Autumn School Holidays

Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April 2022

Autumn is here and that means the Autumn school holidays are just around the corner! 🌞

School holidays are important for children as they offer a break from the routine and demands of school. They also give families a chance to spend time together doing things they enjoy.

On the flip side, working parents can find school holidays challenging, stressful and expensive!

To help families juggle the conflicting demands during the holiday period, we recently put a shout-out for all the awesome things that can help fill the Autumn holidays throughout the Greater Port Macquarie and surrounding regions.

Be sure to also check out our holiday programs and what’s on for more school holiday inspiration.

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
~ Muhammad Ali

Drawn to Art

It’s all about fun and creativity at Drawn to Art!

📅 Week One

  • Monday 11 April
    Balloon Art
  • Tuesday 12 April
    Rainbow Sunset Art
  • Wednesday 13 April
    Charcol Animal Portraits
  • Thursday 14 April
    Crustacean Art

📅 Week Two

  • Tuesday 19 April
    Sea Characters
  • Wednesday 20 April
    Shark Art

April 2022
School Holiday Classes

10am to 12pm
2pm to 4pm

Shop 4
35 Merrigal Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

$35 per child includes materials and tutoring for 2 hour workshop. Please bring snack, drink and paint shirt. Bookings essential.

Learn more about Drawn to Art.

Goodwin Tennis

Get the kids out and active! 🎾

Goodwin Tennis are running half-day school holiday tennis clinics at West Port Macquarie Tennis Club.

Half-day $99 per child. Suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years.

All welcome, no experience necessary, rackets provided.

Attend individual days or multiple days, bookings essential.

Learn more about Goodwin Tennis.

Tennis Clinic

Monday 11, Tuesday 12 + Wednesday 13 April 2022

1:00pm to 4:00pm

West Port Macquarie
Tennis Club
33 Woods Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444


Get creative with local award-winning artist Gaye Leanne these school holidays!

heARTworX Holiday Guide

Heartworx Art Workshop

Art Workshops

10am to 11:30am

Shop 6
48 Watonga Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

$30 – $40 per child per session.

Workshops are limited to 8 children per session. Bookings are essential. Please email Gaye directly to secure your child’s spot.

Learn more about Heartworx.

Homegrown Organics

Homegrown Organics Holiday Guide

Unique nature-based farm workshops for children and their families.

🌱 Kids in the Garden
Fun exploring the wonders of nature that make our food grow.

🌱 Kids in the Bush
An outdoor adventure that builds resilience and teaches basic bush survival skills.

🌱 Kids under the Stars
A family night around the campfire, cooking damper and jaffles and sleeping in swags.

Workshops are suitable for different ages, with the option for parents to leave children or stay and participate. Bookings essential as places are limited.

Farm Workshops

Half Day
9am to 1pm

Full Day
9am to 4pm

5pm until after breakfast

Upper Rollands Plains

Learn more about Homegrown Organics.

Library Holiday Program

Library Holiday Guide

Looking for FREE and wondrous things for the kids to do during the school holidays? The Library has you covered!

📅 Week One

  • Tuesday 12 April
    Easter Crafts at Laurieton Library
  • Wednesday 13 April
    Easter Crafts at Port Macquarie Library
  • Thursday 14 April
    Easter Crafts at Wauchope Library

📅 Week Two

  • Wednesday 20 April
    Kaleidoscopes & Mandalas at Laurieton Library
  • Thursday 21 April
    Creative Crafting at Port Macquarie Library

April 2022
School Holiday Program

10:00am to 11:00am

Laurieton Library
02 6581 8177

Port Macquarie Library
02 6581 8755

Wauchope Library
02 6581 8162

Settlement City

Easter Stuff A Bear Workshop

Kids have the opportunity to create a teddy bear, decorate an Easter-themed bandana and receive an Easter Egg!

This workshop is for ages 3+ and there are limited spots per day.

Easter Colouring In Wall

For the month of April kids and adults of all ages can get creative and contribute to the Easter Community Colouring In-Wall, across from The Reject Shop.

Let little imaginations soar and creativity come alive!

Free April Activities

Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April 2022
10:00am to 2:00pm

Cnr Park & Bay Streets
Port Macquarie NSW 2444


Get the kids active these holidays with parkour, gymnastics, dance, trampoline and tumble day camps at Springloaded.

  • Variety Day Camp
    Tuesday 19 + Friday 22 April 2022
  • Parkour and Trampoline Day Camp
    Wednesday 20 April 2022
  • Gymnastics Day Camp
    Thursday 21 April 2022

Bonus, you can use your Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers!

Springloaded Camps

All Camps
8:30am to 5:00pm

203 Lake Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Camps are suitable for children aged 7+. Bookings essential.

Sprockets Holiday Club

A focus on fun, participation and having a good time! 🚀

April Holiday Club Dates:
Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2022
Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April 2022

Sprockets Holiday Club

Sprockets Holiday Club activities include team and group games, multi sports, table tennis, jumping castle, daily competitions with prizes, arts and crafts, and much more. All delivered in a safe, inclusive and social environment.

Sprockets April
Holiday Club

Full Day
8:30am to 5:00pm

Half Days
8:30am to 1:00pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Port Macquarie
Indoor Stadium

Full day and half day sessions available for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Half day $25 per child. Full day $40 per child. Bookings essential.

The Seed Creative Workshops

The Seed Autumn Creative Kids program is a fun and creative way for your kids to express themselves through a variety of projects.

The Seed Holiday Guide

The Seed Holiday Program Autumn 2022

Kids will create 3 main projects each day, plus enjoy games, chill time, treats and more! $70 covers all materials. All you need is a drink bottle, morning tea and lunch. Bookings essential.

Learn more about The Seed Creative Workshops.

Creative Kids

9am to 3pm
Shop 3
6 Belah Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Single Day – $70
3 Days – $190
5 Days – $325

Wilderness Activity Centre & Café

Wilderness Activity Centre & Café (Crazy Maze) Vacation Care is an accredited OOSHC service provider, offering a diverse vacation care program during school holidays and pupil free days.

$80 per day includes all food and drinks, plus activities. Bookings essential.

Vacation Care Program

7am to 6pm
Monday to Friday

5 Albert Circuit
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Things To Do

There's also many other things to do on the Mid North Coast of NSW these school holidays, including:

Indoor Activities

Discover all the fun indoor activities available for your family to enjoy on Mid North Coast.

Outdoor Activities

Get the kids outside! Discover numerous outdoor activities and adventures for your whole family to enjoy on Mid North Coast.