School Holiday Programs

There are a great range of online programs to keep your kids engaged this school holidays. There are FREE and small charged sessions available from some of the great Virtual Excursions Australia content providers.

There is something for everyone

FREE YouTube LIVE events

From backyards to bushland there is a variety of animals living near you. Learn to identify animals from the clues that they leave behind and discover the diversity of animals in your local area. Children will the meet live Stick Insects and a live Green Tree Frog

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Tuesday 21 Sept 2021 at 9.30am:

Tuesday 28 Sept 2021 at 9.30am:

Join the Royal Botanic Gardens on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school holidays from 10 am AEST for a spectacular YouTube Live Stream sessions. In these virtual sessions, kids will work with a Gardens educator to discover Indigenous foods, native bees, gardening at home and more. Make sure to join in on the fun on the day.

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State Library of NSW

State Library of NSW has a great range of programs available for the next school holidays. The Kids at the Library and Storytime series are great programs to keep you entertained and stay connected with the library.

SciFest 2021 videos

If you missed out on SciFest 2021, we have recording from the highlight sessions. Join ANSTO to learn about the Periodic Table. Karen from Australian Environmental Education will explore your Backyard Biodiversity. Fizzics Education and Street Science will bring some great science experiments into your home these school holidays.

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ACMI school holiday animation challenge

Attention young animators. ACMI is challenging you to create a short animation in any style you wish. In creating your animation, you need to refer — in any way you like — to ‘spring’.

Greater Sydney Parklands

Bush School is a nature play program that combines storytelling, nature based activities, and nature games. Bring the park to you with experienced Educators this school holidays. Live sessions online provide fun and educational activities for the whole family to try in your own backyard.

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Fizzics Education

Fizzic Education has 150 Science Experiments online for FREE. Science experiments and project ideas using simple, low cost materials that teach science easily. They also have some online school holiday programs.

Liquid Nitrogen Holiday Show

Monday 20 September at 10:00am AEST

Crazy Cool Chemistry:

Tuesday 28 September at 1.00pm AEST

SciFam Trivia

Test your family’s scientific knowledge in this online trivia event hosted by Fizzics Education and compete against other families across the country. Enjoyable for all generations and kids of all ages.


Are you ready to Go DRAWING MAD This school Holidays! “It’s the most fun your kids can have sitting down without you being there!” Calling all young artists to Toonworld! Join us this holidays and help Tooney and defend the Toonworld!

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Our cartooning journey will be filled with drawing challenges where you will meet fun characters and we will design our own wonderful heroes while defending the lands against the evil Rubbix and his rampaging stickmen army! 

Monday September 27th: 2:00pm to 3:00pm – $20

Friday October 1st: 2:00pm to 3:00pm – $20 or $30 for both sessions

Perfect for Ages 5-10 Invite your Friends!!