Winter School Holidays – Our guide to keeping the kids entertained

25 June 2020

With school holidays just over a week away and following a turbulent term for the kids and an even busier time for parents we thought we would put together some fun entertainment ideas for the whole family – while maintaining our 1.5metre distance of course.

The official advice on indoor and outdoor gatherings can be found here.


Advice from Northern Beaches Council: Council is taking measured precautions to keep our staff and community safe. Playgrounds are open. Please exercise 1.5m social distancing, and wash hands regularly. Gatherings of more than 10 people are currently not permitted, however please see the link above for current advice.

Top Northern Beaches playgrounds to visit this Winter  As restrictions ease, keep your little ones active and entertained with these top playgrounds across the Northern Beaches, with play experiences to suit all children.

Belrose Inclusive playgrounds  Five neighbourhood play spaces in Belrose have been transformed into one big, vibrant and inclusive sensory play network that all children can enjoy.

School holiday camps and courses

If u Like Art Brookvale – school holiday art workshops

Kids Upfront Drama Academy – held at Stella Maris, Manly

Tinker Tank – robotics, coding, 3D printing, animation, video production and more

Kids on the Coast – the Coastal Environment Centre in North Narrabeen offers a fun-filled, action-packed school holiday program. A great opportunity for children to learn about our environment with unique themed activities such as survival workshops.

Sports camps

Super Kids Sports – multi-sport camps held at Keirle Park Tennis Centre

Manly Learn to Surf   – learn to surf for all levels and ages, all year round!

Tennis camp at Keirle Park – Our tennis and multi sport holiday camps for kids run every school holidays and are amongst the most popular on the Northern Beaches. For children 5-12 years.

Swim program – Andrew Boy Charlton, Manly

Swim program – Warringah Aquatic Centre

Academy of Acrobatics and Gymnastics International  -The program is full of fun, gymnastics, acrobatics, challenging activities and much more!

Aussie Gems Cheerleading & Fitness Academy – a range of activities planned for ages 5+

Local trail walks to cater for the whole family

With so many walks around the local area, from coast to bushland we have selected a few of our favourite below. Also, at this time of year you may just catch a glimpse of the whale migration that happens up our coastline – so keep an eye out!

Allenby Park Trail

Anembo Reserve Walk and Trail

Irrawong Reserve and Waterfall

Long Reef Headland

Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden Walk 

Narrabeen Lagoon Bush Trail Walk

Manly To Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

Palm Beach To Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Warriewood Wetlands

Northern Beaches 36km Coastal walk – update on progress.

We hope this helps with some entertainment ideas these Winter holidays! We are very lucky to live in such a vibrant area with so many natural wonders that can cater for a range of activities and interests.