School Holiday Activities Sydney Summer 2011

December 15th, 2010


Looking for things for the kids to do?  Holiday ideas for the kids in 2011 – updated

  • Lego in the library – 20 December 2010 – 28 January 2011
  • Year of the Rabbit – Children’s Day in the Macleay Museum 30 January 2011
  • Chinese Cultural Dance Workshop – 30 January 2011
  • Children’s Program – Cabinets of Curiosity, S. H Ervin Gallery

Lego in the library 20 December 2010 – 28 January 2011
Come along to the Double Bay and Paddington Libraries to play with lego this summer! A popular activity for children, lego is a great way for children to learn how to interact and share with others.
Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. No bookings are required and no cost is involved.
Double Bay Library, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay AND Paddington Library, Paddington Town Hall, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington.
More information: Woollahra Library & Information Service, 9391 7100.

Chinese Year of the Rabbit – Children’s Day in the Macleay Museum
30 January, 12pm – 4pm
at Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney – FREE
Bring the kids for an afternoon of activities celebrating the Year of the Rabbit – discover rabbits and hares in the scientific collections, hear rabbit stories in Mandarin and English, take part in craft activities and follow the bunny trail through the museum’s collections.
For more information, visit:

Chinese Cultural Dance Workshop
30 January, 10am – 11am (kids) or 11am – 12pm (teens) at CYL Club House – $5/person
Children aged five to thirteen can learn the beautiful art of Chinese dancing in this one hour workshop. There’s also a workshop for teenagers and adults, focusing on the Han style of dance.
For more information and bookings, call: (02) 9267 3166 or email


Kids at the S.H. Ervin Gallery
Thursday 27th January at 11:15am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $33/ $30 national trust Members/ Groups of 10 or more $15 per child
S. H Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
After close examination of the Newcastle Chest in the gallery, budding young curators can create their very own Cabinet of Curiosities. Using collaged images of weird and wonderful oddities from the natural world, our young curators will collect some strange specimens and hone their talent for display.
Further info

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity”, Dorothy Parker

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