Things to do with kids these school holidays

Grug on stage at The Joan.

Looking for interesting and fun ways to keep the kids occupied these school holidays? Look no further, because we’ve got you covered. 

The craziness of December and Christmas is a distant memory, but the longest stretch of school holidays (also known as the month of January) is well and truly upon us. The good news is that we’ve come up with a list of the top five things for kids to do in Penrith this month. Consider it your handy guide to surviving the school holidays, and making this a summer to remember forever.

CablesSchool Holiday Wakeboarding Camps (7-11, 14-18 and 21-25 January)

Cables Wake Park is hosting the ultimate school holiday camp for kids aged 10-17yrs. The camps are run by eight-time Australian National Champion and former World Champion, Courtney Angus, and include accommodation or daytime only options. No experience necessary, all equipment provided. Prices starting from $199. Book now.

Sydney Dance Company Workshops 21- 25 January

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre hosts two workshops by the Sydney Dance Company these school holidays. Kids aged 8-11yrs can enjoy a two-day beginners workshop inspired by the four elements; earth, fire, water and air for $175. While kids aged 12-16yrs can take part in an intermediate/advanced workshop focusing on contemporary and lyrical choreography for $175. Ticket prices start at $28.30 per person. Bookings essential.

School Holiday Fun Day at Nepean Aquatic Centre 23 January

Escape the heat of summer and enjoy hours of fun in the water at Nepean Aquatic Centre. The indoor heated pool will transform with a giant inflatable whale and pool toys for the whole family to enjoy. Prices for entry to the Fun Day are $6.50 per person, or $20 for a family of 4.

CopelliaThe Australian Ballet perform Coppelia 11-12 January

A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems. This spectacular interactive production of the Australian Ballet’s Copellia at Penrith Panthers will surprise and delight children aged 3yrs and over. Each performance runs for just under one hour. Bookings essential.

ON YA BIKE with Addvantageous 24 January

Penrith Library’s amazing range of affordable workshops and shows for kids these school holidays include the On Ya Bike workshop; a hands-on workshop for kids aged 12-16yrs old where they learn about the best bike riding trails in the area, along with how to look after their bikes. Everything supplied, no bikes necessary. Tickets $7.00 per person. Bookings Essential on 02) 4732 7891.

Need more? We’ve got plenty of school holiday eventsthings to do, and dining options with children’s play areas.  


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