Blue Mountains Spring School Holidays Activities Guide 2022

The Blue Mountains Spring School Holidays 2022 are set to be all things bright and colourful, fun and active this year! Students in NSW are on holiday from Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October and we have a big bunch of exciting Spring school holiday activities to enjoy in and around the Blue Mountains.

Blue Mountains Spring School Holidays Activities Guide 2022

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Centennial Glen Stables, Kanimbla Valley – Ride a horse or a pony in the charming Kanimbla Valley.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Penrith – Safe, fun & exciting school holiday activity for ages 3 – 103!
Penrith Regional Gallery – Fun watercolour, collage, and animation workshops for ages 5 – 16.
Fusion Football (BOOKED OUT)- A fun and challenging 3 day skill based football program.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lawson Bullyproof Program – Start your FREE 10 day trial these school holidays.
MYST Holiday Skate Workshop & Competition – FREE skateboarding workshop and competition for youth aged 12 – 24 years!
Leura Village Fair – A local fair in the heart of Leura these Spring school holidays.
Pick Your Own Sunflowers In Kurmond – Brighten up your school holidays with the happiest flowers on Earth.
Visit a Blue Mountains Spring Garden – Destress during the holidays among Spring flowers and nature.
Holy Trinity Fair, Wentworth Falls – Fam`ily fun fair with petting zoo, LEGO, stalls, books, coffee, sausage sizzle and more!
Choctoberfest, Penrith -Fun, faith & friends, with big, messy games & amazing creative workshops!
Free Cooking Class with Thrive Services, Katoomba – Kids aged 5 – 12 will learn how to make their own morning tea and lunch.
MOCS Family Fun Morning, Bullburra – Art, craft, outdoor games & cultural activities.
Belong Blue Mountains LEGO Robotics and Stopmotion workshops with Build-a-Mind, Blaxland & Katoomba.
Blue Mountains Library School Holiday Workshops – Art & craft workshops at the library this Spring.
Blue Mountains Leisure Centre September School Holiday Activities – Futsal, bubble soccer, trampolining, swimming and more!
Wascoe Siding, Blaxland – Enjoy riding miniature trains these Spring school holidays.

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Centennial Glen Stables

RIDE THE OPEN PADDOCK, BUSHLAND & MOUNTAINSIDE TRAILS OF THE KANIMBLA VALLEY

We ride in the Centennial Glen area of Kanimbla Valley. Fantastic views of Blue Mountains escarpments. Ride open paddock, bushland and mountainside horse trails. We have very quiet horses and friendly guides you will have a great ride. Our riding groups are small, better to enjoy the peace a quiet of the beautiful valley.

First time riders, your safety is our main concern, and experienced riders are also catered for. You will get the chance to have a trot or canter if the guide thinks it safe to do so. All our rides are guided by experienced and friendly guides.

All of our staff have Working with Children checks. For your safety, all our senior guides are accredited by Horse Safety Australia. Our stables and site have accreditation with Horse Safety Australia. We are a 20-minute drive from Blackheath.

WHEN: Every day, except Wednesdays.
WHERE:
 Ride in the Centennial Glen area of the beautiful Kanimbla Valley, just a 20-minute drive from Blackheath. View map.
SUITED FOR: 
Horse riding 6 years + and pony rides 2 years +
All rides are a minimum of two riders. Single riders may join another group. Maximum rider weight 100kgs.
COST:  
Bushland and Farm Horse riding: Per Person – 1 hour $80;
1.5 hours $120; 2 hours $150;
All day Horsemanship Experience $240.
Pony or lead rides: 30 min lead ride $60.
Sunset Rides: 1.5 hrs: $140 per rider.
HOW TO BOOK: Online. Or for more information contact Jim Commens on 0417273438centennialglen@westnet.com.au
WEBSITE: 
https://www.centennialglenstables.com/
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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iFLY Indoor Skydiving

SAFE FOR KIDS, EXCITING FOR TEENS, THRILLING FOR ADULTS!

iFLY indoor skydiving penrith little girl enjoying her spring school holidays

Well, there’s more than 1 way to fly and we have just the experience for you! Spread your wings and soar through the air as you take flight with INDOOR SKYDIVING!

Safe, fun and accessible for ages 3+, with no maximum age limit (even Grandma and Grandpa can fly!). Indoor skydiving is an awesome activity that the whole family can do. For a truly memorable birthday or special event, iFLY Kids Party Packages are also available!

WHEN: Mon – Fri 9am – 8.30pm, Sat 8am – 8.30pm, Sun 8am – 7.30pm
WHERE: Panthers Penrith Rugby Leagues Club Precinct 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750. View map.
SUITED FOR: Anyone aged 3+
COST: From $88 for group packages. Birthday party and sport taster sessions are also available. See website for details.
HOW TO BOOK: Online, ph: 1300 435 966, e: info.pen@ifly.com.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, iFLY Sydney West Instagram, iFLY Oz Instagram

Penrith Regional Gallery

ART WORKSHOPS FOR 5 – 16 YEARS

collaborative drawing at Penrith Regional Gallery Blue Mountains Spring School Holidays Activities Guide 2022

GET CREATIVE THESE HOLIDAYS AT
PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

Let your kids and teens get creative at the Gallery these School Holidays with a range of fun watercolour, collage, and animation workshops.

Visit our current exhibitions before getting stuck into your own art project exploring poster-making, watercolour on fabric or stop-motion animation.


WHEN: 28 September – 7 October 2022
WHERE: Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest, 86 River Road, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750. View Map.
SUITED FOR: Ages 5 – 16 years
COST: $35 per workshop. Parents NSW Vouchers accepted
HOW TO BOOK: Book via the Gallery’s website here or call (02) 4735 1100
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: FacebookInstagram, #penrithregionalgallery

Fusion Football

3 DAYS OF FUN FILLED SOCCER ACTIVITIES SUITABLE FOR ALL ABILITIES

fusion football training program for the penrith and blue mountains spring school holidays 2022

In this 3 day holiday program, professional qualified coaches with WWCC will engage the kids in fun, challenging, game and skill based football activities that will help develop and strengthen the fundamentals of Football.

All of the activities are designed to get your child thinking, moving, creating options, developing core strength and coordination all in a team environment.

WHEN: Monday 26 September – Wednesday 28 September 2022,
9 AM – 12 PM
WHERE:
 Penrith Christian School, 1 Simeon Rd, Orchard Hills NSW 2748 (View map).
SUITED FOR:
 Under 6s – Under 13s
COST:
 $150 for all three days, which includes a Fusion Football training t-shirt
HOW TO BOOK:
 Book online. Register here.
For enquiries, contact Mario on 
0450 227 508info@fusionfootball.com.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lawson
Bullyproof Program

START YOUR 10 DAY FREE TRIAL THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Gracie Bullyproof Lawson ju-jitsu school holidays program for kids

Gracie Bullyproof is a confidence and character development program for children (ages 5-12). This program is broken up into three groups based on age and skill level (Little Champs, Jr. Grapplers and Black Belt Club) and no experience is necessary to get started.

Your child will learn verbal assertiveness skills as well as non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. We don’t teach the children how to punch or kick instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. Bottom line: we will prepare your child to neutralize bullies without becoming one!

WHEN: During school holidays and school terms Tuesday to Saturday.
WHERE: Unit 5/114-116 Somers St, Lawson, New South Wales 2783Australia. View map.
SUITED FOR: Ages 5 – 12
COST: Find out more here.
HOW TO BOOK: Register for your FREE 10 day trial online. Email Lisa at info@graciejiu-jitsulawson.com.au for more information.
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Instagram

MYST Skate Workshop & Competition

FREE SKATEBOARDING WORKSHOP FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS FOR YOUTH AGED 12 – 24

Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST), with the support of the NSW Government, is hosting a free skateboarding workshop and competition for youth aged 12-24 years.

For those interested in Art, there is a free Mini grip tape art workshop too. There will be free learn to skate sessions held by Concrete Skate Supply as well as a Skate Jam Competition.

There will be lots of great giveaways and prizes to be won.

Skate Schedule: 10 AM (60 mins)
Learn to Skate Workshop 11 AM (60 mins)
Learn to Skate Workshop 12 PM (60 mins)
Free lunch provided
12.30 PM (40 mins)
Skate Jam x Comp for Beginners
1.10 PM (40 mins)
Skate Jam x Comp for Intermediate
1.50 PM (40 mins)
Skate Jam x Comp for BeginnersArt Workshop
12.30 PM (120 mins) Mini grip tape art workshop.

Places are limited to make sure you don’t miss out!

free skate boarding workshop and competition for youth aged 12-24 years. For those interested in Art, there is a free Mini griptape art workshop

WHEN: Thursday 29 September 2022
WHERE: Glenbrook Skate Park. Great Western Highway, Glenbrook NSW 2773. View map.
SUITED FOR: Youth aged 12 – 24
COST: FREE
HOW TO BOOK: Register online. Sign the waiver here.
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook

Leura Village Fair

CHERRY BLOSSOMS, STALLS, PERFORMANCES & FAMILY FUN IN THE HEART OF LEURA

Save the date for the ultimate celebration of spring in lovely Leura. Cherry Blossom season will be in full swing as the Leura Village Fair celebrates its 40th year.

There’ll be old faces and new with over a hundred stall holders offering a treasure trove of art, handicrafts, fair trade goods, vintage wares, herbal health and beauty, fashion, jewellery, gadgets and gizmos, toys, dog couture, cool-climate plants, preserves and fresh produce.

This year the family fun for kids, parents and grandparents is being stepped up with face-painting, cupcake bake-off, and petunia plant-out.

There’ll be prizes for the finest spring finery so come along decked in flowers or dressed up as your Favourite Spring Thing with the grans parading their cutest and quirkiest hats.

Local choirs, musicians and street performers will add to the festivities and invite a sing-along on Sunday at 11 AM.

WHEN: Saturday 8 October 2022, 10 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780, Australia. View map.
SUITED FOR: Everyone
HOW TO BOOK: This is a free community event. Stallholders may book a stall by emailing bookings@leuravillage.com.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Instagram

Pick Your Own Sunflowers In Kurmond

Glenbernie Family Farms is a family friendly flower farm where you can visit and pick sunflowers as well as taking countless photo opportunities at the highly ‘Instagrammable’ destination. 

WHEN: From October 2022 (check their Facebook Page for the exact opening date).
WHERE: 610 Bells Line Of Road, Kurmond NSW 2757 (At the foot of the mountains near Kurrajong). View map.
SUITED FOR: Everyone (if you have an allergy to bee stings you might want to avoid this activity as there are plenty of bees at the sunflower farm).
COST: Entry (made at the gate): Adult (16+) – $10; Child (4-15yrs) – $5;
Children 3 years & under are free.
 The cost is $4 for each flower stem or sunflower stem you pick.
Pay for your sunflowers on the way out.
HOW TO BOOK: Bookings are not required.
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook


Visit A Blue Mountains Spring Garden

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF MOUNT WILSON & MOUNT TOMAH IN SPRING

Gorgeous daffodils at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (Mount Tomah)

Mount Wilson comes to life in Spring with a huge burst of colour. In late Winter / early Spring daffodils are blooming. In September and October you’ll find Weeping Cherries, Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and a variety of other beautiful flowers and plants.

Visitors are attracted to Mount Wilson’s small town charm and enjoy the walks and picnic spots here. The Cathedral of Ferns (view map) is a short but interesting walk. You might enjoy a picnic lunch at one fo the gardens or lunch at Bowen’s Creek Picnic Ground.

Gardens in Mount Wilson region that you may like to visit include The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah (especially beautiful for its daffodil display end of Winter/beginning of Spring), Breenhold Garden (View map). There are many beautiful spots to see at Breenhold Garden, including Laburnun Steps, Pine Tree Avenue & Compass Garden; Bebeah Garden (home of the little red gate); Yengo Sculpture GardensNooroo Garden (which features a world famous wisteria collection), Sefton Cottage; and Windyridge Garden.

More gardens can be found here. While you are in Mount Wilson you may also be interested in visiting Wynne’s Rock LookoutPheasant’s Cave and Du Faurs Rock.

Please keep in mind though that mobile phone reception is patchy or non existent and that there are no shops, petrol stations or medical services in Mount Wilson (the closest are in Mount Victoria and Lithgow). You will also need to take all rubbish with you as the local bins cannot cope with too much rubbish.

WHEN: 
Breenhold’s Spring Hours for Spring 2022: Saturday 3 September – Sunday 31 October, Daily 10 AM to 4 PM.
Nooroo’s Opening Hours for Spring 2022: To celebrate the daffodils, Nooroo will be open early on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September 2022. After that, they will be open every day from Saturday, 10 September 2022 to Sunday, 6 November 2022 from 10 am to 4.30 pm
Windyridge Garden is open everyday from 8am to 4:30pm.
It is best to check the relevant website and Facebook Page before your visit to ensure gardens are open (as they may close in the case of inclement weather).
WHERE: 
Mount Wilson (View map).
SUITED FOR: 
Everyone
COST: 
Most of the gardens have entry fees. Breenhold Garden (in Autumn 2022), for example charged $15 per adult, and $5 for children over 5 years old. The family rate for 2 adults and 3 or more children is $40.00. Please check each Garden’s website for up to date entry fees.


Holy Trinity Fair, Wentworth Falls

Jams, cakes, plants, tools, kids books, crime books, op shop, sausage sizzle, coffee cart PLUS photo and classic car exhibits PLUS petting zoo & LEGO building for the kids!

WHEN: Saturday 24 September 2022 from 9 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: 18 Armstrong St, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782. View map.
SUITED FOR: Everyone
HOW TO BOOK: No bookings are needed, just turn up.
SOCIAL MEDIA: View Event on Facebook


Choctoberfest, Orchard Hills

FUN, FAITH & FRIENDS, WITH A LOT OF MESS & EXCITING WORKSHOPS!

choctoberfest 2022 blue mountains spring school holidays activity and workshops

Choctoberfest is a day full of fun, faith & friends with crazy, messy games, exciting workshops, the famous Chocolate Grab and the unmissable Chocolate Zone! It is for kids in Kindy to Year 6 at school.

You can choose two different workshops! Workshops include acro, art express, circus, chotoberchef, dance, Fizzics Frenzy, LEGO building, drama, drumming, rock star and musical theatre.

WHEN: Friday 30th September 2022, 9 AM –3 PM
WHERE: 1 Simeon Rd, Orchard Hills, NSW 2748. View map.
SUITED FOR: Children from Kindergarten – Year 6
COST: $30 for each child
HOW TO BOOK: Online. Call INChurch on 4736 3000 for any enquiries or email hayley@inchurch.com.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, YouTube

Free Cooking Class with Thrive Services, Katoomba

WHEN: Wednesday 5 October 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: . Thrive Services, 2 Station Street, Katoomba NSW 2780. View map.
SUITED FOR: Children aged 5 – 12 years
COST: FREE
HOW TO BOOK: To book your spot please email: Fiona@thriveservices.com.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Family Fun Morning, Bullburra

WHEN: Thursday 6 October 2022, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Noble Street Park, Bullaburra NSW 2784. View map.
SUITED FOR: Children aged 5 – 12 years
COST: FREE. Morning tea will be provided.
HOW TO BOOK: No bookings needed. Call MOCS on 47586811 for more information. The event will be cancelled if raining.
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Belong Blue Mountains LEGO Robotics & Stopmotion Workshops

FREE STEM WORKSHOPS WITH
BUILD A MIND!

WHEN: Katoomba Stop Motion: Wednesday 28 September 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM;
Blaxland Wednesday 5 October, 2022, Lego Robotics 10 AM – 12 PM & Stop Motion 1 PM – 3 PM.
WHERE: Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre & Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Blaxland. View map Blaxland. View map Katoomba.
SUITED FOR: Children aged 8 years + Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
COST: FREE. Light refreshments will be provided.
HOW TO BOOK: Call 4739 1164 to book.
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Blue Mountains Library School Holiday Workshops

ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AGED 5 TO 18

Blue Mountains City Library is excited to offer workshops for kids during the Spring school holidays! View these exciting activities here on the Library’s website.

WHEN & WHERE: Katoomba, Springwood and Blaxland Libraries
SUITED FOR: 
Students from Kindergarten to 18 years
COST: Free or low cost / $6 per session
HOW TO BOOK:
 Online
CONTACT: bmlibrary@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
WEBSITE
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Blue Mountains Leisure Centre September School Holidays Activities

DAY OF FUN KATOOMBA IS BACK THIS SPRING PLUS MORE FUN THESE HOLIDAYS!

WHEN & WHERE: Between 26 September & 7 October at Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre (View map). Springwood slide will also be operating between 11 AM & 1 PM (Read more).
SUITED FOR: 
Students from Kindergarten to 18 years
COST: Day of Fun at Katoomba
Time: 10am – 2pm
PAY FOR ALL DAY OR PICK AN ACTIVITY
All day cost: $33.40
• Supervised Kids Kingdom Play ($9.70) –
10am-12pm
• Trampolining fun ($14)
12 – 1pm (5-7yrs) / 1-2pm (8-12yrs)
• Bubble soccer ($9.70)
12 – 1pm (8-12yrs) / 1-2pm (5-7yrs)
Entry to Springwood Slide
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: $4.20
HOW TO BOOK: View the full program here. Contact  (02) 4780 5156 for more information and to book.
CONTACT: leisurecentres@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook

Wascoe Siding, Blaxland 

Wascoe Siding Blaxland Spring School Holidays activity 2022
Image credit: Wascoe Siding, Blaxland

Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway, Blaxland, is a Blue Mountains school holiday classic. Riding the miniature trains at Wascoe Siding is a fun and unique family activity in the lower Blue Mountains, suitable for all ages. Learn about steam engines from local miniature railway experts and create wonderful memories at the historic Wascoe Siding Minature Railway.

FIND OUT MORE

WHEN: Sunday 2 October, 2022, from 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM
WHERE: 
15 Grahame Street, Blaxland NSW 2774 (View map).
SUITED FOR: 
All ages
COST: 
Park entry fees: $5 per Adult (17+), $2.50 per Child (Ages 4 to 16),
3 and under are free.
Each train ride is $4 per person, per ride (ages 2 and under free with a paying ticket holder). Tickets are available on the day from the ticket office.
Book a picnic table for $30. Bookings are not required.
All transactions must be paid via EFTPOS/contactless means.
HOW TO BOOK: Bookings are not required. Contact: wascoesiding@gmail.com
WEBSITE:
 infobluemountains.net.au
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook

We hope that you have been inspired by all of the local activities in our Blue Mountains Spring School Holidays Activities Guide for 2022 and that the upcoming school holidays are all things bright and beautiful for you and your family.

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