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December 2016
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Designing Your Future

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - February 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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open to the public 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 3 December 2016 to Sunday 5 February 2017.
Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park, 2127
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Now in its sixth year, Designing Your Future is an educational design collaboration between Sydney Olympic Park and South Western Sydney Institute’s creative students. It celebrates cutting edge design work across the creative disciplines of interior design, interior decoration, fashion, graphic design, photo imaging & photography, screen and digital media, screen printing, visual arts and design fundamentals.   The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the future direction of art and design in Sydney and features works by SWSi’s talented…

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$18

Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures

December 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - February 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street
Sydney, 2000
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The popular interactive exhibition Voyage to the Deep returns to the maritime museum this summer as part of an adventurous, fun-packed school holiday program. The exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and his mythical world. Slip on a dive suit and venture through the world below the waves before hopping down the hatch of HMAS Onslow, a real-life submarine, enjoying a special kids theatre show or learning the science of the sea…

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Gingergirl by Teage Ezard pops up at The Star

December 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am - March 31, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
The Star Cafe Court, The Star Sydney, 80 Pyrmont Road
Pyrmont, 2009
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Award-winning chef Teage Ezard serves up extraordinary Asian hawker-style street food for lunch and dinner seven days a week at his new pop-up restaurant, Gingergirl in The Star Sydney’s Café Court.   The creative and tasty pop-up is inspired by Gingerboy, Ezard’s cult Melbourne restaurant, which is known for its vibrant experimental menu.   The casual dining menu features a range of offbeat Southeast Asian-inspired street food dishes perfect for summer, including cold noodle salad with squid, drunken chicken, sesame,…

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Kids in the Park Summer 2016-17

December 17, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Sydney Olympic Park, 8 Australia Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park, 2127
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GET THE KIDS OFF SCREENS AND INTO KIDS IN THE PARK DAILY DURING THE SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK   With growing community concerns about children's reliance on screen-based entertainment, Sydney Olympic Park's renowned Kids in the Park school holiday activities program is the perfect remedy to get kids off their digital devices for more physical fun this summer!   From FREE Clue Trails, Crack the Code at the Armory and The Amazing Chase bike race, to good-value…

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Brickman Wonders of the World Exhibition

December 20, 2016 - February 5, 2017
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Sydney set to welcome global ‘Wonders of the World’ LEGO® exhibition! Ever dreamed of visiting the Empire State Building, Arc De Triopmhe, the Great Wall of China and other world-famous landmarks? Thanks to Ryan ‘The Brickman” McNaught you can explore a world of epic LEGO® masterpieces, where some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe come together in a world first, fully interactive experience. The global exhibition continues its Australian tour, following a successful unveiling in Brisbane…

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WilderQuest school holiday tour adventures

December 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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During the school holidays, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) run WilderQuest ranger-guided tours for kids to discover the hidden mysteries of our national parks! You can discover the wonderful NSW coastline on a sea creatures treasure hunt, become a waterbug detective, or join an Aboriginal ranger on a bush tucker workshop. There's heaps of exciting adventures for the whole family. The tours are scheduled at various times during December and January and a full list of WilderQuest tours…

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January 2017

Mega Creatures at Hunter Valley Gardens

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 26 @ 10:00 pm
Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd
Pokolbi, 2320
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MEGA BUGS AND DINOSAURS ROAR INTO HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Venture a little deeper into Hunter Valley Gardens these school holidays and you will stumble across a spectacular display of giants that will thrill both parents and children alike! The annual Mega Creatures event showcases some of Australia’s largest animatronic bugs and dinosaurs, getting you up close and personal with an amazing variety of enormous insects and roaring monsters. Mega Creatures will suit even the busiest of holiday…

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School Holidays at the Australian Museum

January 2 @ 9:30 am - January 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 25, 2017,
and Daily until January 2, 2017
Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets
Sydney, 2010
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Meet spiders, bugs and butterflies these school holidays Kids of all ages can get crafty by building a giant spider’s web, feed butterflies in the magical Butterfly Tent or join the AM Bug Club to undertake research in the insect clubhouse! Book online at australianmuseum.net.au

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Free

Little Darlings NIght Owls Kid’s Film Festival

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - January 25 @ 11:00 pm
Darling Quarter, Village Green (North), Darling Quarter 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney, 2000
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Little Darlings Night Owls Kid’s Film Festival has a HOOT of a summer holiday program in store for families and kids, 6 – 25 January at the Village Green Darling Quarter.  The big screen will show 26 of the hottest feature films and 17 shorts, as well as live entertainment and scrumptious eats that kids and their adult friends won’t want to miss.   From 6:30pm the fun begins with a cool kid’s friendly short film presented in partnership with…

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FREE

MOVIES BY THE BOULEVARD 2017 AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - January 26 @ 11:30 pm
Cathy Freeman Park on Olympic Boulevard at Sydney Olympic Park, 8 Australia Avenue Sydney Olympic Park NSW
Sydney, 2127
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SYDNEY'S FREE OUTDOOR FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL MOVIES BY THE BOULEVARD 2017 AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK Among the most popular events on the Sydney Olympic Park summer entertainment calendar, Movies by the Boulevard will return for its sixteenth year of FREE cinema under the stars during January 2017.   Held at the iconic Cathy Freeman Park (opposite ANZ Stadium) on Olympic Boulevard, the 2017 series of FREE Movies by the Boulevard will operate on Wednesday-Sunday evenings from 7-8, 11-15 and 18-22…

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$80

Jamie’s Ministry of Food School Holiday Program

January 10 @ 10:30 am - January 20 @ 2:00 pm
Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Stockland Shopping Centre, shop co5a
Wetherill Park, 2164
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Do you have a budding chef at home who wants to do something fun in the January school holidays? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun activity you can do together? You’re in luck because Jamie’s Ministry of Food now offers a school holiday program. Over 4 days your child will learn to cook Jamie Oliver’s nutritious and delicious recipes. It’s a fun and entertaining way to learn loads of Jamie Oliver hints, tips and ghhhh shortcuts and the cooking skills…

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SIRO-A Dance Spectacular

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - January 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Concourse Concert Hall, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, 2067
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Siro-A Tour launch at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. Siro-A have been billed as "Japan's answer to the Blue Man Group" and their revolutionary mix of visual effects, mime, dance, comedy, music, magic, puppetry and audience participation certainly lives up to that reputation. The six performers interact with technology in remarkable new ways, fusing spectacular 3D video projection, light animation and stunning laser effects with extraordinary choreography, humour, magic and ingenious reinvention of Japan's ancient art of shadow puppetry.

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SIRO-A is a high energy dance, techno and visual spectacular direct from Japan. The award-winning dance troupe have taken the world by storm, attracting millions of views on YouTube following their appearances on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. Now it’s finally Australia’s turn to see them live! SIRO-A will bring their impressive production to Sydney from 10-22 January 2017, in an Australian exclusive at Chatswood’s The Concourse. Their unique combination of energetic dance and ground-breaking video-mapping technology -…

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$240 - $260

Holiday drama workshops

January 16 @ 8:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
St Martin’s Church, Arnold Street
Killara, 2071
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Drama develops confident, creative, resilient young people. These workshops are a great introduction to drama for the longer term or just creative inspiration over the holidays! Workshops include voice and movement skills, improvisation, character development, script work and plenty of fun, with a short performance on the last day. Details: Chatswood or Killara Monday 16 - Friday 20 January 5-8 years from 9:30am-12pm 9-12 years from 1pm-3pm

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$240 - $260

Drama holiday workshops

January 16 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 3:00 pm
Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor Street
Chatswood, 2067
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Drama develops confident, creative, resilient young people. These workshops are a great introduction to drama for the longer term or just creative inspiration over the holidays! Workshops include voice and movement skills, improvisation, character development, script work and plenty of fun, with a short performance on the last day. Details: Chatswood or Killara Monday 16 - Friday 20 January 5-8 years from 9:30am-12pm 9-12 years from 1pm-3pm

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$5

Crafts at Australian Museum

January 16 @ 10:30 am - January 25 @ 3:30 pm
Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets
Sydney, 2010
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Spin out with a giant spider web and decorate your own colourful peacock spider! Inspired by our 'Spiders - Alive and Deadly' exhibition, drop-in and create your own spider to take home or populate our giant spider web! Let your imagination run wild in this gigantic crafts workshop where we hope to be dazzled by coulourful peacock spiders, climbing orb weavers and more!

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$29

Swamp Juice at Monkey Baa

January 17 @ 10:30 am - January 21 @ 12:30 pm
Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street
Sydney, 2000
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This summer imaginations will run wild when Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents Bunk Puppets’ Swamp Juice, opening for the first time in Sydney at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, from January 17th to 21st. Bickering snails, a neurotic snake and an opera singing mouse: welcome to a swamp like no other! Watch as household objects and bits of rubbish are transformed into jaw-dropping shadow puppets right before your eyes, including a mesmerizing 3D shadow puppet finale. Winner of the Total…

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Irish dancing open week

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - January 21 @ 9:15 am
St Michaels Anglican Church hall, 200 Albion st
Surry Hills, 2010
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Been inspired by Riverdance? Or have a child who would love to dance like the yellow Wiggle Emma? Come and try Irish dancing. We are launching our new venue with a free open week from Jan 17-21 for children and Adults. Anyone who enrols during open week for term 1 receives a free gift

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$20 - $50

Gondwana Choirs: Festival of Summer Voices

January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Gondwana Choirs will present the inaugural Festival of Summer Voices from 18-21 January at the University of New South Wales and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The series of five uplifting concerts showcase the extraordinary talents of more than 300 young choristers, conductors and composers aged 10 to 26 years from around Australia and celebrates 20 years of Gondwana National Choirs. Led by Gondwana Choirs Founder and Artistic Director Lyn Williams OAM, the festival also features an exclusive performance by the…

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$90

Code Club – Beginner and Advanced

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Wednesday and Thursday in January, from Jan 11
TinkerTank, Level 1, 29 Rialto Lane
Manly, 2095
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Learn to code! Programming encourages innovative thinking and gives children the confidence that they can be designers and builders.  

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$90

Extreme Engineering Day

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Get your build on! The kids will have a blast in this holiday workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. We’ll investigate the design and structures of towers and bridges to understand what give them the strength to hold up, we’ll create complex machines using Meccano and other common materials and look at the design of amazing boats capable of handling huge loads! The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented…

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Free - $20

January School Holiday Program at Barangaroo Reserve

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Daily until January 20, 2017
Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo Reserve
Sydney, 2000
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Kids will learn about Aboriginal connections to the land and sea with a packed schedule of activities at Barangaroo Reserve during the January 2017 School Holidays. Aboriginal Guides will host workshops at Barangaroo Reserve sharing Aboriginal culture and the Barangaroo Story interpreted through stories, music and hands-on activities. Join in and learn about Aboriginal Connection to Country, the stories of Barangaroo and the significance of Sydney’s newest suburb. Kids will learn about the place during a walk around Barangaroo Reserve,…

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$80

Kids Creative Workshops with Artist Melissa Carey

January 23
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Bondi, Bondi
Sydney,
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Local Sydney artist Melissa Carey’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. She teaches creative workshops and believes in encouraging, nurturing and supporting everyone to bring out their natural creativity. Melissa will be teaching modern craft workshops for kids between 7-12 years. Half or full-day sessions available in Bondi, Sydney. All materials and instructions with qualified artist included. The workshop will have two craft projects available, where the kids are able to follow instructions to make the modern craft using…

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$20

Groove Junior: Kids Holiday Hip Hop Workshop

January 23
107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street
Sydney, 2016
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Sit back while you give your kids to someone else for the day. Groove Therapy is throwing an all-encompassing day of break dance and hip hop workshops for kids aged 8-13 on Monday Jan 23rd at 107 Projects in Redfern. Groove Therapy’s classes are an extra curricular activity that involves physical movement, teamwork, creativity, expression and problem-solving through (clean) hip hop and break dancing. We bring you a local community vibe and a safe space for kids to develop physically,…

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$90

Minecraft Camp

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Monday in January, from Jan 9
TinkerTank, Level 1, 29 Rialto Lane
Manly, 2095
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This is a safe and fun learning environment for young Minecrafters to explore their creativity and learn problem solving skills. Collaborate with friends and build a whole new craftverse!

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$45

Lego Robotics 1

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An interactive hands-on workshop with a difference! Be among the first to learn how to program our brand new Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to do your bidding. In this exciting program learn how to teach a robot to do what you wish using motors, sensors and more! These robots use different software to the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots used in our previous holiday programs. This course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

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$180

Centennial Parklands’ Sports Camp

January 23 @ 9:00 am - January 25 @ 4:00 pm
E.S. Marks Athletics Field, Boronia St & Anzac Parade
Kensington, 2033
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Book now for our school holiday Multi-Sport Camp! Centennial Parklands offers a unique Multi-Sport Camp for children aged 6 to 13 years. Our Multi-Sport Camp will give children the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sports, including athletics track and field activities, utilise the Parklands fantastic sporting facilities and most importantly keep active and have fun!

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$45

YOUR UNIQUE VOICE Singing & Songwriting workshop

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Funtime 4 Kidz Menai, Unit 4, 778-786 Old Illawara Rd, Menai
Sydney, 2234
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Do your children love to get creative? Do they have a killer chart topping song they have been working on that they would love a bit of assistance with? Do they just need a boost in confidence & would love to know more about music theory? Join us for our next workshop! Children will learn about: Songwriting techniques Vocal technique Receive & give feedback Music therapy & reflection Music theory Self Esteem Improvisation Sensory activities Drawing & writing skills Creating something…

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$8

Short film viewing

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets
Sydney, 2010
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Join us for a screening of Jilli Rose's animated films Sticky (2014, 20 mins) and Bright Spots (2016, 8 mins) together with a Q&A session with AM scientists who are about to embark on an expedition to Lord Howe Island!

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$8

Short film viewing

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets
Sydney, 2010
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Join us for a screening of Jilli Rose's animated films Sticky (2014, 20 mins) and Bright Spots (2016, 8 mins) together with a Q&A session with AM scientists who are about to embark on an expedition to Lord Howe Island!

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$85

CP Bush Rangers

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 26, 2017
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The greatest alternative to screen time! Led by our experienced team of Bush Rangers, children will enjoy a day of wildlife, bushcrafts, outdoor challenges, games and free play all in the great outdoors of Centennial Parklands. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and to take part in problem solving and cooperative challenges. This program is a firm holiday favourite and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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