Winter School Holidays Guide Port Macquarie

Winter School Holidays

Monday 3rd to Friday 14th July 2023

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.

During July we can look forward to slowing down the pace a little and embracing the cooler weather. As Sir Ranulph Fiennes says; “there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. So 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 Winter 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

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

10 – 14 July 2023
Horse Riding Camp
Mid North Coast

Computer Capers

The popular Computer Capers Minecraft Marathon returns these school holidays offering 10 fantastic days of epic Minecraft adventures.

✨ Computer Capers Holiday Guide

Computer Capers Minecraft School Holiday Program

Minecraft Marathon

3 – 14 July 2023

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 Winter School Holiday Guide 2023

July 2023
School Holiday Classes

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.

School Holiday Tennis Clinics

3 – 7 July 2023
West Port Macquarie Tennis Club


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 Winter School Holiday Guide 2023

Art Workshops

11  – 20 April 2023

Shop 6
48 Watonga Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

$32 – $80 per child per session.

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

Learn more about heARTworX.

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, jumping castle, daily competitions with prizes, arts and crafts, and much more. All delivered in a safe, inclusive and social environment.

Sprockets July
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 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

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
Wauchope Country Club Kids Cookie Decorating
Wauchope Country Club Kids Disco

Learn more about Wauchope Country Club.

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.

$80 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.