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Sydney school holiday fun

With around 70 surf beaches, Sydney is the perfect place to learn to surf during a summer holiday at one of its famous beaches. Kids from seven up are catered for and all the basics are covered in each session. You'll learn how to warm-up, paddle, catch waves and stand. Everyone learns about surf safety including information about rips, tides, sandbars and waves.

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School Holidays Dates

 
HolidaysStart DateEnd Date
SpringMonday, 22 September 2014Monday, 06 October 2014
SummerMonday, 22 December 2014Tuesday, 27 January 2015
AutumnMonday, 14 April 2014Friday, 25 April 2014
WinterMonday, 30 June 2014Friday, 11 July 2014

2015 School Holidays Dates
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School Holidays Dates - 2015

HolidaysStart DateEnd Date
AutumnMonday, 6 AprilFriday, 17 April
WinterMonday, 29 JuneMonday, 13 July
SpringMonday, 21 SeptemberMonday, 05 October
SummerThursday, 17 DecemberTBC

Summer holidays

Bondi Beach in Summer

Summer's a great time of the year to enjoy a holiday in Sydney. There are plenty of exciting events, outdoor cinemas, championship sports and warm evenings to wander by Sydney Harbour.

Annual events that are popular with families include Carols in the Domain just before Christmas, New Year's Eve fireworks at Darling Harbour, the Ferrython on the harbour during Australia Day festivities and the excitement of dragon dancers during Chinatown's annual Chinese New Year parade.  Plan ahead and book in for a show, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House, a ghost tour of The Rocks or a special exhibition at a major museum or attraction.

Sydney beaches have all the essential ingredients for a fun day out over summer including great waves and rock pools, alfresco cafes and plenty of shady picnic spots. Don't miss visiting two of the world's most famous beaches, Bondi  and Manly, or find your own patch of sandy paradise from Tamarama to Coogee, Dee Why to Palm Beach. The inner harbour also has some quiet beaches which are family-friendly. Sirius Cove in Mosman, Balmoral Beach, Watsons Bay and Nielsen Park near Vaucluse all have netted ocean baths and shady picnic spots.

If your family prefers to swim in calmer waters, you'll find many Sydney beaches with saltwater pools. Sydney has beachside pools, harourside pools and Olympic pools, all in great locations. Some of the best outdoor ocean pools can be found at Bronte Beach, Queenscliff and Harbord north of Manly.

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