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December 2016

NYE at Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn

December 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:30 am
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Bring along a picnic and settle in for a laid back New Year's Eve with family and friends at Athol Lawn. Athol Lawn at Bradleys Head is a beautiful part of Sydney Harbour National Park, and an ideal location to see out the year with friends and family. The wide expanse of lawn below Athol Hall at Bradleys Head has prime views of Sydney Harbour. Visit the NSW National Parks website for further information about NYE at Bradleys Head: Athol…

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Free - $29.50

New Year’s Eve 2016 at Barangaroo Reserve

December 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:30 am
Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo Reserve
Sydney, 2000
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Welcome in 2017 with a prime view of the iconic City of Sydney fireworks from Sydney’s sensational harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve, this New Year’s Eve. With sloping lawns and superb views of the sunset and the western face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo Reserve is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic dinner and drinks, followed by the 9pm and midnight fireworks. Bring your picnic rug and settle in on the Walumil and Stargazer lawns and enjoy light…

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Free

NYE Sky Show

December 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am
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Get the family together and celebrate the New Year in style at the NYE Sky Show, Saturday 31 December, Castle Hill Main Street. The NYE Sky Show will feature two spectacular light shows, reminiscent of Freemont Street Las Vegas, accompanied by dazzling light and sound effects as well as snow! Revellers will also be able to enjoy live entertainment, DJ sets, and a live telecast of the 9pm and midnight Sydney fireworks. Main Street Castle Hill has it all this…

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January 2017
$19

Spotlight Prowl

January 4 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Centennial Park, Robertson Road Gates
Centennial Park, 2021
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Centennial Parklands is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures, from brushtail possums, microbats and tawny frogmouths to one of Sydney’s largest colonies of grey headed flying fox. Join our experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down.

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$100

MERMAIDING BY SEA SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP at WYLIE’S BATHS, COOGEE / FULL DAY/$100

January 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wylie’s Baths, Coogee, 4B Neptune St
Coogee, 2034
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As seen on Sydney Weekender Travel Show: http://www.sydneyweekender.com.au/swe-stories/mermaid-school Experience the sparkle and colour of our School Holiday Workshop by the Sea. Set at the glorious ocean pool in Coogee, your child will be transformed into a magical mermaid for the day. She will learn mermaiding in the Ocean and make her own mermaid jewellery & hair. The Workshop incorporates Mermaid Yoga, Mermaiding, Synchronised Mermaiding, Underwater Video and Photography. Includes complimentary “I am a Mermaid” silicon wristband, a Mermaid Certificate and…

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$45

Exploring Science

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Get your science-loving kids out of the house to find out all about light, sound, movement, energy changes, air pressure and more using hands-on science toys and child-friendly experiments. Watch our Fizzics Education science educator sit on a chair of nails, shoot fog rings across the room and other surprising science sights. This course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

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$45

Gross and Gory

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eeeewwww, gross! Join Fizzics Education as we explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, realistic bleeding wounds and more. Not for the faint hearted... but so much fun!

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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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$29

Kids vs Wild (5+ years)

January 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join the Rangers for play and games centered around the need for water for survival. Make your own personal water filter and enjoy some dip netting in the pond to find water bugs. This summer program also includes water play, so be prepared to get wet!

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$30

A Taste Of Bush School

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Centennial Park – Fearnley Grounds, Grand Drive
Centennial Park, 2021
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Join the CP Ranger team for a taster session of our popular Bush School. Climb trees, build cubbies, explore the great outdoors, make mud pies, and discover different bugs. Led by our expert team of Education Rangers, Bush School will inspire love for the natural world through games, bushcraft activities, stories and more.

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$100

MERMAIDING BY SEA SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP at WYLIE’S BATHS, COOGEE / FULL DAY / $100

January 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wylie’s Baths, Coogee, 4B Neptune St
Coogee, 2035
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As seen on Sydney Weekender Travel Show: http://www.sydneyweekender.com.au/swe-stories/mermaid-school Experience the sparkle and colour of our School Holiday Workshop by the Sea. Set at the glorious ocean pool in Coogee, your child will be transformed into a magical mermaid for the day. She will learn mermaiding in the Ocean and make her own mermaid jewellery & hair. The Workshop incorporates Mermaid Yoga, Mermaiding, Synchronised Mermaiding, Underwater Video and Photography. Includes complimentary “I am a Mermaid” silicon wristband, a Mermaid Certificate and…

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$45

Lego Robotics 1

January 13 @ 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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$45

Lego Robotics 2 – Intermediate level

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Have you already attended our Lego Robotics workshop and are looking for more of a challenge? Now it’s time to see what they can really do! This session looks deeper into how the sensors work and how to use logic based programming. Participants must have attended the Lego Robotics 1 class and be able to read and use mathematics sufficiently at a minimum Year 3 level to get the most out of this workshop. The workshop is built around a…

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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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$90

Minecraft Camp

January 16 @ 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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$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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$57

Kids Coding Holiday Program

January 16 @ 9:00 am - January 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Daily until January 16, 2017
EJ Ward Community Centre Paddington, 189 Underwood street Paddington
Sydney, 2021
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Kitticode programs are focused for each individual child. We have at least two facilitators with the kids at all times in groups up to 15. We help them design a project of their own choice, draw it, make it and present it. We have great success with introducing girls to coding. Our program also includes outdoor games to build spatial ability teamwork and concentration. We look forward to your children becoming Kitticoders. Kitticode offers: Scratch two dimensional animations and games Alice…

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$57

Kids Coding Holiday Program

January 16 @ 9:00 am - January 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Daily until January 16, 2017
EJ Ward Community Centre Paddington, 189 Underwood street Paddington
Sydney, 2021
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Kitticode programs are focused for each individual child. We have at least two facilitators with the kids at all times in groups up to 15. We help them design a project of their own choice, draw it, make it and present it. We have great success with introducing girls to coding. Our program also includes outdoor games to build spatial ability teamwork and concentration. We look forward to your children becoming Kitticoders. Kitticode offers: Scratch two dimensional animations and games Alice…

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$30

Kids Big Fish

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centennial Park – Busby Lake, Parkes Drive
Centennial Park, 2021
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Want to gain some valuable hands on fishing skills? Come along to a great family activity coached by “Tony the Fish Whisperer”. You can even try to beat Tony’s World Record catch that was caught right here in the Park!

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$30

A taste of Bush School

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Centennial Park – Fearnley Grounds, Grand Drive
Centennial Park, 2021
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Join the CP Ranger team for a taster session of our popular Bush School. Climb trees, build cubbies, explore the great outdoors, make mud pies, and discover different bugs. Led by our expert team of Education Rangers, Bush School will inspire love for the natural world through games, bushcraft activities, stories and more.

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$29

Kids vs Wild (5+ years)

January 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join the Rangers for play and games centred around the need for water for survival. Make your own personal water filter and enjoy some dip netting in the pond to find water bugs. This summer program also includes water play, so be prepared to get wet!

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$85

CP Bush Rangers

January 18 @ 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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$45

Chemical Concoctions

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All kids love to mix things together for surprise results. Make elephant's toothpaste, milk rainbows, fizzy potions, and more while learning the science behind these reactions. Don't forget to wear old clothes as you will be getting dirty! The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

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$20

Screen Teens!

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 19, 2017
Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd
Marrickville, 2204
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Calling all teen film buffs and aspiring filmmakers! Registration now open for a unique workshop experience combining screenwriting, practical filmmaking advice and short film screenings. This hands-on, two-day workshop will help turn ideas into a compelling screenplay. Register online, bring along a very simple idea and leave with a step-by-step plan for your story and a method to turn your ideas into a short film. Learn about plotting, character development and script structure. Perfect for film buffs and aspiring filmmakers aged 12 to 16. Participants will gain insight into the creative…

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$45

Park Detectives: Forensics Fun

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Crime scene investigation comes to Centennial Park! This forensic science workshop will intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama. Get dressed in your forensic suit and follow the clues using real science: - Fingerprinting and blood typing - Facial reconstruction via computer and real models - Hair and fibre analysis - Fluorescence of oils, plant identification and DNA comparisons - Latent image detection and shoe impression casting - Evidence collection and more! This…

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The Italian Presents.. Mini Pizza Chef Afternoons!

January 19 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 25, 2017
The Italian Willoughby, Shop 5, 183-191 High St, Willoughby NSW
Sydney, 2068
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Due to popular demand Chef Ivano and the Italians are back with Mini Pizza Chef Afternoons at The Italian Willoughby. Lessons will commence in the New Year from Thursday, January 12th at 3:15 - 4:45pm continuing every Thursday onwards. All children aged between 6-12 years are welcome to come along individually or in a group. The cost is $30 per child, which includes a half hour pizza making lesson, under the experienced guidance of Head Chef Ivano, a complimentary drink (glass of…

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$80

Kids Creative Workshops with Artist Melissa Carey

January 20
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 3, 2017
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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$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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