School Holidays

Each school holidays City of Ryde hosts a variety of activities and programs to keep our local kids busy.

Activities at the City of Ryde Libraries

For each holiday there is a theme, with lots of activities including crafts, story times and singalongs. Participants must have their own Library Membership Card to book.

See the full 2015 January School Holiday Program.

Activities at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (RALC)


Holiday Intensive Swim Program

Under the new rainbow arches at RALCConsecutive days of ‘Learn to Swim’ lessons rapidly develop skills and confidence in swimmers. Specific skills programs for butterfly and breaststroke development, as well as the unique ‘Take Your Marks’ program (learning racing techniques for starts, turns and finishes) are also available.

For further details go to the Holiday Intensive Program page.

Fun in the pools!

The wave pool and giant slide operate daily throughout the school holidays*, and you might also like to try out our new fun features: the rainbow water arches and tipping buckets. The water temperature at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre is a pleasant 29° all year round and you’ll never have problems with sunburn, sand in your cossie or bluebottles!

(*as gazetted by the NSW Dept of Education and Training for Public Schools)

To find out more about what's on at the RALC during the December/January School Holidays, download the RALC School Holidays flyer (PDF 593 KB).

Guided Walks

Guided Walk: Family Ferry and Ryde Riverwalk
30 November 2014 - A family friendly walk.   

Sports & Exercise

Lift for Life in Marsfield
14 October to 4 December 2014, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30am - An 8 week exercise program for seniors and retirees.

Lift for Life in Meadowbank
20 October - 10 December 2014, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 - 10.30am - An 8 week exercise program for seniors and retirees.

Heartmoves in Ryde
20 October to 8 December 2014, on Mondays from 1.30 - 2.30pm - Gentle exercise program for seniors and retirees.

Ryde Rollercoaster Run
30 November 2014 - Take on the challenge of this gruelling 3.2km run or energising walk…

Page Last Updated: 28 October 2014

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