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 July School Holiday Program.

Activities at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (RALC)


Under the new rainbow arches at RALCHoliday Intensive Swim Program


Consecutive 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)

Sports and Activities

Guided Walk: School Holidays at Darvall Park and Steam Trains
Wednesday 8 July 2015 - Guided walk in Darvall Park and a 30 minute stream train display/ride.

Go4Fun School Holiday Session
Thursday 2 July 2015 - Free fun school holiday workshop for kids.

Go4Fun Feature Sport: AFL session
Thursday 2 July 2015 - Free fun school holiday AFL Session for kids.

Go4Fun School Holiday Session
Thursday 9 July 2015 - Free fun school holiday workshop for kids.

Skate Clinic – Beginner Skate Skills
Tuesday 30 June 2015 - For kids aged 6+ years to get them into skating and learn basic manoeuvres.

Skate Clinic – Intermediate Skate Skills
Tuesday 30 June 2015 - For kids aged 8–14 years who can skate to learn new skills and tricks.

Other School Holiday activities


There are a range of activities being held around Ryde during the school holidays. For a full list, visit our What's on for Kids page.

Page Last Updated: 23 June 2015

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