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School holidays

The City of Parramatta's Recreation team are the largest provider of free school holiday programs in NSW with over 2000 children taking part in a variety of exciting physical and educational programs and workshops.

School holiday program guidelines

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Please read the guidelines to help you with a smooth registration process.

  • It is important to dress your child in suitable clothing and footwear appropriate for the activities.
  • Each activity requires your child to bring a drink bottle of water, suitable shoes and a hat (if outdoors).
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity start time to register your child(ren).
  • We will not accept enrolments on the day. If your child would like to bring friends, please ensure they are enrolled before the day.
  • Due to popularity all of the activities are likely to have a waitlist. If you cannot make an activity you must cancel via Eventbrite or email the Recreation Team with your order number and activity name at least 24 hours before the day of the activity. 
  • Parents or carers are expected to stay for the duration of the activity.
  • Please do not bring food that contains or has traces of peanuts or eggs as other children may have allergies. 
  • If your child has any special requirements please make this known to the council staff member present on the day prior to the commencement of the activity.
  • Council will communicate cancellations of activities via text message and/or email to the contacts you provide during the booking process.
  • Do not forget to provide us your feedback via our survey that will be sent out to you after the school holidays as your feedback is important to maintaining and improving our program.

Winter 2021 school holiday program

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Our Winter 2021 School Holiday Program schedule will be available soon. Please check this page regularly for updates. 

We aim to make our school holiday programs accessible to children of all abilities. The activities marked with an asterisk(*), are organised by trained facilitators who are able to deliver activities that respond to children with a range of needs. If you have any questions about physical access or inclusion in any of our school holiday activities, please call us on (02) 9806 5343.

Contact us

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If you have any questions you can call our Recreation Team on (02) 9806 5343.

Do you have a hearing or speech impairment?

If you are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service. Choose your access option and ask for 1300 617 058 or 02 9806 5050 to the relay officer.

Do you need an interpreter?

For translation and interpreter services, please call 13 14 50 and ask the interpreter to phone the City of Parramatta on 1300 617 058 or 02 9806 5343.