Summer School Holidays

Monday 20 December 2021 to Thursday 27 January 2022

Summer is almost here and that means the summer 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 summer 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

Aussie Kids Adventure Camps

Five days, four nights of tour camp fun in the natural landscape connecting and participating.

Activities may include 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 an amazing experience filled with fabulous stories of adventure.

Learn more about Aussie Kids Adventure Camps.

Farm Stay Adventure
January 10 to 14

Tour Camp
January 17 to 21

Drawn to Art

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

  • Tropical Bird Art Mon 10th
  • Dolpin Art Tue 11th
  • Beachscapes Wed 12th
  • Portrait Drawings Mon 17th
  • Emotive Eye Tue 18th
  • Eco System Art Wed 19th

$33 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.

January 2022
School Holiday Classes

10am to 12pm
2pm to 4pm

Shop 4
35 Merrigal Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

First State Allstars

Tumbling Director from Liberty Allstars, Emma is coming to visit this January! Do not miss your chance to learn from one of the best.

Thursday 6 January

  • Handstands & Cartwheels
    9:00am to 10:30am
  • Walkovers
    10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Learning Handsprings
    1:00pm to 2:30
  • Perfecting Handsprings
    2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Punch Fronts & Step Outs
    4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Twisting
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

Friday 7 January

  • Walkovers
    9:00am to 10:30am
  • Learning Handsprings
    10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Tiny Tumbling (3-6yrs)
    1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Standing Back Tucks
    2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Level 3 Running Tumbling
    4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Layouts
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

Liberty Allstars
Tumbling Workshops

6 + 7 January
1.5 hour Workshops

$30 per workshop

203 Lake Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Only 6 spots available per workshop. Suitable for children aged 7+. Bookings essential.

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

3rd, 4th + 5th January 2022

8:30am to 11:30am

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

$35 – $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.

Jumbos Playland

Burst the boredom bubble and register your child for some extra fun at Jumbos OOSHC these holidays.

Various themed days available from Friday 17 December 2021 to Thursday 27 January 2022, excluding public holidays and weekends.

$80 – $85 per day includes all costs for activities. Bookings essential.

Learn more about Jumbos Playland Indoor Play Centre & OOSH.

Action Packed
Vacation Care

6:30am to 6pm
17 Merrigal Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Kids Crazy Maze

Kids Crazy Maze 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
5 Albert Circuit
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Library Holiday Program

Theme: Uncover and Discover at your library

Library Summer Holiday Guide 2022

School Holiday Program

10:00am to 11:00am

Montem Bike Tours

Perfect time to get the kids out of the house, you can drop them off for a couple of hours to ride and learn new skills with the Montem Team.

  • Nambucca Heads
    Jacks Ridge MTB
    Friday 7th
  • Bonnie Hills
    Jolly Nose MTB
    Friday 14th
  • Bonville
    Cows with Guns MTB
    Friday 21st
  • Kempsey
    Kalateenee MTB
    Friday 28th

January Holidays
Ride For The Kids

9:00am start
$35 per rider

Must have a working mountain bike, helmet and water. Bookings essential.

Settlement City

Settlement City are hosting two FREE creative activities these school holidays.

  • DIY Sidewalk Chalk
    Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th
  • Bricks & Pieces Workshop
    Monday 10th to Friday 14th

Let little imaginations soar and creativity come alive!

Free January Activities

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.

  • Tumbling & Parkour Monday 3rd
  • Variety Tuesday 4th
  • Dance & Gymnastics Wednesday 5th
  • Dance & Gymnastics Monday 10th
  • Parkour & Trampoline Tuesday 11th
  • Variety Wednesday 12th
  • Variety Thursday 13th
  • Tumbling & Parkour Friday 14th

Springloaded Camps

All Camps
8:30am to 5:00pm

203 Lake Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

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

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

Sprockets Holiday Club

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

January Holiday Club Dates:
Tuesday 4th to Friday 28th, excluding public holidays and weekends.

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 January
Holiday Club

Full Day
8:30am to 5pm

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

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

Summer Creative Kids Guide 2022

Summer School Holidays - The Seed Summer Creative Kids

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

E2 Young Engineers Australia

Engineering and Robotics School Holiday Camps in Port Macquarie, Taree and Coffs Harbour.

Suitable for Year 1 to Year 8 students. You can use your Creative Kids Voucher. Bookings essential.

Engineering & Robotics
Holiday Camp

Monday 10th to Friday 14th January 2022
9am to 3pm

Single Day – $110
2 Days – $200

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.