Autumn 2021 Inner West school holiday activities

Term one is past halfway – it’s likely in a few weeks you’ll have tired school kids on your hands with Easter school holidays ahead! Never fear, our list of fun-filled things to do will keep everyone happy, including parents. There are plenty of activities, arts and crafts, and sport programs in and around the Inner West. Read on for Canada Bay Club’s school holiday picks.

Get Creative

Do you have a budding Leonardo da Vinci in your family? Book them into Paper Rock Scissors in Rozelle and let their creative juices flow. Programs are for all ages and there are pros on hand to guide young artists with all the painting, moulding and making their heart desires. Book a morning or afternoon session (9am-12pm/2-5pm), or stay the whole day (9am-5pm). Extended hours are available (8.30am-5.30pm) and you can use your Creative Kids voucher.


Refine your soccer skills

With a long history of football at Canada Bay Club, we love seeing our local soccer teams refining the skills of the younger players. Check out the local teams running coaching clinics before the winter season commences:

Check out the local teams running coaching clinics before the winter season commences:

Leichhardt Saints 

Balmain Tigers

Sydney FC Soccer (Chiswick and Strathfield)

Hit the gym

For the flexible and active school kids in your life, check out Five Dock Leisure Centre’s Bayside Kids School Holiday Program. From rolling on mats to balance beams – and even game fun in the big stadium – these days are action packed for kids aged four to 12. Choose half days (9am to 1pm); full days (9am to 5pm); or extended days (8am to 6pm), with prices starting at $47 per child, per day. This place is a guaranteed boredom buster. (Plus you get to pop down to Canada Bay Club for a coffee while they burn their energy. Win, win!)

Queens Road & William Street, Five Dock, NSW, 2046 (Just down the road from Canada Bay Club!)



Big-screen bonanzas

With huge animated releases like Peter Rabbit, Sherlock Gnomes and A Wrinkle in Time screening these holidays, the toughest decision will not be what size of popcorn to buy, but which flick to watch! Laugh out loud with the kids, sit back and switch off for a couple of hours… it’s the perfect holiday treat for when those lazy days strike. 

Hoyts Cinemas, Broadway, NSW, 2007 

Event Cinemas, Westfield Burwood, NSW, 2135 



Anyone for tennis?

Tucked away behind Hawthorne Parade, this pro-tennis centre offers wonderful holiday training camps. With specialised tennis coaches, skill sessions and aftercare options, this is one holiday activity you can’t miss. The air-conditioned clubhouse provides the perfect sheltered escape if the weather turns nasty and with indoor gaming options like table tennis, lounges and a canteen, there’s always a place for the kids to chill out too. Days are $55 per child/per day, with single day or weekly bookings available.  Camp 1 runs from Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April and Camp 2 from Monday 20 – Friday 24 April.  Discounted rate of $240 for the full week of Camp 2.  Sounds ace!

154A Hawthorne Parade, Haberfield, NSW, 2045



Explore Sydney Olympic Park

From filmmaking to writing workshops, Sydney Olympic Park offers a big range of activities to keep the children amused. Anyone for outdoor circus classes at the Aquatic Centre? Explore the Sydney Olympic park precinct to find an activity for all kids these holidays.


Learn to code

Code Camp is a great way for children to learn the basic skills of coding in a fun environment over three days. There’s a range of courses being held in the Inner West including Annandale Public School, Fort Street Public School, Newington College, PLC Sydney, and Santa Sabina College.


Hone your acting skills

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) has a range of school holiday programs for budding actors. Choose from musical theatre and filmmaking to studying the themes behind classic children’s books like James and the Giant Peach and Billionaire Boy. There’s a range of locations, including Glebe Public School and the Wharf Theatre.


Inner West Council School Holiday Programs

Inner West Council has helped facilitate a range of different school holiday programs. Check out the options from ice skating and Skyzone excursions to movie days. There are lots to keep the kids amused.


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Canada Bay Club in Sydney's Inner West has been a meeting place for the local community for more than 50 years. Since opening in 1966, the culturally diverse club has grown froma small social sports centre to a club with state-of-the-art function rooms, two restaurants, live entertainment, kids' arcade, and health and fitness classes for its 20,000+ members.


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