Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West
Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West

There’s a lot happening ONLINE these holidays!

If you’re looking for something to do these holidays why not check out some of the virtual workshops being held by all sorts of organisations. All you need is a computer or tablet and a decent internet connection. Don’t forget to register though, that way you will receive the links to join the workshop via zoom or a similar platform.

Head to our School Holidays page where you can search the calendar or search by age group or activity,  or choose from one of our favourite offerings from the list below.


Jump StART Youth Theatre

These holidays Jump StART are holding their drama and performance workshops online as well as face-to-face. They will bring together students in years K-12 to create and collaborate in a shared space. These workshops are designed to test young actors of all ages and experience levels.

Their online workshops include:

Acting 101 for Years 5-6

Actor’s Intensive for Years 7-9

Audition Technique for Years 10-12

Early Bird discounts are available on all workshops until 12th September.

Leap into Literacy

This online literacy program is designed to help children become engaged in reading and writing through fun creative techniques that aid retention, foster independent learning and promote students’ future success. The online workshops assist kids’ reading confidence and enhance their creative writing abilities.

Leap into Literacy have transformed their highly accredited face-to-face tutoring classes into an online literacy program.  This online course is delivered as an interactive recorded class along with worksheets and other materials through a secure online forum. Personalised written feedback is provided for your child’s submitted work.  Give it a try with a 7 day free trial!

Canterbury-Bankstown library is running CBTV! Many of their children programs and school holiday programs will be run through this medium. You can follow their FB page or subscribe to the feed.

Inner West Council has Their ‘Hello Holidays’ program commencing 22nd September. These workshops are all free and offered online only (so no turning up at the library… thanks COVID.  Offerings include

  • Making Origami bookmarks with basic Origami (8-12 years)
  • Making a bird mask (5-12 years)
  • Creating a curious creature (5-7 years)
  • Making paper crocodiles (5-7 years)
  • A series of  Poetry and Mindfulness Workshops with D.A. Carter (12+ years)
  • Breathing and Singing Techniques with Alicia May (12+ years)
  • Mad machine with Papa Fire – a video workshop (12+ years)

These videos are all on the Inner West library website and can be viewed anytime after 9am on 22 September.

Canada Bay libraries are inviting you to borrow a STEM kit or a Grab & Go Craft Kit from the library for the holidays. They also have a limited number of Paper Circuits kits to make a light up card. Canada Bay Libraries is also offering a couple of online live stream activities.

  • 6 October 11.30am: Creepy Craft in preparation for Halloween. Kits can be collected  from the library on 28 September.
  • 6 October 4pm: Online Pop Culture Trivia for ages 12-18. Impress them with your pop culture knowledge.

Canada Bay Libraries are offering some face-to-face activities also. Check the School Holiday page for all the info.

Burwood Library has a treasure hunt with a difference starting on 28th September. To celebrate Spring, there are fairies, elves, trolls and gnomes hiding around Burwood. Can you find them all? From Monday 28 September you will be able to download clues, maps and fairy finder tips. Fun!

There’s so much more happening these holidays both face-to-face and in the online space, check out our School Holidays page for all the details or signup for our fortnightly newsletter to get the jump on What’s On.