete guide to school holiday activities in Mosman (and a few freebies!)

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By PETA GARRETT.

Spring is here, the sun is shining - and it’s school holiday time. So how are you planning to entertain the kids for the next few weeks?

If you’re not going away, there’s a lot happening locally to keep all ages entertained - and to keep things easy for you, we’ve compiled a great list of fun activities (and a few freebies too!)

 
 
  1. Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Workshop

Spinning Ninjas vs Super Heroes is the inspiration behind this two-day workshop run by Bricks 4 Kidz. Day 1 will see kids create their own fantasy world and their favourite superheroes.

On Day 2, workshop participants will build motorised Ninjago models and compete in a Spinjitzu tournament.    

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LEGO WORKSHOP

Date: Thu 4-Fri 5 October

Time: 9.00am-4.00pm

Location: The Barn, 1st Scout Mosman Scout Hall

Age: 5+

Cost: $180

www.bricks4kidz.com.au

2. Art Attack! Birds from Wire and Wool

Inspired by artist Catriona Pollard and her sculptural work using foraged plant material and traditional basketry techniques, students will create their own 3D bird sculptures using flexible wire and colourful wool.

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ART ATTACK

Date: Tue 9 October

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Location: Mosman Art Gallery

Age: 9-13

Cost: $15

www.mosmanartgallery.org.au

3. Botanical Watercolour Mandalas

Class participants will create their own watercolour mandalas from flowers and leaves collected from Mackie Lane Community Garden.

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MANDALAS

Date: Thu 11 October

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Location: Mackie Lane Community Garden

Age: 9-13

Cost: $15

www.mosmanartgallery.org.au

 4. Quirky Birds Art Workshops

Creativity reigns supreme at Quirky Birds’ holiday workshops on painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and textiles. Workshops are designed around those attending.

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QUIRKY BIRDS

Date: October 2-5 and October 8-12

Time: 9.30am-3.00pm

Location: Quirky Birds Arts, Craft and Sewing, Mosman

Age: 6-14

Cost: $95 per day (includes art materials)

www.thequirkybirds.com.au

5. Kids Cooking Classes

Budding master chefs will learn how to cook yummy dishes for the entire family, including scrambled eggs, frittata, empanadas, paella, warm chocolate fondant and more!

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KIDS COOKING

Date: Tue 9 October (ages 10-12) and Thu 10 October (13+)

Time: 10.30am

Location: Sydney Cooking School, Neutral Bay

Cost: $95 per class

www.sydneycookingschool.com.au

 6. Cupcakes and Cake-pops!

The art of making the perfect cupcake or cake-pop will be revealed at these kids’ classes that focus on piping and decorating techniques, how to use silicon moulds and fondant cutters. Little chefs get to take home their creations and receive a certificate of completion.

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CUPCAKE CLASSES

Date: Wed Oct 10 – 1pm or 3pm

Thu Oct 11 – 1pm or 3pm

Location: The Classic Cupcake Co.

Age: 7-15

Cost: $60 per session

www.theccc.com.au

7. Anyone for tennis?

Mosman tennis clubs offer holiday camps for kids who would like to improve their skills and have some outdoor fun. Camps are offered at the following locations:

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PAUL’S TENNIS

Date: Oct 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12

Time: From 9am (morning, half day or full day)

Location: Mosman Lawn Tennis Centre

Age: 5+

Cost: $40 – morning; $55 – half day; $70 – full day

https://mailchi.mp/524659310ef1/mosman-apr18-school-holidays-2866837

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RAWSON PARK

Date: Oct 1-5 or Oct 8-12

Time: 9.30am-3pm

Location: Rawson Park Tennis Centre

Age: 5+

Cost: 4-day camp - $250; 5-day camp - $285

www.rawsontenniscentre.com.au

8. Cricket Appeal

One, two or three-day cricket clinics aim to develop participants’ skills with net sessions, T20 games and coaching headed by Mosman Green Shield coach Ash Doolan.

BBQ lunch and drinks included. Special guest appearances from Big Bash players and State cricketers.

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CRICKET

Date: 2, 3, 4 October and 10, 11, 12 October

Time: 9.00am-3.00pm

Location: Balmoral Oval

Age: 5-14

Cost: From $100

www.cricketappeal.ozappeal.com.au

 9. Balmoral Water Sports

Windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding are all part of the fun on Middle Harbour for kids who attend Balmoral Water Sports Holiday Camps. Catering for kids of all abilities.

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WATER SPORTS

Dates: Oct 2-5 and Oct 8-12

Time: 9.00am-3.00pm

Location: Balmoral Sailing Club

Age: 5-15

Cost: Starts at $175 for 1 day (see website for more details)

www.sailingschool.com.au

10. Code4Fun

One-day coding workshops see participants code their own animated rock band, balloon games, virtual bottle flipping and drone simulation, plus for the pro class, cartoonise using Java language. Catering for beginners, advanced and pros.

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CODING

Date: Oct 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Time: 9.00am-3.00pm

Location: Mosman Art Gallery

Age: Year 2-6 and Year 6-11 (check specific class dates)

Cost: $100 per class

www.code4fun.com.au

Free Holiday Activities at Mosman Library

If you’re looking for some free activities for the kids these holidays, look no further than Mosman Library, offering the following free workshops:

·      Tue October 2 – Magic The Gathering, Money Boxes, Lego Club

·      Thu October 4 – Paper Mosaics, Build A Bot

·      Tue October 9 – Binoculars, Festival of Chocolate

·      Wed October 10 – Illuminated Geometry

·      Thu October 11 – EE-ZY Maze Building Blocks, Robot Riot

 

For more information visit www.events.mosman.nsw.gov.au  

 

 

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