Spring School Holiday Guide for Port Macquarie and the NSW Mid North Coast

Spring School Holidays

Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October 2023

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth awakens to life and colour. 🌼

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

Enjoy the warmer weather and begin to embrace the longer daylight hours these spring school holidays. Let’s get out there with the kids and explore our beautiful region.

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 Spring 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.

Ablaze Kids Day Camp

Ablaze Kids Day Camp is a 3-day holiday camp hosted by Port Anglican Church.

The three mornings consist of playing crazy games, squads, crafts, morning tea, lunch, electives, challenges, morning speakers, small groups and so much more!

Open to all students in Years 3 to 6. $60 – $75 per child for the 3 days. Contact the team at Port Anglican Kids for more information or if you have any questions.

Ablaze Kids Day Camp 2023

2 – 4 October
9am to 3pm

Port Anglican Church
50 Hay Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Anise Art Creative Workshops

Specifically designed for children aged 6 to 17 years, Anise Art school holiday workshops also offer parents the chance to join in if spots are available.

Each workshop costs $50 per person and includes art instruction, a canvas or paper, high-quality art materials, and refreshments. Booking in advance is essential to secure a spot.

School Holiday Workshops

25th Sep to 6th Oct
10am to 12pm
$50 per child

Shop 1
1661 Ocean Drive
Lake Cathie NSW 2443

Aussie Kids Adventure Camps

Stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, river swimming, sports, team building games, creative craft, 4wd tour, endless exploring, nature play and campfire nights.

Your child will have a fantastic experience filled with fabulous stories of adventure.

Learn more about Aussie Kids Adventure Camps.

School Holiday Camps

September 2023
Mid North Coast

Computer Capers

The popular Computer Capers Minecraft Marathon returns these school holidays offering 9 fantastic days of epic Minecraft adventures.

✨ Computer Capers Holiday Guide

Computer Capers Minecraft School Holiday Program

Minecraft Marathon

25th Sep to 6th Oct

9:00am to 3:30pm

Port Macquarie
Indoor Stadium

Sessions are for current (2023) Kinder to Year 10 students. Each day is broken into two 3-hour sessions. Students can enrol for just the morning or afternoon, or stay for the whole day. $30 per session or $50 for the whole day. Students should bring a snack and drink, plus lunch if staying for the whole day. Lunch orders are available from the canteen.

Learn more about Computer Capers.

Drawn to Art

It’s all about fun and creativity at Drawn to Art! These fun 2-hour art workshops are ideal for any child interested in visual arts.

✨ Drawn to Art Holiday Guide

Drawn to Art School Holiday Program

School Holiday Art Classes

3 – 6 October
9:30am – 11:30am

Shop 4
35 Merrigal Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Students will follow step-by-step instructions to create a pre-selected image while interacting with varied mediums and exploring different techniques.

Suitable for primary and high school-aged children, with all skill levels welcome.

$45 per child includes materials and tutoring for a 2-hour workshop. Please bring snacks, a drink and a paint shirt. Bookings are essential.

Learn more about Drawn to Art.

Goodwin Tennis

Get the kids out and active! 🎾 Goodwin Tennis runs half-day school holiday tennis clinics at West Port Macquarie Tennis Club.

All welcome, no experience necessary, rackets provided. Attend individual days or multiple days, bookings are essential.

Learn more about Goodwin Tennis.

Tennis Clinics

25 – 28 September
4 – 6 October

9:30am to 12:30pm

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

Heartworx

Get creative with local award-winning artist Gaye Leanne during these school holidays! heARTworX holiday workshops give children a range of mediums to explore and create.

heARTworX Holiday Guide

Heartworx School Holiday Program Spring 2023

Art Workshops

26th Sep to 5th Oct
10am – 12pm

Shop 6
48 Watonga Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

$45 – $65 per child per session.

Workshops are limited to 8 children per session. Bookings are essential.

Learn more about heARTworX.

Home at Roto House

Plenty of fun activities keep the kids entertained at Home at Roto House these school holidays.

Home at Roto House Holiday Guide

Home at Roto House School Holiday Events

Spring School Holiday Events

25th Sep to 6th Oct

Roto House
2 Roto Place
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Round & Round is set on the lush lawns of the historical Roto House and beside Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

With plenty of wide open space, easy parking, picnic rugs, tables and seating for everyone, it’s a lovely place to relax in nature with the kids.

Into the Wild Adventures

Day Adventures

  • Mountain Bike Riding Taree
  • Coastal Adventures Forster
  • Exploration Day (Climbing Big Nellie)
  • Survival Games Taree
  • Coastal Adventures Port Macquarie
  • Coastal Day Port Macquarie
  • Abseiling Pacific Palms
  • Lake and Boating Day
  • 2 Night Retreat Middle Brother Mountain

Spring 2023 School Holiday Wellness Adventures

25 Sep – 5 Oct

Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day

Get wild these school holidays and experience a day in the life of a Zoo Keeper!

Thursday 28th September
Friday 6th October

A fun-filled day offering your child the chance to get involved and behind the scenes at Billabong Zoo, and the day-to-day task of being a zoo keeper.

Junior Zoo Keeper

Time: 9am to 3pm
Ages: 8-12 years of age
Cost: $180 per person

Little Picassos

Bring your Little Picassos in for 2 hours of fun and creativity! 🎨

Mystical Mermaid
Decked Out Workshop
Galaxy

Recommended ages 7+. Parents NSW vouchers accepted. Bookings are essential.

Little Picassos

26 Sep – 5 Oct
$39 – $79

Pinot & Picasso
Shop 6
23-41 Short Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

PCYC Kempsey Holiday Activities

PCYC Kempsey runs various safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school-aged youth. Structured programs have a selection of sports and creative-based activities to ensure something for everyone.

School holiday activities are run by qualified coaches who have a passion for working with young people in a sports and recreation environment.

Ages 6 to 12 years. Participants must be current club members to participate.

School Holidays at PCYC Kempsey

Gymnastics Clinic
25 Sep – 4 Oct
9:30am – 12:30pm

42-44 Bloomfield Street
Kempsey NSW 2440

Settlers Inn

Join the school holiday fun at Settlers Inn.

FREE Family Bingo + Trivia

Bookings are required. Stay for dinner and let the kids enjoy the fun!

FREE School Holiday Activities

Settlers Inn Hotel
101 Hasting River Drive
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

SHOOT Football Holiday Camps

The perfect opportunity to learn new skills and techniques!

SHOOT Football conducts a number of development football camps for junior players and performance camps for more experienced players during the school holidays.

Holiday camps are suitable for players U/7 to U/16 (the age you turn in 2022).

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Spring CAMP 2023

25 – 28 September
9am to 12pm

St Columba Anglican School
3 Iona Avenue
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Springloaded Workshops

Get the kids active over the school holidays at Springloaded! 🤸‍♂️

  • Gymnastics
  • Parkour
  • Trampoline
  • Tumbling
  • Cheerleading

$40 – $50 per person per camp. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Holiday Workshops

25th Sep to
6th Oct

9am – 4pm

203 Lake Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Sprockets Holiday Club

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

Holiday Club Dates:
Monday 3rd to Friday 14th July 2023

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

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
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 are available for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Half-day is $25 per child. Full day $40 per child. Bookings essential.

The Nature School’s Vacation Program

Is your child looking for something outdoors and awesome to do these holidays?

The Nature School’s Vacation Program is for all Primary School Children ages 5-12 years.

Spring Theme: Bush Survival, Bush Cooking and Bush Botanicals

Activities may include campfire cooking and charcoal art, clay sculpting, wood whittling, basic geology, shelter-building, making wind chimes, creating a vessel, water collection and fishing, map-making, compass use, scavenger hunt, bushwalking, pond dipping, and mindfulness.

6 hours of nature play. $88 per child per day. Booking essential.

Spring Vacation Program

27 September to
6 October 2022

9am to 3pm

BUSHLAND
80 Bushland Drive
Sancrox NSW 2446

The Seed Creative Workshops

The Seed Creative Workshops school holiday program is a fun and creative way for kids to express themselves through a variety of projects.

The Seed Holiday Guide

The Seed Creative Workshops School Holidays

Spring
Creative Kids

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

Single Day – $100
3 Days – $275
5 Days – $450

Kids will create 3 main projects each day, plus enjoy games, chill time, treats and more! $100 covers all materials. All you need is a drink bottle, morning tea and lunch. Bookings are essential.

Learn more about The Seed Creative Workshops.

Wauchope Country Club

Looking for some fun school holiday activities for the whole family? Look no further than the Wauchope Country Club!

Wauchope Country Club Holiday Guide

With a range of engaging activities planned for the school holidays, the Country Club has something to offer everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity to bond, laugh, and make memories together.

School Holiday Fun

Wauchope Country Club
24 King Street
Wauchope NSW 2446

Wauchope Country Club Kids Eat Free
Wauchope Country Club Kids Bingo

Wilderness Activity Centre & Café

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

$90 per day includes all food and drinks, plus activities. Bookings are 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.