Winter is here. The ugg boots are out, frost is nipping the lawns, and the slowcooker is working over time. The Winter school holidays are on the horizon, and we’re super excited to share that there are some wonderful holiday camps available to excite your kids.

Restrictions have, of course, meant that many events typically on offer each holiday are not able to go ahead this July, but we’re stoked to see that a few local venues/businesses have got their awesome holiday camps up and running again. Let’s support these awesome businesses, because by golly, they’ve been doing it tough.

Have fun adventuring!

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Central Coast School Holiday Camps

The Outlook Riding Academy School Holiday Camps

Image ©The Outlook Riding Academy

If you’ve got kids who are passionate about horses and riding, these awesome school holiday camps at The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal promise to provide a rich and unforgettable learning experience.

The full day camps offer equine-enthusiasts a heap of fun and the chance to experience hands-on horsemanship:
+ Kids will saddle up for two hours of horse riding on the beautiful property.
+ They’ll feed the horses and learn how to care for them – groom them, clean their hooves, rug them and more.
+ Plus, they’ll play games, eat fairy bread, and toast marshmallows on the fire pit!

When: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th July (8.30am – 4.30pm).
Where: The Outlook Riding Academy, Scenic Highway, Terrigal.
Cost: Full day $200.
Age Group: Suited to children aged 5-15 years.  
Contact: Phone Sam on 0427 189 567 or email

NOTE: Lessons are creative, fun and adaptive so they can continue whatever the weather! Morning tea is provided but children are asked to bring along their own substantial lunch as well as gum boots, raincoat, warm coat and a named bag with their items for the day.

Adventure Max Camps at Glenworth Valley

Quad biking family fun at Glenworth Valley
Quadbiking at Glenworth Valley. Image ©Playing in Puddles.

If a spot of adventure is what your kids are looking for during the holiday break, then Glenworth Valley’s Adventure Max full-day camps are guaranteed to tick the boxes!

Kids will kick off the day with a 2-hour horse ride, or children 12 and above can opt for a 1.5 hour quad bike ride around the beautiful Aussie bush landscape. Next, they’ll be leaping into 2.5 hours of abseiling before breaking for lunch.

During the afternoon, children will participate in team games as they explore the fascinating Glenworth Valley. They’ll then finish the action packed day off with an adrenaline charged game of laser skirmish!

Or, if a family day of adventure is what you’re after, Glenworth Valley are open everyday of the Winter school holidays with all of their experiences available!

When: Tuesday 7, Thursday 9, Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 July. Arrive at 8.15am and be picked up by 4.15pm.
Where: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures.
Cost: $150 per person (a massive saving of $195 off the usual price if activities booked separately).
Age Group: Suited to children aged 7-16 years. Children must be 12 or above to participate in quad biking activities.

NOTE: Camp places are limited to ensure each child receives individual attention and instruction. Bookings are essential. To make a booking call 4375 1222.

All Sports Days at Kincumber Indoor Sports

Kincumber Indoor Sports’ July holiday program

Looking for fun vacation-care options for your little ones? Kincumber Indoor Sports’ popular All Sports Days are back and are running Tuesdays and Thursdays these July school holidays.

Kids can play a whole heap of games including dodgeball, soccer, ball rush, volleyball and even do rock climbing. They have the option to bring their own lunch or pre-order from a selected menu at the centre cafe. This is a great fun option for energetic kids!

When: 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th July. Parents can drop their children off at 9am and pick them up by 3pm.
Kincumber Indoor Sports, 19 Cochrone St, Kincumber.
Just $30 a day/child.
Age Group:
Kids aged 5-14 years.

Book: Call 4368 3197 to book a place for your child – hurry as spots are limited!

Basketball Camps at Breakers Indoor Sports Stadium

Breakers Indoor Sports Stadium’s July holiday program

Breakers Indoor Sports Stadium in Terrigal have re-opened and are running four awesome basketball skills camps these school holidays! Kids will get to spend hours dribbling, passing and shooting hoops with children of similar ages abilities at these fun and educational camps. Parents are asked to send children with their own basketball, a water bottle and morning/afternoon tea.

*Note: The canteen and vending machines are not currently in operation so children will need to bring their own snacks.

When: 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th July. The morning session is for 7-11 year-olds and runs 9am – 12pm. The afternoon session is for older kids aged 12-17 years and runs 1pm – 4pm. Children can be dropped off 30 minutes prior to session start time but must be collected when the session ends.
Breakers Indoor Sports Stadium, Duffys Road, Terrigal.
$35 per session per participant.
Age Group:
Kids aged 7-17 years.

School Holiday Special Deals

Flip Out, Gosford

Image ©Flip Out, Gosford

Stop the kids bouncing off the walls at home these school holidays and get them down to Flip Out in Gosford! A Central Coast kids’ favourite, this awesome trampoline park has a huge main arena, two Olympic trampolines, a wall runner, a foam pit, an under 10s trampoline zone and dedicated dodgeball area – perfect for burning off all that energy!

Special Deal: Grab a one-hour session and either a pair of grip socks or a Slushie for JUST $18!

*Note: Due to reduced capacity sessions, bookings are essential.

When: Monday 6 – Sunday 19 July 2020.
Where: Flip Out, 10 Hely Street, West Gosford.
Cost: Toddlers (1-2) $7, Young Children (3-4) $10, General Admission $16, Disability Admission $8 – OR grab a one-hour session and either a pair of grip socks or a Slushie for JUST $18!
Age Group: Suited to children of all ages. 
Contact: 02 4323 0162

Playing in Puddles visited – check out our review here!

FootGolf at Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course’s FootGolf Winter Holiday Deal

Kids will love paying a visit to Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course and trying their hand at a game of FootGolf these school holidays! Assemble friends and relatives and make this a fun afternoon of entertainment and competition as everyone attempts to kick a football into nine specially designed holes in as few kicks as possible!

Special Deal: Between Monday and Friday, kids play FREE with a paying adult – now that’s a bargain!

When: Monday 6 – Friday 10 July and Monday 13 – Friday 17 July (3pm onwards).
Where: Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course.
Cost: $11 per adult + ball/cart hire. Kids under 16 play FREE with a paying adult Monday-Friday during the July holidays. Kids $6 on weekends.
Age Group: Suited to children of all ages. 
Contact: 02 4373 1129

Playing in Puddles visited – check out our review here!

92 Outdoor Activities on the Central Coast!
Discover bike paths, bushwalks, rockpools and more here.

Attractions, Zoos, and Museums Open these Holidays!
From animal parks to go-kart tracks and high ropes courses to marine centres: there’s a tonne of fun open these holidays! Plan your holidays here.

Awesome Activities for Kids and Teens!
There are a heap of fantastic local attractions that offer activities for kids and teens every day throughout the holidays. Check out our feature and book in some top school holiday fun! Click here to learn more.

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NSW School Holiday Dates for 2020 and 2021

We know it’s tricky to plan vacations in advance and to get school holiday camps sorted so parents can continue to work. To make it that little bit easier, here are the school holiday dates for NSW public schools in 2020 and 2021.

2020 NSW school holiday dates

  • Winter 2020 school holidays – Monday 6 July 2020 to Friday 17 July 2020.
  • Spring 2020 school holidays – Monday 28 September 2020 to Friday 9 October 2020
  • Summer 2020-2021 school holidays (Eastern division; Central Coast) – Monday 21 December 2020 to Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Summer 2020-2021 school holidays (Western division) – Monday 21 December 2020 to Tuesday 2 February 2021.

2021 NSW school holiday dates

  • Autumn 2021 school holidays – Monday 5 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021
  • Winter 2021 school holidays – Monday  28 June 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021
  • Spring 2021 school holidays – Monday 20 September 2021 to Friday 1 October 2021
  • Summer 2021 school holidays (Eastern division; Central Coast) – Monday 20 December 2021 to Thursday 27 January 2022
  • Summer 2021 school holidays (Western division) – Monday 20 December 2021 to Thursday 3 February 2022