School Holiday Programs

Vacation care services provide care, including creative indoor and outdoor activities during the school holidays for primary school children.

Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness

Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness conduct sports camps for children aged 6-16 years during school holidays (coinciding with semester breaks). The camps are designed to encourage all children to participate in a variety of sports. Some sports included are AFL, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, cricket, soccer, swimming and water-polo

For information on fees and availability contact:

Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness Office
Phone: 1300 068 922 or (02) 9351 4960
Fax: 02 9351 4962
Address: University Sports & Aquatic Centre, Building G09, University of Sydney NSW 2006
For further information visit the Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness Website.

Please note that fees vary according to the seasonal sports calendar.

NSW Sport and Recreation

NSW Sport and Recreation is a state government department assisting the people of NSW to participate in sports and recreation. The Department’s website has a ‘holiday ideas’ section that lists kids holiday camps, ideas for family getaways as well as day activities for kids and teenagers.

For further information visit the NSW Sport and Recreation Website

Local Schools Vacation Programs

Some schools also conduct vacation care programs. Contact your local schools directly for information and availability. For more information about Vacation Care programs outside the University please contact the Child Care Access Hotline on 1800 670 305.

YMCA School Holiday Camps/Vacation Care programs

The YMCA is a not for profit organization that provides services to all ages, genders, races and religions. The YMCA holds holiday camps and vacation activities at different YMCA centres over Sydney.

Visit the YMCA website for further information on specific holiday camps and vacation activities

Department of Community Services

The DOCS website has a School Holiday Parent Kit, which looks at things such as tackling holiday stress, child safety as well as ideas of activities to keep children active and entertained during the school holidays.

Visit the DOCS website for further details and to view the School Holiday Parent Kit


University of Sydney Museums

The University Museums, including the Macleay Museum, Nicholson Museum and the University Art Gallery, regularly hold children's activities during the school holidays. Visit the Museum Public Events web page to see what is on during the holidays.